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Hi everyone !

 

We are in a big dilemma what to do and they advised us that we might find help here (and possible an agent).

 

My husband is an architect and we are planning to move in QLD as soon as possible. He has 13 years of experience on working in that field (he has more, but can prove 13), his reference list is really looooooong with reliable and "big" clients ( McDonalds..). He was and still is self employed all the time.

 

The dilemma is that he has Bachelor in Architecture (he finished all of his exams 10 years ago on Faculty of ARchitecture, but he has not officially got a Bachelor degree because he did not write his diploma). He is writing his diploma now and he is officially finished in september, so officially his Bachelor will be dated in september 2016. He worked a lot so he has a lot of big projects to show, but is that a big problem ? That he is getting his officall degree now, after all those years ? Is it so big that we can not get a visa ?

 

We would like to get 190 visa, because for 189 we have 5 points of lack(he is 41 years old).

 

Thank you a lot for any information !

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That he is getting his officall degree now, after all those years ? Is it so big that we can not get a visa ?

 

We would like to get 190 visa, because for 189 we have 5 points of lack(he is 41 years old).

 

 

Yours is an interesting situation. The skills assessment authority for Architects (AACA) is best placed to make the judgment as to whether (and when) the qualification meets the requirement to be considered equivalent to an accredited Australian qualification.

 

It would be worth doing some research on their website at http://www.aaca.org.au/overseas-qualifications-assessment/ before you invest in lodging a formal assessment application. Note that currently in Australia trained architects enter the profession with a MArch which is the culmination of 10 semesters (5 years) of full time study.

 

If you go ahead with an assessment, and AACA accepts the Bachelor degree, but make a judgment that it wasn't completed until Sept 2016, then this has implications for the points awarded under the general points test for General Skilled Migration visas.

 

Also note that currently Queensland have suspended the processing of offshore application for state nominated visas (eg 190 visa). See http://migration.qld.gov.au/


Richard (Ric) Stacey

BEng, GradDipEd, GradCert Australian Migration Law & Practice

Registered Migration Agent, MARN: 1681158

staceymigration.com.au

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Thank you very very much.

I just did not quite catch this:

"If you go ahead with an assessment, and AACA accepts the Bachelor degree, but make a judgment that it wasn't completed until Sept 2016, then this has implications for the points awarded under the general points test for General Skilled Migration visas." What do you mean ?

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Normally only paid relevant work experience which was completed 'after graduation' would earn points as part of the Skillselect process therefore it is important to establish when graduation was achieved. Was it 10 years ago, or will it be in Sept 2016 when the last of the requirements of the Bachelors are due to be completed? An AACA assessment may provide advice on this.

 

When was the applicant first registered as an Architect in their home country? Any architectural work completed since registration (during the last 10 years) could be considered relevant for the points test.


Richard (Ric) Stacey

BEng, GradDipEd, GradCert Australian Migration Law & Practice

Registered Migration Agent, MARN: 1681158

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His company was registered. And he is director, owner and an architect in that company since 2003. Our Universities allow you to work since diploma is pure formality. The funny thing is that he is working projects from the beginning till the end. So his work is not only to be an architect, but also architectural draftsperson and construction project manager (for hobby also as a carpenter). If he would not be so good big companies would not hire him. And they did, because of a great recommendation. And another funny thing: he also worked on some projects along with the Dean of Faculty of Architecture... So his portfolio tells you that he really loves his work and that he is good at it. Australia would definitely gain by getting him to work Down Under. But still...rules say differently.

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His company was registered. And he is director, owner and an architect in that company since 2003. Our Universities allow you to work since diploma is pure formality. The funny thing is that he is working projects from the beginning till the end. So his work is not only to be an architect, but also architectural draftsperson and construction project manager (for hobby also as a carpenter). If he would not be so good big companies would not hire him. And they did, because of a great recommendation. And another funny thing: he also worked on some projects along with the Dean of Faculty of Architecture... So his portfolio tells you that he really loves his work and that he is good at it. Australia would definitely gain by getting him to work Down Under. But still...rules say differently.

 

http://www.aaca.org.au/contact-us/

 

Maybe telephone Overseas Qualifications Assessments at the AACA and discuss directly with them?

 

Call before 8am UK time (5pm in Sydney).

 

Best regards.


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On 10/08/2016 at 13:06, ricco56 said:

 

Yours is an interesting situation. The skills assessment authority for Architects (AACA) is best placed to make the judgment as to whether (and when) the qualification meets the requirement to be considered equivalent to an accredited Australian qualification.

 

It would be worth doing some research on their website at http://www.aaca.org.au/overseas-qualifications-assessment/ before you invest in lodging a formal assessment application. Note that currently in Australia trained architects enter the profession with a MArch which is the culmination of 10 semesters (5 years) of full time study.

 

If you go ahead with an assessment, and AACA accepts the Bachelor degree, but make a judgment that it wasn't completed until Sept 2016, then this has implications for the points awarded under the general points test for General Skilled Migration visas.

 

Also note that currently Queensland have suspended the processing of offshore application for state nominated visas (eg 190 visa). See http://migration.qld.gov.au/

Hello,  information available for the overseas qualification assessment is very limited and for that concern I really need some help with the Stage 1 Cover Letter of AACA.

I would really appreciate it if you could provide a sample of same. Thanks.

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