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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by utcheylee: 5:41am On Mar 16
All join

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by utcheylee: 5:42am On Mar 16
Stationary

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by utcheylee: 5:44am On Mar 16
You will get use to this here

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Alphadoor: 5:58am On Mar 16

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by bellong: 6:06am On Mar 16
EMMAACHILE:
Is there anyone here who migrated who is running a business? All stories here so far are paid jobs employees.

There are so many people running their personal business. Setting up a business is very easy. Depending on the type of business you want to set up, government compliance is where you pay more attention to or else you enter compliance trouble.

Nevertheless, it is easy to start a business as long as you have your capital or ideas on what you want to do.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by ozonechrome: 7:52am On Mar 16
utcheylee:
You will get use to this here
Is this hot dog?
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by ozonechrome: 7:56am On Mar 16
Alphadoor:
More Picture Update:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/143644955@N02/

I know say the pictures you get no fit contain nairaland. grin grin

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by utcheylee: 8:07am On Mar 16
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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by GoodMemory: 8:21am On Mar 16
Hi buddies,
This is to my naija bro and sis who are working outside of Nigeria for the first time.

Before I start, let me state that your rights at work are fully protected and everybody behaves in a manner consistent with the code of conduct of their organization, so people are rarely ever rude. If anyone is rude, you may escalate the matter and trust me, you will get justice.

A lot has been said on getting a job but there is an area which landed seniors haven't discussed that much. It is dealing with co-workers, your life at work, and relationship with superiors and subordinates. You have worked very hard to get the job, deservedly so, now the next thing is retaining the job and consolidating your position at work.

I have noticed there are stages of relationship which you will experience at work here. Firstly, when you show up at work the first day, there might be a few heads turning. Don't let that bother you. Just keep calm and raise your head high.

Next stage; some people might be skeptical of your ability. There are instances when you say things in meetings and they will be like.. "Hmmm.....ok". Australians are very courteous at work. If they disagree, they might not say it verbally. That same idea you proposed but was rejected would receive an applause if it was proposed by another person they trust more. Again, do not let that bother you. You will need a great dose of emotional intelligence to be able to work successfully with Australians. There are moments I feel like beating the living daylight out of some colleagues. In such instances, I hold myself back, smile and assertively handle them differently. Some of them will intentionally make you angry. The key is NEVER show emotions. Imagine this scenarios; look at two people arguing afar, which of them would you describe as the aggressor? Definitely the one whose voice is louder. So as much as possible never allow your relationship between any of your colleagues to degenerate to that level. If you were right, but choose to handle it by being aggressively confrontational, you might be perceived as a threat. If the matter gets to HR, you might be blamed and referred for anger management etc.

The last stage is what I would describe as "Stage of Trust". You are now in charge. You have earned their trust and confidence. They will entrust you with more responsibilities and every minute of your 8 hours would be fun!

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by GoodMemory: 8:30am On Mar 16
Melbourne CBD skyline

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by GoodMemory: 8:33am On Mar 16
Breathtaking view of St Kilda. Sorry picture is a bit dark

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by segzyndpep(m): 9:25am On Mar 16
GoodMemory:
Hi buddies,
This is to my naija bro and sis who are working outside of Nigeria for the first time.

Before I start, let me state that your rights at work are fully protected and everybody behaves in a manner consistent with the code of conduct of their organization, so people are rarely ever rude. If anyone is rude, you may escalate the matter and trust me, you will get justice.

A lot has been said on getting a job but there is an area which landed seniors haven't discussed that much. It is dealing with co-workers, your life at work, and relationship with superiors and subordinates. You have worked very hard to get the job, deservedly so, now the next thing is retaining the job and consolidating your position at work.

I have noticed there are stages of relationship which you will experience at work here. Firstly, when you show up at work the first day, there might be a few heads turning. Don't let that bother you. Just keep calm and raise your head high.

