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  1. Hi everyone, I have a question in regards of claiming work experience. So I have a friend who is currently working as a chef. His pay rate is in line with the hospitality industry awards. He works Fri, Sat & Sun. He's a casual so his weekly working hours vary, it can be 17, 18 or sometimes even 20+/week. He still abides by the working hour restricted rule, here's an example of it: 1st week of September: He worked 19.25h 2nd week of September: He worked 19.25h 3rd week of September: He worked 20.5h 4th week of September: He worked 19h The problem is, according to what I understand, in order to claim work experience, the applicant needs to work at least 20h/week. However, his agent said that even though he did not strictly work 20h/week every week, he still could claim the experience. The agent said when the CO asked for proof of employment, normally only payment summary and letter of employment confirmation/employment contract were needed. The CO may require payslips as well, but he (my friend) only needs to submit 12 weekly payslips which shows that he works 20h in the period of 12 working months (In the example above, that would mean he would use the payslip of the 3rd week of Sep). So here's my question. Is what the agent said true? Or besides payment summary and letter of employment confirmation/employment contract, the CO will require EVERY SINGLE payslip for every working months that you claim you have worked? I'm looking forward to any clarification. Thank you in advance.
  2. So, as you can see, this thread is about what the title says. Just to be clear, I am, by all means, not an expert, but here is my take on this issue. First, please let me present the types of applicants at the moment and how the changes in Nov will affect them. 1/ Applicants whose partners have English & SA at the moment => they currently get 5p from their partners ---> When the change is implemented, they will get 10p, instead of 5p like before => BENEFICIAL 2/ Applicants who are single at the moment => they currently get 0 point. ---> When the change is implemented, they will get 10p => BENEFICIAL 3/ Applicants whose partners have English, but no SA at the moment => they currently get 0 point from their partners. ---> When the change is implemented, they will get 5 points instead of 0 point like before => BENEFICIAL 4/ Applicants whose partners have no English and no SA at the moment => they currently get 0 point from their partners. ----> When the change is implemented, they will still get 0 point like before => NOTHING CHANGE There is also a degree of priority being introduced in Nov, with singles and applicants whose partners have SA and competent English are considered to be equally first. Applicants whose partners only have competent English to be second and applicants whose partners have no English as well as SA to be last. This change is obviously good for singles and applicants with skilled and competent in English partners. However, people can game the new system, and here’s why I say this. In my opinion, base on what I stated above, the applicants who fall into category 3 & 4 (whether their relationships are genuine or not) will CLAIM TO BE SINGLE again in order to get 10 points, instead of only 5 points or no point at all, for the purpose of boosting their total points for a better chance at getting PR. For real couples, after the main applicants have already got PR, the other spouses, who weren’t included in the PR visa, can always lodge a partner visa after that. This is obviously easier to be done by people who are in de factor relationship rather than married couples as they don’t have to go through the complicated divorce process, which from what I understand is time consuming as costly as well. Of course this will make the PR path for both partners (de factor or married) become much more expensive and take much more time. There are also possible risks of breaking up or getting divorce for real, but let’s not talk about that now. In short, I expect there will be a lot of break-up cases in the upcoming November after the new changes are implemented. As suspicious as it looks, DHA can’t really prove if the break-ups are real or not and will have no choice but to accept that. Of course DHA can always alter the requirements or blacklist those applicants who do those shady things and thus make it harder for them to “sponsor” their spouses in the future, but who knows. I could be wrong on this, I guess we just have to wait and see how things turn out.
  3. Brianm93

