Recruitment agents here are like real estate agents. It often comes down to what you do, which areas you could travel to in a reasonable time frame each day and how much you want to earn.
So, you are on a good start.. putting together a clear CV that shows someone non-technical (i.e. a recruiter) that you can do your job.
If you choose to use an agent, just be clear on what you are paying for.
For example, an agent may not be able to sit the queues at Home Affairs for you. But they should be able to tell you if home affairs gave you the correct documents before you submit them to Australia and wait weeks for an answer.
But the government here is of the opinion that they supply everything you need on their website and whether to use an agent or not is your choice. I.e. an agent certainly isn't mandatory.
Another option is to book an airport shuttle... cheaper than a cab.
I have used these guys before:
ASN Transfers look like they go up to the north shore and city mostly... but I am sure you could a similar one if those locations don't suit.
The advantage with an airport shuttle is, when you book online, you tell them how many child seats you need. Also you tell them which flight you are on, so if your flight is delayed or early they arrive at the appropriate time.
Also, driving though Sydney is like driving through driving through Johannesburg traffic at peak hour times two. There is also little parking in the built up (touristy) areas. Most locals going into the City to see the harbor bridge with kids, put their little ones in a pram and catch a train or bus.
Most Sydney parents (like me) will go and buy a $700+ pram because it really helps on the public transport...
1. What is your occupation, and are you sure VETASSESS is your assessing authority?
2. Are you making use of an Agent or are you doing it independently? The reason I ask is because if you are making use of an agent this is something that th agent should discuss with you. We did not make use on an agent, but I do believe this is something they do assist with.
I was wondering if you could please assist me with an initial visa assessment. I am a South African with 2 years teaching experience with children aged between 11 and 14. I have a PCGE in Mathematics education as my highest degree. Looking to immigrate to Australia, am I eligible for a Visa?