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Is mechanical lecturer can be considered vocational education teacher?


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Old 04-22-2010, 11:06 AM
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Is mechanical lecturer can be considered vocational education teacher?

I am in a big dilemma now. I am mechanical engineer by profession and EA assessment probably give me 60 points. I did my PhD in Mechanical Engineering in Australia and got it last year May and another 25 points. Age 39, another 20 points. IELTS all 7, so another 25 points. Wife IELTS band 7, another 5 points. Got my PhD from regional area, another 5 points. Total now 140.

Problem now my work experience last 8 years is under technical university lecturer and before that 5 years as Senior Mechanical Engineer. I continued my teaching after PhD until now (which now already 12 months).

I am not sure if my work experience can be related to SOL (since teacher/lecturer for TAFE is included), but not sure if can be used for technical university. This might give me 5 extra points

Well, I am not sure how DIAC will assess my 12 months work experience as mechanical lecturer. The closest in the SOL in can find is Teacher - Vocational Education Teacher (Trade). My concern is how DIAC will interpret.


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I am in a big dilemma now. I am mechanical engineer by profession and EA assessment probably give me 60 points. I did my PhD in Mechanical Engineering in Australia and got it last year May and another 25 points. Age 39, another 20 points. IELTS all 7, so another 25 points. Wife IELTS band 7, another 5 points. Got my PhD from regional area, another 5 points. Total now 140.

Problem now my work experience last 8 years is under technical university lecturer and before that 5 years as Senior Mechanical Engineer. I continued my teaching after PhD until now (which now already 12 months).

I am not sure if my work experience can be related to SOL (since teacher/lecturer for TAFE is included), but not sure if can be used for technical university. This might give me 5 extra points

Well, I am not sure how DIAC will assess my 12 months work experience as mechanical lecturer. The closest in the SOL in can find is Teacher - Vocational Education Teacher (Trade). My concern is how DIAC will interpret.
Given that University Lecturing is not on the SOL, you might be best to look at the VET [ Non Trade ] - Teacher - Vocational Education Teacher (Non-trade) 2422-11 - Australian Skills Recognition Information and adjust your points accordingly, ie. though engineering is good for 60 points it'll be the occupation you nominate in your visa application that determines the points, 50 in this case and if your PhD was over two academic years, then you get 25, but if not, it'll be less.
Effectively once you have 120 points, the rest are superfluous.

You may also want to take note of the changes to regulations currently being implemented and what prioritisation could mean to wait times re processing of applications, a sticky thread with details on those.

Have you considered the possibility of contacting universities [ stating with where you did your PhD ] to see if you can arrange employer sponsorship for that will have top priority in respect to visa applications processing.





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