Getting a Job Sponsorships in Australia and Finding Work

Getting Sponsored

This article was first published here back in May 2011, since then it has become one of the most read pages on my website and has led to the most comments. So many people have asked me how THEY can get a job sponsorship here in Australia, and I simply haven’t been able to answer that question for them comprehensively.

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For more information, please visit the following page which will open in a new window…

How to Find a Sponsored Job in Australia

But please do take the time to finish reading the information on this page first. On with the original article…

Job Sponsorships

Whether it is possible for you to get a job sponsorship or not in Australia is largely dependent upon your skills and qualifications.

I am quoting the Department of Immigration & Border Control (DIBP) from the page on their website specifically about the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS)…….

Who is this visa for?

“This visa is for Australian employers who want to sponsor highly skilled workers for a permanent visa to work in their business. The employees can be either:

  • highly skilled workers from overseas
  • highly skilled temporary residents currently in Australia.

So, before you can even think about the possibility of getting a job sponsorship, you will need to have a skill and qualifications to match, so your first task is to take a look to see if your skill is on one of these skills lists. The government recently removed it’s ‘Is Your Skill in Demand’ page, but take a look at this page instead and the links on it….

Visit DIBPs: Employer Sponsored Workers Skilled Occupation Lists page. You should also visit this page to see the recent changes in General Skilled Migration.

(This link may change, if it no longer gives the information I suggest it does, please let me know in the comments so I can update it.)

Assuming your skill is on one of those lists, how do you then set about getting sponsored? Here are a few ideas:

  • Get yourself a professionally prepared Australian resume.
  • Not all vacancies are publicly advertised, so do some research on Australian companies that might be able to make use of your specific skill. Send them your professional resume direct.
  • Follow up with a telephone call to see if they have received it and at the same time, ask if sponsoring applicants from abroad is something their company would be likely to do.
  • If the company says yes, we would sponsor from abroad, but we have no vacancies at present, ask if you can stay in touch. If they say yes, contact them every three months.
  • Over time, you’ll build a network of people who you know in your trade. This increases your chances of something turning up.
  • Finally, if you get the chance to come out to Australia, line up meetings with these people if you can.

Working Holiday Visas

But if you are young and you qualify for a working holiday visa, you can visit Australia for 12 months (extendable to 24 months under certain conditions) and work. What better way to build on that networking?

Visit: Working Holiday for up to date information from the Australian Government, or my own WHV page for further details.

Of course, there’s also nothing to stop you searching for vacancies online and I have listed the best places to do that further below.

FAQ’s About Getting a Job or Finding Work

I get asked lots of questions about work here in Australia, some questions I get asked again and again. People usually tell me a little bit about their skills, qualifications and what it is they do, and then ask:

  • Will I get a job in Australia?
  • Would I get a sponsorship in Australia?
  • How much money will I earn in Australia?
  • Which city should I go to for the best opportunities for what I do?

So, what are the answers?

Nobody can really tell you whether or not you’d get a job in Australia, ultimately that’s down to you to impress a potential employer at an interview, whether that be face-to-face or by Skype or telephone. So it is an impossible question to answer.

It is true to say though that some skills are in more demand here than others, and on that basis if you have a skill that is highly desired in Australia, you would appear to have a better chance. I couldn’t tell you what that chance is though, I simply don’t keep up to date all the latest shortages on any of the skills lists.

I’ve already provided a link to those lists earlier in this article, so you can check for yourself to see if your skill is there. But even if your skill is on one of those lists, there is still no guarantee that you will find a job here.

I really do recommend those who have concerns in this area to talk with a MARA registered migration agent or a recruitment Specialist. My Visa Assessment Service does include a full skills lists search for those looking to come here on any of the General Skilled Migration visas.

How much money can I earn in Australia?

Good question.

If you want to know how much money you might earn here in Australia, that’s actually quite straightforward, please visit the following Australian Government’s website:

Simply search for your skill in their database and find out a huge amount of information, including average weekly earnings.

That only leaves one more question to answer, and that’s which city might be best for you given the skill you have. Again, impossible for me to answer, but I would suggest you search any or all of the below recommended online employment agencies for what you do, and simply see which cities or states come up with the most opportunities for what it is that you do.

Four of the top online employment sites in Australia

They are:

More useful links:

My post on job hunting may be useful… Finding a Job in Australia Compared with the UK

For your professional Australian resume, I recommend The Resume Centre

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For more information about job sponsorships from DIBP…

Visit: Employer Sponsored Workers

Current Available Job Sponsorships

If you are looking for sponsorship in Australia, from time to time I do get jobs listed on the following page:

Applying for Sponsorships

Finally, if you are seriously looking for a job sponsorship here in Australia, don’t forget to check out this page:

Important: Please read before commenting…

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{ 1139 comments… read them below or add one }

Ang July 12, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Hello Bob,

I am looking to get sponsores to help me get Accounting or finance jobs, but it is really been difficult one. I completed my degreee and dilpomas in Sydney, and have good expiernece in IT too, but so far I am stuck for last 6 year in Australia to apply for PR.

Any good recommendations please.
Thanks Ang

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BobinOz July 18, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Hi Ang

All the advice I’ve got is written above. Good luck.

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wilma sinclair July 22, 2011 at 7:26 am

My daughter is a NZ citizen working in OZ for 2 years. Her fiancee is in US,and wants to come and work and live in OZ. He has the qualifications.Is there any benefit if they were married rather than just engaged?

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BobinOz July 22, 2011 at 9:52 pm

I suppose that depends if your daughter’s boyfriend can get a visa independently. If you can, no problem, but if he can’t then perhaps he would, but a MARA registered migration agent would be able to clear up precisely what he would need to do to get a visa.

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wilma sinclair July 25, 2011 at 3:22 pm

Thanks for the information. I thought that might be the case,but will check up,as you can be partners here in NZ

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BobinOz July 25, 2011 at 10:18 pm

I didn’t know that, about New Zealand. In that case, I would definitely check up, because I am not an expert on the ins and outs of getting a visa, so I could be wrong. Wouldn’t want to force them to get married for no reason :-)

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Agatha August 8, 2011 at 1:32 am

Hi Bob
i am a registered nurse and midwife from west Africa and about sending my documents for assessment to AHPRA
How do i get a sponsor to australia when my assessment letter is out?

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Amit Serma August 17, 2011 at 10:18 pm

Dear Sir,
My brother is working in Australia with pr. he wants to call his parents aged 57 and 47, so that they can live with him, because my parents are always worried for him and they stay in India alone. I am a married lady so I cannot live with them.
So kindly can u please guide us for what type of visa and the cheapest cost for my parents to live with my brother and do little job such as coffee shop or small Indian food restaurant or a small store they can run for. My brother can afford their living costs and this will also cure my mom’s sickness.
I would be very grateful if you would advise me so that in less cost my parent reaches Australia to my brother.
Thanks

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BobinOz August 18, 2011 at 12:31 am

Click on the link in the top navigation menu called Migration Advice. Then select the page about how to get a visa. Watch the video and then click the link to the Australian Governments website and go through the visa wizard for yourself.

The answer to the first question about why you want to come to Australia should be…..

To live with my partner, parent, child or other family member

And take it from there. There is no “cheapest way”, your best hope is that there is a way. Whatever it costs will be part of the deal. Good luck.

Cheers

Bob

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Annie August 23, 2011 at 12:16 am

hi could you tell me how much my son would need to sponsor me into austalia im 47 the only way i could get a works visa is if i can find an employer whos willing to sponsor me as my work experience in the hospitality industry isnt classed as a skilled job

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BobinOz August 24, 2011 at 8:49 pm

Hi Annie

That’s not a question I can answer, but as far as I’m aware, being sponsored by your son, how ever much money that might cost, will not guarantee you entry into Australia. There is a lot more to it than that.

You need to go through my page about how to get a visa, it’s under the Migration Advice link in the above navigation menu.

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Laura October 6, 2011 at 10:49 pm

Hi :) i am from England and currently on a working holiday visa which i have been on for 2 months now, i have been wroking at a early childhood centre because i have qualifications in that area, i am planning to study to do my diploma while working there, the boss has given me permanant hours there now and i would really like to stay, how do i go about getting a sponsor to stay there, where do i look for the application form (theres so many) where do i start?… i would like to print some information out to show to my boss, help me please! thanks
Laura

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BobinOz October 7, 2011 at 9:55 pm

Laura

I think you have to say to your boss “I want to stay in Australia, can you sponsor me?” He has to convince the Australian government he cannot find a suitable employee who is Australian before he can sponsor someone from another country. He will know whether he can or can’t do that or even if he is prepared to try.

So start there and see what happens.

Good luck!

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australiastudent September 21, 2014 at 11:19 am

Hi Bob, I have the same situation as Laura and trying to find a sponsor, actually I am on Brisbane under a student visa but as i spoke with migration they told me that I can change the visa if i get a sponsor, actually i am studying master for business management and i can pay all the fees if required ? Thank you for all your help in this last year , your page have been very helpful to me and we can meet one day if you would like. Look forward to hearing from you, Best regards Alerti

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BobinOz September 22, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Yes, it is not easy getting a sponsor, as I mentioned in the above article though, the package that I sell on my page How to Find a Sponsored Job in Australia will definitely help your search.

Good luck, Bob

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Usha October 7, 2011 at 5:35 pm

hi, I am an Indian, my daughter work in Sydney with pr. Even my son is completing his study. They are my only children. I am a primary teacher in India. Is it possible for me to get a primary teaching job in Sydney at the age of 47 so that I and my husband can live with my children. If is it possible what documents should i need, please let me know.
thanks

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BobinOz October 7, 2011 at 9:57 pm

Usha

Yes, it’s possible, but it really won’t be easy. I have no idea which documents you need, but I’d suggest at this stage what you really need is a job offer from somebody prepared to sponsor you. Until you have that, you don’t need any documents.

Your age is against you and so is time, so I’d start applying for jobs as soon as possible and see what comes of it.

Cheers

Bob

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Sean October 11, 2011 at 11:26 am

Hi Bob

So this is the story,ive been to Australia before in 2007 on a working holiday visa,i did not complete my seasonal work therefore i was refused my second working holiday visa.im currently in New Zealand on my second working holiday visa,i have 6 months left,i really really wanted to go to go back to Australia,but need advice on what are my options to get me back in?i would luv to get residency there also eventually.
I dont really have any qualification apart from high school,i was thinking of doing a course in gas fitting or plumbing some short course that could help me get back in is this an idea?

Or do you have any other ideas to help?
Please help me

Thanks
Sean

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Ravinder Singh October 18, 2011 at 7:16 am

Dear Bob,
Hope your doing well mate, anyways am delighted to been granted regional skilled visa 475 for Orana, Nsw, Australia from Diac. So my questions to you are..

1) What will be the right time to land in nsw to search for engineering jobs i.e nov 2011 or jan 2012??
2) Do you recommend any job consultants for engineering jobs in regional NSW?

kindly advise, as landing a job is my prime concern.
Kind Regards

Ravinder
Electrical Engineer

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BobinOz October 19, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Hi Ravinder

Congratulations on getting your 475, hope you enjoye Australia as much as I do.

I’m afraid I can’t help you with your questions though, everything I know about getting a job can be read on these pages and the links out from it.

Good luck!

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Giyono Asfarrasyid October 18, 2011 at 10:24 am

Hello. I am an Indonesian citizen, living in Yogyakarta and teaching English and Marine Hotel for Yogyakarta Tourism Academy. I was working for Carnival Cruise Lines since 2003 to 2010 as floor manager. I want to work as the same skill in Australia. For further information, I was graduated from Economic Dept, majoring in marketing management in 2000. How can be possible to get it. Thanks

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Albert C V October 28, 2011 at 3:16 am

i’m a nurse holding all qualifications to apply for a bridging course..can i find a university seat on my own through internet…if yes please get me the details

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BobinOz November 4, 2011 at 11:40 pm

I would be surprised if you can’t, Google seems to know where everything is. Me, I sometimes lose my car keys.

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Adil November 1, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Hi BOB,
I have got VF475 sponsored by Orana region. I am planning to land Aus on end of this december. I am curious to know how to find a relavent job in Orana since I am a civil engineer. Anyways my question is, if I would remain fail to find any relavent job in the regional area can I switch any other region, if yes then how I have to pursue it.
Also which city is good for me to move first, for carrier purposes.I would like any kind of advise from yourside before I land Australia.

Reagrds,

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ravinder November 6, 2011 at 2:37 pm

hi Adil,

One of my friend has already landed in Dubbo. yes you can change your region after 2-3 months, but you have prove that you were not able to find a job!!

Am also coming in Jan end. We should get in touch & discuss about it.

Cheers
Ravinder

ps: “Dear Bob,
Hope your doing well mate, anyways am delighted to been granted regional skilled visa 475 for Orana, Nsw, Australia from Diac. So my questions to you are..

1) What will be the right time to land in nsw to search for engineering jobs i.e nov 2011 or jan 2012??
2) Do you recommend any job consultants for engineering jobs in regional NSW?

kindly advise, as landing a job is my prime concern.
Kind Regards

Ravinder
Electrical Engineer”

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BobinOz November 6, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Ravinder

Congratulations on securing your visa.

I’m not sure it makes any difference when you search for your job, so I’d search when it suits you. And no, I don’t know any consultants, but there are plenty about. Check out the three employment agencies above and see if there are any linked to them.

Good luck!

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BobinOz November 4, 2011 at 11:41 pm

Adil and Giyono,

I can’t answer these kind of questions, but this page might help…..
Questions About Moving to Australia
or this one….
Migration Advice

Cheers

Bob

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Adil November 10, 2011 at 8:35 pm

Dear Ravinder,
you can contact me at basali_69@hotmail.com for any future proceedings.

Reagrds,
Adil

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Livya November 21, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Hi Bob,

I am not here with queries. But I have to express my gratitude for your excellent blog.
I appreciate your patience and concern to answer all queries.
Good work Bob. Keep going.

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BobinOz November 22, 2011 at 4:48 pm

Well thanks Livya, that’s much appreciated.

Cheers

Bob

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kiani November 24, 2011 at 2:33 pm

hi i am zaneb,i am lookign for sponsorship in IT system Analyst /system support engineer

can some one help me

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Victoria December 5, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Hey, Bob

Not sure if i’m putting this in the right section, but i’m here now, so sod it….

I’m a student nurse in the UK about to enter year 2 (looks like we’re another year closer to getting you that beer) So. I have the opportunity to take a self-funded elective placement in my second year. I have emailed all the health authorities across Australia and am having no joy as yet as to them accepting overseas students at any hospitals. (The Royal Darwin initially said It would be possible to place me for the 2 weeks, but have now decided they can’t take me as i’m an overseas student…..bit of a bummer, as I got all excited, like….so 3 months in and i’m back to square one!!)

Basically, just hoping that either yourself, or someone on here, may have an idea of who I might approach with regards to perhaps getting a clinical placement? Shame, as I got all excited about Darwin, absolutely gutted……. however I appreciate that the hospitals have to give priority to their Australian students.

Like I mentioned, though, it’s self funded (flights, accommodation and nosh) plus I do it for free. Surely someone will take me?!!!! Any ideas, folks??

Victoria

(The one that Hearts You)

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BobinOz December 7, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Hi Victoria

I’d love to offer you a placement, but I don’t run a hospital :-) I wish I knew how I could help you, but I don’t.

Can anyone help Victoria? Anyone got any advice?

I hope you find something soon, Australia is waiting for you.

Cheers

Bob

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Victoria December 21, 2011 at 6:27 am

Hey, Bob

I just wanted to share the good news – I have been offered a placement in Yarram Victoria, so am over the moon!!!!

The fact it’s quiet doesn’t bother me, as the 2 weeks either side of my placement will be spent sat on my backside on 90mile beech and having a look around Melbourne (all going to plan).

So. Now I just need to figure out which visa I need – i’m not technically working as it’s unpaid, but it’s not really a holiday either…. a trip to Australia House in London on Friday will hopefully point me in the right direction. Fingers crossed all the paperwork goes through and roll on November 2012!!

Take care,

Victoria (soon to be in Victoria, hehe!)

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BobinOz December 21, 2011 at 9:59 pm

Congratulations! It’ll be lovely around there, Lakes Entrance to the north is really beautiful and you won’t be far from Melbourne. There will be plenty to see and do.

Hopefully the people who have offered you the placement will help you out with the visa. Do let me know how it goes.

Cheers

Bob

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Victoria December 23, 2011 at 6:22 pm

Will do!

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brandon March 19, 2014 at 7:01 am

Hi Victoria congratulations!!! my name is Brandon a second year diagnostic imaging student in Swindon, england. I would love to do an elective in australia doing radiography. Could you please tell me the process and any website you went to for applications or requests to these hospitals?…and which visa did you get?..sorry for all the questions but I know of people at the hospital where I am on placement who went for an elective in australia and then got a permanent job after graduating.

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preet December 14, 2011 at 3:30 am

hi Bob,
i am registered nurse from south australia….i am looking for sponsorship from south australia…do you know any hospitals , nursing homes in SA which sponsor nurses or website or links that can help me finding employer sponsorship.
cheers

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BobinOz December 16, 2011 at 9:59 pm

No, sorry, I don’t. There are plenty around if you search, but none that I know well enough to recommend. Good luck! I am looking for one though, if I find one, I’ll let you know.

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Owen December 14, 2011 at 8:07 am

Hi Bob,

Firstly I’d like to congratulate you on a very informative website!

I am 24 year old business management graduate from the UK, with 3 years experience in marketing, and looking to get hold of a working visa for Australia. I aim to be in Oz by May 2012, and I have a couple of questions:

a) Once I am in Australia, do I simply have to gain 3 months of work in order to secure my 2nd year working visa?

b) How easy is it to apply and secure a job in Marketing (either Melbourne or Sydney) before actually heading out to Australia? Do they need proof of a working visa before taking my application seriously?

c) If I was to come to Australia without having secured a job in Marketing, what are the chances of getting bar work in places like Sydney/Melbourne? (I have previous bar experience)

Any feedback on this would be much appreciated Bob, thanks again.

Owen

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BobinOz December 16, 2011 at 10:03 pm

hi Owen

You may be right about a), I’ve heard a similar thing. But I’m not really up on the latest rules so you need to check the shore with someone who would know, like a MARA registered migration agent.

As for your other two questions, who knows? I really can’t answer.

Cheers

Bob

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preet December 19, 2011 at 3:39 pm

thanx i a lot…i’ll appreciate it :))

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Mark December 20, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Hey,
I’m in oz 2 months and I’m working and my boss said he’s willing to sponsor me but he has left the responsibility on me to get the wheels turning so to speak, im here on a working holiday visa, can you give me some advice on where to begin, and would you also know how much approx it will cost,

Thank you very much,
Mark

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BobinOz December 21, 2011 at 9:51 pm

Beyond the scope of my knowledge I’m afraid Mark, I think you need to talk to a MARA registered migration agent. If you’re interested, I can put you in touch with one, just let me know.

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Karen January 2, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Hi,
First wanted to say how much I’ve been enjoying your website that I recently came across. I’m still working my way through posts and blogs but so far hadn’t seen anything on a particular situation that would apply to me so thought I’d ask u a question and you might be able to point me to more info. I’ve been researching and considering a move to NZ but am now also thinking about whether Australia might be another way to go. One main issue that concerns me with NZ is the cost of living in relation to NZ salaries as well as finding work – Australia sounds more positive on this front – any thoughts from what you know? I’m a NZ citizen and my husband is a US citizen and we live in the US now. I believe I should be able to come to Australia and work based on being a NZ citizen – do u know any more about how this works? Also, does the age restriction matter for my husband if we can move based on my citizenship? He will be 48 in a few months and just wanted to get a sense on whether we are facing an age issue. Thanks in advance for any help u can provide and Happy New Year!!

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BobinOz January 3, 2012 at 10:21 pm

Hi Karen

I don’t really know anything about NZ, so I can’t help you with any salary or work availability comparisons there. Maybe somebody else here can help, anybody?

As for getting in to Australia, I’m pretty sure that if you qualify your husband will automatically qualify with you, irrespective of his age. That’s my understanding, but I’m not a registered MARA migration agent and don’t know all the rules.

Hope it all works out for you and happy New Year to you too.

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Karen January 5, 2012 at 6:46 am

Hi Bob,
Thanks for your reply, hopefully someone else amongst your vast reading audience may be able to help :-). My impression is quite a few NZers have moved to Australia for work so maybe someone will be able to provide more on their experience. I will check the official websites for more info but it’s always great to here from people with direct experience. Am thinking about planning a trip to Brisbane maybe early 2013 – what time of year is good to visit? I’d rather avoid the one month you mentioned where it’s very hot and humid (don’t want to scare my husband off the idea), but to get a good idea of Summer there to see if the heat is too much for us. I’m not worried about the winters after living in upstate NY where it’s 7 degrees fahrenheit currently!

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BobinOz January 5, 2012 at 12:48 pm

My favourite time of the year in Brisbane is probably March through to May. As a rule, but not guaranteed, it’s when we get what I call our “Californian weather”. 25 to 28°C with clear blue skies almost every day.

I hope you find out what you need to know about New Zealand.

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Sue Lee January 9, 2012 at 4:39 am

Hi Bob,

I am interested to move to Australia. Currently I have over 20 years working in a retirement home in Canada in the administrative department and part of my job is dealing and helping seniors. I have thoroughly enjoyed my job and would like to know what are my chances of working in the same field and getting an employer to sponsor me.

Thank you.

Sue Lee

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BobinOz January 9, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Everything I know about getting a job sponsorship is on my page about Getting a Job or a Sponsorship – check it out.

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Devi Lal November 2, 2012 at 1:10 am

Greetings!!!

It is with great eagerness that I am looking for the opportunities related to my profile in UK, USA, Australia & Canada. I am Computer Application Graduate; I have Microsoft certifications – MCP, MCSE, MCTS and perusing MBA in Information Technology from SMU. Having more than 6 years of extensive experience in IT (Windows 2008/2003 Servers at single or multi domain platforms including management of Active Directory, Group policy, DNS and DHCP).

In my previous professional experience I have worked on Compliance Management, Incident management, Operations Management, Inventory management, Vendor Management, Contract Negotiations, Budget Management, Project Management, Resource Management, Network Management, Information Security Management, Team Management, Strategy Management, and Service Management.
I would embrace the opportunity to meet with you in person so we can further discuss, in detail, how my diverse skill and experience will allow me to make a valuable contribution to your company. I have submitting herewith my detailed resume for your kind perusal. If I given a chance to work, I assure you that I will leave no stone unturned in field of satisfying my superiors with my hard, sincere & honest working to their best satisfaction.

I hope your kindness will give me a chance to work at your earliest responses.

looking forwarded to your kind responses .

Please send me your kind suggestions / help in process of getting a work permit

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BobinOz November 2, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Good luck with that, but I have no idea who you are talking to.

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Jonathna January 9, 2012 at 8:41 am

hi there bob. i am seeking jobs online via seek. i would like to get a sponsored visa, but my question to you is. my Girl friend is over in Oz at the moment, is there any way that i would go over on their visa, as her whole family relocated on a 457 visa. i just want to know is there anything else that i can do to get over? any positive advice to knock over the employer to employ me? I am a manager in the hospitality industry. the same company that i work for is in perth, but i don’t want to go to perth. more to the s.a any ideas?

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BobinOz January 9, 2012 at 6:12 pm

As far as I am aware, you would have to apply for your visa in your own right only. You would only be able to get in with your girlfriend if you could prove a long-term relationship with her, living together for a period of time as man and wife.

But I am not an expert in this field, so it’s only my opinion. If you want an accurate answer you will need to speak to a MARA registered migration agent.

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Rinku Dhiman January 10, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Dear Sir,

This is Rinku from India and i have hold my Master Degree in Chemistry stream and my study background is very strong like as average percentage was each classes 70-74% and my communication skill is also very well, so than i want to pursue my Master in Accounting (Professional) from any universities of Australia and i think this course will be 1.5-2 years. Now my Question is how much time given to me after complete this Masters (mean allow to work permit after compilation my study in Australia) and what will be the eligibility for PR. reply me soon as possible.

Thank you & Regards.
Rinku Dhiman

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MARA Miki January 11, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Hi Rinku,

There is a “new” criteria assessing the genuineness of students. A master degree on chemistry should be enough for you to get accredited in Australia and save you the time and money of going through a 2yr course with no guarantee.

I have to look up the actual “work experience” time given as rules tend to change on the daily bases at the moment.

Best Regards

Miki
Principal, Registered Migration Agent

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brandon March 19, 2014 at 7:10 am

Goodday Miki
my name is brandon im a 2nd year radiogphy student in england and would love an elective placement at a brisbane/queensland hospital as my friend who live their said i can stay by him…I would like to know what steps i need to take to get some kind of visa? im 32 years old and graduate next year. And pls inform me of any costs I have to pay to you for example to get things sorted.
sorry for all the questions

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BobinOz March 19, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Hi Brandon

Miki has moved on, but I now have Simon working with me here, he is a more than capable and qualified MARA migration agent. That said, I think your enquiry, given that you are looking for an elective placement which I assume is a way of continuing your studies here, may be better dealt with by my student expert. He will give you a free assessment, please check out my Student Visas page.

Good luck, Bob

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Victoria Marie January 12, 2012 at 9:25 am

Hi Bob,

Im not sure if you can help me with my question, but if not could you try and point me in the right direction?

I am coming to Australia in Sep on a working Visa, but I will be trying to find a job in Public Relations as that is what I do in the UK. Can I apply for such jobs on this Visa or will it only allow me to do bar jobs ect? And also do you know if it is possible for a company to sponsor me permanently for this profession or do I have to be a skilled worker?

Any help or advice you could give me would be fantastic, I want to make sure I know all my options before I come over. Victoria x x

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BobinOz January 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

As far as I am aware there aren’t any restrictions on who you can work for on a working visa, other than that you cannot work for the government. A bigger problem may be how you convince an employer to hire you when you do not have long term residency.

For an employer to be able to sponsor you, your job specification needs to be on some kind of list somewhere. You can find out more information on my page about Getting a Job or a Sponsorship

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Adam January 29, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Hi Bob,
Nice article,Im really stuck at the moment,I have been offered a 457 visa, however after doing my research I dont fall into the right criteria for the job im being offered,i.e I dont have the qualifications to suit the job in terms of them being on paper.
Is Immigration just going to see me as an un-skilled worker?! Im in a regional area and I think all concessions for regional areas are gone?
Its really frustrating because the company wants to keep me and I want to stay.
Is there anyway way around this?
Kind regards,
Adam Harpur.

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MARA Miki January 29, 2012 at 8:51 pm

Adam,

Is there any way you could give me more details of your case? Based on your information unfortunately i am unable to give you any advice. I have now partnered with Bob, so you can send info to him or check out my Visa Assessment Service.

Best Regards

Miki
Principal, Registered Migration Agent

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Allison February 28, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Hi
My husband is a Royal Marine and has served in the forces for 12 years .
Can you please give any advice as to whether there are visa opportunites to emigrate to Australia via the forces. We have tried via my husbands work but they do not have any answers.
Thankyou
Allison

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BobinOz February 29, 2012 at 12:47 am

As far as I am aware, you need to be an Australian citizen to work for any of the Australian forces. That said, I do know of a RAF pilot who was fast tracked into becoming an Australian citizen because they wanted him in their forces. But I think he had already moved here on a temporary visa.

I think it’s something you need qualified advice on, have you looked at my Visa Assessment Service, it might be just what you need.

Good luck!

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Philip March 9, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Hi
Could you help me? I am on a holiday visa in Oz. My sister is a resident and her partner is Australian. He has offered me the chance to work with him but I have no qualifications. Can he still sponsor me to work for him or do I require qualifications? Does he have to prove that an Australian cannot do the work I will be doing? It’s mostly outdoor, farm work etc. Please reply as soon as you can as I have only a few weeks left on my holiday visa.
Thanks

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Philip March 9, 2012 at 10:36 pm

PS I have already had a year’s working holiday visa. I’m 32 years old. Thanks Philip

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BobinOz March 10, 2012 at 1:00 am

I don’t know the rules, but I seriously doubt you’ll have any luck with this one. I believe your sisters partner would have to prove there are no Australians qualified to do the job, but as the job needs no qualifications, that would be very difficult.

Sorry!

But don’t take my word for it, I am not an expert, you really should be talking to someone who is, like a MARA registered migration agent.

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Philip March 10, 2012 at 1:12 am

Thanks for the reply bob..it’s what I thought the answer might be as I don’t have qualifications…bummer!! Do you know if I can get the Spouse sponsorship through my sister?? I am not the “only remaining family member overseas” as my parents, brothers and sisters live in my home country. I guess I’ll be returning home after my holiday visa runs out as I want to be able to go to Oz on holidays in the future…

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MARA Miki March 10, 2012 at 1:43 pm

Hi Philip,

I am not familiar with agricultural/ farm workers and regulations related, but most people wont have much qualification on the field, as well as farms are normally on regional areas.

I’ll ask somebody on Monday regarding this and message you

Brgds

Miki
Registere Migration Agent

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chandrashekhar March 10, 2012 at 11:47 am

hi bob,
I am working in Australia as a PR ,can i sponser my elder brother who alredy got the TRA for Machinist,Is it require IELTS for him,,,,,please help

Thank you
chandrashekhar

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MARA Miki March 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Hi Chandrashekhar

IELTS is a requirement of most visa types, especially skilled visas.

Brgds

Miki
Registere Migration Agent

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chandrashekhar March 11, 2012 at 6:26 pm

can i sponser my brother as a PR, if yes, pease tell me how, and what is requirement for it,,,,,,

thanking you

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Nasir Ali March 11, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Dear Bob

i am very glad to have your blog to get my query answered,
sir i guess you already know me but however i will explian you about me current situation
i had applied for GSM 175 Visa in march 2008 and i am basically a toolmaker with profession i had enclosed my ielts results and TRA reults as well in the final lodgement of my application but still now i have only recieved the client reference number only no direct reply i tried calling them i cant reach them evenafter spending
lot of money in calling cards please advice me how to contact them excluding the mail and ausi website contact number!!!

thanks for your reply & service

Nasir Ali

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MARA Miki March 12, 2012 at 9:07 am

Nasir,

If you lodged your application by yourself you will need to contact DIAC directly. If you used an agent, you need to get the update from the agent.

I know it wasn’t much help, but unfortunately this is the fact.

Good luck

Miki

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dinesh chetri March 12, 2012 at 6:03 pm

sir i have done my mba from india so i want to get job in australia anywhere ..what is the procedure to get jobs there …..i have done mba in mareketing…sir it will be grateful to reply my answer i want to know that what should i do the steps how to apply for visa and i want to get agood job..pls tell me what shouldi do first i should depend on agent and my uncles son leaves in australia

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MARA Miki March 12, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Dinesh,

Migration agents are not recruitment agents, unfortunately i cannot help you in your job search. You can try the ausjob website as it is designed for professionals from all over the world to find a job/sponsor

Brgds

Miki

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moe March 12, 2012 at 10:24 pm

i,m lecturer in engineering college in electrical department . my qualifications is masters in electrical engineering.can i be eligible for australian immigration and one thing my sister in law is australian citizen,can it be any help
cheers mate

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MARA Miki March 12, 2012 at 11:30 pm

Hi Moe,

You possibly are eligible, however you have not provided me with enough info to determine this. If you interested please check out the check out Visa Assessment Service link on this website and we can go from there.

Brgds

Miki

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Louise Armour March 12, 2012 at 11:51 pm

Dear Bob
Firstly thank you for your informative website.
After reading all the info on Parent Migrant Visa and Job Sponsorship my brain has literally been swamped so am very confused. I am wanting to explain my situation to you and am hoping you can give me a simple guide /advice if I am able to get any visa to beable to live in Australia on a permanent basis. I am one of four siblings, we are scattered all over the world.
I am 48 years of age. I am divorced and single. My only 21 year old child lives and works in Australia. I know I can apply for a Parent Migrant Visa. My question to you is….. will I have to wait the some 20 years for the visa to be approved / granted?
Secondly, my brother owns and self runs his business based in Gympie with no other employees. Is he able to sponsor me to come and assist him in his business to do his accounts. I do not have the Diploma’s etc. required under the skills required section as the college certificates I have are not recognised but I have 29 years work experience with written references. My question to you is …… Will my brother beable to sponsor me to come and work for him? At the end of the day I just want to be in Australia to be on the same continent as my child so am trying to possibly use any of the options available to me.

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BobinOz March 13, 2012 at 12:26 am

Hi Louise

Well, the Australian immigration department doesn’t usually take 20 years to process applications for visas. as for whether you’re brother can offer you a job sponsorship, I’m really not sure.

Miki, who has answered quite a few comments here, is a registered MARA migration agent and he does offer a Visa Assessment Service – it’s not free but it will give you the answers you require. Check out the page to see what you think. And good luck!

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MARA Miki March 13, 2012 at 9:18 am

Hi Louise,

First of all i need to tell Bob that the expected waiting time for a partner visa is about 15ish years. /sorry mate :)/

No qualification is not necessary the problem, if you have 29 years of experience as (an accountant?) you should be able to pull through a skills assessment, however does he need a full time (accountant?)

Miki

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BobinOz March 14, 2012 at 11:36 am

15 years to get a partner visa!!! What’s all that about? What kind of visa’s take that long? Sorry Louise, I’ve not heard of this.

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gareth March 14, 2012 at 7:58 pm

hi i am from south africa,i am a quilified electrician and looking for a job sponsorship.your help would be greately appreciated.
thanks

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BobinOz March 14, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Sorry Gareth, that’s not what I do. I am on the lookout for a recruitment company to work with me, no joy yet. If anything turns up, I’ll post it on here. Good luck!

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philip March 14, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Hi Miki, did u get anywhere with my question about sponsorsiip with no qualificathon and farm work? U said u would ask someone on monday for me. Thanks

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MARA Miki March 15, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Hi Philip, asked 2 people got 2 absolutely different answer and my interpretation of the legislation is that you’ll need some kind of qualification, or significant experience so you can be assessed and get an RPL.

I have an idea for you but i’d like you to email Bob and ask him to forward the email to me so we can do this more private. It is a pathway that would get you into the country.

Miki

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Louise Armour March 16, 2012 at 2:19 am

Hi Bobinoz & Miki
Thanks for your replies. Regarding a Parent Migrant Visa and a Partner Visa surely to goodness a Partner Visa will not take 15 years to be processed? Will the applicant for a Parent Migrant visa (which I am enquiring about)or a Partner Visa be allowed to be in Australia to work whilst the application is being processed? Secondly I am a bookkeeper and my brother will require me to work for him on a full time basis if I was to get a sponsorship from him. Will that make any difference in my chances of getting into Australia, if so what would be the next step forward?

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BobinOz March 16, 2012 at 10:42 pm

That’s one for Miki, I’m still shocked it might take that long.

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MARA Miki March 17, 2012 at 9:36 am

Hi Louise,

The “plain” partner visa will take about 15 years if you lodge now. If you go on the website of DIAC (sorry dont have a link, writing from a phone) you can find a “calculator” that tells you how many people waiting and what is the expected time of decision. Last time i checked it was about 19000 people and cca 15 years.

Partner visa processing time is a lot shorter, but we aren’t talking about that.

next step forward is to see whether you qualify for a visa based on your skills.
there is a link on this page that takes you to an assessment page. I suggest you to get it done and we’ll work on the rest

Brgds

Miki

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shahzad ali March 17, 2012 at 7:02 pm

sir i request you.i live in alone in pakistan and i have no money but i passad the d.com i like your country very much pls anyone sponser visa i very thankful to you. my age is 18year pls i raqust you give visa

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BobinOz March 19, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Sorry, can’t help you with that one.

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Alfio March 19, 2012 at 1:33 am

Hi Bob!

i am a professional Chef Italian Nationality with international experience i would like to have a working life experience in Australia which type of visa you suggest ?

Kind Regards

Alfio

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MARA Miki March 19, 2012 at 10:44 am

Alfio,

You could find a sponsor or even (if you meet the age criteria) go for a working holiday visa

Miki

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Nadine Myers March 19, 2012 at 6:08 pm

I recommend going for a 457 employer sponsored visa. Many Australian restaurants etc are sponsoring overseas chefs in this category; and if you have good, specialised experience, you have an excellent chance of being considered.

Do a Google search for “chef jobs with 457 sponsorship”, and you will find a list of websites that have jobs advertised or information on how to find 457 visa sponsorship for overseas chefs.

Good luck!

Nadine

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Rubby March 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Hi BOB,
I have done diploma in disability from sydney. I am lloking for employer sponsorship. plese can you help me.

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Alderi March 21, 2012 at 11:46 pm

Hi BOB,

Good day for you,

Thanks a log for granting us a part of your precious time and we are highly appreciate it.

I am a 35 years Electrical Engineer ,recently got my 475 Visa Sponsored by SA government, planned to move to Adelaide on the coming October, I just want to know that what are the ways by which we can demonstrate that we are living in South Australia or under the sponsorship of the designated Area? As you know that holder of 475 Visa should prove that he lived for 2 years and worked full time for one year prior to applying for PR visa. I am asking this question because I have an intention to live with an OZi family and share their house there and that means no tenancy contract or E, W or G bills will be in my name!!!!

Thanking you in advance for your answer and looking forward to hearing from you soon.

Best Regards,

Alderi

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MARA Miki March 22, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Hi Alderi,

Your drivers license will have the address registered, as well as most likely your bank will have the correct address, your mobile phone provider etc etc.
You can join the Gym, the local rsl club and so forth
Judging by the “we” you have a family/spouse therefore there will be more than evidence.

Good luck and enjoy those beautiful wines from the Barossa!

Brgds

Miki
Registere Migration Agent

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Sue Lee March 29, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Hi Bob,

I have a friend who is looking into a 3-year nursing course in Australia (she will be 53 of age upon graduation) and hope to apply for resident status in Australia or work sponsorship to work as a nurse. What is the possibility of her being approved for resident status or sponsorship status. She has a brother who is an Australian citizen. Can he sponsor her as well? Thanks for the advice.

SLee

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MARA Miki March 29, 2012 at 9:24 pm

Hi Sue,

As of this moment 50 is the maximum age for GSM visas, there is a chance that as of 1 July -with the new GSM changes- they will remove this criteria, however your friend still have to be able to meet the 65 point benchmark.

There is another way to get sponsored, but that would be a very lengthy process even if she qualified.

I am not saying that she has no chance however this will not be easy…

Brgds

Miki
Registere Migration Agent

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Azman March 30, 2012 at 10:33 pm

hello Bob,
My wife is studying graduate diploma in teaching primary in australia. My daughter and myself are with her under dependent and spouse visa. I saw that Post Study work visa is given to bachelors degree holders and masters degree holder BUT NOT to graduate diploma holders. as such i was hoping if there is anything else that my wife or myself can do to extend our stay and then apply for PR.

Please advice

Azman

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BobinOz April 2, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Sorry Azman, that’s a Specific questions about visas., I just can’t answer those, I’m not qualified.

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Ruso April 1, 2012 at 2:48 am

Can anyone get a job with one year experience in Australia. I am 21 and will have a one year experience as a Technical Writer by the end of this year.

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MARA Miki April 2, 2012 at 5:13 pm

Hi Ruso,

Without being rude or disrespectful: it is up to you! but you’d be surprised to know that there are graduates here with no experience applying for jobs :)

You just need to start looking and applying. However if you are overseas, you may want to come over to try to secure a job and get sponsored etc.

Brgds

Miki

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Sarah April 1, 2012 at 8:06 am

Hi bob, I just happened across ur site last nite and it’s brilliant!!!so informative!! I admire the way that u continue to give people advice on how to emigrate it’s fantastic to get this straight from the horses mouth as we say here in Ireland!! :-)
I am not without question for u thou if u can help me in any way, my partner and I are really considering goin to oz for a yr on a Whv but are unsure what is the best route for us to take! My bro lives out there for the past 7 yrs and has his citizenship granted and is just after opening his own restaurant with his Aussie partner! My partners bro also lives out there with his wife and 2 children, they have been livin in oz for the past 3yrs after 5yrs in Ireland havin previously lived in oz for 8 yrs! They has citizenship too, and has told us that he has jobs out there for us but what I’m wondering is if he can sponsor my partner in and if my brother can sponsor me in? How would we go about it?
Any help at all u can offer me id be grateful
Cheers
Sarah

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MARA Miki April 2, 2012 at 5:55 pm

Hi Sarah,

Unfortunately i am unable to give you a straight answer, as i dont know much about you or your partner. I can do an assessment for you -if you interested- to see whether you do qualify for a temporary or a permanent sponsorship or any other options.

Visa Assessment Service

Brgds

Miki

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BobinOz April 2, 2012 at 8:01 pm

Hi Sarah

Yes, Miki is right, a visa assessment is probably your best option. Lots of information is needed to make an assessment, way more than anyone would be prepared to put into a comment thread. Glad you like my site though :-)

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sarah b April 3, 2012 at 1:34 am

Hi BobInOz.

I have just attended a migration seminar and was informed how simple it would be for myself and partner to move there.

I am 23 and he is 28. We both work in business insurance for major EU banks and have done so for 4 years now.

After speaking to a migration agent at the seminar he informed us that (unlike we thought) we wouldnt need to train in a ‘needed’ trade but instead: Get a 1 year working visa and find a job in finance in Oz. Next, after that 1s year, do 3 months in agriculture to obtain a 2nd year working visa. After this it seems we could find an employer in finance/insurance/banking (our ‘trade’ already) to sponsor us for up to 4 years. At this point, with sponsorship; we could apply for permenant residency after 2 years.

This seems far too simple a case. We are both very good at our jobs and earn our business alot of moeny so potentially would have no problem securing a job initially but in terms of sponsorship will this really work?

Any advice would be greatfully received.

Thanks

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BobinOz April 4, 2012 at 2:24 pm

Hmm, yes, this approach to (ultimately) getting permanent residency in Australia could possibly work, but I think there are a lot of ifs on the way. I’m not 100% on this, but I’m not sure that you can work for the same employer for the whole one year with a working holiday visa. I think the idea is to move around a bit. So that could be a possible flaw to his plan.

But I am not a MARA migration agent, but I do know somebody who is. I’m going to ask him to take a look at this plan and come back to you.

Cheers

Bob

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MARA Miki April 4, 2012 at 2:56 pm

Hi Sarah,

It does sound fairly simple, however there are a few small problems with it:
You can stay up to 12 months on a working holiday visa (so guessing the 12+3 is out)
You can work for one employer for up to 6 months (12 months is out)

But, yes there are ways to get your second WHV if needed. Also the finding a sponsor is a possibility.

Questions:
Does your employer have branches in Oz?
If yes, can you be transferred?

I’ve seen a lot of students and working holiday makers getting “stuck” here permanently, so you do have a chance, but if you really want to migrate, you may need to look at a few different possible pathways

Happy to look into your case if you’d like me to.

Brgds

Miki
Registere Migration Agent

http://www.bobinoz.com/visa-assessment-service-by-a-mara-registered-migration-agent/

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Shannon April 5, 2012 at 5:03 am

Hey i am currently struggling to find out wether i need to do an IELTS test, i do not meet the points test as i have 60 points. However if i get sponsored by a job without do this test, will i still then need to go on and do it to be allowed to be a nurse in Australia?
Please help

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MARA Miki April 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Hi Shannon,

You shouldn’t have problem clearing 7 band, which will give you the missing point (and while i didn’t look up details, i believe it may be a requirement for the skills assessment)

Miki

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Johnson April 8, 2012 at 1:09 pm

I live in Dubai.I am travelling to Austrlaia for a short term holidays.I am looking for a short term job.,Job interview and Finance,Accounting,ERP solution Projects.

My Experience and expertise are Finance,Accounts,Business/Finance Analysis,Taxation,ERP system solutions(SAP and ORacle)and Project Accounting
I have very good international experience of 25 years including 14 years in US Telecome Compnay in different international roles, from Asia,Middle East and Africa.,12 years in Middle East and Africa and 8 years in Dubai.

I am in Dubai and available for telephonic interviews.interview.

gd_johnson@yahoo.com

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Louise Armour April 9, 2012 at 2:26 am

Thanks guys for your advice. Nadine how can I get my current CV redone to suit the Australian job market?

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BobinOz April 10, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Hi Louise, check out The Resume Centre, there is a banner ad for them to the right of every page. The company is run by a guy called James, he knows his stuff.

Good luck!

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Jose April 10, 2012 at 9:31 am

Hello there.

First of all let me congratulate you on a great website.
You’ve been a great help to lots of people.
I’m a 36 year old Portuguese man, no qualifications and no skills, but I’m thinking of taking a TAFE course in Melbourne.
Do you know if I study in Australia for 2 years and get a Certificate for a skilled profession on the SOL List (wall/floor tiler or solid plaster or both), is it easier to apply for a Resident Visa?

There’s a large amount of money involved so I must be as certain as possible about it.

Thanks, congrats and keep up the good work.

Jose Augusto

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MARA Miki April 10, 2012 at 12:22 pm

Hi Jose,

This was the common way to get residency about 5 years ago. Still possible, but it takes a bit of work. First of all, i won’t do Melbourne. If you study in Adelaide, Sunshine Coast etc, you will be studying in a regional area (xtra points), working while studying in a regional area (xtra points) etc. At the age of 36 (sorry, know you aren’t old:) ) you need to see all your options of maximizing your points.

Contact me through Bob if need help, may be able to help you with school too.

Brgds

Miki
Registere Migration Agent

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BobinOz April 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Just so that you know Jose, Miki is a qualified MARA migration agent who I know personally. So he knows these things. Whatever you do, make sure you thoroughly check out everything, especially as a lot of money is involved. Many people have come here to train thinking they would be able to stay, but they’ve been disappointed.

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Jose April 17, 2012 at 3:17 am

Hi Miki and Bob

Thank you both for the quick response. I’ve been out of town for a few days, and just read them now (and Miki thank you for calling me old :)).
I know what you mean. Unfortunatelly I should have made this decision a few years ago.
I’ve been reading that migrating to Australia is getting more difficult everyday, and I agree with your opinion. Melbourne wouldn’t be the best option as the State of Victoria is thoughening up their migration laws.
But even in any other state I wouldn’t have a sponsor. I would have to take a Tafe course and risk finding or not a sponsor afterwards, and as I said before money is an important issue here.
Another option I was thinking was if I were to study in the UK or Portugal, taking a technical course as a Civil Engineer Draftsperson, as I’ve worked as one for 7 years in a Construction Company (1993 to 2003), would I be able to apply for any kind of sponsorship, later on, in Australia, as I know that it’s a skill very much in need?
Melbourne is my first option but I wouldn’t mind going anywhere in Regional Australia, if that would help.

Best regards to both.

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BobinOz May 3, 2012 at 1:59 pm

Hi Jose

Miki has been away, but he’s back now. Hopefully he will pop by and help you out with this, it’s not something I can answer. Cheers!

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Christine April 10, 2012 at 10:43 pm

Hi, I am on the other end of the stick. I am considering sponsoring a mechanical engineer from India who is currently living in Australia. To be a sponsor I believe I have to promise to provide employment for a 2 year period. My questions are: (1) What happens if I decide to sell my business, or I close down before the 2 years are up ? (2) Can this person legally purchase my business before the 2 years are up ?
Thanks

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BobinOz April 10, 2012 at 11:34 pm

A bit too specialised for me, does anyone else know the answers to these questions?

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AREKAMHE CLEMENT OSHIZEMETE April 12, 2012 at 3:01 am

GOOD EVENING,
I am humbly seeking for sponsorship to Australia. am a citizen of Nigeria. I base in Lagos Nigeria. this has been my heart cry for many years, since 2001. please kindly help me out. my number is +2347066696687 and my email is clementonassignment@yahoo.com

MAY THE PEACE OF THE LEAVING GOD BE WITH YOU ALL IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME. AMEN.

HOPE TO HEAR FROM YOU ALL.

THANKS AND GOD BLESS.

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BobinOz April 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Sorry mate, that’s not what we do here.

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RAMAN April 12, 2012 at 8:23 pm

HI Bob!

Hope I can get any help from here!

Well I am married and working in Australia Now I want my sister to be here in australia. My sister is in India, She has done Masters in English and Masters of Philosophy in English. She has the experience in teaching in India as well.

She has got 6.5 bands in Ielts, she wants to be teacher in australia !
Whats the requirements and how long does it take.

Please any help help be much appreciated.

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BobinOz April 12, 2012 at 9:44 pm

The procedure for getting a visa to move to Australia is well documented on this website, maybe you should have a read. If you do, the questions you have asked will be answered.

Let me know how it goes.

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sarah b April 13, 2012 at 12:58 am

Hi Bob/Miki thanks very much for the feeback.

My plan was to get a WHV and travel for 3 months, work for a company for 6 months then do 3 months agriculture to obtian 2nd WHV at which point we would work again for comapnies no longer than 6 months each time in finance/banking/insurance in the hope they would sponsor us on a more permenant basis.

You say others and students get ‘stuck’ ? I would do just about anything to get ‘stuck’ in Australia.

Its a slightly sticky situation with my employer. My employers do have offices in Australia, and potential for me to transfer. However – Myself and partner are in the insurance side for the main company but the insurance side is being floated as an IPO seperately in the next 6-12 months so potentially we wont be part of the company anymore. Im sure that this may not work so am looking for alternatives.

Would a company really be able to sponser me after only working for them for 6 months. Also the proof that ‘an australian cant be found for the job’? Surely this cant be the case in banking/insurance?

Thanks

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BobinOz April 16, 2012 at 8:24 pm

I am trying to clarify the rules concerning who can and who cannot offer a sponsorship, if I get an answer, I’ll come back here and post it.

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sarah b April 16, 2012 at 11:25 pm

Hi Bob, that would be an amazing help. Thankyou very much.

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BobinOz May 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Hi Sarah b

I spoke with a guy who works in recruitment the other day, he certainly doesn’t think that you can get a sponsorship just because a company wants to sponsor you, he feels there would have to be some kind of shortage of people to do that work and some kind of proof that an Aussie is not available to do it.

I suppose it’s not a definitive answer, but then I suspect each case is looked at separately. I have also mentioned this question to my MARA agent and hopefully he might pop by and give his opinion as well. Good luck!

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MARA Miki May 3, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Hi Sarah,

Sponsorships work in funny ways. As an example, an event manager (function supervisor) got sponsored as a project manager as every event is a project, this happened about 2-3 years ago, but can’t see things changed that much.
What i am trying to say with this, there is a chance you can achieve this, not going to be easy and to be frank, you have to be outstanding in what you do.

Miki

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Matt April 14, 2012 at 2:22 am

Hi Bob

Thanks for all the helpful information and advice.
My question has been slightly covered but wanted to put my situation to you:

If a person entered Australia on a working holiday visa and started working for a company who thought they were too good to lose, would that company have the ability to sponsor an individual as they were invaluable, irrespective if the job was on the skills list or not? I have heard through the grapevine this happens frequently and employers are happy to sponsor foreign workers, particularly British, (in averagely skilled jobs) as they have difficulties finding skilled and experienced staff.

I have had difficulty clarifying if this is possible and any further information and advice is appreciated.

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BobinOz April 15, 2012 at 1:05 am

That’s an interesting question and one I am trying to clarify. My current understanding is that there are some jobs for which you can never get sponsored, because it is just unthinkable that there isn’t an Australian who could also do it.

For example, if somebody came over here and got a job picking grapes, which is, I believe, a popular backpackers kind of job, there is no way the employer, if he found a really good grape picker, could offer him a sponsorship. I think.

That’s my understanding, but I’m not saying it’s a fact. That’s why I keep saying “I think”.

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Matt April 16, 2012 at 6:40 pm

Hi Bob

Thank you for the update.
What you have said does make a lot of sence, surely common sense would dictate that Australia would want to keep those who have proven they are willing to work, contribute and and play a part in society. If you come across any further information which can help, this would be appreciated.

I am of course following up myself and will certianly let you know if I find anything further, although the information is not particularly forthcoming!

Thanks again.

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BobinOz April 16, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Hi Matt

Yes, if I get any more info I will update you. Cheers!

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Matt April 19, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Hi Bob

I just wnated to let you know that following a conversation by my partner with Australian immigration I understand this type of sponsorship is possible. We were directed to the visa below:
http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/skilled-workers/sbs/

As I understand, my suggetion above is pretty consistent with this type of visa. If you disagree please do let me know but I do hope this is also helpful for advising people in the future.

Thanks again

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BobinOz April 20, 2012 at 1:16 am

Hi Matt

Yes, that is the exact visa you would want if you find someone prepared to sponsor you. But what I am trying to clarify is, what kind of jobs are sponsorable. If a company wants to sponsor you, they have to prove that there isn’t an Australian available for work who could do the job instead.

So even though you might be doing a great job picking grapes, going back to my previous example, the Australian Government would not (in my opinion) grant one of these sponsorship visas because they would not believe that there isn’t an Australian available for work who can’t pick grapes.

On the other hand, for example, if you are a sales person and a company wants to sponsor you because you are absolutely great at the job, would you get a sponsorship visa? That’s what I don’t know. I’m not sure if the government has some kind of sponsorable jobs list. Or whether they would just say “you’re kidding, surely we have a sales person in Australia available for work?”

If anyone knows the answer to that, I’d love to hear it.

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Chris West April 15, 2012 at 6:05 pm

Hi Bob,

Great website, very very helpful indeed!

Please could you spare 2 minutes of your time to help me with the following? I’m struggling to find online how to resolve a problem my girlfriend has about being able to stay in Australia – she is 32 years old, from England, has been working here for 9 months, and has 3 months left on her working holiday visa. She is struggling to find a job in advertising that is suitable for her and that offers sponsorship. Is there a way she can sponsor herself so she can stay in Australia and continue in employment past her 12 months visa? Any help would be much appreciated, many thanks!

All the best
Chris

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BobinOz April 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm

Hi Chris

I’m really not sure about are any options left at this stage. I have heard anecdotally that if someone on a WHV works for three months out of the first 12 in agriculture, they can get a second 12 month stint. Sounds a bit late for that now though.

So I can’t suggest anything, maybe my MARA agent might be able to think of something, but he’d need to do a full assessment which isn’t free. You can see more information see my Visa Assessment Service.

Cheers

Bob

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Chris April 19, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Thanks Bob, I thought as much but there was no harm in asking!

I’m just going to have to cross my fingers for now that a sponsorship opportunity comes up!

Keep up the good work, what you do for people with this website is very admirable!

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BobinOz April 20, 2012 at 1:02 am

Thanks Chris :-)

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Alan Clark April 17, 2012 at 12:11 am

Hi

I am a 48 year old english man living in france with my wife and son wanting to emigrate to australia. I have 30 years experience in painting, decorating, plasterboard and jointing. I would be happy with a sponsorship

Can you please point me in the right direction

Thanks

Alan

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BobinOz April 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm

Hi Alan

It’s not going to be easy for you, it may even be impossible, I don’t know. But my MARA registered migration agent would be able to help you, he can tell you whether you have a chance or not.

Check out my Visa Assessment Service.

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Karen April 18, 2012 at 9:26 pm

HI there! I’m Karen from the Philippines. And I would like to ask help from you. Please give some advise on how I can be able to seek for sponsorship as a Caregiver. I have good experience as a carer, and I have also a certificate course. I also have a Diploma In Bachelor in Foreign Service, and now i have a small retail store which I manage here. Iwould like to say that with this I have gained a lot of eperienced on both field.
My 3 sisters are all living i Australia, and I really hope that I can live close to them. I do need family support as I am a single mother, So I decided maybe it’s best to be near with my family there. Pls. give me a good advice. Thank you in advance and more Blessings to come on you way.

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BobinOz April 19, 2012 at 12:41 am

Hi Karen

I don’t know enough about your skills, but what you have said makes me think it’s going to be very difficult for you. Having three sisters all living here I think will help you, but I’m not sure how, because I am not a MARA registered migration agent.

But I do have one working with me, maybe he can help. His services are not free, but if there is a way in to Australia for you, he will find it. Check out my Visa Assessment Service.

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philip April 20, 2012 at 1:44 am

hi bob, i have been in touch with a website called Visafirst and they have told me t that once you have experience over five years and No qualification and a company is willing to sponsor u as an overseas employee its no problem! this is very strange as it goes against all the info Australian gov sites say You MuST have a qualification and experience! yes it costs over 2k to get the visa thru them so is th a way of perhaps ‘buying’ ur visa?? i find it v strange ‘indeed. a friend of mine, unqualified has got his bridging visa already as his sister’s defacto husband has put thru sponsorship papers on my friends behalf for him to work as an unqualified welder. my mate is irish. surely visafirst and the sponsor have to prove an aussie cant do the job. is this some sort of loophole?
the welding job! a qualified aussie!w

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BobinOz April 20, 2012 at 10:04 pm

Hi Philip

Sounds too easy to me, although I can assure you it isn’t a way of “buying” your visa. It is the Australian Government who hand out the visas, and they don’t sell them, they grant them to those who qualify legitimately. Agents like VisaFirst only send in the paperwork on your behalf.

I am in no position to judge this company, I have no experience of them and I am not qualified to say whether what they are telling you is true or not. I will try and run this past my MARA agent to see what he thinks, so hopefully I will get back to you.

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Philip April 20, 2012 at 10:35 pm

That would be great if you could clarify this as with the research I have done, sponsor visas seem to be only granted to those who are QUALIFIED and have experience. So what VisaFirst have been saying is that no, you don’t need qualifications, just experience. My friend has got his bridging visa which I have already stated so its likely he will get sponsored as its being processed as we speak. I find this extremely hard to believe as it is so easy to get a former employer to exaggerate the extent of work experience! And here the rest of us who have gotten qualifications and have experience are finding it extremely difficult to get sponsored, let alone get residency on our own backs…
I would appreciate it if you could run it past your MARA agent to see what he thinks or knows as like I said, it is my belief and from what I have read, people need a qualification in order to gain sponsorship.

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BobinOz May 3, 2012 at 2:05 pm

Philip

I have spoken to someone I know who is in recruitment, he thinks it is highly unlikely that someone could get a sponsorship without any qualifications for any kind of job just because an employer is willing to sponsor them.

He feels the job would have to be one where there is a proven skills shortage here in Australia that can be demonstrated. That’s all I’ve got at the moment, but hopefully my MARA agent will come in on this and give us his thoughts.

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MARA Miki May 4, 2012 at 10:15 am

Hi Philip,

In certain cases your experience only can be assessed during your skills assessment. Eg. if you are a trades person having no formal qualification but 5 years experience (get ready for questioning) you can obtain a skill assessment, therefore you are now a skilled worker. It would work for chefs, welders etc, but wont work for surgeons :)
This is simply because there is a generation out there where schooling wasn’t quite an option for many due to $ issues etc, but people have large amount of knowledge they learned as apprentices and during their time at the job.

Skills shortage is needed to be sponsored, so as meeting minimum salary requirements etc

Miki
Miki

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Marc April 24, 2012 at 5:17 am

Hi Bob,

Do you know if Nursing is still in demand in Australia as i seem to be reading mixed stories on the net? I am living in the UK but trying to help out my wife’s brother in the Philippines. All we can do for him is provide information and financial help to get him on his way. He is a qualified and very experienced Head Nurse who specialises in trauma care/ A&E. I just hope there are opportunities for him.

We also plan to make arrangements to move to Australia after we get him sorted. My wife is an Architect and i am a Joiner and a Biulding Supervisor. We are both qualified and experienced. I hope there are demands for our professions also.

Any information you or anyone could give would be a great help.

Fantastic site by the way. Im sure we will find it valuable as many people already have.

Kind Regards
Marc

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BobinOz April 24, 2012 at 9:35 pm

I’m not sure, the skills list changes constantly. I too heard that it has gone a bit quiet for nurses, but I haven’t had it verified so I don’t know if it’s 100% true.

A lot depends on which country qualifications were gained as well, if your wife’s brother trained in the Philippines he may find it difficult. I’m not sure about your skills either, I’d have to be an experienced recruiter to be able to answer, and I’m not. I am trying to find one to help me out with these kinds of questions though.

Stay tuned!

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David Taylor April 25, 2012 at 3:36 pm

Hi Bob,

I am currently living in Brisbane on a 457 visa working as a gym manager. I am planning on staying here with my wife but when checking the list I noticed I can not obtain a perminant residency with my job.
I was thinking of doing a tafe course to gain a qualification for a career that is on the list, is this possible to do??
If not we were thinking my wife could study while we are on my visa and gain residency that way.
Any information will be much appreciated!

Thanks.

Dave.

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BobinOz April 26, 2012 at 3:06 pm

Hi Dave

I’m not qualified to answer questions about how to get a visa, you’d need to talk it over with a MARA registered migration agent. I have one who works with me here, see my Visa Assessment Service. It’s the only way to really find out if and how you can qualify.

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MARA Miki May 4, 2012 at 10:06 am

Hi Dave,

You wont be the first one doing this. Try to focus on something you can use your current skills at so you not just studying for PR, but will actually benefit out of the study regardless of the outcome.
You’ll need to check the conditions of your wife’s visa, she may or may not be eligible to study

Miki

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John April 25, 2012 at 8:33 pm

hi bob, could u clarify something for me as there is conflicting reports on different sites. You said in an earlier post a company willing to sponsor someone has to prove an australian cant do the job. i was informed by another site that once a company wants to sponsor me, unqualified but experienced, they can, without having to prove an aussie can do the job. thanks

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BobinOz April 26, 2012 at 4:19 pm

Hi John

I think they do have to prove an Aussie isn’t available to do the job, but I am seeking a second opinion from a MARA registered migration agent. I’ll get back to you.

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BobinOz May 3, 2012 at 2:12 pm

My MARA agent has been away, but he’s back now so hopefully will come here soon and comment. In the meantime, I have spoken to someone who works in recruitment, and he seems to agree with me. We certainly both feel that what ever the job sponsorship is, there should be some kind of known skills shortage for that work here in Australia. We will see what my MARA man says.

Cheers!

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BobinOz May 7, 2012 at 9:54 pm

John

You might like to look at the answers given by myself and my MARA agent to Philip above. I have also spoken to a recruitment officer and we all agree the same. To get a job sponsorship in Australia there must be some kind of skills shortage for that post. So effectively, yes, the employer will have to prove that there isn’t an Australian available to do the job, i.e., there is a skills shortage.

Also, there are some skills where your experience can be a substitute for qualifications, but you will be vigourously assessed by an independent body within the trade in which you work. Be prepared to answer many questions and put together documents and references to prove your skills, and if your assessment is positive, then you are recognised as a skilled worker from then on.

Hope that helps.

Cheers

Bob

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B Rajchel May 1, 2012 at 11:55 am

Hi,

About two years ago now I applied under the old Migration Occupation in Demand scheme, and was granted a Subclass 175 Skilled Migrant Visa (unsponsored). My degree is in mechanical engineering, and my understanding when I applied was that engineers of all types were in high demand in Oz. My current plan is to eliminate what I can of my student loan debt before I set off and am looking at another 2 1/2 – 3 years before going, but I certainly don’t want to pack my stuff in a cargo container and get on a plane without having a job and a place to go. I currently have 1 year oilfield experience, 1 year research and development, 1 year technical sales of turbomachinery, and 1 year public works. What are my real chances of finding gainful employment in my field, and what resources are available to me to assist with finding a good engineering gig? Also, I doubt my debt will be paid off fully before I am ready to go; do you have any information on what the legal ramifications will be of sending payments back to the U.S. until my obligation is fulfilled?

Thank you,

Brian

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BobinOz May 3, 2012 at 12:07 am

Hi Brian

If you check out my page about Getting a Job or a Sponsorship, then you will see some links to some good employment agencies here in Australia. One of them has a link on it, can’t remember which one, but it leads to a list of recruitment companies and many of them specialise in engineering.

Can’t help you with the legal ramifications of sending your money back to the US, but I assume if you continue to pay your debt, there should not be any legal ramifications at all.

