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Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 6:24am On Jan 20, 2018
crest2j:
Plz I want to confirm from those that received their grant email. Is it how is look like wen they send it to u via email?

Just a look at the years granted and the name of the visa alone, I know straight away that is a scam.Sorry to let you know that the visa is FAKE. If you paid for it, it means you have been duped. The maximum years you can have on visa Temporary Work (Skilled) visa subclass 457 is 4years for now until March when it changes to two types of 2years and 4 years respectively. Do not attempt to come to Australia on a fake visa. You CANNOT beat the border and straightaway you will be taken to the detention centre where you will then be deported with grave consequence in the future.


This should serve as a warning to those patronizing fake agents out there. Before you use an agent, always check the MARA site to ensure you are dealing with the genuine agent.
https://www.mara.gov.au/using-an-agent/using-a-registered-migration-agent/
Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 11:48pm On Jan 07, 2018
NNBB2012:


Why did you think AITSL would give him positive assessment? Did he study Education at the undergraduate level? Mathematics is not a course under education category. PGDE NTI is not sufficient to earn him positive assessment from AITSL as he does not have underpinning degree in education. And you need at least 1 year experience as Mathematician to get a positive assessment from Vetassess. Don't waste your money on a path that would not get you positive assessment.

Australian Assessing bodies take assessments of overseas qualification very serious than you think. You need at least Bachelor degree in Education from 1st tier Universities from Nigeria to get a positive assessment.

If you have the money, you could try the study option (Teaching/Education).

You can enrol for Master of Teaching (Secondary School) in Australia or Master of Education in Nigeria.
Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 2:53pm On Jan 07, 2018
teeebest:


Hello, we have the same qualifications and occupation (Maths Teacher). As stated above, you can't apply as a Mathematician because of the JD and at least a year experience.

Related occupations are early childhood teacher - 241111, primary school teacher - 241213, middle school teacher - 241311 and secondary school teacher-241411(Depending on your present level of teaching)

AITSL will assess you. They only take IELTS - 8/8/7/7(8 in both speaking and Listening). There must also be an official letter from your university stating that you did the mandatory teaching practice.

Quick question pls: Is NTI written on your transcript or the University NTI is affiliated to? I need to apply for mine.

Why did you think AITSL would give him positive assessment? Did he study Education at the undergraduate level? Mathematics is not a course under education category. PGDE NTI is not sufficient to earn him positive assessment from AITSL as he does not have underpinning degree in education. And you need at least 1 year experience as Mathematician to get a positive assessment from Vetassess. Don't waste your money on a path that would not get you positive assessment.

Australian Assessing bodies take assessments of overseas qualification very serious than you think. You need at least Bachelor degree in Education from 1st tier Universities from Nigeria to get a positive assessment.

If you have the money, you could try the study option (Teaching/Education).
Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 12:50am On Dec 04, 2017
rosepetraa:


On 18 April 2017, Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457 visa) [b]was abolished [/b]and no new applications can be submitted under this subclass. Abolition and replacement of the 457 visa - Government reforms to employer sponsored skilled migration visas

If someone offered you a visa under this category, stay away!

https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/457-abolition-replacement

The point you made is not entirely true. The link says, " It will be replaced in March 2018" and "not abolished" now. So, Businesses can still sponsor someone for 457 visa at the moment. If he had been sponsored genuinely, he should go for it.

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Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 2:41am On Sep 27, 2017
doyen06:
@NNBB2012, I sent you Pm, pls respond.

You can please raise the issue here as I don't always respond to pm. I hardly check the email address I used then.
Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 12:20am On Sep 25, 2017
SegunWamiri:
Hello guys, trust our weekend is coming up well.

I've got a little concern and I need your input on this. I understand that Form 1023 can be used to correct wrong answers provided in one's visa application while it is still in progress. What about after decision (negative) has been made? About a year ago, a visa agent gave some wrong information about me in a SC 600 application he made on my behalf.... In my times of ignorance/desperation/impatience.. Smiles...Can this be corrected just before one puts in another application with the accurate information?

