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LuciBV

Work experience is a must?

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Hi everyone, pretty new around here, but I have a HUUUGE dilemma: i was arguing with one friend of mine today on this matter - Is it required as a must to have work experience, as long as you get over 60 points from the other criterias (for 189 or 190 class visa)? I read most of the info on Skill Select section , and nowhere is specified that work experience is an compulsory criteria for DIAC. I really appreciate any kind of help. Thanks, Luci.

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No work experience for the visa per se, however there are only a few occupations which don't require work experience for the skills assessment. So you are kind of both right, it is not a DIAC requirement, but for the majority, yes work experience will be essential as you cannot get the visa without a skills assessment.

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For this specific occupation, accountant, I checked on ICAA, work experience not required, DIAC as well, not mentioning anything about ANY of the occupations that needs as a must work experience, but you can get points by having it. So, I'm still in doubts... Though I am sure that is not required by DIAC.

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It was a requirement up until 1 jul 2012 that you required 12 months out of last 24before applying, but this criteria was removed. If you can get positive skills assessment without work experience and meet the points pass mark then you can apply for a visa.

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For this specific occupation, accountant, I checked on ICAA, work experience not required, DIAC as well, not mentioning anything about ANY of the occupations that needs as a must work experience, but you can get points by having it. So, I'm still in doubts... Though I am sure that is not required by DIAC.

 

You are unlikely to get a 190 without work experience, but if you have the points a 189 should be OK. You might want to consult a registered migration agent for a professional assessment.


Westly Russell Registered Migration Agent 0316072 www.pinoyau.com

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For this specific occupation, accountant, I checked on ICAA, work experience not required, DIAC as well, not mentioning anything about ANY of the occupations that needs as a must work experience, but you can get points by having it. So, I'm still in doubts... Though I am sure that is not required by DIAC.

 

And accountant is one of the exceptions that I referred to, there is no work experience requirement for the accountant skills assessment.

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Thanks everyone for your quick answer, I will advise that person regarding the options and the possibilities, and if she will take the decision to apply I just hope she will get the 189 visa, without any problem.

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