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      We have been on every visa under the sun :( I came over on a WHV. Have had two student visas and am now on a graduate 485 visa that expires in June.

      I can imagine that it must be terribly hard if you have kids. I know what you mean about sponsorship. Some call it the 'slave' visa. Also, I guess there is always the risk that it could come off the CSOL before you can be sponsored for PR and you are very much at the mercy of your employer.

      Cafe/Restaurant Manager was on the State Priority Occupation List (although it was schedule 3), so at least there is still a skills shortage. At least with IELTS and skills assessments done, we will be ready to make an application right away if it ever does make it back on the list. Fingers crossed! ��


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      I wish I'd of joined this site sooner and learnt this information, I've just signed up to an advanced diploma in hotel & hospitality management to help me with a restaurant manager job to enable me to gain sponsorship and now it's been removed ��

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      Quick Update - Vetassess!

      E-mailed them last night to chase up my result. It has been 11 weeks and the website is now quoting 8-10 weeks. Had the following response this morning

      "In response to your query regarding the status of your application with VETASSESS, we apologise for the delay in processing your case and any inconvenience this has caused, however, your case is now being treated with priority.
      An assessment officer may contact you via email to notify you if further documents and/or information is required. If the documents are complete, all attempts will be made to try to complete your case within a couple of weeks.

      If there are any changes to your contact details (name, address or telephone number), please inform VETASSESS as soon as possible. This will prevent communication delays."

      It appears that my application hasn't even passed anybody's desk yet! Very frustrating considering the cost and the fact that while it is sat in somebody's in tray my chances of migration are getting slimmer by the day!

      Time for more waiting it seems!
      Vetassess Skills Assessment lodged 11/09/13 IELTS booked for 12/10/13 IELTS Result 25/10/13 L-8.5 R-8.5 W-8.0 S-9.0 Overall 8.5

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      Quote Originally Posted by jrmurray1108 View Post
      It appears that my application hasn't even passed anybody's desk yet! Very frustrating considering the cost and the fact that while it is sat in somebody's in tray my chances of migration are getting slimmer by the day!

      Time for more waiting it seems!
      This is a common story and one of the most frustrating things about the Australian immigration system. A lot of industry professionals are now complaining that there's too many changes to the law and occupation lists made without a decent notice period. As the process takes so long to complete it leaves thousands in a position where they've expended a lot of money and no longer have a viable option.

      Theres also no need for it to take so long as in most circumstances it's not a difficult assessment to make. For the amount that is being charged the service standard should be much, much higher.

      You might want to consider the Employer Nomination Scheme - Direct Entry for an employer-sponsored visa with far more stability than the 457.

      Hope it works out for you.
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      Just a quick post, sent an email of complaint to Vetassess yesterday about the delays. Had an email straight back from a team leader saying that my application would be processed within 3 days.

      Woke up this morning and looks like the assessment has been completed

      "Your application for the Skills Recognition - General Occupations has been completedand the result letter has been sent out by the selected mail service.


      Please note that VETASSESS cannot disclose the outcome over the phone or email and therefore
      you are requested to wait until you receive the outcome letter"

      Just need to wait for the results nonow fingers crossed!
      Vetassess Skills Assessment lodged 11/09/13 IELTS booked for 12/10/13 IELTS Result 25/10/13 L-8.5 R-8.5 W-8.0 S-9.0 Overall 8.5

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      Got the results.....

      Negative! :(

      looks like thats the end of it, I haven't had the letter yet but will assume as my qualifications don't match that is the reason. A bit frustrating but rules are rules. Wish I'd spent the money on a holiday :-D

      i thought having read the DIPB website I wouldn't need to show any formal qualifications as I have over 10 years experience

      "Skill level
      This occupation has a level of skill commensurate with an AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma. At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)."

      Oh well, another 4 years in UK until I finish my degree.

      will post the outcome letter when it lands
      Vetassess Skills Assessment lodged 11/09/13 IELTS booked for 12/10/13 IELTS Result 25/10/13 L-8.5 R-8.5 W-8.0 S-9.0 Overall 8.5

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      Quote Originally Posted by jrmurray1108 View Post
      Got the results.....

      Negative! :(

      looks like thats the end of it, I haven't had the letter yet but will assume as my qualifications don't match that is the reason. A bit frustrating but rules are rules. Wish I'd spent the money on a holiday :-D

      i thought having read the DIPB website I wouldn't need to show any formal qualifications as I have over 10 years experience

      "Skill level
      This occupation has a level of skill commensurate with an AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma. At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)."

      Oh well, another 4 years in UK until I finish my degree.

      will post the outcome letter when it lands
      If you read the vetassess website, this occupation is category C which means at least a diploma level is required for a successful skills assessment. Did you submit details of a diploma level qualification (even if not related)?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Rupert View Post
      If you read the vetassess website, this occupation is category C which means at least a diploma level is required for a successful skills assessment. Did you submit details of a diploma level qualification (even if not related)?
      Hi Rupert,

      I have a level 4 certificate in management issued by ILM, same level/equivalent to a foundation degree. I also submitted my qualifications as a mechanic, no idea what either equate to Australia wise. Thought it would be enough but obviously not.

      I returned to uni last year anyway do complete a BA hons in hospitality management. Looks like I'll have to sit it out and re-apply then.

      to be fair our options were limited at best anyway with only NT having 141111 on its SMOL, I wouldn't be surprised to see it removed on the next update.

      Thanks

      Jay
      Vetassess Skills Assessment lodged 11/09/13 IELTS booked for 12/10/13 IELTS Result 25/10/13 L-8.5 R-8.5 W-8.0 S-9.0 Overall 8.5

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      Quote Originally Posted by jrmurray1108 View Post

      Negative! :(

      looks like thats the end of it, I haven't had the letter yet but will assume as my qualifications don't match that is the reason. A bit frustrating but rules are rules. Wish I'd spent the money on a holiday :-D

      i thought having read the DIPB website I wouldn't need to show any formal qualifications as I have over 10 years experience
      The problem is that the DIBP website is a guide only and unfortunately the information cannot always be relied on.
      Also the requirements will vary between Assessing Authorities and may bear no relation to Immigration requirements.

      Quote Originally Posted by jrmurray1108 View Post
      This occupation has a level of skill commensurate with an AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma. At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 2)."
      Again this is the requirements under ANZSCO which depending on the situation and visa many not be relevant to either the Assessing Authority requirements of even Immigration requirements.

      It looks like you were given bad advice by Vetassess as per your earlier post.
      Quote Originally Posted by jrmurray1108 View Post
      Hi,

      Having spoke to Vetassess prior to applying, 3 years experience is sufficient to substitute for any formal qualifications and should yield a positive outcome providing my references and evidence stack up.
      Vetassess do not accept experience as a substitute for formal qualifications.
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      Wouldn't it be great to have all the relevant/correct information in one place :)

      I will be back in 2016....
      Vetassess Skills Assessment lodged 11/09/13 IELTS booked for 12/10/13 IELTS Result 25/10/13 L-8.5 R-8.5 W-8.0 S-9.0 Overall 8.5

     

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