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Skills Assessment for 457 or 187


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Old 06-24-2016, 08:35 PM
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Skills Assessment for 457 or 187

Hello,

My partner is currently in Australia on a Working Holiday Visa and he is Canadian (French Canadian). He is a Metal Machinist, is currently working as a Machinist in Regional South Australia, and his employer is willing to sponsor him.

The issue here is that its been over 5 years since he has worked as a Machinist before he was employed in Australia. However, he does have about 4 years experience and he has all the necessary certificates.

He is telling me that he wouldn't be able to apply for a permanent visa because he doesn't have the requirement of recent work experience for the skills assessment.

Is this true for the Regional Sponsorship Visa 187? If he can't get a permanent visa could he at least get the temporary 457 visa without a skills assessment?

Thank you... We have tried to talk with a couple migration agents but our money seems to be wasted and we are left with unanswered questions.


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Old 06-25-2016, 01:36 AM
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It depends which stream your partner would be applying for. If he were to apply in the transition stream then he would not need a skills assessment. If he were to apply in the direct entry stream then he would need a skills assessment. Under the 187 visa direct entry stream he needs a skills assessment because he has a trade occupation with overseas qualifications.

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It depends which stream your partner would be applying for. If he were to apply in the transition stream then he would not need a skills assessment. If he were to apply in the direct entry stream then he would need a skills assessment. Under the 187 visa direct entry stream he needs a skills assessment because he has a trade occupation with overseas qualifications.
Thank you Jeremy. That seems to be the best route. Would he need a skills assessment for a 457 visa? Or can he just forward his certificates? I've been reading that a case officer "may" ask for a skills assessment for a 457 visa but I'm guessing that the case officer would only ask if he doesn't have a qualification, is from a specific country, or has a specific skill.


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Your partner does not a skills assessment for 457. Passport holders of many counties do, boy not from Canada.
A lot of obligations for the sponsor come with the 457, so I hope his employer is aware of those. Many nominations for 457 visas are refused because the requirement of need is not addressed properly. Getting these visas does require a well thoughtout and prepared application with lots of relevent supporting evidence.

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