OZ Working Visa help!
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Oct 14, 2012 5:55 PM Last Post By: Justin23
Oct 11, 2012 3:19 AM
OZ Working Visa help!Hi all,
I have some questions about the OZ Working Visa. I am currently trying to fill in the form but am getting a bit stuck and wondered if anyone could help please?
It asks for an identity number - Is this the same as a UK National Insurance Card number?
It ask what is your usual occupation - I have heard that you can't find work in the same industry you currently work in is this true? I currently work in Public Relations and would like to find work in similar role over there.
It says you must have sufficient health insurance cover for your stay in Australia - Is this the same as having full travel insurance or do I need to take out another policy to cover this?
I am going on a one way ticket in June and seen that I need proof of having AUS 5000 (sufficient funds to last me whilst I am there) or proof of an onward ticket. As I am flying over from Japan could I just get a return or get a cheapish one way ticket onto New Zealand in 12 months time?
Thanks so much!
Oct 11, 2012 5:07 AM
1I've no idea what an identity number is, but it could well be your NI number, but doesn't the website clarify this?
Of course you might be lucky to get a job in the same industry you currently work in BUT you must be aware that you cannot work for more than 6 months in any job, so employers may be reluctant to employ you in what would be a permanent job for an Australian resident...
Yes, you need full travel insurance for the year (or 2) you will be there because at least it gives you peace of mind in the worst possible scenarion that you would need repatriation back home, it will cover you (read the small print though).
You do need to show proof of sufficient funds, but what some people do, is borrow the necessary from a parent, say, when you make the application, and then return it.
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Oct 14, 2012 5:55 PM
7You can work in any industry at all on the WHV. The issue is most places are reluctant to hire someone for 6 months only. there are contract jobs though, not sure if there are any in public relations, but many professions do have contract based short term work.
The purpose of the WHV though is to allow young people to travel and basically help fill the seasonal jobs in the tourist and farming type industries which is where many WHVer's find work. But its possible to work in a more professional job if you can find someone to employ you. trades people often have success finding trades related jobs.
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