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multitaskingmultitasking North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 67Member
edited November 2012 in Other Info Bout OZ Posts: 543
Guys/Gals.. need your help.. i have a daugher (current: Gr 7, 13 yrs old) and son (current: Grade 2, 8 yrs old)... Assuming we have visa granted early next year.. our plan is for them to finish Grade 8 and Grade 3 up to 3rd Quarter or December next year.. get a recommendation from their current school na na finish na nila yung school year.. then mag enter sa Australia by Jan.. para pag start ng school Yr 9 na yung daughter ko and Yr 4 na yung son ko...

Question: Does this plan makes sense? or Australian education is looking more on the age of the kids and not what they've finished from their country of origin?

thanks...


May 2012 - Revalidated ACS Application (System Analyst)
9/1/2012 - Taken My 3rd IELTS Exam
9/14/2012 - Got IELTS results: L=8,R=8.5,W=7,S=7 .. :-) .. pag may tiyaga..may nilaga
9/15/2012 - Updated my EOI = 65 points (visa 190);60 (VISA 189)
10/10/2012 - Australia Federal Police Clearance Submitted Online
10/11/2012 - FBI Clearance Sent Through DHL
10/22/2012 - Received scan copy of AFP clearance from my friend in Melbourne
11/15/2012 - Received Invitation for 189 (about 2 months after 60 pts effectivity)
11/24/2012 - 189 VISA Lodged
11/29/2012 - DIAC Ack :-)
12/4/2012 - Received FBI clearance. Friend in US sent scanned copy
12/17/2012 - CO Assigned
04/17/2013 Visa 189 Granted.. Thank you Lord...
08/09/2013 - Flight to Sydney through PAL
08/10/2013 - Touchdown Sydney
08/12/2013 - Start of Job Hunt in Australia
08/26/2013 - First day of work... THANK YOU LORD...
07/16/2015 - Transferred to my second job/company
Pray, Hope AND Don't Worry - Padre Pio
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  • Pau92Pau92 MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    According sa nabasa ko at sa mga nagbigay ng advice, year level will be based on age. Meron kaming kakilala sa perth natapos ng grade 2 sa pinas pagdating nila ng Perth nasa Year 4 sya based on her age.

    Hope someone will testify :-)

    Cheers!
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  • multitaskingmultitasking North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 67Member
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    @Pau92 .. thanks dre.. do you know ano yung grade ng anak ko at the age of 14 and 8?
    thanks
    May 2012 - Revalidated ACS Application (System Analyst)
    9/1/2012 - Taken My 3rd IELTS Exam
    9/14/2012 - Got IELTS results: L=8,R=8.5,W=7,S=7 .. :-) .. pag may tiyaga..may nilaga
    9/15/2012 - Updated my EOI = 65 points (visa 190);60 (VISA 189)
    10/10/2012 - Australia Federal Police Clearance Submitted Online
    10/11/2012 - FBI Clearance Sent Through DHL
    10/22/2012 - Received scan copy of AFP clearance from my friend in Melbourne
    11/15/2012 - Received Invitation for 189 (about 2 months after 60 pts effectivity)
    11/24/2012 - 189 VISA Lodged
    11/29/2012 - DIAC Ack :-)
    12/4/2012 - Received FBI clearance. Friend in US sent scanned copy
    12/17/2012 - CO Assigned
    04/17/2013 Visa 189 Granted.. Thank you Lord...
    08/09/2013 - Flight to Sydney through PAL
    08/10/2013 - Touchdown Sydney
    08/12/2013 - Start of Job Hunt in Australia
    08/26/2013 - First day of work... THANK YOU LORD...
    07/16/2015 - Transferred to my second job/company
    Pray, Hope AND Don't Worry - Padre Pio
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  • li_i_renli_i_ren North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 24Member
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    pero behind naman yung education system here in pinas.. a 5 years old in australia can not read or write other than their name.

    if you are 5..automatic go to primary school.

    a 4 years old in pinas can read 3 letter words and know phonetically the sound of the alphabet. but because you are 4 even if you can read and write..you go to pre school even if you are better than the 5 years old.

    they only get "intensive" things when they are in high school or older.
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  • Pau92Pau92 MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    @Pau92 .. thanks dre.. do you know ano yung grade ng anak ko at the age of 14 and 8?
    thanks

    My son is also 8. im expecting na he will be year 3 by then. Hayaan mo i will let you know when we get there :)
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  • ivyasisivyasis MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    @multitasking yes, it is correct that year level in Oz is based on age. My daughter is 15yo and shes at level 10. So your 13yo will be on level 8 here, year 9 if she turned 14 yo by early next year. Good luck with your move. Please take note that public schools here normally asks to donation, amount varies. While private schools definitely requires school fees, some high end private schools charges $25K per annum!
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  • ivyasisivyasis MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    Also, school uniforms are bloody expensive here. Books, same. So I suggest to try to enquire from the school if they sell second hand uniforms and books. And try online sites like gumtree and second hand online textbook stores. Hope this helps!
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  • multitaskingmultitasking North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 67Member
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    @multitasking yes, it is correct that year level in Oz is based on age. My daughter is 15yo and shes at level 10. So your 13yo will be on level 8 here, year 9 if she turned 14 yo by early next year. Good luck with your move. Please take note that public schools here normally asks to donation, amount varies. While private schools definitely requires school fees, some high end private schools charges $25K per annum!
    thanks thanks..

    May 2012 - Revalidated ACS Application (System Analyst)
    9/1/2012 - Taken My 3rd IELTS Exam
    9/14/2012 - Got IELTS results: L=8,R=8.5,W=7,S=7 .. :-) .. pag may tiyaga..may nilaga
    9/15/2012 - Updated my EOI = 65 points (visa 190);60 (VISA 189)
    10/10/2012 - Australia Federal Police Clearance Submitted Online
    10/11/2012 - FBI Clearance Sent Through DHL
    10/22/2012 - Received scan copy of AFP clearance from my friend in Melbourne
    11/15/2012 - Received Invitation for 189 (about 2 months after 60 pts effectivity)
    11/24/2012 - 189 VISA Lodged
    11/29/2012 - DIAC Ack :-)
    12/4/2012 - Received FBI clearance. Friend in US sent scanned copy
    12/17/2012 - CO Assigned
    04/17/2013 Visa 189 Granted.. Thank you Lord...
    08/09/2013 - Flight to Sydney through PAL
    08/10/2013 - Touchdown Sydney
    08/12/2013 - Start of Job Hunt in Australia
    08/26/2013 - First day of work... THANK YOU LORD...
    07/16/2015 - Transferred to my second job/company
    Pray, Hope AND Don't Worry - Padre Pio
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  • cind3r3llacind3r3lla Perth, WATotal Reaction Points: 10Member
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    hi.. follow-up question ko lang.. kapag between Sept/Oct ang dating namin dyan, makakapasok pa rin kaya ang anak ko sa state school? if yes, anong year ang 6 yr old?

    thanks!
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  • StickyNoteStickyNote BundooraTotal Reaction Points: 11Member
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    nagsend kami via email ng Expression of Interest sa principal ng isang Catholic School sa Victoria. Nagreply naman kaagad. In-attach din namin yung Baptism Certificate ng anak ko. Inform daw niya kami later kung ano pa ang other requirements. Inaasikaso na namin para ok na pagdating namin dun.
    Wife is the primary visa applicant.
    Primary School Teacher : 241211

    Dec 2007 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    May 2008 - Positive Skills Assessment
    22 June 2008 - Lodged Visa 175
    04 Jan 2013 - CO allocated (Team 6), CO requested for PCC,
    Medicals, copies of new passport
    16 Jan 2013 - Medicals done at St. Luke's
    22 Jan 2013 - Medical referred to MOC
    19 Feb 2013 - Assigned to new CO (Team 7)
    13 Apr 2013 - Medical finalised
    15 Apr 2013 - Visa Grant!!!
    07 Dec 2013 - IELTS Academic L=8.5 R=8.5 W=8.0 S=8.5 OBS=8.5
    28 Dec 2013 - Flight to Melbourne

    “Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it.”
    ― Harvey MacKay




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  • multitaskingmultitasking North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 67Member
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    HI .. my family will be here in Sydney by this month (this is on the assumption na makakakuha ako ng bahay agad)...yung panganay ko Year 8 sa Pinas.. we are trying na mahabol sya sa Year 8 dito sa fourth term.. kaso pag di umabot.. next year na namin papapasukin... di pa nafinalized kung Year 9 na sya next year.. kakausapin pa namin yung principal.. pero based sa mga nakausap ko.. parang alang problem naman na di nila natapos yung current year level sa Pinas..

    May 2012 - Revalidated ACS Application (System Analyst)
    9/1/2012 - Taken My 3rd IELTS Exam
    9/14/2012 - Got IELTS results: L=8,R=8.5,W=7,S=7 .. :-) .. pag may tiyaga..may nilaga
    9/15/2012 - Updated my EOI = 65 points (visa 190);60 (VISA 189)
    10/10/2012 - Australia Federal Police Clearance Submitted Online
    10/11/2012 - FBI Clearance Sent Through DHL
    10/22/2012 - Received scan copy of AFP clearance from my friend in Melbourne
    11/15/2012 - Received Invitation for 189 (about 2 months after 60 pts effectivity)
    11/24/2012 - 189 VISA Lodged
    11/29/2012 - DIAC Ack :-)
    12/4/2012 - Received FBI clearance. Friend in US sent scanned copy
    12/17/2012 - CO Assigned
    04/17/2013 Visa 189 Granted.. Thank you Lord...
    08/09/2013 - Flight to Sydney through PAL
    08/10/2013 - Touchdown Sydney
    08/12/2013 - Start of Job Hunt in Australia
    08/26/2013 - First day of work... THANK YOU LORD...
    07/16/2015 - Transferred to my second job/company
    Pray, Hope AND Don't Worry - Padre Pio
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  • StickyNoteStickyNote BundooraTotal Reaction Points: 11Member
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    we received an email from the Catholic school in Victoria that my daughter's application for enrollment for Grade 5 for 2014 school year has been accepted pending presentation of original documents as follows: Birth Certificate, Passport and Visa. So, almost done na. we were just wondering why there was no mention of presenting any school records from our daughter's school here in the Philippines? Talaga po bang ganun, hindi na required magpresent ng grades? gusto lang po namin makakuha ng feedback sa mga may experience na sa school enrollment bago mag-inquire sa principal. thanks!
    Wife is the primary visa applicant.
    Primary School Teacher : 241211

    Dec 2007 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    May 2008 - Positive Skills Assessment
    22 June 2008 - Lodged Visa 175
    04 Jan 2013 - CO allocated (Team 6), CO requested for PCC,
    Medicals, copies of new passport
    16 Jan 2013 - Medicals done at St. Luke's
    22 Jan 2013 - Medical referred to MOC
    19 Feb 2013 - Assigned to new CO (Team 7)
    13 Apr 2013 - Medical finalised
    15 Apr 2013 - Visa Grant!!!
    07 Dec 2013 - IELTS Academic L=8.5 R=8.5 W=8.0 S=8.5 OBS=8.5
    28 Dec 2013 - Flight to Melbourne

    “Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it.”
    ― Harvey MacKay




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  • nfrondanfronda PerthTotal Reaction Points: 30Member
    edited October 2013 Posts: 816
    @StickyNote..Yes, natural lg po un, hindi na talaga nla hinahanap un.. Birth certificate, passport and visa grant letter lg ang kailangan nla. But for my 2 younger brothers, nagbigay kami ng certificate of english as medium of certification from their school from pinas pra malaman ng principal na nkakaintindi at nkakapagsalita cla ng english kahit paanu.
    06-01-11: Arrived Australia (457 visa dependent on my dad)
    28-05-12: Lodged RSMS 857 visa (seperate from my dad already)
    28-06-12: Done Medical check
    30-10-12: Submit AFP check
    07-11-12: Went home on a bridging visa B for holiday and wedding..:)
    12-01-13: CO allocated and nomination approved
    18-01-13: CO asked documents of my husband to be included on my application as migrating dependent..Thank u LORD!
    15-02-13: Husband completed all requirements (police check, medical, english requirements and joint statement)
    15-02-13: CO issued pre-grant letter instructing hubby to apply tourist visa to enter Australia in order our 857 visa to be granted.
    27-02-13: Hubby applied Subclass 676 tourist visa.
    06-03-13: Hubby's tourist visa approved.
    16-03-13: Hubby arrived Australia.
    18-03-13: Our RSMS 857 visa granted.. (nothing to ask more)
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  • Newleaf2014Newleaf2014 AdelaideTotal Reaction Points: 8Member
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    @StickyNote - By how much and difference ng tuition sa Catholic school versus public school? What made you decide to choose the former for your kids?
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    August 2013 - initial contact with Aus Bright Educ (agent in Pasig)
    Oct 2013 - Applications to Murdoch, Notre Dame
    9 Nov - IELTS Academic
    19 Nov - Applied to Curtin
    31 Dec - Notre Dame required IELTS 7 in four categories
    20 Jan 2014 - Received 1st offer letter from Curtin
    2 March 2014 - deferred offer from Curtin U to August 2014
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    28 June 2014 - NHSI medical exam; results uploaded 3 July
    28 July 2014 - Notice of medicals referred
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    23 Oct - Visa grant!!!

    "Positive thinking is expecting, talking, believing, and visualizing what you want to achieve. It is seeing what you want, as an accomplished fact."
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  • StickyNoteStickyNote BundooraTotal Reaction Points: 11Member
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    @nfronda thanks for the info! ganun pala talaga.
    Wife is the primary visa applicant.
    Primary School Teacher : 241211

    Dec 2007 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    May 2008 - Positive Skills Assessment
    22 June 2008 - Lodged Visa 175
    04 Jan 2013 - CO allocated (Team 6), CO requested for PCC,
    Medicals, copies of new passport
    16 Jan 2013 - Medicals done at St. Luke's
    22 Jan 2013 - Medical referred to MOC
    19 Feb 2013 - Assigned to new CO (Team 7)
    13 Apr 2013 - Medical finalised
    15 Apr 2013 - Visa Grant!!!
    07 Dec 2013 - IELTS Academic L=8.5 R=8.5 W=8.0 S=8.5 OBS=8.5
    28 Dec 2013 - Flight to Melbourne

    “Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it.”
    ― Harvey MacKay




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  • StickyNoteStickyNote BundooraTotal Reaction Points: 11Member
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    @Newleaf2014 around AUD1,500 ang fee sa Catholic school na papasukan ng daughter ko. Wala po ako idea kung magkano sa public school kaya di ko po ma-compare. we chose to enroll her sa Catholic school na yun kasi dun nag-aaral ang cousin nya since pre-school. Para kahit paano may kasama siya dahil Grade 5 din ang cousin nya sa 2014 school year. At saka kaya na din namin siguro ang AUD1500 na fee. Sana nga kayanin namin.
    Wife is the primary visa applicant.
    Primary School Teacher : 241211

    Dec 2007 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    May 2008 - Positive Skills Assessment
    22 June 2008 - Lodged Visa 175
    04 Jan 2013 - CO allocated (Team 6), CO requested for PCC,
    Medicals, copies of new passport
    16 Jan 2013 - Medicals done at St. Luke's
    22 Jan 2013 - Medical referred to MOC
    19 Feb 2013 - Assigned to new CO (Team 7)
    13 Apr 2013 - Medical finalised
    15 Apr 2013 - Visa Grant!!!
    07 Dec 2013 - IELTS Academic L=8.5 R=8.5 W=8.0 S=8.5 OBS=8.5
    28 Dec 2013 - Flight to Melbourne

    “Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it.”
    ― Harvey MacKay




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  • JCsantosJCsantos SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 155Member, Moderator
    edited October 2013 Posts: 1,416
    @StickyNote - By how much and difference ng tuition sa Catholic school versus public school? What made you decide to choose the former for your kids?
    Depends on how much the School charges 2k$ ++ yata yung last na school nung anak ko ( Catholic school ) from what I have heard libre ang public school .... costly lang sa uniform

    Para sa amin we dont mind the cost , we are after the values that are taught in Catholic school ...

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  • multitaskingmultitasking North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 67Member
    Posts: 543
    this is one of the major decision we made when we arrived.. Catholic or Public... we ended na sa Public pinasok yung kids ko.... naghanap na lang kami ng public school na maganda ang ranking.... so far ok naman.. both of them galing Catholic school sa Pinas... isa sa mga concerns namin dati ay yung mga bullies.. so far.. ok naman.. super enjoy ang mga anak ko..... di na namin gaano naging concerns yung environment.. kasi tingin naman namin.... ok na naman sila.. ok na yung foundation nila.. binubusog na lang namin sa reminders...
    May 2012 - Revalidated ACS Application (System Analyst)
    9/1/2012 - Taken My 3rd IELTS Exam
    9/14/2012 - Got IELTS results: L=8,R=8.5,W=7,S=7 .. :-) .. pag may tiyaga..may nilaga
    9/15/2012 - Updated my EOI = 65 points (visa 190);60 (VISA 189)
    10/10/2012 - Australia Federal Police Clearance Submitted Online
    10/11/2012 - FBI Clearance Sent Through DHL
    10/22/2012 - Received scan copy of AFP clearance from my friend in Melbourne
    11/15/2012 - Received Invitation for 189 (about 2 months after 60 pts effectivity)
    11/24/2012 - 189 VISA Lodged
    11/29/2012 - DIAC Ack :-)
    12/4/2012 - Received FBI clearance. Friend in US sent scanned copy
    12/17/2012 - CO Assigned
    04/17/2013 Visa 189 Granted.. Thank you Lord...
    08/09/2013 - Flight to Sydney through PAL
    08/10/2013 - Touchdown Sydney
    08/12/2013 - Start of Job Hunt in Australia
    08/26/2013 - First day of work... THANK YOU LORD...
    07/16/2015 - Transferred to my second job/company
    Pray, Hope AND Don't Worry - Padre Pio
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  • StickyNoteStickyNote BundooraTotal Reaction Points: 11Member
    edited October 2013 Posts: 159



    @multitasking kung ok lang po, how much po ang fees sa public school ng kids nyo?
    Wife is the primary visa applicant.
    Primary School Teacher : 241211

    Dec 2007 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    May 2008 - Positive Skills Assessment
    22 June 2008 - Lodged Visa 175
    04 Jan 2013 - CO allocated (Team 6), CO requested for PCC,
    Medicals, copies of new passport
    16 Jan 2013 - Medicals done at St. Luke's
    22 Jan 2013 - Medical referred to MOC
    19 Feb 2013 - Assigned to new CO (Team 7)
    13 Apr 2013 - Medical finalised
    15 Apr 2013 - Visa Grant!!!
    07 Dec 2013 - IELTS Academic L=8.5 R=8.5 W=8.0 S=8.5 OBS=8.5
    28 Dec 2013 - Flight to Melbourne

    “Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it.”
    ― Harvey MacKay




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  • multitaskingmultitasking North RydeTotal Reaction Points: 67Member
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    @multitasking kung ok lang po, how much po ang fees sa public school ng kids nyo?
    mga 500 per year bawat anak ko.. ngayon lang kasi sila pumasok Term 4 so malamang ang babayaran ko ay 25% lang ng annual....maganda din naman kasi ang quality ng public dito basta nasa 90 and above ang ranking..
    May 2012 - Revalidated ACS Application (System Analyst)
    9/1/2012 - Taken My 3rd IELTS Exam
    9/14/2012 - Got IELTS results: L=8,R=8.5,W=7,S=7 .. :-) .. pag may tiyaga..may nilaga
    9/15/2012 - Updated my EOI = 65 points (visa 190);60 (VISA 189)
    10/10/2012 - Australia Federal Police Clearance Submitted Online
    10/11/2012 - FBI Clearance Sent Through DHL
    10/22/2012 - Received scan copy of AFP clearance from my friend in Melbourne
    11/15/2012 - Received Invitation for 189 (about 2 months after 60 pts effectivity)
    11/24/2012 - 189 VISA Lodged
    11/29/2012 - DIAC Ack :-)
    12/4/2012 - Received FBI clearance. Friend in US sent scanned copy
    12/17/2012 - CO Assigned
    04/17/2013 Visa 189 Granted.. Thank you Lord...
    08/09/2013 - Flight to Sydney through PAL
    08/10/2013 - Touchdown Sydney
    08/12/2013 - Start of Job Hunt in Australia
    08/26/2013 - First day of work... THANK YOU LORD...
    07/16/2015 - Transferred to my second job/company
    Pray, Hope AND Don't Worry - Padre Pio
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  • StickyNoteStickyNote BundooraTotal Reaction Points: 11Member
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    @multitasking thanks for the info.
    Wife is the primary visa applicant.
    Primary School Teacher : 241211

    Dec 2007 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    May 2008 - Positive Skills Assessment
    22 June 2008 - Lodged Visa 175
    04 Jan 2013 - CO allocated (Team 6), CO requested for PCC,
    Medicals, copies of new passport
    16 Jan 2013 - Medicals done at St. Luke's
    22 Jan 2013 - Medical referred to MOC
    19 Feb 2013 - Assigned to new CO (Team 7)
    13 Apr 2013 - Medical finalised
    15 Apr 2013 - Visa Grant!!!
    07 Dec 2013 - IELTS Academic L=8.5 R=8.5 W=8.0 S=8.5 OBS=8.5
    28 Dec 2013 - Flight to Melbourne

    “Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forget about those who don’t. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a chance, take it. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would most likely be worth it.”
    ― Harvey MacKay




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