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  1. Hi All Just to say that we have received a letter from Vetassess, and it confirms that I have a successful outcome, and may proceed to apply for my visa. An 'offshore record' will be sent to me shortly and this is for presentation to any future employer. We're now in celebration mode for the new year!!! :jiggy: Practical Assessment If you are due to do a practical electrician assessment with VETASSESS, it will take place in City College, Birmingham, and will be over 2 days. It is your responsibility to find accomodation in Birmingham (I did £49 Holiday Inn Express)! A practical assessment is outlined, and you are provided with an individual work bay in the college. You are provided with info on what is required -ie cables run in conduit (saddle bends etc), surface mounted, distribution board, accessories etc. All materials are provided (eg switches, cable, d/b,mcb's, conduit). At the end (allowed 3hrs) you will need to test the electrical installation (IR and continuity), record results, and finally make the inst. live. I recommend you take your IR/Cont tester (make sure it's calibrated!). After a brief lunch, you are then given a 3 page written test, and this covers questions such as resistors in parallel, series, units of measurements etc. The type of thing you learn at college.... There are another series of practicals. One of them is to wire a DOL starter from scratch with a remote on and emergency stop. After completion and working, a fault is made on this, and you have to carry out full test proceedures to rectify. After all this, you are then given a series of technical questions verbally, and then this is followed by a technical interview. I was absolutely knackered at the end!! Everything is explained very well to you by the assessor. You are under constant supervision, and throughout the practical assessment you will be asked technical questions, such as expected readings on inspection and testing work, expected earth fault loop readings etc. This is from memory, and you are not allowed any books such as BS7671 on site guide etc. You are required to wear PPE clothing etc as required by the college. You will then find out if you have been successful by receipt of letter from Vetassess. The assessor is not able to provide you with the outcome. It's worth all the hastle, because at the end of the day you are assessed here and not in Oz, and you are able to apply for provisional licence when you arrive in Oz. The assessor is from Box Hill TAFE, which is one of the organisations that carries out assessments of migrants in Oz. Hope this helps anyone going down the electrician route with Vetassess. Happy 2008!!! Bernie the hubby
  2. Im in a bit of a predicament, more info on this post. Currently on 457, doing a ENS 186, and current employer lodged me as a Mgmt Consultant. Due to some issues around my employer lodging this when it was the 856, and me applying on my half when it was the 186, the only option I now have is not to be on the temporary migration stream, but the direct stream. So. I need to get my skills assessed as a Mgmt Consultant with vetassess. This is in the Group B field for skills: The truth: I did a degree in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) I spent 3 years in the UK as a GIS Analyst, 2 yrs as a GIS Consultant (didnt manage people, but some project mgmt) Came to Oz on 457 as a Mgmt Consultant, but essentially been working for 3.5yrs as a GIS Senior Consultant. Am I eligible? Vetasses state: source Q1 - Is my qualification in GIS highly relevant to my nominated occupation as a Mgmt Consultant? Yes, I am a GIS Consultant, but its not like my original degree was in how to be a Mgmt Consultant. Its like someone having a financial degree, but then goes on to become a Mgmt Consultant for a Financial firm, same Q applies. It goes on to state: I dont want to fork out $650 to then fail the assessment. The even more annoying factor, is that there is a more suitable occupation (Cartographer) which my employer should have put in, as I would have no problems passing this test. This was not initially an issue as I was under the impression that I would be going into the 186 temporary transition stream, which did not need my skills assessed. From talking to DIAC, I believe that trying to convince my case officer if I can change the nominated occupation will likely result in the application having to be cancelled and no refund, and start over again. Not entirely sure my employer would also want to start another application. Any ideas, or experience from those that have done skills assessments with vetassessas a Mgmt consultant? Its quite a vague role.
  3. bonza2211

    Who was your assessing authority?