Providing false information or bogus documents whether by yourself or agents on your behalf during your visa application could attract visa or citizenship refusal or cancellation and consequently be banned from Australia,so you have to be careful.

In your own case, the agent acted on your behalf so you cannot claim ignorance of the law because you signed form 956; your agent should know better. What you need to do is to declare your previous visa refusal and the reason for it in form 80. Provide right information and you should be fine.

People need to be careful of the information they provide. You must be very truthful on information you provide. Don't forge documents. It is called "bogus document" . The law can catch up with you.
Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 1:31am On Sep 13, 2017
MofePR:
E-Family,

Happy new month.

Please, can I assess qualification with say IELTS Academic and submit EOI with PTE or IELTS General?

Thanks

It depends on your assessing body requirement. You need to find out what the requirement is.

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Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 1:29am On Sep 13, 2017
Tuteso:
Hello Bellong and the Gurus,

I am new to this group, although i have been an on/off visitor to nairaland.

i appreciate the work you are doing here and only God can repay you guys.

I need support.

I have been battling with the PR process for a while but not with full focus.

I need all the help i can get to get the 189 PR for 263111 (Computer Network and Systems Engineer)

My story.

I did assessment with ACS 2014, it was positive but Bachelors compared to Associate Degree - Sent several mails to them and all but not no change so i was discouraged. I also did IELTS L8R7.5S7W6.

Fast forward to 2017

I got course outline from my school (University Of Ilorin), updated my references, did another assessment.

Result below

Your skills have been assessed to be suitable for migration under 263111 (Computer Network andSystems Engineer) of the ANZSCO Code.

Your qualification has been assessed as follows:

Your Bachelor of Computer Science from University of Ilorin completed May 2008 has been
assessed as comparable to an AQF Associate Degree with a major in computing.

The following employment after May 2012 is considered to equate to work at an appropriately skilled

I have about 11 years work experience ( 2 years before degree and others after), so the above only leaves me with 5 years experience.

I did IELTS again few months back, L8R9S7W7

So far i have 60 points ( Age-30, qual- 10, exp-10, Eng-10)

Where i need help and your support based on experience of the group.

- Is there a workaround towards getting my degree assessed as Bachelors? This will give me five more points for qualification and five for experience ( deduction from my employment history will be reduced)

- Should i do another IELTS or focus on PTE ( moreover, i have a bad handwriting and good in typing)?

- i am open to all, please help.


Your degree has been assessed as equivalent to Australian Associate Degree, which other assessment are you talking about? If you have a higher qualification, you can then do a separate assessment of your degree with Vetassess, otherwise, your only option is to focus on your English to boost your points or get your spouse to do assessment also.
Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 1:33am On Sep 05, 2017
catchdwind4rmkd:
Finallly!!! grin

GRANT has landed...

Thanks Grace...
God be praised...

Moving on to the next pursuit...

Sincere appreciation to the team here;
the entire process was far too easy...
I must say twas easier than what most peeps experienced using a migration agent...
And it was DIY... At no extra cost or fee...

Thanks guys; you're a great team.
Wish all those still processing theirs, the GRACE to stress-free Grant...

See Timeline in Quote

Congrats
Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 1:31am On Sep 05, 2017
sofi05:
Guys!!!!!

I finally got my grant today for myself, wifey and baby after 234 days.

I wish everyone here a speedy grant and best wishes.

Aussie (QLD ) here I come!!!

Congrats
Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 1:30am On Sep 05, 2017
frank043:



Thanks for your response.

I was thinking of nominating civil engineering draftsperson with my ND certificate in civil engineering?? Since, from anzscosearch.com, the required qualifications are; AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma (HND) or Diploma (ND).

if this is possible, I'd claim 15points on work experience, since I have over 10yrs post-ND relevant work experience.

