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Hi Enida -

Re: what education points you get out of this, it's still not enough info. There are no points for a Masters Degree by itself without the supporting Bachelor Degree - if you received a Bachelor Degree from the University of Tirana and its an accredited school, it's likely that you would get 15 points for that degree, however DIAC may ask for a VETASSESS points advice letter regarding that degree (they have the option of doing this) since EA did not specifically address the issue of equivalency of that degree to the AQF.

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Hi Mr.Mark,

My university is not an accredited one, that's why I submitted the CDR, otherwise I would have followed the route of accredited universities.

I currently have 30 points (age) 10 points (positive assessment) and claim for 5 points (experience). To get 60 points I would need IELTS above 8 for each band (which is extremely difficult) or if I could claim for 5 points for my MSc IELTS above 7 would be enough.

I haven't pretended points for my MSc degree considering that my school is not accredited, but the paragraph regarding the additional qualification from EA confused me a little, and I don't know how to proceed, to consider the 5 additional points or to struggle for IELTS above 8?

Thanks a lot,
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Hi Enida -

That explains it. An unaccredted bachelors degree means you cannot use it for points with DIAC. Fortunately EA recognises your Masters Degree and that should get you at least the 10 points, however I can't give you any specific advice as I'm not familiar with all the details of your case. Whether it will get you 15 points instead of 10 (ie, equivalent to at least an Australian Bachelor Degree) is the big question. If you try to get a VETASSESS points advice letter for a Masters Degree with an unaccredited underlying Bachelor Degree, that generally is not possible. However, the case officer may accept EA's assessment of your Masters. My concern, again, is that without an accredited underlying Bachelor degree, DIAC may require a VETASSESS points test letter on the Bachelor Degree, which would fail. The safer bet is to claim only the 10 points, but again that's based on very limited info.

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I understand, I have to struggle with IELTS :-).

Thank you very much Mr.Mark.

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Claiming points for australian qualification

Hi Guys,

I am facing a confusing situation regarding my skill assessment and australian study. I would greatly appreciate if you could share your opinions with me.

here is a short brief about my case:

I have a bachelor degree (agricultural engineering) from overseas and Master degree ( MBA) from Australia. Engineering Australia has assessed me as "engineering technologist" and assessed my degree as broadly equivalent to Australian associate degree.

I understand that i can only claim 10 points for my qualification. However, i m not sure wether i can claim 5 points for my australian study qualification. my agent is suggestion that as EA did not assess my bachelor degree as equivalent to australian bachelor degree, i cannot claim the 5 point for my australian master degree!!! (because i need to have a bachelor degree before obtaining a master degree).

n.b. my MBA degree meet the requirement for 2 years study and 16 calendar month duration. and i already granted TR based on that!

my other points:
age: 30
naati: 5
ielts: 10
state sponsorship (190): 5

your help would be greatly appreciated.

cheers,
edman


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