    Hi Guys, Some feedback please? For Skill select (ENS186) / EOI 1. Who was the assessing authority? 2. How many years of your work-ex was assessed by the authority? 3. In relation to #2 for the 3 years work-ex requirement for DIAC, does that have to be assessed or you can submit the original employment letters regardless of whether it was assessed or not? Thanks Bonza
  4. DIAC The following link : Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) Says that for the Direct Entry stream If you apply for the Direct entry stream, you must: provide a positive skills assessment in your nominated occupation provide evidence of at least three years of relevant work experience have competent English. For #2 above : Are original letters from my overseas employer / payslip / contract letters sufficient? For the 186-Direct Entry will DIAC consider 3 years work-ex even if it wasnt submitted to VETASSESS (it is relevant to my nominated occupation) Previously I used this work experience with DIAC to approve my 457 which I assume they have on file. No assessment was required for the 457. Now the next question : VETASSESS I understand what the skill assessment requirements are from VETASSESS. at least one year of employment completed at an appropriate level over the last five years in a highly relevant field to the nominated occupation is required for all nominated occupation. To speed up the process I've thought of only submitting my 18 months Australian work-ex (Marketing consultant and I just completed a Master of Marketing prior to that @ Uni Syd). So the educational qualification and work extremely tightly related. I also have a reasonably high salary bracket and I am employed by a very reputed firm that operates in my specific industry and I've also consistently been a top performer (certificates/awards to prove this). So what I specifically need to know is if DIAC will only consider the same work-ex submitted to VETASSESS or the 2 can be independant!
  5. bonza2211

    Vetassess October 2012

    Hi guys, About to embark on a skills assessment for the 186 ENS visa. Highest Qualification : Masters in Marketing (sydney Uni) Work experience Post Qualification (Masters) : 19 months fulltime - Marketing / Advertising industry (1 year 7 months) Proposed docs : Skill assessment form Master degree certificate Masters degree transcripts Statement of service / employer reference Tax return Payslip Employment contract Originals (if copies then notarised by justice of peace) The above clearly demonstrates I am in the industry and job closely linked to my area of study. Do I need to submit my undergraduate study/work experience PRIOR to Masters(highest qualification?) I don't want to slow down the assessment with unnecessary information that is redundant. Cheers Bonza
  6. Lucy Furness

    Failed Vetassess :(

    We are absolutely gutted. My husband did the Vetassess practical (Electricians) in October. We waited 6 weeks for the results which was the most awful wait, only to check online one morning to find he'd FAILED. He passed on all the practical parts, including the parts that everyone had said were a nightmare, but failed on the Health and Safety part because of not documenting it fully. He actually asked the assessor if he was doing it right just covering the H&S of the work he had just done and was told yes he's doing it right. It turns out he wasn't and he failed. Basically because he'd failed to document it on the first bit, the rest was going to be a fail no matter what. This is such a low point for us. He has now re-booked at great expense to re-sit the test in the other side of the country. Well, there goes Christmas then! I'm really losing hope now. The person who had previously offered him a sponsorship is now not returning our calls/emails and it just seems we've wasted thousands of pounds and over a year to have still not got anywhere near an answer. Sigh. I really need some glimmer of hope right now. Time is ticking. He turns 40 in April and we desperately need the points for state sponsorship now Ok, done. Perhaps I'll feel better now I've written it all down? Thanks for reading, if you have! :cry:
  7. Oh well, was hoping to have heard back from Vetassess by now so I can pay for practical! Looks like it'll have to be October now if successful. Nevermind, only sent paper assessment on the 10th May so was pushing it abit... Anybody in the same boat?:arghh:
  8. WHAT TO DO NOW with Vetassess success after 17thMay2010? Having been advised wrongly last year & been turned down by Vetassess a lot of hard work & study = achievement with Diploma of Project Management. Is anyone in this bitter sweet predicament after 17Th May - now with a recent successful Vetassess submission accepting BSB 51407 Diploma of Project Management. Oh yes! Using ASCO code 3292-11 (now only apparent on the Canberra SOL’s list!)
  9. dmcevilly

    VETASSESS Pending...........

