Ok, so in July 2011 I applied for skills assessment for 313214 - Telecommunications Technologist with Engineers Australia.
I had originally queried with Eng Oz as I don't hold an Engineering degree. I actually hold a computing degree, but had worked in Telecoms for 7 years. They said that there shouldn't be any issues after explaining my situation.
I sent my 52 page CDR and waited for a positive outcome.
In November 2011 I received a 1 line letter telling me that I as unsuccessful and would be more suited to software development?!?!
Anyway, after 3 months of disappointment I decided to lodge a very cleverly worded informal appeal.
I didn't hear anything until October 2013, when I received an apology email out of the blue.
They over turned my initial assessment! Wow! So now I have an official skills assessment.
So anyway, I had kind of got my head out of Australia and dismissed the idea.
On receiving the email, I was not too bothered, but now that I have been thinking about it, I'm getting the bug again!
But now, I have no idea how much the emigration system has changed in 2 years (I'm guessing a lot!)
So I have a couple of questions if you don't mind.
1) How long is my skills assessment valid for?
2) What is the process now? I seem to think that now you need to apply, so that you can apply. Is this correct? Is it possible to apply for permanent migration?
3) Does anyone know of any DWDM / SDH jobs in Perth, or have a good website link that can help those with a skills assessment only, to get a job and emigrate.
I was brought up in Perth and my Father's side of the family are all out there - if only I had my Australian Citizen ship ;-)
Thanks for your time, I'm totally out of touch with the process!