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Hi All

I am still new to the Forum, but have found the reading so informative.

We are hoping to be in WA by the end of 2010. State Sponsored Visa approved , now waiting for medicals.

We have twin sons in matric at the moment. One wants to study a business degree, but we are having difficulty trying to find out how to convert his local qualifications to Australian, to see whether he has enough points or not. The other wants to continue his flying career. (he is currently doing his PPL in Joburg). Can anyone offer advice on studies (should he take a Gap year........The Uni price is a killer!. And is there anyone with advise on which Flying route to take. Has anyone made this move with older children??? I'm so concerned they are not going to want to go.

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Flo

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Hi Flo,

I remember Bob once gave the advise that if you child takes a gap year and works for casual wages, that his Uni fees then is charged according to his earnings and not the parents. (That is if my memory serves me right :lol: )

Adele

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Hi All

My Family and I(hubby and two teenage boys) will be arriving in WA at the end of the year, if all goes well. We are waiting to go for our medicals at the moment. We have a State sponsored 163 Visa, and so will need to buy a business. Can anyone recommend decent Business Brokers? We are selling up a Garage at home and moving into the food business. Can anyone give advice on moving two teenagers, gyms or clubs they can join as soon as we arrive? At the moment we are anxiously waiting for things to happen..........

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Flo

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Hiya Flow

Welcome to the forum, can't really help with anything regarding WA but sure someone else will jump and and advise you.

What i can do is ask if you would like to join us at the East Rand / JHB get together for 2010?

http://www.saaustralia.org/index.php?showtopic=27297

Have a look and PM me if your keen or reply on the thread.

All the best

Regards

S

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Hi All

My Family and I(hubby and two teenage boys) will be arriving in WA at the end of the year, if all goes well. We are waiting to go for our medicals at the moment. We have a State sponsored 163 Visa, and so will need to buy a business. Can anyone recommend decent Business Brokers? We are selling up a Garage at home and moving into the food business. Can anyone give advice on moving two teenagers, gyms or clubs they can join as soon as we arrive? At the moment we are anxiously waiting for things to happen..........

Thanks

Flo

Hi Flo

Where abouts in WA are you hoping to settle, in Perth there are plenty of gyms, the City of Joondalup (North of the River) has some wonder Leisure Centres with 25m & 50m pools as well as great gyms and various aerobic type classes, there are also plenty of clubs ie rugby, soccer, tennis, hockey, basketball etc. Moving with 2 teenagers can be tricky, it takes patience and time. If they are social children and willing to put in the effort to makes friends, their lives will be so much easier. Good luck to all of you.

Cheers

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The parks are great too, some have skatie things for skateboards, and stuff, might be easy for them to make friends there too?

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HI

Hoping to settle in Perth or as close as possible, but all dependant on the business we find. Thanks for info on sporting facilities, will tell boys.

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[Hi Adele

Thanks for the reply, its worth looking into.

Would anyone know if Maths Literacy is accepted by the Uni's or is it strictly Maths?My son wants to do a BCom Logistics degree but feels his maths mark is not adequate and would stand a better chance with a higher Maths Lit mark.

Flo

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I have my nephew staying with me from SA, I was going to enroll him at a high school for mature age students ( Tuart Hill College) as he is 18 Years Old to finish year 12- and they have no idea what Maths Lit is here. With regards to his subjects being accepted, his reports woul need to be assesesed by the curriculum council of the particular institution.

Worst case senario, depending on the UNI - some Uni's offer a 6 month bridging course or he would need to redo certain subjects at Tuart to gain him an acceptable WACE entry into UNi

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Rather than take take a Gap year - I would recommend that they start a course with subjects related to what they want to be studying.

The reason being - that though my son was studying Civ Eng at UKZN - finished 3rd year when I could not take the stress of him still being in SA while we were here - we found that when he enrolled for Civ Eng at Curtin Uni, he would not have been accepted on his Matric results alone for that course - the cut off was much higher - but because he had all the UKZN credits, they pushed up his entry points and is now enrolled to complete his degree.

But I am not averse to Gap years - both my children had a Gap year in SA at Warriors, for which I am extremely grateful as this helped them mature and they have both taken the move to Oz in their strides.

Also I was pleasantly surprised that Uni did cost nearly as much as what I was led to believe while still in SA.

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