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    1. General Discussion on Immigration

      For all general discussion specifically related to immigration. Post in this thread if you looking for various opinions and advice.

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    2. Questions on Immigration

      For asking a question specifically on immigrating to Australia. Post here if you are looking for an exact answer to a specific question.

      Ask a question here and get an answer. Note that answers are not in Chronological order but the post that best answers the question appears at top of the thread. 

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    3. Discussion specifically on applying for visas

      For specifically discussing everything regarding applying for a visa!  Post in this thread if you looking for various opinions and advice.

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    4. Questions related to applying for a visa

      For asking a question specifically on the visa application process.  Post here if you lare ooking for an exact answer to a specific question.

      Ask a question here and get an answer. Note that answers are not in Chronological order but the post that best answers the question appears at top of the thread.

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    5. Discussion on LSD Trips & Arrivals

      For discussing Look, See & Decide trips and those needs for when you arrive.

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    6. Settling In

      Now that we've arrived, what do we need to know?

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    7. Coffee Clubs

      For our immigrants-in-waiting to get together and share triumphs and frustrations.

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    8. Schools & Education

      ... because it's for our kids that we came here, right?

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    9. Going Back?

      yes, there are some of us who "verlang" too much, and return home ...

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  2. Discussions

    1. Foyer

      Just joined? Please let us know a little about who you are and how we can be of service.

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    2. General

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    3. Events

      What's on the social calendar for South Africans in Australia?

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    4. Communities

      Want to share ideas with the folks in your home town? This is where it's at. If you don't find your city or town here, drop us a line in Technical -> Forum Help and we'll consider adding it :)

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    5. Money!

      .. makes-the-world-go-round-the-world-go-round, anything you'd care to ask or share about personal finances, taxes, retirement, or any other money matters

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    6. Home and Hearth

      Have some recipes to share? Found a shop that sells Mrs. Balls? Share your homemaking ideas here.

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    7. Health and Wellness

      Whether Baby Boomer or concerned parent, this topic is always of interest, and even more so in a new country!

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    8. Ladies' Lounge

      For the ladies only (21+). Contact a hostess for access.

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    9. The Men's Shed

      For the men only (21+). Contact a host for access.

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    10. Spiritual Life

      Emigration is not always easy. Share your spiritual support here.

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    11. Lost-n-Found

      Lost contact with a friend or family member? Let us know, maybe someone else knows them too!

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    12. Places of Interest

      Articles posted by "locals" to entice you to attractions across Australia.

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    13. Journals

      Undercover writer? How about sharing some of your experiences with us? Post your stories here!

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    14. Travel

      Planning to "go home" for a visit? Come here to discuss airlines, flight tickets or impressions of your travels.

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  4. Employment

    1. Queries, Tips and News

      What's it like to work in Australia? Want to share good ideas and tips?

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    5. Business

      Everything you need to know about establising and running a business in Australia.

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  6. Technical

    1. Forum Help

      Having problems? Ask a question and hopefully get an answer! Answers are not in Chronological order but the best answer is at the top of the thread. 

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  • 5 Most Recent Posts

    • SDTCPT
      And so the journey ends...   Well kind of, anyway.   Australia Day 2021 is the day that we will officially become Australian Citizens. To be honest, I an not sure how I feel about that. I am glad to have made it this far, I really am. We have no desire to go back at all. So this kind of makes it final. We are not keeping our RSA Citizenship, that is a decision that we have both made for ourselves. I know that there are pro's and con's relating to this decision, but it is the one we made.    I just want to say Thanks again to all the people who has help us along our journey.   May 2021 be a good one for all.
    • HadEnoughofJuju
      @zootMy wife did her CELTA course in the January of 2014. The requirements for entry to that specific course (back then) was a minimum of any 4 year bachelors, or equivalent Australian degree (did not have to be teaching orientated). She had a choice to study the normal course over a 3 month period or the express course which had exactly the same course workload but was done in 1 month instead of 3. Both options are residential. The course and accommodation in 2014 cost us around $4000.00 but I am sure that the cost would have gone up since then.   Having said all this I would strongly advise you to do thorough research into job opportunities in this field. With the current covid-19 situation and the international border closures to foreign students this industry has taken a sharp decline. Many of the English schools have closed down and those that have remained open are doing so thanks to the governments job keeper program which ends on 31 March 2021 at which point I am guessing that most (if not all) of these schools will either permanently shut their doors, or like my wife's school, go into hibernation until the international borders open to foreign students again. As I understand it this will only likely happen  ant the end of December 2021, which is the current date set by immigration and could be easily extended further depending on the state of affairs.   You also need to bear in mind that TEFL or TESOL courses are only offered to immigrants and foreign students and the normal school system does not really cater for English as a second language. TAFE and Uni also offer these courses to their international students but have also been hit with massive student losses which has in turn has led to many of the TEFL or TESOL staff being made redundant.   I am not trying to be the bad guy or destroy your hopes of becoming a teacher of English as a second language but fro personal experience (with my wife being one and now need to look for alternative employment) this is not an industry you want to try and get into at the moment or for the foreseeable future, there are just no jobs available and those people who do have current positions are holding on to them for dear life.   You are welcome to PM with any more questions you have and I will my best to answer them.   P.S. Consider doing a cert 4 in aged care or even AIN - There are not enough workers in the front-line health care system and the industry is booming.
    • Elna57
      @Barkies and all new members. Welcome and enjoy the ride!  I know it feels like an eternity in the waiting room, but when you finally get your visa and have to sell up and plan to move to Aus, it becomes a rollercoaster riide. So worth it in the end though. Good luck to all. Re the question of aged care etc. One can not access any Centrelink benefits for the first 10 years even when one becomes a citizen as confirmed by @Dirkz. We have also been here 3 years now and absolutely love it. I work in aged care myself and am so grateful to be able to have found a job and still work at my age. (This would never have been possible in South Africa).  
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      LOL you're definitely not spamming them then!  Maybe check your junk mail as their emails can sometimes go to spam.
    • Barkies
      @TeeTMI I have sent about four emails in four years, lol.  The last one I sent was about 6 months ago and then I sent another one this week..    Anyways.. we are getting closer - slowly but surely!
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      Hi Jordy. Why can't I receive message (PM)?
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      LaurenL  »  SD_MOA

      Hi.
       
      I hope you dont mind me messaging you direct? I have noticed people always get the best answers/advice from you.
       
      I understand the holdup with COVID-19. My wife has accepted a job in Brisbane. We just hoping this all clears so we can get over there soon.
      If all goes well and according to plan and we are fortunate to move over, I need to convert my trade.
       
      I am a qualified electrician from South Africa. Due to time constraints I wont be able to do anything in South Africa with regards to skills assessment etc.
       
      You did send me a link https://www.worksafe.qld.gov.au/licensing-and-registrations/electrical-licences/interstate-overseas-and-defence-force-applicants/overseas-applicants  of the process. I was wondering if you could please simplify it.
      What do I need to do to convert my electrical trade when I am in Brisbane? Once again if all goes well we will be coming over on a 482 visa.
       
      Many thanks,
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