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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by masco131(m): 1:21pm On Feb 06
Addenn:
Aussiejoan can you please highlights some of the food stuff that can be brought, perhaps the ones you took along when you're leaving Nigeria. I read that Australia has strict rules when it comes to what can be taken into the country.
Can foods like rice, beans, spaghetti, grounded pepper, palmoil, Maggi, salt and the likes be carried along without any issue.
Your effort in creating and contributing to this group is appreciated.
You don't need to bring rice or spaghetti, they are here and cheap.
I will advise you to bring foodstuffs that can't be gotten here or expensive like Maggi, Garri and the rest
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Addenn: 7:59pm On Feb 06
Thanks for your enlightenment.
masco131:

You don't need to bring rice or spaghetti, they are here and cheap.
I will advise you to bring foodstuffs that can't be gotten here or expensive like Maggi, Garri and the rest

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by bligs: 9:55pm On Feb 06
masco131:

You don't need to bring rice or spaghetti, they are here and cheap.
I will advise you to bring foodstuffs that can't be gotten here or expensive like Maggi, Garri and the rest
There's no naija foodstuff that you can't find here, just that it maybe expensive and very far from your location, never thought that i will ever see snail, periwinkle and red beans here.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by masco131(m): 10:37pm On Feb 06
bligs:

There's no naija foodstuff that you can't find here, just that it maybe expensive and very far from your location, never thought that i will ever see snail, periwinkle and red beans here.
Please where did you get snail shocked, I have been looking for it
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Solitin40: 11:04pm On Feb 06
bligs:

There's no naija foodstuff that you can't find here, just that it maybe expensive and very far from your location, never thought that i will ever see snail, periwinkle and red beans here.
Even plantain too not the frozen one ?
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by bligs: 1:15am On Feb 07
masco131:

Please where did you get snail shocked, I have been looking for it
I saw the signage "if you need snail contact this number" at Nulan food, out of curiosity i contacted the number and turn out to be real. If you're in Victoria, i can give you her contact just that her location is far (Melton), it took me about 45mins.
Solitin40:

Even plantain too not the frozen one ?
I used to argue that you can't get certain food here not until i saw ewedu, éfò riro, ùgù, amunu tútú, locust beans even sàki.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by masco131(m): 2:37am On Feb 07
bligs:

I saw the signage "if you need snail contact this number" at Nulan food, out of curiosity i contacted the number and turn out to be real. If you're in Victoria, i can give you her contact just that her location is far (Melton), it took me about 45mins.
Wow sad
I stay in NSW maybe when I visit Victoria I will come and chop snail tongue grin
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by AussieJoan: 6:07am On Feb 08
NEW UPDATE

Getting a Job.

I just got to know of an app named mable and hireup.
I don't really know much about hire up but I can tell you some things about it.
MABLE
PROS
* You set your wages
* You set your working time and location
* You don't need to have the cert 3 and 4 in aged care, individual support and disability(although I must say there will be of higher advantage to you)

CONS
These are not really cons because the benefits outweigh them nevertheless
* You need these certificates
1. CPR and first aid( I got mine for $75 for both)
2. You need an ABN( it's free)
3. You need Working with Children Check to be approved(its about $126 thereabouts)
4. You need references. If you want to work as personal care, you'll need professional references: if you don't have such you can do others which doesn't require professional references but references from either a colleague or someone in the profession.

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Miraj22: 12:39pm On Feb 08
Please does anyone know if there is any ongoing Australian scholarships??
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by alao1981: 9:09pm On Mar 14
Hello. I am heading to Wollongong in few weeks time and will appreciate linking up with anyone that can provide location-specific guides/support. Thanks.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Otumbalamba: 11:02pm On Mar 26
Please I arrived in Sydney 3 march 2020, I have done practically all necessary certification for jobs but still I have not found one yet.
Am really worried.
Is there any extra thing I need to do.

Thanks
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by masco131(m): 11:40pm On Mar 26
Otumbalamba:
Please I arrived in Sydney 3 march 2020, I have done practically all necessary certification for jobs but still I have not found one yet.
Am really worried.
Is there any extra thing I need to do.

Thanks
Check indeed and seek for jobs. Make your CV very convincing and attractive, the best will come soon.
Do you have certificate III?
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Otumbalamba: 12:01am On Mar 27
masco131:

Check indeed and seek for jobs. Make your CV very convincing and attractive, the best will come soon.
Do you have certificate III?

No both I have CPR, first aid and working with children check.
I also have white card,police check and am doing forklift license now.

I have applied to so many jobs on indeed, seek, mable,hire up,gumtree .
I have also registered with many agencies.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by masco131(m): 9:19am On Mar 27
Otumbalamba:


No both I have CPR, first aid and working with children check.
I also have white card,police check and am doing forklift license now.

I have applied to so many jobs on indeed, seek, mable,hire up,gumtree .
I have also registered with many agencies.
Check your CV well bro and hope for the best and you can check for jobs around Newcastle and hunter region, I believe there are more jobs around this area.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by WestAfrican: 11:13pm On Apr 09
Otumbalamba:


No both I have CPR, first aid and working with children check.
I also have white card,police check and am doing forklift license now.