    Hi Guys Just wondering, I submitted my General Management Skills assessment with VETASSESS via the internet on the 29th June 2011 and paid the assessment fee at the same time. Took me a few weeks to get the required documentation together i.e. references etc and then certified. Sent that off over 2 weeks ago using Royal Mail's 5 day international signed for service. Yet when I keep looking at my application status online is remains as "pending" is this right? Should it say documents received or something or am I just worrying for nothing. Royal Mail can only track the documents within the UK so cant ask them to confirm receipt. Someone help!!!
  10. Hi everybody, Vetasess received all our documents for Office Manager in 8/November/2011 and till now (17 weeks 1 day) we have not heard any response from Vetasess. Then we sent an email to ask about the progress and here is the answer from an assessment officer: "I am currently assessing your case. The guided processing time is about 12-16 weeks; however, it may be longer or shorter in the reality. We try to finalise your case as soon as possible. Thank you!" I have no idea how long it will take to finalise my case and there is no way to ask for urgent request now. The migration are going to have a big change in this July and we are really hurry to able to submit State Sponsor in West Australian.
  11. ReginaPhalange

    Submitted my VETASSESS assessment!

    Hi guys I submitted my VETASSESS assessment 2 weeks ago and I am giddy with excitement and nerves.:jiggy: I was just wondering if anyone knew, do VETASSESS email you to confirm they've received your application? Or is it just a case of wait, wait, wait for the final result? Also, I heard it takes around 12 weeks to get the result. Is this true in your experience? Really hoping to get to Adelaide, SA :spinny:
  12. Hello there, Am relatively new still to this website - so forgive me! I am sitting my IELTS this week, thereafter if everything goes smoothly, am ready to apply to Vetassess. My occupation is Office Manager, and I have told and recently looked at their website, they are State Sponsoring this occupation. Has anybody any advice on this as I want to make sure that my forms are filled out correctly. I am doing this on my own - so no agent as they seem to just rip you off! I believe the process as follows: Sit IELTS Have skills assessed Apply for State Sponsorship - is this directly then on the WA website? Apply for Visa - (if Sponsorship granted) directly to DIAC on website CO appointed Medical Police checks Is this right? Any help would be brilliant!!!! Thanks so much!! :biggrin:
  13. Red13sc

    Vetassess - Office Manager Help!

    Hi, I am about to send my skills assessment to Vetassess for Office Manager. I really want to get this right first time so any help or experiences from people who have applied as an Office Manager would be appreciated. I have 3.5 years experience as an Office Manager and a NVQ Level 4, however this is in accountancy, would this be classed as a relevant field? I do have to carry out financial duties as part of my role as the Office Manager and my employer felt this was the best qualification to enrol me on, I completed it this year (2011). Also does anyone know what the 'Transcript' is in the required documents? Lastly how many payslips do they need? I can only find my last 6 months and would only be able to gain printer copies from my employer if they need more. Has anyone has a successful assessment? How long did it take? I travel to Oz in December and would like to have it all wrapped up and passed by then so that I can try really hard and find a sponsor whilst on my WHV. All help appreciated.
  14. Hi, I am STILL collating all of the information to submit to vetassess for my husband to apply as a spark (seriously how long do people take to respond to reference requests) and I was wondering if because of the new changes to the way visa applications are processed and the forth coming changes to the licencing regulations if there was likely to be any changes to the way vetassess assesses the applications. (I live in hope that it is going to get easier)
  15. Hi there This is my first post to the forum, and I am sure there will be more to come... Not surprisingly, the first question is about skills assessment done by VETASSESS... I am an international postgrad student in Australia, and would like to get my skills assessment done with my non-Australian qualifications. The thing I get confused is about work experience. I will give below two different information on how work experience is assessed for skills recognition. The source of the first piece is VETASSESS itself, and the other one has recently been provided by an agent. VETASSESS states in its website that (under FAQ): "I have been studying and am only allowed to work for up to 20 hours a week; will this be enough for the full skills assessment? In calculating years of paid employment, VETASSESS will count employment of at least 20 hours per week. We will not consider weeks of less than 20 hours per week even if the average hours of your employment was 20 hours per week or more." And the below information is given by an agent: "Have you worked 20 hours a week doing paid work for a cumulative period of 12 months over the last 5 years? If so, would you be able to obtain letters of reference from your employers supporting this work? If you have 12 months paid professional work experience at 20 hours a week over the last 5 years you will be able to apply for accreditation based on your non-Australian qualifications. " What makes me confused is this: "20 hours a week paid work for a cumulative period of 12 months over the last 5 years" With a basic math; you need to work for 1040 hours cumulatively (20 x 52 = 1040 hours) in the last 5 years in order to get 12 months work experience. The number of hours I worked is well over 1040 hours, but as an international student most of the weeks I worked less than 20 hours (around 15-18) just to be on the safe side! So if VETASSESS uses the cumulative hours I worked in the last 5 years, that's OK, I have more than enough. But if the weeks I worked less than 20 hours will not be counted, then it simply means I do not meet the conditions for work experience, although I have worked much more hours than needed (but less than 20 hours p/w). I hope there are people out there who have an idea or answer!!! Happy Easter to all!!!
  16. Hi My husband is a Joiner and we have passed the first stage of the Vetassess application, however we have come to stage two and there are no available dates for a practical assessment in the UK until Feb 2012!! We have looked at possibly doing the technical interview but we are not sure what this involves or whether you still need to do the practical - any advice!? We dont want to wait until February to get this sorted! Thanks Lisa
  17. Guest

