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  1. Morning all My partner and I are looking into applying for a skilled visa as my Occupation is now on the SOL List (Occupational Health and Safety Advisor) I have contacted VETASSESS who have informed me that I do not qualify as I do not have a degree however, when I did a little research on the Department of Immigration website, it clearly states under my job title that 5 years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. I have 7 years experience, am fully qualified and a graduate member of the leading H&S body in the UK and do not have a degree as I do not need one in my occpuation. I contacted VETASSESS who passed me on to DIAC who passed me back. I cannot contact VETASSESS over the phone as I am on hold for such long periods so I use email which is proving fruitless as they just pass me off. Can anyone advise on how I can approach this? Is there a skills assessment form I could complete? Just because VETASSESS say no and do not look into my query regarding the skills assessment on my background, I do not want to give up and some guidance would be greatly appreciated.
  2. Hi there I have just qualified as a nvq level 2 carpenter as was wondering is that enough experience to risk moving out to oz??? Will my 2 years of carpentry experience be enough to hold down a job?? Is there much site work about?? Many thanks
  3. Hi all, just wondering if anyone knew the Australian equivalent to an NVQ level three in plumbing and also gas safe registered? been trying to find this online but having some difficultly. Im a twenty five year old plumber looking to apply for SA 176, has anyone been in the same shoes? Any advice on applying for SA 176 would be much appreciated. Passed vetassess just waiting for SA to re-open on the website. Also when applying for SA 176 do you have to have a job offer? Thanks alot Si:smile:
  4. Hi Myself and my husband have decided to move to Australia and have done a lot of research so far to work out the best way to get there. However, we have a couple of questions I hope somebody can help us with? We are looking to apply for an independent 175 visa with hubby as the main applicant and myself as a secondary applicant. We plan to do this post-1st July under the new points test. My hubby is a qualified accountant and has worked in the industry since he qualified 15 years ago. He is ACCA qualified with no degree. This is where our confusion lies. With regards to the amount of points available for education, can anyone advise whether ACCA would qualify for the 10 points under the new scheme? We have read the release from DIAC that states that 10 points are allocated for an "award or qualification recognised by the assessing authority in the assessment of the skilled occupation". We have had an initial chat with a migration agent who cannot confirm what this means and if ACCA would qualify for these 10 points, although they did say that ICAA would give a positive skills assessment. Does this in itself mean that the 10 points will be awarded? Apologies for the long-winded post - I wanted to set the scene accurately! Many thanks in advance for your help.
  5. We are hoping to move to Perth in about 12 months - we have just submitted our 176 visa application under OH's occupation. I am currently on maternity leave (I am a School Business Manager) and have been thinking about completing my AATs to brush up my skills. Howver know that we are looking to move I am wondering if I'd be better looking into AQF but have no idea if I can or where to start Can I? how much does it cost? how long does it take? :eek: Est
  6. Anyone can help please. I'm not sure if I'm eligible to apply under the qualification of a management accountant. I'm a Commerce graduate major in Management Accounting. I have been self employed wherein I managed a small business here in my town for 9 years. I checked cpa australia and I have taken most of the core subjects in accounting. Can I apply?
  7. Hi everyone, Im asking this question for a family member that is thinking of emigrating to WA. She is a mental health nurse here in the UK & has been for around 10 years. She is wondering whether she would need to convert her qualification into an Australian qualification if they were to move? This worries her as she would obviously want to start earning straight away. Also her husband is a plumber & she already knows that he would need to get a licence to work as a plumber in Australia. If anyone knows anything about this I would really appreciate some advisE so I can pass it on. Also if she would have to do a conversion does anyone know how long this would take?, whether its hard? & how much it costs? Thanks in advance. Hayley
  8. Hi everyone, Im asking this question for a family member that is thinking of emigrating to WA. She is a mental health nurse here in the UK & has been for around 10 years. She is wondering whether she would need to convert her qualification into an Australian qualification if they were to move? This worries her as she would obviously want to start earning straight away. Also her husband is a plumber & she already knows that he would need to get a licence to work as a plumber in Australia. If anyone knows anything about this I would really appreciate some advisE so I can pass it on. Also if she would have to do a conversion does anyone know how long this would take?, whether its hard? & how much it costs? Thanks in advance. Hayley
  9. Hi all, My fiance' and I are looking tp move to dandenong (victoria) in the next 6-8 months when the visas come through as i have been offered a sponspred job in the print industry. My girlfried however is yet to find a job and needs some help with converting her qualifications/advice. My girlfirend has a LLB (Hons) Law degree and has also completed the Post Gradudate Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) as she wishes to become a solicitor. However she has been working in the legal expenses insurance industry for the last 2.5 years as she has been unable to secure a training contract to enable her to qualify as a solicitor. so my questions are: a) what course if any would she need to complete to convert her degree and LPC, How much does this costs and how long does it take? can it be completed in the UK? b) is there any point completing the conversion course? is the legal industry as competative as in the uk? is she likely to get a training contract/become a qualified solicitor in Oz? c) if she decides to not pursue the legal career and instead decides to change; what would be the best industry to go into? i.e. what professions are in demand so that a job is guarenteed (with reasonable pay) and training that can be completed within the next 6-8 months. thanks:biggrin:
  10. Hi all I have been in OZ for nearly 2 years, i have decided to stay and im trying to get back into carpentry again. I completed a Carpentry apprenticeship in the UK and have a NVQ II qualification in site carpentry and 5 years experience. I have been trying for some time now to get my qualifications australian recognized but getting nowhere, the info i get basically says i need to complete another apprenticeship to gain the equivalent:no:, there has to be an easier way surly. Any Help would very much appreciated. Thank you
  11. Hello, slightly confused with this visa process :confused: Still awaiting on information regarding the qualification for QS, my hubby has the MRICS qualification which he has had for over 20 years, but not sure if a degree is needed or not can anyone help, as don't want to go on my degree as not been in the job for very long. Any advice would be brill :v_SPIN:
  12. WeegieDave

