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Forum: Electricians
Aug 27th 2010, 9:02 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,453
Posted By Huggkat

Re: HELP!!!.....gGOING MAD - ELECTRICIAN - VETASSES LICENSING

Keep your chin up and stick with it - my hubby nearly turned around and went back to the UK when all this was happening (he even enquired about getting his old job back without telling me!). But it...
Forum: Electricians
Aug 27th 2010, 7:57 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,453
Posted By Huggkat

Re: HELP!!!.....gGOING MAD - ELECTRICIAN - VETASSES LICENSING

Hi,

Probably not going to be much help but this is exactly the situation we faced when we moved out here last year (and hubby had 18 years experience). Eventually, it was a friend of a friend who...
Forum: Australia
Aug 26th 2010, 10:09 am
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By Huggkat

Re: Money transfer to Oz: now or later?

Hi,

Know exactly how this feels! We had the proceeds of our UK house sale in our UK account since July 2009 and kept thinking the exchange rate would rise, however, it just kept falling and...
Replies: 16
Views: 4,540
Posted By Huggkat

Re: Diploma HE Nursing

Hi Paintbrush,

I also did the Diploma HE and got offered 3 jobs in Oz before I came out so can't see it being a problem. The only thing I've had to do since being here is a Transition to Nursing...
Forum: Australia
Aug 26th 2010, 9:40 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By Huggkat

Re: Stamp Duty on vacant land in Queensland

Thanks guys.

Finally got to speak with the Conveyancer today and the story is:-

We are not eligible for the Stamp Duty concession as we have had properties in the UK before.

but, we are...
Forum: Australia
Aug 26th 2010, 2:19 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,790
Posted By Huggkat

Re: TV Compatability from UK to Oz Help Please?

Hi,

We brought our TV from the UK because it was still fairly new when we moved, however, we had to buy a Digibox to view any channels (because we don't have Foxtel at the moment) and we still...
Forum: Australia
Aug 26th 2010, 2:14 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,406
Posted By Huggkat

Stamp Duty on vacant land in Queensland

Help - I'm so confused!!

I am due to settle on a piece of land on Monday and I keep reading/hearing different things about stamp duty concessions - I keep ringing my Conveyancer and e-mailing but...
Forum: Australia
Jul 8th 2010, 6:43 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,915
Posted By Huggkat

Re: First time renting in Brisbane

Your welcome. We rent through Rout Brothers Estate Agent who are based at Morningside Plaza. They are not your typical "big" estate agent and seem to specialise around the Morningside/Cannon...
Forum: Australia
Jul 8th 2010, 6:22 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,915
Posted By Huggkat

Re: First time renting in Brisbane

Hi Myrtle1,

Welcome to Brisbane. We are currently renting in Morningside. We also initially said we would just rent for 6 months to 1 year but have been in the same rental now for nearly 1 1/2...
Replies: 8
Views: 897
Posted By Huggkat

Re: royal brisbane or PA- itu

Hi Sarah,

Firstly, congratulations on your move to Australia and on getting a job at the Royal Brisbane.

On your questions re pay, uniform etc., your pay will increase each year on the...
Forum: Australia
Sep 24th 2009, 11:25 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Huggkat

Re: Tax before go to Oz

You need form P85.

Kat :)
Forum: Electricians
Sep 24th 2009, 9:43 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,224
Posted By Huggkat

Re: Electrician hopefully brisbane bound.

Hi Mark,

My husband and I moved out to Brisbane earlier in the year. We came on a 175 visa. The whole process from starting to apply and getting visa took 11 months. It then took us a further 8...
Forum: Electricians
Sep 24th 2009, 9:25 am
Replies: 18
Views: 11,617
Posted By Huggkat

Re: Getting an Australia Electrical License in the UK ??

Hi JenJen,

Your husband has to be resident in Australia before being able to get a licence. My husband and I moved out here (Brisbane) earlier in the year (he came in June), he got his...
Forum: Electricians
Sep 24th 2009, 9:09 am
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By Huggkat

Re: Applying for ARTC from UK-Questions

Hi Richard,

My husband applied for his whilst still in the UK. This is what we did:-

Part 2. Gave UK address, UK phone number and e-mail address.
Part 4. Didn't ask for arrival date (must...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 21st 2009, 5:22 am
Replies: 2,643
Views: 149,619
Posted By Huggkat

Re: MAY 2008 APPLICANTS

Hi,

The answer to your question is yes - from personal experience. We did exactly the same thing, my husband was the main visa applicant, we validated last November on holiday, then I returned in...
Forum: Electricians
Sep 21st 2009, 5:10 am
Replies: 101
Views: 10,664
Posted By Huggkat

Re: Disillusioned

Hi,

I really feel for everyone going through this (especially those trying to move over with children). For us this has been a tough 6 months since we moved out but although essentially we are...
Forum: Electricians
Sep 13th 2009, 6:16 am
Replies: 101
Views: 10,664
Posted By Huggkat

Re: Disillusioned

This is the way my hubby is doing it - just doesn't have the job part! Will still hopefully be able to get round it to gain his licence from his past experiences :fingerscrossed:

Kat :)
Forum: Electricians
Sep 8th 2009, 8:35 am
Replies: 101
Views: 10,664
Posted By Huggkat

Re: Disillusioned

"If you migrated to Australia and have applied through Trades Recognition Australia who have issued you a certificate of an electrical fitter or an electrical mechanic, you then are required to...
Apr 3rd 2009, 9:53 am
Replies: 1,346
Views: 84,774
Posted By Huggkat

Re: JUNE 2008 Applicants

Thanks Stu, that's very kind of you.

Kat :)
Apr 2nd 2009, 12:27 pm
Replies: 1,346
Views: 84,774
Posted By Huggkat

Re: JUNE 2008 Applicants

Oh dear - you'll get there in the end. Yes we were lucky with the visa side of things but trying to get the right paperwork to get my husband a job is the nightmare - went down the Vetassess route -...
Apr 1st 2009, 2:41 pm
Replies: 1,346
Views: 84,774
Posted By Huggkat

Re: JUNE 2008 Applicants

Hi Stu,

I am a Nurse and my husband an Electrician also. We applied under my husband's skill but after a couple of months sent an enquiry to ask how the application was progressing (just to test...
Mar 30th 2009, 3:04 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,403
Posted By Huggkat

Re: Visa Granted!!! But.....?

Hi Leelee,

Congratulations on the Visa grant :thumbsup:

This exact same thing happened to us when we got our e-mail - I panicked and rang Australia House and they said as long as you have the...
Feb 7th 2009, 3:47 am
Replies: 10
Views: 665
Posted By Huggkat

Re: 175 online help!!!

Possibly not - I'm a Nurse and mine came through in 15 weeks. I think it depends on how straightforward your situation is though.

Good Luck

Kat xx :)
Feb 7th 2009, 12:27 am
Replies: 1,346
Views: 84,774
Posted By Huggkat

Re: JUNE 2008 Applicants

Hi JAK,

Booked with Singapore Airlines - haven't rung them yet, but it was our Travel Agent who told us.

Kat xx :)
Feb 7th 2009, 12:24 am
Replies: 1,346
Views: 84,774
Posted By Huggkat

Re: JUNE 2008 Applicants

Hi Pippa,

I've booked through www.not1night.com which I found on www.ourbrisbane.com.au. We are paying $795 per week (because I've booked minimum of 4 weeks) which is a saving of $360 per week on...
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