    vetassess joinery test

    I have been informed today that I have passed my paper based assesment for the carpentry/joinery. I must now do the practical test in july. Has anybody done this or know of anybody who has done it and what is involved? been in the joinery 20 odd years and still nervous when tested. I have a job sponsor in Perth. Paul:arghh:
  18. Hi everyone, I am newish on here. This is my first post, anyone wanting help with Vetassess on the Air Conditioning practical, contact me and I will be glad to help having done and passed this in June 08:yesxmas:
  19. Hi All, Just starting the process..mega excited! Going it alone (no agent) so ill be relying on you guys for help. My question is: Does VETASSESS contact my previous employers? The reason why i ask is i worked for a company for 2 years (2008-2010) and i decided to leave but they didnt make this very easy and i ended up leaving on a bad note n(i wasnt sacked - i left) I am not going to approach them for a reference but i have my contract, payslips, P45 and P60 will this be enough eveidence or will VETASSESS contact them? If this is the case i will not include them on the application. Many thanks in advance :cute:
  20. sivakumar

    Please help me on Vetassess

    I need to prove that I am overseas to Vetassess in order to get assessment through providing either certified Statutory Declaration or Affidavit saying that 'If you selected any option under "Applying from overseas", you will need to provide an original Statutory Declaration or Affidavit stating in exact words "I am not in Australia at the time of lodging my application". Please help me....... :arghh:
  21. Hi my sister has applied for VETASSESS for recruitment consultant....fingers are crossed and this wait always kills me....Is there anyone else who has applied this Sept 11 for vetassess? Share yr experikences!!
  22. Paul and Louisa

    Vetassess

    I spoke to vetassess last night as I posted documents and signed application off on the14/11 but haven't heard back yet. No documents received by vetassess as yet (nightmare) and there are no more courses planned (for carpentry but I think it's most) until feb maybe early march 2012 ( double nightmare). On a more positive note I can email my documents through to them so they can start my OH application checks while I post them again. Not great news for us as we have an age deadline in June which would take us under the points needed but hopefully he will be on a course in feb. I think normally vetassess are quick to process and get back to you once they receive your docs so if you haven't heard back after 2 weeks phone or email
  23. regan

    Plumbing vetassess

    Hi guys I have my plumbing practical for vetassess on 24th September. Has any other plumbers done this recently that can give me an insight to what goes on and what they ask you.
  24. :biggrin: Hello just wondering if any peeps will be there and got any sound advise on passing first time??!! seen alot of stuff on the net, is there anything that needs brushing up on?
  25. Guest

    electrician vetassess form

    help what is meant by how would you set up and perform a correct circuit test and also electrical apparatus does this mean appliances ? thanks guys girls and felow humans lol
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