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Hi there!

I am an absolute newbie to forums so please direct me in the right direction if there is a similar post or thread existing to my situation.

So I just got my certificates 3 and 4 in cookery and diploma in hospitality via RPL. We got here in Australia 3 years ago on a student visa(my partner was the primary applicant).

I have worked for a resto for a while (2 years casual) plus another 2 years back in our country of origin. After I did my RPL and got my papers, the owner wishes to sponsor me. (he sponsored in the past). Now my concern is what would be the process I would have to go through? I heard that I would have to go through TRA, is that necessary even after doing the RPL process?

Could someone kindly breakdown the details of the process I have to go through to get my 482 visa application going and approved I am confused. I met two different lawyers and they have no common process. One told me I can go ahead and apply, while the other said that I am required to go through TRA. I mean I just did an RPL is that not sufficient? again, I just want to be enlightened to what the proper process is so I know what to do.

Thanks for any advices in advance.

 

Best,

DK

 

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The first thing is that it's your employer who has to do most of the work to apply for the 482, not you.  They will need an agent because it's too complex to do on their own.  That agent can advise you, or you can get your own agent.

Never use a lawyer for a visa application.  They are useful if you need to go to court, but they are too expensive for a visa application.  Use a MARA registered migration agent.


Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

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3 hours ago, Marisawright said:

The first thing is that it's your employer who has to do most of the work to apply for the 482, not you.  They will need an agent because it's too complex to do on their own.  That agent can advise you, or you can get your own agent.

Never use a lawyer for a visa application.  They are useful if you need to go to court, but they are too expensive for a visa application.  Use a MARA registered migration agent.

To be fair ... at the moment, many Registered Migration Agents are also lawyers and do visa applications and other immigration matters on similar price scales to RMAs who are not also lawyers. Currently, any lawyer who is offering immigration assistance, as opposed to immigration legal advice, needs to be also registered as an RMA.  There is a small cadre of ‘accredited specialist’ lawyers who offer specialist legal services when complex matters go to court and/or involve other areas of practice such as family law. 
 

However, the regulatory scheme is changing shortly to remove lawyers from the MARA register and also allow any lawyer with an unrestricted licence to offer immigration assistance, even if they have no specialist training or experience. At that point it will become more difficult to check the specialist credentials of those who are legally offering immigration assistance in Australia. 

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SunCoast Migration Ltd

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16 hours ago, d_k said:

Hi there!

I am an absolute newbie to forums so please direct me in the right direction if there is a similar post or thread existing to my situation.

So I just got my certificates 3 and 4 in cookery and diploma in hospitality via RPL. We got here in Australia 3 years ago on a student visa(my partner was the primary applicant).

I have worked for a resto for a while (2 years casual) plus another 2 years back in our country of origin. After I did my RPL and got my papers, the owner wishes to sponsor me. (he sponsored in the past). Now my concern is what would be the process I would have to go through? I heard that I would have to go through TRA, is that necessary even after doing the RPL process?

Could someone kindly breakdown the details of the process I have to go through to get my 482 visa application going and approved I am confused. I met two different lawyers and they have no common process. One told me I can go ahead and apply, while the other said that I am required to go through TRA. I mean I just did an RPL is that not sufficient? again, I just want to be enlightened to what the proper process is so I know what to do.

Whether you will require a formal skills assessment depends on a number of factors including the occupation you intend to nominate and your country of passport.

Most RPL are very easy to obtain compared to a formal skills assessment.  


Raul T Senise

Registered Migration Agent

MARN 0636699

www.ozimmigration.com

"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."

 

 

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@Raul Senise

I appreciate the response. I have over 2 years of experience back at home and 2 years here as casual but if we count the hours they would just end up as 1 year. Well I have a concern, I do hold two passports. I came in with a German passport which I used to apply the visa. I do know that using the German passport I do not need to take any skills assessment. Now here's the catch, if you can answer this then you might have solved my concern. I hold a Philippine passport too because my mother is a Filipina. I know that I have to declare that I do have another passport. Do I need to undergo a skills assessment? I know if would ONLY have the Philippine passport I would have to take an skills assessment if I like it or not. But another thing that I do not understand is why would I have to do a skills assessment if I already did the RPL? Hope you could share some of your expertise on this.

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Sorry D_K but there is simply too little information in your post to be able to give you an answer on whether you need a skills assessment. 

Be mindful that generally, Casual employment is not considered for a subclass 482.

Also RPL and a formal skills assessment are two completely different things from an Immigration perspective.

Skills assessments for visa purposes can only be done by an organization specified by the Regulations. It is a very detailed and extensive process.

An RPL can be done by almost anyone and most organizations will give you an RPL certificate as long as you pay the fee. Many will give an RPL base on a very basic reference with no further evidence.

 


Raul T Senise

Registered Migration Agent

MARN 0636699

www.ozimmigration.com

"If you think it's expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur."

 

 

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