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Old 07-23-2010, 11:14 AM
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Anyone else starting the process?

Hello All,

my partner and our two children are hoping to migrate to Perth in the not too distant future! I am a Business Analyst/Project Manager and my other half is an Electrician so we hope we'll both be ok finding jobs.

I won't have beenin my current role for two years until January 2011, so this is when our journey will begin. In the meantime I'm doing everything possible to research the process and this is what we're planning.

January 2011 - apply to the ACS to have my skills assessed. While waiting for this to come back I will book myself on an IELTS course.

Hopefully all being well, my skills assessment will come back suitable and then I'll apply for WA to sponsor me (looks like my job will be on their SMP as it's top priority on the list they have on their site at the moment).

Then once we have a positive outcome from the SS application it'll be time for the 175 Visa application.

We're not using an agent as it looks quite straight forward with all the info they give you for each application form and we really need to save the money for setting up once we fly out. I'm spending my time gathering all my evidence at the moment and making sure it will be ready to go at each stage of progession but the frustrating thing is not being able to start until January. Anyone got any useful advice or in the same boat?

Thanks in advance for any info,
Carla xxx


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Old 07-23-2010, 04:59 PM
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Hello All,

my partner and our two children are hoping to migrate to Perth in the not too distant future! I am a Business Analyst/Project Manager and my other half is an Electrician so we hope we'll both be ok finding jobs.

I won't have beenin my current role for two years until January 2011, so this is when our journey will begin. In the meantime I'm doing everything possible to research the process and this is what we're planning.

January 2011 - apply to the ACS to have my skills assessed. While waiting for this to come back I will book myself on an IELTS course.

Hopefully all being well, my skills assessment will come back suitable and then I'll apply for WA to sponsor me (looks like my job will be on their SMP as it's top priority on the list they have on their site at the moment).

Then once we have a positive outcome from the SS application it'll be time for the 175 Visa application.

We're not using an agent as it looks quite straight forward with all the info they give you for each application form and we really need to save the money for setting up once we fly out. I'm spending my time gathering all my evidence at the moment and making sure it will be ready to go at each stage of progession but the frustrating thing is not being able to start until January. Anyone got any useful advice or in the same boat?

Thanks in advance for any info,
Carla xxx
The DIY approach is taken by many Carla and as long as you're prepared to put the time into understanding the Immi process, it should be straightforward enough.
There have been a number of changes made in the skilled visas area in the past year but hopefully it will be settled down a bit.
One thing you ought to check though is your ACS assessment for I've not checked their site recently but it was always four years of experience they require on top of an appropriate degree level course.
Of course the other way you should not discount either is doing it using your husband as an electrician.
Right now, you may find WA are not taking sponsorships or at least do not have their SMP set up but when they do, if Electrician is on it, it should not be too difficult to get the 100 points and have priority.
Your husband as an electrician will in addition to getting a trade assessment
VETASSESS - Vocational Education Training and Assessment Services
find that a atate registration will involve attending a TAFE Australasian Wiring Regulations course - 2 weeks and he will likely need to work under supervision for a year.
But if you have been able to make the move, you can then look at working without getting the ACS assessment.





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Hello,

many thanks for the info. I'll double check the ACS site again! IT would be a real pain if it was four as so much can happen in that space of time, I'm already frustrated at having to wait till Jan to apply! We've attempted the Vetassess route for my other half but he has an absolute hatred of paper work and constantly put off filling in the forms. It was also about £800 more expensive and you have to wait for them to visit before you can take the practical. Actually, do you know if he'll need to go through Vetassess before we move or can he just enrol on their TAFE course once we're there?

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The DIY approach is taken by many Carla and as long as you're prepared to put the time into understanding the Immi process, it should be straightforward enough.
There have been a number of changes made in the skilled visas area in the past year but hopefully it will be settled down a bit.
One thing you ought to check though is your ACS assessment for I've not checked their site recently but it was always four years of experience they require on top of an appropriate degree level course.
Of course the other way you should not discount either is doing it using your husband as an electrician.
Right now, you may find WA are not taking sponsorships or at least do not have their SMP set up but when they do, if Electrician is on it, it should not be too difficult to get the 100 points and have priority.
Your husband as an electrician will in addition to getting a trade assessment
VETASSESS - Vocational Education Training and Assessment Services
find that a atate registration will involve attending a TAFE Australasian Wiring Regulations course - 2 weeks and he will likely need to work under supervision for a year.
But if you have been able to make the move, you can then look at working without getting the ACS assessment.
Hello again Wanderer,

just checked the ACS documentation and this is the requirements for Group A:
GROUP A (suitable)
Applicants must provide evidence that they have a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor (undergraduate) degree or Graduate Diploma or higher degree level qualification with a major in ICT in a highly relevant field to the nominated occupation and at least two (2) years of full time professional ICT work experience in a field closely related to the nominated occupation, completed in the seven (7) years before the date of application for Skills Assessment.
Note: Four (4) years of full time professional ICT work experience in a field closely related to the nominated occupation are required if the ICT qualification/s is not relevent to the nominated occupation.


My degree was in Software Engineering. Do you think this was closely enough related? It did have units in Business Analysis and Project Management and my transcript from uni is evidence for this too. Sorry to be a pain, but you seem to know a lot more than I do and it's such a minefield!


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Hello again Wanderer,

just checked the ACS documentation and this is the requirements for Group A:
GROUP A (suitable)
Applicants must provide evidence that they have a qualification assessed as comparable to the educational level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor (undergraduate) degree or Graduate Diploma or higher degree level qualification with a major in ICT in a highly relevant field to the nominated occupation and at least two (2) years of full time professional ICT work experience in a field closely related to the nominated occupation, completed in the seven (7) years before the date of application for Skills Assessment.
Note: Four (4) years of full time professional ICT work experience in a field closely related to the nominated occupation are required if the ICT qualification/s is not relevent to the nominated occupation.


My degree was in Software Engineering. Do you think this was closely enough related? It did have units in Business Analysis and Project Management and my transcript from uni is evidence for this too. Sorry to be a pain, but you seem to know a lot more than I do and it's such a minefield!
You beat me too it Carla for yes they do have quite a bit more information in
ACS (Australian Computer Society) - Membership, Professionalism and Leadership for ICT Professionals and the ICT Community than what I can recall previously and do get quite specific with their Seoul Accord accreditation and groupings based on courses studied.
And no I do not know more than you and it was a good prompt to update me on their new site.
All I can suggest is that you check what your Uni transcript against the detail they give in respect to number of semesters of study and specifically
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with a major in ICT in a highly relevant field to the nominated occupation
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But yes it is a minefield for then you also need to ensure I imagine that your qualification and experience will be in accord with what is documented against the ANZSCO code.

Re your hub's electrician qualifications, yes it is expensive with VETASSESS for they have to cover costs of flying people from Australia for assessments.
If he leaves it until in Australia, it'll be the TRA he needs to see for a similar process of assessment, possibly cheaper I would hope - Trades Recognition Australia - Home
Following an assessment, for WA he can then contact the state people re licensing - the Department of Commerce in WA and they're the people that set out the regs course and initial licensing for under supervision requirements.
Forms - Electrical - EnergySafety - Department of Commerce
So one way or another there's still going to be some paperwork involved.





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