Next stage; some people might be skeptical of your ability. There are instances when you say things in meetings and they will be like.. "Hmmm.....ok". Australians are very courteous at work. If they disagree, they might not say it verbally. That same idea you proposed but was rejected would receive an applause if it was proposed by another person they trust more. Again, do not let that bother you. You will need a great dose of emotional intelligence to be able to work successfully with Australians. There are moments I feel like beating the living daylight out of some colleagues. In such instances, I hold myself back, smile and assertively handle them differently. Some of them will intentionally make you angry. The key is NEVER show emotions. Imagine this scenarios; look at two people arguing afar, which of them would you describe as the aggressor? Definitely the one whose voice is louder. So as much as possible never allow your relationship between any of your colleagues to degenerate to that level. If you were right, but choose to handle it by being aggressively confrontational, you might be perceive as a threat. If the matter gets to HR, you might be blamed and referred for anger management etc.

The last stage is what I would describe as "Stage of Trust". You are now in charge. You have earned their trust and confidence. They will entrust you with more responsibilities and every minute of your 8 hours would be fun!



Please sir do you know a thread that can help with visa application for family?or kindly enlighten me on how to go about it sir.I just got married January and will love to relocate to Australia.We planning USA before but after reading through the thread i see Australia as a good choice considering the stress i might face getting USA visa and settling.please i will appreciate your inputm
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by GoodMemory: 9:30am On Mar 16
segzyndpep:


Please sir do you know a thread that can help with visa application for family?or kindly enlighten me on how to go about it sir.I just got married January and will love to relocate to Australia.We planning USA before but after reading through the thread i see Australia as a good choice considering the stress i might face getting USA visa and settling.please i will appreciate your inputm

Here's a good place to start
https://www.nairaland.com/3053069/general-guide-australian-permanent-resident

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Mcslize: 11:29am On Mar 16
GoodMeory, thanks so much for the insights. I am learning a great deal.

I like the fact that you are dropping it back to back. Thumbs up! You must be such a generous giver of information. Thanks for the pics.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Mcslize: 11:32am On Mar 16
utcheylee, see fresh cheap meat! Nice one.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Alphadoor: 11:53am On Mar 16
ozonechrome:


I know say the pictures you get no fit contain nairaland. grin grin

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by extraterestrial: 11:57am On Mar 16
dustydee:

Please which one is naija rice again? Do you mean local rice?
The rice at coles/Woolworths is really starchy and gets mashy..too soft. By naija rice I mean the normal long grain rice we are used to back home

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by extraterestrial: 11:58am On Mar 16
utcheylee:

This is the rice I use especially for jollof cos the one in all this other stores like Coles and co are too soft for my liking. cheesy






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This is interesting information thank you. Wait I didn't realize the rice sold at the Indian stores is like naija rice..thank you I'll definitely be visiting an Indian store this weekend. Do you recommend any particular brand?
Ah nice, I'll look out for this. Thank you
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by segzyndpep(m): 12:24pm On Mar 16
Alphadoor:


ahahahahahahaahahah
grin grin grin

Good afternoon sir,I am willing to relocate to Australia this year if its possible,i just got married january and me andbmy wife think its better we start our life in australia afresh.we both have BSC industrial chemistry,I am an interior design and have been working for 5years now,i register my own company 3yeas.she is a makeup artist and own a boutique.
presently i do not really understabd the process even after reading some of the thread.I want to also know if all permanent visa applicant needs to write the English test.even if you are not applying for school.Please how best can we go about it to fast track it.Or is there is any agent you can recommend
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by segzyndpep(m): 12:43pm On Mar 16
segzyndpep:


Good afternoon sir,I am willing to relocate to Australia this year if its possible,i just got married january and me andbmy wife think its better we start our life in australia afresh.we both have BSC industrial chemistry,I am an interior design and have been working for 5years now,i register my own company 3yeas.she is a makeup artist and own a boutique.
presently i do not really understabd the process even after reading some of the thread.I want to also know if all permanent visa applicant needs to write the English test.even if you are not applying for school.Please how best can we go about it to fast track it.Or is there is any agent you can recommend

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by segzyndpep(m): 12:48pm On Mar 16
segzyndpep:


Good afternoon sir,I am willing to relocate to Australia this year if its possible,i just got married january and me andbmy wife think its better we start our life in australia afresh.we both have BSC industrial chemistry,I am an interior design and have been working for 5years now,i register my own company 3yeas.she is a makeup artist and own a boutique.
presently i do not really understabd the process even after reading some of the thread.I want to also know if all permanent visa applicant needs to write the English test.even if you are not applying for school.Please how best can we go about it to fast track it.Or is there is any agent you can recommend

What is the issue sir?not possible?
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by segzyndpep(m): 2:21pm On Mar 16
Hephziebah:
Hi everyone, I will be sharing my story whilst trying not to repeat points already shared by others.

PHCN frustrated me out of Nigeria earlier than I planned so I was quite scattered on the day I was leaving. I flew Emirates and the flight left as scheduled with me being one of the last to check in due to my 'overload syndrome'(I just found it extremely difficult fitting my entire existence into 2 suitcases!). For people like me that can pack for Africa, 23kg is very small so you are better off focusing on things you might not get here. For the ladies, it might be useful to bring black hair products and hair extensions (though they sell expression here but its so tiny and does not come out as nice as the Naija one). Hair cream and relaxers are important as there only two places I know in the whole of Sydney that sell black hair products and one might not have the luxury of time to go there always.

Stopover at Dubai was good as IOM arranged for someone to meet and usher me to the boarding gate for the connecting flight. I was very happy and impressed because I thought they had done me enough favour already by making the ticket available at half price grin

We also had another stopover in Thailand which I did not like, because the ticket read DXB-SYD. This stopover was however not long (just about an hour and a half) so I finally got to Sydney after about a day of travel. I found Sydney to be a lot like the UK in many areas so things did not feel very strange afterall.

I stayed with a friend for a few days and got my own accommodation a few days later. However, I had to move out of the house after just a month because I was not comfortable. Like others have said, it is very important to ask about all the conditions before moving into any house. Do not allow any landlord to fool you by saying they will send the documentation later(after you move in), it is most likely a trap because at this point, you would have paid and will most likely be bound to fulfill the minimum lease period.

I chose to live in Sydney and the major factor that informed my choice was the availability of jobs in my field. This, and other factors like ease of travel with the public transport system (as I did not intend to drive immediately) helped me decide. In fact, I had a spreadsheet when I was still in Nigeria where I was doing a comparison between Sydney and Melbourne based on the factors I considered important to me.

As I do not drive, I use public transport and spend about $60 per week on travel. The trains are more reliable than the buses so when renting, be sure to ensure that you get a place close to the train station if not driving. You really don't want to have a lot to do with the buses because they can really test your patience.

I shared my job search strategy in an earlier post on the other thread.

I will be back to share more of my experience as time goes on.


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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by sconp: 2:22pm On Mar 16
segzyndpep:


Good afternoon ma,I am willing to relocate to Australia this year if its possible,i just got married january and me andbmy wife think its better we start our life in australia afresh.we both have BSC industrial chemistry,I am an interior design and have been working for 5years now,i register my own company 3yeas.she is a makeup artist and own a boutique.
presently i do not really understabd the process even after reading some of the thread.I want to also know if all permanent visa applicant needs to write the English test.even if you are not applying for school.Please how best can we go about it to fast track it.Or is there is any agent you can recommend

Pls Sir, stop spamming the thread.

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by segzyndpep(m): 2:25pm On Mar 16
sconp:



Pls Sir, stop spamming the thread.

Sorry sir,i just wish someone can reply me,will delete it now
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by EMMAACHILE(m): 2:51pm On Mar 16
bellong:


There are so many people running their personal business. Setting up a business is very easy. Depending on the type of business you want to set up, government compliance is where you pay more attention to or else you enter compliance trouble.

Nevertheless, it is easy to start a business as long as you have your capital or ideas on what you want to do.

Thank you for the contribution.
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by sconp: 3:29pm On Mar 16
utcheylee:
Look what I found
So na peanut in shell them dey call groundnut. Wetin come be Burger
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by sconp: 3:31pm On Mar 16
segzyndpep:


Sorry sir,i just wish someone can reply me,will delete it now

Go to the link below and Post your enquiry

https://www.nairaland.com/4478747/diy-guide-australian-permanent-resident
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by segzyndpep(m): 3:35pm On Mar 16
sconp:


Go to the link below and Post your enquiry

https://www.nairaland.com/4478747/diy-guide-australian-permanent-resident

God bless

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by GoodMemory: 1:48am On Mar 17
If you have kids here are a few tips on kids' schooling.

For many immigrants, the reason for relocating was for their kids to have a better life than they did. So the type of school he/she will attend and his social interaction will be of paramount importance to parents.

