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  1. ALAM

    skill assessment

    hi guys, have anyone done their skill assessment by vettassess?? is vettassess officer really call the employer for refference check? and what they ask for. Im gonna do my restaurant manager experience assessment.
  2. patrickc

    AITSL Skills Assesment

    I received an email today from AITSL to say that my assessment has ben processed and will be posted to me. It doesn't actually state if it was successful or not, has anybody any experience of this? I kind of expected they would say it was successful or that I would get asked for more information if it wasn't to be successful. any help would be appreciated
  3. Hi Everyone, I am interested in applying for a 189 Visa for ICT Security Specialist. I have 4 years experience in the ICT Security field and I am CISSP qualified. Unfortunately I do not have a degree which means I do not have enough experience to get a positive skills assessment from ACS. My question is: Does anybody know if ACS recognise CISSP as an ICT qualification and what experience would be needed to gain a positive skills assessment if they do? Thanks! Jack
  4. Hi, i have a question about the academic transcript that is required by the tra. What does a successful one look like? How much info do they expect?The school where i did my apprenticeship (full time at school, practical and theoretical parts, not half paid employment, half school (btw. is that going to be a problem?) ) has got a document that outlines the content and hours of the course for each year in detail, but it is over 40 pages long. That would cost a fortune to have it translated to english. Could I write a summary of the document with key words and hours completed and have it signed by the school??? cheers
  5. Hi just at the start of this journey and looking for some help! I’m a qualified CA with a body that has a reciprocal agreement with the Australian equivalent but what I’m not clear on (and the department involved hasn’t been overly helpful) is whether I need a work skills assessment in addition to noting my qualifications? I’m a bit confused! I’ve got 60 points between age degree and language skills but I’ve read I need at least 70 to be on the accountant nominated occupation. Any help or experience would be appreciated!!
  6. 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.
  7. Down Under Centre

    The Down Under Centre

    The Down Under Centre (also fondly known as ‘The DUC’) has achieved a great deal in its relatively short history. Established in 2013, it has consistently received 5* feedback from hundreds of families and individuals who have trusted the DUC to assist them throughout their migration journey to Australia and New Zealand. The DUC is a unique concept, a walk-in centre, located in London, that assists clients with all their migration needs. A dynamic and supportive community is growing, through the DUC Club and regular webinars, seminars and social events. The clients of the DUC enjoy the opportunity to interact with fellow migrants and their families. An opportunity to share concerns and experiences, to advise and support one another …many times these connections are the start of sustained friendships. Wes Zandt is DUC’s Founder. With over 15 years’ experience in the trade/migration industry, Wes is regarded in the UK as a very reliable source of information on Skills Assessments and the various migration pathways available. Based on his own experiences, he understands the issues individuals face and has earned a reputation as the ‘go-to guy’ to get honest, straightforward advice and support throughout the Skills Assessment process. From initial enquiry to settlement into their new life, the Down Under Centre team engage with their clients to give valuable support every step of the way. The team are experts in what they do, and will do their best to make every client feel at ease through their migration process. Completion of a Skills Assessment for the purpose of migration (where migrant skills and UK qualifications are assessed against an Australian/NZ equivalent), forms a fundamental early stage in the migration process. The DUC assist clients with the Skills Assessment process across many trades and professions. They can also can guide clients through the Electrical GAP Training, which can be started before your arrival in Australia! Clients can choose to ‘go it alone’ or opt for the support of the Down Under Centre’s Skills Assessments’ Agency Service that helps clients navigate their way through the process. There is a significant amount of documentary evidence that needs to be gathered and, where qualifications are lacking, evidence and ‘recognition of prior learning’ needs to be comprehensive and compliant. Much of the evidence that is gathered and required by the DUC can also be relevant to the subsequent visa application therefore this saves the clients’ time and money avoiding unnecessary duplication. It can be a little daunting but once started, with discipline, tenacity and support from the DUC Skills Team, the goal is to make the clients’ process as simple and relaxed as possible. The DUC work directly with Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) approved Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) If you require a Skills Assessment or if you want more information on what documents are required, the practical assessment and technical interview, the Down Under Centre is the best option for you! The Down Under Centre, with offices in London and Sydney, work directly with employers to attract job opportunities for the clients. As a DUC client, discounts are offered by a range of allied service partners. Contact the Down Under Centre today! UK office: info@downundercentre.com | 0203 376 1555 Australian office: info@downundercentre.com | 02 8294 8468 http://www.downundercentre.com
  8. Down Under Centre

