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Working in a Different Sector Post-Graduation 189/190 Visa

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Old 12-09-2016, 08:02 AM
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Working in a Different Sector Post-Graduation 189/190 Visa

Hi everyone!

I am new to this forum. Basically, I will be applying in 2017.

I am a recent Mechanical Engineering BEng (Hons.) graduate from a UK university. I graduated in September 2016.

I will be sending my request for Engineers Australia skills assessment, next month. I know many who were in the same position, with the same degree and university as me, and got approved for the Engineering Techologist (2339-14) occupation code by EA.

I have around 60 points for 189 visa, and 65 for 190 visa. Everything is alright, so far. As I am a recent graduate, I will not be claiming any points for work experience (even though I have done a few engineering internships pre-graduation). However, despite being an engineer, I have been working in the finance industry after graduating in September 2016.

I'm just wondering, should I mention it on the EOI (before invitation), and visa application forms (form 80 and 1221), once I get an invite?

Well, I am eligible because of my qualifications (Australian bachelors degree equivalent - 15 points), age (18 to 24 - 25 points) and superior English (IELTS 8.0 + in all modules - 20 points). Added together, it's 60 points overall. Plus, 5 points if I get state nomination. However, as mentioned before, I have been working in a different sector after graduation.
Would it negatively impact my visa application if I include it? Or should I conceal it?


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Old 12-09-2016, 11:00 PM
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You must declare all your work experience, even if you do not claim points for it.

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Old 12-10-2016, 12:51 PM
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Originally Posted by wrussell View Post
You must declare all your work experience, even if you do not claim points for it.
Thanks Russell!

Really appreciate it!

It's not a problem with me. I would happily do that.

However, does it negatively impact applications where candidates have been working in an irrelevant sector (in comparison to their qualifications) ?

I mean, they are not claiming any points for work experience. However, would the CO question their integrity and intentions, if the CO finds out that their interest lies in some other field?

For example, a newly graduate Electrical Engineer from the UK has a positive skills assessment from Engineers Australia for SOL - 233311 Electrical Engineer. Say, it's been 6 months after graduation, and she files her EOI for the 189 visa. In the meantime, she is working as a full time photographer in Scotland. She gets her invite after 2 months, as a 65 pointer (30 for age, 15 for her Australian equivalent Electrical Engineering qualification, and 20 for superior English). As you can notice, she hasn't claimed any points for work experience, as it's not mandatory to have minimum skilled work experience anyway. However, when the CO notices that she has been working as a full time photographer after graduating on her filled out form 80 and form 1221, would he question her skills, and motives (considering that there is a likelihood that she might not work in Australia as an Electrical Engineer, which is the main reason why she was eligible and accepted for the subclass 189 permanent residency in the first place)?

I'm really sorry, if I'm confusing you. Kindly, let me know, I will rephrase the question. I am just a bit curious.


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Old 10-26-2017, 04:07 AM
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Hi, I am in a similar situation did you receive an invite yet

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