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Hi All. We are a small family (me aged 40 , my wife aged 33 and our son aged 4). We are just looking for advice on how to start the process of moving to Australia for a new start. I am an engineer (mechanical bias) manager and my wife is an accountant. We are very interested in Adelaide, and I have a sister already in Melbourne. First question. Is paying for an advisor etc worth doing. What would be our first step.
 

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Hi All. We are a small family (me aged 40 , my wife aged 33 and our son aged 4). We are just looking for advice on how to start the process of for a new start. I am an engineer (mechanical bias) manager and my wife is an accountant. We are very interested in Adelaide, and I have a sister already in Melbourne. First question. Is paying for an advisor etc worth doing. What would be our first step.
I have gone through an agency as i thought this the best option, but there are many people on this forum that have gone straight on line to apply, i personally went through an agency because i believe they are more experienced than me, and if i needed advice they are there for me.... then i found this forum lol and receive all the advice i need lol. There is Mark on this forum who is an agent im sure if you contact him he could maybe explain the pro,s and cons of having an agent and applying yourself, He is a very helpful person and he gives advice on a professional level. I actually would have used him as his methods of working are much better than the agent i have enrolled, but i didnt come across him previously.

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marknortham is his name.
 
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Thank you for your comments. I will look into it. I am assuming that getting work will be the hardest task.
 

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Thank you for your comments. I will look into it. I am assuming that getting work will be the hardest task.
if you are qualified i dont think so, but like i said try to contact Mark he really is a gem of a guy and he will advise you correctly, and maybe you decide you use his services, i paid over $6,000 to my agency and to be honest as i said if i had come across mark previously i would have certainly used him. Im not sure what the cost is for agency,s but i went with a company a large company may i add and too be honest i am not 100% happy with the way they work, but i have to grin and bear it now lol.
Please do yourself a big favor and contact mark he will really help you. I only know Mark from this forum and going by people,s responses he is a very helpful guy. You cannot loose anything,
 

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Hi Martyn -

(and thanks Louise for the great recommendation!) The process of coming to Australia to work generally falls into 2 pathways - employer sponsored, and skilled - here's the highly simplified view:

Employer sponsored requires an employer to sponsor or nominate you, and can result in temporary or permanent residency. There are lower requirements generally for work experience and English (especially for a temporary work visa). But you need a job offer from an employer qualified to sponsor you.

Skilled visas are available to those with a positive skills assessment from the relevant skills assessing authority in Australia with sufficient skilled "points" (skilled points test) to qualify. Other requirements including IELTS English score minimums also apply. Skilled independent visas can only be applied for after lodging an Expression of Interest (EOI) and awaiting an invitation, and your occupation must be on the Skilled Occupation list (SOL), a rather narrow list of occupations. The other primary type of skilled visa is the State/Territory Sponsored Skilled Visa (subclass 190) that requires nomination by an Australian state or territory, and your occupation must be on the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL).

That's the basic overview - feel free to contact me if you have any further questions, and good luck with your planned migration to Australia!
 

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Hi Martyn -

(and thanks Louise for the great recommendation!) The process of coming to Australia to work generally falls into 2 pathways - employer sponsored, and skilled - here's the highly simplified view:

Employer sponsored requires an employer to sponsor or nominate you, and can result in temporary or permanent residency. There are lower requirements generally for work experience and English (especially for a temporary work visa). But you need a job offer from an employer qualified to sponsor you.

Skilled visas are available to those with a positive skills assessment from the relevant skills assessing authority in Australia with sufficient skilled "points" (skilled points test) to qualify. Other requirements including IELTS English score minimums also apply. Skilled independent visas can only be applied for after lodging an Expression of Interest (EOI) and awaiting an invitation, and your occupation must be on the Skilled Occupation list (SOL), a rather narrow list of occupations. The other primary type of skilled visa is the State/Territory Sponsored Skilled Visa (subclass 190) that requires nomination by an Australian state or territory, and your occupation must be on the Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL).

That's the basic overview - feel free to contact me if you have any further questions, and good luck with your planned migration to Australia!
Hi Mark
A quick question. If I get 55-points with the basic point system, then what are the chances (guarantee) that the state sponsors me for a 190-visa? My specialization is listed on the occupation lists of WA and VIC (and of course I fulfill their criterion as well)? I need another 5-points to make it 60, and some people have advised me to try for WA sponsorship. (By the way, I am mechanical engineer by profession and have a Ph.D in it). My worry is that all the efforts and money that I put in, go in vain if the state sponsorship is not guaranteed.

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