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Hi guys,

My wife(Tazzn) and I have started our new chapter and have started the application process. We hoping to be Queensland in the New Year :)

I see a lot of people are trying to get employment, which seems to take weeks, or I I not reading it correctly.

I am a Yamaha Marine Technician specializing in Jet-ski's and am hoping to stay in my field.

So my question is for those of you in the Queensland State :

What did you do in SA and what are you doing now, and how long did it take to find your job?

Cheers,

Nick

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I am an accountant in corporate Treasury. It took me 8 months to get work in Brisbane upon which I already started plans to move to Perth. I worked as a cleaner in those 8 months. Now back in my profession but working stupid hours. Husband IT programmer earned well in Sydney. Worked as cleaner in Brisbane now a care worker in Perth.

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I am Tool, Jig and Die Maker. I have worked in my trade, and out of it, but still in a technical sense.

I have 2 children, one in grade 1 and the other is 3 years old.

Would it be advisable for me to stay at home with my 3 year old and my husband works to provide for us alone(big burden on him)? Would it be reccommended I get my boy into creche(would break my heart) and find work as soon as we get settled there. If i do that I dont think finding proper "9-5" full time job would work with young kids.

Some advice please.

Thank you. :-)

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I am Tool, Jig and Die Maker. I have worked in my trade, and out of it, but still in a technical sense.

I have 2 children, one in grade 1 and the other is 3 years old.

Would it be advisable for me to stay at home with my 3 year old and my husband works to provide for us alone(big burden on him)? Would it be reccommended I get my boy into creche(would break my heart) and find work as soon as we get settled there. If i do that I dont think finding proper "9-5" full time job would work with young kids.

Some advice please.

Thank you. :-)

Kita it depends on a few things. If you qualify for Centrelink (PR) you will get some financial assistance if only one parent works and your family income is not that high, and also you get part of your creche fees refunded. You can do calculations on the Centrelink website (good luck it's a mission). It seems that C & K kindys for example here in Brisbane are happy to take your 3 year old on a weird basis of 2 days a week and then 3 days the next week. There is a whole other group of kids that follow the opposite days. So your child gets 5 days a fortnight. It is cheaper and often parents work in the gardens etc to keep the fees down.

This frees you up a little bit to look for part time work. Aussie families often use the grandparents for one day and then say the dad does a once a week work-from-home day.

This seems to be the unofficial way they work it.

Hope I haven't confused you more.

From 3 they do really want the kids in kindy to start school readiness and socialising etc, but not too often ;)

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Queensland kindy was very expensive at $1,000 a term whereas kindy in South Australia was $300 a term so find out what you will be up for.

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A C & K kindy is always cheaper than others, it would work out at about $18 per day roughly,

This is an old post, but Bubhub is a good place to get info on kindy choices and the posts speak highly of C & K http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/forums/showthread.php?221147-C-amp-K-Kindy-or-Daycare

More info about C&K http://www.candk.asn.au/

Sometimes it is simply not worth working until your child is in primary school, you'd have to weigh up the pro's and con's. Depending on your husbands salary, you may well qualify for some sort of family benefit and at present can claim the 50% childcare rebate.

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A C & K kindy is always cheaper than others

For this reason we couldn't get a spot when we needed one. At the time families would queue from the day before for a c and k kindy place. Hopefully things have changed now but it really is a big thing for migrants to get their heads around that each state is VASTLY different. This was brought home to me the first time I heard on the news that somebody was being extradited from one state to another for a legal matter and that state police couldn't chase suspects over state borders. It's more like Europe here - it's just that we all speak English.

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