I have applied to so many jobs on indeed, seek, mable,hire up,gumtree .
I have also registered with many agencies.

CV and cover letter is vital. For example, If you are searching for job in Forklift, make sure all your work experiences and references are in Forklift or something similar. Same goes with cover letter.

If you no get experiences, try find way to arrange for 9ja. Oftentimes this guys want experience workers.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by Kess2020: 11:21pm On Apr 25
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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by helpyom(f): 6:13am On Apr 26
AussieJoan:



One can get a job in disability just y having those certs in hand. I personally know people doing it and that is the path am on. You can get all those cert in one day


Getting the certificates in hand you mean from Nigeria when your leaving or you must get with Australian agency on Disability program?
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by luvluvluv: 9:49am On Apr 26
Still following
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by AussieJoan: 6:28pm On Apr 26
helpyom:



Getting the certificates in hand you mean from Nigeria when your leaving or you must get with Australian agency on Disability program?

I don't think it's feasible to get the certificates before leaving from the agencies I've come across with and I've never heard of Australian agency on Disability program ( or are you talking about the regulating body)
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by AussieJoan: 6:31pm On Apr 26
Otumbalamba:
Please I arrived in Sydney 3 march 2020, I have done practically all necessary certification for jobs but still I have not found one yet.
Am really worried.
Is there any extra thing I need to do.

Thanks
As someone pointed check your CV and resume, also use Zety dot com for your resume, that was what I got and I was invited to lots of interviews.
Another thing is get to know people, connection works. Check with your local church as well.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by AussieJoan: 6:32pm On Apr 26
bligs:

I saw the signage "if you need snail contact this number" at Nulan food, out of curiosity i contacted the number and turn out to be real. If you're in Victoria, i can give you her contact just that her location is far (Melton), it took me about 45mins.

I used to argue that you can't get certain food here not until i saw ewedu, éfò riro, ùgù, amunu tútú, locust beans even sàki.

That ugu doesn't represent my father land at all ohh embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed embarassed

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Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by AussieJoan: 6:37pm On Apr 26
UPDATE

FSA: Food Service Assistant.

Get your FSA certificate, it's not expensive

Go to blue cross website, they are always advertising vacancies ( FSA and others)


NB: A lot of windows are being closed on we internationals.......ranging from getting your certificates and all that so I would advise you to get your certificates as soon as you can.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by AussieJoan: 6:39pm On Apr 26
hustla:


Una dey lie for this app Sha
4.5m - 5m will fix admission stuff

Of course you'll have to pay for flight later and some extra for settling down in

Mtchhheeeewww. 4.5m can't even pay a semester fee for me, Please try to read and do some research undecided undecided
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by hustla(m): 6:41pm On Apr 26
AussieJoan:


Mtchhheeeewww. 4.5m can't even pay a semester fee for me, Please try to read and do some research undecided undecided

You don vex
grin
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by mamatwiny(f): 2:57pm On Apr 27
AussieJoan:
NEW UPDATE

Getting a Job.

I just got to know of an app named mable and hireup.
I don't really know much about hire up but I can tell you some things about it.
MABLE
PROS
* You set your wages
* You set your working time and location
* You don't need to have the cert 3 and 4 in aged care, individual support and disability(although I must say there will be of higher advantage to you)

CONS
These are not really cons because the benefits outweigh them nevertheless
* You need these certificates
1. CPR and first aid( I got mine for $75 for both)
2. You need an ABN( it's free)
3. You need Working with Children Check to be approved(its about $126 thereabouts)
4. You need references. If you want to work as personal care, you'll need professional references: if you don't have such you can do others which doesn't require professional references but references from either a colleague or someone in the profession.

Ok
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by mamatwiny(f): 3:01pm On Apr 27
AussieJoan:
UPDATE

FSA: Food Service Assistant.

Get your FSA certificate, it's not expensive

Go to blue cross website, they are always advertising vacancies ( FSA and others)


NB: A lot of windows are being closed on we internationals.......ranging from getting your certificates and all that so I would advise you to get your certificates as soon as you can.
Windows like what?
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by AussieJoan: 10:20pm On Apr 29
hustla:


You don vex
grin

No, am not. people new to the process would think a lot of us are lying on this platform as to the financial means required for this journey.
It pays to think before you voice out certain things.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by AussieJoan: 10:21pm On Apr 29
mamatwiny:

Windows like what?

Work opportunities.
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by hustla(m): 10:29pm On Apr 29
AussieJoan:


No, am not. people new to the process would think a lot of us are lying on this platform as to the financial means required for this journey.
It pays to think before you voice out certain things.

I get. Was talking about 1 semester tho


Don't the fsa jobs pay up to 30/hr?
Re: Nigerian Students In Australia: Survival Tips!! by helpyom(f): 9:47pm On Apr 30
AussieJoan:


I don't think it's feasible to get the certificates before leaving from the agencies I've come across with and I've never heard of Australian agency on Disability program ( or are you talking about the regulating body)


Ok you meant running a certificate course in disability at any Tafe when you arrive Australia?

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