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Old 01-24-2010, 03:07 AM
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Cool I need some good weather!

Hey. My name is ron. I'm from N Ireland and to be honest the weather here is cold and miserable, the country is a mess, and the biggest beach here is about a 10 min walk from end to end ( and it's usually raining too). So after some thought i wanna try Australia.
I'm 28 yr young, male, am fully qualified panel beater/ paint sprayer/ vintage vehicle restorer for 12 years. Recently single (sore subject)! No kids, no ties.
I have already been accepted for a working visa.
Would my going for a year affect my application for a permanent visa?
Any tips and help would be greatly appreciated.
Thankyou.


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Old 01-24-2010, 12:18 PM
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Hey. My name is ron. I'm from N Ireland and to be honest the weather here is cold and miserable, the country is a mess, and the biggest beach here is about a 10 min walk from end to end ( and it's usually raining too). So after some thought i wanna try Australia.
I'm 28 yr young, male, am fully qualified panel beater/ paint sprayer/ vintage vehicle restorer for 12 years. Recently single (sore subject)! No kids, no ties.
I have already been accepted for a working visa.
Would my going for a year affect my application for a permanent visa?
Any tips and help would be greatly appreciated.
Thankyou.
Hi Ron. I'm new to this forum, but thought I could help a little in terms of information about different places, as I've lived in Sydney, Brisbane and now Melbourne. Despite Melbourne and Sydney having Australia's biggest rivalry, they are both pretty similar. Both are fairly similar in size, both have wonderful beaches (though sydney has more waterways, and more beaches), and both have a vibrant nightlife. Sydney is a little more expensive than Melbourne, but Melbourne is currently going through a housing boom, so that gap is closing a bit. Melbourne is often regarded as the sporting and cultural capital of Australia, and is stated to be one of the most liveable cities in the world.

In terms of weather, I'd have to say Sydney probably edges out Melbourne..but both have pretty good weather compared to your description of Northern Ireland! Sydney has average summer temps of around 25C with the occasional heatwave, and winter temps of around 17C, and has it's rain all-year round, and gets about 1200mm a year. Melbourne has average summer temps also around 25C, but has greater viability and more frequent heatwaves. In winter, it averages around 14C, and this is when most of it's rain falls (an annual total of about 650mm), making June-July-August (relatively) overcast and cold (well..perhaps not so much as Northern Ireland!), but this leaves beautiful sunny days in summer.

Hope this helps a little, good luck in coming to Australia!


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Thankyou. The weather does sound alot better!


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Old 01-25-2010, 01:45 AM
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Hi Aussie Vic., [or as the Welshies would say - Mex., being SOTB]
Good run down on the weather and the warmer times will likely get warmer still as we near the next NH Ice Age [ tilt of the globes axis and orbital variations].

Tasmania even looking good Ron next to NI.

Meanwhile, for Melbourne/Tassie, the saying goes that if you don't like the weather, hang about 5 mins. for a change! [sometimes longer and then not always what you want, like with bushfire wind changes, not that you want any wind at all]

On the WHV Ron , a good move and only downside possible would be if you were working outside of your trade for more than 12 months, there being a recent experience requirement of 12 months in 24 on skilled immigration and some trade assessments.

Probably a greater up side though in that if you find work in the trade you might be able to get an employer who is prepared to go the employer sponsored 457 visa route for you and that can lead to permanent residency.
Visa Options - Employer Sponsored Workers - Workers - Visas & Immigration
Other than NSW, no licensing required - Panel Beater 4213-11 - Australian Skills Recognition Information
Still pay to get trade accredited and possibly easier out here - Trades Recognition Australia - Home

So if you want to see something of Oz. to begin with and have a few $$$ you might want to work on a plan of travelling and maybe casual regional work or WWOOF Australia just to get you three months up so you could be eligible for a second WHV for maimum flexibility.
Then after six months or so you may score a panel beaters job that could lead to employer sponsorship or with the second WHV possible you could try a few employers.

Employer Sponsorship is currently the way to go for most trades too as putting in an independent application could see you waiting a few years.

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Old 01-31-2010, 06:04 PM
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Cud I not just commit a crime an get sent there for free!
I just wanna simple life. europe is a prick of a place, Being from NI, how much? Where could I start again? What skills(Qulafiations) are best to achieve before making the transit across? ALL help will be very much appreciated.
If anyone has made the transition can they please share they're info?


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The Skilled Independent Visa is a permanent visa for skilled people wishing to live and work in Australia. This visa will grant you to work and settlement rights for anywhere in Australia, but carries the highest points pass mark of any Australian visa.

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Would my going for a year affect my application for a permanent visa?
Any tips and help would be greatly appreciated.
Thankyou.


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Old 02-04-2010, 01:12 AM
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Cud I not just commit a crime an get sent there for free!
I just wanna simple life. europe is a prick of a place, Being from NI, how much? Where could I start again? What skills(Qulafiations) are best to achieve before making the transit across? ALL help will be very much appreciated.
If anyone has made the transition can they please share they're info?
Ronny, we had another great Crim here for a bit by that name before he heard the footsteps again and then it was off to Brazil for twenty years or so; Ronny Biggs, part of the Great Train Robbery in UK and they didn't do too kindly by the Train Driver or Guard was it?

But no mate, no more cramped sailing ships with bad tucker and chains though the thought could give some some ideas.

You're half way to a better life though with
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I'm 28 yr young, male, am fully qualified panel beater/ paint sprayer/ vintage vehicle restorer for 12 years. Recently single (sore subject)! No kids, no ties.
I have already been accepted for a working visa.
As I say, come on the WHV, get another one if it pleases and that'll give you a good bit of time to take it easy and simple a bit while you think about getting a job, looking for one via sponsorship and you could possibly get one without the assessment and licensing etc. straightaway.

There're plenty of Vintage Car enthusiasts about who may not be too skilled in Panel Beating work themselves and then you have the more Classic UK cars where your experience may also be highly sought.
Might even be something of a niche market in establishing an older vehicle panel beating/restoration business and even importing from overseas.

But cost wise, you can get here cheap enough if you want, a Ryan Air flight to England and then Stansted > KL > Oz with Welcome to AirAsia.com, The World's Best Low-Cost Airline can be pretty cheap.

And if you want simple simple, you can live in a tent just about all year around by following the seasons if you wanted to for a bit.





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Old 02-07-2010, 02:17 AM
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Twas the poor old driver, he was forced to relinquish his helm at the wheel an died from a heart attack poor lad. Any how the trains are too fartin fast to hijack nowadays! back to drawing board!
I'm part of the emigration group, but all of their seminars involve me taking a swim across the puddle to England. (time off work=no dough)!
Would anyone know of another organisation who could offer the same without charging £195 for an assessment?( £20=£25 would be nice)!


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