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HELP!!! Electrician wanting a permanent visa!

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Hi, this is my first post.

Is there any electricians who have went through this same process.

I am wanting to attain a permanent visa to Oz.

I have an NVQ Level 3 Qualification in Electricial Installation BS 7671 (16th edition) which i completed between September 2005 & June 2009.

I have signed up to do the 17th edition course this year and the Inspection and Testing course.

Could anyone tell me would these qualifications guarantee me a permanent visa and where and what I do to get the visa.

I have searched the internet, Tradeskills etc and I am not really sure on how to go about getting any further forward.

Has anyone did this the same way? I know there is ways to get sponsored and get the visa paid for by an employer but I'm not sure.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, Thanks

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Forget the sponsorship, it is near impossible for trades.

 

I'm sure someone smart will come along soon, but I think you have to do a course in the uk to have your skills recognised. I might be wrong though. There is no guaranteed way in though. Rules change all the time, and medical issues etc can scupper you. Good luck.


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Thanks for the help blossum, yeh I see there is a skills assessment to do, it's a cheeky $1000, then and independent visa is over $3000 along with my partner's at $1500, pricey but i'm sure it would be worth it, just wouldn't like to part with that sort of cash and be refused.

Hopefully the medical shouldn't be a problem, i'm only 28, none smoker and as far as I know i'm pretty fit and healthy, does anyone know exactly what they would be checking for in a medical? I've read that TB is a problem, I should be safe enough there, I don't come in contact with too many badgers!!!

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Thanks for the help blossum, yeh I see there is a skills assessment to do, it's a cheeky $1000, then and independent visa is over $3000 along with my partner's at $1500, pricey but i'm sure it would be worth it, just wouldn't like to part with that sort of cash and be refused.

Hopefully the medical shouldn't be a problem, i'm only 28, none smoker and as far as I know i'm pretty fit and healthy, does anyone know exactly what they would be checking for in a medical? I've read that TB is a problem, I should be safe enough there, I don't come in contact with too many badgers!!!

 

If you meet the criteria for the visa you will get the visa. One of the big hurdles is the skills assessment, so take a good look into what that involves for your trade. If you don't pass that, then it will be the skills assessment fee lost but you won't have parted with the visa money at that point at least.

 

With a positive skills assessment in your hand, you also need to be able to pass the points test, so take a look at tat. And finally there re medicals and police checks, if you have no known medical problems it is highly unlikely anything will come to light during the medical process and if you have a nice cleanish record that won't be an issue either.

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Cheers Rupert, that sounds good. I have had a look at the points system and am pretty confident I qualify in that aspect.

As for the police check I am a module citizen apart from 3 points on my licence for having a mobile phone at my ear while driving. That's about it.

I will give the skills assessment a go and see what comes back. Thanks

 

By the way has anyone any idea whether or not I would have to sit the English exam to prove I have good English?

Even being born and raised in the UK and having a GCSE B grade in both English Language and English Literature?

I have read that everyone has to have an English exam taken in at least the 36 months prior to applying for the visa, my GCSE's where 11 years ago although I have not forgotten how to speak, read or write! It's no problem if I have to do it, I was just wondering is it a necessity?

 

Thanks again

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needed to add another question

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No you do not need to do an English test to prove your English, your passport will do that.

 

But I recommend you take a second look at that points test, because it is pretty unusual to be able to pass the test without points for English ... and to get the points you need to take the test.

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That's dead on, if that is the case I will definitely take the test then.

Has anyone got a link for the points necessary?

I have read in a book, "Digeridoos and Digeridont's" that the pass mark is 65 points

I have;

Age 25-32 = 30points

English Superior = 20points (although I did not know this was from a test)

Overseas employment (8 years in the past 10) = 15 points

Education (Offshore Apprenticeship) = 10 points

 

I am aware this is due to passing the English exam with Superior although even with Proficient it is still 10 points.

 

Is this points system still up to date or has this changed?

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That's dead on, if that is the case I will definitely take the test then.

Has anyone got a link for the points necessary?

I have read in a book, "Digeridoos and Digeridont's" that the pass mark is 65 points

I have;

Age 25-32 = 30points

English Superior = 20points (although I did not know this was from a test)

Overseas employment (8 years in the past 10) = 15 points

Education (Offshore Apprenticeship) = 10 points

 

I am aware this is due to passing the English exam with Superior although even with Proficient it is still 10 points.

 

Is this points system still up to date or has this changed?

 

You need 60 points not 65, that changed about a year ago I think.

 

Don't feel you need to claim maximum points, in fact claiming fewer points you claim for work experience can make things easier for some people as it reduces all the evidence they need to collate.

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Thanks again Rupert, that sounds like a great idea.

I will sit the English test and see what the outcome is then adjust the work experience accordingly.

Cheers

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