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IT occupations off new list...

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Hi, Just wondered if there's anyone who has had their migration chances severely slashed due to the IT occupations being taken off the new list? We were planning to get in on SAP or IT project management but these aren't on the list anymore. Gutted! Let's hope they realise they still aren't fulfilling their critical skills demand and put the IT professions back on! And soon.

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Oh Jo is it not looking good? Have you seen the PDF on the ACS site mapping the old codes to the new? There must be a way! Ask D whether he could do a PMO role. We'll have a CIO reporting role lkely to be advertised soon.

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I'm just sending you an email!

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SAP is "still" on the list - it's just called something different now. Depending on which area of ERP you specialise in you'll be an analyst/developer/programmer etc...


ENS 121 submitted 22/04/2010, approved 04/10/2010.

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Thinking the new Business Analyst occupation may cover it. Also do Project Management which is in the task list for Business Analyst. Best if we could just find a job tho!

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Are you in the UK or Oz at the moment? Have you got BCS membership or anything like that?


ENS 121 submitted 22/04/2010, approved 04/10/2010.

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Are you in the UK or Oz at the moment? Have you got BCS membership or anything like that?

 

Very much in the UK... No membership - sorry don't know what that is! It's my husband who is the IT expert. I'm the one just doing all the donkey work and getting stressed! We'll also need to do an ACS RPL because his degree is in English. He's got loads of other quals tho like Prince 2, SAP and finishing an MBA now plus 10+ years work experience in utilities.

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PRINCE2 = good

SAP Certified Professional = good

 

Might be worth talking with a proper agent to work out the best route for yourselves. I'm guessing you want to go for a 175 visa? Or maybe 176 when the SMPs are available?

 

For 175, you'll have to have a positive skills assessment by the ACS and the RPL may be required.

 

I think at the moment your best bet is to work out which ANZSCO occupation your OH is based upon his current work, work history and certification. You can then look at what is required in the occupation by the ACS for a positive assessment and gather documents (references etc.) to support.

 

My ACS assessment was pretty mundane as I have a BSc in Computer Science but still had to do lots of paperwork.

 

If I remember rightly, somebody on here recommended a migration company that specialised in ACS RPLs? Can't remember what they're called but sure a thread search will show up. It's not impossible to do it yourself, in fact, I remember doing most of my ACS paperwork rather than my migration solicitor! He's not very computer literate so I did the hard yards :laugh:

 

BCS (British Computer Society) membership helps - the ACS looks favourably on it! Also, becoming a CCITP (Chartered IT Professional) carries a lot of weight.

 

Let me know if you need anymore info... Although ERP isn't my area, I'm happy to help...


ENS 121 submitted 22/04/2010, approved 04/10/2010.

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Thanks very much. This info is helpful and I'll certainly look into these memberships and recommend them to my OH.

 

It's such a mind-field and I'm not looking forward to starting the RPL. It's even harder because my OH is a contractor - for last 4 years. At least that's 4 years experience he can definitely claim for. Before that we only hope there are people who can speak up for the work he did. People move around tho and companies change. Transco where he worked for 8 years has changed so only hope they have those sorts of records still.

 

Where are you in terms of moving? Are you just waiting on the actual visa application now or are you sorted?

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Contracting doesn't necessarily equal bad. If you've moved from contract to contract it shows that you are in demand and have wide experience in different organisations.

 

Getting the documentation/evidence together for the assessment isn't so bad either. The ACS has their guidelines on what is required in their references. I went back 7 years which is 5 different contracts for me, ranging from 3 months to 2 1/2 years. I basically wrote the reference myself, found somebody in the old job who knew me/could vouch for me (I was quite lucky as all my old managers were there) sent them the draft reference and ask them to sign if they agreed or alter as necessary. My experience has shown that people hate writing references so are more willing to sign if you just poke something under their noses!!

 

I can send you a copy of my references to see what they're like, but do check on the ACS to see if that is still required and the format hasn't changed.

 

I'm in Sydney - came over on a 417 before I got too old, got sponsored on a 457, put in an application for a 175 (has gone nowhere as I'm not CSL - just general "computer man") and now my employer is sponsoring me for a 121 <phew> :cool:


ENS 121 submitted 22/04/2010, approved 04/10/2010.

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Brilliant - you got there! I feel like we never will. Time is pressing on and we're not getting younger. We only have a few years left to get this done.

 

Any jobs going?! How did you find yours?

 

It would be good to see what kind of thing you submitted. It's already been suggested that David write his own reference and they sign it. Presumably they have to put it onto their letterhead too - minor detail! He already knows the major players have moved on from the contacts which is a worry. HR departments are the most unhelpful!

 

David has agreed to apply for a Senior Business Consultant role so keep your fingers crossed they want him, without a visa!

 

Cheers

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Are you in the UK or Oz at the moment? Have you got BCS membership or anything like that?

 

Hi

 

Do you know if BCS membership helps when trying to find a job in Oz (when applying outside of Oz)? OH and me are both BCS members.

 

Ta

Claire


Pete, Claire, Jaime & Maisie

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Hi

 

Do you know if BCS membership helps when trying to find a job in Oz (when applying outside of Oz)? OH and me are both BCS members.

 

Ta

Claire

 

I don't know for sure but I would rather doubt it, I don't think even ACS membership would make much difference. Its all down to skills and experience, and in a lot of cases Australian experience. Getting the first job is most important.


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Don't believe so. The only thing that it might do is show a potential employer that your occupation seriously. Maybe becoming a BCS CCITP will make them sit up and notice you more? I've never seen a role here that asks for society membership.

 

Might be able to use some BCS contacts for job hunting?

 

My degree was BCS accredited but have never joined. Got an offer from the ACS to join after my skills assessment (haha!)

 

Hi

 

Do you know if BCS membership helps when trying to find a job in Oz (when applying outside of Oz)? OH and me are both BCS members.

 

Ta

Claire


ENS 121 submitted 22/04/2010, approved 04/10/2010.

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oh well, just a thought. thanks for the info.

Claire


Pete, Claire, Jaime & Maisie

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