    Work experience for visa

    Hi everybody. I’m a gas engineer looking to apply for the 189 or 190 visa. Just wondering if these visas require a certain amount of work experience before you can apply for them? I’ve been qualified and working for 3 and a half years. Also, if any other gas/heating engineers are on here and have moved over recently could you share your experience and thoughts with me please? cheers
  4. Hi all, OK first post... hopefully someone can help me out and maybe put my mind at rest (or not). Im a mechanic, 26, with qualifications and experience (carried out apprenticeship with VW), i gained my qualifications 7 years ago. Im applying for permanent residency soon and my main concern is with the vetassess interview via video call, i would really like to hear from people that have experienced this part of the process. I know myself i'm capable of doing my job but with it being years ago that i was last trained, and often rarely encountering some of the aspects of what i was originally trained in day-to-day, i'm worried what they will ask me and whether i will have the correct answers for them to pass! I am worried mainly about questions on testing electronics, auto gearboxes... areas that i haven't had much to do with, things that i know i could repair but still i'm worried about answering questions on them. i have read a couple of threads on a similar topic but the only answers i came across was people saying 'don't worry, its not actually that bad'........... i'm still worrying! lol I guess i would love to hear from someone who has done the interview as part of there process and to explain what it was like in a bit more detail... Is it hard?! What sort of questions would they ask? How in-depth do they expect you to go? How would they ask them? Is it more of a conversation than a test? How long dose it take? How would you recommend i prepare? Im not trying to worry too much but it just feels to me like this would be the deal breaker of the whole application! If anyone feels like they could help me out, it would be much appreciated! Thanks, James.
  5. Hi Could anyone advise what you think my chances of being granted a 189 visa are? Any idea of turnaround time? I am a 33 year old solicitor with 75 points, working for an international law firm. I am here on a 4-year 482 visa with my 30 year old husband (who I would like to include on my 189 visa, if that's possible?) I'd like to explore the 189 route whilst keeping my fingers crossed that the rules don't change and I will still be eligible for a 186 visa after a further 2.5 years with my Aus employer. Relevant ANZSCO is 271311. I have looked at the govt website and in the past 4/5 months is seems no-one with under 80 points was invited to apply, but in November, December and January there were hundreds of invitations issued to people with 70 or 75 points. I am unsure why so many more invitations were issued last summer - has there been a recent policy change that I am unaware of? Any thoughts would be much appreciated! Kind regards, Dexy
  6. Lyons1990

    Gas Engineer

    Hi guys, I was wondering if anyone could help me out. Me and my partner are looking to emigrate to Australia in the next couple of years. I'm a fully qualified gas engineer, and have worked in the gas metering industry for 9 years. I'm qualified to work on domestic gas appliances, boilers etc as I up skilled through a local company using my evenings and weekends. I keep seeing on websites about being "NVQ Level 3" trained, but I didn't do my qualifications through City&Guilds mine are through Logic. Does anyone know if they're only accepting people who have gone through City&Guilds? Thanks in advance Ste
  7. I have a ProfGCE, which I got through doing the GTP training with a university. The AITSL says on their site the GTP is not accepted, which I thought is definitive however, I've noticed on another forum someone a couple of years ago with a ProfGCE got a positive skills assessment. I wonder if anyone else has managed this and what you had to provide? I have more than 3 years teaching experience and a bachelor's degree. Just not sure about when they say transcripts from ITE as the ProfGCE doesn't have transcripts. Any experience will be really great to hear!
  8. I had lodged my PR visa under 189 subclass from India on Nov 2017 ( Developer Programmer ANZSCO Code: 261312). There was no updates on my case from then other than the immi commencement mail i received on Feb 2018. Now i have received the s57 NJL on Apr 2019. The reason mentioned in the NJL letter was that the CO was not able to contact my company HR using the telephone number mentioned in company letter head. I had replied to the NJL with more documents like HR letter mentioning roles and responsibilities, employment period, salary etc. I have also uploaded my company ID card and other certificates i received from company. Other documents like payslips, Income tax documents, reference letters were already uploaded. Is there anyone in similar situation like me. I wanted to know how long will the CO take for verifying the documents and provide a reply. They took an year to update me with the NJL after trying to verify my employment details. I dont have the CO email id to mail them and check. any suggestions are most welcome.
  9. PLUMBER Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) - Skill Assessment | HELP PLEASE! I am really hoping someone can please assist me and my partner (a UK citizen). I am an Australian citizen and my partner wants to move to Australia to live and work as a plumber but we are finding the visa process extremely difficult and confusing. My partner is 32 years of age and a qualified plumber/gas fitter in the UK with over 8 years’ experience. We enlisted the help of a migration consultant in Sydney originally and she told us initially that he should apply for a Skilled Independent Visa 189. However we have just been told by her that she provided us with the wrong information initially and he is not eligible to apply for the VISA. To be eligible for this visa and to send of an expression of interest, he needs to do a skill assessment (OSAP - Offshore Skills Assessment Program) to gain a Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR) through a company called VetAssess but he doesn’t meet the following criteria: “Your evidence must show you have worked in your occupation for at least 12 months within the last 3 years and must be able to be verified.” Unfortunately my partner does not meet this criteria as he has been based in Bali for the past 3 years working in another field. However prior to that he has always worked as a plumber in the UK and now wants to settle down in Australia with me, as a plumber. Is there a way around this criteria? I am now looking into the option of my partner finding a plumber to sponsor him so he can apply for sponsorship visa. However it appears even for these sponsor visas, my partner still needs to do his skill assessment to obtain an OTSR. My partner has a holiday visa for Australia currently. He flew back to the UK about a month ago to get together all his paperwork/evidence so he could do his skill assessment but now we don’t know what to do since apparently he isn’t eligible. We are really hoping there is a way for him to be able to work in Australia as a plumber. Any help you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
  10. Gab82

