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  1. Hi all, My name is Susie and am hoping to move to Australia with my boyfriend James. I’m an occupational therapist and James is a registered nurse. Our heart is really set on Melbourne and we are hoping to get a 190 skilled VIC state nomination visa with James as the primary applicant. James has 9 years experience as a Registered Nurse in the UK, he has a diploma in nursing but currently doing a top up course course to bring this to a BSc which ends in May. With 9 years experience as an RN James would have 85 + 5 points for 190 in VIC and meet the 2 year work experience requirement. (I can’t be the primary applicant as VIC requires 10 years experience for my occupation which I do not have). BUT we are worried that James’s 9 years as a registered nurse will not be recognised before his BSc bridging course. This would reduce our points significantly and mean we would not be eligible for state nomination from Victoria as they require 2 years experience. Has anyone been through this similar situation? I have been through a few threads, it seems that ANMAC will accept this experience but there is a chance that migration might not? Thanks for your help! Susie
  2. Thank you Wonderingaloud, that makes sense. It’s so tricky as it sounds immigration could accept prior experience but equally might not and it’s a very expensive risk to take!
  3. Thank you DukeNinja for that link. That’s interesting to know about transman agreement. I don’t think that’s a route we’ll need though as we can get the Aus registration/skills assessment as soon as he finishes the degree top up in April, it’s the experience not being recognised that’s the barrier!
  4. That’s useful thank you! Can I ask when was that you and others you know migrated and on which visas?
  5. Thanks for your help guys - doesn’t sound good. That’s so frustrating as the top up course is just essay based and does not really reflect his experience as a working registered nurse!