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Henrique May 5, 2012 at 8:45 am

Hi Bob

It is very kind from you about making yourself available to help, thank you in first place.
I want to move to Australia to join my girlfriend who moved there on a 457 Sponsored. I am a qualified accountant with 12 years of experience in global top audit firms. I see plenty of opportunities, however after several applies asking for sponsorship I had no reply at all (in fact recruiters replied saying that for them it is pointless to apply without visa). We live appart in the last months and aside from pictures, we don’t have evidences of this relationship such as shared bills, bank accounts, etc…We both have financial means, come from a low risk country in Europe, she has indeed a special expertise and works for a global company that had no trouble to get her visa…so…lots of good signs to show to the immigration service. I want to move there quickly and effectively. We are really in love meaning that to marry is pretty fair for our intentions..Would this be a “clean” solution to include me on her visa? I know that it is possible, and her company would support us. A IELTS score would be required. Anyway, do you feel that with this scenario, it would be a safe/easy/quick solution or is there always the chance that the immigration finds a way to put questions to this marriage?
Thank you for the opinion
Kind regards

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MARA Miki May 6, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Hi,

You do have the chance to became a secondary visa holder. There are plenty of ways you can prove the existence and the genuineness of a relationship. The main question is that how serious was the relationship. To prove a defacto relationship you need to somehow prove that you have lived together for at least 12 months. I can email you a list of ideas how to prove it, but to be frank if you get married the application is heaps easier.
The application is quite painless if the company is ok with it. Email Bob if you are interested in me working on this for you and i’ll send you a few ideas that can be used.

Brgds

Miki

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Henrique May 7, 2012 at 6:11 am

Hi Miki

I have read carefully the Immigration rules in the Gov. site about “de facto” difficulties, “sponsorship”, etc. Everything seems filled of complexity and a timeline that doens’t let a relationship live with such a long distance. We have a very few things like plane tickets in the same day, I visited her recently (her adress was stated in the costums as the place to stay…lots and lots of pictures Europe and recently in Australia) but honestly we don’t want to take risks…I mean, I live in Europe, I can’t just go easely for immigration interviews and quit my job here in vain, we just want it straighforward…I would go as a secondary applicant without job. Even getting married, are there any chances of being put to interview? Are there realistic chances for a refusal?
Thank you so much for your reply, Kind regards

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MARA Miki May 7, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Henrique,

Firstly you dont need to quit your job until this is sorted.

The chances of refusal is on every application, the % of that chance depends on the evidence and the application prepared.
Look, marriage is the safest way, however if you ask my wife she’ll wont stop whinging about how getting married to better the chances are a decision you need to live with. :)

Have a look at anything you can find such as invitation for a friends wedding; postcard that came for the two of you; any proof of you going on holiday together etc.
The other question would be whether or not she mentioned your name on the original 457 application.

Let me know how much material can you dig up

Miki

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Kelsea Berry May 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Hi There

I was wondering if you could help and give me some advise.

I currently work within the Oil and Gas industry In Aberdeen, with 6 years experience I am looking to “hopefully” migrate to Australia with my fiance but im more or else blind in terms of how i go about this. At present I am a recruitment consultant and i know recruitment is a big industry in Australia but how do I get sponcership? And how can I ensure my other half can also gain sponcershiip with me? He to works in Oil and Gas although is degree qualified In Sport Science

Any tips will do!!

Kind regards

Kelsea
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/kelsea-berry/39/91/678

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MARA Miki May 13, 2012 at 10:13 pm

Hi Kelsea,

I don’t know much about mining and oil and the willingness of sponsor people within the industry, but i have a really good friend in recruitment who deals with the specific industry you in.
Email Bob your resume and i’ll get it forwarded to Ian. As for the sponsorship, your partner (if meets the criteria) can be a secondary visa holder means you only need one of you sponsored.

Brgds

Miki

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BobinOz May 14, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Hi Kelsea

Just so you know, Miki is a MARA registered migration agent who works with me on this website. He knows more about these sort of things and I do, and I’d be more than happy to pass on your resume should you decide to send it to me.

Cheers

Bob

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kelsea berry May 14, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Thanks Bob

I have sent you across my resume from ym work email.

Thanks very much

Kind regards

Kelsea Berry
Recruitment Consultant

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kelsea berry May 14, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Hi Miki/ Bob

Thanks for both your replies.

I have now sent my CV to Bob.

Miki, If you have an email address I can send this to you also??

Thanks

Kind regards

Kelsea Berry
Recruitment Consultant

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BobinOz May 14, 2012 at 11:40 pm

Kelsea

I have forwarded your CV to Miki, he will get back in touch with you soon. We don’t put email addresses online, too much spam about.

Cheers

Bob

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Lauren R May 16, 2012 at 7:40 am

Hi Bob,

I am a UK resident currently considering a move to Oz. In September I will be a qualified solicitor and will be looking to work for a Family law firm in Sydney.

I have recently been told, by a recruitment agent, that I cannot gain a sponsorship visa until I have five years experience. Is this ture? Is there a minimum requirement for the number of years experience if your skill is on the list?

Unfortunately I am receiving so much conflicting advice. I would be very grateful for this to be clarified.

Many thanks
Lauren.

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MARA Miki May 16, 2012 at 3:33 pm

Hi Lauren,

I am unsure where the 5 years experience comes from. Could be just the usual criteria when searching for an employee by the law firm. However you need to be licensed (gain board admission as a layer) which involves a practical legal training (there is 1 years experience).

What i would do if i was you is seeking assistance from a law firm which has a civil/commercial and an immigration law division as well. If somebody, they will be able to get you the most accurate advice. Downside: i believe they may ask for your credit card details before your name…

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BobinOz May 17, 2012 at 1:00 am

I think any firm prepared to offer you a job sponsorship would expect you to have some kind of work experience. I don’t think five years is in tablets of stone, but I would have thought a minimum of 2 to 4 years would be expected. Employers are taking a big risk when they sponsor someone, they want to get somebody who is good at what they do.

Miki has made a good point as well, I do believe you will have to do some further training when you get here to qualify you as an Australian lawyer.

Maybe you would be better off applying for permanent residency straight off, rather than a sponsorship? If you were to qualify, you could come here and do different work whilst you do the additional training required to be an Australian lawyer.

It’s far easier to get a job once you’re here and don’t need sponsoring. Just my thoughts, I’m not qualified, legal disclaimer here etc, you obviously know what I mean :-)

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Lauren R May 17, 2012 at 5:19 am

Thank you very much for your feedback. I didn’t think it sounded right that it was compulsory to have the 5 years. Though I do appreciate you need experience for firms to take a gamble on you. I have two so hopefully that will suffice!

Getting qualified in oz sounds complicated so I wil probably start as a paralegal and if i decide/ am able to stay preeminently then convert it.

Thanks again for your help:)

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BobinOz May 17, 2012 at 10:00 pm

Hope it all works out well, thanks Lauren!

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Carmel Treanor May 23, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Hi Bob I am a 24 year old Irish girl.. I have a degree in sports management.. I am 2 months into my second year visa and I have worked in Traffic control in sydney for 7 months. I am wondering how i can now go about sponsorship or whats best to get permenant residency here?

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BobinOz May 24, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I’m not really sure Carmel, other than trying to find an employer who is willing to sponsor you in a job that is sponsorable. But I’m not really qualified to answer these kind of questions, you really need to be talking to a MARA registered migration agent or a recruitment company.

I can recommend my Visa Assessment Service, but at the moment I can’t help you with a recruitment company. Good luck!

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sarah May 25, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Hi,
Im here on a WHV. I have registered my relationship with state of NSW 2 months ago. I have just found 2 great jobs and am employed. MY PROBLEM – I didnt realise regional work was a requirement to get the 2nd working visa, i thought it was you had to do just work.
If we bite the bullet and get married will i still have to do the fruit picking. I dont want to loose my jobs and i certainly will if i have to leave and do regional work.

Please help as Im really worried, things were just coming together and now im really worried. I have 4 years of proof of our relationship, photos, joint bank account, and letters for the time we were in the UK.
Thanks

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MARA Miki May 28, 2012 at 9:51 am

Hi Sarah,

Is your partner Australian?
How long have you got left on your WHV?
there is a few more questions before anybody can answer. If you want you can get the visa assessment service (http://www.bobinoz.com/visa-assessment-service-by-a-mara-registered-migration-agent/) and can assess what your options my be.

Brgds

Miki

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adam hart May 25, 2012 at 10:36 pm

hi, im after some info regarding a 457 visa. im working for a company that specialise in servicing and repairing of heavy earthmoving equipment on my 417 visa. i work as a diesel mechanic but do not have a qualifcation. the company want to sponsor me. but say they cant as i dont have the qualifcation. does experience count for any thing in the 457 process? would i be going to tafe for a RPL? hopefully you can help.
many thanks adam

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MARA Miki May 28, 2012 at 9:39 am

Hi Adam,

RPL would be better in the long run i believe, however this is the official statement:
Skill Level
Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below.
In Australia:
AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

In New Zealand:
NZ Register Level 4 qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 3)

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Registration or licensing may be required.

It is quite a process as you’ll need to provide sufficient evidence (incl tax info, payslips etc) to prove that you are in fact a diesel mechanic.

Brgds

Miki

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Sarthik May 28, 2012 at 2:04 am

I am currently final year Electronics Engineering student in India(22years). I have admission offers from UTS, Sydney & Macquarie University. in 2 years of study i can obtain 2 masters degrees from either universities in fields of engineering,IT + Engineering management which r hot occupations on skilled occupation list. After completion of 2 years study in masters i can apply for 2 years post study work visa as my course will start in 2013. will new post study work visa actually reduce complexities for companies to employ students? & will 2 years work experience time be enough to file for PR. considering combined factors (25 + age,competent english, 2 years australian study exp, occupation in SOL, 1 year OZ work exp)…

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MARA Miki May 28, 2012 at 9:35 am

Hi Sarthik,

it is hard to forecast what may happen in 2 years time, but to answer your question:
The post study visa is the same as the graduate visa as of this moment. Means you’ll be eligible to work full time, therefore the only complex problem will be to get a job.

Brgds

Miki

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K. N. May 28, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Hi Bob,

I am a Burmese citizen who is married and currently resides in the United States of America. I have two bachelor degrees; one in nursing that I recently graduated from (this month!) and another in Business Administration in 2005, both from the U.S. For my high school or secondary education, I attended an international school in Malaysia and attained my London GCE “O” Level certification. Currently, I am working as a nursing tutor/ assistant educator at a local university. I also am scheduled to sit for the US Nursing Board certification examination for Registered Nurses here in the states next month. I also have 3 years of experience working as a nursing assistant/ caregiver in the health care field. Upon graduating with my Bachelor of Business Administration degree, I have worked in the Information Technology industry as a Marketing Account Executive.
My downfall I feel…and I may be incorrect is that I do not have bedside, post-degree nursing experience and that is because I am unable to work on a student visa here in the states for any employer except my university (I know lots of rules!).
I’m clueless on what my options are but I am very determined to train as a new graduate nurse there, which will be even better for me as I get to learn the Oz ways :) … but I haven’t had luck in finding a job for new nurse graduates with employers who will consider sponsoring me. Are there other options for me that I am not seeing?

Please help!
Thank you so much!
K. N.

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BobinOz May 28, 2012 at 10:25 pm

Maybe, but I’m just not qualified to see them myself either. You need the advice of a MARA registered migration agent, I have one who offers his services here, although they are not free. Check out my Visa Assessment Service.

I hope you manage to find a way in. Cheers!

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MARA Miki May 28, 2012 at 11:04 pm

Hi K. N.

I can do your visa assessment and on top of possibly coming up with something i may be able to refer you to somebody from the local Burmese community (my wife happens to have Burmese background)

Miki

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K. N. May 31, 2012 at 4:33 pm

Hi Miki,
Thank you for your response. I have contacted a few migration agencies and agents and frankly my main concerns are their success rate and credibility. Sometimes its hard to know who to trust and who would really take care of my case. I hope you understand where I am coming from. :) How long have you been a migration agent and what has your success rate been with permanent migration assistance? Thanks!

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MARA Miki June 1, 2012 at 9:40 am

It is only your life and future i have in my hand so i don’t know why so distrustful :)

I’ve opened up my own business 12 months ago and currently sitting on 100% success. It is thanks to my wife who made me promise that i don’t become a “rip-off” company and will only take on cases i can handle and has a realistic chance to succeed.

Brgds

Miki

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K. N. June 1, 2012 at 10:57 am

Thank you for your reply Miki and thank you for your sincerity and understanding of where I stand. :) I will discuss this with my husband and we will proceed from there.

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K. N. June 7, 2012 at 4:06 pm

Hi Miki,
We are going to go for it! :) I will be e-mailing my Visa Assessment soon.

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BobinOz June 8, 2012 at 12:20 am

Hi K.N.

Yes, got it through earlier today. I hope you have downloaded your assessment form okay, Miki will give it his prompt attention as soon as you complete it and send it through.

I hope it goes well for you and your husband.

Cheers

Bob

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kate May 29, 2012 at 12:45 pm

i am hear to give testimony of how i got back my husband, we got married for more than 9 years and have gotten two kids. thing were going well with us and we are always happy. until one day my husband started to behave in a way i could not understand, i was very confused by the way he treat me and the kids. later that month he did not come home again and he called me that he want a divorce, i asked him what have i done wrong to deserve this from him, all he was saying is that he want a divorce that he hate me and do not want to see me again in his life, i was mad and also frustrated do not know what to do,i was sick for more than 2 weeks because of the divorce. i love him so much he was everything to me without him my life is incomplete. i told my sister and she told me to contact a spell caster, i never believe in all this spell casting of a thing. i just want to try if something will come out of it. i contacted traditionalpiritualtemple for the return of my husband to me, they told me that my husband have been taken by another woman, that she cast a spell on him that is why he hate me and also want us to divorce. then they told me that they have to cast a spell on him that will make him return to me and the kids, they casted the spell and after 1 week my husband called me and he told me that i should forgive him, he started to apologize on phone and said that he still live me that he did not know what happen to him that he left me. it was the spell that he traditionalpiritualtemple casted on him that make him comeback to me today,me and my family are now happy again today. thank you traditionalspiritualtemple for what you have done for me i would have been nothing today if not for your great spell. i want you my friends who are passing through all this kind of love problem of getting back thier husband, wife , or ex boyfriend and girlfriend to contact (removed by admin) and you will see that your problem will be solved without any delay.

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MARA Miki May 29, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Hi Kate,

Unfortunately the skills of voodoo, black magic and spells aren’t listed on SOL 1/2 or any of the employee nomination lists. :)

Brgds

MR

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BobinOz May 29, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Hi Kate

That’s a wonderful story, I’m so glad you got your husband back.

I have taken the liberty of removing your contact email address, even though I know many of my readers would have loved to have bought spells to get them Australian visas and sponsorships in Australia. But here we have a more traditional approach to solving these problems which involves seeking advice from a qualified MARA registered migration agent.

Thanks anyway, although I might come back to you as I fancy getting myself a yacht.

Miki, I know the SOL changes regularly, please do come back to us if this particular skill makes an appearance on the list :-)

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mel May 30, 2012 at 6:03 am

Hi,

my boyfriend is getting sponsored in australia, on the workers sponsored visa. he has been there 2 years, and now getting sponsored. i have never been but he said i can go onto his sponsorship and become a permanent resident once he qualifies after the 2 years too. so basically i would be sponsored on his sponsorship, can work in any occupation etc, is this true??? how do i go about this????
thanks

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BobinOz May 30, 2012 at 9:26 pm

It’s probably true, although I think you will need to prove that you are more than just his girlfriend, you will need to show that you have lived together as if you were husband and wife. If you can do that, then yes, when you get here you can work in any occupation.

You would do it as part of his application I believe, although I couldn’t tell you that one for sure. Only a qualified MARA registered migration agent can answer these sorts of questions.

Good luck, I hope it works out.

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mohan karthik May 31, 2012 at 4:58 am

Hi Bob . i am karthik . I am currently doing masters degree in wireless communication in southampton , UK . I am willing to work in australia . How good are my chances of getting a job in australia . And how much am i gonna need to spend for the visa and application process . how do i contact employers ? kindly reply .

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BobinOz May 31, 2012 at 2:59 pm

Not questions I can answer mohan, although everything you have asked is covered on the pages around this website. Start here … Migration Advice.

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Rebekah May 31, 2012 at 12:43 pm

Hiya
firstly great website fab information thank you!! Just wondering if i could get a little help as we are looking to move to perth end of August and want to make sure we get the correct visas etc.

I am a NZ citizen born and lived here all my life along with our 4 children. My husband has been a sworn police officer in NZ for the past 9yrs as a Permanent Resident on a british passport and is wanting to transfer and take up a job as a police officer in Perth. I know he can get in and work on a 461 visa under me but has no way that this will lead to pemanent residency and to take a job as a police officer you have to either be a citizen or have permanent residency. I have looked into a Skilled – Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa with either myself or his aunt sponsoring him on one of the lists it has poilce officer on it.

what is the best way of going about it?
thanks so much for any help!! very much appreciate
Rebekah

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BobinOz May 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm

I’m afraid I don’t know Rebekah, only a qualified MARA migration agent can really answer this one. Have you had a look at my Visa Assessment Service? It’s not a free service but it is very comprehensive and only costs $100, credited to your account if you then go on to use my MARA agent to file your application.

I’m sure there is a way in for you and your husband, but as you say, it’s finding the right way. The visa assessment will certainly do that.

Good luck!

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Sandy June 1, 2012 at 9:54 pm

HI bob
I have done bachelor in field of electronics and communication engineering from India ,I’m moving to Australia for good coz my fiancé is from Perth
I don’t have industrial experience in my field , I cleared exam of Indian airforce n was preparing my self for final interview .
I want to know do I have to study further in Aus to get job or I wl get job straight away on basis of my bachelor study..
And if I dun get job straight away which course I should go for?
Sandy sohal

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BobinOz June 2, 2012 at 1:21 am

That would be a question I can’t answer, it’s a “would I get a job” question. With the best will in the world, nobody can answer those.

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Nadine Myers June 8, 2012 at 12:45 am

I agree with Bob. If you get into Australia on a Fiance/Spouse visa it will be easier for you; but without general work experience it will be a lot more difficult. You may need to consider volunteer work experience to strengthen your resume. Studying further in Australia may help, but gaining the work experience is more important. Can you gain some experience before arriving in Australia? Even just a little bit will help.

To find out which are the best courses for you to go for, check out the jobs in your field that are being advertised and what they are looking for in the way of qualifications.

Good luck!

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Sofia June 4, 2012 at 1:18 am

How easy or difficult is for an an American Citizen to get a job in Australia as a nurse, (LPN or RN).

Thanks.

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BobinOz June 4, 2012 at 6:11 pm

That’s sort of a moving target, sometimes nurses are in high demand, other times not so much so. I don’t think it will be easy, but you won’t find it as difficult as some nurses who qualified in other countries, especially non-English speaking countries. Although I don’t think the USA is in the top category, which the UK and Canada are in, for example.

That’s about all I know I’m afraid, (or think I know, this is not really my area) but I would take a look at if those employment agencies (links above) to see what kind of vacancies are around the moment, that should give you an idea of demand. Good luck!

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Nadine Myers June 8, 2012 at 12:41 am

Hi Sofia – my recruitment partner is looking for nurses from UK, Canada and USA. You can send your CV to info@nabthatjob.com; or visit http://www.australianursing.net .
Kind regards,

Nadine

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ss June 5, 2012 at 9:10 pm

hi there,
i am looking for a migration agent to discuss about this sponsor thing and i find this site very helpful to me, so i wanted to know if you where is your office so that i can visit and discuss further about processing.

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BobinOz June 6, 2012 at 1:06 am

Hi

Both myself and the migration agent who I recommend are based in Brisbane, here in Australia. That said, generally speaking everything is done over the phone or electronically. Have you checked out my Visa Assessment Service?

That’ll give you details of the service, if you need any more information, do come back to me.

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ss June 6, 2012 at 10:09 am

hi bob,
just want to know what are the things that an organisation need to know to sponsor their employee.
i asked to my manager about sponsorship and he told me he is happy to do that but he dont know how to start or what supporting documents he has to provide .
so can you please help me with that.

thanks

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BobinOz June 6, 2012 at 8:24 pm

If your company want to sponsor you, they have to meet certain criteria. You will need to ask your boss to get in touch with the Department of immigration to find out what they need to do.

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Rafal June 7, 2012 at 5:05 am

Hi Bob,

My name is Rafal. I have been visiting your website for a few days now.

I have been living in UK for over 6 years (Chichester,West Sussex) but I come from Poland. I am 29 years old. I would like to ask you about something. I was thinking about taking a course for a Motorcycle Mechanic in a college. It takes 3-4 years. At the moment this skill is on the list in demand in Australia. I wonder if it would help to find a job in the future once I finished a course. Maybe it would be possible to transfer after a year or two to finish training in Australia.

Please let me know what you think about that.

Thank you,
Rafal

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BobinOz June 7, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Hi Rafal

Your problem there, I’m afraid, is that by the time you have finished training and got the necessary three or four years of actual work experience, we’ll be seven or eight years down the line. There is no telling what will be on the skills list next year, let alone several years time.

Yes, it’s a plan, and you may well succeed with it. But it’s not foolproof, because the skills list does change. Sorry, I know that is not what you want to hear.

Cheers

Bob

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Rafal June 8, 2012 at 12:27 am

Thank you for your respond. Actually I had to hear something like this. You are honest and I appreciate this. I could also do something different. I could do a college in 2 years to complete A-Level in Chemistry and then apply for Uni in Australia. I think if you want something that comes from your heart you can achieve it. I am sure there is many ways that could lead to Australia :)

Cheers,
Raf

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Nadine Myers June 8, 2012 at 12:38 am

Hi Raf,

Bob has a very good point there, so it can be a gamble going out to Australia to study. However, from my experience assisting people to find sponsored jobs in Australia; many have had more success once they have actually landed on Australian soil.

My advice would be if you do go out there to study, is to find a part time or casual job in the field of your study so you are gaining valuable experience as you study. This will have more than one benefit – it will strengthen your resume, it will give you Australian experience, it will give you recent Australian experience for when you graduate, and it will give you a foot in the door of the industry and perhaps even an opportunity to be sponsored by the company you have been working for.

Good luck!

Nadine

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BobinOz June 8, 2012 at 4:49 pm

Good advice from Nadine, and yes Raf, there are many ways for you to achieve your dream. If you want the expert advice of a MARA registered migration agent, do check out my Visa Assessment Service, it’s very good value may give you the tips you need now to increase your chances of getting here in the future.

Good luck!

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alfred s kenny June 7, 2012 at 9:00 pm

am heavy equipment operator am looking for company who can employ me and send me letter of invitation.

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BobinOz June 7, 2012 at 10:04 pm

I think you will need to work a little harder on looking for an employer to sponsor you than posting a one-liner here. Good luck though!

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Sasha June 8, 2012 at 8:52 pm

Hi Bob

First of all I’m loving your website – thank you for sharing your experiences and advice!

I’m hoping you’ll be able to give me some advice on my own situation. I’m planning to move to Melbourne with my partner in February 2013 (my 30th birthday is on 12th February so I’d like to enter the country before then so I have a chance to extend my visa for a further year if required). My plan is to leave the UK in December and travel for a month in South East Asia en-route.

My question relates to Visas – My ideal scenario would be to secure a job before leaving and obtain a Long Stay Temporary Business 457 Visa. Worst case scenario, if I can’t get a job with sponsorship, I’d need to enter Australia on a working holiday visa. I only have 6 months before I plan to head off on my travels and I’m not sure what to do about applying for a Visa – should I hold off until I secure a job (fingers crossed) or should I apply for a working holiday visa now to avoid risking leaving it too late? And if I do apply for a working holiday visa then find a job how would I go about changing my visa application?

Sorry for the long-winded message but any help/advice you can offer would be much appreciated.

Many thanks!

Sasha

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BobinOz June 8, 2012 at 10:26 pm

As far as I am aware, you can get a WHV pretty quickly when you apply online electronically. I’m talking days rather than weeks. So my advice would be to do everything you possibly can to secure sponsorship, but if nothing happens, then apply for your WHV online sometime in the middle of January.

That’s only what I think, but I’m not a migration agent. If Miki (resident MARA agent) reads this, maybe he can confirm or deny?

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Nadine Myers June 8, 2012 at 11:11 pm

Hi Sasha – I like Bob’s suggestion. I had a client who applied for their WHV and it came much quicker than she was ready to go out to Australia and she ended up losing it with no option to re-apply. It would therefore be better, like Bob suggested, to apply for this closer to February. I think my client’s CV came through within a week or two of applying and it started immediately, rather than when she landed in Australia.

From what I understand, if you don’t find sponsorship beforehand, and have to go out on a WHV and only then finds sponsorship, it isn’t too much of a procedure to transfer the visa over. Although, I’ll leave that for Bob’s migration agent to answer.

Good luck with your job hunting! If you have any questions around the Australian job market and your occupation/career; I’d be happy to answer them.

Kind regards,

Nadine

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MARA Miki June 9, 2012 at 10:39 am

Changing over from one visa to another shouldn’t be a problem and it is quite common to go from a WHV to a 457.
Apply for the WHV and source for an employer here. I believe it is easier. If somebody sponsors you they become responsible for you therefore a lot of companies go for people whey already know or had on board for a few months.
(this is may experience, but of course you can/should try to get a job lined up if can)

Brgds

Miki

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emma m June 8, 2012 at 10:35 pm

Hi Bob
Firstly what an amazing site you have, so full of every kind of info you need when starting this incredible journey ;) so thank you for that :)
My question relates to my husband, he is currently studying at university in the UK to become an Occupational Therapist, he would then like to bring his skills and move us all to Australia (we have 2 boys currently aged 8 and 6) as soon as it is possible. The question I have is now the visas are changing would he still need to obtain work experience after qualifying I think I may have read somewhere on a forum that experience isnt necessarily required anymore but typically I cant find it now I need it! He is due to qualify in 2015 and we are keen to move to australia (brisbane or gold coast) asap as we would prefer to move before our eldest son starts secondary school here. Im keen to find out as much info as possible but am struggling. We are also wondering as he is studying a vocational degree could any of his placements act as experience?? plus also he works one day a week as a volunteer on our local stroke unit at the local NHS hospital which he has done for the last 2 years and will continue to do throughout his studying can this count for anything??
Any advice will be gratefully received :)
All the best
emma and stuart

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MARA Miki June 9, 2012 at 10:48 am

Hi Emma,

The point system is still in effect. The threshold criteria is 65 points, but the more you have the better it is. Work experience can give up to 20 points, so yes, experience is ideal.

Miki

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emma m June 9, 2012 at 8:25 pm

Hi Miki,
Thank you much for your reply

Would you know if his volunteer work could be included at all?? or is it just paid work??

Thanks again

Emma

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MARA Miki June 11, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Hi Emma,

It really depends on the assessing authority, but in general it would count towards “work” experience.
“Work” is defined in the Migration Regulations 1994 as “an activity that, in Australia, normally attracts remuneration.” therefore one working for free, does not mean they aren’t “working”

Brgds

Miki
Registered Migration Agent

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BobinOz June 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm

Thanks for your kind words about my website Emma, I’m glad Miki has responded your questions, he is the expert for these kind of things.

Just remember the system changes every year though, nobody knows what the requirement will be in 2015. Not helpful, I know, but I just wanted you to be aware.

Cheers

Bob

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Mathew Craig June 11, 2012 at 7:15 am

Hi there,

I’m currently in the UK and the thought of a new life in Oz has been playing on me for quite a while. I recently started looking into it and i’ve contacted a few employers in my sector in the hope that a propective employee will offer me sponsorship. The thing I’m trying to get my head around is the best way to go about it and what my best option is as far as my VISA is concerned. I’ve read this thread top to bottom and has given me some good info however i’m still hazy on a few bits & bobs.

I have 5+ years of experience as an IT Support Specialist and I think I fall into one of the “special skills” catagories which I was asked when filling in an online VISA assessment. I am hoping that someone experienced can answer this..

For someone in my situation, statistically which is the best way to go about acheiving permanent residency in Oz?

Thank you for taking the time to read my post and I hope that someone with experience can answer my query

Mat

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MARA Miki June 12, 2012 at 11:36 am

HI Mat,

Not quite enough info to give you all your options. You can go for the skills assessment if interested and i’ll be able to give you some options with $ and approximate processing time as well.

Brgds

Miki
Registered Migration Agent

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BobinOz June 12, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Hi Mat

Just so that you know, Miki is my recommended MARA migration agent and he offers an assessment service which takes a very detailed look at your personal situation before recommending the best path to Australia.

You can read about the service on my Visa Assessment Service page, hope that helps.

Cheers

Bob

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Mathew Craig June 13, 2012 at 11:03 pm

Hi Miki/Bob

Thank you for the info.

I’m visitting an Expo a couple of hours from where I live at the end of the month which will hopefully help, theres apparently employers there and representatives from the Australian government to answer any VISA queries and such =o)

Thanks again,

Mat

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BobinOz June 14, 2012 at 1:47 pm

OK, hope it goes well.

Cheers!

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Lis June 11, 2012 at 7:35 am

Hi Bob!
Quick question… I´m 28 years old and Denmark, currently living in London. I´m a midwife and have been qualified for 2 years. I would like to move to Australia at the end of this year, and have been looking into my visa options. It appears that getting a sponsorship do take some time, so I was thinking my best option would be getting a Working Holiday Visa, move to Australia, find a job as a midwife and then look for a sponsorship. Would you agree this is my best option?

Thanks!
Lis

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MARA Miki June 12, 2012 at 11:32 am

Hi Lis,

While the question is addressed to Bob, i’ll still respond too.
I think it is a fairly good idea, definitely makes finding a sponsor easier and more realistic!

Brgds

Miki
Registered Migration Agent

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BobinOz June 12, 2012 at 1:19 pm

Hi Lis

Yes, I agree. It’s quite difficult to get a sponsorship when you are not in the country, much easier to convince someone to offer you work when you are actually here and they have a chance to see the quality of your work.

Also, gives you a chance to see what you really think of Australia. So yes, it’s a good plan.

I hope it all works out for you.

Bob

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Muhammad Shahab Siddiqui June 12, 2012 at 10:56 am

Hi!!
If someone is applying for visa with 65 points and one with 70 points. Does it make any difference in processing time or any other advantage. Your kind help will be highly appreciated.

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MARA Miki June 12, 2012 at 11:29 am

Hi Muhammad,

The more point you have the higher priority you are and will be processed faster UNLESS if the quota for your occupation has been filled and there is no employer to sponsor you.
So in general the answer is yes, but there are always exceptions to the rule.

Brgds

Miki
Registered Migration Agent

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Muhammad Shahab Siddiqui June 15, 2012 at 8:52 am

Thanks Miki.

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Raymond June 14, 2012 at 7:29 pm

Hi there, I’m currently on holiday in Perth with my girlfriend staying with family. I have fallen in love with the place and have been trying to get a job so we can move over here. I have a degree in civil engineering and 5 years experience. I am currently working as a sub agent/ site manager in the uk. I have sent numerous resumes and letters by email and post and I’ve had no luck! I’ve phoned company’s and still no luck. I met up with a recruitment consultant and he’s basically said I’m too young to be considered for a sponsorship! can anyone give me any advice on what to do now? If there is anything?

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MARA Miki June 15, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Hi Raymond,

Change recruitment consultant! i am not trying to be funny, but guessing that you have to be around 26-28 based on a degree and 5 years experience.

You could probably apply for an permanent state sponsored visa base on the above. I’d definitely recommend lodging and EOI as employers will be looking at the pool of applicants and picking out the best.
Would be happy to help you with the case and if you are interested please email bob to get us connected.

