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IVES 02-21-2013 02:42 AM

CPAA Skilled Employment Advice

Appreciate much your feedback on my concern.
I applied for a skills assessment in Sep 2012 with CPAA and came out negative due to the Accounting Theory subject. I took that lacking subject in Dec 2012 and received positive assessment thereafter in the same month (Dec 2012). Because of that, CPAA would only vouch for employment claims after that period. I have been working for almost eight years already. I understand that Skilled Employment Advice is not a mandatory document. Has anyone experienced the same and still claimed the prior period work experiences? Did your VISA come out successful? Load of thanks. :)

19729 02-22-2013 02:34 AM

Hi, sorry I don't have a positive reply, CPA Australia will only consider experience obtained after all study is completed, which is a requirement set by immigration. I've never come across any exemptions to this.

Ausstart National 02-22-2013 02:45 AM


I have noticed you have been posting a lot, and have not received much advice. Sorry that no ones been able to assist. If you're really relying on your skilled experience for migration points, then Immigration probably won't reward the points for your experience, as you didn't have the required qualifications to perform that job, in the Australian job market.

I don't think your experience is going to help you with your migration plans.
There might be other options available to you.

Other options which might help are - 489 sponsorship +10 points OR
190 state / territory nomination +5 points

Another option, NAATI para-interpreting skills. Not a difficult certificate to get. + 5 points.

You really need to send someone your CV (an agent) and request they provide advice on what your best options are. I know some agent provide advice on the forum freely. You could ask them directly.

IVES 02-22-2013 05:26 AM

Hi Madura and Chris,
Thank you for your replies.

Hi Chris,
I have earned two degrees (BS Accountancy and Bachelor in Business Administration in 2004 and 2003 respectively) and became licenses as an accountant here in my country in 2005. Both degrees were assessed as comparable to an australian degree from 1st and final assessment. From 2005 I started working up to present. It's just frustrating that all my experiences are not considered because of this one subject. I am claiming 5years experience. I will take your advice. I will try to have my COEs reviewed by an agent.

Thank you so much. Any further advice is highly appreciated.

Ausstart National 02-22-2013 06:11 AM

HI there IVES

Which visa were you interested in, the 489, 190 or 189?
As an accountant, you were probably going for the 189 right?

Is this an accurate estimate of your points:

Age 30points or 25 points?
English 10 points
Qualifications 15 Points

without the experience, you have other options. I can only imagine how frustrating it must be.

Probably the easier would be choosing going for the 489, with 10 points for state/territory support. You will have to live in a regional area though. If its 5 points you need, go for the 190, and request nomination from the state you prefer. NSW is always a good bet.

There is always the NAATI accreditation program. Tests are only done in AUstralia, but accreditation can provide you with an extra 5 points. You only have to complete a para-professional interpreting exam, between filipino and English.

IVES 02-22-2013 06:29 AM

Hi Chris,

Yes I'm going for the 189 as I want to have fexibility in in terms of good job market opportunities. This is my current standing. That's why I needed my experience.

Age 30points
English 10 points
Qualifications 15 Points
Experience 10 Points

Thank you for spreading those options for me.
I just have a dilemma because I've asked a local agent and her advice was to push through with the application because it's DIAC who has a final say and assessing authorities' advice on employment is "advisory".

Thank you Chris.

Ausstart National 02-22-2013 06:48 AM


You could push through, and make the EOI online.It is DIAC that decides, and the last i checked, they accept skilled experience gained after the minimum qualification is awarded to the person.
In the opinion of the skill assessment authority, you didn't have the minimum qualification required to be able to perform that occupation in Australia, which is a shame, as you were able to perform the occupation for 8 years already in your home country.
(Actually, you you only just met the minimum qualification requirements in December 2012)
It is a risk, but its up to you. In my opinion, you should go for the 190 state /sponsored, or travel to Australian temporarily on business with the short term busienss visa, get the accreditation with NAATI as a para-professional interpreter, and then make your EOI for the 189 visa.

Also, whatever you decide, after you get the invitation, best idea is to get on a plane, and make the final application in Australia.

IVES 02-22-2013 07:11 AM

Hi Chris,

Again, thank you so much for your advice. I appreciate it a lot.
I will contemplate on everything that you've mentioned.On those options you've laid out.
If I decide to take on this risk, hopefully I'll get positive result.

Take care.

Ausstart National 02-22-2013 12:29 PM


If your really set on making your EOI, do not claim 10 points. Go for 5 points for experience.

tresha0206 04-09-2013 01:02 PM

hI Ive's

Whats the update of your application..? I am applying for CPA Australia and just on process submit my documents for assessment. Just getting idea here..

Im on 309 visa when I return in Ausi but I want to know how they assess accounting qualification..


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