    The Down Under Centre

    The Down Under Centre (also fondly known as ‘The DUC’) has achieved a great deal in its relatively short history. Established in 2013, it has consistently received 5* feedback from hundreds of families and individuals who have trusted the DUC to assist them throughout their migration journey to Australia and New Zealand. The DUC is a unique concept, a walk-in centre, located in London, that assists clients with all their migration needs. A dynamic and supportive community is growing, through the DUC Club and regular webinars, seminars and social events. The clients of the DUC enjoy the opportunity to interact with fellow migrants and their families. An opportunity to share concerns and experiences, to advise and support one another …many times these connections are the start of sustained friendships. Wes Zandt is DUC’s Founder. With over 15 years’ experience in the trade/migration industry, Wes is regarded in the UK as a very reliable source of information on Skills Assessments and the various migration pathways available. Based on his own experiences, he understands the issues individuals face and has earned a reputation as the ‘go-to guy’ to get honest, straightforward advice and support throughout the Skills Assessment process. From initial enquiry to settlement into their new life, the Down Under Centre team engage with their clients to give valuable support every step of the way. The team are experts in what they do, and will do their best to make every client feel at ease through their migration process. Completion of a Skills Assessment for the purpose of migration (where migrant skills and UK qualifications are assessed against an Australian/NZ equivalent), forms a fundamental early stage in the migration process. The DUC assist clients with the Skills Assessment process across many trades and professions. They can also can guide clients through the Electrical GAP Training, which can be started before your arrival in Australia! Clients can choose to ‘go it alone’ or opt for the support of the Down Under Centre’s Skills Assessments’ Agency Service that helps clients navigate their way through the process. There is a significant amount of documentary evidence that needs to be gathered and, where qualifications are lacking, evidence and ‘recognition of prior learning’ needs to be comprehensive and compliant. Much of the evidence that is gathered and required by the DUC can also be relevant to the subsequent visa application therefore this saves the clients’ time and money avoiding unnecessary duplication. It can be a little daunting but once started, with discipline, tenacity and support from the DUC Skills Team, the goal is to make the clients’ process as simple and relaxed as possible. The DUC work directly with Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) approved Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) If you require a Skills Assessment or if you want more information on what documents are required, the practical assessment and technical interview, the Down Under Centre is the best option for you! The Down Under Centre, with offices in London and Sydney, work directly with employers to attract job opportunities for the clients. As a DUC client, discounts are offered by a range of allied service partners. Contact the Down Under Centre today! UK office: info@downundercentre.com | 0203 376 1555 Australian office: info@downundercentre.com | 02 8294 8468 http://www.downundercentre.com
  9. Down Under Centre

    The Down Under Centre

    The Down Under Centre (also fondly known as ‘The DUC’) has achieved a great deal in its relatively short history. Established in 2013, it has consistently received 5* feedback from hundreds of families and individuals who have trusted the DUC to assist them throughout their migration journey to Australia and New Zealand. The DUC is a unique concept, a walk-in centre, located in London, that assists clients with all their migration needs. A dynamic and supportive community is growing, through the DUC Club and regular webinars, seminars and social events. The clients of the DUC enjoy the opportunity to interact with fellow migrants and their families. An opportunity to share concerns and experiences, to advise and support one another …many times these connections are the start of sustained friendships. Wes Zandt is DUC’s Founder. With over 15 years’ experience in the trade/migration industry, Wes is regarded in the UK as a very reliable source of information on Skills Assessments and the various migration pathways available. Based on his own experiences, he understands the issues individuals face and has earned a reputation as the ‘go-to guy’ to get honest, straightforward advice and support throughout the Skills Assessment process. From initial enquiry to settlement into their new life, the Down Under Centre team engage with their clients to give valuable support every step of the way. The team are experts in what they do, and will do their best to make every client feel at ease through their migration process. Completion of a Skills Assessment for the purpose of migration (where migrant skills and UK qualifications are assessed against an Australian/NZ equivalent), forms a fundamental early stage in the migration process. The DUC assist clients with the Skills Assessment process across many trades and professions. They can also can guide clients through the Electrical GAP Training, which can be started before your arrival in Australia! Clients can choose to ‘go it alone’ or opt for the support of the Down Under Centre’s Skills Assessments’ Agency Service that helps clients navigate their way through the process. There is a significant amount of documentary evidence that needs to be gathered and, where qualifications are lacking, evidence and ‘recognition of prior learning’ needs to be comprehensive and compliant. Much of the evidence that is gathered and required by the DUC can also be relevant to the subsequent visa application therefore this saves the clients’ time and money avoiding unnecessary duplication. It can be a little daunting but once started, with discipline, tenacity and support from the DUC Skills Team, the goal is to make the clients’ process as simple and relaxed as possible. The DUC work directly with Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) approved Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s) If you require a Skills Assessment or if you want more information on what documents are required, the practical assessment and technical interview, the Down Under Centre is the best option for you! The Down Under Centre, with offices in London and Sydney, work directly with employers to attract job opportunities for the clients. As a DUC client, discounts are offered by a range of allied service partners. Contact the Down Under Centre today! UK office: info@downundercentre.com | 0203 376 1555 Australian office: info@downundercentre.com | 02 8294 8468 http://www.downundercentre.com
  10. Gillycraig

    IELTS English test

    Does anyone have any experience of the language test. I scored 9s but had a blip in writing (no idea how but hey ho). I’ve got enough for the skills assessment but to get 20 points I’m going to sit the general as I don’t want to delay skills assesmnt or waste time appealing. I’m assuming I can use my general results (assuming I get the right score!!) for the language part of the EOI? Any advice /experience on this? Thanks
  11. Hi, I have been a creaper on the forums for a while now but I cant seem to find any information to verify what I am trying to do and hope someone can help! Me and my partner are applying for skilled migration through me as a Systems Analyst (she is a marketing specialist but thats not on the list anymore) I previously held a 457 as a Systems Analyst until last year when family sickness meant we had to come home, we now want to go back with a skilled visa(PR.) The biggest problem I have is my age and lack of any formal qualification, I can lose 8 years of my experience via an ACS RPL skills assessment as I will still obtain points for 5-7 years experience in the UK (I have 13 years 5 months in the UK total) and 1-2 years in Australia. However, I really need ACS to award points for a qualification (10) to get the 70 required for Systems Analyst. My points are below: Age 35 - 25 English (superior) - 20 (still need to take the test) Experience outside Aus 5-7 years (With 8 years deducted by ACS) - 10 Experience in Aus 1-2 years - 5 Qualifications - ? 10 ? I have looked into a company called SkillsSelect who can provide me with a Australian Diploma in Information Technology via RPL based on my experience, will ACS allow this to be used for qualification points? As the diploma will be post experience, should I submit it with the skills assessment and they will use the 8 years as well as also approve the diploma for use as qualification points OR should I be submitting the diploma separately? I have an ALevel(2001) in Information Technology and an MCTS certificate from Microsoft(June 2013) but I am told these cannot be counted for either the ACS skills assessment or for the qualification points does anyone have experience with this? I am not currently working but if I dont get an invitation in the next 5 months I will need to start working again to keep the points. How do I get that experience verified as it wont be on my skills assessment? Sorry for all the questions but thanks in advance if anyone can help!
  12. Hello everyone i am currently in the proccess of applying for skilled visa (189/ 190- depending on IELTS score) i am an installer of Home audio video (home theatre systems) and smart homes for the past 12 years - my immigration agent told me that since i do not have a certificate that is recognized by australian government i need to have a skills assessment interview at the UK before applying for the visa. my question is: As i can understand - electronic equipment trades consist of a variety of proffesions such as alarm techniciens / electronic repair techniciens and computer techniciens. which are quiet different from my daily job. in this assessment interview will i be asked about my specific field of expertise or should i take a course to master also in-depth testing of electronic circuits or other computer assembly etc. Also can i find online any list of topics or interview examples that i can refer to prior to booking my own interview? Thank you for your time your advice will be much apreciated Nathaniel
  13. PeterGoesToOz

    Gathering papers for TRA

    Hey, I'm gathering all the papers for occupation assessment at TRA. I got almost all papers gathers. Although, I got a question... In migration skills assessment guidelines it is saying, I must gather two sets of pay evidence for each year of work. Did anyone else go through this and can tell me first hand... I'm not from English spoken country. Those papers are mostly numbers, do I have to get them NAATI translated aswell? Thanks for you help Peter, Slovenia
  14. Annie Phanster Lightfoot

    Skills Assesment for 190 Interior Design

    Hi there, Please can anyone shed some light on what exactly the Skills Assessment for Interior Designer entails? - What documents will I need to provide etc. - Will it matter that I have not worked full time in my skilled area for the past 5 years? Due to recession?! - Should I hire a migration agent? If so, can you recommend any? Help! Thanks Annie
  15. Hi all, Was hoping someone could help. My boyfriend is just going through skills assessment for a joiner ( visa 189). We have references and proof of employment for 7y and 9 months- so just short of 8 y to get extra points. Assessment may take up to 11 weeks, so by then we should have those extra 3 m to take him to 8y. When we submit EOI , can we only claim those 7 y and 9 m that are being assessed or can we add an extra evidence to show 8 y ? Skills assessment people told us yes so can claim more later on, so we submitted the application without waiting those 3 m to take us over 8 y. But now they say they are not sure.. told us to speak to our migration agent, but we don’t have one as trying to do without ( as it costs a lot L ) Anyone knows how this works? Thanks in advance! Andana
  16. Hi all, I would like to know if it is allowed to get a student visa between 457 and application for 189. Currently I am on 457, expiring in 8 November this year, and in the process of preparing to apply for 189. I have sent required documents to the assessing organisation and were received on 17 July and process time is up to 10 weeks according to them. This means that it might not be until the end of October that I will get the assessment (if positive, of course), leaving about 2 weeks to send EOI, get invited and apply, which is pretty ambitious. So, I need to do something so that I don't need to get out of the country and the only option I can think of is a student visa. Does anybody here know if it is OK (or not OK) for me to do that? Or, does anybody have another idea? Thank you for your support in advance. Sayaka
  17. I recently received an invite to apply for the 189 as a clinical psychologist ANZSCO code 272311. I applied for this code because I have a doctorate in clinical psychology and this had been the profession I've been in since 2015 in the UK. When I had my skills assessment completed by APS, the form says this skills assessment can only be used for psychologist nec application ANZSCO code 272399. I did not apply for this code because my job description and role more closely match those of a clinical psychologist. When I look online it just says APS will assess skills but they only do an assessment to determine that your degree is comparable to the six year degree in Australia, I can not find how to get an assessment to determine specifically for clinical psychology. I'm unsure how to proceed and whether I can still apply for the 189 using the skills assessment I have. Has anyone else been in a similar boat?
  18. Adrian K.

    TRA Video Request

    Hi! My first post on here - so forgive me if this is in the wrong forum. I'm in the process of a skills assessment for a pastry cook and recently received a request for video evidence. The thing is I have no such video and there is no way I can get it, as my employers would never allow a camera onto the bakery floor. My agent says it is highly unusual that they would ask for video evidence as that is one of the more obscure options. What I'm wondering is, has anyone else had a similar experience? How did it pan out? I'm just wondering if they're building up to a rejection? Thanks for reading! Cheers, Adrian
  19. Chrisa2083

    Help I need advice!!

    Help I need advice and hopefully someone has been in a similar or same boat. I am a time served (UK recognised mechanical engineering apprenticeship with the UK MoD) engineer with nearly 17 years working for the U.K. MoD on systems undertaking strip / build / test maintenance tasks in accordance with maintenance manuals and processing check sheets. I also have lower level qualifications in this field but not to degree level (i.e. HNC and NC and SVQ Level 2 and 3 in Mechanical Engineering). Through this time I have also been responsible for ensure safe systems of work are adhered to and then followed for the last 11 years through line management ( supervisor) and now senior management as a site (300 personnel) safety manager. My dilema is would I receive a positive skills assessment from Engineers Australia in either Mechanical Engineering or Engineering Management given that I don't have a degree? Or should I be concentrating on the safety side of things? i know it is hard to say either an assessment would be successful or not as every one is different however there must be someone who has been in a similar circumstance?? i don't want to go to the expense of 1 or 2 skills assessments for both to be unsuccessful!! Thanks in advance!!
  20. Hey guys, I'm pretty worried; I had my skills assessed as an Industrial Designer with VetAsses, and had a positive result, so went ahead and applied for my 186 DE visa. The application has been in with a month, and I was just looking over my VetAsses letter for another random reason and noticed that the dates on the positive skills assessment are wrong. I've looked at my application and all employment documents i supplied and all point to the correct dates, yet for some reason they've invented dates on the letter. Either they made a mistake in typing up the letter, or botched the whole application. Just wondering if this has happened to anyone, and what the outcome was, as really looking to sort this ASAP. What's the likelihood VetAsses will just admit the mistake and reissue a correct letter? Any reply would be massively appreciated
  21. Collythekid