Brgds

Miki
Registered Migration Agent

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paul graham June 15, 2012 at 4:25 am

Hey nice site and very usefull… i am 23 years old and have recently been accepted my working holiday visa… altho my main aim is to find a sponsership whilst i travel, i have an electrical background with a level 3 svq in electrical installation that i gained doing electrical work in the uk… i have also worked for a highly respected logistics (whisky transportation) company since then too… what would my best options be? i have offshore survival courses that i have done that cover multiple regions but i would be interested in the mine industry altho i would love a job where i could learn new things too… the sponsership is my dream as i have cousins in melbourne would this help? i am heading to cairns first and heading south untill i reach sydney where i would like to settle before heading to see my family… so any advice would be great… thanks :)

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MARA Miki June 15, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Hi Paul,

There isn’t a secret to find sponsorship. Try to get a job and work your a.s off. Employers tend to appreciate hard work and quite a few will reward you with sponsorship.
You may only find one in your second year, but at least you pick up some local experience. You will need to apply for an electrician’s license, if you have it at least the locals know you take this seriously. It cost about $50-$100 i think and you’ll need to fill out a form and submit experiences and qualification
Electrical Safety Office/ Department of Justice and Attorney-General

Brgds

Miki
Registered Migration Agent

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colm June 17, 2012 at 10:23 pm

Hi, brilliant website, very interesting to read all the different situations and great advice.
I just want some info about sponsorship.. I am in Australia just over a year now currently in my second yr visa. I am currently working in regional north Qld and the company I am working with now want to sponsor me but when they looked into it they said that the job I am doing was on the skilled shortage list but got taken off the list last year and they said they have to wait on the new 2012 shortage list to come out in July to see if its back on.. Do you know if there is a list to come out in July or when does it come out? I operate a road profiler which to a lot of people would be a complex machine but i have many years experience and usually takes a lot of time and money to train a person on it. would having this experience help me to get sponsorship. if it turns out that the company cannot sponsor me is it possible for them to extend my visa further if they can guarantee me work. I hope ive explained this clearly.

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BobinOz June 18, 2012 at 8:48 pm

Yes, I can confirm that the skills list does change every year in July, so a new one will be out very soon. What will be on it, well, we can only wait and see. I’m not sure 100% that your job has to be on the list, I think maybe your employer only has to prove that he really cannot find an Australian available to do the job that you can do. But as I say, I’m not sure about that one, I’m afraid I’m not qualified to answer these sort of questions and I can’t answer your extension question either.

I would try to pursue the sponsorship route if I were you, it sounds like it may be the best way. Good luck!

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Ben June 19, 2012 at 8:27 pm

Hi,

This may be a stupid question, but without a profession being listed on the skilled occupation list, how would one go about getting sponsored? I’ve heard of and spoken to a few people (i’m currently travelling Australia on a WHV) who have been working with a company doing jobs which don’t necessarily require particular skills, qualifications etc and are jobs that I couldn’t find (as far as i’m aware) on the list provided, such as working for travel shops and they eventually get sponsored. Is this uncommon? I hope this makes sense. As a profession in England i worked as a personal trainer for just over 7 years and have a degree in sport and exercise science, just to give you an idea of my experience and whether you have any thoughts as to the path I could try to persue for sponsorship with this type of experience.

Regards,

Ben

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BobinOz June 20, 2012 at 3:42 pm

I’m not sure exactly how it works myself, but the system does seem to be quite fluid at times if you see what I mean. I’m not actually qualified to answer your question, it’s qualified MARA agents that keep up with all the rules, but I think it is possible to get sponsored in a position that isn’t on the skilled list.

But I think the employer would have to prove that there isn’t an Australian person qualified to do the job that he would want you to do for him. Which jobs that covers is the fluid bit. That’s only how I think it works, maybe somebody reading this can give more info on this?

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MARA Miki June 20, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Hi Ben,

Most skills and qualifications overlap each other. It is the matter of finding the right one and the employer who needs/wants you enough to work with this.

While you may need a skills assessment for most skills; when you actually look up most of the skills listed on SOL you’ll see that there is a range of occupations already listed under same/similar codes that may suit your needs more than the original option.

You just need to find it or need somebody who can help you do it

Brgds

Miki
Registered Migration Agent

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Bunty June 20, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Hi,bob
i am living in India and wants to be permanent resident in Australia (Perth) and i have been working as software developer since one year and completed my masters so it possible to get PR or to put visa request from india.

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BobinOz June 21, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Yes, it’s possible, see my page about Visas.

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goron June 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm

hi bob,
i am a qualified electrician from ireland,working in canberra on a year working holiday visa(i have been here 5 weeks).i am thinking of going for skilled migrant visa,but this takes about 18 months,i have a wife and 2 kids back home,is there anyway i can get them over here before the visa is granted,dont think my wife will last 18 months on her own :)

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MARA Miki June 20, 2012 at 10:32 pm

hi,

The GSM visa can take long time, but the processing seems to be faster than before. My last submission was took only 3 months to process (while i also know people who lodged 4 years ago and just got approved)

You can bring the wife and the kids, but first you will do some preparation. If you qualify you can get the paperwork ready within 3-4weeks and probably bring the family over in 2-3 months

If you interested in more detail and working on this, please email Bob and ask him to forward your email to me.

Brgds

Miki
Registered Migration Agent

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Judy June 23, 2012 at 6:06 pm

hi….i have a question. i work in australia and am curently waiting for my permanent residency since the last 2 yrs.my brother who is in India wants to settle in australia too. he has done hisMBA in singapore thru a Australian institute and has 2 years work experience too.. how should he go about applying for PR and is he elligible. what if i wanted my parents from India to stay here with me as well.I cant seem to find a solution. pl help

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MARA Miki June 25, 2012 at 12:18 pm

Hi Judy,

so many questions and so little facts. Your brother could use the visa assessment service from this website, which would help in identifying his options. With regards to your parents: they may be eligible for any of the parent visas, but to identify the right one, you’ll need to consider their age, financial status, and may need to complete a family balance test.

Brgds

Miki

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Zohaib June 24, 2012 at 4:16 am

Hello, i am a 25 year old student at the UTS campus, studying towards my masters in professional accounting. I came to Australia 1.5 years and i am expected to graduate in November.. I am looking for companies that can sponsor me so i can start working towards my PR. i am currently located in Sydney. I would like to know how i can go about with it. I am planning to get married sometime next year and i would like to bring my wife to Sydney too.. Can someone provide mw with some help as to how i can make all this happen?

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MARA Miki June 25, 2012 at 12:14 pm

Hi Zohaib,

Your best option would be to go on a graduate visa. Since you’ll be able to work full time and have no restrictions you’ll probably find it easier to find employment and a prospective sponsor. Your future wife can be added to your visa as a secondary applicant. Upload your resume to every industry specific job site plus you can use the general ones such as seek, mycareer.

Miki

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Zohaib June 25, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Thank you for your prompt reply.Are you refering to the Graduate Skilled Temporary visa 485? Does it give me full working rights in Australia because i was offered a job or two from companies but i was unable to accept the offer because of my current visa status that does not allow me to work full time in Australia. Could you tell me some sites where I could upload my resume. I am looking for a job in the field of accounting. I would also like to know how long it takes to obtain PR once our points have been collected. At present, i am currently standing at 60 points with my points requirement at 65.
Once again i would like to thank you for your help :)

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MARA Miki June 27, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Hi Zohaib,

The purpose of the 485 is to gain the experience necessary/needed to find sponsorship/or to be able to apply for a more permanent visa. You do get full work rights.
you may need ot wait for the websites until the weekend as i am on a conference on the next three days, but also can give you the good news, that from 1 July the threshold requirement is 60 points! So you may be able to lodge.
I’ll post on sunday, or email Bob and get him to forward the email and will discuss your options further

Brgds
MR

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Zohaib June 28, 2012 at 1:14 am

Thank you so much.. i look forward to hearing from u

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Dan June 25, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Hi Bob,

I have 3 years of working experiences as a construction site supervisor in Mechanical field (plumbing and sanitary). I scored 7.0 in my IELTS and I am 23 years old. I am also a diploma holder in Automotive Engineering. I would like to work at Australia as a miner although I don’t have any experience regarding this job. So am I qualified enough to get PR status over there?

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BobinOz June 27, 2012 at 3:30 pm

Not sure, Australia prefers people with a degree or a few years work experience. No harm in checking for yourself though, start here .. Visas.

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Zahir June 28, 2012 at 12:41 am

Hi bob,
I have done cert III and IV in wall and floor tiling at TAFE.I am looking for Sponcer.can u help to get Sponcer.i min do u manage Sponcer for student?
I have 6 month work experience as well.

TnQ

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Jasmine June 28, 2012 at 9:27 am

Hi Bob, my question is I am looking at spending a few months over in Melbourne Australia to stay with family. Hopefully September – December. I am 20 years old and have a baby of 5 weeks. I am an NVQ 3 Qualified Hairdresser and wondered that because I would be out in Aus for 3 months could I apply for a working Visa and find a part time job if I need help with expenses? I have enough for my Flight tickets and a fair amount for spends but just incase. Will I have to find a job before I go to Aus or find one when I am there? Does any of this sound possible or am I in a dream world?

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Afoekwe Chinenye June 28, 2012 at 5:58 pm

Am a Community health worker, wishing to work in Australia I need sponsor but let the cost be deducted from my salary. Thanks

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Afoekwe Chinenye June 28, 2012 at 6:04 pm

my email is janemarigold1@yahoo.com and phone 2348138705680

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alfred s kenny June 28, 2012 at 9:39 pm

am heavy equipment operator,excavator,bulldozer,loader and dumptruck am looking for sponsor.+233 20 3188610,233 246 801260

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Alderi July 2, 2012 at 4:26 pm

Dear Sir,

Greetings,

Could you please clarify me the following?

I’m currently holding a provisional Visa subclass-475 sponsored By SA and will land to Adelaide on coming November, based on the new immigration points system, I will be eligible to apply for a permanent visa subclass-190, So is it possible to apply for a permanent visa-190 (under new SA sponsorship) now while I’m outside Australia without canceling my provisional Visa but bridging it on shore in the later stages?

Thanking you in advance for your reply and efforts.

Regards,

Alderi

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MARA Miki July 2, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Hi Alderi,

The only thing i’d change is that until your 457 is valid, you will not need bridging visa.

The rest is pretty much spot on

Brgds

Miki

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Alderi July 3, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Dear Miki,

Thanks for your quick reply, but my Visa is 475 and not 457, so could you please confirm the same for me??

Appreciate your efforts.

regards,

Alderi

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jaspal singh July 2, 2012 at 6:52 pm

sir/madam,i had applied bfore 3 yrs as a permanenet base in aus as a motor mechanic.my visa was refused because my boss told them some wrong things.can i apply again.

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MARA Miki July 2, 2012 at 10:18 pm

if you were refused 3 years ago you may be able to apply. You need to prepare a perfect application to ensure success!

Brgds

Miki

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Johnson July 3, 2012 at 3:19 pm

Hi,

I need a sponsor for a job.I am a Finance Professinal with over 20 years of experience.This included 14 years with USA Telecom Giant with various global assignments.My expertise are

Finance and Accounting management.
ERP(Oracle,SAP and Other Financial systems.
I have Accounting Degree and Diploma in Oracle programming.I am also a certified Oracle Accountant.

Please sedn me a mail if you this I can be helped for a local sponsorship with any job.I am open for different options.
Regards

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mohammad July 5, 2012 at 5:43 am

hi;
dear bob
i am mohammad from iran and undergraduate in course of enginearing of mechanice.
i work in a company for 13 years.
in my country living is no good and very hard for staff and many pepole , becuse economy is bad and we have low income .
i cann’t to study each object that i wont.
i am to be accused of for search in history of my country.
we have very to hear from pepole of your country.
so i have quastion fram you:
how we can coming ,liveng and work in your country?
i and my wife are servant,we don’t have home.and hear income for us in one mount is 700$, that not enough.
my wife is secondary special education too.
my jop is camputer man that creat modeling & design of stractur by catia program.
i have 39 age and my wife has 34 age.
we don’t have any children,and we have 25000 $ capital.
sorry for bad grammer.
thanks.

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BobinOz July 5, 2012 at 11:52 pm

It’s not easy to get a visa to come to Australia, you need to apply to the Australian Government and they are very selective about who they accept. I don’t think it will be easy for you, but for more information, check out my page about Visas.

Good luck!

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kapil kumar July 5, 2012 at 4:59 pm

hi, sir/mam, i am kapil from india i am working in mcdonalds as a floor manager and i have 5years work experiance but now i want to work in australia can you tell me that which visa i have to apply so that i can get easly ,

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BobinOz July 5, 2012 at 11:59 pm

Hi kapil

Please see my answer to Mohammad above, the exact same reply will work for you too. Also note, there isn’t a visa that gets you into Australia easily.

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Khaja July 9, 2012 at 8:45 am

Hi Bob
I m Khaja . I m current student in Australia . I want ask to you how to apply for parmanent residence . I have skilled assessment as well . I get assessment in the year 2005 . And I completed my two year studying as well . Please tell me what do now . And my student visa going expired on next month . What I do . Please suggest me.

Warm Regards
Khaja

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R D July 9, 2012 at 12:47 pm

Hi its R D here I’m working as medical laboratory technician from 5 years, perusing Msc in this field and now I want to go to Australia on skilled work visa or anyother on I can work and live and also want sponcer from employer if you can help please reply ASAP thank you so much, I will be appreciated if reply ASAP.

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BobinOz July 9, 2012 at 6:10 pm

Khaja – I can’t help with that one, I’m not qualified. But you might like to check out my Visa Assessment Service, which is done by my resident and qualified MARA registered migration agent. Good luck!

R D – Sometimes I have a link in the above article to another page called ‘Current available job sponsorships”, always worth a look if it’s there.

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Conor July 9, 2012 at 8:56 pm

Hi Bob,

My question is a bit of a mess but here goes,I was in OZ for a year where i worked with a mining supplier in Perth I decided to come home for christmas but due to personal issues I could not return.In the mean time the company contacted me asking could i come back out .

They in turn cannot sponsor me as the company has never sponcored anyone before and I presume it takes alot of paperwork and money.

My question is can I get a bridging visa or some other visa that may help me to get back to oz and pay for my own visa.

I worked with them as a logistics/operations manager with 5 years management exp in Ireland

Any advice

Cheers
Conor

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MARA Miki July 9, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Hi Connor,

There are a few visas you can come back on and a full sponsor visa including sbs/nomination and visa would work out to be about $3.5K in average (this is an indication of my average; heard about cheaper and a lot more expensive as well)

The first step would be contacting your employer to find out whether or not they willing to get involved, If the answer is yes, you’ll contact an agent (would appreciate if the agent was me, but it is your choice) and start the process.

Email to Bob and we can be connected

Miki

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Conor July 20, 2012 at 10:16 pm

What other visa options would be available to me??? is that 3.5k payable over a period or up front??

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MARA Miki July 22, 2012 at 9:04 pm

Hi Conor,

I dont know enough about you to give you options. there is a visa assessment link somewhere on the site that could work for you The 3.5k is payable by the lodgement, it would take about 1-3 months depending the speed of evidence collection etc

Miki

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lavi July 14, 2012 at 3:09 am

hi bob ; i really need help i m 25 year old married girl nd hv applied for canadian visa under student visa but didnt gt it nw as i hv 3 years experience nd i m GNM a registered nurse in india nd with 7 bands overall in ILETS wanna apply for australian work permit with or without spouse hw cn i plz guide me all wayz i cn apply plzzzz

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BobinOz July 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm

Watch the video on my page about Visas and take it from there. Good luck!

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Sinead July 15, 2012 at 6:22 am

Hi
I need some advice. I am 44 ICT Tutor with a level 3 cert. and a Senior Clerical Officer, my partner is 52 and was a contractor before the recession he is a joiner. I have 2 sons 17 (who would like to study) and 2 and would like help on immigrating to Australia. I have 3 children in Perth beginning their 2nd year and loving it. Is there any hope of us moving to Australia?

Please Help!!!!

Many thanks for your time :)

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BobinOz July 16, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Possibly, sounds like you need to check out my Visa Assessment Service,

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Meer Shuja Ali July 16, 2012 at 1:01 am

Hello Friends,

I m basically Indian guy city Hyderabad – I have Middle East 3 years of work exp from Dubai U.A.E in Constructions companies like HILTI U.S.A Based co.
And also worked with ” Royal bank of Scotland ” UK based Co for 2 years 6 months and Currently in Jeddah KSA working here since 2 years as ” Document Controller post ” with Saudi Bin Laden Company with british people.

I m Interesteed to work in AUSTRALIA / UK / USA / EUROPE / NZ / CAN on JOB VISA.

If any one can help me out to Obtain work permit I will be really greatfull.

You can reach me on EMAIL ID shuja10@europe.com
My Jeddah KSA number is ++966590071359

I highly appreciate.

Thanks & Regards,
Meer Shuja Ali
From Jeddah
KSA.

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lisa July 16, 2012 at 1:09 pm

hi i was wondering if you can help me or know someone who can i am in oz on a working holiday my boss was talking about sponsorship but i was wondering if you have no education behind you how does this go will i not get sponsorship ??? please help

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BobinOz July 16, 2012 at 6:21 pm

Hi Lisa

It’s possible you could be sponsored if your boss can prove to the Australian Government that he can’t find an Australian to do the job he wants you to do.

If you need someone to professionally guide you through this, I recommend my guy, he’s a MARA registered migration agent. Check out my Visa Assessment Service for more details.

Bob

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lisa July 17, 2012 at 11:23 am

your help means alot

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Ron Daniels July 17, 2012 at 9:14 am

Dear Sir /Madam,
I am a Canadian Citizen, i have a one year multiple entry visitor visa, i have visited Australia for 10 weeks, was unable to work, I am in the Events, Fundraising and Volunteer Management field, have obtained education qualifications and work experience for over 15 yrs in Canada. How can i obtain a working visa, your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you. Please mail me at rrdanielca@hotmail.com

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MARA Miki July 17, 2012 at 10:47 am

Hi Ron,

If you are planning a temporary move you’ll aiming for a sponsor visa. Downside, you’ll need to find somebody who’s willing to sponsor you.
If you are planning a permanent move you’ll need to find out whether or not you qualify for any of the permanent visas

Brgds

Miki

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David July 17, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Hi Bob,
I am currently on working holiday visa; working for a company and doing really well. Love Australia and would love to settle here. Although Im aware, that I can only work for 6 months with this company. They want to sponser me but they have never sponsered anyone before. How easy is it for them to become ‘able to sponser’? I’m not classed as a ‘skilled worker’.
Also what are my other options? I have family over here. But they are on 457 visas. Its driving me wild to know my amazing time here could be cut short and its hard to know what to do next.

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BobinOz July 17, 2012 at 9:54 pm

I’m not sure exactly what your employer would have to do, but I know there are some hoops to jump through before he is able to sponsor you. If your job is not skilled, that makes it even more difficult.

Other than that, there’s not much I can do to help, I am not a MARA agent and do not know all the options. But I do have an agent that works with me, he could help you via my Visa Assessment Service, it’s not free, but it is excellent value and I highly recommend it.

Good luck!

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saman July 18, 2012 at 12:31 pm

hi i am saman i did diploma in business management can restaurent sponcer me as a manager of yes whats the procedure thx

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g s mann July 22, 2012 at 12:52 am

hi maam my daughter lives in australia she was born in newzealand her mother took away her from me in 2008 i live in india i went to newzealand on student visa do i have any chance to see my daughter again can i get visa a to visit her

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abu sayeed July 22, 2012 at 3:47 am

This is abu sayeed from Bangladesh,Age 41, 8 yrs experienced in readymade garments exporting business.

is there any body can help me to get a job visa/work permit IN AUSTRALIA.

Please contact me without hesitation sayeed@espritrs.org

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Twesigyemukama Louis July 22, 2012 at 4:31 am

am a ugandan aged 25 years and am a draftsman in architectural works mostly using archicad,i have one year’s experience in the construction industry and would wish to work from australia but i have no documents and would love someone to help me sponsor me and may be i clear him when i start working there, anybody interested in helping me please contact me on +256 779 294 000 or email me on tmlouis307@gmail.com. nice time people.

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Junaid July 24, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Dear Sir,

I am Electronics Engineer having 5-years Experience in Beverage company work as an asstt:Manager Electronics,where to maintain the machines and troubleshoot the faults .

I want to move austrailia and austrailia is place where I can apply for further studies and do research o industrial side with my job.

So I require help for finding the job offer as an electronics engineer or electrical engineer to eligible for austrailian immigration.

regards
Junaid

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jafar July 26, 2012 at 2:52 pm

hi dear
I am mechinical Engineer having 11years Experience in oil refinery of iranwork as an asstt:Manager michinical,where to maintain the machines and troubleshoot and CM PM ROTRY MACHIN .

I want to move austrailia and austrailia is place where I can apply for further studies and do research o industrial side with my job.

So I require help for finding the job offer as an mechinical engineer .
alxjeff@yahoo.com
00989399795208

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col July 26, 2012 at 7:12 pm

hi, im 24 and have 8 months left on my subclass 417 visa, the job i am in want to sponsor me but are not sure how as i have no qualifications , i have heard a few different ways of getting it but im not sure if they are all true. is it worth me doing the points system through the mira agent you use when i have no qualifications. i dont mind paying for it but do you need qualifications to gain the points needed or can many years experience gain you points? if the company advertise for a certain position and do not get a reply in 3 months is it possible to get it that way? i would appreciate any comments on this matter as i would love to stay here and start a family.

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BobinOz July 30, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I know that if you don’t have qualifications, you can be assessed to see if you have the necessary skills. With a successful assessment you’ll get extra points, but it really depends what your line of work is. The company sponsoring you will have to meet certain criteria, not sure what that is though.

I’ll see if I can get Miki to come in here and comment on this further and also to answer whether an assessment would be of any benefit to you.

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MARA Miki July 31, 2012 at 4:57 pm

Hi Col,

Most skills can be assessed against AQF standards. You either get a certificate or have to do “gap training” to obtain the qualification.
You won’t be going through the point system as it is a sponsorship scenario, and it is recommended to use and agent as there are 3 parts of the visa application (technically 3 different application)

Miki

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Chris July 27, 2012 at 6:40 am

Hi bob, planning on getting a working holiday vIsa day visa and was reading you can’t stay with the same employer for no more then 6 months, but I’m an electrical engineer and my qualification is on the skilled list so was just wondering could I get the visa and find a job and get a sponsorship and never go back to england
Chris

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MARA Miki July 30, 2012 at 7:12 pm

Hi Chris,

You could. If you can convince your employer to sponsor you for at least 2 years then for a permanent visa.
It takes time and a lot of hard work but several people succeeded so all i can say: best of luck!

Miki

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tom July 28, 2012 at 8:09 am

dear bob,

im from fiji wel and imlooking for sponsor to work in australia..ive attain a diploma in sport science, im very much a sport minded person n physical fit, is there advice or help u gcould advice me in…

vinaka, thank u

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BobinOz July 30, 2012 at 3:04 pm

All the advice I have is on this page, if you have signed up for my list for job sponsorships, then I’ll let you know if anything crops up.

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Chris July 31, 2012 at 7:07 am

Bob and Miki cheers for the advice, hope to see you soon down under

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BobinOz July 31, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Cheers Chris!

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Elizabeth August 4, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Hi There,
I was wondering if you can help, I have a relative that wants to come to australia. He is a qualified Chef and currently works in Madeira, Portugal in a Michelin Star Restaurant. He is seeking a visa to come here and build his experience further. He has applied for a position here in Sydney in a well known restaurant and was successful but the employer said he will need to organise a visa. He has applied for a visa in Portugal but isn’t having much luck. There telling him he needs a sponsor. I don’t know what that involves for me! Costs? Residence?
Can you help me found out more about this as i want to him as much as possible.

Many Thanks
Elizabeth

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MARA Miki August 5, 2012 at 8:33 pm

Hi Elizabeth,

He will either need to get a sponsorship or (if eligible) come here on a Working Holiday Visa.
The WHV is a fairly simple process. The Sponsorship is a bit more complicated and requires a fair amount of paperwork. WHV normally leads to sponsorship and then residency, so if he’s got the sponsor, just to for it.

Costing is depends on employer, if they approved sponsors, the cost is approx $2.5k if not you are looking around the $3.3k mark

Brgds

Miki

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Elizabeth August 6, 2012 at 7:04 pm

Hi Miki,
Thank you for the reply.
My relative messaged me last night and said his unable to get a WHV because Portugal does not have an agreement with the Australian government. IS THIS RIGHT? Are there any other options?

The employeer won’t sponsor him and i want to try other avenues before i consider sponsoring him myself.

Hope you can help!
Thank you
Elizabeth

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MARA Miki August 6, 2012 at 7:49 pm

Hi Elizabeth,

There are a lot of people who come out on student visas. He may pick up some further qualifications as well as he may be able to secure sponsorship while working here

Miki

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BobinOz August 8, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Hi Elizabeth

Sorry to say I think you’re right, at this moment there is no agreement with Portugal for a WHV, assuming your relative is Portuguese and only holds a Portuguese passport? If he is just working in Portugal but not Portuguese, what nationality is he?

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Elizabeth August 23, 2012 at 9:13 pm

Hi Miki,

Sorry for the late reply.

My relative is Portuguese, he was born in Maderia, Portugal. He holds a Portuguese passport, so i guess this won’t work out for him.

I have recently spoken to him and he wants to come on a holiday to Sydney, so he can trial the jobs that have been offered to him and then his planning on applying for a working visa while he is here on holidays. Is this an option for him? or is there others ways that he can try and stay.

Hope you can help me with this question!

Many Thanks
Elizabeth

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BobinOz August 24, 2012 at 2:34 pm

No, that’s not really an option, those here on any kind of holiday visa are not allowed to work, so he can’t legally trial his job as far as I’m aware. I don’t really know whether or not he can even work for free, maybe someone else can answer that one?

If there are any options for him, my resident MARA agent would be able to tell him what they are after a full assessment. Check out my Visa Assessment Service if you are interested in doing that.

Cheers

Bob

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emmanuel August 8, 2012 at 9:29 am

i am a male, a hard working who want to work and marry at austrilia.so any person who can help to contact me.+233 (0)273118581 and agyei4@yahoo.com / kofiagyei4@gmail.com

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Anika August 8, 2012 at 9:57 am

Hi Bob

My husband and I are wanting to get to Australia and were looking at our options. He is on the highly skilled list so we can and have attempted to apply for the sponsored visa. On completion of the EOI we have seen that you need an English test as well as proof of skills which comes to an amount of nearly $500 that is 3/4 of our mortgage in South Africa with no guarantees! Is there any way to do the proof of skills and english test cheaper?

We were also thinking of going on a working holiday as he is 30 this year so we make it just on time. We however have a little one who is 7 months old. Could we still use this avenue? Maybe he goes up on working holiday and me and baby go up on a visitors visa?

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MARA Miki August 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Hi,

The skills assessment and the English testing is highly regulated and must be meeting the following:

The threshold English language requirement is Competent English, which is a minimum score of 6 in EACH -each is the key word, overall 6 is not enough if even 1 component is below the pass mark- of the 4 components of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test or other language
test as specified by the Minister. For some occupations, the assessing authority may require a higher level of English as part of their skills assessment process.
You also meet the English language threshold if you hold a valid passport from, and are a citizen of, one of the following countries:
• the United Kingdom;
• the United States of America;
• Canada;
• the Republic of Ireland; or
• New Zealand.

As for the WHV, the condition is that you can not have dependents on the visa. You could do the second option, however you must know that you have no right to work etc.
I’d suggest to go for the permanent option, or try to find a sponsor asap if he comes here on the WHV.

Miki

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BobinOz August 8, 2012 at 2:20 pm

As for the cost Anika, not sure there is anything you can do about that. Getting an Australian visa is an expensive business, and there are no guarantees either. Sorry, I know that’s not what you want to hear. Good luck!

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Anika August 8, 2012 at 10:34 pm

Thanks so much! I suppose we are apprehensive because we got awarded and paid for a new zealand visa 2 years ago and did not leave on time because of the lengthy time between applying and getting the visa.

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Shahab August 8, 2012 at 10:20 pm

Hey!! you guys are doing a great job.
I am doing one year masters program from UTS. Its just been a month I have been here. I have sixteen months experience. Can I apply for PR with this experience, if I complete my points by getting good IELTS. What you guys suggest?

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BobinOz August 10, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Anyone can apply for PR, it’s whether or not you get it that counts :-) No one can possibly tell whether you would qualify or not without much more information than you have provided. If you’re interested, check out my Visa Assessment Service. That will answer your questions.

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Melissa August 9, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Hi Bob!

My husband is a Tongan citizen, resident in the UK, and he has been approached by a rugby club in Australia to go and play there, and work in the mining industry as a joiner. They are happy to ‘help’ with him obtaining a working visa/sponsor him, although I don’t know how much they would be willing to do.

My husband’s qualifications in joinery are Tongan, and although he is time-served in the UK, he doesn’t have any UK qualifications.

My husband’s dad and sisters are all Australian citizens or residents living in Oz, and we recently visited them in June. (visitor visa approved no problem).

We’d actually like to move permanently to Australia, but for now, could you give me some advice on whether it’s likely my husband would struggle to get a long-term working visa, and as his spouse, would I be able to get one too? Or would I need to apply independently? (I have no skilled qualifications either)

Also, how much is all this likely to cost?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

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Melissa August 9, 2012 at 8:34 pm

I forgot to say, he is a semi-professional rugby player, with coaching experience and has played for the Tongan international team if that helps at all?

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BobinOz August 10, 2012 at 8:50 pm

All I can tell you Melissa, is if your husband gets in, you do too as his spouse. You can be included on his application and he is successful, you will be able to work in Australia as well as your husband.

Sounds like he has a good chance, I’d go along with getting that sponsorship help that is being offered to see where it leads. Good luck!

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MARA Miki August 12, 2012 at 9:34 pm

He could apply for a sponsor visa as a joiner. You as his spouse would also have work rights

The origin of qualification wont be a problem as long as it is backed up with relevant work experience.

cant give you any costing on it as the final amount depends on the employer as well as on your husband, but would estimate the final investment amount around the $3000-$

Brgds

Miki

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Melissa August 13, 2012 at 9:06 pm

Thank you so much for your help. The club are looking into the sponsorship now.

I have been told we should complete our details on the Skill Select website. This says that my husband needs to have passed an English test, and needs to have an Australian Approved skills verification test or something?

Any thoughts on whether that’s necessary?

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BobinOz August 14, 2012 at 1:17 am

Check out my post on Expressions of Interest.

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gareth August 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm

hey

i am in perth at the min and my boss is looking info on how to sponsor me and told me to find out info for him. so if you could halp me it would be great

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BobinOz August 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I don’t know the answer to that one at the moment, it’s on my list of things to research. I have a long list, so I wouldn’t be waiting on me :-) I’m pretty sure there are quite a few rules and regulations, and as with all of them, they can change any time.

Maybe you should just pick up the phone to DIAC, or if you want to do it more anonymously, visit their website and see what the guidelines are. Good luck!

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MARA Miki August 12, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Hi Gareth,

It is quite a process and you should get professional advice with regards to your sponsorship. The general info is accessible from the website of DIAC and the personalized one is through emails/consultations of relevant personnel

Brgds

Miki

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Lisa rosser August 12, 2012 at 7:54 am

Hi, I’m a kitchen manager/chef , I only hold the basic certificates, food hygiene level 2&3 but have 15 years experience, working from the very bottom to running my own successful kitchen in a busy golf club, me and my husband have been planning on a move to the gold coast jan 2013 as we have family there we can stay with, my husband wants to further his prospects so is applying for student visa, as I will be able to work 20hrs week, was hopeing to maybe get a sponsor while out there. I have recently heard conflicting info about the ability to get a sponsor while out there, do you know if you now need to have worked for the sponsor for 2years before they can sponsor you, plus I was led to believe that as a chef, even tho I don’t hold qualifications , over 5 years experience would cover this,am a bit concerned now as we looking at going in 5 months and don’t want to give up a really good job, only to find it won’t be possible to stay at the end :(

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MARA Miki August 12, 2012 at 9:25 pm

Hi Lisa,

Firstly, the two years previous experience is false information, so you dont need to worry about it. The experience is a valid point; if you have 5 years experience you are capable to do the work as well as you shouldn’t have much problems in getting a successful skills assessment.

There is definitely a chance of success but dont restrict yourself to the GC, try the hinterland and Brisbane as well!

