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Forum: Australia
Jul 9th 2021, 6:10 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,628
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: Child (age 17) returning for Uni

Hi - your daughter is an oz citizen so shouldn't have to pay any fees upfront - she will be eligible for the HELP (hecs) student loan - that's if she wants it, saves using her own money, won't have...
Forum: Australia
Nov 19th 2020, 1:18 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,953
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: HND in Mechanical Engineering

just agreeing with you old sparkles - a HND will be assessed as an advanced diploma, a level 6 qualification, whereas a graduate certificate is a level 8 qualification. The grad cert is normally...
Forum: Australia
Nov 19th 2020, 1:04 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,179
Posted By joeyballantyne

Thumbs up Re: Considering moving back to Oz

I agree with amazulu - do it - not sure how long since you lived in caloundra but it's changed over the last few years, more suburbs, more people, more traffic - still beautiful one day, perfect the...
Forum: Australia
Mar 24th 2020, 4:16 am
Replies: 4
190
Views: 1,173
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: 190

If you want to work in child protection go straight to the department - here's the link for QLD with their requirements...
Forum: Australia
Aug 8th 2019, 5:42 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,877
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: Fostering in Austraila

I can tell you that organisations and agencies cannot get enough foster carers - I work with the department of child safety and associated agencies - contact these people and they will answer your...
Forum: Australia
Jun 11th 2019, 2:57 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,112
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: Studying (Chemical) Engineering in Australia

It does not really matter which uni might be seen as 'best'. Employers are not dazzled by which uni you go to - unless there is a particular subject(s) they desire. The employers will focus on what...
Forum: Australia
Jun 10th 2019, 4:34 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,112
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: Studying (Chemical) Engineering in Australia

Have a play around with this website, it's an indicator of quality standards for all aussie unis, and will let you compare different facets of unis including employability...
Forum: Australia
Jun 10th 2019, 4:29 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,119
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: How difficult is it to get Specialty Training in Ophthalmology in OZ

Contact these people - they should be able to advise you on exactly what you would need to do https://ranzco.edu/education-and-training
Forum: Australia
Apr 24th 2019, 5:33 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,108
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: University Questions - OZ citizenship but in Canada now

best website for picking jobs and then looking at the related courses is this one:
https://www.gooduniversitiesguide.com.au/careers-guide
Forum: Australia
Apr 24th 2019, 5:32 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,108
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: University Questions - OZ citizenship but in Canada now

If she is keen on anti terrorism etc these are a couple of example grad programs:

https://www.afp.gov.au/careers/graduate-program

https://www.asis.gov.au/Careers/Graduate-Program.html

you're...
Forum: Australia
Apr 24th 2019, 4:43 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,108
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: University Questions - OZ citizenship but in Canada now

hey folks here's some additional info that might help

1. Application Deadlines - it seems applications are due around November of each year. Could she apply much earlier if she finishes high...
Forum: Australia
Feb 4th 2019, 3:58 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,277
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: Engineering

Here's some grad programs - many of the grad employers will start advertising again in Feb/March - be aware that some of them have specific rules regarding residency on oz
...
Forum: Australia
May 28th 2018, 3:25 am
Replies: 20
Views: 5,958
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: Where to live in Queensland

ahhh it's almost a done deal - choose the sunny coast and you can row with these folks About Us – Sunshine Coast Dragon Boat & Outrigger Canoe Club Inc. (http://scdragonboatclub.com.au/about-us) -...
Forum: Australia
May 28th 2018, 3:12 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,772
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: Brisbane

agree with freebo - 'rush' hour starts early - so starting at 7.30am might get you bang in the middle of the rush. Living wise depends on what type of lifestyle you want - if its city living choose...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 9th 2018, 5:16 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,409
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: Education Is A Degree Still Worth Doing?

Can I have a go at rationally arguing? What exactly are the three degrees? I'm guessing one might be an actual undergraduate degree - three or four years? And the other two are shorter - possibly...
Forum: Australia
Jan 23rd 2018, 12:12 am
Replies: 27
Views: 12,925
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: Victoria or Queensland

Half a day????? two days by horse? :p It only takes about 75-80 minutes on a good run to get from Bris Airport to Caloundra, and a bit less from Bris Airport to Surfers on the Gold Coast - just...
Forum: Australia
Jan 22nd 2018, 11:59 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,457
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: Nurse Graduates Miss Out In Perth

What tends to happen is that many of the other 61% who didnt get a grad nurse job in WA will go interstate. That is what happens with Qld nurse graduates. Most unis make students realise early in...
Forum: Australia
Aug 30th 2017, 5:37 am
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: Blue card enquiry

Best way to get those questions answered directly is to contact qct, I believe they're very good at giving advice.
Contact Us (http://qct.edu.au/about/contact-us)
And yes I agree with previous...
Forum: Australia
Jun 12th 2017, 2:25 am
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: Advice on high school/ qualifications

Oh, and Australia is even more qualification centric than the UK....

amen to that brother! :amen:
Forum: Australia
May 24th 2017, 11:28 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: Advice on high school/ qualifications

They are all fine stomel - all accredited unis, go with the one that's most convenient e.g. close to home / travel etc, saves you time and money :thumbsup:
Forum: Australia
May 22nd 2017, 6:32 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,136
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: Teaching in Australia

Contact the orgs that will be giving you teacher registration - they may be able to offer advice on how the recruitment process works - depends which state you are heading to but for Queensland it is...
Forum: Australia
May 22nd 2017, 6:24 am
Replies: 10
Views: 861
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: Advice on high school/ qualifications

hey folks - she wouldn't need to do exams. Have a look at tertiary preparation courses - they can be studied in one semester and give you the score to get into uni as well as practicing the academic...
Forum: Australia
May 12th 2017, 2:37 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,576
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: Uni funding changes for PR holders and NZ citizens

Bless ya xizzles - I was sharing an example. Thanks for your opinion though :thumbsup:
May 12th 2017, 12:21 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: De facto information

Dorothy :rofl: who says romance is dead :p
May 12th 2017, 12:20 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,409
Posted By joeyballantyne

Re: De facto information

I agree - you don't have to get married - I came to oz on a de-facto visa - do lots of research on what you may be required to provide e.g.
Photos
Emails/letters to each other
Social media...
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