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I am having a confusion in relation to 2 year requirement and wether i am eligible to appy for PR or not. The thing is i was studying in uniSA offshore campus in Malaysia for 1.5 years and finish my 3 smesters over there. But the time i applied for Australian student visa my 3rd smester results were not out. So on my offer letter the course duration is written 2 years. So i asked from the Immigration office and told them this thing they said i am eligible to apply for PR. but when i went to lawyer he said i cannot. Anyhow, I am confused i have done only 1.5 years of study in Accounting will the Professional subjects. I am looking for any 6months CRICOS course which is related and will help me to finish my 2 years requirement. I dont want to go for Masters because i am planing to do CPA in future. Moreover, if i continue to do Masters is it possible that after completing my first smester and the required units to complete 2 years requirement, can i apply for PR? Please advise me as follows. I shall be waiting for your favorable responses.

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Hello,

I am having a confusion in relation to 2 year requirement and wether i am eligible to appy for PR or not. The thing is i was studying in uniSA offshore campus in Malaysia for 1.5 years and finish my 3 smesters over there. But the time i applied for Australian student visa my 3rd smester results were not out. So on my offer letter the course duration is written 2 years. So i asked from the Immigration office and told them this thing they said i am eligible to apply for PR. but when i went to lawyer he said i cannot. Anyhow, I am confused i have done only 1.5 years of study in Accounting will the Professional subjects. I am looking for any 6months CRICOS course which is related and will help me to finish my 2 years requirement. I dont want to go for Masters because i am planing to do CPA in future. Moreover, if i continue to do Masters is it possible that after completing my first smester and the required units to complete 2 years requirement, can i apply for PR? Please advise me as follows. I shall be waiting for your favorable responses.

Thanks & Regards,

Nasir Bhatti
It would seem that there has not been too clear a discussion with the person in the Immigration office and the other advice you have had is more correct for if it is the two years study within Australia you are wanting to comply with for an onshore application, it has to be " two years study within Australia " or 16 months/92 weeks worth.
The study at an offshore campus does not count.
Study requirements @ Skilled – Independent (Residence) visa (subclass 885)





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I have already gone through this link. It helped me to understand the 2 year requirement. Now can u suggest me any 6 months course which can be counted and make my study duration in Australia for 2 years. I know it should be related but can u specifically mention it. I have finished my Bachelors in commerce with all the subjects which will exempt me from CPA and ICAA studies in future. I have found some diplomas and advance diplomas. I am really not looking forward for something more than 6 months such as gradute diploma or Masters. Is it ok if i do some undergraduate diploma studies in some business or managment field as they are somehow related to accounting. Can you please suggest me what should i go for to secure my chances of getting PR asap? I shall be waiting for your favorable response.

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Nasir Bhatti


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The thing is i was studying in uniSA offshore campus in Malaysia for 1.5 years and finish my 3 smesters over there.
Have you studied in Australia?





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Yes i have studied in Australia for 1.5 years and on my CEO it written that i have to study 2 years more and my start date is 25Feb 2009 to 31 Dec 2010 end date and on my COE i have been granted only one year of exemption but i have finished my degree in 1.5 years. According to COE i am eligible for PR but according to my offer of admission i have studied only 1.5 years whihc i really did. Please suggest what should i do and to whom i should ask?


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i know this is a bit complicated to understand without looking at the proper documents.

July 2007 - Malaysia ------------- Credits granted on COE
Feb 2008 - Malaysia ------------- Credits granted on COE
July 2008 - Malaysia ------------- Conditional credits on successfull results on offer letter
Feb 2009 - Australia
July 2009 - Australia
Feb 2010 - Australia

My course duration is for 3 years.
I applied for my Australian student visa in September 2008. And i was granted credits only for July 2007 and Feb 2008 as i had only those results. Therefore on my COE the course start date is 25 Feb 2009 and end date 30 Dec 2010. and i was granted only 36 units of credits which is mentioned above. Now according to my COE i have finished my degree 6 months early by studying only for 1.5 years in Australia. The thing which is confusing me that i am eligible to apply for PR according to my COE but according to my offer letter, i am not. Does this makes sense of my case?


