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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by WestAfrican: 10:40pm On Jun 18
They usually give you photos of areas of the house and they ask you to go double check and get back to them in 2weeks.
Make sure you check properly as sometimes they omit some corners.
What I do is take photos of the omitted areas and areas that doesn't fit the descriptions on the photos given to me and send them as email attachment to the real estate. Ensure you do that wethin a week of moving in.

Joan011:




Let me add to what solitin40 said, it's best you take pictures of the house from all angles to avoid whatever problems that might crop up when you want to leave as some landlords can say you damaged some parts of the house when you didn't those pictures can come in handy.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Solitin40: 6:23am On Jun 19
What flight did you use and how was the experience?
I used South African Airways it wasn't the cheapest tho if I can remember Turkish was the cheapest but with longer hours followed by SAA which was 40hours it wasn't easy at all

LAGOS - JOHANNESBURG
check in went well and smooth no issue but always make sure you weigh your bags very well. we took off in the evening, the plane is a new one very neat and big with bug screen and port to charge phone we arrived early in the morning the duration was 6hours or so the food wasn't bad also for this leg. Before leaving Nigeria I was told to go and ask SAA if I can get hotel reservation in South Africa but I was told it's not possible due to not booking directly with them so painful. On getting to the Airport I asked the price of the hotel it was so expensive can't remember the price again its per hours not per day.the stopover was over 13hours imagine sitting down in a particular place for half a day and nothing to do just window shopping and walking around plus eating and the restaurant inside the airport was expensive I had breakfast and lunch there . the wifi at the airport is free for 4hours and it's not unlimited and to get more hours wasn't easy at all after using the 4 hours I was so bored

JOBURG TO PERTH
The plane was small, not neat and old and no port to charge phone very terrible. Didn't enjoy this leg at all I don't have much to say here anyway after picking up my bags I was asked to open my bags and my locust beans was seize and at the port of entry I was asked where I will stay and I told the lady can't remember the other question and that's was all. I checked in for my other flight going to Sydney, brought sim card and adaptor and I went to the gate sat on the chair and I connected to the fast internet I was so happy ehn the stopover was short but enjoyed it the leg from PERTH TO SYDNEY was so long can't believe 4 hours journey within a country that was when I realise that AUSTRALIA IS THE END OF THE WORLD

So tired right now will update the house with pictures later and more stories
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by masco131(m): 7:51am On Jun 19
Solitin40:
What flight did you use and how was the experience?
I used South African Airways it wasn't the cheapest tho if I can remember Turkish was the cheapest but with longer hours followed by SAA which was 40hours it wasn't easy at all

LAGOS - JOHANNESBURG
check in went well and smooth no issue but always make sure you weigh your bags very well. we took off in the evening, the plane is a new one very neat and big with bug screen and port to charge phone we arrived early in the morning the duration was 6hours or so the food wasn't bad also for this leg. Before leaving Nigeria I was told to go and ask SAA if I can get hotel reservation in South Africa but I was told it's not possible due to not booking directly with them so painful. On getting to the Airport I asked the price of the hotel it was so expensive can't remember the price again its per hours not per day.the stopover was over 13hours imagine sitting down in a particular place for half a day and nothing to do just window shopping and walking around plus eating and the restaurant inside the airport was expensive I had breakfast and lunch there . the wifi at the airport is free for 4hours and it's not unlimited and to get more hours wasn't easy at all after using the 4 hours I was so bored

JOBURG TO PERTH
The plane was small, not neat and old and no port to charge phone very terrible. Didn't enjoy this leg at all I don't have much to say here anyway after picking up my bags I was asked to open my bags and my locust beans was seize and at the port of entry I was asked where I will stay and I told the lady can't remember the other question and that's was all. I checked in for my other flight going to Sydney, brought sim card and adaptor and I went to the gate sat on the chair and I connected to the fast internet I was so happy ehn the stopover was short but enjoyed it the leg from PERTH TO SYDNEY was so long can't believe 4 hours journey within a country that was when I realise that AUSTRALIA IS THE END OF THE WORLD

So tired right now will update the house with pictures later and more stories
Following bumper to bumper grin
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by snowlordng(m): 9:00am On Jun 19
Solitin40:
What flight did you use and how was the experience?
I used South African Airways it wasn't the cheapest tho if I can remember Turkish was the cheapest but with longer hours followed by SAA which was 40hours it wasn't easy at all

