Forum Category: Working in Australia

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Is a Diploma of Teaching (ECE) recognised in Queensland?

I hold a Diploma of Teaching (ECE) in NZ and full registration. Can anyone tell me if this would be valid in Queensland? And if so what kind of jobs i could look at applying for and what the pay would be like, thanks

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Accounting jobs

I have 15 years of accounting experience in CA FIRMS in New Zealand. I am planing to move to Melbourne in the next 6 months.I notice most accouting jobs required Australian experience. Can some one please advice me how I can get a accounting job in melbourne?

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Finding a rental and job

Hi my husband 2 kids and myself are leaving for Perth on the 20th september. We originally had a place to stay with family but that has fallen through as they have other family coming from South Africa. (We coming from nz. We are NZ citizens.) We are needing a ...

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Early Childhood Teacher salary/wage in Sydney

We recently moved to Beecroft in Sydney, and my Wife has been struggling to find out the average pay for an ECT teacher. She has 12 years experience in NZ, and the UK. Shes been contacted by a recruitment company for casual ECT work as a reliever and is currently ...

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I am a New Zealand Permanent Resident, can I work in Australia Indefinitely?

Do I have to wait for my Citizenship in New Zealand to go to Australia?

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My bf has a criminal record wants to apply for Work&Holiday Visa (462)? chances of approval?

My bf got a criminal record 2 years ago on domestic violence in Australia. We were planning to find jobs in Aussie with the Work & Holiday Visa 462. But we aren't sure whether he would likely get an approval or a straight rejection? He does not have any jail ...

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Does anyone know if you can transfer a building apprenticeship from NZ to Melbourne?

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UK Citizen living in NZ and on a NZ partnership visa. How can we move and I work in Australia too?

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Need Advice on Getting a Work Permit

Guys, i need tips for migrating to Sydney for work permit. i consulted many people here in India but maximum are giving me advise to join some private colleges & do part time job. but i am not much sure about this method. i guess, this is the right platform ...

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Planning move to Australia Next year. Needs some general question answered.

Hi, I am planning to move to Australia sometime next year on work VISA and I and my family(wife and one kid) have NZ permanent resident VISA. Can someone please answer following questions, so that I can decide whether it is the right move or not: 1) Will I get ...

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Working and moving to Oz

Hello, first of all my name is Joe please to meet you all and thanks for any information you can provide. Basically i don't know if I am dreaming or if its a possibility. I am wanting/thinking of working and moving to Australia if I can. The only thing is ...

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As a NZ citizen on a SCV visa, would I get sick pay from an employer?

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I (Australian Citizen) want to move to Australia and take my girlfriend (Austrian) with me.

Details: I am an Australian Citizen (27 y.o.) , but i have lived in Europe since I am born. She is an Austrian Citizen (25 y.o.). We want to move to Australia. She has an undegraduate degree in Business & Economics and is currently working in a good position in ...

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Finding Construction Work?

I'm a construction site Foreman/supervisor with qualifications in carpentry and construction management, working in Christchurch and am considering moving to Australia. As I'm working in a senior role does any one have any idea of the chances of me finding a similar role? Will Australian employers be interested in hiring ...

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Do I apply for a job first, or sell the house and move, then search for a job once I'm in Australia?

I can't work out the logistics of moving. I've been trying to apply for jobs beforehand, but I'm guessing with many applicants they wouldn't be interested in someone who's not in the country, as I'm having no luck. Do I just sell the house and move then apply for jobs? ...

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Can I work in Australia. I have permanent New Zealand residence, but have a UK passport

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My British Partner has a job opportunity in Australia (I'm American) will I be able to work?

Hi! My British partner has a job prospect in Melbourne. We are both rather keen to live abroad and I think it would be a fun opportunity. However since we aren't married and I'm American I'm really concerned that I would not be allowed to seek employment as well. His ...

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I'm a NZ citizen but my husband is British with NZ permanent residency. Can he live and work in Australia?

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Youth conviction

A friend (seriously) had a conviction in a youth court for causing criminal damage by arson some 13 years ago in the UK. Serious damage but entirely reckless. Kids being stupid. He has no other convictions or cautions. Would this prevent him obtaining a working visa in Australia? Thanks

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How is my diploma of teaching (ece) recognized in Brisbane, qld?

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Do you have to work in the area you are skilled in on a 457 visa, or what are the other options?

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Will they let me work in Australia?

