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  1. If you ask for one, a registered migration agent must send you a copy of your application and this should include a listing of the uploads. Sometimes the immi online application system fails to exhibit uploads. If you want answers to the rest of your questions, or more to worry about, check section 54, 55, 56 of the Mitigation Act
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    Holding 457 while waiting on 190

    If you quit you can expect immigration to cancel your 457 in due course and this would cancel your bridging visa.
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    Skills assement and employer references

    https://www.acs.org.au/content/dam/acs/acs-skills/Skills Assessment Guidelines for Applicants V5-6 Aug 2018.pdf
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    Negative outcome based on qualification

    You might want to check the CEP for the current standing of your qualification from the University of Ilorin.
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    Skills assement and employer references

    This is fatal! A workaround is shown on the ACS website.
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    Information regarding 190 Visa

    From my post above: If the minister decides that false or misleading information was provided (no intention of residing in the nominating state or territory) adverse consequences could follow.
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    309/100 employment info

    Although they often do, delegates do not have to request further information and can make a decision on what has been submitted. For more search Sections 54, 55, 56 of the Migration Act.
  8. From time to time the minister publishes the percentage of applicants who engage the services of registered migration agents for various applications, but has not published (anywhere I can find) the success percentages for DIY cf. representation by unregistered practitioners cf. representation by Registered Migration Agents. A Freedom of Information request might dig this out. There would be no point in asking how may applicants have hanged themselves by relying on advice from immigration officers. Under the Code of Conduct RMAs are not permitted to offer 100% success 'guarantees' in partner (or any other) applications. A barrister once told me not to claim 100% success rate, because this could be construed as a 'guarantee' thereby breaching Clause 2.10 (c) of the Code; so I don't.
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    What happens if your score was not high enough?

    Your EoI will stay alive until it expires or is withdrawn.
  10. Work experience is not in general required for skilled migration. For skilled migration in most occupations work experience is required obtain the mandatory pre-migration skills assessment. Engineers can sometimes obtain a skills assessment without work experience and accountants can, but an accountant with out work experience would be doomed.
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    Secondary Teacher 189/190 NSW

    Don't! W Russell BA BSc PhD (QED) BEd
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    Native Speakers with low IELTS scores?

