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Hi all

what to do when there is some grey area in the skilled occupation list vs your job?

I work in a relatively specialised field within investment research whereby we sell macro research into financial institutions so “advise” them in that regard. Prior to this I spent 10 year working at various organisations on the client side of investment management. I don’t manage money per se.

My occupation would probably be within “finance broker 222112” but it doesn’t match the descriptions exactly. 
my concern would be at the skills assessment stage with VETASSESS (I believe) and getting a rejection based on my occupation not being exactly eg a “finance broker” or “commodity broker” and therefore not ticking all of the requirements. 
 

any thoughts on this from anyone please? 

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It doesn’t have to match exactly.  Go with the one you feel you can provide the best evidence for unless of course one offers better visa options.......


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It would be a good idea to speak to a registered migration agent. 

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It doesn’t sound to me like you are a “finance broker” ... “A Finance Broker operates as an independent agent in the course of financial negotiations and arranges loans of money on behalf of clients”.

There are a bunch of financial markets occupations on the skills lists, but it can be a difficult area to match some roles. 

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Paul Hand

Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

All comments are general in nature and do not constitute legal or migration advice. Comments may not be applicable or appropriate to your specific situation. Any comments relate to legislation and policy at date of post. 

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Thanks everyone. It feels like they are quite specific with regards to financial service roles in the skilled occupation list when the reality is that there are so many niche areas and transferable skills within most of the roles there. Looking at the job descriptions, the reality is that my job doesn’t fit neatly into many of the bullet points. 
 

would this mean that I should stop my application? Presumably once I get to the skills assessment, they will be pretty strict on whether my roles tick the boxes of the occupation I am applying under. 
 

slightly disheartening particularly as I feel my job is in quite high demand here and would probably be considered “front office” and (relatively 😀) skilled 

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The key word in the naming of the lists is ‘shortage’. Just because an occupation is skilled, or in demand, doesn’t mean there is a shortage of skilled practitioners in Australia. 


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Paul Hand

Registered Migration Agent, MARN 1801974

SunCoast Migration Ltd

All comments are general in nature and do not constitute legal or migration advice. Comments may not be applicable or appropriate to your specific situation. Any comments relate to legislation and policy at date of post. 

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5 minutes ago, officerlog said:

Thanks everyone. It feels like they are quite specific with regards to financial service roles in the skilled occupation list when the reality is that there are so many niche areas and transferable skills within most of the roles there. Looking at the job descriptions, the reality is that my job doesn’t fit neatly into many of the bullet points. 
 

would this mean that I should stop my application?

No.  It means you should hire someone like Paul Hand to do a thorough analysis of your skills and duties and advise, based on his experience of representing clients, which category you should apply under, and what visa will give you the best chance of success.  

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