What's your take on this??

Thanks bro.

ND is equivalent to Certificate IV in Australia hence you WON'T get positive assessment with ND alone. It requires minimum of HND.
Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 1:26am On Aug 28, 2017
frank043:



Hello bro,

Nice piece of observation.

Please, I'd like to know what you can say in my own case, I need to get it right before going in for assessment.


I have an ND, HND and BSc all in civil/structural engineering, with core work experience. I have 7+yrs post HND experience, and 2+yrs post BSc experience. With a good CDR, what do you think I'd get assessed for?

Thanks

I think justice has been done to your concern in the previous posts.
Basically, your performance in English test would eventually determine which occupation to choose and qualification to use.
BSc Civil Eng=15points and Experience=0
HND CANNOT give you Professional Engineer or Engineering Technologist status eventhough you will get 10points if you choose relevant occupation that requires Advanced Diploma and experience=10points.


I will advise you should go for your English test before you decide.

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Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 7:08am On Aug 25, 2017
[quote author=mamajaz post=59802841][/quote]

I didn't see your email. When did you send it? Kindly resend.
Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 1:24am On Aug 23, 2017
Junnaid:
@segunwamiri, bellong and senior peeps, plus since I can't apply for Urban and regional planning because it's on skill level 1 which PGD will not be accepted with HND. Hence; av decided to settle for Transport company manager which is a skill level 2 job; but the issue is that it's only in Adelaide's supplementary list requiring 80 points, also its in Tasmania and am sure u know the issue with Tasmania.
The question now is, what should I do considering that I might not get more than 75 points ( age 30: edu 10: highly relevant experience of 7yrs = 10: eng 20: and state 5points totalling 75 points) which will not meet the requirement of Adelaide. Also I might not get the stipulated job offer requirement of Tasmania.
What's the way forward my people before going for assessment with VETASSESS?
Thanks

Vetassess will assess your qualifications individually by saying, " HND equivalent to Advanced Diploma and PGD equivalent to Australian Graduate Diploma equivalent", which is AQF level 8 hence higher than Australian Bachelor degree. You should get positive assessment with Vetassess provided that your PGD is in relevant field and you have at least 1 year relevant experience. I hope you also did Urban and Regional Planning at PGD level?

The occupation you nominate must be relevant or closely related to your field of study and experience in order to get positive assessment, otherwise, you will just be wasting your money unnecessarily. This is the analysis required before jumping into assessment mode.
Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 6:44am On Aug 17, 2017
chuglothen:

So what is the hope? How will I scale through? I intend assessing for Customer Service manager

You will be fine. The occupation is an ANZSCO level 2 which only requires an AQF Associate Degree/Advanced Diploma.
Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 1:19am On Aug 17, 2017
chuglothen:
Good evening House....please who knows how VETASSESS regards UNIZIK 4 years degree course?

You would likely get an Associate Degree. Unilag,UI and OAU are the only Univerities that their 4years degree would get Australian Bachelor degree.
Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 1:09am On Aug 17, 2017
mamajaz:
Bimsy99 well done there.
Family and friends please oh coman put mind and mouth for my matter oh...
I dey jejely wait for AHPRA oh, but the fear of leaving my family for three months program dey make me shudder with fear and concern.
My kids are 3 and 1( to leave them off my nostril to whosoever), no fear envisaged with my upman though, except he might not exert caution in some areas ( driving, travelling let).
From the handwriting that I'm reading on the wall now, my guide might advice I take up 457, which I've been counseled against in this house.
Now, if I go for this exorbitant bridging program and see beautiful and comfy environment, humanly speaking it may be difficult for me to wanna go back to naija to commence assessment. ...and getting grant after the said program too I don't know how soon.
I want to know if it's possible to get like 3 months job to keep me busy after the program to gather "dough" and help the man in naija through the process, or I should look for something I can get assessed for on 190 or 489 while I keep at my ahpra procedure and transit to nursing later when I get there.
This write up may be jumbled ohhhh....but I know most people can grasp what I'm trying to say.
Your counsel and contributions will be much appreciated.
Sir Bellong, alagba Jamson, prophet Bnimz, egbon NNBB2012, Alphadoor, azy 123, iceberg54, nkechima, teejay80, uchenna2017, Bellacious and ....alllll.... have Mercy oh...

