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sohcsohc SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 5Member
edited June 2013 in South Australia - Adelaide Posts: 234
Me and my wife have been here for 5 weeks, so far so good. It would be nice to meet new people who are already here in Adelaide. New migrants are also welcome to join this thread.
ACS 262113 / Arrived in Adelaide 19/02/12
Employment started 19/03/2012
Enjoying the land down under :)
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  • arpiquirayarpiquiray AdelaideTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
    Posts: 35
    hi @sohc, we will be arriving on April 15 pa
    Lodgment Date: October 10, 2010
    Visa Granted: July 12, 2011
    Visa Type: Subclass 175
    Touchdown in Adelaide, SA: April 15, 2012
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  • sohcsohc SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 5Member
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    Hi arpiquiray, malapit lapit na pala dating nyo. May nakita na kayo house?

    Wala pa kami gano friends dito. Hopefully sana may magawi sa thread na to na from Adelaide to widen our network and to meet new friends.
    ACS 262113 / Arrived in Adelaide 19/02/12
    Employment started 19/03/2012
    Enjoying the land down under :)
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  • vherongvherong SingaporeTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    Hi Sohc , I'll be arriving in adelaide by mid of June and naghahanap hanap din ako ng matitirhan pansamantala hanggang makakita ako ng long term accomodation ....my family and I make a short visit last March just to see around adelaide and SA and I think this new country is very promising to us ..to start a new life
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  • arpiquirayarpiquiray AdelaideTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    @sohc, hello... oo nga malapit na. wala pa rin akong nakikitang house e. baka naman may alam ka dyan :). baka matulungan mo kami. :) kayhirap humanap. dami ko apply online/inquire pero madalas walang response
    Lodgment Date: October 10, 2010
    Visa Granted: July 12, 2011
    Visa Type: Subclass 175
    Touchdown in Adelaide, SA: April 15, 2012
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  • sohcsohc SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 5Member
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    @airpiquiray
    sa sat magsisimba kami, medyo madaming pinoy akong nakikita at nakakausap dun. Magtatanung ako baka may alam sila, mahirap kasi yung sa online kailangan madaming AU ID para makuha yung house e new migrants nga tayo. Pero kung may job offer pwede yun isama sa papers pag magrerent.

    @vherong
    welcome sa Adelaide, baka pag dumating ka dito wala ako punta kasi ako pinas ng June though 1 week lang attend kasi ng wedding.

    Pasok pa mga taga Adelaide, sama sama tayo manood ng Avengers sa april ng mawala naman ang homesick hehe.
    ACS 262113 / Arrived in Adelaide 19/02/12
    Employment started 19/03/2012
    Enjoying the land down under :)
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  • arpiquirayarpiquiray AdelaideTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    @sohc, ok, ipagtanong mo nga ako. let me know kung meron. salamat
    Lodgment Date: October 10, 2010
    Visa Granted: July 12, 2011
    Visa Type: Subclass 175
    Touchdown in Adelaide, SA: April 15, 2012
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  • baronannbaronann SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    Hi all, glad that there is finally a thread for Adelaidians here.

    Dyan din namin plan mag-apply for State Sponorship, wait lang kami result ng AIM assessment ni hubby and then lodge na namin application sa Adelaide.

    How's life there? Ive read na although cheaper and COL, medyo mataas ang kanilang unemployment rate. Is this true?
    Nominated Occupation: Sales & Marketing Manager (AIM 131112- hubby) Skilled Australian Sponsored Visa(subclass 190)
    16/03/2012- lodged skill assessment (AIM); 08/05/2012- Skill Assessment- POSITIVE; 16/08/2012- IELTS 4 (L- 8 R-8 W- 7.0 S-7.5= OB-7.5); EOI Registration: 26/08/2012; SA SS Application: 29/08/2012; SA SS Approval: 29/11/2012; DIAC Invitation: 29/11/2012; Visa Lodgement: 27/12/2012; Immi Acknowledgement Application Received: 27/12/2012
    Case Officer Assigned: 01/02/2013 (GSM Team 33) Medicals Finalized: 24/02/2013 PCCs and Further Documents Sent: 06/03/2013 VISA GRANT: 13/03/2013 (All Glory and Honor to God!!!!)
    IED: September 2013
    Target Date of Permanent Move: January 2015

    "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
    "The will of God will not take you, to a place where His grace will not protect you"
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  • adelaide_boiadelaide_boi SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 6Member
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    Thanks God I bumped into this site. I just arrived here in Adelaide 2 days ago holding state sponsored visa - ICT professional. It's kinda weird, I cant find a single filipino here. Glad that theres WWW and pinoyau where i can virtually feel you guys. Thankful pa rin ako kasi may forum na ganito. Anyone in adelaide? im single, currently exploring the city using free bus, free trams. Been to the museums, rundle malls, and central market, whew! ang lungkot dito huhuhu, san ba ang tambayan ng mga pinoy dito? im staying at backpacker for the time being while looking for a long-term accommodation in the process.

