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Visa 186 Direct Entry Stream

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Old 07-25-2014, 07:22 PM
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Visa 186 Direct Entry Stream

Hi everyone,
I am the dependent of a 576 visa holder and have been working full time in my current position (textile mechanic) since July 2011 (3 years now). I do not have formal qualifications for the job. My employer just provided on-the-job training. Now, my Australian employer is willing to sponsor me on permanent basis before my visa expires by the end of 2014.
With regard to Subclass 186 Direct Entry Stream, I have a number of questions if anyone can help answer:
1. Do I need to achieve formal qualification for my current work in order to apply for my visa (Subclass 186 Direct Entry Stream)? Some says 3 years experience can substitute qualifications.
2. Do I still have to be assessed by a relevant assessing authority?
3. Apart from Subclass 186 Direct Entry Stream, what other type of visa can I apply in my circumstance?
Thank you

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Old 07-26-2014, 03:43 AM
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Hi Inala, Textile Mechanic is Skill Level 3. As you hold a an SC 576 you are not eligible for the Transition Stream, so you must apply under the the Direct Entry Stream.

The direct entry stream requires that you have your skills assessed by Trades Recognition Australia (TRA).

TRA requires that you have an appropriate qualification at Certificate 3 or Certificate 4 level, plus 3 years work experience before they will give you a positive skills assessment.

The types of visa you are eligible to apply for will depend on where you are living. If you are living in a regional area then you would be eligible to apply for a 187. For a direct entry stream this has the same requirements as the 186 for the most part. As you are skill level 3 without any qualifications (or if you had an overseas qualification) you would still need to have a skills assessment.


You will to have your Skills Assessed by Trades Recognition Australia before you are

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Old 07-26-2014, 08:27 PM
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Thank you for your help Jeremy.

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