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Maryah

Solicitor - work experience assessment by whom?

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Hi All,

 

this forum has been very helpful so far. Thank you all for that. ?

I have almost completed the journey to become a solicitor in NSW and apply for the 189 visa.

I have obtained the LPAB skill assessment letter after being admitted as a solicitor in NSW. It has been quite a struggle so far ? It only took me 11 courses and 2 PLT subject. If you need help, just ask me... I've been there ?

 

Now I seem to be unable to get my previous work experience assessed. The LPAB won't do it and the DIBP says the LPAB should do it. Great!! The last obstacle. How did you do it? Just applied without an assessment of your experience? I really don't want to loose the points for the work experience.

 

Any ideas?

Thank you all in advance.

 

Cheers,

maria

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I have done graduation in Law from India. What should i do to get positive skills assessment ?

 

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I have done graduation in Law from India. What should i do to get positive skills assessment ?

 

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Hi,

 

you post actually does not refer to any of my issues, but you may want to contact the admission board of the state you are trying to get admitted to. The LPAB for NSW has a pretty comprehensive guide regarding the assessment of your academic qualifications and your practical legal training. They will tell you what you need to study extra etc. Just beware that this is a quite costly and time-consuming procedure.

 

Good luck.

Maria

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For what?

 

The admission body in NSW for the skill assessment accepts IELTS, I think. The DIBP accepts the PTE Academic, but this is at a later stage for your visa application. You will have to get the skill assessment letter first, which may well take up to two or more years.

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Does anyone else have any thoughts on the assessment? I am still lost.

 

Happy New Year to everyone!

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Now I seem to be unable to get my previous work experience assessed.

 

You do not need to have work experience assessed.

 

You need verifiable employer certification/s, preferrably underpinned by some of: salary advice, bank salary deposits taxation records...


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Thanks a lot! I appreciate it.

 

I guess the lady on the DIBP hotline just got confused.

 

You do not need to have work experience assessed.

 

You need verifiable employer certification/s, preferrably underpinned by some of: salary advice, bank salary deposits taxation records...

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Hi Maria

It sounds like you have done really well. How hard was it to get a positive skills assessment? How long has the process taken?

 

thanks

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Hi Maria

It sounds like you have done really well. How hard was it to get a positive skills assessment? How long has the process taken?

 

thanks

 

Hey,

 

it was quite easy to get the skill assessment, it took only three days. However, I took the route to get admitted in NSW first. So as soon as I signed the Roll, I went to the LPAB and paid the fee for the skill assessment.

 

Apart from that, the whole process of being admitted took ages. I had to get the academic assessment which took at least 8 weeks and then I did the required courses online at UNE and afterwards applied for the final academic assessment which took "only" two weeks since I wrote them an email every day. The LPAB has a calender with committee meeting dates for the academicand PLT assessment and they are very found of it. It is online and it also mentiones deadlines for submitting documents. If you miss a date you have to wait at least another month. The PLT assessment took also about 6 weeks. It took me almost two years to complete the whole process, but this is due to the fact that I had to study every Priestly 11 subject, since I am not admitted in a common law country. It is probably much fast if you're admitted in the UK depending on the number of courses and the availability of the courses at uni in each semester/trimester (which was kind of limited at UNE).

 

Hope this helps.

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Hi Maria

Well done on seeing it through.  I am at the beginning of the process, hoping to qualify in NSW from Scotland.  Did you do distance learning with UNE?  If so, how did you find it?  I am hoping to undertake two modules per semester/trimester, not sure if three would be too much!

 

 

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On 14/12/2016 at 10:27, Maryah said:

Hi All,

 

this forum has been very helpful so far. Thank you all for that. ?

I have almost completed the journey to become a solicitor in NSW and apply for the 189 visa.

I have obtained the LPAB skill assessment letter after being admitted as a solicitor in NSW. It has been quite a struggle so far ? It only took me 11 courses and 2 PLT subject. If you need help, just ask me... I've been there ?

 

Now I seem to be unable to get my previous work experience assessed. The LPAB won't do it and the DIBP says the LPAB should do it. Great!! The last obstacle. How did you do it? Just applied without an assessment of your experience? I really don't want to loose the points for the work experience.

 

Any ideas?

Thank you all in advance.

 

Cheers,

maria

Hi Maria,

I am having the same issue like you right now. Did you get your work experience assessed by any authority?

Thanks.

Regards

Andy

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Did you get your work experience assessed by any authority?

This is not necessary and such assessments are only opinions and are not binding on DOHA fuselages.


Westly Russell Registered Migration Agent 0316072 www.pinoyau.com

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3 hours ago, wrussell said:

This is not necessary and such assessments are only opinions and are not binding on DOHA fuselages.

Hi Russell,

Thanks for your prompt reply.

My only concern is the case officer does not recognise the number of years of experience that I am claiming for even after I am able to provide evidence to substantiate my claim.

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A certification from a practice manager or a partner, underpinned by evidence of income should be enough.


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Never trust what they tell you on the DHA hotline, 9 times out of 10 it will be incorrect.

 I sometimes amuse myself by telephoning immi hotlines to see how many different answers I can get.

 

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