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i know this is a bit complicated to understand without looking at the proper documents.

July 2007 - Malaysia ------------- Credits granted on COE
Feb 2008 - Malaysia ------------- Credits granted on COE
July 2008 - Malaysia ------------- Conditional credits on successfull results on offer letter
Feb 2009 - Australia
July 2009 - Australia
Feb 2010 - Australia

My course duration is for 3 years.
I applied for my Australian student visa in September 2008. And i was granted credits only for July 2007 and Feb 2008 as i had only those results. Therefore on my COE the course start date is 25 Feb 2009 and end date 30 Dec 2010. and i was granted only 36 units of credits which is mentioned above. Now according to my COE i have finished my degree 6 months early by studying only for 1.5 years in Australia. The thing which is confusing me that i am eligible to apply for PR according to my COE but according to my offer letter, i am not. Does this makes sense of my case?
Your eligibility to apply for PR will be based on your actual study and not what a certificate or letter states and with the CRICOS system it is not the length of time taken but the weeks of study.
Have you finished six months early because of eventually getting the additional credits when you got results for your third semester in Malaysia?
If so or whatever the case it'll still be the CRICOS weeks as allocated against what you studied that will determine eligibility.
In the examples of the above link they do give options that may cover your situation:
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If you fall short of the 92 weeks of study due to exemptions you have received, you have several options to meet the Australian study requirement. Options could include:

•have the university rescind the exemptions so you must now successfully complete these subjects to be awarded your qualification
•complete additional units that are at the same level as the exempted units (or higher) and which are accepted by the university as award units for the qualification, such as an elective unit.
So perhaps it is a case of doing sufficient elective units and that could only help I imagine with future CPA study.





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Your eligibility to apply for PR will be based on your actual study and not what a certificate or letter states and with the CRICOS system it is not the length of time taken but the weeks of study.
Have you finished six months early because of eventually getting the additional credits when you got results for your third semester in Malaysia?
If so or whatever the case it'll still be the CRICOS weeks as allocated against what you studied that will determine eligibility.
In the examples of the above link they do give options that may cover your situation:

So perhaps it is a case of doing sufficient elective units and that could only help I imagine with future CPA study.

Have you finished six months early because of eventually getting the additional credits when you got results for your third semester in Malaysia? Yes that what happened actually...

I already asked about uncrediting my exempted units and they said they cant do this as all the subjects were done from UniSA and all of them are the same courses with same assessments and course materials.
and i fullfill the units required for a Bachelors degree.

If so or whatever the case it'll still be the CRICOS weeks as allocated against what you studied that will determine eligibility.
In the examples of the above link they do give options that may cover your situation:
I cant understand this sentence what does this mean?

and how can i do sufficient elective units?


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Have you finished six months early because of eventually getting the additional credits when you got results for your third semester in Malaysia? Yes that what happened actually...

I already asked about uncrediting my exempted units and they said they cant do this as all the subjects were done from UniSA and all of them are the same courses with same assessments and course materials.
and i fullfill the units required for a Bachelors degree.

If so or whatever the case it'll still be the CRICOS weeks as allocated against what you studied that will determine eligibility.
In the examples of the above link they do give options that may cover your situation:
I cant understand this sentence what does this mean?

and how can i do sufficient elective units?
If you look at your course on CRICOS there should be a listing of the allocated weeks of study rating and an example is given in the link of 138 weeks for a three years course and how studying for two years in Australia would be equivalent to 2/3 x 138 = 92 , simple accounting!
In your case if the course is good for a 138w rating and you have effectively studied only half of it here, you'll just have the equivalent of 69w.
So you need award electives that will give you the equivalent of another 23w.
If they're not available, you'll need to look at another course that results in a qualification or head back to Malaysia for employment and see about an offshore application when you're ready.





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