I intend on enlisting with the infantry as a commonwealth applicant very shortly. As I don't have a sponsor, I will have to start the process from scratch. I will need a modest source of income during this time - got plenty saved up - and a cheapish sort of place to stay. Had a look at all this stuff on the net but it all seems a bit daunting and i dont really have a clue at what to be looking for. So basically I'm after some pointers i.e areas to stay and how to go about gaining work - decent labour hire companies??? etc. All my previous employment in Australia has been unticketed metal-fabrication trades assistant stuff with some basic, apprentice-level MIG/TIG welding. Any help would be greatly appreciated. cheers.