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Hello and thank you for your interest in my humble topic.

My other half is an art historian, specializing in East Asian art and...even more arcane...she has a penchant for Chinese ceramics of the Middle Ages.

The arrival of our daughter has forced us to think long and hard about our collective future and we're seriously considering emigrating to Australia.

Our visa application is 50/50 as her skills are not on any shortage list, but besides that our concern is that of her job prospects.

She has a PhD (Doctorate) and five years post-qualification experience lecturing.

We accept that sacrifices will need to be made in the short-term to secure the long-term we want; thus we are not hung up on location.

If you're in the know about art history, museums, things Chinese and Japanese or the general art scene then we'd love to know your opinion on what her job prospects might be.

Your feedback is much appreciated.

Don
 

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Hello and thank you for your interest in my humble topic.

My other half is an art historian, specializing in East Asian art and...even more arcane...she has a penchant for Chinese ceramics of the Middle Ages.

The arrival of our daughter has forced us to think long and hard about our collective future and we're seriously considering emigrating to Australia.

Our visa application is 50/50 as her skills are not on any shortage list, but besides that our concern is that of her job prospects.

She has a PhD (Doctorate) and five years post-qualification experience lecturing.

We accept that sacrifices will need to be made in the short-term to secure the long-term we want; thus we are not hung up on location.

If you're in the know about art history, museums, things Chinese and Japanese or the general art scene then we'd love to know your opinion on what her job prospects might be.

Your feedback is much appreciated.

Don
Let this question remain open here, but in the meantime also try to post the question in one of the Arts and museums related forums for a better response

I have serious doubts that any member here would be able to help you about her job prospects

Once you have decided that you will move to Australia and have specific queries on which visas you can apply for, I am sure the members would be more then willing to help you out

Cheers
 

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Thanks newbienz. I know she's in a niche, but ever the optimist I proceed in the hope that someone might share an insight in time.
 

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Hello and thank you for your interest in my humble topic.

My other half is an art historian, specializing in East Asian art and...even more arcane...she has a penchant for Chinese ceramics of the Middle Ages.

The arrival of our daughter has forced us to think long and hard about our collective future and we're seriously considering emigrating to Australia.

Our visa application is 50/50 as her skills are not on any shortage list, but besides that our concern is that of her job prospects.

She has a PhD (Doctorate) and five years post-qualification experience lecturing.

We accept that sacrifices will need to be made in the short-term to secure the long-term we want; thus we are not hung up on location.

If you're in the know about art history, museums, things Chinese and Japanese or the general art scene then we'd love to know your opinion on what her job prospects might be.

Your feedback is much appreciated.

Don

Suitable code will be ANZASCO - 249211 or 139911
Skill Assessment by VETASSESS
Only eligible for STSOL
Best Place: Melbourne


Check below link


https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work...illed-occupations-lists/combined-stsol-mltssl
 

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Just to clarify a few points...

1. She has emailed decision-makers in her field but so far has met with a stoney silence.
2. Not tenured. She works freelance for a private education facility, an art institute. The degrees awarded go up to Masters level and are accredited by a reputable British university. Her preference is to teach at tertiary level.
3. She has not published anything since her PhD.

Now for the lists...
One of the casualties of the April shake-up was 'historian'. This where things get iffy because we argue semantics...she teaches art history...so from a list point-of-view is she a teacher, an artist or historian?

We're looking at the 'teacher' route for the 190 visa, so that leads us to ANZSCO. We've identified 249211 (Art teacher) and 249299 (private tutor & teacher). Both are on STSOL, but not the MLTSSL (so 189 visa not an option). At the moment only South Australia and Tasmania sponsor that, but jobs are scarce.

That's why I said we're willing to start off anywhere and work our way forward from there. I travelled around Oz for 3 months in 2010 and visited the big 5 cities, so I have some idea of what each is like. My missus hasn't been so this is all ethereal to her.

I used to work in IT as a software tester, but left that 4 years ago. My skills are obsolete. I work for myself publishing specialist ebooks via my own websites. If we were to be in Oz I would look around for opportunities that I might latch onto, but that can't be relied on. My baby-momma still wants to pursue her career.

So even if we were to secure a visa, what are her job prospects? The expensive visa is for nothing unless she can get work.
 

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Thanks JP Mosa. i'm really curious as to your suggesting Melbourne. Care to elaborate?


Melb is a hub for art and theatre arts too
From street art to huge art galleries and museums where the opportunities flow more than any other Australian city if one got talent to prove and be recognised
Same is case with Sydney

Good luck


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