    I have assisted may clients who experienced greater or lesser difficulties with IELTS, but for client confidentiality I cannot refer to them on a public forum. This is good for a laugh: This is an automated email. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Call for submissions Timing for the introduction of English language standards for RMAs Dear agent, Registered Migration Agents interpret complex legislation, prepare detailed submissions on behalf of their clients and represent them in a wide variety of situations. High level English language skills are a necessary pre-requisite for this. Initial applicants for registration have been required to have a minimum level of English for some years. However, while the level required is higher now than in the past, it still does not involve everyone having to meet a formally recognised minimum standard. This has led to criticism of the profession at times and few Registered Migration Agents are able to point to having passed a formal English test. Overseas moves to introduce formal standards in Canada (IELTS 7.0) and New Zealand (introducing a similar requirement) have focused attention on the Australian registration system, which has long been a world leader. The Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act could soon lead to automatic recognition of Australian registered agents by New Zealand authorities and it is important to ensure that the reputation of the Australian migration profession is not diminished in any comparison. It has therefore been decided to formalise the English standard placed on Australia's Registered Migration Agents as soon as is practicable. A minimum standard that is equivalent to a minimum overall IELTS Academic band score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 6.5 in each module - reading, listening, speaking and writing) is to be adopted. This is consistent with the standard set in many other professions in Australia and with that being set in the migration advice profession overseas. The start date for this requirement needs to be set. Initial thoughts are to ensure that new entrants to the profession meet this standard from mid 2009 by being required to sit an IELTS test (or a benchmarked MARA approved equivalent) as part of their initial registration. Similarly, existing Registered Migration Agents would be required to do this as a "one-off" part of their re-registration. This might be from 2010 although there should be a good opportunity given to any existing agents who did not meet the standard to remain registered for a period while they lift the standard of their English to the required level. If the experience in other professions that have gone this route is any guide, few professional people should have difficulty in demonstrating that they meet the standard although some may feel the "one off" need to sit a test inconvenient or consider it pointless because they "obviously have high level English skills". The lasting benefits in relation to standing, for the profession as a whole and its individual members should outweigh any inconvenience or cost involved. The views of the migration advice profession and other stakeholders are sought on the timing for the introduction of the new requirement. Please send your views to submissions@mara.com.au by 28 September 2008. Regards Bernie Waters Chief Executive Officer re the above. I started to correct it and gave up. ___________________________________________________________________ Call for submissions Timing for the introduction of English language standards for RMAs Dear agent, Registered Migration Agents interpret complex legislation, prepare detailed submissions on behalf of their clients and represent them in a wide variety of situations. High level High-level English language skills are a necessary* prerequisite prerequisite for this. For some years Initial initial applicants for registration have been required to have a minimum level of English for some years. However (Is this necessary?), while the level required is higher now than in the past, it still does not involve everyone having to meet a formally recognised minimum standard. This has led to criticism of the profession at times and few Registered Migration Agents are able to point to having passed a formal English test. Overseas moves to introduce formal standards in Canada (IELTS 7.0) and New Zealand (introducing a similar requirement) have focused attention on the Australian registration system, which has long been a world leader. The Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Act could soon lead to automatic recognition of Australian registered agents by New Zealand authorities and it is important to ensure that the reputation of the Australian migration profession is not diminished in any comparison. It has therefore been decided to formalise the English standard placed on Australia's Registered Migration Agents as soon as is** practicable ***. A minimum standard that is equivalent to a minimum overall IELTS Academic band score of 7.0 (with a minimum score of 6.5 in each module - reading, listening, speaking and writing) is to be adopted. This is consistent with the standard set in many other professions in Australia and with that being set in the migration advice profession overseas. The start date for this requirement needs to be set. Initial thoughts are to ensure that new entrants to the profession meet this standard from mid 2009 mid-2009 by being required to sit an IELTS test (or a benchmarked MARA-approved equivalent) as part of their initial registration. Similarly, (delete) existing Registered Migration Agents would be required to do this as a "one-off" (once) as part of their re-registration. This might be from 2010 although there should be a good opportunity given to any existing agents who did (tense) not meet the standard to remain registered for a period while they lift the standard of their English to the required level. (or lower it) If the experience in other professions that have gone this route (delete)is any guide, few professional people should have difficulty in (delete)demonstrating that they meet the standard although some may feel the "one off" (delete) need to sit a test inconvenient or consider it pointless because they "obviously have high level English skills". The lasting benefits in relation to standing, for the profession as a whole and its individual members should outweigh any inconvenience or cost involved. The views of the migration advice profession and other stakeholders are sought on the timing for the introduction of the new requirement. Please send your views to submissions@mara.com.au by 28 September 2008. Regards Bernie Waters Chief Executive Officer *Prerequisites are always necessary As usual you are going to do whatever you are going to do and attempts to justify your actions are a waste of words. You might have written: From mid-2009 applicants for initial MARA registration must have an IELTS band score of at least 7 with a minimum grade of at least 6.5 in each sub-test, or an equivalent grade in an alternative MARA-approved test. From a date to be decided registered migration agents must satisfy this requirement as a condition of their next re-registration. There will be an opportunity for agents to remain registered while they improve their English. Submissions about a date for the introduction of testing for registered migration agents are invited. or similar, with perhaps a mention of how current the IELTS certificate will have to be.
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    Native Speakers with low IELTS scores?

    There was a time when the (then) MARA threatened RMAs with therequirement of sitting IELTS as a condition of re-registration. Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash withdrew this requirement for RMAs with 10+ years’ experience and others who had completed HSC and a degree in Australia. Lawyers, however functionally illiterate they might have been were exempted, of course. Having skipped the high school step, I could see trouble looming, notwithstanding that I have more degrees than a thermometer and I am a published novelist. I prepared for IELTS and still have the practice material somewhere in my drawers of unsubmitted manuscripts. I have assisted many clients who were in trouble with IELTS: pay for current review material and practise under test conditions until you are utterly sick of it and then do it again. Unless there are medical reasons not to, dose yourself on glucose (brain food) before and during the ordeal, and so on. You might expect that a client with an education degree and a masters in English and 8 years’ teaching college English would have trouble bungling IELTS repeatedly - afraid not. How do you spell PTE Academic?
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    How to go about 189 visa as a tailor

    May I suggest that you consult a registered migration agent for further advice?
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