Good Luck

Miki

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VIKRAM August 12, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Dear sir
I came to Australia on spouse with my wife in sep 2007. Currently we are on T.R. We apply for P.R in regional area in 2009. But now there is some changes in that visa so it’s hard for us to go their. I am working in a food import export company since from feb 2007 to till now. My boss wants to sponser me. I don’t have much qualification from back home. I haven’t done any studies here as well. But my boss wants to sponser me in any way ,he told me to ask any lawyer and he can show everything and what ever they need to show for sponsorship he will do that. I just want to know that can he sponser me, or I need to do any small course or any thing . Pls help me because I got my visa untill march 2013.
Thanks very much.
Vikram

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BobinOz August 13, 2012 at 1:39 pm

Well, it’s not something I’m qualified to help you with, but I will have a word with my resident MARA agent to see if he knows how you can move forward with this. I’ll get back to you when I have spoken with him.

Thanks

Bob

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VIKRAM August 13, 2012 at 8:43 pm

Hi Bob,
Thanks for replying. Now I am eagerly waiting for your another answer Because we don’t have much time left for our visa ,hopefully soon I will get a positive response from your MARA agent.
Thanks very much,
VIKRAM

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BobinOz August 14, 2012 at 1:12 am

Hi Vikram

I have now spoken with Miki and he does think he can help, but he would need much more information and suggests that it should start with a full visa assessment. He needs to know, among other things, exactly what your occupation is and how he can use it for your sponsorship.To check out how the assessment would work, see my Visa Assessment Service.

Cheers

Bob.

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Muhammad safdar August 15, 2012 at 11:14 am

Respected Sir Bob,
sir i want working visa for Australia so please help me. in easy way
i m not reach men.sir My Qualification metric + D.A.E in Mechanical, my computer skill
M.s office + Networking.
My job experience 10. year’s in Mechanical pipeline field. My designation is a
Mechanical Supervisor. so please help me & tell me of easy way for Australian visa.
So thanks,
Best regard.

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Gurmeet Kaur Bhullar August 16, 2012 at 2:47 pm

i completed Master of Commerce professional accounting degree from Sydney and i need sponsorship for permanent Residence. can you do sponsorship and i am able to do work.

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dr shashikant August 18, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Dear Gurmeet,
I am a doctor shortly migrating to adelaide. if you want any help pls contact me on my mail drshashi2005@yahoo.co.in

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charwak gummalla August 19, 2012 at 8:31 pm

Hello bob,
I am a MBA(marketing )holder and have 3 years of experience.Can you please suggest me on how to get a sponsor for a job.I am trying to find a job through website like careeerjet.com,seek.com,indeed.com.But,i want some more options to find a job.Please suggest me some agents or any contacts through i can get a job.( i cant find many jobs in this field through the websites).Thanks.

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MARA Miki August 19, 2012 at 8:55 pm

Hi,

Try http://skilledmigrantjobs.com/
it is designed specifically for people looking for sponsors and employers looking for applicants from other sources

Miki

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Kath August 20, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Hi guys,

This is a great website and thanks for all the good advice. I’m in IT and have recently discovered a great website to look for jobs in Australia called Snipey – http://www.snipey.com.au/ – it contains thousands of REAL jobs directly from employers. They just made it so easy – its perfect for newcomers, or for those who wish to avoid recruiters.

Thanks all – Kath

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IanG August 22, 2012 at 1:58 am

Hi Bob,

My wife and I are UK citizens living in the UK we have 2 children aged 10 &13.
She has been offered a job by NSW Government, it is a permanent post.
Getting the Visa sorted out shouldn’t present a problem but I’m having trouble finding out information about my status if we do move. Will I be allowed to look for work?

Thanks,Ian

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MARA Miki August 22, 2012 at 10:42 am

Hi Ian,

I can only respond with general information given that i dont know whether she is on a permanent or temporary visa etc. Generally if somebody gets sponsored the application will include the members of the family unit. You as a spouse will have work rights as nobody can expect your wife to support the whole family. I’d say look into the 457 visa and its conditions on the DIAC website.

Brgds

Miki

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IanG August 23, 2012 at 2:54 am

Thanks for the swift response I’ll check out the 457 as you suggest.

Chers,Ian

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shylu August 24, 2012 at 4:38 am

hello deb,
i am nurse from india,my husband is a RN nurse in australia working in 457 visa.now i am secondary applicant having 457 plan to move australia by next month. my worry is can i able to work as nurse without my registration in australia? my score in ielts is 5.5 kindly guide me
thank you.

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BobinOz August 24, 2012 at 2:59 pm

I’m not qualified to answer this question, but my guess would be that the answer is almost certainly no, I’m pretty sure registration and the necessary IELTS score is absolutely essential to working as a nurse in Australia. But don’t take my word for it, ask someone who is qualified.

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pramod August 24, 2012 at 6:36 pm

Hi,

I migrated to Adelaide last month with 475 state sponsored visa, is there anyway I can relocate & work in Melbourne/Sydney as the job opportunities are more there. Can I get a letter from SA Govt that I can work in other states too?

Regards,
Pramod

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BobinOz August 25, 2012 at 1:36 am

You’d need to check the terms of your visa, but I suspect you can’t move yet. Usually you are tied to that state for two years, but as I say, you need to check the terms of your visa.

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shylu August 24, 2012 at 8:22 pm

thanks deb

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BobinOz August 25, 2012 at 1:38 am

Err, it’s Bob, actually. My pleasure!

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nikhil August 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm

hai bob,
i am a RN (nurse)got work sponsorship in northern territory goverment but i am staying in victoria….have a doubt regarding lodging my 457 visa application,i think now the process has changed..so which is the best method to lodge visa application whether in online or direct forum submit… i need to include my wife(also a nurse) along with mine application,in which method the processing time is less so that i can meet my wife soon……and while both our visa granted at the same time or… ? i am confused completely and bob please help me…

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BobinOz August 29, 2012 at 6:23 pm

You’re confused, me too! I’m afraid I’m not qualified to answer your questions, wouldn’t know how to. If you’re interested, my MARA agent would be able to help you with this, check out my Visa Assessment Service.

Cheers

Bob

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Marnie August 31, 2012 at 12:51 am

im a butcher in more than 5yrs here in the philippines, could you give me some help to find a sponsor to work and live in Australia? thank you very much.

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Hyder September 1, 2012 at 12:50 am

Hi Bob , i am in eager to know if International student can open their own small company in Australia.

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MARA Miki September 3, 2012 at 4:25 pm

Hi Hyder,

You can apply for an ABN and become a sole trader. You may want to ask an accountant regarding a company registration

The visa conditions are still applicable!

Miki

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nikhil September 1, 2012 at 2:44 am

thanks bob

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jeff September 1, 2012 at 6:09 pm

Hi Bob, I want to work in Australia, what are the different means how to get a sponsored jobs there. I’m a licensed Chemical Engineer here in the Philippines, and employed in solar cell manufacturing as Senior Chemical Laboratory Analyst.
Thanks and Godbless…

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BobinOz September 3, 2012 at 4:25 pm

I’m afraid it’s just like searching for a regular job, except it’s quite a lot harder. Use Google, search the employment agencies, find recruitment companies and send out hundreds of copies of your CV. Good luck!

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Nalin September 2, 2012 at 3:44 am

Hi Bob

I am working as agraphic Designer for last 13 years and have a diploma for Graphic Design. I have a plan to come to Australia to work. Is it possible me to come to Australia under any visa category for working? If you know anyone who can give me correct guidelines to follow for this issue pls let me know

Thanks
Nalin

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BobinOz September 3, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Like everybody else, you will have to apply for a visa before you will know if you are successful or not. If you want professional help, I do have a Visa Assessment Service.

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Sharmilaa September 4, 2012 at 3:49 am

Hi Bob,

I have MBA (specialized in General Management) from Cardiff Metropolitan University and have more than 5 years of experience as Senior Customer Service Executive in a US BPO company. I would like to migrate to Australia, is there anyway to get sponsor from any of the Australian companies?

Thank you in advance

Regards,
Sharmilaa.

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BobinOz September 4, 2012 at 6:15 pm

Maybe Sharmilaa, but I don’t know for sure what the demand is here for what you do. If it is possible though, it will be just like searching for a normal job except several times harder. Be prepared to send out a 100 or more CVs, do lots of research and put in the hours to find a sponsor.

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charwak September 12, 2012 at 1:09 am

Hello Sharmila,
Looks like we both are in same situation.Please contact me on my gmail.will be easy if we share some knowledge.Thank you.(g.charwak@gmail.com)

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METHEMBE September 5, 2012 at 10:48 pm

I have 7 years work experience in Health Promotion and would like to relocate to australia under the skilled migrant visa sub class 457. lm willing to sponsor my own travel once l get a job. What are my chances of finding a health promotion job in australia, and also obtaining a visa since lm in Zimbabwe?

Kind regards,

MET

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BobinOz September 6, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I can’t help you with that one, I don’t even know what a health promotion job is. Either way, I can’t estimate anybody’s chances of getting a visa or sponsorship, I would just be guessing.

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Paul September 7, 2012 at 4:06 am

Hi Bob

Im a 28 yr old carpenter from the UK returning for my 2nd year working holiday but Im hoping to find a sponsor so I can stay in Australia. Which state do you think I should start looking as I dont mind which part of Australia I reside/work in

Thanks for any advice

Paul

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BobinOz September 7, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Western Australia is supposed to be the boom state at the moment, plenty of work there I’m told. I would also search for what you do in the online employment agencies mentioned above, just to see where most jobs are that suit your skills. You can search by state and get the number of vacancies in that state.

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Haz September 11, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Hi Bob

I have over 10 years experience in Retail Banking as a Manager and want to use these skills to move to Australia – I understand that the criteria is under Financial Institutional Manager however I can’t find if the Job is still in demand or not in any territory in Australia.

Any ideas?

Thanks

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BobinOz September 12, 2012 at 12:28 am

Hi Haz

Have you checked by clicking the link in the above article, the one to DIACs Employer Sponsored Workers Skilled Occupation Lists page? My guess is if it’s not on that list, is not in demand. Other than that, I can’t help.

Bob

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MARA Miki September 12, 2012 at 11:11 am

Hi Haz,

You could still apply for a visa through employment. You should have a look at what other finance occupations. You may fulfill the requirements of a financial investment manager, or adviser etc

Miki

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Jože September 12, 2012 at 6:21 am

Hi Bob

I have an executive MBA and have been working in ICT for 6 years as a project manager, region manager and business consultant – retail business information software solutions.
Any information or guidelines of any kind would be very helpful and appreciated.

Thanks.

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BobinOz September 12, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Same answer as for Sharmilaa a few comments above I’m afraid. Good luck though!

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April September 12, 2012 at 3:38 pm

Hi Sir Bob,

I’m from Philippines, 24 yrs. old and a graduate of BS-Psychology. I haven’t been in a job related to my course and I want to try my luck in abroad. Is it possible for me to find a sponsor or a company there that offers salary deduction? Thank much! God Bless. Looking forward to your response.

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BobinOz September 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm

Not sure what you mean by salary deduction.

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April September 14, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Hi Sir Bob,

Good day! What I mean by “salary deduction” — a company that offers a job and they’re the one who would process the documents/papers there and what ever the expenses it would be deducted upon salary. Thank you. :) Sorry for my English..

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MARA Miki September 14, 2012 at 1:49 pm

Hi,

This is between you and sponsor to discuss. Most cases the organization pays the fees, however there are more and more where the sponsored is to pay.
You’ll need to discuss this with the future sponsor!

Brgds

Miki

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Nilesh September 13, 2012 at 6:17 pm

Bob,

Can I get sponcer for my profile? I am Database Administrator(DBA) and my skill is mentioned in SOL list. ANZSCO CODE is 262111 in SOL. I have 15 years of experience and very specialized in Database Designs. By qualification, I am Bachelor of Engineer. Please let me know.

Regards,

Nilesh

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BobinOz September 13, 2012 at 6:41 pm

On the face of it you appear to have a chance, but I really couldn’t tell you. Getting a job sponsorship isn’t easy and much depends on your determination and performance at interview as well as many other factors that I just can’t judge you, or anybody, on.

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Nilesh September 13, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Bob,
Many thanks for your responce. Well offcourse I am very much determined to get this job and as far as performance matters. It is case for me like, being there done that. I have strong 8 years of US experience in my 15years career. So I have strong international exposure in field. So do let me know if I can send you CV. Since you already mentioned that I should not send any CVs. Do let me know when you have chance.

Nilesh

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MARA Miki September 14, 2012 at 1:55 pm

Hi Nilesh, and most people who are reading this blog,

The first thing you’ll need to do for a sponsorship is to find employment. It is harder than in your home country as you will not only have to prove that you are good, but prove that you are better than anyone living in Oz.

There are recruitment companies by the 100’s as well as main job seeker sites such as seek.com.au ; mycareer.com.au; austjobs; skilledmigrantjobs and so forth.
Your success will depend on how much work, preparation you get done and how persistent you are! (this sounded rather American…)

Brgds

Miki

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Nilesh September 14, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Hi Miki,

Well I did apply to several job posting in seek.co.au, but no one replied to my me or showed interest in reading in my resume. So far no sponsorer showed interest. Do you know any recruitment company where I can send my CV?

May be I have to first do PR and then try applying after getting my PR.

Nilesh

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MARA Miki September 15, 2012 at 11:13 am

Nilesh,

If you go on seek.com.au you can search for industry recruiters. you will need to create a profile first.

Miki

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Olasogba Olayinka September 15, 2012 at 8:01 pm

31 years old dynamic young man. I need a sponsor that will prepare and process all my paper and i will work for him/her for 2 to 3 years when i complete paying all d money spend on me either by deducting it from my salary or i should be working as servant for him/her until the agreed time. I am faithful, sincere and truhtful in all things. I will be glad to get this sponsor within d shortest possible time. Email me: gecsco@ovi.com or call: +234 (0)7031191003

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Waseem Akhtar Tanoli September 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm

I am IT Professional with Master degree in Computer Science and 11 years of experience in the field of IT.
I am interested in sponsorship job in AU and willing to work in terms of employer.

Thanks,

-Waseem
w_tanoli@hotmail.com

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javed iqbal September 17, 2012 at 3:41 am

I am a Bank manager in pakistan And ihave 20 years Experience .
i am interested in a Job in Australia.
plz Email me Soon.

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Tejas September 17, 2012 at 7:42 pm

Hi,

I am Tejas Chhatraliya from India. I have 5+ years exp. as a CNC Machinist. Now a days I am looking for job in Australia and I want sponsor for job in Australia. I hope you’ll help me.

my cell no. +91 9227012472
and my mail id is tejas_16@ymail.com

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alan September 17, 2012 at 7:53 pm

hi, me my wife and our son are looking to move to austrailia,im a fully qualified electrician,i am looking to get sponsored for the move if at all possible.if you could help in any way id really appreciate it.thank you

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Sam September 18, 2012 at 9:19 pm

Hi Bob,

I am heading over to Australia in November on a working holiday visa. I am a recent graduate in Real Estate Management and as jobs are in this industry are difficult to get into in the UK I am hoping to get a job/internship in Australia. I was wondering if you would have any tips for me to help me. Thanks!!

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James Zhao September 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Hi, Bob,

I am James Zhao come from Shanghai, China. Am I first Chinese to ask you question?

I am a IT ERP financial consultant with 13 years experience in MNC, like Deloitte Consulting, GE Plastic, Motorola. My job is 261111 ICT business analysis as ACS assessment. The position of PM/System Analysis/IT support is suit for me. And I am looking for a position with 457 Visa.

Are you able to give some introduction about the market of IT resource in OZ? Is it lack of such experienced IT guy and how’s about avg income for such position? And if possible, please recommend some IT job hunter.

Thanks advance.

James Zhao

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BobinOz September 19, 2012 at 10:12 pm

I do thank you all for your comments, and I wish I could help you all to get sponsorship, but that’s a bit like trying to help somebody to get a job, just several times harder.

I’m sorry, but I really can’t advise any of you or help you, you just have to get your CVs and resumes out there and knock on as many doors as possible.

Good luck!

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David Lewis September 25, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Hi Bob,

I am 26 from the UK. I have my Working Holiday Visa, and am planning on going to Oz in January. I would like to look for permanent work, and possible immigration if I like the lifestyle. I have no recognised qualifications but have been in my role for 6 years now. My question is if I found a similar role, and had the right skills for the job, but no qualifications, would it be possible to get a prespective employer to sponsor me?

Thanks
David

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BobinOz September 26, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Hi David

It’s difficult to say without knowing what you do, what line of work are you in?

Bob

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Venkat Iyer September 27, 2012 at 12:43 am

Hi Bob,
I have recently got my PR and am planning to come over in October ’12. I just wanted to know howz the IT Job Market for people with 10+ yrs of experience. I am not looking out for a fancy job, but as a Sr. Developer.

Thanks,
Venkat.

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BobinOz September 28, 2012 at 12:48 pm

That’s what the links are for to the online Australian employment agencies, simply search for what you do and see what’s available for yourself.

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paulcc October 2, 2012 at 7:11 pm

hi bob,
my brother and sister in law emigrated in november 2011, can they sponsor me
and my family ( wife & 3 boys – 15 , 12 , 6 ) as part of my application for additional points ? i am a joiner aged 43 ( 26 years experience ) i would apply through skill select and intend to do it myself
regards
paul

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BobinOz October 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I’m not really sure how that relative/sponsorship thing works anymore, it’s changed since I moved here. It might help that you have a brother here, but I don’t think it will get you any extra points, but you would need to speak to a MARA agent for qualification on that, or try and find out from the immi website yourself.

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Kaminari October 3, 2012 at 11:13 pm

Hi there Mr. Bob… I am 26 years old and married to a guy who’s now in Australia and holding a working holiday visa. Is there any chance that I could visit him there even just for a month or less? Thanks for your response in advance.

Best regards

Kami

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BobinOz October 4, 2012 at 6:56 pm

Possibly, but you would need a holiday visa, they are normally not too difficult to get.

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Rajendra October 6, 2012 at 1:06 am

I am from Nepal.I am an energetic person with high experience. i am a Nepali citizen. I have worked for Dairy farm Almarai company of Saudi Arab for 10 years since 20/01/2001 to 21/01/2011.i have worked there as a Material Handler, Loader, ware house, Stock controller. I have got good all the experience. I have got good remarks in my study. I have got good remarks for my job. I was awarded for different purpose I had a driving license of Saudi. I will be waiting for your positive response.

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BobinOz October 8, 2012 at 4:00 pm

I think you have misunderstood the purpose of this website Rajendra, good luck though.

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karl patrick October 9, 2012 at 3:47 am

Hi Bob
My name is karl patrick i am a qualified pipe layer (drainer) with 20 years experience i have a NVQ level 2 diploma in construction pipe laying and NVQ level 2 in heavy plant operator i have tried gong through the right channels to get to OZ with no luck and have now been told i need a sponsor to get myself and family out there so im hoping you will be able to help.

Karl Patrick

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BobinOz October 9, 2012 at 7:11 pm

It’s not easy getting a job sponsorship Karl, and sorry, it’s not something I can help you with other than the information I have on this page. Good luck though!

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lindsay wilcock October 9, 2012 at 5:41 am

Hi,We are just about to be granted a 489 visa.My husband is a floor finisher and has 22 years qualified experience in the commercial sector.We have since found out that we have to live in “designated” areas of WA and not in the Perth CBD where all his work would be allocated and we are aware that there is a huge shortage of floorfinishers with his experience.What happens if we come over(family of 5) and my husband cannot find work in these “designated”areas? i am so worried that we would have to come back as this wasnt an option i even thought of…surely there has to be another way around this…please can you offer any advice x

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BobinOz October 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm

I’m not really sure what the answer is on this one, although I think that the reason they want you to live in one of those designated areas is that there is a shortage of floor finishes in those areas. Maybe somebody else knows more about this kind of situation and hopefully they’ll step in here and help you.

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lindsay wilcock October 9, 2012 at 11:02 pm

Thanks Bob, the areas they want us to live in are under populated and we dont mind living in any of them its just the fact that my husband will not be able to work there as we have read on too many threads recently that there is a shortage of work for tradesmen in these regional areas which is why i find it hard to understand the government allowing us to come over then for us to be unemployed…kinda defeats the object when we know that there is major renovation works being carried out in Perth and they are screaming out for floor finishers!! anyway if anyone can help as to us living in the underpopulated area but working somewhere where there is work…would this be ok??

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BobinOz October 10, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Then I as bewildered as you are Lindsay, I have no idea what to suggest. Hopefully somebody else might come along with a suggestion for you, but it does sound pretty crazy.

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Rachel Cassell October 11, 2012 at 12:28 am

I am a 31 year old Mental Health Nurse who has specialised in drugs and alcohol use. I wondered if i would be able to get sponsorship from a nursing agency?? this would mean i would be working in several places and different companies rather than working in one place and for one company…I’m not sure how this would work.
Please help.
Thank you.

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MARA Miki October 11, 2012 at 7:22 am

Hi Rachel,

It used to be a common way of getting sponsored, but as far as i am aware the rules changed with regards to job agencies. You probably better off looking for an organization specializing this field.

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Viv October 11, 2012 at 1:24 am

Hi Bob,
You have made a fantastic blog… loads of good and useful information. Thanks for sharing your experiences. :)
I have a question; is it any easier to secure a job if the employer knows that I’ve already started the procedure for my Skilled Migrant Visa? This may not be your area of expertise and sorry if I’m bothering you; but please share your opinion or any info regarding this. My profession is on the skilled occupation list. I wish to immigrate to Australia with family.
Regards,
Viv

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MARA Miki October 11, 2012 at 7:20 am

Hi Viv,

It may not be easier to secure the job as you still dont have the visa, but i had a client who was contacted by a recruitment agency shortly after submitting his EOI. So there are companies out there clearly monitoring the system and getting the good people/occupations

good luck

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paul October 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm

hi,my friend works for a company in australia,they are willing to sponsor me and train me on the job even doh ive never done the type of work there offering me,its online order processing,it seems to good to be true as everytime i try to get back to oz something goes wrong! do you know if this company are able to use their discression on who they sponsor or do i have to have the experience?? thanks

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BobinOz October 11, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Somewhere along the line, for this to happen, you will need to be granted a visa by the Department of Immigration so ultimately it’s them that have to agree it; it’s not down to company discretion. So it might be a tough one for this company to push through. I wouldn’t get too excited about it if I were you at this early stage. Good luck though, Bob

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Susma October 12, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Hi bob,I just finished my bachelor and diploma of accounting in Sydney ,I want to get Jon in same field so that I can get pr and get sponsored but its been very hard for me.beside that I am working in aged care from 4 yrs if aged care facility can sponsor can I stay long .or do you know any thing about aged care sponsorship .please suggest me with some ideas I will be very thankful.

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BobinOz October 16, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Sorry, I don’t really have any contacts that can help, but I think you just need to search for recruitment companies that specialise in your field. If you click on the link to the seek employment agency in the above article, they also have a long list of recruitment companies that you can search and get in touch with. Good luck!

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Daisy Payne October 13, 2012 at 5:04 am

Hi

I am a newly qualified social worker and have my full registration. I live in the UK and am looking for a job sponsorshp as the independent skilled migrant visa is taking a length of time and feel a sponsorship would have me in Australia quicker. Can you be of any use please ??

Thanks

Daisy

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BobinOz October 16, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Not really Daisy, getting a sponsorship is just like trying to get any job except it’s a lot harder. Australian employers also prefer to see a bit of work experience as well, normally 3 to 4 years. Don’t let that stop you applying though, I’m just saying you might find it quite difficult. Good luck! Bob

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vijay October 16, 2012 at 7:57 pm

Hi,

I am from India with 8 years ERP sales exp. Have spend 2 year in UAE as well.

Please suggest, is it easy to find job first and then apply for Visa. Do company sponser visa in Australia.

Regards
Vijay

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Jason October 18, 2012 at 2:05 am

Hello bob,newbie to here,loving the advice you offer.i am a heating engineer (ie) gas fitter /plumber with 14 yrs experience,we are at the Ielts process,and I have failed it twice,we are going to try several times,but I have been made aware that if I get someone whom are able to employ me then this would bypass this process.
So if any jobs to come to your attention would you be kind enough to pass them to me via email,or if you have any advise It would be great to hear from you.

Thank you
Jason murphy

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abid hussain October 18, 2012 at 3:32 am

Respected sir,
i am a five star hotel profishnol waiter i need work visa with sponser.

thank you

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Frank Accardo October 23, 2012 at 5:45 am

Hello. I’m a respiratory therapist in the US. With extensive ICU experience and also rehab experience. We live in the US. But my wife is an Australian. I would love to move to Australia but there seems to be no field of respiratory therapy. They do however have respiratory scientist or technicians and sleep technician. I would the opportunity for any entry level job in these fields. I’m a hard worker with great work ethic and I know I would be an asset to any company that would hire me. If anybody could lead me in the right direction my email is frank_accardo@ yahoo.com.

Thank you.
Frank Accardo

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Gurwinder October 23, 2012 at 10:25 am

Presently I am a TAFE student. I am doing two courses simultaneously which will end this November 2012. The first one is Cert III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying and second one is Cert IV in Building & Construction(Building). I don’t have a experience in Bricklaying. Can Still a employer sponsor me as bricklayer in regional Australia. I want to work in regional Australia. I am a international student.

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Gianantonio Farinelli October 25, 2012 at 5:59 pm

Hi Bob, I am an Italian skilled “potential migrant”. I’m an electronic technician and Production Coordinator with 17 years experience in an Italian leading Railway Telephony Company. At the moment I still live in Italy and from here I’m trying to find a Company willing to sponsor me, I’ve sent a lot of resumes and applied for a lot of job opportunities on “seek”, “job.job”, “mycareer” and many other recruitment websites, and also directly on Companies, but most of them they said that “if you already lived in Australia, preferably also with work rights, we would be interested”, but as long as I live in Italy there are no chances.

An Italian friend of mine living in Sydney (Nicola Pradella, do you know him?), suggested that I should obtain a student visa, and while I am studying in Australia (or my wife), I can search for job opportunities from there, and I will have many more chances to find a Company willing to give me a job and willing to sponsor me.

Do you think my friend is right? That’s how he did, he studied in Sydney and now he’s a biologist and he has already obtained Australian residence…

If I have a student visa, as a student or partner of a student (eventually my wife), then can I turn it into a Subclass 186, 187 or 457 visa?

Anyway, can you help me to find a Company willing to sponsor me?

Thank you mate!!

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BobinOz October 26, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Your friend will probably know more than I do, he’s been through it. I can’t specifically advise you about this though, I’m not MARA migration agent. All I would like to say though is you must make sure that if you come here on a student visa you do not break the terms and conditions that go with it.

Good luck!

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lydia October 25, 2012 at 9:05 pm

i am a kenyan, completed my degree in law from india and would like to get guideline on how to work and study in australia.

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Nandhakumaran October 27, 2012 at 1:41 am

Sir i am INDAIN searching for driver jobs in Australia is any job opening fr driver because i have searched in the list u given in that driver name not there so please conform is any vacancy s there nu

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bahar October 30, 2012 at 9:15 am

Dear Bob,
It’s months that i’m looking trough websites to find a way to immigrate to Australia but more searches make me more disappointed.I’m a education assistant in a high school with 6yrs experience and also skilled artist in marquetry with over10yrs experience and have ICDL( international computer driving licence) certificate, but I couldn’t find a way to migrate. I’m 32.and also have university degree in English translation.
Awaiting for your advice

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BobinOz November 3, 2012 at 5:44 pm

I can’t give you any advice, but my Mara registered migration agent could help you with this, check out my Visa Assessment Service.

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Eustace Thomas October 30, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Hi Bob, I am looking for employer sponsored jobs in australia in manufacturing or building maintenance. I am now in India but worked in London, U.K for six years. I have 20years work experience. Please advise
Thanks, Eusty

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Marc Jade H. Agapay October 30, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I am a filipino applicant, I want to work in Information Technology Companies in Australia, who can help me to have an employer?

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Vimal November 1, 2012 at 3:40 pm

I am dependent of e457 work visa holder.Having 5 years of IT experience and Searching for a IT job in Australia.My questions are

1) With the current visa(457), Am I eligible to work in Australia.?
2) If yes Do i need any sponsorship from my employer?

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BobinOz November 2, 2012 at 5:50 pm

I would have thought the answers are 1) yes and 2) no, but I do not know for sure. You would need to check the terms of your specific visa.

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MARA Miki November 3, 2012 at 8:41 am

Bob’s answer is correct.
Having said this, there are conditions attached to your visa that clearly explains what can or can’t do and you need to be aware of them.
A part of your letter normally explains them in detail (the letter you received upon grant) as well as you can check it on the VEVO part of the DIAC website.

Miki

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dave November 4, 2012 at 10:02 pm

how ye now….im 18 and my brother is 20 from ireland we and plan going to oz or newzeland..plan on doing ground work and labour..is there much wrk out there goin in that sector…what part of oz would you recommend for labour and construction work…cheers……..

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BobinOz November 5, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Western Australia is currently the boom state in this country, so I would head that way, towards Perth. Good luck!

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Ana Celine Del Rosario November 5, 2012 at 9:26 pm

Hi, Bob.

I already have a working visa which is Skilled (Provisional) (class VF) subclass 476 (Skilled Recognised Graduate) visa which I obtained last June 2012. However, I’m having a hard time finding a job in engineering until now. I can pay for my own expenses but I want to have first a secured job before I go there. Can you please help me how to obtain an engineering job? and which state? Thank you.

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BobinOz November 6, 2012 at 5:50 pm

I wish I could help, but I simply can’t, I am not a recruiter. Good luck though.

Bob

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prince November 9, 2012 at 7:04 pm

yes my brother you have to pay to us bF £1000

just gat back to us withe this email email address removed

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BobinOz November 9, 2012 at 7:47 pm

Prince, let me get this straight, you can get this person a job in engineering for £1000. You have connections here in Australia, do you? You live in Burkina Faso, which is next door but one to Nigeria, the world’s capital for Internet scams.

You’re funny!

I hope you didn’t mind me removing your email address?

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Manpreet Kaur November 6, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Hi
I am looking for a sponsorship in a hospitality industry.
Currently, I am working as a supervisor in a pub in sydney.
Please email me if you find and employer for me. I am wiling
To move ASAP anywhere in Australia
Thank you

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Jaya Ram Maharjan November 7, 2012 at 8:38 pm

Hi I am Jayram Maharjan From Nepal and looking for job sponsor for Feild service technician for compressors. I have experience in same field for 9 yrs. I own a company in Nepal which provides technical service on compressors. Can you help me out ?

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BobinOz November 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Sorry, no, that’s not a service I offer.

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amish November 8, 2012 at 6:25 pm

Hello,

I am currently in Australia on a student visa till next July and am studying hospitality. I have previous experience in this field and am doing the course here to get the piece of paper. Just wondering if graduating from this course will help me with the skilled migrant program and how to go about trying to get full working rights in Australia?

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BobinOz November 9, 2012 at 1:57 pm

I couldn’t tell you I’m afraid, maybe you should talk to a MARA registered migration agent to find out for sure.

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Mushahid M November 9, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Hi Bob,

Just wanted to know If UK Driving License in Valid in Australia or do I have to take a driving test.

Thanks
Mushahid

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BobinOz November 9, 2012 at 7:34 pm

If you have held your UK driving licence for more than two years and you are coming here as a permanent resident, you can apply for an Australian driving licence and you will not have to take a practical test. You can drive here on your UK licence for the first three months, but no longer. Hope that helps.

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melkamu Wadolo November 9, 2012 at 7:17 pm

I need sponsored jobs in Australia. I am urban development specialist in developing country. Please, We will stay in contact.

Thanks,

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Gioele November 14, 2012 at 9:55 am

Hi bob
i’m a 21 years old italian guy, i’m in sydney since july and in the restaurant where i’m working they want to sponsor me. I’ve already the diploma of cook in Italy, but my boss is not sure if is enough to get the sponsor
i have to start studying again or not? thank u very much for ur help

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BobinOz November 14, 2012 at 6:01 pm

Hi Gioele

I couldn’t tell you either, but if you would care to pay for a Visa Assessment and provide a lot more information, my resident MARA migration agent would be able to tell you if your qualifications are good enough for sponsorship and if not, exactly the correct path you would need to take in order to qualify for a sponsorship. Cheers

Bob

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stuart November 15, 2012 at 10:55 am

Hi Bob
I have been looking to relococate to adelaide where I have friends and have been emailing companies looking for work over the past 8 months,I am 37 and am from the uk,I have had several replies and have now come over on holiday to adelaide to see these companies of which a couple of them want to sponsor me,the only thing is my job title is not on the skilled list but it appears on the ANZSCO list,I have over 10 years experience in my line of work and the companies are struggling to fill the positions within Australia,is there anyway I could qualify for the 457 visa? Thanks
Stuart

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MARA Miki November 15, 2012 at 1:45 pm

Hi Stuart,

This is when you have to think outside of the square and find the occupation that is relevant to the job as well to your experience. Most of the ANZSCO codes are based on “occupation groups”.