I have a few drug related convictions. The last one was over a year and a half ago. Just got probation and community service. I have sorted my self out now. I want to progress my career. And Melbourne is a perfect place for my kind of work. I am ...

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Can New Zealanders work for libraries in Australia?

I am a librarian wanting to move to Australia. I currently work in public libraries, which mean I work for councils. I heard that New Zealanders can't work for local government in Australia. Is this correct?

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How can I cross over my Cert 4 Business Admin qual?

We moved to Australia two years ago and both landed pretty reasonable jobs. I am now in the process of looking at professional development with my current employer, however I think I will need to get my cert 4 Business Admin qual recognised as an Australian qualification first before I ...

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Tips for working in Australia

Criminal history checks: These take at least a month to be processed in NZ now, if left till you are at contract stage of the application process, this can dilute the process quite dramatically. I would suggest that once people have landed in Australia that they put through a request ...

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Has anyone taken their OSH certificate 4 over to OZ and obtained work with it?

I took National Certificate Occupational Safety and Health Levels 3 and 4 last year to try and get onto the new government worksafe team (more chance of finding Hens teeth). We are now, due to not being able to find work, looking at moving to OZ. Has anyone obtained work ...

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How can my daughter go to Australia when she is the permanent resident and I am a citizen?

I'm a NZ citizen and my daughter just got residency as she was studying in India. She is 15 years old. We are planning to move to Australia and as a citizen we can get the work visa. My concern is for my daughter as how would she be able ...

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Is an NZQA (qualification) equally obtained in NZ recognised in Australia

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Is this a genuine job offer?

I'm a Brit who has been contacted by "Travel Trade Recruitment" out in Sydney with a job offer in the travel industry. They seem to specialise in [url=http://www.traveltradejobs.com.au/]travel careers[/url] and have some testimonials listed on their website. I'm tempted by their offer but this would be a big decision and ...

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HELP!! Which form do I fill out for VIT registration....very confusing!

Hello and thank you in advance ! I and a New Zealander and have been gathering all the necessary documents to apply for VIT registration, I finally got the last document today and want to apply ASAP but I am very confused as to which form I fill out. I ...

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Finding administration jobs in Perth - how hard have people found it?

What have your experiences been finding full time or temp administration jobs in Perth?? Thanks

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Can I convert my NZ forklift licence to an Australian one?

I am planning to move Australia and would like to do my forklift licence in New Zealand before I move but told that NZ forklift licence cannot be converted to Aussie. Is that true? Help....

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NZ Teacher Applying to Teach in Sydney, NSW

Four weeks ago I applied to teach.NSW for permission to teach in Sydney and sent through my supporting documentation. Now I've received an email stating that I need evidence of Australian citizenship, permanent residency or a work visa for my application to be processed. When I called up teach.NSW, the ...

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New Zealand Early Childhood Teachers working in Australia

What is the (if any) eligibility to teach in the early childhood sector in melbourne. I am fully registered and qualified ECE teacher, moving to melbourne. Am i eligible to seek full time work as an early childhood teacher.

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I have recently completed a two year Certificate in Early Childhood Teaching Level 6

Can i finish my Bachelor of Teaching in Australia or would I need too finish in NZ? Thanks

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Should I get a job in Australia before leaving New Zealand? Or is it easy enough to get a job after arriving?

My wife and I are seriously considering moving from Dunedin to Melbourne. I have been applying for lots of jobs in Melbourne in my area of work (science/technical) but have not had any luck. I suspect that no one is interested in me because I am not in Aussie, so ...

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I'm American with a Kiwi partner. Can we live and work in Australia?

I'm a U.S. citizen, my partner is a New Zealand citizen and we want you to work and live in Australia. What is the process we need to follow to live and work in Australia? Do we need to get married (or does it help) or will a de facto ...

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Will a spent caution for affray affect being able to get a visa and work in Australia?

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Partner of a kiwi living in Oz

I am Scottish living and working in Oz on a Working Holiday Visa. My partner is a Kiwi and will be moving here to join me. After my visa runs out can I live and work in Oz with him?

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Where could I find my NZQA qualifications that may be equivalent to Australia?

Or what would I need to do?

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Can a New Zealand PR holder work in Australia ?

I am new New-Zealand permanent Residence Visa holder, for the last 3 months. How easy is it to work or live in Australia?

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Can an Italian married to a NZ citizen move to Australia to live and work?

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What is the blue card Australian employers request for some jobs?

