Proof of closely related degrees?

Go Back   Living and Working in Australia Forum With Immigration and Travel Information > Living in Australia > Visas and immigration

Visas and immigration The Australia Forum for visas, immigration and migration to Australia. Please use this section to discuss all your immigration and moving to Australia needs. Discuss visa types, time lines, submission dates, police checks and read our members' immigration success stories here.

Proof of closely related degrees?

Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 06-21-2011, 05:25 AM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 1
Please update your flag here .

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!

  #2 (permalink)  
Old 06-22-2011, 06:12 AM
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 895
Users Flag! From australia

88 likes received
1 likes given
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.


Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
question to ask: any college course closely related to teaching? bszy Visas and immigration 5 07-20-2011 03:21 PM
Using Visa-related costs as financial proof ? SarahM Visas and immigration 1 02-10-2011 09:42 PM
closely related study asimkumar10 Visas and immigration 3 07-30-2010 12:33 AM
Nominated occupation to be "closely related" (?) to Australian studies phiber Visas and immigration 6 04-29-2010 01:53 AM
Work experience "closely related" to the nominated occupation??? ida Visas and immigration 1 04-13-2010 02:23 AM

By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:14 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.