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Hi There.

I am planning to apply for Australian Immigration. I have been studying various forums to get information regarding this. I have a Doctorate Degree and I am 33 years Old. I am planning to apply for Visa 190 since my occupation (University Lecturer) is not in any SOL of any state other than Northern Territory. However, my occupation is in CSOL.

I was wondering if anyone can brief me on living and working in Northern Territory and chances of getting University Lecturer jobs in Northern Territory.

Looking forward to hearing from you guys, especially the ones living in Northern Territory.
 

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Hi There.

I am planning to apply for Australian Immigration. I have been studying various forums to get information regarding this. I have a Doctorate Degree and I am 33 years Old. I am planning to apply for Visa 190 since my occupation (University Lecturer) is not in any SOL of any state other than Northern Territory. However, my occupation is in CSOL.

I was wondering if anyone can brief me on living and working in Northern Territory and chances of getting University Lecturer jobs in Northern Territory.

Looking forward to hearing from you guys, especially the ones living in Northern Territory.
Hi raziiq,
My parents are living in NT and I'm also planning on going there once I get my visa. They r in darwin which is the capital of NT. Life there is mostly quite and laid back. Its got nothing like living in big cities. I can tell u this cuz I was there last year for a period of 3 months. Its a good place to raise kids and have family with back yards and everything. Darwin also has many beaches that u can hangout. The mindel beeach market and weekend market r good. U can go boating or fishing whenever u like. Everything will seem too far that's the case. Job should be easy to find.


No text-speak please! And don't go swimming on Darwin beaches from October to April either - box jellyfish (sea wasps)! :)
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Thanks for the reply.

It seems Northern Territory is like a tourist spot from what i have learned from the internet. Since its not like big cities, what about the cost of living in NT, especially Darwin for instance? Is it less than that of Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane etc?
 

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Cons....there is only a single university that is the smallest of all non religious unis in Australia. Depending on your subject, there may be only one position in the university for that.....until someone resigns there will not be a job advertised.
 

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Cons....there is only a single university that is the smallest of all non religious unis in Australia. Depending on your subject, there may be only one position in the university for that.....until someone resigns there will not be a job advertised.
Thats not encouraging at all. I hope there is not much competition.
 

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Bad news!

Just came to know that Northern Territory Occupation List has been updated and an additional requirement has been imposed for University Lecturers:

Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation

That makes it more difficult for applicants with University Lecturer occupation.
 

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Bad news!

university lecturer is listed in ACT as closed but you can apply even if it is closed on certain conditions:
If your occupation is listed as closed on the current ACT Occupation List, you may still be able to apply for ACT nomination if you meet certain criteria.
If you are living overseas, you can apply for nomination of a closed occupation if you have:
• A genuine offer of employment in the nominated occupation from an ACT employer; or
• A close family member (can include a spouse / partner of the applicant; or parents, brother, sister, grandparents, step parents, step siblings of the main applicant or their spouse / partner) who is:
o Currently residing in Canberra and has resided in Canberra for the last twelve months; and
o Either an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian Citizen; and
o Over 18 years of age
Complete the online application for ACT nomination of a subclass 190 visa at: Skilled Migration Visas - Migrating - Canberra - Create your future
Attach the following information to the online application:
Skilled Occupation:
• Nominate an occupation that is listed on the ACT Occupation List.
• Attach a copy of a current skill assessment in the nominated occupation
• For overseas residents:
o Attach evidence that there are, currently, sufficient ACT employment opportunities in your nominated occupation that are relevant to your skill set and experience:
 Personal research into recent advertised positions relevant to the nominated occupation (a minimum of 5 vacancies and not more than 8). You must provide:
 a copy of the full advertisement (saved as a .pdf):
◊ It is essential that the date of the job advertisement as well as the location of the job is clearly displayed;
◊ Web links alone are not acceptable and, if provided, will result in the criterion not being met.
 an employment statement. You must explain how your qualifications, knowledge and experience relate to and meet the requirements for each of the job advertisements.
o Please note:
 Job advertisements must be recent. Advertisements must be dated no more than 6 weeks before submission of the application.
 Job advertisements must be relevant to the nominated occupation e.g. if the nominated occupation is a Real Estate Agent we will not accept jobs for Property Manager.
 If the nominated occupation is for a manager e.g. Sales and Marketing Manager, we will not accept assistant, representative, support or junior positions.
 

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Bad news!

university lecturer is listed in ACT as closed but you can apply even if it is closed on certain conditions:
If your occupation is listed as closed on the current ACT Occupation List, you may still be able to apply for ACT nomination if you meet certain criteria.
If you are living overseas, you can apply for nomination of a closed occupation if you have:
• A genuine offer of employment in the nominated occupation from an ACT employer; or
• A close family member (can include a spouse / partner of the applicant; or parents, brother, sister, grandparents, step parents, step siblings of the main applicant or their spouse / partner) who is:
o Currently residing in Canberra and has resided in Canberra for the last twelve months; and
o Either an Australian Permanent Resident or an Australian Citizen; and
o Over 18 years of age
Yes i have gone through ACT list and its requirements, but unfortunately i do not fulfill any of these two requirements. Neither do i have a job offer nor a close family member.
 

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The ACT Occupation List will be updated in August 2015 when the demand for occupations on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) is reassessed. fingers crossed if reopened in August you wont need the additional requirements.
Also NSW will update theirs in a few weeks (end of month- July)
 

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The ACT has three ish universities. ANU which is one of the top unis....you will need a PhD and several postdoc appointments to get a lecturer role there, Canberra uni which is more a technical and education (teacher training) uni....still a PhD is needed but not so much post docs....and Duntroon which is a military university that teaches engineering, language and some science
 

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The ACT Occupation List will be updated in August 2015 when the demand for occupations on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) is reassessed. fingers crossed if reopened in August you wont need the additional requirements.
Also NSW will update theirs in a few weeks (end of month- July)
Yes hoping for updated lists for these states. Any idea about when lists for other states and territories are updated?
 

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The ACT has three ish universities. ANU which is one of the top unis....you will need a PhD and several postdoc appointments to get a lecturer role there, Canberra uni which is more a technical and education (teacher training) uni....still a PhD is needed but not so much post docs....and Duntroon which is a military university that teaches engineering, language and some science
Thanks for the informative post about universities. Yes i do have a Phd in computer science and engineering and three years of post phd experience. I do not have a postdoc right now but i am working on it. Would be awesome to get a postdoc appointment in Australia.
 
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