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Old 06-21-2011, 05:25 AM
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Proof of closely related degrees?

Hi everyone,

I am new here so please be nice to me
Ok so here's the problem:
I have a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Adelaide (2002 - 2005, 4 years) and just recently completed my MBA from University of Canberra (2010 - mid 2011, 1.5 years). Between that period I worked as an engineer in Malaysia. I am planning to apply for GSM subclass 885, but there is an Australian Study Requirement where applicants have to study for at least 2 years in the last 6 months. Seeing that my MBA course is only 1.5 years, I do not meet this requirement. However, I've asked the DIAC about this and they told me that the only way for me to satisfy this requirement is to show that the two degrees are closely related. When I asked how and where I can prove, (i.e. whether there is a specific form to fill, or any documents that I need to provide), they said they don't know and told me to find out myself

So my question is, does anyone know any similar cases? Anyone has any idea how and where to prove to them?

Thanks in advance!


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Old 06-22-2011, 06:12 AM
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I guess, you need to use the subjects you studied and completed and show how they match the visa requirements for that particular job/ course of study.

Contact your unis and get a list of subjects/ units and competencies gained if you don't already have them.

You may have to look at the information that DIAC has about skills assessment too, as this may give you some idea as to what exactly DIAC is looking for.

If you really want to pursue this, maybe you should also consult a migration agent or lawyer to help you. They should know the ins and outs of the GSM visa and guide you as to what options you have right now.

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