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  1. Ginjafro

    Employer Sponsorship, over 45, unskilled partner

    Hi, Good luck with PR. Can you tell me if you may have other similar circumstances, ie being aged +45 ?
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    Employer Sponsorship, over 45, unskilled partner

    Hi, I am asking is it possible for PR (for the family unit but no kids) if the skilled person gets employer sponsorship, especially if they are 45+ and approaching 50 within the next 2 years or so. If they went for skilled sponsorship they would just not get the required points despite skills, experience, degree etc.
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    Employer Sponsorship, over 45, unskilled partner

    Having looked at Skill Select info on 457 & 186 it does not clarify which, if any, could lead to Permanent Residency or cover the other issues of the OP. If you can provide any answers for either, I would be grateful.
  4. As the title suggests - If a potential 45+ migrant with positive skills assessment & IELTS gains Employer Sponsorship/Nomination but has an unskilled partner what future prospect is there for them to achieve Permanent Residency?
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    176 lodged May 2012

    Yes, it was via an Agent and we are trying to find out what is happening and get the application number, thanks for your advice.
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    176 lodged May 2012

    Our 176 was supposed to have been submitted to WA, the week beginning 7th May 2012, however we have still not had any news. At first we put it down to a rush of applications to beat the July deadline. However, the WA Government news site states the following: http://www.migration.wa.gov.au/skilledmigration/Pages/LatestNews.aspx "Current Processing Times 6:00pm WST - 22 June 2012 State Sponsorship Applications for State Sponsorship received on or before 15 June 2012 have now been processed. Please take the current processing time of 5 working days into account if you are planning on making an application to Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) on or before 30 June 2012." I have contacted them today and asked them to confirm if and when our application for state sponsorship was received and lodged? I don't expect a reply until at least Monday. Has anyone else had similar problems?
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    Vetassess Practical. What do I need to take with me?

    Hi, You will not need your hi-vis but do wear your safety boots and any tools you prefer to use, especially spare pencils and tape measure. Don't forget your passport and other stuff to identify and prove you are who you are! Also, don't forget to pick it up when you finish!! Finally, if you know your stuff you'll be fine, the assessors are there to help and not to catch you out. Good luck.
  8. Ginjafro

    Managerial Skills

    As above, however, be prepared for a long wait! My wife has successfully passed her AIM assessment but the process took well over 5 months. It was lodged with AIM in October 2011 and refered back to her three months later in December 2011 for some further information. This was duly supplied but various holidays over that period, staff shortages and numerous other excuses contributed to further delay and she eventually got a positive response in February 2012.
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    <p><p>Hi Sporty,</p></p>

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    <p><p>I notice that you and Marco have got your Visa, well done and congratulations. Our progress slowed significantly because my wife's assessment with AIM took nearly 6 months! She finally got a Positive result on the 27th Feb. We really understand how such long waits can become very stressful, causing us a lot of worry and sleepless nights. I did not enter IELTS until 18th Feb. As main applicant and being over 45 I required a minimum of 8 on all sections, eek! Thankfully I passed first time with a minimum of 8.5 and overall 9.0, I still can't quite believe it. We are seeing our agent during the week to submit our Visa application, so hope things will start to gather a healthy pace as your timeline suggests. We've nearly finished the house to be fit for sale so we hope to be in Oz within the next 3 to 6 months.</p></p>

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    <p><p>Anyway, I am really chuffed for the both of you but I am convinced that Marco holding my "lucky Australian nut" did the trick!</p></p>

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    <p><p>All the Best</p></p>

    <p><p>Danny</p></p>

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    <p><p>Hi</p></p>

    <p><p>The message about "bad agents". Was it "Get Going" based in Ivybridge?</p></p>

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    Help with the skills assessment with AIM

    Hi, I hope the previous posters have had successful outcomes. My wife is also being assessed by AIM and her portfolio was dispatched mid August 2011. After nearly 5 MONTHS we still do not have an outcome! Our Agent confirms AIM is assessing and asked for some minor detail clarification just prior to Christmas and again today in the 2nd week of January. We were warned many months ago that AIM can be very difficult and to even expect at least 3 months for a result - not the 4 weeks they claim on their website. Has anybody else suffered similar slow assessment? How long did it take? Is anybody else concerned about AIMs level of service?
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    Bench Joiner (331213) Practical Test

    Really sorry guys but hope a resit will do it. BTW what do you mean by "That Jan deadline is fast approaching"?
  13. I am a Joiner but did witness what the Carpenters had to do at a recent practical assessment day in London during September 2011. They had to build a section of "Hipped Roof" which was roughly 1mx1mx1m, from a drawing. They also have to respond to a series of questions during the day and must know health & safety.
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    Bench Joiner (331213) Practical Test

    I now have the important documents gained after my positive skills assessment, portfolio of evidence and practical assessment. The first is a "Statement of Attainment" issued by Vetasses. This certifies that (name of skilled person) has attained the following units of competency. In my case it lists 29 units such as, handle carpentry materials, use static machines, manufacture joinery components...... At the bottom of the statement it states "The competencies form part of CPC31908 Certificate III in Joinery". And "This qualification certified herein is recognised within the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)". The second document is titled "Skilled Migration Assessment". This confirms "SUCCESSFUL" Assessment outcome. It then goes on to state when the assessment was completed and "Based on the assessment, you meet the requirements of the nominated occupation and are assessed as suitable for migration purposes". Now.... there is a caveat emptor (beware) a final paragraph states the skilled worker will need to complete a "work safely in the construction industry" program of training and sucessfully complete to gain a "White Card". This final and vital competency "for licensing purposes must be achieved in Australia before the qualification can be issued". In other words when in Oz get your White Card and then you will gain full AQF III status, fair enough.
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    Bench Joiner (331213) Practical Test

    Hi, Please PM me for advise on my experience on the process. Like the other posters have indicated your OH should not worry too much but all should be much clearer when I can respond properly in time.
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