I recently applied for a State Sponsorship for WA as Office manager for Visa subclass 176 and it was refused.
> I have skills assessment for office manager from Vetassess done just 2 months ago and it is positive and IELTS with overall band score of 8, each band over 7.
> 3 years part-time work experience in the same occupation. (i am still working in NSW as an office manager)
> 2 Bachelor's Degrees from my country of ORIGIN.
I am currently on a subclass 573 dependent visa. My wife is a student and i am her dependent, even though they refused my application. The reason for refusal was, "RECENT AUSTRALIAN GRADUATES FROM ANY AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTIONS OTHER THAN FROM WESTERN AUSTRALIA, NEED TO HAVE A 12 MONTHS WORK EXPERIENCE IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA PRIOR TO LODGING THE APPLICATION." SINCE I DIDNOT MEET THIS REQUIREMENT MY APPLICATION HAS BECOME UNSUCCESSFUL.
But, hang on man...." I am not a student, i have never been to a Australian school, i have never studied in a school/college/uni here in AU. So why are u referring me as a RECENT AUSTRALIAN GRADUATE.?????????????????????????
I have submitted an application for a review yesterday. Hopefully, i will get to know, about the outcome sometimes today.
Is there anyone who had similar situation? I am so stressed.......! ANY HELP on this matter will be highly appreciated.