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Old 12-21-2012, 01:36 PM
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Hi Seniors,

I am a junior member of this forum. Very informative forum I must say but I was not able to trace anyone in my situation.

I have completed 2 yrs of Diploma in Library & Information Services from Central Institute of Technlogy, Perth, Australia (previously known as Central TAFE) and I am a qualified "Library Technician" now. I graduated in June 2010. I started working as a "Library Executive" here in Malaysia at one of the reputable university library beginning January 2011 till present. I have also worked part time in Murdoch University Library during my studies.

When I browsed through the forum, I found most posts were only meant for people who possess higher qualification than me (engineers, accountants, etc). I feel as if Diploma holders like me are "not eligible" to even think of migrating to Australia, let alone lodging application.

Can someone tell if it is the right thing to feel that way? Is there anyone with a similar qualification attempting to migrate?

Appreciate some advice. I am feeling extremely lost.

Thank you,
Shamala


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Old 12-21-2012, 02:30 PM
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Have you checked to see if your skills are on the list of skills Australia is looking for as in we are short of?
Australia is looking for people with all kinds of qualifications from High end tertiary degree type work to trades like welders.
I would start with that list because I dont think that the level of the qualification is the indication of if you have a chance...but then I am speaking from limited experience.


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Hi Melandabul,

Thanks for responding.

This is what I looked at but every other link seems to be information overloaded to me. I'm afraid am not really understanding each of the visa conditions. Would you care to guide me?

Thank you so much.


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Sorry I meant to post the link I was checking but the forum doesn't allow me to do me being a junior member which has less than 5 posts. I have typed it here without the html extension - immi.gov.au/asri/occupations/l/library-technician


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Sorry I meant to post the link I was checking but the forum doesn't allow me to do me being a junior member which has less than 5 posts. I have typed it here without the html extension - immi.gov.au/asri/occupations/l/library-technician
Cannot find your link for "library technician"

You need to break down what you want to do.....

You want to either apply for direct migration or for skilled migration?

Skilled migration - see this link - SkillSelect
You need to satisfy all the requirements......

You could also try to get an employer interested in sponsoring you for a 457 visa in your particular skill....and they need to satisfy all the requirements.....

Direct Migration - do you have any relatives in Australia?
Any possible sponsors?

Have you used the on line "Find a Visa" function using exactly what you know you can provide to Immigration?

Hope this helps.
Good luck

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Cannot find your link for "library technician"

You need to break down what you want to do.....

You want to either apply for direct migration or for skilled migration?

Skilled migration - see this link -
You need to satisfy all the requirements......

You could also try to get an employer interested in sponsoring you for a 457 visa in your particular skill....and they need to satisfy all the requirements.....

Direct Migration - do you have any relatives in Australia?
Any possible sponsors?

Have you used the on line "Find a Visa" function using exactly what you know you can provide to Immigration?

Hope this helps.
Good luck

Hi Rob,

For some reason, as a junior member I am not allowed to post any external websites' links here. It gives me an error message whenever I attempt to do so. If you go to Australia's immigration website and just type in "library technician", it will direct you to the link I am trying to include here. I had to even remove the Skill Select link that you posted when am responding to your message now. Otherwise it doesn't allow me to reply.

I do not have any relatives in Australia but I do have friends and that does not help much with my migration which I know. I have not completed the Skill Select process yet. But I thought, if there is a registered migration agent here who could provide direct answers in this forum, I would probably know that I do have a chance or not at all.

I am sorry to sound a lil' personal here...but I am really on a desperate need to get away from my home country. I have been writing to people whom I know in Australia for job opportunity - as it is holidays season, I acknowledge that I have to wait till the new year to hear from them. However, in the meantime, I'd really appreciate if any good-hearted people here is willing to help me out in this instance. I have gone to migration agent before, but I get advises like "why don't you marry an Aussie for PR sake", etc which is very painful to hear. It makes me think as if my current qualification is not enough to get there. Sorry for the lengthy reply but I am so heart broken at the moment.


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Hi Shamala -

There are plenty of opportunities for Diploma holders, despite DIAC's choice to shower additional benefits (like the new 485 post-study work rights) on those with a Bachelor degree or higher.

The good news is that Librarian (ANZSCO 224611) and Library Technician (399312) are both on the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) which you can view on the DIAC website or we've presented it in alphabetical order on our site at Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) – Northam & Associates - given what information you've provided, the Library Technician occupation code might be the best fit for you, as the Librarian occupation generally requires a Bachelor Degree or 5 years of experience.

Some visas you might consider:

457 Temporary Work Visa - good for up to 4 years, requires sponsoring employer

ENS Permanent Work Visa - good follow-on after 2 years work on a 457. To apply direct, need 3 years work experience + skills assessment. Requires nominating employer.

RSMS Permanent Work Visa (for Regional areas of Australia) similar to ENS

190 State Sponsored Skilled Visa (Permanent) - ACT and NT states are currently sponsoring Library Technicians without previous experience working in those states. But this is a skilled visa and is points tested, and my concern is that you may not have enough points on that test in order to qualify to apply (60 points) for state sponsorship.

You may want to consider seeking a 457 job, work here for a couple of years, then applying for either an employer sponsored permanent visa (such as ENS, RSMS) or state sponsorship once you have accumulated more work experience, especially Australian work experience.

Hope this helps -

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Hi Mark,

I don't have enough words to thank you for the somewhat detailed explanation. Sounds exactly like what I wanted to hear. Your response has given me some sort of hope to try. I am sorry if I sounded bad about migration agents but really it did put me off when more than three agents and up with a similar response suggesting me to marry some Aussie for PR. I have sent you a contact request and may I know if it is possible to discuss further about these options via email or Skype, etc?

Hope you could help me.

Thanks.


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Hi Shamala -

Thanks for your kind words - I like to think there's always hope - it's just a matter of taking the time to find a good solution in many cases. And besides, people should get married for the right reasons - love, common interests, wanting a future together - not just because of some silly migration regulation.

You can email me directly at [email protected] or I'm on Skype at marknortham - I look forward to discussing your case and wish you luck and a happy holiday season!

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Hi Seniors,

I am a junior member of this forum. Very informative forum I must say but I was not able to trace anyone in my situation.

I have completed 2 yrs of Diploma in Library & Information Services from Central Institute of Technlogy, Perth, Australia (previously known as Central TAFE) and I am a qualified "Library Technician" now. I graduated in June 2010. I started working as a "Library Executive" here in Malaysia at one of the reputable university library beginning January 2011 till present. I have also worked part time in Murdoch University Library during my studies.

When I browsed through the forum, I found most posts were only meant for people who possess higher qualification than me (engineers, accountants, etc). I feel as if Diploma holders like me are "not eligible" to even think of migrating to Australia, let alone lodging application.

Can someone tell if it is the right thing to feel that way? Is there anyone with a similar qualification attempting to migrate?

Appreciate some advice. I am feeling extremely lost.

Thank you,
Shamala


Hello Shamala,
First of all i just wanna ask you wish to migrate in Australia as a skill migrant?
B'coz as you said u graduated in TAFE as Library Technician...and now u are in malaysia and wish to migrate in australia? is that what u say?
Thanks .....cheers...

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