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Exclusive Live Chat with Australian Migration Expert

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific Exclusive Live Chat with Australian Migration Expert

1. Posted by Peter (Admin 5791 posts) 10y

One of our respected members majito has offered an hour of his time in a live chat. He is a licensed migration agent and will be able to answer your questions on working holidays, apprenticeships, visas and migration issues for Australia.

We have set a specific time for this chat to ensure no disappointment.
The time will be Tuesday morning 14th March, 7.30am - 8.30am Sydney time

That's 8.30pm GMT

2. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 10y

It would be great if the chat transcript is posted here so that those who could not make it can read the topics that have been discussed. :)

3. Posted by Peter (Admin 5791 posts) 10y

btw, that's Monday 8:30PM GMT

4. Posted by richymac (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

I am have just been called to a family outing and going to miss this, but could i possibly post a couple of questions in advance

1) I am a store manager for McDonalds if i could get an international transfer would this count as a skill or could i get a business placement

2) If the answer is no, what other options are there around this i am 29. can study a skill from the list in oz and then apply for permenant residence. Or is there some way of using my WHV to better advantage to get me in that way, or any other avenues that i can explore.

Many thanks


5. Posted by Peter (Admin 5791 posts) 10y

Perhaps it's handy to post a direct link to the chat page here as well.

Live Chat

6. Posted by majito (Respected Member 442 posts) 10y

Hi Richard,

The business placement would be between you and Maccas. It depends whether or not they sponsor overseas managers - I would say they don't because they can easily fill the jobs here.

It would only count as a skill if you separated your skills from your employer. In other words if you have a degree in management from a Uni, then yes, it does count as a skill. If you have a management diploma from Macdonalds then the Macdonalds diploma would have to be tested locally to see if it stacks up against an Australian management diploma - I would say it wouldn't because Macdonalds is not a registered training organisation.

Your options are a degree or diploma for General Skilled Migration, or a vocational skill such as a chef. Regarding what you could study? Well, my advice is to do something you like and would continue to do here. I'd also have to know what skills you have before I can say much more.


7. Posted by richymac (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y


Thanks for answering these points off the time slot, i appreicate the time and answers.