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WHV Australia

  • 26-12-2020 11:47am
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    Registered Users Posts: 50 ✭✭✭ NinjaRambo


    Hi, all. I am trying to move to Australia on a WHV. I have so many friends who have moved down under and they keep telling me to love there, too. I love Australia personally, so would love to move there.

    The thing is though, my friends who have moved there are either teachers or jockeys. They moved there on a WHV and after 1 year they were sponsored by their employers.

    I on the other hand though work as an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist and have 2 years of work experience working in Citizens Information.

    My question is if I were to move over there on a WHV, is there any possibility I can get sponsored so I can stay there permanently?


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  • Its possible maybe in the future but not at this time, I would say nothing is going happen until 2022.

    You would be safer checking out the Australia forum https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/forumdisplay.php?f=1121

    Sponsorship is increasingly difficult these days, the system was abused over the years with people using loopholes and fake information and that sort of dumb shit and the Australian government has clamped down and made it hard and more expensive for the employers unless they really need skilled staff.. Those days of easy sponsorship are gone.

    Its better to have a profession in something useful, something that's in short supply of skilled workers.




  • You can probably fruit pick or something for a couple of months and they give you an extra year on your WHV.
    It doesn't sound like you're going as someone with a required skill so it's unlikely they'd be able to sponsor you even if they wanted, its not an easy process.
    Amazing country though, it's a totally different lifestyle with the weather and wilderness so close, have fun.




  • WHV?

    Is it a shop?




  • Working Holiday Visa




  • NinjaRambo wrote: »
    Hi, all. I am trying to move to Australia on a WHV. I have so many friends who have moved down under and they keep telling me to love there, too. I love Australia personally, so would love to move there.

    The thing is though, my friends who have moved there are either teachers or jockeys. They moved there on a WHV and after 1 year they were sponsored by their employers.

    I on the other hand though work as an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist and have 2 years of work experience working in Citizens Information.

    My question is if I were to move over there on a WHV, is there any possibility I can get sponsored so I can stay there permanently?

    Back from Oz only this year myself, the days of handy sponsorship are long gone. The most straightforward way i thought would have been getting sponsored on a farm there (years of experience and qualifications in ag) and even that wasnt gauranteed and there was no gaurantee of getting PR at the end of youre sponsorship either.
    So i came back and i am doing an apprenticeship with the hopes of heading back out there in a few years. If at all possible i would re train in something thats in high demand out there as if you head out there and want to stay youll most likely end up in the student visa trap that most young Irish men and women find themselves in as they just love it so much there.


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  • Back from Oz only this year myself, the days of handy sponsorship are long gone. The most straightforward way i thought would have been getting sponsored on a farm there (years of experience and qualifications in ag) and even that wasnt gauranteed and there was no gaurantee of getting PR at the end of youre sponsorship either.
    So i came back and i am doing an apprenticeship with the hopes of heading back out there in a few years. If at all possible i would re train in something thats in high demand out there as if you head out there and want to stay youll most likely end up in the student visa trap that most young Irish men and women find themselves in as they just love it so much there.

    I'm sorry to hear that you didn't get sponsored. Yes, I believe that is a good way to about getting sponsored, by getting an apprenticeship done first. I'll have a look into that. Thanks and best of luck. Hope you get ti go back there again.




  • Australia has it plus points, I was sponsored there for a few years but in truth I simply got bored of it. I've never regretted leaving but I would say go on the WHV just to get a feel for it, it might be for you. As others have said figure out the in demand skills and certs to see if anything matches what you have. But if that doesn't work at least you could have a fun year on a WHV if your job will give you a career break.

    Bring lots of cash as it's an expensive place. NZ is cheaper and more fun in personal opinion.




  • Would you not wait for another year or two before going OP? I'd never waste the one year WHV in the current climate.
    Can't imagine Oz is that much fun at the moment, I could be wrong but seeing beaches etc closed would make me think it isn't the craic it was a few years ago.
    But definitely go at some stage, things like that you never regret.




  • yagan wrote: »
    Australia has it plus points, I was sponsored there for a few years but in truth I simply got bored of it. I've never regretted leaving but I would say go on the WHV just to get a feel for it, it might be for you. As others have said figure out the in demand skills and certs to see if anything matches what you have. But if that doesn't work at least you could have a fun year on a WHV if your job will give you a career break.

    Bring lots of cash as it's an expensive place. NZ is cheaper and more fun in personal opinion.

    I found New Zealand to be the same cost of living as Auatralia from my experience. Had way more fun in Sydney and Melbourne but it was still right craic out in tbe sticks over in New Zealand.




  • I found New Zealand to be the same cost of living as Auatralia from my experience. Had way more fun in Sydney and Melbourne but it was still right craic out in tbe sticks over in New Zealand.

    I was thinking of the cost of getting around, which in Australia can be steep considering the place is so huge. Whereas backpacking in NZ is far more manageable, plus it doesn't have all the critters that can kill you like in oz.

    Australia was great fun, but I just loved the scenic variety of NZ. I'd do a long holiday in NZ again but I'd skip oz. That's just me.


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  • Would you not wait for another year or two before going OP? I'd never waste the one year WHV in the current climate.
    Can't imagine Oz is that much fun at the moment, I could be wrong but seeing beaches etc closed would make me think it isn't the craic it was a few years ago.
    But definitely go at some stage, things like that you never regret.

    Actually it’s an easy decision as the government has already made it.

    Non-citizen and Non-residents are barred from entering Australia unless for a good reason and this will be case for most of 2021 if not all of it.

    Everything is open here, there are restrictions such as masks etc but beaches, retail, theatres, pubs, restaurants, cinemas etc are in general open around the country. The only time they close anything is when there’s a hot spot and that’s usually localised. It’s nothing like Europe.




  • Wi wonder will there be a temporary age increase but those who missed the boat due to a covid ban?




  • theguzman wrote: »
    Wi wonder will there be a temporary age increase but those who missed the boat due to a covid ban?

    Twas increased last year to 35 hard to see it rising anymore.




  • Apologies if this is a stupid question, but are they even letting people apply for working holiday visas at the moment?

    A pal of mine told me you need a job offer to get one, but I was under the impression they were totally suspended.




  • rorrissey wrote: »
    Apologies if this is a stupid question, but are they even letting people apply for working holiday visas at the moment?

    A pal of mine told me you need a job offer to get one, but I was under the impression they were totally suspended.

    Holiday visas definitely suspended.


    I want to apply for a visa

    You should reconsider your need to apply for an Australian visa at this time and check this page regularly for updates on travel restrictions and visa processing.

    Visa processing arrangements
    You cannot come to Australia unless:
    • you are in an exempt category.
    • you have been granted an individual exemption to the current travel restrictions.


    Exempt categories
    You are automatically exempt from the travel restrictions and can enter Australia (without obtaining an individual exemption) if you are:
    • an Australian citizen
    • a permanent resident of Australia

      an immediate family member of an Australian citizen or permanent resident*
    • a New Zealand citizen usually resident in Australia and their immediate family members
    • a person who has been in New Zealand for 14 days or more immediately prior to arrival by air in Australia
    • a diplomat accredited to Australia, including their immediate family members (each member of the family unit must hold a valid subclass 995 visa)
    • a person transiting Australia for 72 hours or less
      airline crew, maritime crew including marine pilots
    • a person recruited under the Government approved Seasonal Worker Program or Pacific Labour Scheme
    • a person who holds a Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188) visa.

    Individual exemptions
    The Commissioner of the Australian Border Force and decision makers may grant you an individual exemption if you are

    • a foreign national travelling at the invitation of the Australian Government or a state or territory government authority for the purpose of assisting in the COVID-19 response.
    • a foreign national whose entry into Australia would be in the national interest, supported by the Australian Government or a state or territory government authority providing critical or specialist medical services, including air ambulance, medical evacuations and delivering critical medical supplies.
    • a foreign national with critical skills or working in a critical sector in Australia.

    • a foreign national sponsored by your employer to work in Australia in an occupation on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)
    • military personnel, including those who form part of the Status of Forces Agreement, Commonwealth Armed Forces, Asia Pacific Forces and Status of Armed Forces Agreement.
    • a person who resides on a vessel that seeks safe port at the closest appointed port for reprovisioning or safety reasons for a limited duration, supported by the relevant State or Territory government where safe haven is sought.
    • a student completing year 11 and 12, with support from the relevant Australian State or Territory government health authority and education department.
    • a student in your final two years of study of a medical, dental, nursing or allied health profession university degree, where you have evidence of a confirmed placement in an Australian hospital or medical practice which commences within the next two months
      travelling for compassionate and compelling reasons.


    Maybe your friend is thinking of employer sponsored visas in specific priority occupations on the PMSOL but you need to be formally sponsored.
    The Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List
    The 18 occupations (ANZSCO code) are:
    • Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)
    • Construction Project Manager (133111)
    • Mechanical Engineer (233512)
    • General Practitioner (253111)
    • Resident Medical Officer (253112)
    • Psychiatrist (253411)
    • Medical Practitioner nec (253999)
    • Midwife (254111)
    • Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (254412)
    • Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) (254415)
    • Registered Nurse (Medical) (254418)
    • Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (254422)
    • Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (254423)
    • Registered Nurses nec (254499)
    • Developer Programmer (261312)
    • Software Engineer (261313)
    • Social Worker (272511)
    • Maintenance Planner (3129






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