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Old 09-13-2010, 01:39 PM
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I joined this forum today with a hope to get help from other forum members, if possible. I applied for a 885 visa on the 29th of July 2009. I applied for a skills assessment with ACS after completing 1 year of IT work experience with my employer. At that time, ACS did not mention Linux as my skilled occupation and instead assessed me as 'Recent Graduate' in the letter issued to me. I have now realised that it was the requirement of ACS for me to complete 2 years of work experience to get a skills assessment letter mentioning my occupation of Linux.

I came to realise that my application was not going to get assessed quickly unless I could get Linux mentioned in my skills assessment letter. So, having completed my 2 years of experience by last June, I tried to contact ACS so as to know if I could get a new assessment mentioning Linux in the skills assessment letter. In the last reply I got from a skills assessment officer at ACS, I was told that I needed to have a skills assessment as at 1st of June 2010. Since then I have sent numerous emails to ACS to almost every contact they have listed in their 'contact us' page but all in vain.

I later realised that the DIAC has allowed the holders of 485 visa before February 2010 to be assessed with the old skills list. My case officer at the DIAC informed me that I could get a priority processing if I could somehow get a letter from ACS mentioning Linux as my skilled occupation. So, the problem here is the DIAC has announced of allowing 485 visa holders to be assessed with old skills list wheres ACS insists that I need to assign new skilled occupation in my application.

I emailed the DIAC about it but it is not interested in my case as it directly involves the ACS. So forum, what should I do in this case?

Any help will be greatly appreciated.


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Old 09-13-2010, 02:19 PM
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It seems you had better take a step back and see just what your situation is for on one hand you say you have applied for an 885 visa and now it seems you are talking about transitional arrangements in regard to 485 visa applicants.

What is it you have applied for and if it is an 885, I do not know that you'll now be eligible to go back and apply for a 485 visa as I think you'll find you will have had to apply for that within six months of finishing studies.

Getting a new assessment now is also unlikely to help you and the only way you could really go about that would be to make a new application to the ACS.
But you'll then need to decide what use a new assessment is to you for to use a different occupational application, you would need to submit a new visa application and you're probably now also being past eligibility to submit an 885 application.

So essemtially you need to get it straight in your own mind what visa you may be eligible to apply for before you go bothering ACS and then as I say, all they will do is process a new assessment application.





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Old 09-13-2010, 04:45 PM
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Thanks for the quick reply, wanderer. But you did not get my situation right. I am currently in a bridging visa as my 485 visa expired in August 2010. I am waiting for a decision of my 885 visa applied on the June of 2009. I was of the opinion that I could still get a priority processing, my work experience having been completed in Linux. But the mentioning of 'Recent graduate' as my skilled occupation in the letter issued by ACS prohibited me from claiming priority processing. My case officer told me that I could only get priority processing in my current 885 visa application if I could get Linux mentioned as my skilled occupation in the letter issued by ACS. I contacted ACS about it and I was told I needed to get a new skills assessment.

I have no problem doing a new skills assessment and I am more likely than before to get my skilled occupation of Linux getting mentioned in the letter as I recently completed 2 years of work experience. The problem here is, on one hand, DIAC has mentioned that applicants with a 485 visa before February 2010 could get their skills assessed with the old skills list (where Linux was one of the skilled occupation which is ommitted from the new list). On the other hand, ACS does not acknowledge this and does not even confirm that applications can not be processed with the old skilled occupation list.

I have also confirmed that I need to be assessed with the old skills list by calling the DIAC and speaking with an operator.

The only reply I get from ACS is 'make a new application'.


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It does help if you clearly explain your situation from the outset.
You are confusing matters in attempting to do what we call in Australia a double dip, ie.
You applied for your 485 and 885 on the qualifications you had at the time and you cannot expect ACS, an entirely separate organisation to Immi to backtrack for you just as Immi will not either.
It seems you were assessed against the old skills list per what your qualifications were at the time.
If you're hastling ACS about getting an old classification assessment because of experience now attained, it is no wonder they ignore you rather than politely or not telling you to bugger off!
Whatever you do now re a new assessment and new Immi application, you should be aware of the new priority arrangement that applies to all applications, old and new.
Have a look via the Immi What's New link.





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It does help if you clearly explain your situation from the outset.
You are confusing matters in attempting to do what we call in Australia a double dip, ie.
You applied for your 485 and 885 on the qualifications you had at the time and you cannot expect ACS, an entirely separate organisation to Immi to backtrack for you just as Immi will not either.
It seems you were assessed against the old skills list per what your qualifications were at the time.
If you're hastling ACS about getting an old classification assessment because of experience now attained, it is no wonder they ignore you rather than politely or not telling you to bugger off!
Whatever you do now re a new assessment and new Immi application, you should be aware of the new priority arrangement that applies to all applications, old and new.
Have a look via the Immi What's New link.
I do not know why you are trying to backup ACS when the DIAC has clearly mentioned in its website and I have personally made sure calling the DIAC that I am illegible to get assessed with the old skills list. And I am not seeking to get my old assessment changed, I am seeking to confirm that ACS will assess me with the old skills list.


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Your words from your initial post
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I applied for a 885 visa on the 29th of July 2009. I applied for a skills assessment with ACS after completing 1 year of IT work experience with my employer. At that time, ACS did not mention Linux as my skilled occupation and instead assessed me as 'Recent Graduate' in the letter issued to me.
So to me that implies you have already sought a skills assessment and received one.
And I assume whatever assessment you got was the basis of your Immi application.
What else are you looking to do?
If you want to seek a new assessment you can but it will be against the ANZSCO classifications and you will need to consider what visa you will be eligible for.
If you are thinking that you can seek a new assessment now for an old classification you are playing a weird game.
Simple answer is to put in an application for a classification on the old list, the old list being ASCO codes and then what exactly do you think you'll be able to do with that?





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Old 09-14-2010, 11:12 AM
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If you don't know already, I would like to tell you that there is a list on the website of DIAC showing a kind of 'one to one mapping' from ANZSCO code to ASCO code.


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It's my understanding that the ability to be assessed with the old skills list is reliant on having your skills assessed at a time when the old skills list was the current skills list.

In essence, it was a way to grandfather those in who had their skills assessed already in the old way; this prevented a whole rush of people getting re-assessed.

I don't think it is possible for ACS to go back to the old skills list for you. You had your skills assessed already in the old time period, and while perhaps they didn't get it right, you didn't correct the matter soon enough.

And also, it doesn't sound like ACS is 'ignoring your emails,' but you are ignoring their response. You said they have had only one response and that is to make a new application. Well, did you ever consider that the response is correct? Sorry to be harsh but not much in the immigration world is flexible.

I'm afraid you are out of luck and you will have to go about an application in the new fashion.


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If you don't know already, I would like to tell you that there is a list on the website of DIAC showing a kind of 'one to one mapping' from ANZSCO code to ASCO code.
The mapping is there as a reference for where it may be applicable to people such as those who may have in fact applied for for a 485 visa prior to February 2010 and will yet be to apply for an 885 .
But you are well past that stage.
or for those who may be looking to avail themselves of the transitional arrangements that the ACS offer but that does not include seeking a new classification.





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Old 09-30-2010, 07:07 AM
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Hi,

I'm on the same situation as you.. Any updates, what are you planning to do?


Cheers,

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