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How do I transfer my Electrician Apprenticeship (2 yrs completed) to an Australian apprenticeship?

I am planning on moving to Australia next year but keeping hitting walls trying to find out how I can transfer my 2 years worth of apprenticeship to Australia so I carry straight on...Can anyone help?

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Is there a good website to find a job?

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Work available in Melbourne (Laverton) starting April 2015

Hello, We are a labour hire agency based in Melbourne; ILS. We are looking for people to do some on-going heavy lifting work in a Cold Storage facility in Laverton. You must have your own transport and be very reliable. Pay rates range from $192.00 to $320.00 (+ 9.5% Super) ...

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Im about to lose my job on 457 visa. Can i work in other areas on a 457 besides what I'm skilled in?

Hello, I work in recruitment and due to not meeting ridiculous deadlines etc it looks like i will be losing my job very soon. I am currently on a 457 visa and have been so for 9 months now. My question is: If i no longer wish to work in ...

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Did you guys find jobs before or after you moved to Australia? Why and how?

It would be so hard to attend interviews from NZ (seeing as you often need to attend a few to get a position). Did you save a lot of money first? Thanks!

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Ease of 45 yr old teacher getting permanent residency?

I've read that high school teachers are on the wanted skill list for gaining entry into Australia but also read here that it's harder to get permanent residency over the age of 45. Hubby is a teacher and applying for a job in Australia. Will it make a difference if ...

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How to work in Australia with NZ work visa?

hi all, i have nz work visa and i want to relocate or want to work in australia then should i able to move easily? Will i able to work in australia with tax payee job .Am i legally entitled to work in australia with nz work visa.If it is ...

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Will NZ convictions prevent me getting Au jobs?

I am NZ and Au citizens. I live in NZ at the moment but am thinking of moving to Au to work next year. I have theft convictions in NZ will Au employers be able to access this information or be likely to, NB I will only pretty much be ...

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Joining up to worksafe?

I"m heading to Melbourne on the 10 of sep. I was told to join up with worksafe. I have been on the worksafe.vic website but am unsure of what exactly I need to sign up for ?? Any help would be great

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Just wondering about getting a job!?

So I am sorry if this is a stupid question!! but, my mum and I have decided move over to Adelaide, but i was curious about the job side. Does anybody know if there is a way you can apply for jobs from New Zealand? or if there is someone ...

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Is there a way or place that would allow you to gain employment before leaving NZ?

As I have a loan over here, I can't just quit my job and move over there and then look for work, I would need to sort out a form of income. Is there any places that would cater to Kiwis wanting to jump ship? or do any of you ...

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Is it worth paying money to companies such as 'Nab that job in Australia'. This company will evidently help with job sponsorship.

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My sister and I are moving to Melbourne with two small dogs. Will finding a flat together be difficult?

We want to live in the same flat but separate rooms, both with very small dogs, and are concerned at how difficult finding a flat in the are surrounding the University will be. Also we will be needing jobs in hospo as soon as we get there. Is this plan ...

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Attention Kiwi nurses...Is there a preferred Nursing Agency in Brisbane? I.e, that pays good rates and has plenty of work available?

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How do I go about getting a job before moving to Melbourne?

I have sent emails with my CV to 15 different recrutement agencies and have heard nothing back. Also applied for a lot online with no success. I work in IT industry and would prefer to land a job prior to move. Has anyone done this and how was it done? ...

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Finding a job in Brisbane

Is it easy to find a job in Brisbane? Im moving to Brisbane from NZ in a few months time. Im not what you would call a "skilled worker" most of my working life has been in the hospitality industry, I was wondering how easy it would be to get ...

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Are NZQA National Certificates in Health and Safety recognised by Australian employers?

I have NZQA National Certificates in Health and Safety and want to know if they would be recognised by employers in AU? Or do i have to get them cross credited through an AU training provider?

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How do I get a job in Australia before leaving New Zealand?

I do not know where to look for and how I could achieve this so any information regarding my question would be very appreciated.

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What I need to know if I'm a contract worker in Melbourne?

I have the option of earning substantially more in Aus than in NZ. I have been contracting in NZ for the past 13 years and have been offered a job in the same industry in Melbourne as a contract worker. Any tips on starting business and what I should ask ...

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Finding employment later in life

Hi there. My husband and I travel to Australia x2 a year - the kids and grandkids are there. I am 54 and my husband is 61. We have decided to make the move for a few reasons other than the kids and grand kids, our health is great in ...

