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[For Residents of OZ] Suggest A New Feature

AdminAdmin SingaporePosts: 1,429Administrator
Para sa mga nasa OZ na old and New, Anu sa tingin nyo pwede natin implement na application or section sa PinoyAU.info para maging useful sa daily activity nyo dyan? News Section? Blog feature? Buy and Sell application for pinoys sa OZ?

2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
2019-03: PTE Exam (no preparation) - L59,R75,S62,W64
2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
2019-11: PTE Mock - L78,R83,S81,W79
2019-11: PTE Exam- L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
2019-12: PTE tentative re-booking date. - (didn't push through)
2020-02: PTE Exam- L79,R79,S86,W76 (grr lack 3pts on Writing)

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  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
    Posts: 1,549Member, Moderator
    Joined: Oct 31, 2012
    edited January 2014
    Nice thread for further enhancements of this site. Wala pa ako sa OZ pero share ko lang. I'm also member of other pinoy migration forums particularly lbautista.proboards (canada), pinoysg (singapore), pinoykiwi (nz), this forum (australia) and sometimes sa pex.

    Mga favorite kong sections are:

    Sa Lbautista forum

    "Taste of canada" mga photos sa Canada/ beautiful scenaries segregated in to different states (bc, alberta, etc). Gusto ko tong section na to kasi makikita mo talaga ung magagandang lugar sa bansa/ states na un. Nakaka-engganyo and iba kasi yung galing sa members na kilala mo compared sa nsa youtube lang or google image.

    "EB's and Get Together" organised per year. includes pictures din ng attendees and activities.

    "Other side of the Coin". Nandito ung bad sides ng bansa or ano ba dapat i-expect (i.e. racism, hardships in work/ money/ etc, crimes, culture differences, bullying, panget na ugali na nakukuha ng anak sa kultura ng bansa, problema sa tsismosang kapitbahay, etc). Syempre no country is perfect so nandito ung balancing side para sa mga nagbabalak palang magmigrate. Malaking bagay ung personal experiences ng mga datihan na.

    "Landed successfully: mission accomplished" section for success stories ng mga bago at datihan nang migrants. including hardships and perserverance. Pansin ko lang kasi sa Canada thread sandamakmak ang hardships ng mga bago plang, then mostly dumadaan sa depressions/ confusions sa decisions nila, then eventually acceptance then happiness. Mga ganun klasi ng stories, dito sa forum meron man pero bihira or baka ganun talaga kahirap dun. Kakatuwa magbasa, kasi pati ultimo songs na napapakinggan nila (i.e. the journey ni lea salonga) nairerelate nila sa pinagdadaan nila, iniwang magandang buhay/ trabaho sa pinas or something. Siguro pwede din dito mga blogs section.

    "buy and sell" section, lalo na sa mga bagong dating. mga furnitures, gadgets, etc.

    Sa Pinoy SG

    "Kwentong Atin" - Anything goes. Kahit anong kwento, kulitan, moving to another countries, opinions, etc.

    "Legal Information" - di ko naman to favorite pero meron section sa mga gusto humingi ng advise sa scammers, attys, etc. i dunno if useful.

    "Investments" - section na dedicated talaga sa mga mahilig sa investments (properties in oz, ph or other places, stocks, etc)

    "Loose talk, chat and off-topic" - blockbuster thread sa pinoysg. madalas ng mga luma or datihan na tambay dito pati bago. Kahit anong kalokohan or maisip nilalagay dito.

    "Filipino Group/ Communities" - dedicated section/ tambayan sa mga various groups. maybe ung mga pinoy sydnysiders, melbournians, basketball club, accountants, engineers, it pips, etc. pwede dito. Yung iba gusto nila may sarili silang tambayan. lalo na pag marami na forumers ang pinoyau. Sa pinoysg meron kaming dedicated dati na section yung PinoyDotaSg.

    "Other Hobbies and Interest" - cooking section, travel adventure (including temp visa application sa ibang bansa), health and fitness, music instruments, painting, camera club, etc

    "Affairs of the Hearth" - para sa mga may tanong sa usaping pagibig at puso hehehe

    Ano pa ba, yan lang muna. hehe

    ANZSCO 221214 - Internal Auditor
    19 Jan 13 - Academic IELTS Results - passed
    12 July 13 - Vetassess Assessment + Point Test Advice: Positive
    03 Nov 13 - Invitation Accepted 70 points
    19 Dec 13 - Lodged Visa 189
    07 Feb 14 - Visa Granted
    04 Aug 14 - Initial Entry Date requirement
    26 July 14 - Actual IED to Melbourne
    May 2015 - Big Move
    June 2015 - Got a permanent role in Melbourne
    Apr 2016 - Got a contract consultancy role in Melbourne
    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

    "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed" - Ansel Adams

  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot Osaka
    Posts: 4,336Member
    Joined: Feb 24, 2011
    Nice idea @admin...

    Pansin ko lang kasi konti lang ang mga tao who stay in the forum after getting their visa; hopefully putting up these will make the forum more active even after they have landed here in Oz.

    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!

  • multitaskingmultitasking North Ryde
    Posts: 544Member
    Joined: Oct 02, 2012
    Pwede bang location map ng mga member ng forum.. this will be helpful to identify kung sinong tiga rito na parehong location or suburb...ex. Map ng NSW.. then may pin yung location mga member.. :D

    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

  • TasBurrfootTasBurrfoot Osaka
    Posts: 4,336Member
    Joined: Feb 24, 2011
    Pwede bang location map ng mga member ng forum.. this will be helpful to identify kung sinong tiga rito na parehong location or suburb...ex. Map ng NSW.. then may pin yung location mga member.. :D
    mahirap ata ito... this is private information you are talking about.