    Any vacant position job na pwedeng applyan aside from online? QA Analyst, Software Tester, Systems Analyst or tech support, or any odd jobs like waitering or cleaning para maka-survive. May budget naman ako for 2 months pero since sobrang mahal dito ng commodities, nakakahinayang gumastos ng walang work.

    Ifyou could refer me to the pinoy network here in adelaide, it's greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    one hella' skilled visa grantee. Happily ended up as an ICT gov't employee where SKILLS Australia is just one desk away!
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  • sohcsohc SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 5Member
    Posts: 234
    @adelaide_boi bro welcome to Adelaide. I am also an ICT professional in the line of sysad. Mag 2 months pa lang ako dito, kaka 1 month ko lang sa work. I will pm you my mobile number.
    ACS 262113 / Arrived in Adelaide 19/02/12
    Employment started 19/03/2012
    Enjoying the land down under :)
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  • k_mavsk_mavs MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 4Member
    edited April 2012 Posts: 712
    Hay sana tlaga umabot ako sa qouta sa SS ng SA. Sayang talaga. Parang ang daming pinoy dito na nasa SA. :)
    “We can make our own plans, but the LORD gives the right answer.”
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  • sohcsohc SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 5Member
    Posts: 234
    @k_mavs
    moral obligation lang naman daw e, gamitin mo na lang ibang state pero dito ka punta hehe.

    1 month na ko sa work today, 11months to go para sa 1year full-time work na requirements then 1 year more living here in SA.
    ACS 262113 / Arrived in Adelaide 19/02/12
    Employment started 19/03/2012
    Enjoying the land down under :)
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  • k_mavsk_mavs MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 4Member
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    @sohc Sige sir i'll weigh my options once i get there.hehe. Mas gusto ko rin dyan para boung state regional. :D
    !1 months na work na lang sir. Kayang kaya na yan. :)
    “We can make our own plans, but the LORD gives the right answer.”
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  • baronannbaronann SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    tanong naman po sa mga nakakuha ng SS sa SA, how long did it take them to approve your application. Medyo kinakabahan kasi ako sa timeframe namin, last month kami nag-lodge application for skill assessment, sabi ng agent mga 60 days minimum daw bago makuha result from AIM, kung magkagayon by Mid May pa namin makukuha (the earliest) ang result... baka di kami umabot sa ng before July 2012.
    Nominated Occupation: Sales & Marketing Manager (AIM 131112- hubby) Skilled Australian Sponsored Visa(subclass 190)
    16/03/2012- lodged skill assessment (AIM); 08/05/2012- Skill Assessment- POSITIVE; 16/08/2012- IELTS 4 (L- 8 R-8 W- 7.0 S-7.5= OB-7.5); EOI Registration: 26/08/2012; SA SS Application: 29/08/2012; SA SS Approval: 29/11/2012; DIAC Invitation: 29/11/2012; Visa Lodgement: 27/12/2012; Immi Acknowledgement Application Received: 27/12/2012
    Case Officer Assigned: 01/02/2013 (GSM Team 33) Medicals Finalized: 24/02/2013 PCCs and Further Documents Sent: 06/03/2013 VISA GRANT: 13/03/2013 (All Glory and Honor to God!!!!)
    IED: September 2013
    Target Date of Permanent Move: January 2015

    "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
    "The will of God will not take you, to a place where His grace will not protect you"
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  • sohcsohc SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 5Member
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    @baronann range from 2 weeks to 1 month in my experience. Yung 176 SS ko kasi na approve within 2 weeks but ngexpire then I apply again but this time 475 na, took me 1month since madami na din ngsubmit during that time. Kakabukas lang kasi ulit ng SA nung ngapply ako ng 176.
    ACS 262113 / Arrived in Adelaide 19/02/12
    Employment started 19/03/2012
    Enjoying the land down under :)
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  • adelaide_boiadelaide_boi SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 6Member
    Posts: 72
    @sohc,

    pare thanks sau at sa misis mo sa pagpasyal mo sakin kahapon. Ganda ng auto na nabili mo ah, sana after 1 month ko magka-work magka auto na rin ako, IDOL !!!
    one hella' skilled visa grantee. Happily ended up as an ICT gov't employee where SKILLS Australia is just one desk away!
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  • tdytdy SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
    Posts: 19
    Hello! I am Tdy from La Union, Phil.

    I am planning to undergo a bridging program for nurses (probably first quarter next year) in William Light Institute (http://wli.sa.edu.au/welcome) at Pulteney Street.

    I am eyeing at Princeton Migration Services (http://www.princetonvisa.com/australia-immigration.html) to help me with the processing.

    I am kinda worried regarding accommodations while I am undergoing the course. I will be going to Australia alone and nobody might be there to assist me in finding for board and lodging services.

    Any suggestions? Anyone with experience with Princeton Migration and William Light Institute?

    Thanks.
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  • sohcsohc SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 5Member
    Posts: 234
    @adelaide_boy thanks din pre, patience lang and soon dadating din yan baka mas maganda pa hehe

    @tdy meron akong kakilala tatanungin ko siya nagbridging course din siya dito nagaral ng 3 months ngayon magsstart na sa work as nurse. Pero I dont think dumaan siya sa migration services. Sariling sikap lang sa process, basa basa sa DIAC or Internet.
    ACS 262113 / Arrived in Adelaide 19/02/12
    Employment started 19/03/2012
    Enjoying the land down under :)
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  • adelaide_boiadelaide_boi SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 6Member
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    @tdy

    about accommodation here in adelaide, dito ako nakatira currently sa backpacker, okay naman, mga european at korean ang kasama ko with working holiday. 15 AUD na lang ang bigay sakin per day kasi kasundo ko na ang may ari, bale 105 a week. Parang ayaw ko na ngang umalis dito kasi nakakapagluto ako ng maayos at kumpleto sila ng home appliances, tapos mabilis pa ang wi-fi, kung dito ka sa adelaide, matutulungan kita sa temporary accommodation, dito sa backpacker na tinitirhan ko. Very in demand dito ang nurses, sigurado after bridging course mo, hired ka kaagad.
    one hella' skilled visa grantee. Happily ended up as an ICT gov't employee where SKILLS Australia is just one desk away!
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  • SakenSaken North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    hi @tdy

    Sorry, out of topic. Just want to ask how much is the bridging course in SA? Is it 10K-11K AUD?

    Also, may I also ask if you have heard about Phil Management back there in the Philippines? Nagssponsor kasi sila ng nurses by giving loans to the nurses to take the bridging course here. I wonder if they are legit and how high is their success rate in having the nurses land a job.

    By the way, gusto ko sana malaman since my wife is a nurse and we are currently here in Sydney. Since masyado mahal yung bridging course, she is planning to get AIN certification (about 2K AUD for 6 months) instead. Saka na lang sya magprogress to RN after some experience and further certifications.

    Salamat
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  • baronannbaronann SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    @sohc thanks po sa info, medyo nabuhayan ako ng loob and pwede pa kami umabot
    Nominated Occupation: Sales & Marketing Manager (AIM 131112- hubby) Skilled Australian Sponsored Visa(subclass 190)
    16/03/2012- lodged skill assessment (AIM); 08/05/2012- Skill Assessment- POSITIVE; 16/08/2012- IELTS 4 (L- 8 R-8 W- 7.0 S-7.5= OB-7.5); EOI Registration: 26/08/2012; SA SS Application: 29/08/2012; SA SS Approval: 29/11/2012; DIAC Invitation: 29/11/2012; Visa Lodgement: 27/12/2012; Immi Acknowledgement Application Received: 27/12/2012
    Case Officer Assigned: 01/02/2013 (GSM Team 33) Medicals Finalized: 24/02/2013 PCCs and Further Documents Sent: 06/03/2013 VISA GRANT: 13/03/2013 (All Glory and Honor to God!!!!)
    IED: September 2013
    Target Date of Permanent Move: January 2015

    "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
    "The will of God will not take you, to a place where His grace will not protect you"
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