I think you should wait for the outcome of your assessment with AHPRA first. Your conversion program and registration should be the most important thing to you at the moment.

Some short stay visas do have "No Work condition" imposed on them. What it means is that you would not be able to work legally but I hope your visa class would permit that.

Certainly, you may not need visa 457. If you have your points after your registration, you could proceed with your PR processing and while on Bridging visa, you can then look for job as a Nurse. There are many opportunities for Nurses. So, no cause for alarm!

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Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 1:21am On Aug 08, 2017
yungmin:


Bro congrats, but do you know why you have been assessed as engineering technologist?

Congrats Bro. I really salute your boldness to approach EA for assessment.

The reason why he was assessed as 'Engineering Technologist' was because of his qualification that is not an Engineering degree. Normally, you can only get a 'Professional Engineer' if you studied at least Australian Bachelor degree equivalent with a WELL written CDR of Professional Engineers standard. All Nigerian Engineering degrees are eligible due to the 5 years degree course in Nigeria but where the problem lies is in the area of CDR.

I have seen all manner of CDRs and many positive outcomes. It may interest you to know that Bachelor degree in Science e.g Geology and then a Master degree in Petroleum Engineering with a well written CDR would get "Professional Engineer" assessment outcome. I have seen that. Also, a BSc Industrial Chemistry, two MSc degrees (Environmental and Chemical Engineering) and a well written CDR. Likewise, I know of BSc Food Technology degree and MSc Food Technology degree with a Positive assessment as 'Engineering Technologist'. Surprising too, I have seen a Bachelor Degree in Agricultural Engineering and a MSc degree in Environmental Engineering plus a CDR in Environmental Engineering who got a positive assessment as 'Engineering Technologist'.

So, your Engineering degree or what have you plus a WELL written CDR would earn you a 'Professional Engineer status'.

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Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 1:42am On Aug 07, 2017
bellong:
@David27617,

An occupation on the MLTSSL is also available to be sponsored on 190. As long as there is a state willing to sponsor it.

Apply for the New South Wales nomination. I think you should get a response faster since bricklayer occupation is not competitive and they really need them in the booming construction industry.

Goodluck

This is not in all cases. There are occupations on MLTSSL that are NOT available to be sponsored on 190. These are occupations that are strictly available to visas 189 and 485; for example Project Builder, Telecommunication Network Planner etc. However, in this case of "Bricklayer", it can be sponsored by states and regions as you have rightly mentioned. It is highly in demand in NSW.
Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 1:56pm On Jul 26, 2017
Azy123:
Well, this is bad news for me. But if that is the correct information. I'm glad I am getting it now rather than later.

I will still do more research on this. Please if you have contrary information to NNB2012, doyen06, iceberg64 and alphadoor info/opinion on this matter. please come out and help a brother.

All of a sudden 65 points has drop to 60 points. cry cry

@ all please ask your questions here so others can counsel and advice. An individual might simply advice or inform you based on what he believe to be true.



I just double checked this and I found out that you could actually claim points from your highest qualification eventhough is not mentioned in your assessment letter. However, the qualification in question MUST be equivalent to Australian Bachelor degree, as assessed by Vetassess or Case officer referring to CEP

Where did you finish from and how many years?

Take a look at the policy guideline below used by the case officer in decision making.


Decision maker must also have regard to any other claims provided by the applicant that are relevant to the consideration of the qualification.