In Australia, public schools are excellent. They compete favorably with private schools and there are many public schools that are better than private ones. Many of Melbourne's best schools are government owned located in the Eastern suburb. I think pupils/teacher ratio is pretty much the same in public and private schools, but some parents still prefer to take their kids to private schools for personal reasons. There have been issues of concern on bullying in public schools. I know school authorities frown at bullying but there are more recorded cases of bullying in public schools when compared to private ones. Personally, this is me thinking with my Nigerian brain now, I think the reason why we have fewer cases of bullying in private schools are (1). In terms of number, there are fewer pupils in private schools and so kids are given more attention
(2). Many of the private schools are owned by churches; Catholic, Methodist etc so they instill discipline through the teaching of religion.

Now to fees, If you are here on a PR, government owned schools are free. Private schools, expectedly are not free. There are however fee packages that make things a bit more bearable. If you have more than one kid, you can choose the option of Family Package fee. So regardless of the number of kids you have enrolled in a school, you will pay same fee. For example, if the family fee is $2000/year, you will pay only $2000 even if you had 10 kids attending that school. If you do not have the $2000 lump sum to pay at once, there is an option of instalment spread over 12 months.

Back to the issue of bullying. I have met some parents who constantly impress it on their kids to defend themselves in school. Depending on his age, that might be good idea but it can be misinterpreted by the children so you really have to word it very well and make sure he understands what you are saying. If he/she does not understand, sh/she may become aggressive and the parents might be unconsciously raising a monster. My wife and I once met a Nigerian mother whose kid was very aggressive. He couldn't play with other kids peacefully. This lady was very embarrassed the conduct of her child. She told my wife she raised him not to take any nonsense from other kids. She raised him to hit other kids when they touch his hair in school, when he disagrees with his friends, etc. Well, I am not in a position to tell parents how to raise their kids, but what I tell my kid is as a first line of defense, if any kid is being rude/disrespectful to him, he should tell him firmly to stop! Afterwards he should report that kid to the teacher and when he gets home, he should report same to me and I will take it up from there.

Don't worry if initially your kids do not have friends. It is absolutely normal. Even in Nigeria, kids do not start making friends on their first day in school. Kids generally are very territorial, they love their space and it takes time before they start thawing and making friends.


Their mode of teaching is somewhat different from our system in Nigeria. While we place a lot of emphasis on cerebral knowledge, they tend to develop the student through art/music/communication, and proper understanding of concept. So do not be overly worried if at age 5 he cannot recite 11X11 multiplication table or count 1-1,000,000. You might even start worrying if you hear stories back home(Nigeria) of a 4 year old reciting the whole book of Psalms! Do not let that bother you, there is nothing wrong with the kid. It's just their system here. You can decide to support the teachers' effort by teaching your kids the Nigerian way at home. It's all well and good. There is nothing wrong in the kids becoming super brilliant and ahead of his peers in class.

Assignments are given them usually at the beginning of the week and you are expected to assist them in completing their home work. Assignments are sometimes dropped into your kiddies' google drive account(Imagine, kids have google drive account here..Nigeria wake up!!!!) or an app called Schoolbags. I'm not sure if the app is used all over Australia but I know it is used in Melbourne. Download the app and start getting familiar with it. For about $12/month, you can also subscribe to an online teaching platform called IXL. Check it out. There are tonnes of mathematics and English exercises there for your kids to practice.

To be Continued.....

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Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by Danirose007(m): 3:48am On Mar 17
wink Lovely Thread
Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by catchdwind4rmkd(m): 3:49am On Mar 17
Nice posts!

GoodMemory:

Re: Living In Australia/life As An Australian Immigrant by vikmeek: 5:13am On Mar 17
I am a student in Maquarie, Sydney...School commitment doesnt allow me to work and there are plenty work

I qualify for PR, my profile bfr landing in sydney for school is as below

Age: below 30
Degree. Bachelor of Engineering in Elect/Elect
Work Experience: 3 yrs in telecomm
PTE: LWRS: 69,70,72,53 Overall:66

I will re-write PTE. I want to start my application immediately but i need someone in Sydney to hit me up for face to face meeting and guidance.
Pls anyone in Sydney?

My email: vikmeek@gmail.com

Thank u guyz

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