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Brisbane jobs

Whats the job sistuation like in Brisbane at the moment? And where would be a good place to go to look for work, not too fussy about what it is to start with. Is it a good idea to go through employment agencies?

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Can I go to Australia on a holiday while contracting to an Australian company over there through my NZ business?

I want to spend three month in Australia on a holiday, however I will be doing freelance work for an Australian company while I am there, and they will be paying it to my NZ business.. Is this okay? Or do I need a working Visa or something?

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Finding employment before moving to Australia

I'm looking to move over to Australia but would ideally like to find employment first. Did you secure employment before making the move or after? I'm using Seek.com.au and other Australian recruitment agencies via the internet to assist with employment.

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How easy is it for a uni graduate from NZ to get a job in Australia straight away?

Hi there, I'll be graduating end of next year with a bachelor of science, majoring in computer science. What are my chances of landing a job in Aussie straight away? Or would I be better off working for a little bit in NZ and then finding a job in Australia?

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How easy is it to get work teaching in Melbourne?

I am keen to hear from anyone who has gone over to Melbourne to teach. I am a secondary school teacher of English and Drama and want to know how easy it is to get work and what the schools are like. Any information would be awesome. Cheers

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Moving to Australia to work. What should I do before I go?

I'm moving to Mount Isa in three weeks to work. What do I need to do before I go?

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Can a New Zealander move to Australia and become an Air Force Pilot easily?

Or do you need to be a permanent resident and apply for citizenship before you can join? Also, is there a way that you can transfer from the New Zealand army reserves to the Australian forces?

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Can I work/study in Australia with NZ Permanent Residence?

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I'm considering following the harvest trail around parts of Australia. Like advice on what to take with me.

Contemplating following the harvest trail. What do I need to take with me to live simply?

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Family of 4 wanting to emigrate to Australia

Hey, We want to emigrate asap. We cannot wait over two years for a visa. My husband has a job in Melbourne secured with a friend if we can go. How can we do this legally and not have to stay in this depressing country with no prospects for my ...

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What are the skilled jobs that pass for permanent residency applications?

What are the skilled jobs that pass for permanent residency applications? What field are always accepted and what are the industries that don't really pass? Has anyone applied and been declined? And for what reasons? For not being 'aptly skilled' or something along those lines?

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I'm a NZ resident, not a citizen. What do I need to do to legally work and live in Australia?

I'm engaged to a Kiwi and we have a daughter. I have lived in NZ for 16 years and we would like to move to Australia. What are the rules for this situation?

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I am planning to migrate to Australia. Is that a good idea?

My husband is a Mechanical Engineer & I'm into software. We both have more than 7 years of experience in our respective fields. We have a 6-year-old daughter. If I migrate now will that be good for my career & enable us to comfortably?

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Will LAFHA provided in Australia will be taxable under India's income tax once I file my tax return in India? Am I resident in India and Australia for the tax purposes?

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Is it easy to find a teaching job in Australia?

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How do I go about finding a teaching job in Brisbane?

I am a NZ primary teacher.I know there are a few fowms to fill out, but where do I start. What is the demand for primary teachers like currently? (May 2011)

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What happens if I am just going to work in Australia for a month? Do I need to apply for a TFN even though it's just a month?

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I'm planning to move to Australia on a 12-month working holiday visa in search of sponsorship. Can my wife and 3 kids follow me out once I get set up?

We want to move to Australia due to lack of work here in Ireland but it's hard to get a visa because of the children and also hard to get sponsorship because of my line of work (scaffolding). i have heard it's easier to get sponsorship once you are out ...

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Does anyone know of any useful Australian job sites?

My partner has all truck class driving licenses and has been in his current employment for over 12 years as a furniture truck driver. I'm in Early Childhood with many years experience teaching and nannying. I'm currently home based.

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I am a Kiwi with a British boyfriend living in the uk. We want to find out how to enter and find work in Australia on a temporary/semi-permanent basis.

Can my boyfriend enter on my passport? Does he need a visa? Where is the best place to look for work? My boyfriend is a qualified electrician.

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In simple terms, what is the eligibility process for Living Away from Home Allowances?

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How easy is it to find a primary school teaching job in the big cities like Melbourne and Brisbane?

I'm assuming it would be virtually impossible on the Gold Coast. I am a NZ registered teacher with 2 years experience.

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Can my uncle sponsor me to work in Australia?

