I am a secondary school teacher just finishing my NQT year as part of the Teach First leadership development programme whilst my fiance is a cancer research scientist who is just finishing her thesis of her PhD before starting a short term post doc position.
We are hopeful of relocating to Australia after numerous holidays and experience of the country.
I have used the working holiday visa having lived in Australia for the year in my early 20's - my fiance has not. My brother is currently living in Sydney with his wife having moved there on a working holiday visa and quickly being sponsored by their employers.
On the forum I will be looking for advice on whether my fiance and I would pass the points skills required, whether to lodge independently or through and agent and the true timescales involved as research on this results in very mixed messages.