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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.

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