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by Rebecca
Mon Apr 25, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Prepare your finances
Topic: investor retirement visa 405
Replies: 1
Views: 5304

Re: investor retirement visa 405

Hi Magmur, Yes, your understanding of the process so far is correct for regional areas of Australia. Where are you thinking of retiring? Generally speaking, you will need to apply for state sponsorship in your selected state, and start preparing the extensive documentation required for the investmen...
by Rebecca
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: What course?
Topic: no abitur
Replies: 1
Views: 4336

Re: no abitur

Hi Sabine, Is my understanding correct - you have completed Year 10 at school? If yes, then you will need to carefully check which education providers will accept an application from someone with only Year 10 and under what circumstances. It is my understanding that most Vocational Education provide...
by Rebecca
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Prepare your banking
Topic: Opening a bank account in Australia before coming over
Replies: 3
Views: 7278

Re: Opening a bank account in Australia before coming over

Hi TassieDevil, Most Australian banks do have a Migrant Banking division, and are familiar with the challenges and needs of new arrivals trying to get their banking sorted. I assume you want to pay a deposit for your course? Unfortunately, I don't think you can avoid paying international transfer fe...
by Rebecca
Wed Mar 30, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Prepare your criminal history
Topic: 5 Years in Jail
Replies: 1
Views: 5703

Re: 5 Years in Jail

Your friend is in a difficult situation, and should consult a lawyer immediately. Once a person has received a conviction of more than 12 months, in most cases they can no longer fulfill the "character requirement", which is grounds for removal. I wish you and your friend, and her children...
by Rebecca
Wed Mar 30, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Prepare your criminal history
Topic: what to include
Replies: 1
Views: 3782

Re: what to include

Hi Alan,
To be sure, you should include anything that you think might be relevant. But a parking ticket or two normally wouldn't be enough to get a conviction :D
by Rebecca
Wed Mar 23, 2016 12:49 pm
Forum: Prepare your Business
Topic: MBA
Replies: 1
Views: 67199


To whom it may concern, I hope you can help me as I can't seem to find a clear answer to this question anywhere. I am in Australia from the States on a student visa, studying Bachelor of Business at Melbourne Uni. Can I set up a small business on the side while i am studying? And if my business rea...
by Rebecca
Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: What jobs are in demand?
Topic: cook
Replies: 1
Views: 4023

Re: cook

Hi Fabi, If you have good experience you will have no trouble finding work in Australia, and if you have a qualification too then even better! Do you mean that you are thinking about immigrating permanently to Australia? Your first step might be a working holiday visa if you are under 31 years old, ...
by Rebecca
Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: What jobs are in demand?
Topic: Cooking in AUs
Replies: 1
Views: 3057

Re: Cooking in AUs

Hi Tommy, If you already have cooking experience from overseas, then you will need a skills assessment or recognition of prior learning to gain an Australian qualification. Normally, you need a Certificate III and 2 years' experience, or a Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery to be eligible for a wo...
by Rebecca
Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: Prepare for studying
Topic: Pharmacy work
Replies: 1
Views: 4860

Re: Pharmacy work

Hi Benji, It is indeed possible to work as a Pharmacist in Australia, but there are only limited job possibilities. Are you a retail or hospital pharmacist? Here is some information about the process you would undergo to migrate to Australia as a Pharmacist: