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  • sheepsheep SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
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    yes..thanks very much,yung oct yon pong initial entry na nasa visa ko po....
    "god thank you for everything!!!!!1


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  • tootzkietootzkie SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
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    sheep,

    sa pagkakaalam ko, magpapa-register ka lng yata online sa sponsoring state, para makasama ka sa survey.

    kelangan pa bang inform ang diac ?

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  • chiffonscarfchiffonscarf DubaiTotal Reaction Points: 4Member
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    Things to do First

    Below is a list of 7 important things that you should do as soon as possible after arriving in Australia.

    1. Apply for a Tax File Number (TFN)

    Do this first. To receive an income in Australia, you need a Tax File Number (TFN).

    2. Register with Medicare

    The Australian Government provides help with basic medical expenses through a scheme called Medicare.

    3. Open a bank account

    In Australia, most income including salary or wages and government benefits are paid directly into a bank account.

    4. Register with Centrelink

    Centrelink is a government agency which delivers a range of services to the community.

    Check first your eligibility link: http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/forms/claim_index.htm

    5. Register for English Classes

    Communicating in English is very important and the key to your successful settlement.

    Eligibility:

    You may be able to learn English with the AMEP if you hold a permanent visa, have little or no English, and:

    are an adult (18 years or older)
    are under 18 years of age and are not attending school. These clients may be eligible within their first 12 months of arrival to Australia)
    Access to the AMEP is extended to some temporary visa holders as specified in the legislative instrument for 'English Courses for Holders of Certain Temporary Visas'.

    You can study English with the AMEP for up to 510 hours or until you reach functional English, whichever comes first.

    You should register for classes within six months of the date your visa commences and start classes within one year. You will have five years to complete classes. These timeframes may be extended in particular circumstances.


    6. Enrol Your Children in School

    Under Australian law, children must attend school until they are 15 years old.

    7. Apply for a Driver's Licence

    Information on gaining a driver's licence.


    heres the link:

    http://www.immi.gov.au/living-in-australia/settle-in-australia/to-do-first/

    This is so great an information! Thanks a ton for posting :) Just a follow-up Q pls.. Is is true that one of the most expensive countries to live is Australia? Please focus on housing/room rentals and food..Thanks again!

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  • iRemitAustraliaiRemitAustralia MandaluyongTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    Cool..Thanks for the information!
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  • EmonEmon AdelaideTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    hi, pwede po ba mag open ng bank account kahit wala sa australia? anong bank po maganda mag open?
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  • aldousnowaldousnow SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 14Member
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    @Emon parang hindi pwede. kasi kelangan mo magpresent ng valid ID or passport e. tapos may pirma pa kelangan..

    ayun isang nakita ko drawback dito sa Australia.. mga banks dito may automatic kaltas every month. Dun sila kumikita.. halimbawa every month may fee sila sayo na $5. Unlike sa Pinas basta pasok sa minimum required balance.. hindi ka babawasan.
    Skilled – Family Sponsored (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 176)
    Nominated Occupation : Developer Programmer (261312)
    02/28/2011 - ACS Finalized the Case (261312, PIM3, Group A)
    03/07/2011 - IELTS Result Received L- 6.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.0, Overall Band Score-6.5 (BC)
    03/13/2011 - Lodged Visa Application (Online)
    11/09/2011 - CO Allocation
    12/02/2011 - Medicals Finalised
    12/02/2011 - FINISH LINE!! (Visa Grant)
    03/23/2012 - My first day @Melbourne
    04/14/2012 - Started looking for a .Net Developer job
    06/04/2012 - And finally got one! :)
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  • sohcsohc SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 5Member
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    @aldoussnow
    bro meron yung walang monthly fee like my NAB Classic VISA card. Debit & Credit card na din siya. Pero I heard na meron din walang monthly fee sa Westpac.

    I just got home after inspecting 6 houses! Yung iba wala halos tumingin, yung iba madami lalo na pag medyo maganda. Hopefully makuha ko yung nagustuhan ko na place. 10 minutes drive lang kasi from work unlike sa nirerent ko ngayon na 40min to 1hr.
    ACS 262113 / Arrived in Adelaide 19/02/12
    Employment started 19/03/2012
    Enjoying the land down under :)
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  • aldousnowaldousnow SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 14Member
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    @sohc. ako.. okay. that's good to know.
    Skilled – Family Sponsored (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 176)
    Nominated Occupation : Developer Programmer (261312)
    02/28/2011 - ACS Finalized the Case (261312, PIM3, Group A)
    03/07/2011 - IELTS Result Received L- 6.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.0, Overall Band Score-6.5 (BC)
    03/13/2011 - Lodged Visa Application (Online)
    11/09/2011 - CO Allocation
    12/02/2011 - Medicals Finalised
    12/02/2011 - FINISH LINE!! (Visa Grant)
    03/23/2012 - My first day @Melbourne
    04/14/2012 - Started looking for a .Net Developer job
    06/04/2012 - And finally got one! :)
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  • EmonEmon AdelaideTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    @aldousnow - ok ba yung National Bank of Australia? sabi kasi ng agent namin meron daw dito sa singapore nun and pwede kami mag open. sabi sa website ng NAB may kakaltas sila na tax para sa interest eto kaya yung $5 na kaltas na sinasabi mo?
    mrkanncpa
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  • TotoyOZresidentTotoyOZresident Total Reaction Points: 141Member, Moderator
    edited April 2012 Posts: 1,330
    @aldousnow - ok ba yung National Bank of Australia? sabi kasi ng agent namin meron daw dito sa singapore nun and pwede kami mag open. sabi sa website ng NAB may kakaltas sila na tax para sa interest eto kaya yung $5 na kaltas na sinasabi mo?
    i advise you na dito kayo mag open... dito din naman kayo mag iistay at di singapore. kung nagka problema sa transaction sa singapore din kayo makikipagugnayan kung nag open kayo dyan. di naman mahirap mag open account dito di naman mandatory na mag deposit kayo agad basta may trabaho kayo yun na ang guarantee na makapag open account kayo.

    goodluck

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  • EmonEmon AdelaideTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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  • sohcsohc SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 5Member
    Posts: 234
    you can do it online before moving to Australia. See this link
    ACS 262113 / Arrived in Adelaide 19/02/12
    Employment started 19/03/2012
    Enjoying the land down under :)
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  • raycelraycel MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
    Posts: 21
    Reply to @sheep: Hi Sheep, Im on a 475 visa too,Western australia and would be leaving for australia this August for Mandurah or Bunbury.

    Just like to ask, what did you do first when you arrive in Australia? Do we need to pass by Centrelink and medicare? Are we entitled to medicare or any other benefits so that we would know if still need to register with Centrelink or Medicare?

    Can you please share your experience there, did you go through a job recruitment agency or kaw lng nag apply ? Do employers do really require local(australia) work experience? Its odd naman kc if they require it from new migrants but i heard they do but not sure if you have experience the same too?

    Thanks in advance. Raycel
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  • bonzibonzi MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    @aldousnow - ok ba yung National Bank of Australia? sabi kasi ng agent namin meron daw dito sa singapore nun and pwede kami mag open. sabi sa website ng NAB may kakaltas sila na tax para sa interest eto kaya yung $5 na kaltas na sinasabi mo?
    hi.
    yung kaltas na tax ay tax sa interest na kinita ng pera mo sa bank . iba pa yung $5 na account fee.
    nab ang gamit ko, kasi wala syang fees. ok naman so far.
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  • chaisanchaisan SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
    Posts: 79
    hello po... gusto ko lang i-share tong email correspondence with City East Community College in Sydney..

    Dear C,

    Thank you for your enquiry. Unfortunately, the Skilled Migrant Mentoring Program no longer runs. We do however, offer several other employment courses, such as the Skillmax job seeker course, English for Employment and Pathways to Employment.

    Skillmax is a job seeker course for migrants with an English level of IELTS 6.5+. The course usually runs over weeks, on 3 to 4 days, and covers everything from job seeking techniques, to writing a resume and cover letter, as well as networking etc. The City East Community College does try to connect most participants to a professional mentor, someone from the same professional background who can meet with the migrant and can explain to them more about their specific profession.

    The English for Employment course is very similar, does run over 10 weeks though and has as a requirement that students have an IELTS of 5.5+.

    The Employment Pathways course runs over 6 weeks and covers a 2 week work experience placement at the end.

    All these courses are government funded and hence free of charge for eligible migrants.

    Please note that, because the Skilled Migrant Mentoring Program no longer exists, we only check this email occasionally. You can better reach us under [email protected]

    Our next Employment Pathways course starts 16th of July.
    The next Skillmax course will probably commence 20th of August, and English for Employment on 15th of October.

    If you wish t enrol in one of these courses, please send your current resume, overseas qualification, as well as a copy of your passport and visa to [email protected]

    Kind regards,

    04/15/12 - Application lodged
    05/24/12 - Processed further
    06/06/12 - Email received from CO
    06/07/12 - Processed PCC1 and PCC2
    06/10/12 - Medical exam
    06/14/12 - PCC1 and Form 80 uploaded
    06/20/12 - PCC2 uploaded
    06/21/12 - Medicals finalized
    06/26/12 - Visa Grant
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  • raycelraycel MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
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    @chaisan-will this be free of charge for eligible migrants whether permanent resident or temp resident visa?
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  • chaisanchaisan SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
    Posts: 79
    PR po
    04/15/12 - Application lodged
    05/24/12 - Processed further
    06/06/12 - Email received from CO
    06/07/12 - Processed PCC1 and PCC2
    06/10/12 - Medical exam
    06/14/12 - PCC1 and Form 80 uploaded
    06/20/12 - PCC2 uploaded
    06/21/12 - Medicals finalized
    06/26/12 - Visa Grant
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  • icebreaker1928icebreaker1928 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 40Member
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    Reply to @chaisan: pwede ba kahit nasa Pinas pa?
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  • chaisanchaisan SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
    Posts: 79
    nag email na ko kasi maghahanap pa ata sila ng mentor na kapareho ng industry ko. ito rin try mo http://www.skillmax.com.au/Enrol/ online ata yan.
    04/15/12 - Application lodged
    05/24/12 - Processed further
    06/06/12 - Email received from CO
    06/07/12 - Processed PCC1 and PCC2
    06/10/12 - Medical exam
    06/14/12 - PCC1 and Form 80 uploaded
    06/20/12 - PCC2 uploaded
    06/21/12 - Medicals finalized
    06/26/12 - Visa Grant
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  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon CityTotal Reaction Points: 25Member, Moderator
    Posts: 2,616
    @chaisan very interesting email you have there hehe....puwede po ba kaya ang Graduate Visa sa opening na yan? :)



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