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Hi, my partner has been offered a job outside perth, he is concerned that the money will not be enough to support us both and there is only 2 of us. He has been offered $57000 a year, I really want to go and take the chance but its all down to him now.
 

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Hi, my partner has been offered a job outside perth, he is concerned that the money will not be enough to support us both and there is only 2 of us. He has been offered $57000 a year, I really want to go and take the chance but its all down to him now.
What is the field of specialization of your partner ? Is it IT ? If it's IT I would suggest not to accept the offer..$57000 I guess is below average salary in Australia..
Between did he apply it from abroad or from within Australia?
 

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no its a company called Armourcote, they specialise in coatings, powder coatings etc, don't know much about it really, he used to work for the same company here in the uk. Apparently they cannot offer him anymore money because of Oz guidelines. I know it will be a struggle to begin with but once I find a job I think we will be better off than here. His other concerns are the heat he will have to work in as it is 45 degrees in the workshop every day apparently.
 
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Thats rubbish. There is a min they have to offer no max. Subclass 457 – Market Salary Rates

What visa are they offering? I'm assuming its a 457 seeing as they're misquoting the wages?
What visa makes a huge difference to any entitlements you get from the Government. $57000 is a low wage but many manage on it. Depends on the lifestyle you lead and where you want to live etc.
 

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Hi, my partner has been offered a job outside perth, he is concerned that the money will not be enough to support us both and there is only 2 of us. He has been offered $57000 a year, I really want to go and take the chance but its all down to him now.
Hi, we are going through exactly the same as yourselves with the same company, have you moved over to australia yet?
 

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Hi, my partner has been offered a job outside perth, he is concerned that the money will not be enough to support us both and there is only 2 of us. He has been offered $57000 a year, I really want to go and take the chance but its all down to him now.
Since your partner has concerns about working in 45 degrees in the workshop in everyday, I think that would be a big deciding factor. I guess imagine yourself in his shoes and if you can tolerate it. Some of us here in the US had a temperature of 38 degrees and higher today. It was unbearable to be just outside not even doing anything. I think the first thing the both of you need to do is to determine if $57,000 is really enough money to survive for the both of you. Here is the link to the Australian Tax homepage: Australian Taxation Office Homepage

After determining the tax, you can calculate approximate net pay. Then search the area around the company where the company is located to determine what your apt/house rental would be. There other other posts on this forum with approximated cost to living numbers to use as approximations. Subtract what would be your basic needs along with some luxuries as cable, cell phone, internet, and see how much is left over. You stated that you would like to work. Check out mycareer.com.au seek.com.au for jobs that fit your skills and see if there are opportunities in this area. You will at least see what type of salary to expect in your occupation that you seek.

But something to think about. What if you go there and your partner after 2 months and says I can't work in that environment, I want to quit? If it's on the 457 visa, depending what contract requirements he signs, there could be a stipulation of paying some amount back? Also, if he plans to work for another company, he would need to get another company to sponsor him. That 457 visa doesn't transfer to the new company. If he quits without another company to sponsor him for a new 457 visa, he must find one before 28 days because I believe the both of you must leave the country before then. Others can confirm if this has changed but this is what I've read through from previous posts on this forum.
 
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The OP has not been on the site since April and might not be receiving mails from the forum so you might not get a reply.
 
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