You can contact me through Bob and we can try to figure out something

Miki

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BobinOz November 15, 2012 at 10:53 pm

Yes Stuart, as Miki says, there probably is a way it can happen it just needs to be worked out. Miki is my MARA agent working with me on this site, the guy that does know the answers. If you want him to help you, just let me know.

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Stuart November 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Hi
Thanks for your reply,what would my next step be,I have spent hours trying to figure out the best way to get 457 visa?

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BobinOz November 15, 2012 at 10:58 pm

Sorry, didn’t see this one, page pagination. I would say the best thing to do would be to complete a Visa Assessment, that way Miki will have all of your information and can tell you exactly the best way to go forward.

It’s not free, but the cost is almost insignificant. Good luck!

Bob

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Rachael Jolly January 12, 2013 at 4:43 am

Hello Bob!! I’m hoping you can resolve a little confusion I am having with this complicated visa process. Is the purpose of the EOI for employers to find potential employees? For example: If I lodge an EOI for a 457 visa would a potential employer be able to find me and nominate me or is it just not that simple?

I see on some websites that using the EOI for a 457 is optional but I thought that may be because the person already may have a sponsor. Can you clarify or not, please?

Many thanks
Rachael

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BobinOz January 12, 2013 at 8:26 pm

I don’t know for sure but there is a huge discussion all about it on my page about EOI, have a read, it might help.

Thanks

Bob

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emily smith November 16, 2012 at 8:31 am

Hi, How difficult is it to get sponsered by an employer being a pastry chef? Emily

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BobinOz November 16, 2012 at 10:17 pm

I couldn’t exactly tell you, but I have heard that chefs are in high demand, so you have a chance.

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Tjaa January 19, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Hi I would like to know is it possible to get a sponsor on Graphic Designing as I am holding an International and have been working for about 4 to 5 years and willing to obtain a degree as years are coming

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BobinOz January 19, 2013 at 7:37 pm

I suspect it is possible, how easy or difficult it might be, I have no idea.

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Janis November 18, 2012 at 8:58 am

Hi. I found you site really useful. Thank you so much.
How about Information technology specialist jobs? Do there is possibility get sponsored by employer?

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MARA Miki November 19, 2012 at 11:50 am

Hi Emily and Janis,

The key is to find a sponsoring employer. The chef wont be an issue, but the “IT specialist” may need to be narrowed down to an occupation from the SOL list.

Miki

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Janis November 19, 2012 at 7:33 pm

Hi Miki,
Yes I checked that SOL list, for me it looks like System administrator, but my knowledge in IT is quite wide. I have work experience for like ~5 years and international certification – ITIL and LPI. I`m just thinking is my speciality is valuable in Australia, do they search a lot of those specialists in there?

Right now going for IELTS exam…

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MARA Miki November 20, 2012 at 9:44 am

Hi Janis,

Dont know much about IT beside turning my computer on and working on it. Oh and used to know a lot about COD but guess that isn’t classify:) Migrating and finding a job in your field isn’t quite the same. DIAC is looking for your skills as a professional while an employer is looking for a bit more. I’d recommend looking at seek, and mycareer and the rest of the websites to see where the demand is.

Miki

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GSAN November 25, 2012 at 11:43 am

Hi, I am experienced well in as sales manager,Territory sales Manager about 3 years can i get any job opp or sponsored from any employers ?
plz tell me how can get the related job

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amir November 26, 2012 at 5:24 pm

hi, i’m wondering to know if i’m qualifly for emigration to australia or not if yes plz give me more information. i have electronics bachelor degree and i’m from iran. plz help me to get more info

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Jesse November 28, 2012 at 8:36 am

How tough would it be for an apprentice pipe fitter with 14 years experience in the Oilsands of Northern Alberta, Canada?

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BobinOz November 28, 2012 at 4:28 pm

You would probably have a good chance, there is a lot of mining and coal seam gas stuff going on that I would assume involves lots of pipes.

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dinesh November 28, 2012 at 10:19 pm

i have done mba and i passed out tthis year is there will be vacancy or job sponsorship for me….

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Zed December 2, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Hi Bob – thanks for a smashing site! I am currently looking for a sponsorship (because my occupation was just recently taken off the SOL =( ) and I was wondering, apart from joining your contact list and getting my resume professionally written (both of which I have done), are there any other websites or resources that I can hook up to get more leads for sponsorships? Just trying to be proactive….

Thanks BOB!

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BobinOz December 3, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Hi Zed

I am currently checking out some resources that may well be exactly what you’re looking for, once I have finished my research I will email a message to my sponsor seekers list, so stay tuned! Hopefully I will have something soon.

Cheers

Bob

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Kasun December 3, 2012 at 1:16 am

i have experience in Tig,mag & arc welding i’m looking for a sponsored job in Australia

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Janis December 3, 2012 at 1:39 am

Hi,
actually I did research and some people said, that get sponsorship job is quite impossible to get. It`s possible only if you are very skilled and that vacancy is on specific industry, where need more workers with creative mind and portfolio for that.
So I think if you are and IT engineers, then there is low chance to get sponsored by employer.

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BobinOz December 4, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Never say “impossible” Janis, people get job sponsorships here all the time and in all sorts of skills, not just the ones in high demand. Getting a sponsorship is like getting any job, you need determination and a relentless approach. No one is saying it’s easy, but it’s certainly not impossible.

Cheers

Bob

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Ratnayaka December 3, 2012 at 6:04 pm

I am seeking job offer with work permit.
I look forward your favorable and prosper reply to send my CV.
Thanks
Ratnayaka
Sri lanka
Phone : +940773877467
Email: w_ratnayaka@sltnet.lk

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Barack December 4, 2012 at 9:00 pm

Hi bob, am so much & in love with whatever you do.
am seeking for any casual job in Australia.What is needed in case there is a vacancy?

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BobinOz December 5, 2012 at 8:30 pm

A visa that permits you to work would be pretty essential, and thanks, glad you like my website. Good luck!

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Tjaa January 19, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Hi Bob thanks for this interesting site! I am currently looking for a sponsorship, and I was wondering, apart from joining your contact list and getting my resume professionally written (both of which I have done), what are the other ways on getting resumes from employers straight from them or perhaps how do they contact us

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BobinOz January 19, 2013 at 7:39 pm

I am talking to someone and hoping to have more information about how you can better approach getting sponsored, I suggest joining that list as that’s where I will send out the details, if it comes off.

At the moment, I don’t have any suggestions, but hope to have some soon.

Cheers

Bob

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Chandan Satsangi December 5, 2012 at 3:24 am

Hi ,Wopuld like to learn about specific job sites offering 457 Visa jobs for Supply chain Managers(The Occuption in on the list of Demand).Have spent weeks on this but with no results.

Regards,

Chandan

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BobinOz December 5, 2012 at 8:46 pm

Sorry, I don’t know of one either, I would suggest you take a look at my page about Getting a Job or a Sponsorship and search using the employment agencies I have links to and see what’s available for what you do and then apply directly.

Good luck

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agatha December 7, 2012 at 3:01 am

hi, i am a very experienced sales insurance manager with over seven years of experience. What do you think are my chances of getting sponsorship from the australian insurance companies? Thank you.
Agatha

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BobinOz December 7, 2012 at 6:16 pm

Nobody can know the answer to that one, all you can do is try.

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agatha December 7, 2012 at 7:00 pm

thanks Bob! I def will!

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Anu December 7, 2012 at 7:23 pm

Hi Bob,

I just saw your website and it is very informative. I have already applied for AUS PR and waiting for it for over 3 years now. Meanwhile i also wanna try for the jobs in Australia. I have experience in Backup and Storage. I am seeking job offer with work permit. Please let me know if there are any chances for me.

Thanks,
Anu

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BobinOz December 8, 2012 at 7:59 pm

I’m not really sure exactly what it is that you do, but if it is a skill that is in demand here, then yes, there is always a chance.

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djily December 9, 2012 at 12:23 am

hi bob, im in australia i got a job as a tig weld, you think i can be sponsor by companie

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BobinOz December 10, 2012 at 7:47 pm

I don’t know, ask them.

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christian faith evangelista December 9, 2012 at 12:19 pm

good day!

i am christan faith evangelista, a filipino who is a registered nurse and is planning to work in australia. in line with this i am looking for a sponsor. hoping to find one.

thank you

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BobinOz December 10, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Hope you find one.

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sha December 13, 2012 at 9:25 am

Hello Bob,

First of all applauses to you for creating a simple,informative and active website.I am an Audiologist by profession,at present working in one of the hospital (NHS) UK after a lot of hard core job seeking.I am looking forward to migrate to Australia as an Audiologist. I thought of moving by state sponsored visa but parked the idea for time being as I much worried about the time it takes for me to secure a job. Now I am looking for sponsorship in Australia by sending out my resumes to various employers.Please could you advice me on how I can improve my job hunting and are you aware of any job site which is specifically meant for Audiologists/overseas applicants?

Thanks in advance!

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BobinOz December 13, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Hi sha, no, I don’t know specifically of anybody who can help you in your job search, the only current advice I have and links to employment agencies can be seen on this page.

But I will also tell you, and everyone else on this list, I’m really sorry that I’ve had nothing job wise for any of you lately. I am though currently speaking to somebody who specialises in finding jobs for doctors and I’m also hoping to link in with similar companies that specialise in nurses and dentists.

I am also currently reviewing a book about finding job sponsorships as well as a service that might help you find the job you are looking for. As soon as I have more information, I will let you all know.

Cheers

Bob

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Rahul Patil December 16, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Good Morning Sir,

my name is rahul patil ,i am from India
I have completed my PG program in Advanced construction management.
being a fresher i would like to enter the market with a good exposure of my skills and talent.
i am trying for Australia companies for a long term experience..!
thank-you

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Yasmin December 16, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Hi Bob,
I’m currently in the process of being sponsored. What type of documents do i need to submit for education and do they also call the school to certify my degree?
Thank you
Yasmin

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BobinOz December 16, 2012 at 10:15 pm

Hi Yasmin

I think you’ll find you will need to submit whatever documents they ask for that backup what you have said in your application. Whether they call the school to verify your degree or not, I really don’t know. Good luck with your application, I hope it goes smoothly.

Cheers

Bob

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Sabey December 18, 2012 at 12:54 am

Hey I’m an accountant. will i be able to get a employer sponsored job in Aussie? i don’t have PR or a work permit

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john December 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm

Do you know of any travel companies that could sponsor me?

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Ebiau December 20, 2012 at 8:20 pm

I am in need of Christmas holiday work in Australia, i have a ready passport just need sponsorship for a Visa. i can work for a very fair pay – for upto 10 hrs a day. i am strong, energetic and have done various work from casual labor to my professional work – web and graphics design. Am good at painting and Acting. Any assistance would be very good. I live in Kampala, Uganda, East Africa. Thanks for any assistance forwarded to me

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erkan December 21, 2012 at 10:16 pm

hi,ı am live in turkey and ı need sponsoreship about hairdresser job,how can ı find?

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James December 26, 2012 at 4:12 am

Hi Bob

Back again to ask about the relationship between employers and British immigrants, I’ve heard from a relative with an Australian friend that while Australian employers are often eager to employ Brits they are not so eager to promote them; while its obvious that every employer is different, is there anything you can say to bust or confirm this.

Thanks James.

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BobinOz December 28, 2012 at 8:47 pm

Hi James

This sounds like a generalisation to me, probably based on one person’s experience, ie, your relatives Australian friend. I have never, ever heard any suggestion that British workers just don’t get promoted, but I also have no experience as I’ve never worked for an Australian employee either.

Cheers

Bob

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Ashish December 27, 2012 at 1:34 am

Hello Bob

Your website is one of the best i found…Am a dentist in india with one year of experience..Am planning to move to australia may be on a student visa and take up Masters in health care administration which is a 2 years course so i could apply for an PR if i get a job…So my question to you is how hard it is to find a job in australia after doing masters in health care administration and with having a dentistry background since i have heard most of the jobs requires you to have an PR??Please answer this ..Am really confused since its an big step for me to take a risk to come to australia and leave dentistry and do a 2 year study and then look for a job to apply for PR

Thank you

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MARA Miki January 2, 2013 at 11:23 am

Hi Ashish,

You may be able to work as a dental nurse, which would be obviously below your skill level, but keeps you in the industry, helps you with the specialist English test etc. I am not sure what is the usual method of finding a job in the medical field, but i would start with recruitment companies i think.
The fact that you’d be studying relevant field will help you i believe. If you need help with your course or visa please let me know through Bob

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Smita December 27, 2012 at 3:36 pm

hi bob
i did child care cert-3 in Australia and i am doing casual job in child care centre from last 1year.if any employer sponsor to me in child care centre than can i get PR of Australia.please reply me i dispiritedly wait your reply.thanks

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udula December 27, 2012 at 8:17 pm

I am working as benz car technician.i want to know My sis’s living australia PR visa. and she ‘s husband has a citizen.Then how to apply skill visa with sponsor ship to me.

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brian December 27, 2012 at 10:48 pm

Hi im a 24 year old male who is qualified to city & guilds level 2 in vehicle maintenance and repair, i i have a wide knowledge of mechanics but not 100% as i still have alot to learn but since leaving college have worked in busy garages as supervisor/solo employee working on my own initiative or within a team. i have also a small amount of experience in sales roles but i am also an open book towards learning existing and new roles would this be something i could gain a working life in Australia with as i have a lot to give but also a lot to gain.

thanks

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Dr Muhammed Tahir December 29, 2012 at 10:23 pm

i am an doctor i am looking an sponsor for Visit Australia for temporary base for that please confirm the right and correct information please i am from pakistan

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Abdel January 2, 2013 at 3:39 am

Hi,
Am Abdel from Morocco I have a professional Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and other qualifications… looking for sponsorship to work in OZ …
thanks

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Danny January 2, 2013 at 6:47 pm

hey bob just checking your website it`s much interested. am a young African Australian actor looking for sponsorship, what can i do?

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BobinOz January 2, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Smita, udula, brian, Abdel, Danny and the Doc, everything I know about how to approach finding a job sponsorship in Australia is written in the above article. Depending on your skills, qualifications and experience, getting sponsorship can either be relatively easy or impossible.

If any of you want to seriously know what your chances are of successfully moving to Australia-based on your skills, I suggest you pay for a professional Visa Assessment from my resident MARA registered migration agent. I really can’t help you, he can assuming you have a chance of qualification. Good luck!

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Hamed January 3, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Good day

I hope youll be fine and wish you a very happy new year. my name is Hamed majidi. im an enginer i have an agrofirm in northern iran. i know how to operate all marine and agricultural machines specially harvester combines. i have also driving license for harvesters. id like if i could have an apportnity to work in Australia.wating for your reply. warm regards Majidi

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Ange January 4, 2013 at 2:07 am

Bob,

I am finishing up law school in the USA in May and am marrying my Australian fiancé that same month. He will sponsor my visa application, but I wish to work as a lawyer in the ACT. Do you know where I can get more information on what visa I should apply for and where I should look to supplement my legal studies?

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BobinOz January 4, 2013 at 9:18 pm

My MARA agent could certainly help you with that, but he would charge a fee. Check out my Visa Assessment Service.

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joanne January 5, 2013 at 1:49 am

Hi

I am a very highly skilled administrator looking to progress my career to a higher senior level, I have just completed my level 3 diploma in business administration. do you think I can get a job on a 457 visa?

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BobinOz January 7, 2013 at 1:47 pm

That’s not the kind of question I can answer I’m afraid Joanne.

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jafar January 6, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Dear Sir/Madam
I am writing to apply for the position of technician vibration, maintenance engineer and machines/PM/CM/Machinery equipments… I have enclosed my resume to provide you with an overview of my experience and training. I have 11 years experience working in oil refinery machinery equipments. Professional, highly qualified mechanical Engineer with excellent organisational and team working skills. Ideal candidate for position requiring drive, initiative, responsibility and challenge. To apply my excellent problem solving skills and extensive knowledge of theory and practice in machinery to a range of consultancy projects, that can help provide sustainable solutions to the recruitment, training and developmental needs of clients and their employees.
I would be very pleased to discuss my application further with you at your convenience. Please contact me at the above address so that I can provide you with any additional information you may require.and i want someone how can be Sponsorships me in Australia and Finding Work.
alxjeff@yahoo.com
+989399795208
jeff

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Erika January 7, 2013 at 11:05 pm

Good day
I would just like to know where and if I can find Medical Office Administration jobs that are sponsored? Is the process difficult? Do you know of any companies in South Africa that recruit for Australia

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BobinOz January 9, 2013 at 12:02 am

No, sorry, I don’t. It’s not easy to get a sponsorship whatever your profession, those who do succeed I think are really the ones who try the hardest. It’s just like getting a normal job, but much more difficult. Good luck though!

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Janis January 9, 2013 at 7:14 am

Hi Bob,

Australia have close reationships with China and Indonesia and that North asian countries. Easier hire in those countries. So how do you think is geographical location is a major or really important impact of getting sponsorship VISA?

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BobinOz January 9, 2013 at 8:01 pm

Hi Janis

I would think being able to do the job, having proven experience and qualifications and a good command of the English-language are the biggest impacting factors of getting sponsorship. I’m not sure location makes much difference, although already being here is a big bonus. That’s only my view, I do not work in recruitment.

Bob

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Janis January 10, 2013 at 2:36 am

Hi,

Can I ask in which sector you work in Australia?

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BobinOz January 10, 2013 at 9:29 pm

You certainly can, but I don’t actually work in a sector at all. I am self-employed, as is my wife, and between us we have about four different things going on. In the UK we would call this “ducking and diving”. Maybe that’s our sector?

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Janis January 11, 2013 at 3:32 am

Hi.
You are self-employed. You mean, you have your own buisiness in Australia? I don`t understand what is “ducking and diving”, did research, but not find definition for it. Can you explain?

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BobinOz January 12, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Yes, correct Janis. I am self-employed and I do have my own business. Don’t worry about “ducking and diving”, it’s just an expression which kind of means doing a bit of this and a bit of that to get by.

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elvir January 9, 2013 at 6:20 am

thanks for the effort ,

greetings from Croatia

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David January 11, 2013 at 3:20 am

Hi
I’m currently looking into moving to Australia I’ve enquired about a permanent visa and its costing around £6000 that is including health checks, English test and a day course for an electrical assessment so I can work legally in Australia.
Do you think with your knowledge that a company may sponsor for an electrician I have all up to date qualifications plus more.thanks

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BobinOz January 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Sorry David, that’s not a question I am able to answer. My best advice would be to use the above links to search for vacancies for what you do to give yourself an idea of how much work is around. If there are lots of vacancies, then yes, you have a chance. What chance though, I couldn’t say.

Anybody else had experience looking for sponsorship as an electrician?

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Gemma Baker January 11, 2013 at 2:19 pm

Hi there,

I am over in Australia again on a three month tourist visa due to my love of the country, and have been wanting and trying to emigrate here for years, without success.
I have had a working visa back in 2002 that I didn’t even use, but unable to obtain another to work here unfortunately. My occupations have never been on the list to emigrate, hence my difficulty with achieving to get here.
I am a Tourism Management graduate, and have been working in the Travel and Tourism industry up until last year when I retrained as a Qualified Fitness Instructor and Nordic Walking Instructor, and have been since working in a gym within a hotel back at home in Kent, England where I live.
I am a hard working, friendly realiable individual, with good communication and customer service skills, and would love to put my skills and experience into practice, within a progressive company in either Tourism or Fitness, from a willing sponsor.
Any help/advice would be very much appreciated.

Thank you,
Gemma Baker

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BobinOz January 12, 2013 at 5:18 pm

I don’t have any advice for your specific occupation, anyone else have experience in this field?

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rom5 January 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm

Hi Sir Bob, I just want to ask what is the next step after I’ve completed the subscription on your page? Is it the sending of CV? Cheers!

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BobinOz January 12, 2013 at 5:19 pm

No, please don’t send me your CV, nobody should send me their CV unless I request it. Did you not read the email you received after subscribing?

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E January 11, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Hi bob, i’d like to know the processing time for a 457 visa.. my fiance is currently on student visa and he has found a job that is willing to sponsor him, i’d like to know how long it will take to obtain a 457 visa. Additionally, he will be sponsoring me on secondary visa once we get married. How long does it take for a secondary visa to be approved and whilst he files my secondary visa application, can i come on a visit visa and stay with him until my procedure is done too? Please advice

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BobinOz January 12, 2013 at 8:14 pm

Processing times vary, each case is different so I just can’t answer that. Not sure if you would be able to come on a visitor’s visa either, that would depend on your application for it being accepted. These questions are simply not possible to answer, but if you do want professional help getting it done as efficiently as possible, check out my Visa Assessment Service, my MARA agent would know the right way to go about this.

Good luck E!

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Cecilia January 12, 2013 at 10:47 am

Hi Bob,
Thanks so much for having this site! My boyfriend and I are from Los Angeles and have just grown increasingly miserable and unhappy in America. I’m 21 and he’s 25 and we will be both be finishing our bachelors degrees this June. We had originally planned to go visit Australia on working holiday after graduation but after doing a lot of research and studying your website we’ve concluded there’s no way we would want to leave!! We have felt so much better and happier just knowing there is such a wonderful place with great people that we can relocate to and we are not stuck here forever!
We are still in preliminary planning stages and will have to do a lot more research and questioning but I was wondering if you know how the sponsorship visa works for the defacto partner that does not have a job sponsor… if one of us is able to get a skill sponsored visa, is the other one able to apply for any job once we’re in Australia or would we need two separate sponsored visas if we both want to work?
Thanks again for this site, its very informative and funny and entertaining as well.
Happy New Year to the BobinOz family!
-Cecilia

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BobinOz January 12, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Hi Cecilia

If you can prove that you and your boyfriend have been living together “as man and wife” for more than 12 months, then if one of you qualifies for a temporary or permanent visa, the other one will automatically qualify as well.

But if I were you, I would look at the working holiday visa first so that you can both come here and see for yourself what Australia is really like. I write about it, I love it here, but that’s my experience of Australia. You can’t beat experiencing it for yourself to find out if this country really is for both of you. So I’d go for the WHV first, have a bit of fun for a year and then decide what to do after that.

Do bear in mind also, that most job sponsorships go to people with at least three or four years working experience, post graduation. You won’t have that yet, so getting a job sponsorship may be harder than you think without that work experience.

Happy New Year to you too.

Cheers

Bob

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Cecilia January 13, 2013 at 6:17 pm

Thanks for the response Bob. We are hoping to investigate all other visa options before applying for working holiday. Call us crazy but we just feel like we have an intuition that we would be content there. We’re willing to take the chance that even if we decided we wouldn’t want to spend the rest of our lives in aus we would at least appreciate the experience of living and working there 3-5 years. We’ve visited many US cities but have never found anywhere that we feel truly at home and have also met some oz visitors here in california who have excited us more with the thought of making Aus home for us. We’ve lived together for 2 years and have some work experience. My boyfriend owned and operated a landscaping business for 3 years before returning to finish college. I’ve worked in real estate as a licensed sales agent during university and have also worked in residential property management and have been certified as a property manager through the apartment association in los angeles. Do you think there is any hope for us to qualify for a more long term visa than working holiday and find a job sponsor? We are also interested in looking into the apprenticeship/trainee visa options. We are both interested in careers in real estate/property and ultimately plan to start our own real estate or sustainable property development firm someday. Would your MARA agent Miki be able to help us sort through the visa options through his visa assessment service? If so, is it possible for us to get connected with him? We also would like to live in Adelaide, are there mara agents that specialise in specific states and would working with a region specific agent be recommended?
Sorry to bombard you with questions and if we are coming off as desperate. We are looking into job options here for us after graduation in case there really isn’t anything we could do at this time to migrate to aus but it would be such a dream if we could move there sooner than later.

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BobinOz January 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm

It sounds to me as though a visa assessment is precisely what you need, and I do fully recommend Miki as he is very good, if there is a way in for you, he will find it.

To hook up with him, simply pay for the assessment on the page… Visa Assessment Service and you will immediately receive an email with the form you would need to complete and also Miki’s email address.

There really is no advantage in getting a region specific MARA agent, and by using Miki you will be informed of any or all options you have, and if there aren’t any options, he’ll tell you what you need to do to open some options up.

Good luck

Bob

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Cecilia January 15, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Thank you very much for your help. We’re working on filling out the assessment now and will keep our fingers crossed!

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BobinOz January 16, 2013 at 12:05 am

Good on ya, as we say here Cecilia, I have my fingers crossed for you too :-)

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charlotte January 13, 2013 at 8:10 pm

Hi,

Great site with some food for thought… Definitely has helped with my planning.
Just a couple of questions if I may…
I’m a web contractor in the UK, and for the profession I’m in I’d need to go down the sponsorship path.
Hopefully I’ll get a sponsor (ideally in Melbourne), however would I be bound for the duration of the sponsorship (say its a four year visa) to that employer?
If I move to another company, would they also need to complete the sponsorship process for me as well?
Any help would be fantastic, thanks!

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MARA Miki January 15, 2013 at 7:43 am

Hi Charlotte,

You can change companies as much as you like, however all the companies will need to be approved sponsors, nominations have to be in place etc. It would be a costly jump each time. Also most people stay with one company for at least 2-3 years as it makes the PR application easier.
If the employer terminates your contract you’ll get 28 days to find another sponsor.

Miki

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ciara January 15, 2013 at 10:09 am

hello i am 22 and my boyfriend is 27 he is a painter and i am a beauty therapist how would we get on out in australia with these jobs were is the best part to go in australia and is the money good! do you need certs to apply for these jobs hope ye can help

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BobinOz January 15, 2013 at 11:54 pm

I’m not sure you would get into Australia with these jobs, everyone looking to come here needs a visa. You can find out more about how to get one on my page about Visas. Given your ages, I’d have a look at the Working Holiday Visa, that would get you 12 months out here and allow you to work, assuming you qualify.

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Michael January 15, 2013 at 7:47 pm

Hi Bob

I am looking to move to Brisbane very soon.
I work for a landscaping / concrete manufacturing company and I work in the sales office for 10 years now , would I get into OZ as my occupation is not on your skill list ?

Michael

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BobinOz January 16, 2013 at 12:09 am

Michael, it is way more complicated than that. See Would I Qualify?.

Cheers

Bob

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Jamie January 15, 2013 at 11:02 pm

Hi there,

I visited Oz 2 and a half years ago on a working holiday visa. Unfortunately due to mainly money I had to come home. I’ve been back for 18 months now and still wish everyday that I was back in Oz.

I am for doing pretty much anything, Mining ect, to work my way back into the country. really I want to pursue all options and have a conversation with someone who has a reasonable knowledge. a few Ozzy friends recommended going to the Australian embassy. Do you think they are knowledgeable and more importantly helpful enough to be able to help with my query?

I wasn’t sure if they may be bias in regards to my desires. I am in the IT industry in a Sales Role, so I imagine fairly unlikely to assist me.

I don’t wont to take up all your time of course, but is there a best route, person, company that is worth approaching?

Thanks in advance. J

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BobinOz January 16, 2013 at 9:54 pm

The Australian Embassy do not have the resources to talk you through how best to move to Australia, that’s why the Australian Government have passed that task over to registered migration agents. If you need help finding out how you can possibly move to Australia, check out my Visa Assessment Service.

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victoria January 19, 2013 at 9:08 am

Hello,
Basically I am 18 and I am applying for a working visa to go over to Australia although I would prefer to find a sponsorship so i could look into residency.
I currently don’t have many qualifications but i do have an NVQ in Hospitality and food and I was wondering how to possibly get a sponsor and if it would be easier to find one whilst I am out there on my working visa?
Also do you think that I would be able to find one because of my lack of skills?
Thank you,
Victoria

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David Lawson January 24, 2013 at 11:08 am

Hi Bob,

I am writing on behalf of my brother and sister-in-law and look forward to picking your brains…

My brother is a firefighter with 14 years experience in the UK and my sister-in-law is a Principle Solicitor managing a team of 45 in the area of Child Protection / Family Law for a sizeable council.

On the skilled migrant list ‘Firefighter’ is a required skill, however, neither the CFA (Country Fire Authority) nor the MFB (Metropolitan Fire Brigade, Melbourne) recognise it is on there…I am therefore wondering who determines what makes it on to the skilled migrant list? MFB suggest Vetasses, however I was under the (mis)apprehension that they were a skills assessment body? This situation seems rather unclear and I wondered if you could shed some light?

With regard to my sister-in-law – She recently won the title of Lawyer of the Year (Law Society England + Wales), so is a strong, well qualifed legal representative. We know that her profession is on the skills list, so is it a case of approaching legal practices with her details and backgrounds, informing them she will pay for her own 457 etc, if they find her suitable and provide a job offer?

Again, any advice would be hugely welcomed.

Regards,
David

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BobinOz January 25, 2013 at 4:57 pm

Hi David and Victoria

All questions I’m not qualified to answer I’m afraid, that’s why I have a resident MARA migration agent who works with me on this website. His services are not free, but what he does for a nominal fee is work out the very best way and the most suitable visa type for those looking to move permanently to Australia.

I suggest you both take my Visa Assessment Service to find out exactly how best to proceed, it will be money well spent.

Cheers

Bob

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Keurtis January 25, 2013 at 8:15 pm

hello, my name is Keurtis,
i would like to get a help to find a sponsor in Australia,
i live in Egypt and i work as An account Advisor,
i speak French and english
i am a cisco CCNA Certified
and webdesign diploma
please i really need your help to tell what to do in order to get a job in Australia
Regards

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Argel January 26, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Hi Bob,

I would like to ask if there is a possibilities for a degree holder in Finance to find a job sponsorship in Australia? I have 3 years experience as Assisting Staff and 1 yr nd 6 mos. as a General Accounting Analyst.

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MARA Miki January 30, 2013 at 7:34 am

Hi Argel,

There are numerous finance related occupation listed on the SOL or on the CSOL list. you’ll need to see whether or not you qualify for a gsm visa. If needing a sponsor contact specialist recruiters or upload profiles/apply for jobs on job seeking websites.

Miki

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Mohammad Jahanzeb Khan January 28, 2013 at 6:43 am

I just need a sponsor as I have an agriculture visa with me and I am eligible for the post pls help me I am in urgent need please try to understand my desperation!!!!!!

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Mohammed Jahanzeb Khan January 29, 2013 at 4:39 am

Hi Bob!
I am in great stress as I want to get out from my hometown as fast as possible. I need to know the job opportunities for a person appyling for fine arts visa or agriculturist visa and I actually need a sponsor who can sponsor me for any of these visa!!!!!!!!!! My tensions are increasing day by day! I do not have any other help other than you!!!!!!!!! Waiting for your reply!!!!

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BobinOz January 31, 2013 at 12:44 am

Mohammed, I think it’s best you don’t rely on me for this, I simply can’t help you. I do not find job sponsorships for people, that’s not what I do. I have simply written an article about it that I hope has helped some people. Good luck!

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madura prasad January 30, 2013 at 10:22 pm

hi…i have a degree for Sports and recreation Management. and also I have experience of 1.5 year as a Assistant sports manager. how can i get sponsorship and details…from Australia.Kindly.please!!!! consider this request…

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clau February 1, 2013 at 3:13 pm

Hi Bob,

I am from the USA. What are the chances for people older than 50 to get sponsored?I am an educator, Kindergarten – second grades. We were in Australia for holiday and fell in love with the country. Thanks.

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BobinOz February 1, 2013 at 5:28 pm

I couldn’t tell you what your chances would be, it’s hard for anyone to find a sponsorship, probably even harder for someone over 50.

