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Old 07-29-2010, 09:19 PM
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Hi my name is Susan

I have an enquirey regarding pathway e
I have never looked at pathway e as an option as i was of the opinion that an australian qualification meant you had to study and be trained in australia......however i stumbled across a convo on another forum in which someone was enquiring about gaining an australian qualification either from uk or on a trip to australia, the details of which werent clear. Could anyone please shine a little light on this subject.
I'l try to keep it as short as poss but here are some particulars regarding our situation:
My husband is a small engine/diesel mechanic with over 10 yrs experience but no formal qualifications.......we were in the process of applying for a 175 when pathway d was pulled which ended that for us......we spent a few months trying to figure out the way forward and decided that i was going to go back into education to gain a qualification in accounting, however i am only just about to start my hnc so this will be a number of years before i am qualified.
So basically my question is: would hubby be able to be assessed for AQF III while we are over there next year? And are there organisations set up for this?
Any help would be sooooooo much appreciated


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Old 07-30-2010, 12:11 AM
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Hi my name is Susan

I have an enquirey regarding pathway e
I have never looked at pathway e as an option as i was of the opinion that an australian qualification meant you had to study and be trained in australia......however i stumbled across a convo on another forum in which someone was enquiring about gaining an australian qualification either from uk or on a trip to australia, the details of which werent clear. Could anyone please shine a little light on this subject.
I'l try to keep it as short as poss but here are some particulars regarding our situation:
My husband is a small engine/diesel mechanic with over 10 yrs experience but no formal qualifications.......we were in the process of applying for a 175 when pathway d was pulled which ended that for us......we spent a few months trying to figure out the way forward and decided that i was going to go back into education to gain a qualification in accounting, however i am only just about to start my hnc so this will be a number of years before i am qualified.
So basically my question is: would hubby be able to be assessed for AQF III while we are over there next year? And are there organisations set up for this?
Any help would be sooooooo much appreciated
You're probably more versed in that area than most people Susan if you have looked into it previously.
I do know that there are the different pathways as they are referred to as and from previous brief looks there has been mention of assessment based on extensive experience, not sure if that is with Vetassess only re overseas assessment or also TRA here in Australia - Trades Recognition Australia - Home
Have a read of the TRA info and if there is provision, it'll be there somewhere I expect.
As for assessments, there is some reliance on what they call RTOs - registered training organisations and TAFE - Technical and Further Education colleges being to the fore and I'd expect that there will only be so many assessment examinations scheduled each year so if you do find the pathway it may mean also establishing when you can be assessed and if you get through preliminary TRA assessment of experience documentation you woukld need to make a booking for the practical assessment with a TAFE college.
Alternately, you may be able to follow the same process through with VETASSESS - VETASSESS - Vocational Education Training and Assessment Services

As well as considering embarking on assessment or as part of the decision making process, you should also appraise yourselves of the latest situation in regard to immigration processing priorities and you'll find that in the What's New Link on http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/gener...sa-options.htm , thre also being a couple of relevant sticky threads in this section with some discussion and links.
If it does appear your husband can be successful with an assessment and you are making a trip to Australia, it might even appropriate to investigate the possibility of employer sponsorship, TR 457 more favoured by employers as an initial step and that can lead to PR.
One thing to be wary of however is bringing a load of employment related guff on a short trip with a visitor visa as it is the kind of thing that can make immigration officers at airports suspicious of illegal working intent and so perhaps even a look at an ETA - Business visa or emailing documentation to yourselves so you can print things off here is an approach you can adopt.
But don't have him packing steel capped boots and overalls!





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