Please clarify my doubt related to IELTS requirement in South Australia GSM (http://www.immigration.sa.gov.au/app...vel_status.php)
Corresponding to my ANZSCO Code 263213 - ICT Systems Test Engineer , with High Availablity this is mentioned - "* See IELTS explanation section above"
Below is the IELTS Explanation Section.
Some assessing authorities may have a specific IELTS score that applicant must meet in order to obtain a positive skills assessment.
See link to DIAC website for information on Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI) - http://www.immi.gov.au/asri/
All applicants must provide a copy of a valid IELTS test result with their supporting documentation, unless they hold a valid passport from, and are a citizen of, the United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America, or the Republic of Ireland, (these passport holders only need to provide an IELTS test result if the special requirement for their occupation is 7.0 or higher)
. This IELTS test score must be less than two years old at the time of sponsorship decision.
Some occupations have additional requirements that you must meet in addition to all other sponsorship requirements. If there is no special requirement listed you are required to meet the threshold requirement of 6 in each band for sponsorship.
Any applicant (offshore or onshore) relying on Australian work experience to meet the minimum work experience requirement will not be eligible to apply unless at least 50% of this has been achieved in South Australia.
Sponsorship approvals are valid for 60 days from the date of approval. There will no extensions (unless there are extenuating or compelling circumstances that are unforeseen AND beyond your control) and if the request is made before the approval expires. If a Sponsorship approval has expired, applicants will need to submit a completely new Sponsorship application. They must meet all criteria (including any new requirements) at that time.
Now, since I do not have 7 bands in each IELTS sections - L-7.5 || R-6.5 || W-7 || S-6.0
points (assuming I will get State Sponsorship for Skilled - Regional Sponsored (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 475)
from South Australia) required for DIAC.
Work Experience 10
Sponsorship 10 point for Subclass 475 (Skilled - Regional Sponsored (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 475))
For sake of information, I have never been to Australia and have 5+ years of experience as an ICT Systems Test Engineer and have got my ACS skills positive.
Am I good to apply State Sponsorship from South Australia and then apply Skilled - Regional Sponsored (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 475) VISA ?
Please suggest. Thanks in advance.