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Hi there, can any one give me some kind advised on the process of immigrating to oz as a tiler, are they requiring any qaulifications in this trade as i dont hold any as such on paper, all years of hands on work on kitchens and bathrooms internal work, and how does the assessment TRA whilst applying for your visa work, how long, whats involved ect.

i have many years also in fitting high quaility kitchens and bathrooms in which i have had to become part -p electrician and corgi/ gas safe gas installer for domestic appliance does this cant as anything to be gained by in the australian state as it does in the U.K.

My partner complete and qualified as a beauty specialist accredited through VTCT and was told this was a recogized qualification in australia, I may have read since it might not, is this true ?, can anyone en-lighten us please.

I have also contacted a few agents to apply for my visas for my family and I but not sure of whom to go with at the mo. I'm based in Essex just out of London and wondering if anyone has used any agent that they recommed or agent that they DONT recommed to carry out my application for myself.

I thank anyone with any info and would love to hear from anyone with all walks of live experince in there move or knowledgment.

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Tony and Danni
 

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Hi Tony & Danni,

We can't 'name and shame' on here for legal reasons but can you find agent recommendations if you do a search since this has been discussed many times.

I can't help you with your professions since I'm not familiar with them.

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Hi there,

You don't necessarily have to have a qualification to apply for a visa, that's what the skills assessment is for. It may be easier if your partner were the main applicant.....so I'd suggest you contact an agent and ask their advice. You don't have to sign up with them, just ask the question. If you did want to go down the agent route, the first consultation is usually free and always make sure that they are MIA/MARA registered.

Of course agents will tell you to use them, it's all business for them! TBH if you have a straightforward application you can do it all yourself. Some people use an agent just to help them pass the skills assessment (which is the hard bit) and then do the main application themselves (the easy bit).

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Hi Tony and Danni

first of all, you commented on a post that i wrote, thanks for the advise,i then found this one you had wrote and it seems we are in similar sitations!:)

we are just starting off down the emigrating route, im a nail technician and my other half is a delivery driver/(big trucks) but can tile, has experience but no quallifications, so were looking in to the same thing a you,heres what i found out....

we are looking at a 175 visa hoping to go on darrens tiling skills,
you get tested by aqf, (australian qualifications network) to make sure your up to standard, you need to provide pictures of jobs that you have done and peoples references and job references too if available, when you pass the aqf test, get the visa and possible a job if you go on a sonsored...then have to register in the state in which you go to for work, if you have a job to go to the employer would help you i presume but i may be wrong.
i contacted the south aus builders trade registration through this forum and asked if we needed qualifications to work over there and she said s/a dont require qualification, they will assess your skills,she was really nice and helpfull.:)

if you check out the skills list and read up on gas and elctricians though you do need the qualifications for that job and lots of exp,they are much more perticular about these,

our only problem is now that diac (department of imigration and aus citizenship) keep changing the rules and now you need to have worked in the skill for which you are applying for the visa for a year before you apply....right up till the date you apply.... that means darren coming out of his job and looking for a tiling one, and who is going to have him in england when all he has is exp an there are guys out there who have the qualls he dont, its a vicious circle as he cant really afford to pack in work. also we are 33 now and so time is really ticking for us as you loose 5 points when you turn 35!.............:eek:

My job isnt on the skills list of course but i wont be short of work when i get there from the amount of jobs arund for a nail tech im told, but its getting over!

if you check out the skills list and read up on gas and elctricians though you do need the qualifications for that job and lots of exp.


anyway,let us know how you get on;)

take care
claire and darren
 
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