    Accounting 2019/20

    Hi guys, Does anyone know how likely is General Accountant to be removed from the list on visas 189, 190 and 489? Thanks, Gab
  11. Mr Uknown

    Work experience and Education

    Dear all, My wife and me are evaluating our chances to immigrate with either 189 or 190. However, I get slightly confused with what should be counted and what should not. Your advice is very much appreciated. My wife (main applicant) has Bachelor degree in Accounting (221111) but 0 yrs of experience as accountant. She also has Master Degree in Information Systems (261312) and 3.5 yrs experience. Which path should she choose: Accounting or Developer? I got recently confused by finding out that only Bachelor degree gets points Also, not sure whether she can claim Partner skills points as my occupation is only the short-term occupation list. Thanks
  12. Hi, I'm looking to put in an EOI for 189 but not sure what skills assessment i should be taking. It looks like theres one for TSS, migration, and another. I'm a chef and advice on who to go through would be ideal. I'd just like to know which skills assessment i should be taking. Cheers
  13. Hi everyone, my name is Umair Shahid I am applying from Pakistan for Skilled Visa of Australia Immigration for subclass 189 or 190. I am an Electrical Engineer with 2 years experience in the Telecommunication sector and right now I am having experience of 2 years in Procurement department as a Procurement officer (electrical and technical products procurement). I am making CDR. 1 career episode I made out of engineering university final year project, 1 career episode I have from Telecommunication job experience project. My question is should I make 3rd career episode from Procurement job? If so, can I mention my technical products procurement and electrical data sheets study of different products and their purchase? Will it be relevant to my electrical engineering degree? Or else I should catch 3rd career episode from another project of the university or another field work of Telecommunication job? Please reply I am confused about 3rd career episode. Thank you '' if you do not make your own path someone else would hire you to make his ''
  14. Since 2016 I am having positive skill assessment from TRA in my occupation 342313. My MSA outcome clearly declare my work experience to claim point but MSA outcome does not mention my educational equivalency. Just On behalf of TRA positive assessment can I claim 10 point in education?
  15. As you can see from the information above, Those hoping for an Employer Sponsored Grant, or Family Grant might have to expect to wait a while due to the number of applications that were in the pipeline at June 30, 2018, compared to the number of people they invited over the entirety of the 2017/2018 migration program for that category. Also helps to explain why State and Territory seem to be going slow - they had over 50% of the number of invites they give out in an entire year - still waiting at the start of the 2018/2019 migration year. I guess they need to clear those backlogs first, other than the odd lucky few that get quick grants from current year. I wish their report had more details of all the categories and numbers waiting in the pipeline, as well as numbers by state/territory, but did the best I could with what I found. Thought some others might find it interesting.
  16. hanaknight12

    189 Australian Study Query

    Hello All, Apologies if this has been answered somewhere. I have tried looking and struggled to find the right answer. So I am currently researching into the 189 Visa requirements and have come stuck on the overall education and Australian study requirement section. I aim to top up my FdSc to a full BSc this year in the UK. However, I am confused as to whether my BSc has to be closely related to my occupation (which I have been in for over 8 years and intend to use as my skilled Visa application). Yes it's on the skilled list. - Horse trainer. I'm considering topping up onto either an Animal Science, Wildlife Conservation or Equine science degree. Would this affect my application depending on the degree type considering my occupation is Equine based? Is it best I follow the equine top up route? Secondly, I have not studied in Australia nor had intended to until I had moved out there. As part of the Visa application it asks whether you've done so, is this vital to your application? Must you do it or have people been accepted without having done this? Sorry if any of this is confusing but also thank you very much for any advice you have. Hana
  17. I am looking to submit my EOI for a 189 visa, with the following points: Age: 30 Education: 15 Experience: 5 English (PTE): 20 My migration skills assessment by Engineers Australia says the below. Within my EOI, will I have the option to choose my occupation based on the below ANZSCO Code? I know there are both 'professional engineer' and 'civil engineer' streams, which is confusing me a little. I am also currently awaiting my police certificates (Aus & UK). Should I wait until I have received these, or go ahead and submit my EOI now? I have read that all documents need to be submitted 60days after invite, is this the case?
  18. Good Evening, Just wondering if anybody could help with the CV format required by Vetassess for the 1st part of the application. I am just editing my cv to match the relevant style of CV they want. Also, I have been working since I left school in Ref./Air con. trade but am only getting the VETASSESS assessment for the Offshore training record to make life easier on arrival to australia as my wife is the main applicant on the 189 visa. (I know this can add 5 points if needed, Hopefully not.) Should I provide evidence back to when I left school and started in the trade? or should I just cover the minimum 5 years with my current employer for a positive result? Any help is appreciated. Thanks Eddie
  19. Asifskeep