    Qualification accreditation (HND)

    Hi. Just recently started looking at the prospect of emigrating to Oz and its a prospect I am extremely keen on. I'm wondering if anyone knows or has had experience on this... I am a Civil Engineer, with 6 years working experience for contractors. I am qualified to HND level, which I gained back in 2005. When looking at the points system for emigration to Oz it only seems to mention Batchelors degree's but I have been told by a friend who is in Oz that an HND is fine too but it may have to be accredited/recognised. Would be very grateful for any useful information. David
  13. Hi, Can anyone advise, really confused. My partner is considering applying for a skilled migrants visa as a Residential Care Officer, it appears on the SOL list as a 40 point score and mentions Vetassess assessment, although when you go on there website her trade is not on the list. She has been educated to NVQ level 4 in Health and social care which is apparently equivalent to an AQF Diploma. The Australian Government immigration site say that for this particular proffession an AQF Diploma, advanced Diploma or associate degree is required. However having spoken to a migration agent they are advising that a HNC or HND is reuired and not vocational training. Who could we speak to, to confirm this as other agents have said that the NVQ4 will suffice.:confused:
  14. Hi there I have recently moved to Australia (Sydney) and have a UK CACHE Diploma in Childcare and Education. It would be great to know what this is equivalent to in Australia for future employment. I have looked around on the web and cant seem to find anything. Please help it is very frustrating!
  15. Hiya, I was wondering if any teachers knew if Oz and NZ have reciprocal agreements for teacher qualification assessment, as I have had my BA & PGCE & QTS/Induction etc stuff all assessed by NZ Teachers Council a few years ago, so wondered if there was any chance of this either helping/being useful my skills assessment or possibly (although I doubt it) being judged as already assessed for Visa purposes? I am also aware of the need to register with the specific state's teaching council that we are (hopefully) going to settle in, this is just for the bit for the 175/176 visa application (don't know which type we would go on yet, as we are just starting our journey). Sorry if that doesn't make much sense - still knackered here lol - generally I am seeing if I have to go through all the assessment of skills again and paperwork, or if my NZ assessment is any good in Oz (yes, I know its a totally different country etc, but there does seem to be a bit of inter-country back scratching that goes on, so you never know - and if you don't ask, you don't get, so here I am asking Many thanks if anyone can shed any light, PP x
  16. Hi, there was a discussion recently on here about a company who we can contact to get english qualifications assessed to the equivalent of australian qualifications. Can anyone send me the link please? I just cannot find it anywhere. I have searched but nothing appears. I would like to get my NVQ4 assessed - but not sure who to approach. Thanks.
  17. Hi Apologies if this question has been asked before but im new to this site today. My position is this, I am 41 and thinking of emigrating to Melbourne or Adelaide under the skilled sponsored State / territorial visa. Class 475 (Temp 2 year visa leading to permanent one after) I have done the test and have enough points. My question is this, I have a cache level 3 diploma in preschool practice (Early years) and 3 years experience as a teacher of 3 year olds. Is this acceptable by the NOOR / AITSL verrifying authorities in Australia. It is the basic visa i am applying for not the graduate class 476. Any info given will be greatly appreciated. Thanks :biggrin:
  18. Seen as though this is my first time on here i would like to say hi to all. my situation at the moment is me and family (wife and three kids) are looking into moving to aus, vic in particular. I am wanting to go over on a sponsered visa seen as though i am qualified gas fitter, plumber and joiner with 10yrs experiance. therefore iam wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction as to how i get my qualifications noticed in oz and the best way to go about getting sponsership.
  19. Guest

    qualification recognition

    hi i have completed the edexcel HND Advanced Practice in Work with Children and Families (Education).in the UK it is equal to 2 years of the degree.i wonder whether the qualification is recognised in oz & will i get any exemptions if i continue to do the degree in oz.?is there employer recogniotion for this course?that is can i work with this qual while studying for the degree?confused. thanx, slam
  20. Guest

