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Old 02-24-2010, 11:23 AM
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sorry one more question. i emailed Vetassess about my BA degree to see if it was assessed by someone they recognise. will they tell me via email or do you think i have to actually submit my info and pay the fee? thanks

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Lindsay, most assessing bodies will tell you to lodge your documents and pay your fee, they dont give out advice or anything that can be considered as an off the record assessment.

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Old 02-24-2010, 03:00 PM
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sorry one more question. i emailed Vetassess about my BA degree to see if it was assessed by someone they recognise. will they tell me via email or do you think i have to actually submit my info and pay the fee? thanks
I'm not familiar Lyndsay with the process of matching/assessing overseas qualifications that Vetassess use and like a lot of authority type organisations I doubt you'll get much out of them other than by putting in your assessment application with relevant info.

At a guess I'd reckon it'll not be so much whether your degee is from somewhere that they recognised but a comparing of curriculums or units of study to see what you have done in comparison to what a standard ID degree course in Australia contains.

If you do not get a positive assessment, hopefully they would give some advice to where they saw your studies as coming up short so you would have an idea of what else you could do in studying.

A couple of things that might be worth doing before you do put in an application would be:
. if the place you did your distance study also is a normal courses university, then enquire as to whether they have a campus ID course and compare the two.
. alternately look up one of the universities you have that does an ID course and you may be able to get some info online as to curriculum for comparing with yours.

It'd probably not hurt either to contact that Institute you linked earlier and ask them which Universities in Australia run courses and off the top of my head I'd reckon my old RMIT would be right there and is, so you could compare yourself with:;CURPO...s+%2Bnotes%3D( |%22BP196%22)

If you have some discrepancies between what units you have studied and those at the RMIT [ taking it as being typical here ], you may then want to compare what a UK normal course has and if equivalent see what would be involved in getting credits for what you have done and completing a course that does compare more closely.

The other possibilities you could look at would be:
1. does your study more match what we may call a Tafe Diploma here
- RMIT - Diploma of Interior Design and Decoration [wow! - long link ] and that could more match with Interior Decorator - Interior Decorator 3999-11 - Australian Skills Recognition Information

2. Either way, you would then want to consider whether you had to do extra study or go for your assessment if your course is a close match prior to coming to Australia or take a chance on coming out on a WHV and still looking for sponsorship based on what you have studied and your work experience for with a 457, you do not actually have to be officially assessed.
Temporary Business (Long Stay) - Standard Business Sponsorship (Subclass 457)

I should add that something like Interior Design or Decorating is as you're probably aware not as in demand as other professions may be and there could be quite some competition in getting work though UK/european experience could be held in high regard.

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Old 02-24-2010, 03:31 PM
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Thats great, i never thought of comparing the courses. our courses are assigned credits for modules and i think yours are too, the design academy i went with are members of The British Interior Design Association (BIDA) which should be a good thing but ill get a prospectus and compare the modules and see if i need to do some more courses. thanks again for all the info.

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