First English is now my first language so please bear with me. I'm very confused now and need your help desperately.
Around 2 years ago (2015) I applied for studying in Australia and was granted student visa. My course consists of Cert III & Cert IV in Commercial Cookery as well as Diploma & Adv Diploma in Hospitality which lasts for a total of 2.5 years. I'm going to finish my Diploma soon in this June/July and intend to apply for visa 485 after that
Here is some of my information:
1. I have completed Cert III & Cert IV in Commercial Cookery and going to finish Diploma in Hospitality this June/July (total academic years would be 2 by the time I finish Diploma)
2. I work mostly as kitchen hand/cook from the time that I came to Australia. And all of my experience I gained was in Australia.
My questions are:
1/ Is it legal to stop studying and change visa types (in my case from international student to 485) or do I have to finish Adv Diploma?
2/ I know that the nominated occupation that I have to apply for skill assessment has to be in MLTSSL list (which is chef only), but I intend to apply for 190 with nominated occupation being cook (not chef). Is it possible for me to apply 2 skill assessments, one with nominated job as chef (for visa 485) and one with nominated job as cook (for 190 later on, maybe)
3/ I work mostly as kitchen hand/cook now. So is my work experience valid for chef/cook skills assessment? If it is valid, which occupation?
4/ Let's assume that I am granted visa 485 and on the way of applying for 190. Should I request for WA nomination, or should I ask for state nomination from other states? I study, graduate and work in WA and from what I know state governments tend to give opportunities for in-state graduates, but I read somewhere in this forum that WA is longer grant visa 190.
5/ How do you calculate experience points (for 189 and 190)? I read somewhere said "you have to be deemed qualified", what does "qualified" even mean? Does it mean you have to get a full skill assessment (PSA, JRE, JRWA & JRFA) or do I just need to complete step 1 (PSA) and I can start counting my experience?
6/ This question is actually about RSMS and TSS visas. I'm not really sure what are the requirements for employers/sponsors in order for them to be eligible for sponsor (turnover more than 1 million a year? the business cannot be fast food or mall cafe? Anything else?)
7/ What are the requirements for employees who want to apply for RSMS and TSS?
Sorry for asking soooooooooo many questions. Any advice would be appreciated!!!