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Skilled Independent Visa 189 Enquiry


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Old 02-11-2016, 12:58 AM
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Skilled Independent Visa 189 Enquiry

Hey everyone.

I am currently a 2nd year international business IT student in Australia. I came across some graduate programs from certain companies but the eligibility there has me confused.

This is what is stated here.

"You are eligible to apply for Australian permanent residency under the Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) and you must submit an Expression of Interest via the SkillSelect process immediately after graduating"

To my understanding, ever since 2014, in order to apply for a skill assessment(Post Australian Study Skill) from the ACS for application of the 189 visa, the applicant must have one year of relevant work experience or go through a 44-52 weeks Professional Year Program that costs 11k AUD; making it seem impossible to apply for this visa immediately.

Did I miss anything here? Or is there another way to submit an EOI without the skill assessment from the Australian Computer Society? I tried asking the company, but all I got was a copy pasted response from their site which I already read and doesn't answer my question.


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Old 02-11-2016, 04:55 AM
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To submit an EOI, you must have a positive skills assessment from ACS. Getting a positive skills assessment generally requires at least 2 years relevant work experience in your occupation, however I believe one year relevant work experience+professional year is also enough to get a positive skills assessment. You should be able to confirm this through the ACS website.

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Old 02-11-2016, 05:08 AM
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Hey there,

Thank you for confirming! Yeah I did check with ACS. Either one year of experience or a PYP qualifies you for the Post Australia Study Skill assessment, which can be used for migration purposes.


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Hi Maggie-May24

If the candidate studied in Australia, then one year of highly relevant work experience on top of highly relevant qualification is enough. For any degree outside Australia it is 2 years highly relevant work experience on top of a highly relevant qualification. If the qualification and/or work experience is not highly relevant then they need additional work experience.

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