[QUOTE=eliyel;6403426]i did not avail of philman's assistance. i chose to do it on my own.
my take on this is that if you have the means to come up with the funds needed to pursue your plan to work in australia, do it yourself without the aid of an agency. the process is not that complicated and you can figure it out by asking around, reading forums, etc. by doing so, you can save a lot of money in the long run (taking in consideration the interest rates offered by agencies.)
on the other hand, if you don't have the means to come up with the funds, or you're more comfortable knowing that your documents and application are being handled by someone more knowledgeable than you, or you simply just don't want to get your hands dirty, then i say go for it. although you must not forget that in the end, you might end up shelling out twice the amount of money you normally would've, should you have done it yourself.[/QUOT
How true. But im really financially tied at the moment. I wish I have another option. huhuhu.