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  1. Joe you'll get yours this week, it hasn't been 3 months since you submitted. Mine was 3 calendar months and 4 days from submission. ๐Ÿ˜Š
  2. Hi Sunnykirana, Yes if you have studied the Diploma of Children's Services in Australia and are offered a position in Management (Director or Assistant Director) you can transition onto the 'Job Ready Program' which is for recent graduates I think you need to be guaranteed a job for 18-24 months in that position so needs to be full time permanent. Contact Trades Recognition Australia, they are the assessing authority for CCC Manager for skilled migration and the ones who issue the Job Ready Program. I would say without prior experience it would be fairly difficult to walk into a management position straight from the diploma, but perhaps in regional Australia they may be crying out for these positions. Good luck!
  3. General skilled migration. ๐Ÿ˜œ
  4. We paid ยฃ2,000 for agent fees as part of the whole process for skills assessment & visa application - when exchange rate was bad too. To me it was pennies, it was ยฃ1,000 each less than 6 weeks rent for something so important. So many people make mistakes that cost them their whole visa application charge and have to start over, and then pay for an agent too. Each individual has there own reasons. If you're very clued up on your skill and requirements, have lots of time on your hands and your case is easy then go for it! Good luck โ˜˜โ˜˜
  5. So immi only grant 190,000 skilled visas per year that's their max. They've already invited over that number so only the first 190,000 will be granted then once the quota has been filled they wait for the new financial year to begin- 1st of July. Every year in May/June the visa grant comes to a halt, usually mid June they stop issuing visas. Joeh99 based on mine and others I think you should hear by the 20th June if quotas aren't filled before then. I've been in the same situation, everyday thinking 'is it today' checking emails, immi tracker, forums, etc driving myself insane. It's such a painful experience to go through and I really wish it was clearer. Although in the end once you get the visa, you have no idea what to do with yourself and the waiting is so worth it to have that email : "congratulations you've been granted a 189 skilled independent visa- stay : indefinitely." They didn't give us much time though entry date was before 03/10 and grant was 25/5
  6. Stay in there guys. I have to admit it was the most painful wait ever. 13 weeks & 2 days from lodging but finally when it came through I almost died. I'm still in shock and don't know what to do with myself now, we have to wait 3 months to go due to work but when it comes honestly there's no better feeling. Be aware everything has slowed down as skilled migration quotas are near max. Wishing all of you a grant email next week ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ
  7. She's fine don't worry! I had the same concern. My boyfriend and I had 2 years in Oz, we met on the second year. He had worked for employer 1 for 4 months in the first year and 4 months on the second and then employer 2 for 6 months on the first and again 4 months on the second year. So in total worked 8 months with employer 1 and employer 2 10 months in total. The employers were also friends! We were granted permanent residency last week- no issues. ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ as above, the second year starts the 6 month period over again. So from May she was free to work with that employer again.
  8. Hi Lucas, that's great news. I have no doubt the BA will equate to at least diploma or advanced diploma level. Good luck with the interview process... โ˜บ๏ธ @sunnykirana- Sorry for the delay I didn't get a notification of a new post. I didn't do the job ready program as you need to be in Oz, have studied the diploma there and been offered a managers position. The criteria for TRA to be successful for skilled migration under CCC Manager is; Management experience; Minimum 3 years with at least 20 children ranging from 0-6years with the all the duties and responsibilities from ANZSCO 134111 and a diploma level early childhood education qual. Hope pe this helps. ๐Ÿ˜Š
  9. Hi Dragonflygecko,ย 

    Congratulations on successfully obtaining your visa! I just checked that the number of visa approvals for Child Care Centre Manager has just changed from 19 to 20, and I guess you must have been the 20th one!ย 

    I wonder whether you have gone through the job ready program to get your TRA skills assessment? ย They offer a job ready program now for newly graduate to receive their skills assessment.ย 

    I saw that you had three years experience. ย Did you use it for extra work experience points or is it part of the skills assessment requirements? ย 

    Really appreciate your response.ย 


  10. I had my 189 granted on Thursday ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ keep in there guys it's coming. Wishing you all some good news this week โ˜˜
  11. Hmm, well a lot. There are two lists short term (STSOL) and long term lists (MLTSSL) take a look... http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Work/Skills-assessment-and-assessing-authorities/skilled-occupations-lists
  12. Have you an occupation on either of the skilled list?
  13. Aw that's good then at least you'll know in a months' time. I was hoping to 'top up' my FDA over there but with the new international fees even for permanent residents I think I'll pass! I would really like to get into teaching/tutoring Cert 3 and Diploma in Children's Services students but will probably wait the four years until we gain citizenship. There are some parts of GC which are considered regional, for example Nerang and Mt Tamborine. So you'd only need to work there and you could live in Surfers, Burleigh, Upper Coomera or wherever you wanted. I am going to have a little look at jobs now that I have the visa, I applied for one the other day but heard nothing back obv because I was so far away with no visa...!
  14. You might be good with the cache level 3 and higher certificate to achieve diploma level. When did you submit? Yeah it's highly unlikely unless you had 20 children 0-6 registered to your childminders. I have 3 qualifications (Montessori, level 3, & foundation degree) but ACECQA only assessed level 3. Where do you hope to go? X
  15. With the recent changes I would get your application in ASAP. Fingers crossed your qual is diploma level, what is your qualification? Yes for TRA you need to manage a nursery with at least 20 children 0-6 years old. Yes TRA is the assessing authority. It cost $1,000 for the skills assessment. We're booking flights for 2nd September going to the Gold Coast. Can't fully believe it yet! ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜†