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Is there any check list to follow before moving to Australia.
Rule #1 is: the more time you invest in learning stuff before you get to Australia, the better.

Things to do before:
- Look up stuff, search through this forum to make a check list of what to do immediately after you arrive (TFN, then Medicare, bank account...) Get familiar with stuff like how to get an Australian drivers license and the like.
- Prepare your resume, have it reviewed, get to the point where you are comfortable with it.
- Understand the job market. Study job offers and get familiar with the skills that are required. Look for common language among job adds.
- Bridge the gaps in your experience: brush up on skills, take some courses if you must.
- Work on your English skills. Get to the point where you can communicate eloquently. (Some writing courses might help.) Work to get rid of your accent, if you have one.
- Understand a bit about the city where you intend to move. Look stuff up... where things are, what you would want to visit, where you would want to live, etc.
- You can open a bank account (optional) but you'd still have to validate it when you get here. This is optional.

Basically, the more time you put into it now, the better prepared you are. It's important to get to understand these things yourself. The more you know before you get to Australia the more comfortable you are when you get here (fewer unknowns).

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Hey IC trust you are well mate. It's been quite a long time having seen some new info up here. Would you mind sharing, if possible, the school admissions scenario. I know you are not with kids down under but by this time you should've got plenty of friends and colleagues to gather info from.
Also, I'd like to know, especially from Indians, how you manage the admissions coming from India since the new session starts in April here but Jan in Oz, so will my kids miss a year when they go there or is there a way out of this situation and what's the best time to move?
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The rule about when kids start schooling is strictly adhered to here, no way out. You will get an idea about it here: Starting school
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Rule #1 is: the more time you invest in learning stuff before you get to Australia, the better.

Things to do before:
- Look up stuff, search through this forum to make a check list of what to do immediately after you arrive (TFN, then Medicare, bank account...) Get familiar with stuff like how to get an Australian drivers license and the like.
- Prepare your resume, have it reviewed, get to the point where you are comfortable with it.
- Understand the job market. Study job offers and get familiar with the skills that are required. Look for common language among job adds.
- Bridge the gaps in your experience: brush up on skills, take some courses if you must.
- Work on your English skills. Get to the point where you can communicate eloquently. (Some writing courses might help.) Work to get rid of your accent, if you have one.
- Understand a bit about the city where you intend to move. Look stuff up... where things are, what you would want to visit, where you would want to live, etc.
- You can open a bank account (optional) but you'd still have to validate it when you get here. This is optional.

Basically, the more time you put into it now, the better prepared you are. It's important to get to understand these things yourself. The more you know before you get to Australia the more comfortable you are when you get here (fewer unknowns).

Thanks Mate for the insight.

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Hello Amazing People,

I have gone through entire thread today...awesome!!
I am planning to move to Aus on 10th of April. If someone can guide me, as: (I am an IT Professional)
a) Can we look for jobs from India to Aus in this time frame?
b) What is the best way to search jobs there?
c) Is there any expat or group something like that for more such kind of information?

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Hello Amazing People,

I have gone through entire thread today...awesome!!
I am planning to move to Aus on 10th of April. If someone can guide me, as: (I am an IT Professional)
a) Can we look for jobs from India to Aus in this time frame?
b) What is the best way to search jobs there?
c) Is there any expat or group something like that for more such kind of information?

Thanks,
Navneet Kaur
a. Yes, you can. Really depends on which area you are working in. If there is scarcity of your kind then trying from India can help. But for jobs which are quite general and common don't expect a call while sitting in India.
b. Networking. Not only friends and others but also the recruiters.
c. For IT guys, I think there is a discord group which is active. <SNIP> See "Inappropriate content", here: https://www.expatforum.com/expats/ex...l#post13155594 kaju/moderator

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Thanks, I really appreciate your response! Can you please give me one liner what is discord? Then I will proceed further by looking on internet. I am from IT actually , but my skills are general!!

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Thanks, I really appreciate your response! Can you please give me one liner what is discord? Then I will proceed further by looking on internet. I am from IT actually , but my skills are general!!
Discord another community app just like this forum but for gamers. But people create their own groups to discuss. Try searching for Australyeah. In that site you'll have link to join or get an invite.

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Quite a useful thread.Thanks IC for the detailed information shared.

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