It is anticipated that, generally, an applicant’s qualification claims will be assessed by the relevant assessing authority for the purpose of that authority issuing a skills assessment. If an assessing authority has provided an opinion on an applicant’s qualification, the applicant should provide this with their visa application, together with any other relevant supporting documentation to support their claims and should include copies of the qualifications and transcripts provided to the assessing authority.

If an applicant may be issued with a suitable skills assessment based only on an assessment of an applicant’s claims of on the job training and skilled employment then, unless the applicant has other qualifications of a recognised standard, they are not eligible for educational factor points.

If an applicant’s highest level educational qualification (including qualification at a doctorate level) is not related to the nominated or closely related occupation, the applicant can have their qualification assessed by VETASSESS as to the comparability of their qualification to Australian standards for the purpose of awarding points. Decision makers must have regard to any opinion provided by VETASSESS on an applicant’s qualification (as this is ‘any other relevant matter’ they must have regard to in determining whether an educational qualification is of a recognised standard, under regulation 2.26AC(5)(d)).

If neither the relevant assessing authority nor VETASSESS has provided an opinion on an applicant’s qualifications, case officers must assess the qualification claims presented by the applicant. In such scenarios case officers should take into consideration any relevant information that is available to them, including information available on Country Education Profiles, advice from AEI - NOOSR and any other relevant evidence provided by the applicant.

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Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 10:14am On Jul 26, 2017
Azy123:
Even on other forum we still get conflicting information. Yet there has been people granted VISA in the past without assessing their highest qualification. I am in this situation as well and I do not plan to assess. Unless if someone can tell me that it has change.

I think the emphasis is on Over claiming point

As long as you are sure of the point you should be save

The above are my opinion. And I stand by it, If wrong please someone correct me with following info...

1) point claim
2) Name of school and country of school
3) Equivalent according to CEP ( lawland can help us out here)

It will help me and others too

Our ogas dem please come and put mouth ..

cc Bellong, NNBB2012 etc





You can only claim point from the degree assessed. Don't make mistake of overclaiming points, it might lead to visa refusal.
Your degree is not relevant to the occupation you nominated and that's why your certification was assessed instead. You have can either wait while waiting for 189 or apply for 190. If I were you, I would go for 190.

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Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 4:31am On Jul 17, 2017
bellong:
@NNBB2012,

Thanks sir for the correction. I know what you are talking about.

It is not the legislative instrument which is available to members of the public but what is called "lexis Nexis" which is only available to MARA registered agents at subscription of $800/annum.


Sure bellong, I agree with you.

Personally, I don't use that at the moment but rather I use "LEGENDcom" which also gives you access to what the public don't have access to.

Like I said earlier, the DIBP website is sufficient for anybody to lodge visa application but not the final authority for any Migration agent. As matter of fact, Migration agent would not even refer to it when writing a letter of submission to the department on behalf of any client.
Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 3:12am On Jul 17, 2017
bellong:
@ALL,

I want to apologise for the misinformation earlier posted about the 12 additional occupations. My understanding initially was that they are for 186 and 457 as bolanle053 opined. However, after talking with a migration agent friend who said they are available for 189 and that though not in the legislative instrument but was sent as a supplementary to a list available only to MARA registered agents. It was why I had a change of decision.

After reading NNB2012's post, I have gone back to re-read the instructions on DIBP's website. The mix up is that the combined eligible list of occupations is for all classes of visa using the MLTSSL, 189, 186, 457, 489. There is a further instruction that separated the lists for the subclasses which also includes the legislative instrument for each.

I am sorry about the mix up and the false hope given to some. I will take it up with my migration agent friend who misled me.

cc: bolanle053, Cottyekundayo, heshgirl


Meanwhile, @NNB2012, I beg to disagree that DIBP'S website is not an authority for up to date information. It is actually up to date with no misleading information. DIBP is a government agency that has a duty to provide the public with timely, correct and accurate information. The website is one of the avenue they do this and anything short of correct information is subjecting the agency to legal suit which I believe they can't afford.
In addition, legislative instrument, rules and regulations are available to members of the public which is why they are also provided on their website.

