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Old 10-01-2010, 01:23 PM
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ACS skills assessment - current employer reference

Hi - can anyone advise on the following :

I'm busy compiling the required documentation for the ACS skills assessment. However, I'm reluctant to request an employee reference from my current employer as they are going through a period of redundancies at the moment so I really don't want to alert them to the fact that I'm considering leaving as I know the visa process could take at least a year.

The Australian Computer Society does recognise this and advises the following :

"If you are reluctant to approach your current employer you may submit a personal statement on a signed and witnessed statutory declaration. If you provide a statuory declaration, you must also provide corroborative information from a third party who occupies or has occupied a higher position than you within the statutory declaration. In this case you must provide an organisation chart signed by their immediative supervisor."

I can appreciate that they need confirmation of my work experience, but I'm in catch-22 here as I either need to ask HR for a reference or ask my manager to sign an organisation chart. My ex-manager who no longer works at the company is happy to do the statutory declaration, but then I need his previous-manager to sign an org chart which I'll have to create anyway as the team has now changed. Either way, I am telling my current employer of my plans.

Any suggestions? I can supply copies of my contract, job description and as I said, a reference from an ex-manager, but it doesn't meet the requirements which appear very precise in the ACS guidelines.

Many thanks in advance :-)

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Old 10-01-2010, 05:04 PM
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Is there no one about in a position between you and management that you can confide in and then use the ex Manager as the supervisor.
One way or another you'll just have to put together what you can.

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