    NZ qualification

    does NZ qualification is equivalent to aussie qualification in terms of level. i mean if i have a vocational certificate level 4 from NZ. does it be at the same level with Aussie level 4?? if the level is the same. does that mean i can apply for aussie GSM straight away after finishing my course.
  21. Hi, i have completed the HND Advanced Practice in Work with Children and Families (Education) offered by Edexcel.i'd like to know if this qualification is recognized in oz?will I be able to get any exemption since I'm planning to complete the earlychildhood degree in oz? thanx slam
  22. Hi guys I've just passed my qualifications as a wall and floor tiler and this is what I will be making my visa application as, however as a small business onwer in the UK I m skilled in more than one area as are many UK tradesmen running a small building business are. So obviously I m looking to get my other skill as a carpenter and joiner AQF recognised either before I go or once I arrive. When I laid out my work history I listed the job for example kitchen, bathroom renovation, then I would detail the tiling aspect of that work. So it would be that I could now use the same job kitchen, bathroom renovation and simply detail the carpentry aspect of that work, since I did do both jobs. I wasn't going to lie or change my work history to get the qualifications because I can do all the work but obviously for the purposes of visas I had to be one or the other. My question is however how do I proceed in gaining my carpentry and joinery AQF III. Can I run through the same process up until I gain the qualification, there's no need to go onto TRA because that has been fufilled by my wall and floor tiling AQF for the purposes of my visa. I went through the master builders for the wall and floor tiling a brilliant service by the way and I could tell my examiner knew I knew more than just tiling. Can I do this here from the UK or would I need to wait until I m on Aus soil, how would this be viewed? any views on this would be great
  23. Guest

    NZ qualification

    does NZ qualification is equivalent to aussie qualification in terms of level. i mean if i have a vocational certificate level 4 from NZ. does it be at the same level with Aussie level 4?? because im planning to migrate to aussie as a welder. i can get NZ level 4 in NZ in 8 months for the cost about 30k NZD. its quit cheap. if the level is the same. does that mean i can apply for aussie GSM straight away after finishing my course. because for welder i need to have AQF certificate 3 with 2 years experience or AQF level 4. does that mean people who have an aqf level 4 doesnt need to have work experience to apply for gsm.
  24. I am not entirely sure how many lines of work this could affect but... from my own experience and talking directly with other ex-pats, it could be a significant number. We emigrated in 2008 after the usual elongated process of ensuring our qualification met the "exacting" standards of the Australian Imigration Authorities who in our particular case, meant that they needed to satisfy themselves that the internationally recognised ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) was creditable. Nevertheless, after a great deal of toing and froing we obtained our independent visa only to find when we got here, that the tax authorities do not recognise the qualification and therefore you are basically worthless. Likewise a friend of ours had all his electrical and plumbing qualifications that he had obtained over many years in the UK and which were totally acceptable to the imigration department when applying for entry. However, when he went searching for work in Oz, he was told he would need to requalify as these pieces of paper confirming his levels of expertise meant absolutely nothing. My hairdresser told me of a similar experience she had when first arriving. The qualifications that were scrutinised and checked so methodically by the authorities prior to getting the visas appear to be next to useless when actually finding work once you have arrived on these shores. In the end, she had to return to college and retrain in order to prove what she and everyone else already knew. If these are isolated cases then all I can say is how unfortunate I and my friends have been but I do recall watching an episode of "Wanted Down Under" when a police officer who was working in quite a senior position on helicopters in the UK was told by the australian police force that he would have to return to "the beat" if he wanted to continue his career in the force once he had emigrated, even though it looked as if he knew more than his interviewer during the tv interview. Me thinks all this is part of the Aussie Psyche which leads them to believe they are so much better than anyone else. Possibly because being so isolated and sadly lacking any significant means of understanding world affairs or feeling that what goes on elswhere is totally irrelevant. What's particularly frustrating is that when the Australian Government hold these wonderful Migration Seminars in the UK almost begging you to move to Oz, they tell you absolutely nothing about these hurdles. For many, the consequences could be devasting. Just imagine arriving "down under" hoping for a better life and ending up in a situation where you cannot get work doing what you are qualified to do, just because the government and the trade associations don't communicate with one another.
  25. Guest

    Highly Relevent Qualification?

    Hi My OH and I are hoping to relocate to Oz ASAP, he is a Developmental Disability Nurse and we are planning to apply for a 175 visa on his occupation, however without the old MODL list we now only have 115 points. I have however worked as a recruitment consultant, which is on the new SOL list, and have a degree in Tourism Business Management, which includes modules in people management and HR. I know on the 175 he can get extra points if I also have occupation on the SOL and can pass other criteria - which I would. My quiery is does anybody have any idea what VETASSESS would accept as a 'highly relevant degree', as as far as I am aware there is no degrees in Recruitment consultancy as the job is VERY different to working in HR. I know we could go for 176 SS but we would struggle to get the funds needed in our bank and we don't have anybody who could lend it to us! Any help/advise would be appriciated! Naomi
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