Nevertheless, thanks for pointing out the error on time.

Regards.



Thanks Bellong for acknowledging this.

Migration law is really complex in Australia because it is dynamic. It changes from time to time. Any Migration agent that is not conversant with the changes will always mislead people.

Well, you are right to disagree that the DIBP website is not the final authority. Kindly confirm this with your Migration agent's friend. He will categorically tell you that it is not, when it comes to Australian Migration practice. A good Migration agent would NOT even refer to it. All that is required to lodge a decision ready application is found in the documents previously mentioned which require subscription to access. I am not saying that you can't lodge a valid visa through the DIBP. Alot of people have done that successfully,including myself but then there is more to it.
Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 11:42am On Jul 16, 2017
Cottyekundayo:

Thanks for the news. It gladens the hearts of many.

You guys are doing amazing things by pointing people in the right direction on this forum. I really appreciate your effort.

Just to say this that DIBP website is not the final authority when it comes to Australia migration. As a matter of fact, registered agents don't refer to it. Legislative Acts, regulations, instruments and policies are the final authorities of which public don't have access to.

As per the issue in contention whether "Petroleum Engineer and other occupations" have been added to MLTSSL or not.
Just to clarify this authoritatively, It has NOT been added to MLTSSL available to those who want to apply through GSM path. If you are applying for any GSM (General Skilled Migration e.g 189,489 visa etc )occupations, you can only nominate occupation which in this legislative instrument:

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017L00850

With respect to the occupation MLTSSL list that DIBP refers to on their website that includes "Petroleum Engineer", you can only use that if you are being sponsored for 186 (Employer nominated visa) or 457 (4years-MLTSSL or 2years-STSOL ).

https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Work/Skills-assessment-and-assessing-authorities/skilled-occupations-lists/combined-stsol-mltssl

Don't make the mistake of assessing your occupation as a Petroleum Engineer hoping to be invited for any GSM visa; It is a waste of money. I would advise you should consider other options that will lead to PR.

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Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 7:53am On Jul 13, 2017
mamajaz:
NNBB2012 sir, it's good to see you in the house this morning sir. Thanks for your invaluable advice sir.

You are welcome Madam. We await your testimony soon.

God bless.

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Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 3:13am On May 22, 2017
Changed to 189 Visas - Reduction in Age Ceiling - Pathway for New Zealand Citizens

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017L00549

The Australian Government is making changes to the Skilled Independent subclass 189 visa from the 1st of July 2017:
Two separate pathways or "streams" will be available: a Points Tested Stream, and a New Zealand Citizen Stream.
The maximum age permitted to apply for a subclass 189 visa under the Points Tested Stream will be 44 - ie applicants must be aged under 45 when the invitation to apply for the visa is issued by the Department of Immigration.
The New Zealand Citizen Stream will facilitate New Zealand citizens who are already resident in and contributing to Australia to become permanent residents.
More specifically, the New Zealand Citizen Stream will be available to New Zealand citizens who:
Were usually resident in Australia on or before 19 February 2016; and
Since that time have continued to be usually resident in Australia for at least five years before applying for the visa; and
Have been contributing to Australia by earning a certain level of taxable income; and
Meet mandatory health, character and security criteria.
For New Zealand Citizen Stream applicants the total amount of the Visa Application Charge (VAC) payable to the Department of Immigration will be consistent with the VACs for the general skilled migration programme.

However, concessional arrangements have been introduced to the New Zealand Citizen Stream, whereby 20 per cent of the VAC will be payable at the time of lodging the visa application, with the remainder of the VAC to be paid before the visa is granted.

For Points Tested Stream applicants the reduction in the maximum age requirement will only impact those applicants who are invited to apply on or after the 1st of July, 2017, or who been issued with a visa invitation before the 1st of July, 2017 and who have not accepted the invitation at that date.
Copied#

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Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 3:27pm On Apr 18, 2017
nkechima:


What if my occupation is in high availability in a particular state but not in the new MLTSSL And STSSOL, can I still nominate such occupation?
Australian Immigration system is governed by Acts,regulations,schedules,legislative instruments and their interpretations in policies. The Act specifies that before you can nominate an occupation, it has to be on STSOL list.

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Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 3:22pm On Apr 18, 2017
teewhysafe:
Wow. It is well o

Just to clarify; Does this mean, we cant apply for state nomination, visa 190 if the occupation is on the MLTSSL list?
No, you can't apply for state nomination using MLTSSL. You can only use occupation on Schedule 2-STSOL. The latter has more occupations than the former. So, if your occupation is on MLTSSL, it will definitely be on STSOL.
Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 2:46pm On Apr 18, 2017
For clarity purpose, the plain meaning of the two lists (effective as from 19th April) and their impacts:

Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) replaces former SOL list:
Hence you must nominate an occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) if you are applying for any of the below:

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) (unless nominated by a State or Territory Government)
Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) – Graduate Work Stream.

https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Work/Skills-assessment-and-assessing-authorities/skilled-occupations-lists
If your occupation has been removed from MLTSSL eventhough you have already got a positive assessment but yet to lodge, you WON'T be able to apply for any visa mentioned above anymore except if the occupation is on STSOL list and any particular region or state/territory is sponsoring it.

Short-Term Skilled Occupation list replaces former CSOL list:

Hence you must nominate an occupation on the STSOL if you are applying for any of the below:

Employer Nominated Scheme (subclass 186) – Direct Entry Stream
Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - if nominated by a State or Territory Government
Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)
Training visa (subclass 407)​​​​
You can find the details in Schedule 2 of the legislative instrument.
https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2017L00450

You need to be sure also that states or regions are sponsoring such occupations. It is not enough to find your occupation on the STSOL, you must be certain that a state or region is sponsoring and that you can meet any applicable condition of the region or state.
Note: Australian Migration Laws change from time to time. Whatever you need to do regarding migrating to Australia, do it fast.
If your occupations have been removed from the list, there is no point wasting your money and effort on it; it is gone.
For those who want to study, always study an occupation that you are sure will always be relevant to Australia market and that will not require experience for an assessment afterward.
An occupation such as 'Petroleum Engineer' and 'Human Resource Adviser' have been removed from the list, hence people who have positive assessment could no longer apply for any valid visa using these occupations and others that have been removed.
If you had admission to study 'Petroleum Engineering' and have mind of getting PR afterward, you will be wasting your time and money.These and many more will NEVER lead to PR except by marriage to an Australian PR holder or citizen which is not automatic. So, be guided!

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Travel / Re: General Guide To Australian Permanent Resident Visa Through Skilled Migration. by NNBB2012: 9:43am On May 17, 2016
The following occupations have been removed from SOL list 2016-2017:

-Minning Engineer
-Petroleum Engineer
-Metallurgist
-Environmental Officer
-Occupational Health and Safety Officer.

Be guided in your decision of course to study in Australia. Although, the occupations are still on CSOL list which means you need to be sponsored. The question is, how many states and regions are sponsoring?

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Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by NNBB2012: 12:23pm On Apr 03, 2016
mrkayodeoludare:
Welldone bro...keep the good work going.
I have 1 questn tho'
If unfortunaetly one's degree is eventually assesses as an associate degree by vetasses etc, does one get any points for that?

If that's what is required for the occupation, you will get 10points.

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Travel / Re: General Australian student Visa Enquiries Part 2 by NNBB2012: 11:19pm On Apr 01, 2016
ABUkAkA:
My assessing Authority is Engineers Australia ( Electrical Engineering ). So, normally they require General Test ( IELTS ), right ?
Visit Engineers Australia website to know their requirements everything is clearly stated there.

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