LAGOS - JOHANNESBURG
check in went well and smooth no issue but always make sure you weigh your bags very well. we took off in the evening, the plane is a new one very neat and big with bug screen and port to charge phone we arrived early in the morning the duration was 6hours or so the food wasn't bad also for this leg. Before leaving Nigeria I was told to go and ask SAA if I can get hotel reservation in South Africa but I was told it's not possible due to not booking directly with them so painful. On getting to the Airport I asked the price of the hotel it was so expensive can't remember the price again its per hours not per day.the stopover was over 13hours imagine sitting down in a particular place for half a day and nothing to do just window shopping and walking around plus eating and the restaurant inside the airport was expensive I had breakfast and lunch there . the wifi at the airport is free for 4hours and it's not unlimited and to get more hours wasn't easy at all after using the 4 hours I was so bored

JOBURG TO PERTH
The plane was small, not neat and old and no port to charge phone very terrible. Didn't enjoy this leg at all I don't have much to say here anyway after picking up my bags I was asked to open my bags and my locust beans was seize and at the port of entry I was asked where I will stay and I told the lady can't remember the other question and that's was all. I checked in for my other flight going to Sydney, brought sim card and adaptor and I went to the gate sat on the chair and I connected to the fast internet I was so happy ehn the stopover was short but enjoyed it the leg from PERTH TO SYDNEY was so long can't believe 4 hours journey within a country that was when I realise that AUSTRALIA IS THE END OF THE WORLD

So tired right now will update the house with pictures later and more stories
pls choose for me between Australia and Canada which one is a better choice for student
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Solitin40: 11:11am On Jun 19
snowlordng:
pls choose for me between Australia and Canada which one is a better choice for student
Australia
More money and Jobs here

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 9:19pm On Jun 19
Solitin40:
What flight did you use and how was the experience?
I used South African Airways it wasn't the cheapest tho if I can remember Turkish was the cheapest but with longer hours followed by SAA which was 40hours it wasn't easy at all

LAGOS - JOHANNESBURG
check in went well and smooth no issue but always make sure you weigh your bags very well. we took off in the evening, the plane is a new one very neat and big with bug screen and port to charge phone we arrived early in the morning the duration was 6hours or so the food wasn't bad also for this leg. Before leaving Nigeria I was told to go and ask SAA if I can get hotel reservation in South Africa but I was told it's not possible due to not booking directly with them so painful. On getting to the Airport I asked the price of the hotel it was so expensive can't remember the price again its per hours not per day.the stopover was over 13hours imagine sitting down in a particular place for half a day and nothing to do just window shopping and walking around plus eating and the restaurant inside the airport was expensive I had breakfast and lunch there . the wifi at the airport is free for 4hours and it's not unlimited and to get more hours wasn't easy at all after using the 4 hours I was so bored

JOBURG TO PERTH
The plane was small, not neat and old and no port to charge phone very terrible. Didn't enjoy this leg at all I don't have much to say here anyway after picking up my bags I was asked to open my bags and my locust beans was seize and at the port of entry I was asked where I will stay and I told the lady can't remember the other question and that's was all. I checked in for my other flight going to Sydney, brought sim card and adaptor and I went to the gate sat on the chair and I connected to the fast internet I was so happy ehn the stopover was short but enjoyed it the leg from PERTH TO SYDNEY was so long can't believe 4 hours journey within a country that was when I realise that AUSTRALIA IS THE END OF THE WORLD

So tired right now will update the house with pictures later and more stories


The journey hours is quite long Ohhh.
Anyway thanks for updating the thread, waiting for the pictures
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Solitin40: 10:19pm On Jun 19
Joan011:



The journey hours is quite long Ohhh.
Anyway thanks for updating the thread, waiting for the pictures
The pictures files are large for Nairaland embarassed
When are you coming to Aus and which state ?
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by snowlordng(m): 10:46pm On Jun 19
Solitin40:

The pictures files are large for Nairaland embarassed
When are you coming to Aus and which state ?
can I study pld in economics and finance in their college
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Solitin40: 11:24pm On Jun 19
snowlordng:
can I study pld in economics and finance in their college
Which college are you talking about?
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by edkai: 6:22pm On Jun 20
Solitin40:

A rental bond is a security deposit paid at the start of the tenancy.

If the property manager/owner takes a bond, they must give the tenant a receipt and lodge it with the RTA within 10 days. It is an offence not to do so.

A rental bond is lodged with the RTA online, or by post, using a Bond lodgement (Form 2).

