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Apr 7th 2008, 2:16 am
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Posted By WithIce

Re: ACS Acknowledgement Time

Looking at that link, there doesn't seem to be much in it salary wise, although anectdotally we have been told he will earn more. Also with taxes and more choice in consumer goods we are expecting...
Forum: Australia
Apr 6th 2008, 10:42 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By WithIce

Re: Auckland to Melbourne Reccie

Yes can't wait to reach that stage, when I can finally ditch the buggy!



I'm probably not your typical NZ immigrant as I'm a city girl at heart, that combined with the job market meant that...
Apr 6th 2008, 10:29 pm
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Views: 75,139
Posted By WithIce

Re: ACS Acknowledgement Time

Hi, we're heading to Melbourne and probably not for a year or so, we're taking it nice and slow as we're still recovering form our original move of UK to NZ. When do you go?

Yes he's a Java...
Forum: Australia
Apr 6th 2008, 10:25 pm
Replies: 129
Views: 9,014
Posted By WithIce

Re: UK to NZ to Oz to ???

Glad to hear its going so well!

I've lived in Brissie before and had a good time but it wouldn't suit the OH because of the humidity. But I do like the idea that once we're there we will be able...
Apr 1st 2008, 10:50 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By WithIce

Re: Drawing out PR process

Thanks again Hills Boy, I think the timings for the meds and police info will probably allow us to draw things out a bit, although TBH it will probably take us that long to get it all sorted anyway!...
Forum: Australia
Apr 1st 2008, 10:47 pm
Replies: 129
Views: 9,014
Posted By WithIce

Re: UK to NZ to Oz to ???

Thanks Nerine! It sure felt a lot different coming from NZ, than trying to do it from the UK.

I was thinking even if we didn't move chances are the kids would be straight over to OZ for...
Apr 1st 2008, 10:40 pm
Replies: 1,250
Views: 75,139
Posted By WithIce

Re: ACS Acknowledgement Time

Congrats tiger222! Good to get another thing ticked off!

My OH is in java too, where are you heading in OZ?

WithIce x
Forum: Australia
Apr 1st 2008, 10:38 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By WithIce

Re: Auckland to Melbourne Reccie

Thanks I will freckle!

I wasn't sure if I'd get any replies as I think you view things slightly differently when you are coming from NZ. I guess its a bit more like moving to Spain from the UK.
...
Forum: Australia
Apr 1st 2008, 1:23 am
Replies: 129
Views: 9,014
Posted By WithIce

Re: UK to NZ to Oz to ???

Just done a quick trip over to Melbourne, so I thought I'd post a link here of my reccie report for those interested!

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=525927

WithIce x
Forum: Australia
Apr 1st 2008, 1:02 am
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By WithIce

Smile Auckland to Melbourne Reccie

Well ours was only a short reccie and as we are living in NZ a relatively short flight, although somehow we still managed to get jet lag! But as I love reading other peoples reports I thought I'd...
Mar 29th 2008, 7:00 am
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By WithIce

Re: Drawing out PR process

Thanks Hills Boy, thats exactly the kind of info we were looking for - Fantastic!

WithIce x
Forum: Australia
Mar 29th 2008, 6:57 am
Replies: 13
Views: 723
Posted By WithIce

Re: NZ v OZ

As with most places you'd probably want to compare the actual suburbs you can afford to live in, in both areas, as being able to live in one of the best suburbs in one area and only an average one in...
Forum: Australia
Mar 28th 2008, 3:47 am
Replies: 86
Views: 5,711
Posted By WithIce

Re: HELP SON WONT GO WITHOUT GIRLFRIEND

Oh I see, I was just replying to the OP's comment:



And thought BUNAC might be a possibility.

WithIce x
Forum: Australia
Mar 28th 2008, 1:18 am
Replies: 86
Views: 5,711
Posted By WithIce

Re: HELP SON WONT GO WITHOUT GIRLFRIEND

ausi dream - I haven't read all this thread as its quite a long one, so apologies if this has been mentioned before, but has his girlfriend considered BUNAC?

www.bunac.org/uk/workaustralia/

Its...
Forum: Australia
Mar 27th 2008, 11:52 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,786
Posted By WithIce

Re: Where to live in melbourne when first arrive??

We've just come back from a reccie and found this place good:

Brighton on the Park

www.brightononthepark.com.au/static/welcome.asp
...
Mar 27th 2008, 10:41 pm
Replies: 1,250
Views: 75,139
Posted By WithIce

Re: ACS Acknowledgement Time

The OH applied for the Java assessment and he didn't have to do an RPL (I had to look that up!). I must admit I didn't find it too bad waiting as it was the easter weekend and we were super busy and...
Mar 27th 2008, 10:34 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By WithIce

Re: Drawing out PR process

Thanks Centurion, thats a really helpful reply!

I think just knowing we have a year to enter OZ once we've submitted all our info will be enough. We're looking to draw it out to about 2 years,...
Mar 27th 2008, 4:22 am
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By WithIce

Drawing out PR process

For various reasons we don't want to move to OZ straight away but due to age factors we need to start applying now, otherwise our points score will be too low.

So with that in mind:

1) When we...
Mar 27th 2008, 2:15 am
Replies: 1,250
Views: 75,139
Posted By WithIce

Re: ACS Acknowledgement Time

Just put this on another thread, but thought it might be helpful here also:

So:

12th Feb - Application received

to

20th March - With Assessor
Mar 27th 2008, 2:13 am
Replies: 9
Views: 624
Posted By WithIce

Re: ACS & References

Just to let you know my OH managed to get his skills assessed without using a reference from his current employer.

It won't be possible for everyone but it was possible for him because he has been...
Mar 27th 2008, 1:56 am
Replies: 65
Views: 3,952
Posted By WithIce

Re: Who else is waiting for ACS results?

Thanks Tiger222, and Milley you were spot on, we now have the confirmation letter!

So:

12th Feb - Application received

to

20th March - With Assessor
Mar 19th 2008, 10:53 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 3,952
Posted By WithIce

Re: Who else is waiting for ACS results?

We've gone from:

12th Feb - Application received

to

20th March - With Assessor

:thumbsup:
Feb 20th 2008, 6:58 am
Replies: 65
Views: 3,952
Posted By WithIce

Re: Who else is waiting for ACS results?

Can I join your thread?

12th Feb - Application received

(Should be about 12 weeks from then, so I'm going to resist checking it too often! :))

WithIce x
Forum: Australia
Feb 6th 2008, 7:42 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,852
Posted By WithIce

Re: Location V. Big House

Concerns over affordability:

www.demographia.com/dhi.pdf

Combined with concerns over interest rate rises:

www.nzherald.co.nz/topic/story.cfm?c_id=235&objectid=10490533

Combined with...
Forum: Australia
Feb 6th 2008, 4:49 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,852
Posted By WithIce

Re: Location V. Big House

So all definitely in favour of location!

I don't think anywhere we'd consider would be a bad location because, as suggested by an earlier poster, we'll be following the schools. However, certain...
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