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Hi to all you IT Wags and IT :GEEK:

 

For those of you who included Stat Decs in your application, can you tell me what you wrote in them.

 

Oh has to do 2 stat decs, for references, 1 for his current employer because we are not prepared to rock the boat so to speak and the 2nd stat dec is because the company oh worked for no longer exists.

 

Have ask our agent for guidance but not heard back from him as yet (he is based in oz).

 

Any tips greatly received.

 

Also do they have been witness by a solicitor or can a jp do it???

 

Thanks

Mandisfam IT Wag

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Hi

We have been through the ACS application.

 

If you google 'statutory declaration' you will get a few samples come up so you can see the layout. It has to be witnessed by a solicitor who will charge roughly £5 for each one.

 

With regard to the content, it should have what your reference would have, commencement and finish date of employment (day, month and year), list of duties (detailed as on your CV), any courses training etc, and the reason why you are doing a stat dec and not a reference.

 

Regarding your current employer, rather than go to the boss, could you not do the reference yourself and get a colleague (who is at a similar level or higher to you) to sign it? This is what we did as OH hasn't told his boss. OH passed ACS OK.

 

If I can help any further, fell free to ask.

 

Karen

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Hi Karen, Thanks for the reply. Didn't realise we would have to do it like a reference. But not a problem.

 

Unfortunately, oh's company is a small one, the tech guys are based in London we are in the North. Plus they would talk. So Stat Dec is the only way.

 

Thanks again.

Mandisfam

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Hi Karen, Thanks for the reply. Didn't realise we would have to do it like a reference. But not a problem.

 

Unfortunately, oh's company is a small one, the tech guys are based in London we are in the North. Plus they would talk. So Stat Dec is the only way.

 

Thanks again.

Mandisfam

 

 

Hi Mandisfam

I think the way it works is the more details the better. Be careful with your dates. We had a reference returned to us by the ACS because we only put the month and year of the job commencement and they wanted the exact date.!!

Karen

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Hi Karen, Yes, I remember your post about the dates. Now our agent says month and year are okay, but we are going to put dates because of what happen to guys.

 

In fact our agent has given a lot of different advice to what I have read on here. He says to keep things to the point and short. But have read on here and on the rplhelp that people have written pages and pages.

 

Well I guess we will know soon enough.

 

Thanks for the advice. Mary.

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Hi Karen, Yes, I remember your post about the dates. Now our agent says month and year are okay, but we are going to put dates because of what happen to guys.

 

In fact our agent has given a lot of different advice to what I have read on here. He says to keep things to the point and short. But have read on here and on the rplhelp that people have written pages and pages.

 

Well I guess we will know soon enough.

 

Thanks for the advice. Mary.

 

 

Hi Mary

Just to give you an idea, OH's reference for his present job was 5 pages of A4 typed in 12font. One of these pages was a copy of the list of courses/certificates he has taken. We just copied that from the section of the ACS application about certifications, even though this was kind of just repeating stuff. We initially did 3 pages and our agent checked it and said too add more. I think maybe the date thing depends on what assessor you get. I would agree to keep it to the point, but without skimping on any detail, no matter how small you think it is. We found the rplhelp website really helpful. Don't know if you have to do the rpl bit, but we went way over what the acs recommend. I think we did about double the recommened word amount, but this was all on instruction of our agent.

 

Karen

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Hi Karen, This is exactly what I have read. Oh is doing the RPL and we have used the RPLhelp site. In fact it has cause us to argue a bit over the length. Our agent said to keep project reports to a min of 2 A4 pages and CBOK entries to 1 A4 page each. Although oh did go over on this in his specialism. His references are only 1 page each and the agent came back today and said they were good enough to go.

 

I am worried. Although agent claims that he has 100% success rate with ACS and he says he has done quite a few. He reckons they don't like long applications to read.

 

Our agent is Go Matilda, you are with TA aren't you???

 

Mary.

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Hi Karen, This is exactly what I have read. Oh is doing the RPL and we have used the RPLhelp site. In fact it has cause us to argue a bit over the length. Our agent said to keep project reports to a min of 2 A4 pages and CBOK entries to 1 A4 page each. Although oh did go over on this in his specialism. His references are only 1 page each and the agent came back today and said they were good enough to go.

 

I am worried. Although agent claims that he has 100% success rate with ACS and he says he has done quite a few. He reckons they don't like long applications to read.

 

Our agent is Go Matilda, you are with TA aren't you???

 

Mary.

 

 

Hi

Yes, we are with TA. On the cbok some of OH's section were less than a page, but the ones he was more experienced in were longer. I think the longest one was 3 pages. If your agent says you will be ok, I'm sure they know what they are doing. Maybe TA were being cautious, but I would be inclined to give too much info rather than too little. It is so stressful. We argued over it every day. OH did it in rough and I was typing it up. We must have had about 8 drafts of it before it was good to go. There were times when i could have happily beat him round the head with it!! LOL!!!

 

Karen

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Hi Karen, lol about beating him round the head.....know what you mean. I type up the first documents for the agents and his writing was so bad, I refused to do it for the ACS.

 

I keep telling myself, this what we are paying the agent to do, make sure we pass the ACS, so I just need to take his word for it, I think. Just need to stay positive.

 

Thanks for help.

Mary

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