The bond is paid back to the tenant when the property is vacated, provided no money is owed for rent, damages or other costs.
Thanks a bunch bro for this exposition. I'm grateful.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by edkai: 6:33pm On Jun 20
Joan011:




Let me add to what solitin40 said, it's best you take pictures of the house from all angles to avoid whatever problems that might crop up when you want to leave as some landlords can say you damaged some parts of the house when you didn't those pictures can come in handy.

Thanks Joan011. Congratulations on your Visa grant.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Smile4mee01: 10:15pm On Jun 20
Pls are all Nigerian students studying courses that lead to PR.

Been trying to get admission to a uni for a course that lead to PR. the courses are few as I have a maths background and have worked as a banker for 7 yrs.

I really desire to move on from my current job and develop myself.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by snowlordng(m): 5:58am On Jun 21
Solitin40:

Which college are you talking about?
any of their colleges
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 8:32am On Jun 21
Solitin40:
The pictures files are large for Nairaland embarassed When are you coming to Aus and which state ?

Find a way around it. Very soon and it's Melbourne
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 8:33am On Jun 21
Smile4mee01:
Pls are all Nigerian students studying courses that lead to PR.

Been trying to get admission to a uni for a course that lead to PR. the courses are few as I have a maths background and have worked as a banker for 7 yrs.

I really desire to move on from my current job and develop myself.


Ask your questions in the student thread Sir
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by edkai: 7:55pm On Jun 24
Who is going to sydney soon. Let's see if we can discuss accommodation.
Please anybody who could assist with accommodation?
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 9:56pm On Jun 26
Good morning from Melbourne cheesy Post coming up later.
People who are yet to arrive, winter cold isn't anyone's friend.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by sbjosco: 5:17am On Jun 27
Joan011:
Good morning from Melbourne cheesy Post coming up later.
People who are yet to arrive, winter cold isn't anyone's friend.

Lol..this is just the beginning, welcome to Melbourne.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 9:32am On Jun 27
sbjosco:


Lol..this is just the beginning, welcome to Melbourne.

shocked
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by masco131(m): 1:41am On Jul 04
Joan011:
Good morning from Melbourne cheesy Post coming up later.
People who are yet to arrive, winter cold isn't anyone's friend.
We have been waiting for your update oh

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 6:29am On Jul 04
masco131:

We have been waiting for your update oh

Sorry guys, got lots of things to do...... I don't even have time for food embarassed Will give my update soon. My schedule is really tight.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Supermega: 1:38am On Jul 10
Please someone should recommend a good site to book a flight. Tnx
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by ugsams(m): 4:23am On Jul 15
snowlordng:
any of their colleges

Look towards New Zealand I think it's cheaper for PHD. In most schools you should be able to finish in 3.5 years. If the post study visa is still the same by the time you finish, you should be able to get up to 3 years.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Trenton: 6:35am On Aug 09
following.. make una no dull am oh

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 12:22am On Sep 10
Fast forward.... Two months into Australia, now I understand when people don't login for months into Australia. It's because of work! Work! Work!
For people coming to Australia, download tee Airtasker app... It's one of the fastest way to start getting jobs before you land a temporary or permanent one.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 12:23am On Sep 10
masco131:

We have been waiting for your update oh

Coming soon, will give it in bits

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 12:59am On Sep 10
Don't go about spending the nice Aussie Dollars you get aftrmer conversion cos you'll need every bit of it.
I got a room for $150 per week, private room which is kinda big and very cheap in my opinion.

I don't visit African shops cos things are kinda expensive there. I stick to my rice, veggies and fruits but for those who are Nigeria food patriots well be prepared to spend some $$.

Please and Please make sure your International Drivers License is with you when you land here. As a student you can use it for the entire duration of your studies.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 1:06am On Sep 10
Pictures are from St. Kilda west and Dandenong SC.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Trenton: 5:32pm On Sep 11
beautiful
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joohan: 7:15am On Sep 12
Nice thread. Are you scholarship? How much did you this travel cost (including tuition fee). Thanks
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Solitin40: 8:58am On Sep 12
Joan011:
Don't go about spending the nice Aussie Dollars you get aftrmer conversion cos you'll need every bit of it.
I got a room for $150 per week, private room which is kinda big and very cheap in my opinion.

I don't visit African shops cos things are kinda expensive there. I stick to my rice, veggies and fruits but for those who are Nigeria food patriots well be prepared to spend some $$.

Please and Please make sure your International Drivers License is with you when you land here. As a student you can use it for the entire duration of your studies.
Nigeria Drivers licence or International?
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Joan011: 4:44pm On Sep 14
Solitin40:

Nigeria Drivers licence or International?

Both. Whichever one you can lay your hands on.

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