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Old 04-07-2011, 07:47 AM
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I am considering applying for immigration to Australia. I am a 42 yr old male from Amman, Jordan. I am unmarried.

I have an M.Sc. in Computer Science a university in Jordan and 5 years experience as programmer. I also have about two years experience as a translator.

I do not know how the skills assessment authorities operate in Australia. That is, will my qualifications as a programmer be recognized given that these qualifications are from outside Australia?

Alternatively, I can sit for a translator test with NAATI.

Which option would be the safer option?

Lastly, does anyone know if being unmarried would affect my application outcome?

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Old 04-07-2011, 03:59 PM
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You should do some reading of the skilled visa requirements starting with Professionals and other Skilled Migrants - Workers - Visas & Immigration and the Whats New link for recent and proposed changes etc.
As for the Computer Science, it will be up to ACS (Australian Computer Society) - Membership, Professionalism and Leadership for ICT Professionals and the ICT Community to look at your qualifications and there is plenty of info on their FAQ.
If Translators are on the SOL , seeking accreditation may be another option but the main thing that could affect your ability to get sufficient points for immigration may be your age, no problems with being single.

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Old 04-09-2011, 11:28 AM
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the main thing that could affect your ability to get sufficient points for immigration may be your age, no problems with being single.
Regarding the age issue, I understand that the current maximum acceptable age is 45. That is, you would get 15 point for the age group 40-45. So why would my age be a problem, given that age that is taken into consideration is the age at the time the application is lodged (even though I have not lodged an application yet)?

Also, under the proposed changes to skilled category, those who are between 45-50 would still be accepted although no points would be allocated to their age.

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