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Forum: Teaching
Jan 8th 2010, 6:13 am
Replies: 2
Views: 998
Posted By Em76

Re: Oz CVs-can anyone point me in the right direction?

I teach in Adelaide at the moment. I found I was expected to send a CV, but mine was 2 pages long - about normal from talking to teachers here. My application letter was 4 pages long in a font of 10...
Forum: Australia
Dec 2nd 2008, 7:40 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,954
Posted By Em76

Re: Pickfords want more money from me.....

Not quite the same, but we shopped around, got the quote lowered substantially. Had a 20ft container - sole use, packed it up, paid in full and now have been hit with a £325 surcharge for oil prices...
Forum: Teaching
Sep 28th 2008, 8:00 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,649
Posted By Em76

Re: VIF Program:Ways to stay on at the end of your placement?

I was in Gwinnett County, about 1/2 hour from Atlanta, Georgia. My school (an Elementary) were fantastic and very supportive - donating me furniture, inviting me for dinner etc.
VIF do what they...
Forum: Teaching
Sep 27th 2008, 5:15 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,649
Posted By Em76

Re: VIF Program:Ways to stay on at the end of your placement?

I did VIF 5 years ago, so my info may be a bit out of date, but the situation was that the schools are competely banned from employing you beyond the end of your 3 years. However, I did meet one ex...
Forum: Australia
Jun 26th 2008, 5:24 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,610
Posted By Em76

Re: Sole Use or shared container???

Many thanks for all of the help and advice
Em x
Forum: Australia
Jun 25th 2008, 3:54 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,610
Posted By Em76

Sole Use or shared container???

Help needed. We are in the middle of pricing up removals to Adelaide. We thought we would need a 20ft container, but White and Co have come back with a good quote for a shared container, as we are...
Jun 23rd 2008, 5:26 pm
Replies: 5,383
Views: 222,718
Posted By Em76

Re: March Applicants

We are marchies still here. Flights booked for 29/12/08, arrive in Adelaide 23/1/09.
Really wish we were there tho - especially with this so called summer :) When do you go?
Forum: Australia
May 11th 2008, 6:50 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,737
Posted By Em76

Re: adelaide hills..

We have bought a plot of land and are building in Mount Barker at the mo. Most of the plots for sale at the moment are max 1200 square metres - maybe not big enough for you BUT imo Mount Barker is...
May 11th 2008, 6:30 am
Replies: 12
Views: 819
Posted By Em76

Re: New to Expats

I think your BIL could apply for a contributory parent visa - if at least 50% of his and his partners child are in OZ - but they have to be 'settled' for him to apply.

Apparently you can ship a...
Feb 10th 2008, 5:21 pm
Replies: 1,600
Views: 173,230
Posted By Em76

Re: the ALL NEW SPARKLY contributory parents visa thread!!!

HI all, I'm new to this thread, but was hoping someone may be able to offer some advice. I have 136 (permanent resident visa), granted in November 2007. My OH and I are planning on moving to Adelaide...
Feb 10th 2008, 5:14 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 4,655
Posted By Em76

Re: New Assurance of Support Rules

I am hoping to sponsor my Mum on a CPV. I understand that Centrelink would interview me towards the end of the vias app process - stupid question, but do they want to see proof of income for the 12...
Forum: Teaching
Jan 3rd 2008, 3:55 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,369
Posted By Em76

Re: Can a UK citizen go to Uni in NY, Cali or Atlanta?

Not sure how much this helps, but I taught in Atlanta for a year with www.vifprogram.com
They sponsor teachers for up to 3 years to teach in the US (mainly north & south carolina and georgia) If you...
Nov 13th 2007, 6:12 am
Replies: 5,383
Views: 222,718
Posted By Em76

Re: March Applicants

Colour us Green! Visa granted this morning. OH suggested a champagne breakfast and a taxi to work. Very tempted :rofl:
Oct 29th 2007, 8:33 pm
Replies: 5,383
Views: 222,718
Posted By Em76

Re: March Applicants

Congrats to those with new visas. We got asked for our $100,000 today - obviously DiMA work hard on Mondays! Never have I been so glad to see the back of £45k, shame the excahnge rate is sooooo poor...
Oct 29th 2007, 7:24 am
Replies: 313
Views: 22,332
Posted By Em76

Re: LCU PROCESSING DATES ANYONE?

My meds were recieved on 20th August, my CO asked for our capital investment today!
Oct 24th 2007, 4:15 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By Em76

Re: Teacher Training Dilemma - Advice Please....

I applied to Teach Australia for verification of all of my experience / qualifications etc, and as far as I know you must have 4 years of uni to qualify as a teacher in Oz. This could be 3 years...
Oct 24th 2007, 4:09 pm
Replies: 313
Views: 22,332
Posted By Em76

Re: LCU PROCESSING DATES ANYONE?

I e-mailled my CO today as my meds were in Oz (hopefully) by the 18th August, and still heard nothing. We are making a capital investment bond and strangely feel desperate to part with all of that...
Oct 13th 2007, 8:26 am
Replies: 118
Views: 5,479
Posted By Em76

Re: meds sent august 2007 anyone else

I'm applying for a 136 (Non MODL). Heading to Adelaide, but not for a year now as plans changed. Desperate to get the meds back tho as OH won't exchange on the house until we have a visa and we still...
Oct 11th 2007, 4:57 pm
Replies: 118
Views: 5,479
Posted By Em76

Re: meds sent august 2007 anyone else

Our meds were sent 13th August, the last mail I recieved from LCU said they were processing meds recieved by the 6th August, so am keeping everything crossed that I hear something soon. We then have...
Oct 11th 2007, 4:51 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Posted By Em76

Re: Diploma Equivalent course... Anyone else chosen a course for Visa acceptance??

My sister (amy79) is currently doing an open uni course to get her the necessary qualification. Sure she won't mind if you PM her to pick her brains :)
Sep 2nd 2007, 10:18 am
Replies: 5,383
Views: 222,718
Posted By Em76

Re: March Applicants

Thanks for the info, we have applied to FIRB, but have been told it is pretty much a rubber stamping exercise. Didn't know about the stamp duty, but we should have our residency before we start...
Sep 2nd 2007, 6:44 am
Replies: 5,383
Views: 222,718
Posted By Em76

Re: March Applicants

WOW! Just looked at the spreadsheet and it is awash with orange and green. Congrats to all with good news. I haven't been around for 3 weeks as we did the reccie to Adelaide. Needless to say we loved...
Jul 27th 2007, 5:11 pm
Replies: 5,383
Views: 222,718
Posted By Em76

Re: March Applicants

Passed meds today :rofl: Lots of celebtrating tonight. Sounds like we have a long wait til they get to our CO though. We are paying a capital investement to 'buy' the extra 5 points. Wonder if they...
Jul 27th 2007, 7:18 am
Replies: 5,383
Views: 222,718
Posted By Em76

Re: March Applicants

Congrats to all with good news. Nice to know things are moving again.
Got our meds today, feeling a little apprehensive, but followed all the advice I could find on here - drinking lots of water...
Jul 2nd 2007, 11:45 am
Replies: 5,383
Views: 222,718
Posted By Em76

Re: March Applicants

Congrats, great news :thumbsup:
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