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Hi All,

Am new to the forum but wanted to know if anyone had a similar experience:

I did a 1st ACS skills assessment with 3+yrs of experience (knowing that it might be negative). Well i got a negative assessment, however ACS replied in my letter that:

1. I meet the qualifications requirement (degree in IT)
2. They acknowlege the 3yrs + 3 months work experience

Now , at the 2nd attempt, I do have the 4yrs + work experience (just sent my application)

My questions are:
1. Does ACS assess my 2nd application as a completely fresh one or do they take information already assessed the 1st time and only assess any new work experience? ( i did provide my previous PASA ref number)

2. I was thinking if they do as I am presuming, will that be a quicker assessment?

3. I sent my ACS application as Express POST platinum( which requires signature upon delivery) within australia, only to realise ACS advises to sent by courier, does that mean my application will be rejected or delayed?

I would appreciate some anwers here as all this is confused:
 

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Hi All,

Am new to the forum but wanted to know if anyone had a similar experience:

I did a 1st ACS skills assessment with 3+yrs of experience (knowing that it might be negative). Well i got a negative assessment, however ACS replied in my letter that:

1. I meet the qualifications requirement (degree in IT)
2. They acknowlege the 3yrs + 3 months work experience

Now , at the 2nd attempt, I do have the 4yrs + work experience (just sent my application)

My questions are:
1. Does ACS assess my 2nd application as a completely fresh one or do they take information already assessed the 1st time and only assess any new work experience? ( i did provide my previous PASA ref number)

2. I was thinking if they do as I am presuming, will that be a quicker assessment?

3. I sent my ACS application as Express POST platinum( which requires signature upon delivery) within australia, only to realise ACS advises to sent by courier, does that mean my application will be rejected or delayed?

I would appreciate some anwers here as all this is confused:
I doubt you'll get an answer from anyone with an detailed insight into how the ACS people work and so from my business perspective.

1. They may well take their earlier assessment into account and hopefully you'll get an earlier positive response.

2. I'd expect your Express post delivery will get through to them OK, most organisations having some flexibility to deal with such variances.
 

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2. I'd expect your Express post delivery will get through to them OK, most organisations having some flexibility to deal with such variances.
Thanks wanderer! just received an email from ACS acknowledging my application. So, my Express post worked:) although i recommend everyone else to go by courier to avoid the extra stress I had...also, this time around the acknowledgment email came in quicker than last time just 5 business days as compared to 7 business days the first time..( just for the record)..will keep you posted on whether my application is processed more quickly on this second attempt

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hi,

just after the suspension of the GSM program, i checked my ACS status online and it went from 'To be allocated' to blank!!

anyone having the same issue?

does anyone know whether ACS has also suspended processing of application although my application was onshore.

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hi,

just after the suspension of the GSM program, i checked my ACS status online and it went from 'To be allocated' to blank!!

anyone having the same issue?

does anyone know whether ACS has also suspended processing of application although my application was onshore.

Thanks
Perhaps they may have closed their site reporting to separate applications between offshore and onshore, knowing that there is not as much urgency to process applications for people offshore.

I'd suggest you check back with them towards the end of the week and see how you fare.
 

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Perhaps they may have closed their site reporting to separate applications between offshore and onshore, knowing that there is not as much urgency to process applications for people offshore.

I'd suggest you check back with them towards the end of the week and see how you fare.
Thanks wanderer. well mine is definitely onshore as I am on a 457 right now but anyway i'll check with them by the end of the week
 

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After 7 weeks of nail bitting and checking the application status every single day, my status just changed to 'With Assessor' and the registered post number has been added. And it says next to the application that I should expect my results within 10 days.

So I guess its another 10 days or less of nail bitting minus the checking online!

I just hope its positive as this is the document I was waiting for before moving to the next step i.e seeking advice from an agent about what my options are ( which are limited now since my profession is no longer on the new SOL).

So i guess I'm left with ENS or SMP ( which i doubt too)!
 

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After 7 weeks of nail bitting and checking the application status every single day, my status just changed to 'With Assessor' and the registered post number has been added. And it says next to the application that I should expect my results within 10 days.

So I guess its another 10 days or less of nail bitting minus the checking online!

I just hope its positive as this is the document I was waiting for before moving to the next step i.e seeking advice from an agent about what my options are ( which are limited now since my profession is no longer on the new SOL).

So i guess I'm left with ENS or SMP ( which i doubt too)!
If your employer is agreeable and you can both tick all the right boxes, ENS may well be the way to go.

You'll need your occupation to still be on ENSOL and hopefully that will not change too much even if the SOL has been reduced.
But if your employer is agreeable and can get approved along with the position, why not see if that can be done or at least on the way before the new SOL just in case [ and if you have your ACS assessment before then too and an application in. ]

ENS will give you PR just like an independent PR application and though reliant on an agreement between you and the employer it is not as though your PR is permanently conditional on it continuing.
If in fact for whatever reason your employment ceased, you'll still have PR.

And do you really want to spend more than you have to!
 

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If your employer is agreeable and you can both tick all the right boxes, ENS may well be the way to go.

You'll need your occupation to still be on ENSOL and hopefully that will not change too much even if the SOL has been reduced.
But if your employer is agreeable and can get approved along with the position, why not see if that can be done or at least on the way before the new SOL just in case [ and if you have your ACS assessment before then too and an application in. ]

ENS will give you PR just like an independent PR application and though reliant on an agreement between you and the employer it is not as though your PR is permanently conditional on it continuing.
If in fact for whatever reason your employment ceased, you'll still have PR.

And do you really want to spend more than you have to!
Thanks wanderer...actually thats what I have in mind but I just want the ACS letter to come to have a chat with my employer then if its positive, i'll go to my agent. I used the same agent when doing my 457 with the same employer..but i just dont want to get too excited too quickly!
 

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my ACS application status says 'case finalised' with a registered post number attached to it. So result should be in any day now. Will let you know the outcome
 

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Finally here and positive!

my ACS application status says 'case finalised' with a registered post number attached to it. So result should be in any day now. Will let you know the outcome
my acs letter is finally here and the result is positive!!

It took 8 weeks and I guess that's because it was the 2nd attempt!

Now have to think of the next step!..which way to go for the PR!
 

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my ACS application status says 'case finalised' with a registered post number attached to it. So result should be in any day now. Will let you know the outcome
My ACS application status changed to "With assessor". It says "Please allow up to 10 days if living in Australia or 21 days for overseas for your result letter to arrive.". I am overseas applicant. Does this mean I have to wait 21 days to receive the result by post or I can see the result within 10 days online? During this time, does ACS contacts my current employer or do reference checks? Appreciate your input.
 

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My ACS application status changed to "With assessor". It says "Please allow up to 10 days if living in Australia or 21 days for overseas for your result letter to arrive.". I am overseas applicant. Does this mean I have to wait 21 days to receive the result by post or I can see the result within 10 days online? During this time, does ACS contacts my current employer or do reference checks? Appreciate your input.
Hi Willis,

1. If you are overseas you should get it between 10 to 21 days
2. There is no way for you to see the results online
3. Its only when your status says 'Case finalised' that you can start counting the days to receive the letter
4. And there is no way for you to know the result until the letter comes in
5. If its says with Assessor , they must have already contacted whoever needs tobe contacted
6. Based on my case, it didnot take long for the status to move from 'with assessor' to 'case finalised'

So, you should have your result in less than a month !!

Good luck and hope its positive
 

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Hi Willis,

1. If you are overseas you should get it between 10 to 21 days
2. There is no way for you to see the results online
3. Its only when your status says 'Case finalised' that you can start counting the days to receive the letter
4. And there is no way for you to know the result until the letter comes in
5. If its says with Assessor , they must have already contacted whoever needs tobe contacted
6. Based on my case, it didnot take long for the status to move from 'with assessor' to 'case finalised'

So, you should have your result in less than a month !!

Good luck and hope its positive
Understood, thanks a lot.
 

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Hi Willis,

1. If you are overseas you should get it between 10 to 21 days
2. There is no way for you to see the results online
3. Its only when your status says 'Case finalised' that you can start counting the days to receive the letter
4. And there is no way for you to know the result until the letter comes in
5. If its says with Assessor , they must have already contacted whoever needs tobe contacted
6. Based on my case, it didnot take long for the status to move from 'with assessor' to 'case finalised'

So, you should have your result in less than a month !!

Good luck and hope its positive
That's right. ACS already sent me the post tracking number so it's already on the way. It took only 4 days including weekends after status move to "With assessor". However, my status hasn't yet changed to "Case finalized". Anyway, as far as the result is sent, it doesn't matter what is the status, I guess.
 

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That's right. ACS already sent me the post tracking number so it's already on the way. It took only 4 days including weekends after status move to "With assessor". However, my status hasn't yet changed to "Case finalized". Anyway, as far as the result is sent, it doesn't matter what is the status, I guess.
I finally got the ACS letter today. The letter says that "Your skills have been assessed to be suitable for migration under 2231-11 of the ASCO code, being the skilled occupation indicated that you intend to nominate in a General Skilled Migration application."
ASCO code 2231-11 is "Computing Professional - Systems Manager" which I didn't find in the new SOL. Does this code need to match exactly as the one in SOL or I can apply for something closer to this professional such as "Systems Analyst". Could somebody tell me what options do I have now? Thank you.
 
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