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  1. josephcom

    Am I obliged to work in my field with visa 189

    Thanks mate. You made my day ?
  2. I'm living in Australia with a visa 189. Am I leagally obliged to work in my own field (electrical engineering)? I mean can I change my career anytime and anyhow I wish?
  3. Are they reliable? Are them too expensive? Can you suggest a good one?
  4. Because I think my qualification (recignised by my assessor) has to be at a level which has been mentioned in ANZSCO for my nominated occupation. for example now that I've been recognized as Engineering Technologist, and according to ANZSCO "This occupation has a level of skill commensurate with a Bachelor degree or higher qualification", I cannot get any point for 'Educational Qualification' with associate degree (even if my associate degree has been recognised by Engineers Australia.
  5. Wow, I'm leaving in Iran. Damn it, here's the end of the world.there's no agent here!!!
  6. Even if it's an associate degree? Do you mean my qualification has not to be the same as what is necessary for my nominated occupation?
  7. Last month I received my successful CDR result. I've been recognized as 'Engineering Technologist' and my bachelor degree is comparable to 'AQF Associate Degree'. But here is ANZSCO's description of an 'Engineering Technologist': "This occupation has a level of skill commensurate with a Bachelor degree or higher qualification." And here is DIAC's clause for receiving points for Educational Qualification: "You can receive 10 points for documents that prove you have an award or qualification recognized by the assessing authority in the assessment of the skilled occupation". Can I receive that 10 points for educational qualification? I am concern that what EA has recognized is not what ANZSCO expect for an Engineering Technologist.
  8. I have two qualifications both in electrical engineering. An associate degree (2002) and a bachelor degree (2010). But engineers Australia told me that my associate degree is comparable to AQF IV and my BS is comparable to AQF associate degree. So they they recognised me as technologist rather than professional engineer. Also they told me my work experience is counted from 2010 while in I was employed in 2005 as an electrical technician. Now I've some problems. Since engineers Australia compare my associate degree with AQF III, it's possible for TRA to do such a thing again. In this case they may decide to substitute some of my work experiences for the formal qualification. My second concern is if they do such a thing, can I still receive points from DIAC for educational qualification?
  9. It's been mentioned in ANZSCO for my occupation ( ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS) that "In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification". The assessor of this occupation is TRA. I have two questions: in what instances it is necessary to prove 'on-the-job-training'? How long should be the duration of such an 'on-the-job-training'? How should I prove this period of 'on-the-job-training'? Is my contract in which the title "on-the-job-training" has been explicitly mentioned enough to prove my claim? Thank you for your cooperation.
  10. josephcom

    Work experience

    Why don't you try to get a higher score in IELTS?
  11. First of all I think it's nice to start from myself. I got a diploma qualification from a vocational high school in electrotechnology (1999). After that I went to a technical-vocational institute and after 2 years of study I got another qualification (associate degree) in electrotechnology (2002). Then in 2005 I started to work in the electrical maintenance department of a petrochemical industrial company as an electrical technician. Then in 2010, WITHOUT leaving my work, I got BS degree in Electrical Engineering. Now (2012) I have 7 years of work experience in the same company and still working ... Why I was not successful with Engineers Australia as a professional engineer? Here is their response: "- Your Associate Degree completed August 2002 is comparable to an AQF Certificate 4. - Your BSc (Electrical technology Engineering) is comparable to an AQF Associate Degree. Your combined qualifications are NOT comparable to an Australian Bachelor of Engineering. Consequently, the outcome given was recognition in the Engineering Technologist category, not the Professional Engineer category." Why Engineers Australia think so? email me to know (joseph.marzbani[at]gmail.com) Why I've not sent my docs to TRA? To be honest, I'm full of questions. I don't know how to assemble my work experience evidences. The title of my contract in the first two years of my job was "on-job-training'. But I didn't have a SPECIFIC trainer of something. I'm not sure if it's necessary to mention such title for TRA or not? Which of those pathways suit my circumstances? I never worked as a 'apprentice' or 'trainee'. But I have two formal qualifications. If I have to mention those two years as 'on-job-training', how should I prove it? how should I explain my duties? who must certify that?
  12. I am really tired of searching here and there to find the required information for being assessed as a simple (!) Electrical Engineering Technician (312312). So I decided to create a cozy thread only for we electrical technicians to share our experiences with other colleagues. Please bear in mind that share, share and again share whatever you know as the smallest piece of information may make the life far more easier for someone else. Of course you can ask whatever you wish, but try not to be overload ;-)
  13. I achieved my diploma from a vocational high school in 'Electrotechnology'. After that I achieved an associate degree qualification from a technical-vocational institute in 'Electrical Engineering' (requiring 2 years study and sometimes known as Electrotechnology/Electrotechnicque/Industrial Electricity). After that I started to work as an Electrical Technician (WITHOUT such things as on-job-training, apprenticeship, traineeships ...) Both vocational high school and technical-vocational institute from which I obtained my qualifications are governed by the formal education and training organization in Iran. At present, I have 7 years of full-time paid work experience and my job description conforms fully with what has been mentioned in ANZSCO (312312 ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN). 1- Does TRA pathway E suit my circumstances? If no, why and which pathway can be suitable for me? 2- Do my qualifications confirm with the term 'Formal Training'? 3- What is "Workplace Assessments"? Does this term have any relationship with on-job-training? Thank you for your help.
  14. josephcom

    Some questions about TRA pathway E?

    Thanks gbuss. Can I ask you what was your occupation?
  15. 12. Skill Pathway E (Australian Qualification holders) 12.1. Work experience: Applicants citing Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) qualifications awarded on the basis of acceptable formal training (see clauses 12.4 and 12.5) must also provide evidence of relevant and directly related work experience equalling not less than 900 hours. 12.2. Applicants citing AQF qualifications awarded on the basis of an acceptable workplace assessment (see clause 12.7) must also provide evidence of relevant and directly related work experience equalling not less than 4 years. 12.3. Such work experience must be verifiable work experience under the supervision and direction of a suitably-qualified person (ordinarily a fully-qualified person in the relevant occupation). Which work experience do you think this clause is talking about? That mentioned in 12.1 or that in 12.2? Basically I have a diploma in electrotechnic (industrial electricity) from a vocational high school. Also I have an associate degree in electrical engineering from a vocational institute (2 years). But I've never be under supervision of someone. After achieving associate degree, I started to work as an electrical engineering technician and now I have 7 years of work experience in the same company. Which pathway is suitable for me? A, B, C or D? I'm really worry that non of them is suitable for my circumstances.