I hope something turns up, good luck.

Bob

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Carmel Treanor February 1, 2013 at 3:22 pm

My father is a barrister in Ireland will be 50 this month. He would like to come over to Australia to work. Just wondering is there any information on what visa he can come here on and where can he look for work?

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BobinOz February 1, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Yes, check out my page about Visas. Just follow the wizard.

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Janis February 2, 2013 at 8:12 am

Hello!

What Australian employers better prefer CV or resume?

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BobinOz February 4, 2013 at 1:47 pm

I don’t think it really matters Janis, but resume is possibly the word most commonly used. It’s more important that it is laid out in the Australian way rather than what it’s called, I think.

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Richard February 4, 2013 at 10:55 pm

I got recently married and she holds Australian permanent resident and also got her Australian citizenship approved. I am working as an Senior developer/programer in JAVA/J2EE technologies for 8 years in reputed company in India. Currently I am in US on H1B visa. My spouse is asking me to come to Australia with her so both of us can work there. If I quit my Job in India and come down there how easy to find Job for Developer or Programmer in Australia.

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BobinOz February 5, 2013 at 8:30 pm

I never answer questions about how easy/hard it might be for anybody to get a job, that would be me just guessing. All I suggest you do is use the links in the above article to search for what it is you do to see how many of vacancies there are in your field.

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Vladimir February 5, 2013 at 9:19 am

Hi Bob
This is the situation: I’m a Australian citizen but I live and work as a dentist in Macedonia (small country in Europe) also I studied there for a dentist. So my question is
can I work in Australia as a dentist with my diploma or as a dental hygienist?
Many thanks
Vladimir

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BobinOz February 5, 2013 at 8:51 pm

I think you will need to have your qualifications assessed by the relevant body, I’m not sure who that is for dentists, but I’ve done a quick search, it looks like you need to be talking to the Dental Board of Australia. Good luck!

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ANWAR February 5, 2013 at 3:36 pm

HI I am a diploma holder in mechanical engineer from india and i want to go australia
i have been in uae for 10 years i am specialised in HYDRAULIS MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE is there any chance any body can sponser on skilled category and can i get a job over there

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BobinOz February 5, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Well, I can’t, whether somebody else can though, I really wouldn’t know. It’s not easy getting sponsorship. Good luck!

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Farbod February 5, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Hi bob,
One of my friends recently has gotten his ACS. Although he has 10 years work experience, the last 4 years of his experience was accepted by ACS. This is my question: is he eligible to get 15 points as his work experience or he would get the points is relating to the last for years work experience which was accepted by ACS?
Thanks,
Farbod

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BobinOz February 5, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Hi Farbod

I’m afraid the answer to that one is I don’t know. I don’t keep up with the rules, I’m not a MARA agent. Get some advice from someone who knows, and that would be a MARA registered migration agent.

Thanks

Bob

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John Mugabo February 5, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Hello everyone I’m very pleased to write in this site. I need sponsorship In Ausralia If someone there to help me they can contact me to my mail. I studied Construction in high school I need someone to push me to the university
Thanks

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Janis February 6, 2013 at 5:54 pm

Hello,

Whats up with those people who comment here? Why here keep appear same questions and also stupid,dummy questions like “I am x with y, would I qualify”?
I would say, you will not qualify for sponsor VISA, if you can ask that kind of questions!!

So I suggest everyone first read all BobinOz webpage and also read other links which are provided in this site and from http://www.immi.gov.au/. In australian imigration website everything is easy and good explained, just need a bit patience to read it all.

So more reading, less typing!

I feel sorry for BobinOz that you have to answer for all those stupid questions, which does`t make sense. Sorry for being a bit rude in this comment, but this is true and it`s needed.

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BobinOz February 6, 2013 at 8:47 pm

Thank you for feeling my pain Janis, I appreciate it :-) I think you are right, it would be nice if some people could read a few pages before asking a question. Especially my page Would I Qualify?.

That page was designed to put a stop to all this, but then people just asked the same questions there instead :-)

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Nigel February 13, 2013 at 5:05 pm

Hi Bob,

I only have 50 days to stay in Australia from now. I have tried many ways to stay but unfortunately only sponsorship can help me. I am a fresh graduate in Marketing and from 2013 onwards I won’t be able or not allow to apply 485 graduate visa anymore as Marketing has been taken out from SOL list.
I m wondering if you know any marketing or management firms that will help people on sponsorship? Can you please list few companies if u know? I will try my luck to send them my resume.
Thanks

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BobinOz February 14, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Sorry Nigel, I don’t know of any, that’s not something I keep up-to-date with. Maybe somebody else reading this might pop by and help you. Hope you find a sponsor soon.

Cheers

Bob

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michael ror March 20, 2013 at 9:25 pm

hi nigel

i am in the same situation as yours. i am a recent graduate in marketing.i cant find any job related to my qualification on SOL to apply for visa subclass 485

have you found any sponsors yet? or any other way or visa ?

would really appreciate

thank you

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Vaibhav February 16, 2013 at 12:14 am

Hi Bob,
How easy to get the sponsorship if I travel to Sydney on dependent 457 visa. I am IT professional in CRM dynamics and PMP.

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BobinOz February 18, 2013 at 2:01 pm

Getting a sponsorship is never “easy”, but I really couldn’t tell you what your chances would be. Good luck though!

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Gabriel February 16, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Hey mate, I`d like ask you if u know about some list of job that is needing on Australia- Perth(give sponsor), I wanna make some curse to get a sponsor, Im in loving this City and i wanna stay here for maybe 3 years.

Thanks for ur help and good job with ur blog.

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BobinOz February 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm

No, I don’t have that kind of list. Hope you find one though!

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Giusy February 17, 2013 at 7:54 pm

Hi Bob,
I’m Giusy and I’m a senior fashion designer, I’ve been working for Valentino for 7 years and I’m looking for sponsorship to live here in Australia and be closer to my sister that moved here six years ago. I had few interview with 2 big australian companies (i won’t write the names in order to be discrete) and most of them they have said to me: 1)if I really want to be here I should get married; 2) I’m overqualified so they can’t hire me 3) I’m Italian and they assume that I can’t understand English.
Despite I think that these kind of affirmations are a little bit offensive I really trying hard to find a job and a company that can sponsor me.
Can you notify me, when and if you’ll have the chance, if there will be any fashion company which can sponsor me?
Thanks in advance for your help :-)

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MARA Miki February 17, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Hi Giusy,

You do have the right occupation for getting sponsored. I have no knowledge of the industry but you will just need to keep trying!

Good Luck

Miki

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Chris February 19, 2013 at 8:25 am

Hi Bob, my family and I are looking into emigrated to Oz from Blighty for a better life for us and our two girls. I work as a CNC programmer/operator and would obviously consider sponsorship if it was offered. My question is if I found job sponsorship and I personally got a fast tracked a Visa would the said job sort Visa’s out for my family too or would I have to apply seperately for them? Cheers Chris

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BobinOz February 20, 2013 at 12:32 am

Hi Chris

If you were to get sponsored, then your wife and kids will also automatically qualify to come with you, although they do still have to fill in some paperwork as well. It is considered one application though.

Obviously they would need to pass the health and good character checks etc along the way, just like you.

Good luck

Bob

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KAREN ANDERSON February 19, 2013 at 11:05 am

WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF GETTING A SPONSOR ? I’M AN ENTERTAINER GRAMMY NOMINATED SONGWRITER SINGER MUSICAL THEATER ACTRESS HAVE WORK WITH MARIAH CAREY JENNIFER LOPEZ JAY Z LIL WAYNE WRITTEN ON MOVIE SOUND TRACKS AND MORE BEEN IN BUSINESS 20 YEARS JUST EXAMPLE. AND WOULD LOVE TO ADD TO AUSTRALIAN ENTERTAINMENT….. IS THERE A NEED FOR MY TALENTS?

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BobinOz February 20, 2013 at 12:51 am

Mariah who?

Just kidding!

I would have thought your chances of getting a sponsorship would be very good, especially with that Grammy tucked under your arm. If I were you, I’d decide who you want to work for, pick up the phone and give them a call.

Or maybe call up Mariah, she can have a chat with Keith Urban, he can talk to Nicole Kidman and Bob’s your uncle:-)

Cheers

Bob

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KAREN ANDERSON February 22, 2013 at 4:59 pm

lol your funny thanx!!!! not familiar w/Australia entertainment but very interest will keep you posted :)
karen

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BobinOz February 26, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Yes, do keep us posted Karen, I’d love to hear how it turns out. Hope you find something :-)

Bob

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Melody February 21, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Hi Bob,
Really hoping you can help me with this,I came to Australia in Nov 2008 and I have done my Cert 3 & 4 and Diploma in Hairdressing & Salon Management since March 2009 I have been working with the same Hair and beauty salon, recently I got my Aussie qualification assessed (TRA) successfully,IELTS score of 8.
I live in regional Victoria and my employer is finding hard to sponsor me. My job is not on the SOL list but its in the schedule 2…..Please tell me where do I go from here to get a PR…..any advise will be highly appreciated.

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BobinOz February 21, 2013 at 9:04 pm

Well, I can’t help you with this, I’m just not qualified. If you want professional assistance, my migration agent is very good, if you want to get him to look at your situation, take a look at my Visa Assessment Service.

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karmjit February 23, 2013 at 6:25 pm

Hi bob I am looking for sponsorship in hospitality because I have done cert 3 in cookery ,diploma of hospitality ,advanced diploma of hospitality , cert4 in business , diploma of management and advanced diploma of management I am currently doing and I have 4 year experience from south Indian restaurant can work anywhere in Australia got 5.5 in Ielts please let me ASAP Thanks regards karmjit

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Manoj Kumar February 25, 2013 at 12:56 am

Hi Bob
Really hoping you can help me with this .i m studying masters in Health administration latrobe uni Melbourne.its going to complete by DEC 2013.Its a 18 months course.I have done MBBS in India.so what are the options for me to change my student visa into a work visa or applying for PR or getting a sponsorship after completion of my course.And my ielts is 6.5
any advise will be highly appreciated.

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ailish February 26, 2013 at 1:00 am

hi im thinking of moving to oz but i have few queations.. firstly i have 2 small kids so do i need a sponsor to get into oz to wrk?? Secondly i have been hairdressing the last 9 yrs and run my own business from home but i dont have papers. Do i need papers or is it possible to go without? Also my partner is qualified in plastering and roofing but in the same situation but is currently farming. Maybe you might be able to give me some info please :)

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BobinOz February 26, 2013 at 7:31 pm

Manoj and ailish,

I don’t know the answers to your questions, I’m just not qualified. My MARA agent is though, check out my Visa Assessment Service, it’s not free, but it will tell you one way or another if you have a chance, and if so, how to proceed.

Good luck!

Bob

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amy March 3, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Bob, i was wondering if you could help me. My family moved over to oz last year and now i would like to join them. I am 22 and will be looking at completing a Dip Ed when i move. However, i hear that if i can find sponsorship, the promise of a job after studying, that i can get residency. I already have a visa (applied for one when my family moved) so what would be the process i need to go through?
Thanks,
Amy

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BobinOz March 4, 2013 at 11:58 pm

Hi Amy

Yes, if you were to secure a job sponsorship that could lead to a temporary visa allowing you to work here. That, in time, could lead to permanent residency if all goes well. If you really need to know the best process for you, check out my Visa Assessment Service, my professional MARA agent will outline it all for you after you have given him all of your details.

Good luck!

Bob

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Andy brown March 5, 2013 at 7:20 am

Hi bob,

I am a real estate agent and have been for the past three years. I have won various awards and have always been within the top negotiators within the company. I work for the largest estate agent in London. I am looking to work in Sydney as a real estate agent and was wondering if I could get sponsership for this. The occupation is on the COSL list. My brother also manages a medical company in Sydney so I have a place of residence but he is not a permenant resident so I don’t think I could get sponsored under him. Could you point me in the right direction?

Many thanks

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BobinOz March 5, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Hi Andy

Sounds to me as though what you need to secure is a sponsorship with an Australian real estate agency, the problem that you may come across though is that to work as a realtor in Australia, I believe you would have to pass some kind of Australian standard.

I’m not sure how it would work for someone with experience like yourself, but if the occupation is on the COSL, then there is a chance that someone will take a punt on you giving your past record.

I can’t help any more than that, but my MARA agent would definitely be able to point you in the right direction, check out my Visa Assessment Service.

Cheers

Bob

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Elisa March 6, 2013 at 6:37 am

Hi Bob!
I’m from Sweden, and I’ll graduate this summer. I’ve planned to travel to Australia in November this year. I thin the best suitable visa for me is the Working Holiday Visa, because I would like to work most of the time, but I don’t know if I want to settle down in one city. My concern is, that I will have trouble finding a job, because I only have a high school-education. I have some work experience, but what if I end up in Australia, alone, no money because I can’t find a job? So is it easy for young people without a higher education to find a job?
Thank you for your answer! :)

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BobinOz March 6, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Hi Elisa

I think that’s why one of the conditions of this kind of visa is that you have at least $5000 available to call upon in an emergency. That way if you can’t find work for a while, at least you won’t starve.

There is work about, but much depends on where you go in what you are prepared to do. I would continue to do research if I were you, I’m not the right guy to ask about this sort of casual labour. I would try searching for a backpackers forum, for example, and see what people are saying about the kind of work that is available.

Lots of people come here and have a great time, I hope you do too.

Cheers

Bob

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MARA Miki March 7, 2013 at 9:50 pm

Elisa,

I have a lot of people around me who came on student visas, WHV’s etc. Finding jobs depends on your abilities and your willingness. I’ve been here for over ten years, had 6 months when i was washing dishes in the morning and was a functions manager in the afternoon, leaving my “dishpig” job in suit. I’ve seen dentist as a cleaner, engineer serving ice cream as well as a kid with barely any education running an employment agency.
I believe there are jobs available and you can get it if you willing to go the extra mile.

Miki

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Gracela Ingay March 8, 2013 at 10:32 am

Have just graduated with NC11 Caregiver/Health Certificate. Want to work in Australia, and am already engaged to a UK/Australia Resident who at present is here in the Philippines. Do you have any useful email addresses for seeking “Sponsorship” in Australia?

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BobinOz March 8, 2013 at 5:07 pm

No, I don’t yet, but do make sure you’re signed up to the list mentioned in the above article as I am currently working with an expert on the subject. I will be offering her book, which will contain lots of links, and will help people to find a job sponsorship.

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Rachel March 8, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Hi Mr Miki,,I know you have reach the heart of people to achieve their full potential and am very thankful for you have this kind of heart trying your very best to pursue with integrity ,,no matter no standard of qualification that require s ,but by your driving force of capacity and full knowledge you make someone smiling out from nothing to something..My family and I we thinking to move to Aussie ,,I reached my accountant certificates accredited by our national government and also my recent job working as General manager and also an accountant my husband work with an charities ,,We don’t have any sponsor who s willingly to sponsor us ,,So what short of visa that guarantee this kind of situation ,,would u please assist us ,,we have $100 ,,can we procedd or wait

Rachel

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BobinOz March 8, 2013 at 5:12 pm

Hello Rachel

Yes, Miki is a wonderful and kind man, but as good as he is he cannot advise you of the sort of visa that would help you and your family until and unless you provide him full information about your via the client information form that he will send you.

To get the ball rolling, you really do need to supply this information and then he need to spend an hour or two of his time assessing it before he can present you with any options that might be available.

Simply click on the buy now button on the Visa Assessment Service page to get started.

Good luck

Bob

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Junaid Masih March 8, 2013 at 6:16 pm

Please tell me some Sponsorships Jobs.

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Darshan March 9, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Hi I don bachelor of IT and I m looking for 457
Sponsership .is any chances ? N how to get it?
Who can help me out to get sponsership ??

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MARA Miki March 11, 2013 at 10:40 am

Some update on the 457 scheme:

Latest figures show that the number of 457 visa applications jumped by 9.5 per cent this year, while the number of 457 visas granted grew by 6.6 per cent.

The figures back the Gillard Government’s decision to take action to close loopholes in the 457 program to ensure that local jobseekers are not disadvantaged by unscrupulous employers bringing in temporary workers from overseas.

“These January figures show that after the traditional December lull, 457s have continued to increase,” Minister for Immigration and Citizenship Brendan O’Connor said.

“At January 31, there were more than 105,000 people in Australia working on temporary 457 visas. That is an increase of 22.4 per cent compared to January 2012.

“The overall trend is clear – more people are coming in on temporary skilled worker visas. This comes at a time when the unemployment rate is flat, not dropping.

“We know that in the IT industry, for example, 457 visas have increased by 68 per cent while vacancies for local IT workers are decreasing.

“The Gillard Government will not sit idly by while Australian citizens and permanent skilled migrants lose out to unscrupulous employers.

“That’s why we are reforming the 457 program to:

Make business sponsors declare that they will commit to employing Australian citizens
Make training Australian citizens an enforceable requirement of 457 applications
Make employers show that the position is genuine
Restrict the number of workers that a business can sponsor
Tighten the definitions of eligible positions
Strengthen the market rate provision to stop undercutting of local conditions
Tighten on-hiring arrangements so that sponsors cannot bring someone in and then let them work for an unrelated company at a different salary.

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Rachael March 16, 2013 at 12:19 am

Hi Miki

I have read some information (on the internet) about posssible changes to the 417 working holiday visa too. A suggestion that the age limit may be increased to 35 years and an option for a second year visa, if work has been carried not only in agriculture but also in hospitality. Have you heard anything about these changes and if it is actually happening or is this just rumour at the moment?

Many thanks for your time….

Look forward to your reply
Rachael

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MARA Miki March 18, 2013 at 11:03 pm

Hi Rachel,

I found a few articles and seen it mentioned in various blog comments (some dates back to early 2012). Officially i haven’t heard anything about it which is quite unusual. To be honest the way the government is at the moment (with regards to the dramas around the 457 visa) i would highly doubt that they will implement a significant change like this. The point wasn’t really about making young people appreciate (?) country life, but to distribute tourism. The changes you mentioned would increase the popularity of the already busy coastal places and would increase the skills shortage on rural areas.

Having said this, this is my theory and have no official proof on this:)

have a good one

Miki

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Derf March 27, 2013 at 11:39 am

Bob and Miki,

I’ve been following this website pretty closely for about 1 year now because I think it is a great thing you are doing to help people explore different opportunities, and most obvious, lending help to those that want to migrate to the beautiful country of Australia.

I haven’t added much to any of the discussions/comments/threads on the website because I’ve just been a keen observer, but in this particular case, I can’t help but feel compelled to share my experience with the sponsorship and visa situation here in Australia. So here it goes…its a bit winded, sorry…

I was actually effected by these stricter standards that are being implemented on the 457 Visa. The employer that I had been working for wanted to take me on as a Permanent employee and sponsor me under the 457 Visa, but after consulting their Migration/HR agent, KPMG, they were advised that the role they were nominating (my role) would not be approved by the immigration department.

From what I was told, apparently this role could have been nominated and approved in years past, but because of the abhorrent abuse of employers, as noted by your comments above, the government is really cracking down on sponsorships. So now I find myself with a very limited window to stay here in Australia, which is unfortunate because I really do like it here and I’ve built a great life here in the short time that I’ve been here (arrived August 2012). Anyhow, I do have a few aces up my sleeve, but they are a long shot (I’m considering applying for subclass 402, under the sports stream, as I may hold the possibility of being taken in by my baseball club as a coach/support staff volunteer). I am also considering applying for a regional sponsorship, but do not know enough about it.

More details about myself: I’m an American on a 462 visa, which has a 6-month working restriction; role that was being nominated was an “inventory analyst” which was classified with the ANZCO code of 591115 “stock clerk”, which is skill level 4; I play baseball with a local Melbourne club that has been around for 85 years and may possibly take me on as a volunteer coach/support staff; I’ve considered applying for a regional sponsorship to stay in Australia.

Anyhow, sorry the long message here, but I felt compelled. Thanks for listening, and good on you for doing such a great thing for people interested in migrating to this great country.

PS. If I am successful in staying longer and possibly getting a PR, I would love to do all that I can to help you and Miki in your gracious cause.

Cheers,

Derf

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BobinOz March 27, 2013 at 9:17 pm

Thanks for sharing your story Derf, I hope you eventually find a way to stay in this beautiful country. It sounds as though your task is to land yourself a valid sponsorship, actually being here in Australia will help you a bit with that, it puts you in a better position than most.

So, good luck with your search, I hope you find something.

As a long-term reader of this website, you no doubt know that Miki does an assessment service, if things get desperate it may be worth you having a go at it. There are lots of ways to get into this country, Miki is good at finding them. It may be useful if you need it.

Cheers

Bob

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SGRao March 12, 2013 at 11:47 am

Ho Bob,

My skills qualified in ‘Skilled Occupation Lists ‘ and I got certificate recently. I am looking for sponsorship for getting Job in Australia. Please suggest me more on how to get sponsorship? how to apply for this ?

Regards
Rao

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Guneet Vig March 12, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Hi Mark,
I have 3 year exp in Glazing as sales manager. I am looking for sponsorship for getting Job in Australia.Please suggest me.

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BobinOz March 13, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Who’s Mark?

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baron March 14, 2013 at 6:00 pm

how are the IT jobs out there?

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BobinOz March 15, 2013 at 1:30 pm

I’m not sure, but if you search using the links in the article, at least you’ll see the sort of vacancies there are.

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Edna March 16, 2013 at 1:25 am

Hi bob,

Just want to encourage people to not give up trying if they are serious about getting into Oz. my son wasn’t highly skilled – his only qualification being a National Certificate in Computer Science and we were told by two migration agents and an IT recruiting company in Perth that he would not easily get a sponsorship – he came over on a tourist visa and spent three months sending his CV along with a letter saying that he is in the country and can come for interviews but that he would require sponsorship. His fourth interview proved to be successful and although he had to leave the country twice in the meantime, he got his 457 visa at the end if December 2012 and his employer is now helping him to get further qualifications…. So don’t give up… Even when the professionals say it won’t happen or is highly unlikely – persistence and perseverance are the key!!

Thanks for a great site. Your tips are great for job seekers – get out there, make yourself known and build up a network…

Regards
Edna

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Cecilia March 16, 2013 at 1:52 am

Thanks for your post Edna. I’ve felt discouraged about finding sponsorship in Australia and your son’s story gives me hope and inspiration to follow through with my plan (go to AUS on a temporary visa and work persistently to find a sponsor).
Its great to hear that it can actually happen!

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BobinOz March 18, 2013 at 8:09 pm

Yes, it’s a great story Edna and I’m sure it will encourage many people. Thanks for taking the time to post it.

Bob

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BILAL AHMED March 17, 2013 at 11:30 pm

HI BOB1
’m from Pakistan, and I am lab technician of Fsc. I’ve planned to travel to Australia in November this year. I thin the best suitable visa for me is the Working Holiday Visa, because I would like to work most of the time, but I don’t know if I want to settle down in one city. My concern is, that I will have trouble finding a job, because I only have a high school-education. I have 4 years work experience, but what if I end up in Australia, alone, no money because I can’t find a job? So is it easy for young people without a higher education to find a job?
Thank you for your answer! :)

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BobinOz March 18, 2013 at 8:55 pm

I don’t think you will be able to get a Working Holiday Visa, I don’t think the scheme is available to citizens of Pakistan. You should check it out for yourself for sure, but my understanding is that the WHV is some kind of reciprocal arrangement with other countries and no such arrangement is in place for Pakistan.

So before you concern yourself about getting work here, you will need to rethink your visa strategy first.

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mahendra March 18, 2013 at 5:56 pm

hi bob!
i was completed diploma in information technology in india.
how can i get the australian sponsership with this qualification.
give me best reply please!
i wanna improve my skill in australia..

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BobinOz March 18, 2013 at 9:11 pm

All of my tips are in the post.

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Dean Callaghan March 20, 2013 at 11:52 am

Hi Bob,

I received your email but I am only getting around to commenting now (Paddy’s day weekend took it out of me). As you mentioned in the email if I got a job with sponsorship to comment and that’s what I will do.

I have to say my experience was one of luck, I was applying for jobs everyday non stop for 2 months, I eventually got an interview (my first one) and was offered sponsorship as part of my employement, the only advise I can give is be persistent. Call into offices and ask to speak to HR/Management etc. that’s the road I went down and in the long run it paid off. It’s quite easy to throw in the towel but if you just hang in there it will turn good eventually.

Good luck all searching.

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BobinOz March 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm

I am tempted to say “luck of the Irish”, but it isn’t, is it Dean? You weren’t lucky in getting sponsorship, you were persistent. You applied for jobs every day for two months, that’s at least 60 applications, maybe more.

That’s not luck of the Irish at all, that’s making your own luck. Congratulations on getting a job sponsorship and thanks for coming in here and telling us your story. It isn’t a pipe dream, is it? It is possible, it just requires a good deal of work and dedication.

I hope it continues to work out for you.

Cheers

Bob

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michael ror March 20, 2013 at 8:52 pm

hi bob & mikos

you guys are doing a great job with helping others to overcome their confusion :)

could you please give me any advice

i recently graduated from an australian university in november 2012. i did bachelor of commerce majoring in marketing. with that i also did some units of management of HRM. i want to apply for visa subclass 485. i have already checked the SOL list schedule 1 but i am not able to figure out if there are any jobs on the list related to my qualification. i dont have any work experience in my field. so could you please tell me if there is/are any occupations on the SOL list 1 related to my qualification

please help me

thank you :)

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BobinOz March 20, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Hi Michael

Don’t know if you know, but Miki does an assessment service, and that’s one of the things that he looks at in great detail after finding out everything he can about you. He tries to match your skills to a job on the skills list. It does take him time to do this, it’s not straightforward.

If you’re interested, you can check out how this works on my Visa Assessment Service page. Even if what you do isn’t on the list, Miki will look for things you can do to make sure you do qualify, one way or the other.

Worth a look and good luck!

Bob

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Tasha Brindley March 20, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Hi Bob,
My fiance and and I are looking to move/work in Australia with our 2 young children.
We are unsure if we would qualify though, my partner has worked in construction for the last 6 years doing civil engineering, he has city and guilds certificates etc but no degree. Would his 6years experience be enough to get a job or would he need to study and get a qualification first? Thanks in advance.
Tasha

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MARA Miki March 21, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Hi Tasha,

I cant say whether or not you guys are eligible, however there are occupations on the list that he could qualify for without a degree.

Miki

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Adam March 21, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Hi Bob, this may be a straight forward answer, but value anybody’s input and help,
I’m wanting to make the move to Australia, and was wondering if there were any restrictions on me setting up a limited company when I do? Also I
I work offshore and may spend half the year working outside Australian waters?
Would I have to be employed by a Australian company? Or could I set up as a limited company reside in Oz work wherever in the world I may be, but obviously pay my taxs to the Australian government?
Struggling to find answers, if anyone can help great, or if anyone knows the best place to find these answers

Thanks Adam

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BobinOz March 21, 2013 at 9:12 pm

There are probably several answers this question, and many ways for you to achieve what you want to achieve. I’m not qualified to tell you about them all, but my MARA agent could help you with this if you need it.

All I can tell you is what I know from my own experience. I came over here on a Permanent Residency visa and I was able to set up my own limited company without any problems. Whether you can set up your own limited company on a temporary visa, I don’t know. You really need to be speaking to a MARA registered migration agent about your plans.

Thanks

Bob

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klodian March 23, 2013 at 12:59 am

hi !! i am 28 years i am from albania but live in greece last 10 years. i wont to live and work in australia for abetter life. u can find mee a sponsor?? thank you1

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klodian March 23, 2013 at 1:02 am

i have finished the profesional school for barista & bartender in greece! i am a great barista.i hoope u can find mee a sponsor

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Shrikant Sapkal March 31, 2013 at 2:16 am

Dear Bob,

Thanks a lot for this fantastic site. I became your fan after having a look at your site.

Its very well composed & very helpful to get the non-bias look of Australia.

I have gone through few of the pages & certainly it have became my favorite site to surf for this beautiful country.

Your site can add more value for the visitors if you could include an approximate cumulative numerical data of cost of living for small families & individuals as per the regions or cities.

Thanks with best regards,
Shrikant
Pune-India

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BobinOz April 1, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Thanks Shrikant, but that would be quite some exercise for me to break things down by cities and regions in such a manner. I do though have a full bunch of posts on my category Cost of Living – Australia as well is my page The Cost of Living in Australia of Everything.

Thanks for being a fan :-)

Bob

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Jerry April 2, 2013 at 4:29 pm

hi let me know, is there a chance the welder get the sponsor in Australia?

jay

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BobinOz April 3, 2013 at 12:15 am

With qualifications and/or experience, or better still both, yes, I do believe you would have a chance.

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Ray April 3, 2013 at 3:03 am

Bob

I am looking to immigrate to Australia with my family. I am a site manager (house building) but am being told that i am not qualified enough for sponsorship as i don’t hold any formal qualification apart from 20 years experience. Can you advise me the best way forward.

Regards

Ray

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MARA Miki April 3, 2013 at 8:52 am

Hi Ray,

This isnt this straight forward. You are probably eligible for an OSAP which is technically a “recognition of prior learning”. Has theory and technical part as well and the end you’ll end up with a qualification and your might be eligible for migration .

Miki

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Ray April 3, 2013 at 9:35 am

Hi Miki

Please can you let me know exactly what an OSAP is & what is involved & how long this takes to do & what qualification this would give me. Also how i go about doing this as i am very keen to push this forward.

Regards

Ray

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Ray April 3, 2013 at 10:12 am

Hi Miki,

Just wondering if a NHBC level 6 diploma would be recognised in Australia.

If it is i could fast track this qualification to push things forward.

Is it essential to have qualifications to get a sponsored visa.

Would it be worth while doing the assessment any way.

Regards

Ray

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BobinOz April 4, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Hi Ray

Yes, it really would be worth doing the assessment anyway, because by doing that Miki will be able to look at all of your information and then come up with the absolute best way forward. This will often mean him doing some research, for example, into that NHBC qualification you have to see if it will help. Or whether you would be better off going for OSAP, which stands for Offshore Skills Assessment Program.

By having all of the information and not just bits, only then can Miki give you the correct advice. The assessment, by the way, will give you in writing all of the options that might be available to you.

good luck!

Bob

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nikhil April 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm

hai bob,
I am a transformer technician.I worked in transformer manufacturing field as a mechanic and supervisor for more than 15 years in dubai.. presently in India.. How can i get this job in australia,do they need any requirements such as english or any skill related to my job… Is there any possibilities for a job sponsorship in this field,and what visa…no idea…could u please help me.. one of my nephew is an australian,they can sponsor me…

thank you

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BobinOz April 3, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Sounds like you need to find out quite a bit, I suggest the best way is to take a look at my Visa Assessment Service, that would be the fastest way to get the answers to all of your questions. My resident MARA agent will take care of you, he is very good, I highly recommend him.

Cheers

Bob

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Grainne April 6, 2013 at 5:56 am

Hi I have a hetac diploma in business and marketing in Ireland and I have a sponsor in Australia in a restaurant can you be sponsored as a duty manager in a restaurant or does it have to be a restaurant manager and also does my qualification count as requirements for it.

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MARA Miki April 6, 2013 at 12:01 pm

Hi Grainne,

The qualification level is suitable most likely, however you’ll need to show industry experience as well.
Duty manager will not work, but the restaurant manager could

Miki

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Grainne April 6, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Do you where I could find out if my qualification qualifies as my education experience. Also with the 457 visa in the checklist document it says you need health cover is it ok to get that over or do you need to have it before you go? With the industry experience does it have to be the last 5 years or does that matter?Thanks

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Veronica April 6, 2013 at 10:36 pm

Hi,

Intresting homepage, my question is I have a MSc. en engineering from Sweden and has working for 5 years in marketing and purchasing positions in Global manufacturing companies. how big are my chances to get sponsored?

thanks!

Veronica

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BobinOz April 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm

I couldn’t tell you from such little information about yourself, but a good place to start would be to find out how many points you would get, find on my Points Calculator page.

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Ghen April 15, 2013 at 8:10 pm

HI Bob and Miki!