    Primary Applicant: Wife
    Accountant (General): 221111

    04 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module)
    07 Aug 2012 - IELTS (Academic Module) Speaking Part
    17 Aug 2012 - IELTS Results (L: 8.5 R: 8.5 W: 7.0 S: 7.5 OBS: 8.0)
    24 Aug 2012 - CPAA Submitted (docs mailed same day via SG EMS)
    25 Sep 2012 - Received +Skills Assessment from CPAA
    25 Sep 2012 - Lodged EOI Application with 70pts
    30 Sep 2012 - Invited by DIAC to apply for 189 Visa
    01 Oct 2012 - Submitted 189 Visa Application
    20 Oct 2012 - Medical Examinations
    23 Oct 2012 - CO Assigned; Team 7 - SA
    05 Nov 2012 - Submitted SG PCC and NBI Clearance
    06 Nov 2012 - Visa Granted (IED: 23/10/2013)
    03 Apr 2013 - Flight to MEL
    03 Jun 2013 - started work
    12 Jun 2013 - wife started work
    15 Jun 2016 - applied for citizenship
    29 Jul 2016 - citizenship examination
    20 Oct 2016 - Aussie, Aussie, Aussie Oi Oi Oi!!

  • multitaskingmultitasking North Ryde
    Posts: 544Member
    Joined: Oct 02, 2012
    i'm thinking kahit na di exact location.. kahit na suburb lang..
    pero if you guys think na it will create an issue.... forget my suggestion na lang.. :D

    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

  • AdminAdmin Singapore
    Posts: 1,429Administrator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    @TasBurrfoot Yeah napansin ko rin d na bumabalik pag nasa OZ na. iilan lang ang matyaga bamabalik para sumilip ng site like kayo ni la boss JC at KST. Maybe because most topic is related to migration? will try to add more fun stuffs for the OZ residents

    @vhoythoy nice ideas! will see how to implement those. ung mga mabibilis implement natin asap. Thanks for the suggestions.

    @multitasking naisip ko rin yan before, but like TasBurrfoot, baka mag karon ng privacy issue. but good idea, thanks sa suggestion i appreciate the effort.

    2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
    2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
    2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
    2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
    2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
    2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
    2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
    2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
    2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
    2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
    2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
    2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
    2019-03: PTE Exam (no preparation) - L59,R75,S62,W64
    2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
    2019-11: PTE Mock - L78,R83,S81,W79
    2019-11: PTE Exam- L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
    2019-12: PTE tentative re-booking date. - (didn't push through)
    2020-02: PTE Exam- L79,R79,S86,W76 (grr lack 3pts on Writing)

  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
    Posts: 1,549Member, Moderator
    Joined: Oct 31, 2012
    edited January 2014
    Yep most likely. Kasi ako kahit wala na sa isip ko talaga masyado singapore, canada or new zealand nalilibang parin ako magbrowse sa mga ibang forums na yan pero ang sections na binabasa ko is hindi na about migration processing kundi yung mga nabanggit ko sa taas. Yung iba cguro after makatapos kadalasan nagiging busy na sa work/ life and tinatamad na din sumagot sa mga tanong ng newbies. Kaya maganda may mga sections na kakaiba. We can try similar sections as above then maybe add something unique in the future. Sabi nga ng boss ko, dont reinvent the wheel. We can learn from those existing successful forums.

    ANZSCO 221214 - Internal Auditor
    19 Jan 13 - Academic IELTS Results - passed
    12 July 13 - Vetassess Assessment + Point Test Advice: Positive
    03 Nov 13 - Invitation Accepted 70 points
    19 Dec 13 - Lodged Visa 189
    07 Feb 14 - Visa Granted
    04 Aug 14 - Initial Entry Date requirement
    26 July 14 - Actual IED to Melbourne
    May 2015 - Big Move
    June 2015 - Got a permanent role in Melbourne
    Apr 2016 - Got a contract consultancy role in Melbourne
    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

    "A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed" - Ansel Adams

  • cchamylcchamyl Brisbane
    Posts: 738Member
    Joined: Aug 07, 2012
    hello @Admin

    for me, the next information i needed after visa grant are accommodation and job opportunities. if meron cguro way na ma-streamline naten yung needs ng mga members, i think they would be more active... like for me, i visit less than before kac wala naman ako mahanap na mga members maxado na same field ko who can help me network and gain possible job opportunities...

    for those who are already in OZ naman, cguro magiging active cla if meron na groups for certain activities na pinagkakabalahan nla..

    pag visit kac ng site, puro discussions agad... tapos yung mga discussions sana na makakarelate ako wala xa at first glance.. natatabunan ng pinaka-recent or most active discussion.. so search pa ako to find if there are such discussions... mas maganda cguro na yung parang bulletin is for announcements and all para d xa natatabunan.. then sa sides yung streamline of needs na.. like starting with the application, job opportunities, activities, etc.

    Skilled Migration (261112 Systems Analyst)

    November 20, 2013 - Visa Grant (IED: July 22, 2014)
    April 19, 2014 - Arrived in Melbourne
    May 2, 2014 - Job offer
    May 7, 2014 - First day of work

    It is only through GOD that we can achieve success..

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