My ex-partner is Australian and has moved back there with our daughter who is 3. I am now moving out to Adelaide to be with them. Can my uncle in Perth sponsor me to work in Australia, or do I need my daughter's mother to sponsor me? Many thanks, Mabbo.

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Benefits to help with the cost of moving to Australia?

I'm a permanent New Zealand resident looking to move to Australia for Work/Study. What kind of benefits are available to assist me with the financial blow involved in relocating?

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Can I work in Australia?

I am a NZ citizen but will be travelling on my British passport. Is this appropriate to be able to start work in Australia?

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What's the cost of living and job prospects like in Perth compared to the other major cities in Australia?

Hi, My family is planning to move to Perth this year, but we heard that the cost of living is high over there. My husband wants to go to Fremantle, is it cheaper to live over there? However, I am more concerned if we could find work easily. Thanks Lei

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I am working in QSLD under contract for a NZ company. Which country should I be paying tax to and which country's employment laws would apply?

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I'm a UK citizen and 3 years permanent NZ resident. I am married to a Kiwi girl. I have a great job offer with my Aussie-owned company, what is the best and easiest way to obtain a visa?

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How do you apply for a National Police Clearance Certificate? I am moving to Adelaide and have a job lined up but my contract says that I must obtain this certificate. Can someone advise me please? Thanks

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Can I teach in Australia?

Hi, we are thinking of moving to Australia. I have a Bachelor of Education from the University of Auckland (3 yr degree) and I want to be able to continue teaching in Australia. Someone has told me that a NZ teaching qualification is not recognised in OZ (I think this ...

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Employment agencies in Brisbane

Hi, what are the main employment agencies in Brisbane/Gold Coast area please? Preferably something like Work & Income that finds you a job and leaves you be rather then find you ongoing work only to take a cut of your wages. Cheers

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I am planning to move to Brisbane next month. Can anyone tell me how the job market is? Is there a good hostel to stay at? Is the rent cheap? Are there any places to help out Kiwis? Thanks a lot.

Are there any places where Kiwis can get help if they need advice of any kind?

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Finding employment in Melbourne and qualifications

My partner and I are looking at moving to Melbourne in April 2011 and we both have Business degrees. I have a bachelors degree majoring in Human Resource Management and am working on my Masters. At the time of moving will have 2.5 years experience in HR. My question is: ...

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When applying for jobs in Australia, are employers more interested in written references or verbal references from previous employers in New Zealand?

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Living costs and finding work in Melbourne

Hey everyone I've been reading through all the questions and have found the information really useful. I'm looking at moving to Melbourne in the next few months to work and have a few questions: 1. How much does it cost on average for rent? I've going by myself, but don't ...

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Is it possible to transfer an apprenticeship from New Zealand to Australia?

I'm two years into an electrical apprenticeship but the wife has been offered a great position in Sydney. Is it possible to have the experience and qualifications I've achieved so far recognised in Australia? I'd hate to start from scratch as I'm currently in the final year of my academic ...

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Qualifications for a tradesman (tiler) in Australia

My partner and I are looking to move to Aus in July this year. He is a tiler and has been for 15 years but is self taught. How do we get on without qualifications on paper? What would be our first step? Thanks

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Can NZ residents (not citizens of NZ, but of UK) work in Australia?

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Where can you apply for red card/green card (equivalent to site safety card in NZ) for a carpenter to work in Melbourne?

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Should me or my husband go to Australia and get a job first before bringing the family over?

My husband can potentially earn more than me as I was out of the workforce for a while raising kids. Should he go and get a well paid job and send money back to help support us until we join him. Or should I go and secure a job and ...

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Do Australian employers ask for employment certificates and/or recommendations from previous employers?

When applying for a job in any Aussie city do employers ask for written recommendations or employment certificates from your previous employers here in New Zealand?

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Where is a good place to live in Perth?

Hi We're moving to Perth in February 09. We are 2 adults in our early 40's and are looking for somewhere quiet by the sea but accessible to the city for work. Can anyone recommend an area/s for us to research? Also, how easy is it to get a rental ...

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Anyone with advice on working in the Australian mining industry and commuting home every couple of months to see family?

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Am I able to work in Australia if I only have NZ Permanent Residency?

I have a NZ permanent residency visa but am planning to move with my kids to Australia. I want to know if I need a special visa to work and live there, or would it be better for me to get citizenship here in NZ before moving over?

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