Good day! I am really glad I found your site and I hope you can help me find some solutions regarding my woes in migrating to Australia. My boyfriend and I are hoping to migrate in Australia soon. I have been reading from different forums and websites all about getting a visa or finding a job there. I have learn that there are some states in Australia which is in need of Architectural Draftsman. My boyfriend works as a draftsman for about 8 years now. I think he’s the one whose qualified to applyto for a visa. How can he possibly be invited to apply for a state or regional sponsorship? I have read that he needs to submit his EOI. Is that the right thing to do? As for me, I graduated BS Biology and I have attended medical school for few years but I have no work experience. I can apply as a life scientist or botanist there. What is the best thing for us to do as we are very much eager to go there and try our chances there. Thank you very much.

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BobinOz April 15, 2013 at 10:16 pm

The best thing to do is the Visa Assessment Service, it really is the only way that my MARA agent can give you an accurate answer, without the full information he would just be guessing.

If you and your boyfriend have been living together for 12 months or more as man and wife, and can prove it, then only one of you needs to succeed in the application for the other one to be able to come along as well.
Google “Fact Sheet 35 – Australian immigration de facto rules” for more information.
Good luck!

Bob

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Nash April 22, 2013 at 8:21 am

hi BobinOz

My issue is a bit complicated , i did my Bachelor’s Degree in Australia and before completion some mix up happened with my visa and i discovered a month later that my student visa had expired , got notified through work. I went to the Immigration offices to explain my circumstances and they gave me a bridging visa E which allowed me to complete my studies but with arrangement to departure and a 3 year waiver was put on . I left the country and now 3 years has passed , do i still have chances to go back to Australia or my chances are very low because of the waiver that was once imposed on me ? Secondly how can i get back since i have completed my Bachelors in Commerce majoring in Accounting and Finance (In Australia) and my MBA majoring in Finance and Banking (Outside Australia) but i do not have any working experiences, How would you advice me to go about this situation . Thank you in advance

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BobinOz April 22, 2013 at 4:18 pm

All I can tell you Nash is that I do know of somebody who was on a three-year ban, he has since served it and has now returned to Australia again on a three month holiday visa. I guess is that once it’s served, it’s served. But that’s only my guess.

As for how you can get back here again, I can’t answer that, but my MARA agent can, see my Visa Assessment Service.

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Nandita Awasthi April 22, 2013 at 4:34 pm

Hey Bob,

Are there much opportunities for Human Resource professionals in getting a sponsorship?

Thanks,
Nandita

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BobinOz April 23, 2013 at 4:35 pm

Yes, I believe there would be if you look hard enough, but that’s the key, looking hard enough.

Cheers

Bob

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maureen April 24, 2013 at 4:20 am

Hi bob i’m married 2 an Australian citizen and i am looking for a sponsor who will give me a job so that i can live with my husband in Australia i actually have a diploma in Mass Communication but i’m ready 2 do any job what i want is a job that will make me live in Australia as i wait 2 apply 4 the spouse visa which i researched and told can get it after one year into marriage. how do i go about it as have tried looking for sponsors in linkedin, seek but still not sucessful. Thx

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BobinOz April 25, 2013 at 12:41 am

Hi Maureen

All the advice I have right now is written in the above post. Just make sure you sign up for that job sponsor seekers list as any updates I get or any information I come across that might help get notified to that list. Cheers!

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Penny Harrison May 5, 2013 at 1:49 am

Hi Bob,

I’ve been a quilfed Driving Instructor in the UK for four years now, and I was wondering if Driving Schools do sponsorships? I know I can get a skilled working visa which means I can move over there but how would I go about getting a sponsor? Also I’m going over to Oz in October on a working holiday visa how would I go about quifing as a driving instructor over there?

Many Thanks,

Penny.

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BobinOz May 6, 2013 at 12:09 am

Hi Penny

I’m not sure whether or not you would be able to get a sponsorship from a driving school, but if it is a skill that is on the Skilled Occupations List, or even if it isn’t but there is a shortage here, then you do have a chance. As for how you would get a sponsorship, that is just the same as getting a normal job, but 10 times harder.

You need to apply for as many jobs as possible and keep knocking on doors until you get the opportunity. When you come here in October, that would be a good time to put your face in front of prospective employers and maybe even work for some of them and impress them with your abilities.

I’m not sure if you will need to specifically train as an Australian driving instructor, but it certainly wouldn’t surprise me if you do need to do that. Some of the rules of the road are different here, but that’s something you will need to look into separately, as I’m not sure what kind of retraining you might need to do.

Cheers

Bob

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Mani May 5, 2013 at 5:41 pm

Hey Bob & Miki,

I know this question is not that you can answer so thought Miki can help me. I am ready to avail your migration services Miki, can you please PM me at email addressed removed by admin for further information ? Thanks

I had a question regarding sponsoring my younger brother who is currently pursuing his masters in Melbourne.

I being a secondary applicant and PR holder who moved to Sydney just a week back, can I sponsor my brother to get a visa to live permanently with us ?

Thanks Bob & Miki

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BobinOz May 6, 2013 at 12:02 am

Hi Mani

I have removed your email address, it’s not wise to make your it available like this, spam bots will pick it up and you will be bombarded with junk messages.

This is not a question that Miki can answer either without knowing everything about you and your brother, there is just not enough information here. If he were to PM you for more information, as you have asked, this would be very time-consuming on his behalf, that’s why we set up the Visa Assessment Service as we did, it’s the only way my MARA agent can help you in a cost-effective manner.

If you seriously want answers to your questions, please give us all the information through this service Miki will give you a complete and full answer.

Cheers

Bob

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AMIT HANDA May 6, 2013 at 1:04 am

Dear,
i am a young indian citizien of 33 years and working with various multinational companies from last 10 years. i am commerce graduate & post graduate in computers & management.
now i want to migrant to Australia as employer sponsored worker.
please help me and get in touch by e-mail or telephone.
warm regards,
Amit Handa
91-9653018625

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given modise May 8, 2013 at 8:56 pm

hi
I am an experienced administrator but donot have the qualification for that how do i get a sponsor from you. I would like to build a career in the usa and i need some help. can you please help me.

thank you
given
0724223958

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BobinOz May 8, 2013 at 10:07 pm

USA?

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Amanda May 9, 2013 at 5:56 pm

Hello bob, this may be a question for you migration expert friend. I’m looking at the points for a 190 visa, state sponsored (WASMOL driving instructor) it says you can get extra points for your partner, but the information is vague, is it just education points you can use? When we spoke to a migration expert who wasn’t to helpful he said we can only use my education but on http://www.immi.gov.au/skills/skillselect/index/visas/subclass-190/#sub-heading-10 it says we gain points for age and language ability. It’s really blowing my my mind now.
Thanks amanda

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BobinOz May 11, 2013 at 12:47 am

Yes, it blows my mind too, it’s a very tricky process.

Unfortunately my agent can’t answer all of these kinds of questions, otherwise he wouldn’t get any of his proper work done and besides, he’d need to know much more about you and your partner before he can give any advice, that’s why we offer the visa assessment service.

Cheers

Bob

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Santiago May 10, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Hi Bob,
Im from Colombia and im 27 yo, dont have any degree or profession, just high school degree, im really desperate cause i dont see any future for me here in Colombia, is there any chance to emigrte to Aus? look forward for your answer

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BobinOz May 11, 2013 at 1:29 am

It will be very difficult for you I think, but obviously I don’t know enough about you to give a proper opinion. Check out my page about Visas, have a play around with the wizard, it’ll give you an idea of what you need to do if you want to get to live in Australia.

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Christy May 13, 2013 at 10:35 pm

Hi Bob,
Love your website, Very informative.We are looking to move to Australia from Europe this year. I am an Australian citizen so the visas are arranged. My family keep telling me that we don’t need much money to come home ( They want to see The grandchildren more) After reading The information in your site, I am slightly worried about The high cost of living. What would You consider to be an appropriate amount of savings to start with? We are planning in having around 200k. I am looking for an unbiased opinion, which with The lure of more time with The grandkids, My parents are not.
Thanks Bob
Regards Chris

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BobinOz May 14, 2013 at 12:07 am

I’m not sure I fully understand your question Christy, other than whether I think 200k is enough money to start with. I know for sure that plenty of people come here with much less, but I really couldn’t tell you what would generally be regarded as “appropriate”.

Everybody is different.

I suggest you bring as much money as you can possibly save and also check out my pages…

The Cost of Living in Australia of Everything

and

How much do you need?.

Cheers

Bob

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Amir May 16, 2013 at 3:08 pm

Hi Bob
I am an iranian that work in national shipping company and have about 42 mounths experinces on ocean going vessel and i like to find a job at marine industry.
DO u think that i can find any sponsorship in australia?
I also have 2nd engineerung certifucate of competency
many thanks

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manoj roshantha May 16, 2013 at 5:09 pm

i’m from sri lanka.i’m 24 years old.i have good o/l & a/l.and also followed food & beverage course and international course.i have more than 1 year experience as a waiter. i need to move to Australia from temporary visa. can u tell me good answer to get visa?
and also tell me good sponsor companies to apply and to get sponsor………

kindly reply………

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Jessica May 19, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Hi,
Im 20 years old from UK and hoping to move to Australia. Im currently training as a Dental Nurse and have been for 5 months now. Is there a big demand in Dental Nurses over in Australia? I want to qualify in UK first and then move to Australia so would that qualification be of any help to go over there?
Many Thanks

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BobinOz May 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Hi Jessica

Well, yes, I think you’ll find there is a demand for what you do here at the moment, the problem you have though is that job shortages change from year to year. So what we are short of today, in three or four years time we may be okay for.

I would imagine it’s going to take you a few years to train, and then you’ll need about three or four years work experience, so you may not be ready to apply for a good six or seven years, yet by then it could have all changed.

Nothing much you can do about it, it’s the same for anyone training for any profession.

Cheers

Bob

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Ajith Kumar May 20, 2013 at 12:44 am

Hi,
The occupation listed in CSOL is ICT Sales Representative-225213. Looking for an employer to sponsor. Have positive VETASSESS assessment and IELTS scores. Can u guide me on how to find a sponsored job?

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BobinOz May 20, 2013 at 8:59 pm

All the tips I have for that are in this article, do sign up for the list though as I may have something that could help you, coming soon.

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vikram May 22, 2013 at 12:20 am

hi Bob, i have been living here in Australia from the last 5 years and finished my study in accounting. Now , i am looking for sponsorship. If u find anything related to it please let me know….

thanks

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Dinesh Kumar May 22, 2013 at 2:46 am

Hi Bob,
The occupation listed in CSOL is Technical Sales Representative-225411. Looking for an employer to sponsor. Have positive VETASSESS assessment and IELTS scores. Can u guide me on how to find a sponsored job?

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nik May 22, 2013 at 12:12 pm

Hi. Bob
Am a sailor worked at sea for 4 years do these oz ppl sponser asailor cos I fit in 4 of the catageorys in the list just let me know have fun

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Sarah Lawson May 22, 2013 at 6:26 pm

Hey Bob!

This is a great post! Really informative! Your bit on how to get leads for sponsoring will surely be helpful for serious job seekers. People looking for jobs in Australia should really take note of these tips.

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BobinOz May 22, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Thanks Sarah, much appreciated.

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Steph May 27, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Hi bob
I’ve just finished my level 3 childcare and I’ve herd I could get sponsored with this
Do you no if this is true I am going out in 2 weeks on a years working visa

Thanks

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BobinOz May 27, 2013 at 8:08 pm

I just don’t know Steph, but I do wish you luck :-)

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Steph May 28, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Thanks :)

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Amir May 29, 2013 at 12:09 pm

Hi Bob
I am an iranian that work in national shipping company and have about 42 mounths experinces on ocean going vessel and i like to find a job at marine industry.
DO u think that i can find any sponsorship in australia?
I also have 2nd engineerung certifucate of competency
many thanks

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BobinOz May 29, 2013 at 9:43 pm

Maybe, I don’t know, it’s really not a question I can answer, you just have to try and see what happens.

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Ajoy Medhi May 31, 2013 at 3:53 pm

I have over 28 years of rich experience with reputed companies in India; complemented by Masters Degree in Engineering (Hydrology) from I.I.T., Roorkee, Uttar Pradesh, India; B.E. (Agricultural Engineering) from College of Technology and Engineering, Udaipur, India and Diploma in River Basin Planning & Management from Central Training Unit, CW&PRS Complex, Central Water Commission, Pune.

I have also completed different programming modular courses from NIIT, Guwahati, Assam for three years and have gained experience in Software Development while undergoing training. My computer skills include Unix/K-Shell scripts and Shell Programming/C++ programming/C-Sharp programming/Java programming/Advanced Java Programming/Enterprise JavaBeans/JSP/Enterprise Java Programming/XML/HTML /SQL7.0/VB.NET.

As an Executive Engineer, Irrigation Department, Govt. of Assam, I bring with me expertise in Engineering Projects majorly Water Resource Projects(irrigation projects). As a Project Manager-Irrigation in Spenkon Services Limited, I bring in my experiences of working in Africa.

In addition, I possess exceptional skills in communication, presentation with demonstrated abilities in leading motivated teams towards achieving organizational goals. I am looking forward to using this experience for enhancing operations of your organisation.

. I believe my knowledge and skills will bring value to your organisation and would welcome the opportunity to meet, discuss and explore the possibilities of the same.

I shall be undergoing studies in University of Queensland for 18(eighteen) months in MIWM(Master in Integrated Water Management) commencing February/2014.Any company sponsoring me can have my services for any number of years.

Sincerely,

AJOY MEDHI

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BobinOz May 31, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Nice advert :-)

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Gabi Graber June 6, 2013 at 12:20 am

Hi Bob,

I am Gabi from Austria, 22 years old and I am working as a travel agent for 4 years now.
I am really glad that I found your homepage, especially the MARA Registered Migration Agents, it seems like a good thing.
I did a lot of research on the internet, but there is one simple thing that I can’t find out. Though I am not quite sure if you can answer that, I figured out that I have a try :)

I’d like to apply for the standard business sponsorship visa subclass 457 and had a look at the occupation list. It says “Travel Agency Manager”.
I am not the manager of the office, but I am definitely qualified to be one.
To apply for this certain visa, do I have to be a Travel Agency Manager already?

Thank you
Lovely regards, Gabi

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BobinOz June 6, 2013 at 1:31 pm

Hi Gabi

I suppose the technical answer is that yes, you can apply even though you are not a manager, but whether or not that application would be accepted is a different story. At 22 years of age you are still young, which is a good thing, but in terms of work experience and management, it’s probably not so good.

So I don’t know how successful or not your application might be, but if you do need professional help my MARA agent can guide you as to the best way to proceed if you were to go through the Visa Assessment Service.

Cheers, Bob

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Mr Bojangles June 7, 2013 at 6:08 am

Hi there,
Apologies I can’t find my original post from earlier to continue on there,
I posted earlier regarding getting a visa, autoglazier of 18 years but as the job is not on the lists I asked if maybe I could get in if an employer sponsored me. There are jobs advertised for autoglaziers so would that mean that those employers couldn’t employ me if they were looking for people already there etc?
Many thanks for any help again!

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BobinOz June 7, 2013 at 6:31 pm

I’m really not sure, be better off going through my visa assessment service with my MARA migration agent, there are links to it all over this page.
Cheers

Bob

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Mr Bojangles June 7, 2013 at 10:42 pm

Thanks for that. Would you think it’s be better to get a visa assessment done now or to wait for a few weeks to see if anything changes at the beginning of July?

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Mr Bojangles June 7, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Just had an email back from go Matilda who I’d sent a query to, the said that if the occupation’s not on the csol then you can’t even get a sponsor. Surely there has to be a way :-/

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BobinOz June 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm

Matilda may well be right, technically, but I do think it is worth going through my visa assessment, because even if it would appear too difficult for you to get here at the moment, I’m sure my agent would be able to make suggestions to you as to what you can do to improve your chances.

I think that for you it would be better to wait until after the changes of July 1, because let’s face it, you have no chance of getting an application in before that date. If anything is going to become more difficult after next month, then I’m pretty sure it is going to be sponsored jobs, sorry to say. Do bear in mind as well, that the skills list will change and as your skill is not on it now, maybe, just maybe it might be on it next month.

Cheers

Bob

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Nas June 7, 2013 at 4:24 pm

It’s nice to see someone who is willing lend a hand to new comer and who wants everyone to have a fare chance in like. Bob, I lived in Australia when I was little kid in Western Australia Perth but because my dad came here to do his MBA with common wealth scholarship he could not get PR. That was in 1988.
I was in studying and complete my Grade 2 here but because I want born here so I did not get PR, as well and I was only 7 years of age at that time. Now I am 31years old and want to come to Australia but I want to come here with job. I am hoping that you can help me get a job sponsor in AUS. I have been working in Retail clothing Sector in Bangladesh near India for over 12 year as a Merchandiser, Product Design & Developer. Also I have complete honors in Accounting and MBA is Marketing.
Hoping to hear from you 

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BobinOz June 7, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Well Nas, I don’t help people get sponsorships personally, that’s just not what I do. Sign up for that list (link above in this article) for job sponsorship seekers as I have something coming out next week that might help you.

Cheers

Bob

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faadooo June 9, 2013 at 4:55 am

hi
I have Done My Diploma In Electrical And Doing Ielts For Australia Do You Have Any Job For Me…?

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rob June 10, 2013 at 7:52 am

Hello Bob

Do you recon you could give a opinion on the construction work in and round Perth.
I always hear mixed views about it , looking to come over later in the year but worried about it a bit, any info would be great.

Thanks mate

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BobinOz June 10, 2013 at 7:37 pm

Well Rob, for most of the country the construction industry is currently struggling big time, but Perth is supposed to be boomtown these days, so it could well be different over there.

I can’t answer you, but hopefully someone from Perth can, anybody?

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Sony Rocky Colaco June 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Hello Bob,
I am a overseas registered nurse from India and have received my nursing registration in Australia. its since more than 2 months i have been looking for a RN job in any Part of Australia. I am ready to relocate in any part of the country. my concern is that I am not finding an employer for 457 sponsorship. Can you do some thing for my job. presently I am in Tourist visa which is going to expire this month.

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BobinOz June 11, 2013 at 7:57 pm

Sorry, no, I can’t find a job for you, maybe you should try applying somewhere remote or, as they call it, regional, that is to say away from the big cities. You might stand a better chance. Good luck!

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Sony Rocky Colaco June 11, 2013 at 8:09 pm

i have tried everywhere rural but the reply is no vacancies

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BobinOz June 11, 2013 at 11:52 pm

Then I don’t know, sorry.

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Bala June 15, 2013 at 1:14 am

Hi Bob,

Bit of a break from my ‘Mission Australia’ and back again now! Have just submitted my skills for assessment to Australian Computer Society and preparing to give IELTS now.

Have couple of questions regarding the ICT(Information, Communication & Technology) industry in Australia. Bouncing off all my questions here. Please do help me with whatever you can or direct me to people/resources that can help me further. Still a long way before I get serious about finding a job in Australia but would like to equip myself with information nevertheless.

Here they are:

1. Which city/cities are the ones known for a thriving ICT market? I am regularly following seek.com and there are generally more job ads from Sydney and Melbourne than from any other city, but, thought I’d hear it out directly from people who are there.
2. I am currently in Singapore. Are the Aussie employers comfortable taking telephonic interviews or do they necessarily insist that the candidate come down there to take the interviews?
3. Do you know anyone in the ICT recruitment space who can throw more light on the happenings in the job market?

Thanks in advance.

Cheers
Bala

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BobinOz June 17, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Not being in the industry Bala, I can’t help you. So I’ll need to pass this one over, can anyone else help?

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Anna Cuyugan June 20, 2013 at 2:42 am

Hi. Pharmacists have been removed in the latest SOL. What does it mean if it is already removed in the list? How does it affect working in Australia and applying for permanent residence? Would that still be possible?

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BobinOz June 20, 2013 at 9:26 pm

I couldn’t tell you for certain, I’m not qualified to answer this sort of thing. For now though, I would wait until July 1 because I think a new SOL list will be released, it usually is, and who knows what might be on that one.

Maybe we can come back to this question then?

Thanks, Bob

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Niloosha June 26, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Hi.. very usefull website. thank you.
I have a problem. I’m from Sri Lanka and ‘m planning to migrate to Australia end of this year as an international student . at the moment I’m so confused to choose which city to come. Most people say now there are short of part time jobs in Melbourne and it is over populated. So since my main intention to get a part time job once i arrive and next get the PR once i completed my studies, what is the best city would you prefer to live and study? In Armidale are there short of jobs? what about Perth? is there enough of part time jobs and well paid? how is the living cost comparing to Melbourne?
Would it be helpful to get the Pr if i study 2 years in a regional area? also tell me the part time job situaion and living cost situation in
brisbane and Canberra also.

Your valuable answer will be very much helpful for me to get a decision soon.
Thank you very much

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BobinOz June 27, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Lots and lots of questions there Niloosha, none of which I can answer. I’d just be guessing if I tried, maybe somebody else will pop by and help you. Good luck!

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jeena June 30, 2013 at 5:17 am

hai,

I like to know that weather I can work in Australia .Iam a nurse(bsc), experienced in neonatology department for 2 years .Toget a job there, what should I do .looking forward for your valuable information.
THANKYOU
Jeena

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BobinOz June 30, 2013 at 11:18 pm

You need to take a look at my pages about nurses and also doctors, you’ll find them under the Migration Agent link in the main menu.

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dina July 2, 2013 at 3:57 pm

Hi Bob,

Im a hairdresser, I have already my employer who is waiting for me, but the only problem is I got my 4.5 score in reading at ielts.. but my total band is 5.5. is it possible if i could pursue now my apllication. can you assist us on this?

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BobinOz July 3, 2013 at 2:16 am

I don’t think so, you’ll need to get the required bands I think, but I’m not a MARA agent so I don’t know all the rules.

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Sandeep Singh July 2, 2013 at 7:01 pm

Hi,

My name is sandeep singh. I am from India. I have 5 years of experience as a software engineer. I want to migrate to australia. Please let me know which city of australia is good for it jobs and please let me know any agent who can help in finding job in australia?

Thanks,

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BobinOz July 3, 2013 at 2:28 am

Any city in which you can find a job would be good, and any agent who says they can help you find a job is either totally dedicated or after your money. You really need to find your own job and the ebook I mention on this page will help you in your search, but only you can pass the interview.

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Alenka July 5, 2013 at 3:01 am

Hi Bob , you seem like a very nice guy and it is great that you are helping people like that. I really don’t have questions for you, I pop to your page because I want to live and work in Australia. I know that nobody can help me because I am on the beginning of this complicated procedure, but I will send my CV here from Croatia so maybe I get lucky and someone agrees to sponsor me ;)
so, thank you on your information and if You hear somewhere that somebody wants to employ accountant and economist (2 occupations) with good English and ECDL diploma remember me :)

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BobinOz July 6, 2013 at 12:28 am

Well spotted Alenka, yes, I am a good guy :-) Hope you find a sponsorship soon. Bob

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Mark July 6, 2013 at 8:27 am

Hi Bob,

Just want to say I love your website and would like a bit of advice. My wife and I want to move to Australia. We have a 1 year old son. My wife is 26 and a qualified primary school teacher and I am 31 and a carpenter with 14 years experience in the industry, but have no qualifications. I currently run my own kitchen and bedroom company. I’m sure the fact that I have no qualifications will hinder my application and would like to know if there is anyway I can get a skills assessment before I start my application and what would be the best place for this.

Many thanks
Mark

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BobinOz July 6, 2013 at 6:44 pm

Not having qualifications will not necessarily hinder you. I strongly suggest you get my MARA agent to look at all your options via my Visa Assessment Service, it’s not free but it will be money well spent. You probably will need a skills assessment and my agent can guide you through that too.

Good luck, Bob

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Sam July 7, 2013 at 3:12 pm

Hey bob
So I’m currently living in north qld on my second whv , I’m an electrician from England and I only have English electrical Certs , my skills are currently being asset , I have an employer who wants to sponser me , and I’m also living and working in a Regional area ! But my visa ends in November , and to do rsms or 457 I need an electrical licence , but to get an electrical licence takes a fair bit of time , exams need to be taken , studying , on the job experience and log book to be filled they say at least 6 months but usually takes 10-12 months , surley I can get a visa without the licence ??? How do electricians from England come over here if they are unable to get a working holiday visa due to age and other factors , as u can only get a electrical licence by working in the trade here in the country ? Please help me with any advice or an agent who has a lot of experience with the migration of trades ! I’m low on time and don’t want to leave this tropical paradise :(

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BobinOz July 7, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Hi Sam

Yes, you will have to train Aussie style if you want to ply your trade here, but what that involves exactly I don’t know, I think it varies state to state. I’m pretty sure you can qualify for your visa before you get your license and from there you just have to muddle through like an apprentice before you can start earning good money.

It may be worth you going through my Visa Assessment Service, my agent would be able to show you the best way to proceed with this.

Good luck, Bob

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Akhtar Ali July 8, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Dear,
i am a young Pakistani citizien of 23 years Old I have a Bachelor Degree of Computer Science. I am a Cisco Certified of CCNP, CCNA, MPLS, QOS. and Microsoft Certified of MCITP Window Server 2008 R2. I have 5 years Experience as a Network Engineer at Corvit System Pvt Ltd.
Now i want to migrant to Australia as employer sponsored worker.
please help me and get in touch by e-mail or telephone.
warm regards,
Email: Akhtar0456@gmail.com
Cell No: 00923464180722

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Lorenzo Pesenti July 12, 2013 at 10:21 am

Hi Bob,
Please give a look to my linkedin profile and let me know if I can send you my CV. I really hope that you can help me. I would like very much to move to Australia with my wife and my two dauthers. Thank you in advence!
Best regards,
Lorenzo.

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BobinOz July 12, 2013 at 9:57 pm

No point in sending me your CV Lorenzo, I would not be able to help you even if you did. All the advice I have on getting sponsorship here is on this page, I can’t help further but I do wish you all the best and hope you find something suitable.

Cheers, Bob

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Lorenzo Pesenti July 13, 2013 at 8:05 am

Thanks a lot Bob! Your e-book is fantastic!

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BobinOz July 15, 2013 at 8:43 pm

Glad you enjoyed it :-)

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catalina July 15, 2013 at 4:51 pm

Hi there, I am currently in Australia, with a Working Holiday Visa, and my current employer wants to give a sponsorship. What do we have to do? Just fill a form or do I have to go to a immigration office? What papers do I need? The company should know everything? Apparently they have done it before.
Thank you!
Catalina

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BobinOz July 15, 2013 at 10:31 pm

The company who wants to sponsor you should lead on this, especially if they’ve done it before. Ask them to get the ball rolling and, at the same time, get them to tell you what papers you need to supply to them. Good luck!

Bob

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Freddy July 16, 2013 at 8:17 am

Catalina…that is awesome that they want to sponsor you! I don’t want to be a negative or put a “downer” on your situation, but you might want to make sure that the role they are nominating (yours) is category 1-3 on the CSOL or SOL (list of occupations that can be nominated). Even though the company wants to sponsor you, unless the occupation is “highly skilled”, it is very unlikely that they can go forward with the sponsorship process because of the company finding it too risky to nominate your role. However, there are always alternatives, granted, if the company is willing to take the risk then you should have no problem. And from the looks of it, they are pretty keen on sponsoring you. Just an FYI…I went down that road and was rudely disappointed. Good luck!!

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basman July 16, 2013 at 8:49 pm

hi bob
i need some help with nadines website.
recently I get the package and i cant ener download page with my password
I also cant contact her because of some problem sending a message on the site
I’d be happy if you could help me I already paid the money

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BobinOz July 16, 2013 at 9:14 pm

Hi Basman

Sorry to hear about the problems you are having, it’s very strange, this hasn’t happened before.

Did you receive your email with the link to the download page and the password? I have just tested it this end, it is working fine using my login details. Maybe if you didn’t see the email, you can check in your junk or spam folders.

I have now sent Nadine an email message direct, as soon as I hear back from her we will resolve this speedily, again, sorry for the inconvenience.

I’ll get back to you very soon, Bob

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basman July 16, 2013 at 9:48 pm

dear bob
the problem is solved and there is no need to send her a mail.
thanks anyway

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BobinOz July 16, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Too late, I had already sent it and Nadine has already replied, she said she sent you the package earlier today. Can you confirm you have now received it?

Cheers, Bob

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basman July 16, 2013 at 10:09 pm

I checked and the file is reached, thanks for the help :)

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BobinOz July 18, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Glad to hear you found it, good luck with your assessment. By the way, there was a problem with the contact me page on Nadine’s site, it is now fixed. Cheers, Bob

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Jacopo July 17, 2013 at 10:18 pm

Hi bob!! So my situation it’s pretty easy to understand I found an employer who would sponsor me and I’m currently working for him as bar manager which is in the skilled list!! The only problem is that I have no degrees back in Italy about hospitality, only a few years experience which I can prove!! My question is… Do u think will be enough the experience that I’ve got for the government? Do u think I have a good percent to be accepted?

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BobinOz July 18, 2013 at 2:18 pm

I’m afraid the only way to find the answer to that one is to apply, go through the process and see if you get accepted. At the end of the day it is DIAC who decide and I can’t speak on their behalf. Good luck!

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mccart July 18, 2013 at 2:22 pm

hello please help

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Taye July 19, 2013 at 10:00 am

I’m a graduate of Microbiology with Masters’ in Pharmaceutical Microbiology. I have no experience at all since I just finished my M.Sc programme this year and I wish to migrate to Australia to work. Please can I get a company that will be ready to sponsor my visa irrespective of my No experience.
Thanks

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Swati July 19, 2013 at 9:18 pm

Hi Bob – this is very helpful. I had a question. I am being transferred to Sydney by my company and wanted to check about work permit for my spouse. My company will help in arranging for visas for my spouse and family. Can they work on that visa? And how easy/difficult is it for a foreigner to find a job in Sydney now. He is a journalist. Thanks.

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BobinOz July 21, 2013 at 10:52 pm

Hi Swati

I couldn’t tell you how easy or difficult it might be for your other half to find a job in Sydney, but I’m pretty sure that if you are coming over on a 457 then your husband would be able to work here. Do check the specific terms of your visa though to be sure.

Cheers, Bob

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sabir July 24, 2013 at 6:16 pm

i am a fresh engineer of mechanical. i want to job in austrialia. how can it possible? please help me

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BobinOz July 25, 2013 at 11:53 pm

Maybe you should consider checking out the e-book that is for sale here via the link in the above article.

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Efstratios Theodorelis July 25, 2013 at 1:28 am

Hello Bob,
I need your help please.
I live in Greece and i’m Greek Citizen.
I am 35 years old and be out of a job about two years.
I’m Graduating public high schools.
I am married and have two children.
My English is a beginner level and maybe I make and some little mistake during insertion message me.
I have excellent knowledge and experience as a butcher and meat cutter since I have worked for over 20 years in the family business of my father.
I have not validated yet some note that. I have worked in a hotel in Rhodes for cutting meat for about 3 years.
So I have my previous employment from the hotel and a military education degree where the cooks have learned during my service in the Greek army.
I have a clean criminal record without any offense in Greece and around the world.
So I want to ask if I hoping to find work in Australia to what you mention. If we can find employer sponsorship. If you found the employer interested to hire me …. be brief the procedure to start working? If you suggest to look for work somewhere please let me know.
My goal is to find a job I and then after a period of time to come and my family with me to reside in Australia. Think clearly or you need to change something in my plans to be more brief or my plants in Australia?

Thank you very much.
Best Regards

Theodorelis Efstratios

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BobinOz July 26, 2013 at 12:13 am

I don’t actually find employers interested to hire people, that’s not what I do. It would be down to you to find your own sponsorship, but you will need a good understanding of the English language to qualify. Without that, I think you will find it very difficult. Good luck!

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MeTheBird July 25, 2013 at 11:58 pm

Hey Bob,
I have no Idea if thats the right place to ask my question. Well, I guess its not but I give it a try :D

Here the standard part: I would like to come to Australia. My partner is Australian but unfortunately unable (unwilling?) to learn my language, hence, will not find a job in my country. Im eligible for a partner visa as we live together for 4 years.

Now my personal part:
I hold a masters in development economics an