    Vetassess Processing Times 2014

    Hi Everyone, I'm new to this, very good site! I recently (the last couple of days) have uploaded and sent off my Vetassess application. I am a Construction Project Manager. I hold a Masters, a Degree and a Diploma in Construction Project Management and I have 4 years Australian Experience as a Construction Project Manager. In Essence, I am by all means a Construction Project Manager. I have uploaded about 25 documents proving employment and all of my Educational Qualifications and results I am reading very nervous posts from last year stating 12-16 weeks process for Vetassess. My visa is up in April 22nd so obviously I need a quick turnaround on my Application. I have posted them a Urgency request form but I'm not too sure if this form is just kinda stapled to some page and left on someones desk for 3-4 months or if they actually hurry the process up. I rang them to confirm that payment has been made and when I check my Vetassess application online it says lodged but please wait 2-3 weeks for documents to be received. I understand they had a backlog before christmas but I am informed that they have no migrated their entire system to digital to quicken up the process. Anyone have any experience lately with them or any issues with them. I'm so baffled by the posts on here for 12-16 weeks process, it's not rocket science. Your help would be greatly appreciated folks! Many Thanks, Colly
  22. Carolann

    ANMAC Skills assessment

    Hi all, Does anyone have any timescale of how long anmac are taking to process a full skills assessment. I know their web page says around 12 wks but was hoping to find people who have experienced a quicker turnaround (forever the optimist). Their website also gives a case study of a nurse that had their positive skills assessment after 7 wks. We are using an agent based in Queensland to help us emigrate, but I have a deadline of having to have lodged my visa application before my 45th birthday on 15th August (need the 15 points). IELTS score 7 14/2/15, skills assessment commenced 13/4/15. All documents have been front loaded to our agents except for the medicals, as we don't have a HAP no. as yet. House is sold and all of our eggs are in the basket, so desperately hoping the skills assessment is quick and the invite is timely so that we can lodge the visa application. Has anyone had any other experience of applying for the subclass 190 visa? Its great to read everyone's experience. We all deserve medals for coping with the waiting! Carolann:rolleyes:
  23. Sean Matt

    ACS Skills Assesment

    Hello Everyone hope your doing good. I have a little concern which has been bothering me for a while now regarding the Australian Comp Society (ACS) skills assesment. Im planning on a regional residency application and I seem to have hit a road block with my qualifications. I have about 6.5 years experience as a Support Engineer and the only qualification i have post school is a Diploma in Hardware and Networking from a small college in Sri Lanka, now my question is as follows : Do the qualifications assessed by ACS need to be from a big shot university or college (or government one) or is it ok to apply with what i have ? I dont want to spend money and get a negative skills assesment just because my qualification is not from a star class college so if anyone has any info it would be very much appriciated.
  24. Hi I am on a roller coaster ride of points-building for a general skilled migration visa (190) and would really appreciate some help/advice. I need 10 points from my skills assessment/employment experience, but will just get 5 based on VETASSESS only stating the minimum requirements for the nominated profession (149913 - Facilities Manager), which is 3 years. I need to prove I have more than 5 years, which I do have. I accept my mistaken assumption of the VETASSESS outcome, but am now in a difficult position. I believe I can easily prove the extra years as the letters supplied to VETASSESS all clearly state I have been in the same job for almost 8 years. However, do I need to get VETASSESS to provide 'points test advice' to verify the extra years I need or can I rely on my own proof as described above? I am fast approaching 45 (Sept 15) and time is running out for me to maintain sufficient points to qualify for the visa. I have also watched my nominated occupation drop through the 'availability' spectrum. It is currently on 'LOW'. If it goes any lower, all my eggs in the one basket will be done for! So, should I risk proving the extra proof myself and that the DIBP might say they need the VETASSESS approval for the extra 2 years? OR should I risk going back to VETASSESS and that the Nominated Occupation falls off the list? :wideeyed: Please help if you can. Thank you!
  25. Hi All I'm just about to get my skills assessed with CPA and wondering someone please give me some guidance; 1. I'm not sure which ANZSEO Code to pick between General Accountant and Management Accountant - what do most people go for? I'm ACCA qualified and they say to pick whichever best describes your qualification but my qualification covers both 2. Is it true that you need to have a relevant degree in order to obtain the skills assessment and then later the visa? I didn't do a degree prior to my ACCA exams and started at the beginning of the ACCA instead of doing a degree and then gaining exemptions from the first few ACCA exams Is there any one who has been in the same situation that could let me know of their experience? 3. What is the difference between 189 and 190 visa? Is it just the state sponsorship? Can I select to get state sponsored on the 189 visa and if the option is there they grant it and if not, so be it? I'm so confused with all this and I can't afford to use an agent so I want to complete all myself Any help would be greatly appreciated
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