    189 Visa Application.

    Hey guys I did my medicals yesterday ( My health declaration). In the immiaccount, when i start filling up visa pplication form, in 5th page a warning pops up, "Applicant xxx has other unfinalised applications lodged with the department. The applicant will be able to continue; however the unfinalised application(s) may need to be withdrawn by advising the department in writing. Please review the Departments website for further information." I am worried about the issue. My health decleration status also shows Incomplete. Can there be a link between the two or is it a critical issue. Does anyone know anything about this? Regards
  20. Rgmiles1982

    Points score- help!

    Hi all. I am looking for clairifcation with regards to points scoring, particularly with the following occupation. Finance Broker (ANZSCO Code 222112) Option 1. This occupation requires a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma, in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation. In addition to this, applicants must have at least one year of post-qualification employment at an appropriate skill level completed in the last five years in a field which is highly relevant to the nominated occupation. If employment is not post-qualification, then three additional years of highly relevant employment are required. 2. If the qualification is not in a highly relevant field, two years of employment at an appropriate skill level, completed in the last five years which is highly relevant to the nominated occupation is required. This is reduced to one year if there is an additional qualification at least at AQF Certificate IV level in a highly relevant field. If i am trying to use option 2 for my skills assessment as i have a qualification not in a relevant field but have the work experience etc , will i then still gain points (10 points) under ' Other award or qualification recognised by the skills assessing authority'. I hope this all makes sense Thanks in advance Rob
  21. Fez

    Skills assessment

    Hey guys, May be a bit of a silly question but just want to double check. When filling out the skills assessment form for AITSL as required for teachers, would the “duration of supervised teaching practice” (picture below) be the 120 days I carried out during my PGCE as apposed to the 10 months or so that the course took in total. Just want to make double sure that I’m filling everything in correct. If anyone has filled the form in and has any advice it would be greatly appreciated. thanks
  22. accountantwith75points

    EOI for Accountant under 189 with 75 points

    Hi, I just finished my Masters of Accounting and I have added up that I would get a maximum of 75 points currently once I finish my other tests, the points are listed below. 25 years of age: 30 points Qualifications: Masters degree 15 points Superior English: 20 points Australian Education Qualification: 5 points Para-professional interpretator: 5 points Total: 75 points I have seen the cut off point for accountants applying for 189 visa is currently 80 points. IF I apply EOI with 75 points, will it be rejected or ignored? Has anyone applied with only 75 points and got any answer back? Would like to know. Thanks!
  23. Hi all, I was hoping to be able to get some help with this. I lodged my application for PR visa 189 (general skilled migration, analyst programmer, 75 points), and submitted all required documents and the required health check on 27 Dec 2018. However, I've recently gotten a job offer in the UK for about 2 years (negotiable), which I'd really like to go for. My current visa 485 (post-graduate work) ends on 24 Apr 2019, but I've been granted a BVA in the interim. A few options that I've researched on: 1. Accept the job, leave for the UK, and simply let my BVA get cancelled. I'm aware that I won't be able to return to Australia, but that doesn't matter to me anyway, since I'll be working in the UK anyway. As and when I get awarded the PR, will I be able to come back into Australia as a permanent resident? Will letting my BVA get cancelled affect my PR application? I've read somewhere on the internet that if I'm awarded PR while overseas, it will only "activate" when I step into Australia again, probably within a certain time frame.  2. Apply for BVB - but this is somewhat undesirable because BVBs are generally only 3 months.  Any help would be greatly appreciated!
  24. jamesking

    PR invitation for 65 points

    hello guys this post is just to share information about pr invitation status who have applied with 65 points or 70 points and awating for invitation(189). please share your reviews i have applied for ict security specialist and software programmer in NOV 2017 with 65 points and no invitation yet. are they anyone who have applied similar or related fields and yet waiting for invitation?
  25. Fez

    189 vs 190

    Hi guys, brand new to this site so still finding my way around so hope I’ve done this correct. A friend and I have just finished our PGDE in England in science and maths and are wondering whether it would be best to go through the 189 or 190 route? I’ve research a little bit into this and was wondering if anyone could clarify why you receive an extra 5 points(taking us to 70) for doing the 190 and is there a catch (I.e. have to work in really regional areas?). Has anyone had much luck with either route and any experience with the process would be really helpful. Also if anyone has has any advice on the AITSL evidence document you have to provide which needs to contain the number of days supervised teacher etc etc that would be really appreciated. thanks in advance guys
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