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Australian Work Experience for 885, does it count?


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Australian Work Experience for 885, does it count?

I finished my 2 Engineering Master degree last year and trying to apply for 885.
My nominated occupation is Engineering Technologist nec (Phontonic Engineering). Because my bachelor degree is Science in Optical Communication and the Engineering Australia only looks at bechelor degree, I got the occupation in Photonics even though my 2 master degrees were in Power Engineering and Energy planning.

After I graduated, I have worked in an electronic company for 48 weeks. Im pretty sure this experience is closely related to my nominated occupation. However, I was told that I need 52 weeks to get the 10 points.
My second work experience is a role as an Energy Trading Analyst in an energy company. This role is an analytical job which involves mathmetical modelling. (I got this job because I got an energy background through my master degrees). I will only need 4 weeks experience more from this role. But my concern is that whether the 4 works be regarded as not closely related to my occupation. How would the Case office judege?

Also, is it feasible to re-do the assessment of Engineering Australia and try to nominate an occupation in Power Engineering? I am not sure because I bachelor is Science degree in optical communications.

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By the way, I finished my 2 engineering master degree in Australia.


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I finished my 2 Engineering Master degree last year and trying to apply for 885.
My nominated occupation is Engineering Technologist nec (Phontonic Engineering). Because my bachelor degree is Science in Optical Communication and the Engineering Australia only looks at bechelor degree, I got the occupation in Photonics even though my 2 master degrees were in Power Engineering and Energy planning.

After I graduated, I have worked in an electronic company for 48 weeks. Im pretty sure this experience is closely related to my nominated occupation. However, I was told that I need 52 weeks to get the 10 points.
My second work experience is a role as an Energy Trading Analyst in an energy company. This role is an analytical job which involves mathmetical modelling. (I got this job because I got an energy background through my master degrees). I will only need 4 weeks experience more from this role. But my concern is that whether the 4 works be regarded as not closely related to my occupation. How would the Case office judege?

Also, is it feasible to re-do the assessment of Engineering Australia and try to nominate an occupation in Power Engineering? I am not sure because I bachelor is Science degree in optical communications.

Thanks.
Assessment of applications will be in accordance with the regulations for they are legislated and thus laws that COs can not vary from.
Do you think that the experience of both your jobs may be sufficiently related to the occupation you're going to nominate for?
However your main problem would seem to be what occupation you are best to get assessed for and that is typical of what can happen in getting a base qualification in one stream like the sciences and then studying/working in a different stream.
It will be up to IEA to decide on whether you can get assessed in an engineering discipline and unfortunately I do not really think you will find there is a Power Engineering occupation classification in the IEA.
Have you considered approaching your employer in regard to employer sponsorship for that may be an easier approach, even if having to rely on a 457 temporary residency visa first and have that leading to permanent residency sponsorship.





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Assessment of applications will be in accordance with the regulations for they are legislated and thus laws that COs can not vary from.
Do you think that the experience of both your jobs may be sufficiently related to the occupation you're going to nominate for?
However your main problem would seem to be what occupation you are best to get assessed for and that is typical of what can happen in getting a base qualification in one stream like the sciences and then studying/working in a different stream.
It will be up to IEA to decide on whether you can get assessed in an engineering discipline and unfortunately I do not really think you will find there is a Power Engineering occupation classification in the IEA.
Have you considered approaching your employer in regard to employer sponsorship for that may be an easier approach, even if having to rely on a 457 temporary residency visa first and have that leading to permanent residency sponsorship.
Thanks very much for your reply. Actually, my first master degree was Master of Electrical Engineering. The only problem to get Electrical Engineering occupation classification from IEA is that my bechalor degree is in science. Do do you think it is necessary to redo the occupation assessment?


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Thanks very much for your reply. Actually, my first master degree was Master of Electrical Engineering. The only problem to get Electrical Engineering occupation classification from IEA is that my bechalor degree is in science. Do do you think it is necessary to redo the occupation assessment?
If you already have an assessment as Engineering Technologist, I suppose it's a case of considering whether your employment is closely enough related or whether you could get an assessment in electrical engineering from IEA for as you say, they are going to be more assessing on bachelor degree level study than a masters year but then you may have the same issue of study and employment being related to your occupation.





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