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  1. When were they again flagged for removal? Tried googling but couldn't find anything. Is that for the 2018-2019 programme year? Thanks.
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    Pearson online mock

    I hadn't but will check them out - thanks! I had hoped that being an Oxford-educated native speaker that I'd breeze through but some of the test is harder than you'd expect! I've been having a few memory issues lately so sections like 'listen to this sentence and say it back' I find especially stressful.
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    Pearson online mock

    Enrolled for my test - 8th March - so fingers crossed!
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    Skills Assessment - Employer References

    Thanks - yeah I'll be using an agent, just wanted to check before I pay anything that I'm actually likely to get sufficient allocation for my work experience. Namely because if I can't write a stat declaration myself for my previous two roles I'm a bit stuffed and would only therefore have 2.5 years of qualifying experience and so there'd be no point even doing an assessment at this stage. So good to hear I can probably just write my own statutory declaration; will then just get one of the solicitors at work to witness it. My previous roles are fine with providing dates, salary, job title etc. and I have copies of my original contracts. Not sure I have a lot of my payslips so will do as you suggest and contact HMRC.
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    Pearson online mock

    Yeah i guess you have the distractions of other people talking in particular. Think I might take my second scored mock with a film on in the background or something to have some kind of background noise.
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    Pearson online mock

    Has anyone completed the online Pearson mock tests? Do you think they're representative of the test on the day? I just scored 90 across the board in the one I just took which makes me suspicious as I swear I sucked at a few of the speaking ones... I did get 73 in pronunciation which not sure what that was based off of. Shame I can't get a breakdown of my answers.
  7. Has anyone completed the online Pearson mock tests? Do you think they're representative of the test on the day? I just scored 90 across the board in the one I just took which makes me suspicious as I swear I sucked at a few of the speaking ones... I did get 73 in pronunciation which not sure what that was based off of. Shame I can't get a breakdown of my answers.
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    Migration Agents

    I believe Darren Chatt is now at Visa Bureau (received an email from him from that company the other week) - unless he's at both.
  9. I'm pulling together docs for my skills assessment with CAANZ. Two of my employers (combined 2 years experience) have policies in place that only allow references confirming dates, salary, job title and won't provide anything that details my role and responsibilities. I understand you can provide a statutory declaration in this case but who needs to provide one? As a further sticking point comes from the fact other employees (e.g. former line managers) won't provide such a declaration as they don't want to breach company policy either. Do I have any other options? I basically won't receive an invite to apply if I lose that 2 years of experience (as I would end up with just 65 points). Thanks.
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    Unsure of ANZSOC Occupation

    Spoke to an agent. Going to apply as an accountant on 70 points and it sounds like some experience that i thought wouldn't count in fact likely would, so come September I'll have 75 points so going to chance it and see if I get an invite at 70 and if not, update my EOI in September.
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    Unsure of ANZSOC Occupation

    So because i have direct mine experience I might have more of a shot than otherwise? Would that not just be an employer nominated visa though, if i had a job offer? Lots of options to consider anyway, so fingers crossed
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    Unsure of ANZSOC Occupation

    Thanks - yeah going to try and speak with a MARA agent next week. I had a look at the ANZSCO description of an accountant yesterday and it looks like things I do as part of my current role should be able to enable me to have a bit over 3 years of work experience as an accountant so I'd have 70 points - probably still on the low side but may be worth a shot. Will see what the MARA agent says.
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    Unsure of ANZSOC Occupation

    Thanks - yeah, I did have a look at accountant as well as I do have some background in audit and insolvency although it was a few years ago now. I've got 6 years experience total but 4 might be more applicable to finance manager and 2 might be more applicable to accountant so I end up with 75 points for the former and 65 for the latter. Worst comes to worse, I'll try and use my contacts at work (most of whom are ex mining execs from Perth) to try and find someone to sponsor me, or to take me on during a WHV and go from there.
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    Unsure of ANZSOC Occupation

    Hi,I'm looking to move to Perth next year so I've started looking into the process, researching visa options, etc.I currently work in the mining industry, working as a corporate finance manager. I provided a supporting and partially manager role in a recent large capital raise reporting to the CFO and am now managing large portions of a few billion dollars raise for our next stage of financing. As part of this, I manage various consultants drafting reports for due diligence purposes, liaise with banks and potential investors including running DD processes with capital providers, handle all of our financial modelling, and generally advise the CEO and CFO on a variety of strategic matters.My question is whether this fits into a specific ANZSCO occupation. My first thoughts were finance manager - my qualification (BA in Economics and Management at Oxford) plus part-qualifications in the ACA seem to cover off the qualification side of things. However the finance manager role seems to be more 'internal finance' based rather than the corporate finance work that I do, although my understanding is that the employment based skills section is optional just for additional points? Is that right? Also I just saw finance manager isn't even on WA's skilled occupation list so would that rule out a 190 visa for WA? Will I have to go the employer sponsored route? Appreciate anyone's thoughts - going to also speak to a MARA agent to get their input. Thanks.
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