If you are just starting your journey and wish to have a good grasp on the latest Australia migration changes especially on Skills Assessment matters. This is another comprehensive overview from our MARA Partner - Visa Consort explaining the importance of Skill Assessments also the pitfalls or mistakes to avoid. Click here if you want to know more
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AdminAdmin SingaporePosts: 1,627Administrator
edited September 2018 in Other Migration Topic
Hi Guys , please feel free to share those basic, common, frequently asked question in Migrating to Australia. Ill start it with...

Q: I want to migrate in Australia, How do I apply a Australia / How do I jumpstart my application ?
A: First of all you have to assess which visa is suitable for you, different visa has different purpose. The most applied visa by people in this forum is the Skilled Independent visa (as of this writing the code is subclass 189) or sometimes called Landed PR visa and another hot visa is Student Visa, you could probably guess what that visa is for. The best is to use the visa finder at http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1 to find out more on the types of Visa

Q: What are the steps for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)?
A: Please check the page 1 of this page => http://pinoyau.info/discussion/101/general-skilled-immigration-visa-step-by-step-process#latest . Please note that the thread is still up to date and lots of people are sharing their experiences there, just feel free to join and ask.

Q: How to start and what are the steps for Visa 189?
Check this great guide
http://pinoyau.info/discussion/1073/important-information-how-do-i-start-my-application/p1

2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
2019-03: PTE Exam - L59,R75,S62,W64 (no preparation)
2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
2019-11: PTE Exam - L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
2020-02: PTE Exam - L79,R79,S86,W76 (grr lack 3pts on Writing)
2020-03: PTE Exam - L85,R75,S87,W86 (Mar 4 - grr nag increase L, S and W but bumaba 4pts si R!!!!!)
2020-03 PTE Exam - L81 R79 S90 W81 (Mar 9 - Salamat Lord!!!!)

Comments

  • therealaidstherealaids SingaporePosts: 118Member
    edited February 2016
    contributing...

    Q: How much is the visa application?

    A: This question is quite generic. For Visa Fee and charges, you can check on this page for the exact and latest fees https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Fees, this is solely visa fee and for different types of visa - charges for skills assessment varies, consider also the exam fee for English Proficiency Exam (e.g. IELTS), and others. Try using the search bar above for your chosen / nominated occupation and check if there are other related amount you need to prepare (e.g. show money).
  • therealaidstherealaids SingaporePosts: 118Member
    Q: Can I choose a different occupation in SOL?

    A: Yes! You just have to make sure that your job description matches the Job Description of the one you are choosing! meaning... Job Title doesn't matter as long as you are able to highlight that you're previous jobs are exactly matches the Job Desc of the nominated occupation in SOL.
  • therealaidstherealaids SingaporePosts: 118Member
    one more frequently asked question is ...

    Q: What does school section means (e.g. Schools ranked as Section 1, 2, and 3)? How is it related to the comparable Australian Degree to attain the 15pts?

    A: Based on members experience here... those members who's school is falling in Section 1... all course is comparable to Australian degree. so they are for sure able to get a 15pts.
  • se29mse29m PerthPosts: 2,119Member, Moderator
    School Listings found here:

    http://pinoyau.info/plugin/page/accredited-schools
    one more frequently asked question is ...

    Q: What does school section means (e.g. Schools ranked as Section 1, 2, and 3)? How is it related to the comparable Australian Degree to attain the 15pts?

    A: Based on members experience here... those members who's school is falling in Section 1... all course is comparable to Australian degree. so they are for sure able to get a 15pts.

    233211 Civil Engineer
    30/09/15 - VETASSESS Lodged - 133112 Project Builder
    09/10/15 - IELTS Results: L-7.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.5 OBS-7.0
    19/10/15 - PTE A Results: L-82, R-74, S-90, W-76 OAS-79
    26/11/15 - Obtained NBI Clearance
    09/12/15 - VETASSESS Results - NEGATIVE!!!
    12/01/16 - Submitted CDR to Engineers Australia
    22/01/16 - EA Positive Results - Bachelor's Degree with 4 years 8 months skilled employment
    22/01/16 - Lodged EOI 189 (60pts)
    03/02/16 - Received 189 ITA
    11/02/16 - Health Clearance Provided - No Action Required
    18/02/16 - Obtained SG CoC
    26/02/16 - Lodged 189 Visa
    15/03/16 - Direct Grant - IED 11/02/2017
    25/05/16 - Big Move Perth!
    16/06/16 - Started Casual Work
    11/07/16 - Permanent Full-time Work

    Now for the Citizenship Journey

    26/08/2019 - Applied and acknowledgement letter received
    27/09/2019 - Test Email Invite for 19/12/2019
    01/10/2019 - Actual Test/Interview Date
    01/10/2019 - Approval Date (received the approval letter from the post 11/10/2019)
    05/02/2020 - Ceremony Date (received the email 10/01/2020)

  • se29mse29m PerthPosts: 2,119Member, Moderator
    Q: What is Subclass Visa 189, 190 or 489?

    A: Visa 189 - This visa is for points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government. It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.
    Forums here: http://pinoyau.info/categories/skilled-independent

    Visa 190 -This visa is for points-tested skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory government agency. It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.
    Forums here: http://pinoyau.info/categories/Skilled-Sponsored

    Visa 489 - This visa allows skilled workers to live and work in specified regional areas in Australia for up to four years.
    Forums here: http://pinoyau.info/categories/Skilled-Sponsored

    233211 Civil Engineer
    30/09/15 - VETASSESS Lodged - 133112 Project Builder
    09/10/15 - IELTS Results: L-7.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.5 OBS-7.0
    19/10/15 - PTE A Results: L-82, R-74, S-90, W-76 OAS-79
    26/11/15 - Obtained NBI Clearance
    09/12/15 - VETASSESS Results - NEGATIVE!!!
    12/01/16 - Submitted CDR to Engineers Australia
    22/01/16 - EA Positive Results - Bachelor's Degree with 4 years 8 months skilled employment
    22/01/16 - Lodged EOI 189 (60pts)
    03/02/16 - Received 189 ITA
    11/02/16 - Health Clearance Provided - No Action Required
    18/02/16 - Obtained SG CoC
    26/02/16 - Lodged 189 Visa
    15/03/16 - Direct Grant - IED 11/02/2017
    25/05/16 - Big Move Perth!
    16/06/16 - Started Casual Work
    11/07/16 - Permanent Full-time Work

    Now for the Citizenship Journey

    26/08/2019 - Applied and acknowledgement letter received
    27/09/2019 - Test Email Invite for 19/12/2019
    01/10/2019 - Actual Test/Interview Date
    01/10/2019 - Approval Date (received the approval letter from the post 11/10/2019)
    05/02/2020 - Ceremony Date (received the email 10/01/2020)

  • sunflowersunflower BrisbanePosts: 438Member
    @Admin
    Oh, an FAQ page is a great idea! Here are some questions that I can think of at the top of my head:


    Q: Do I need to seek the help of a Migration Agent in submitting my application?
    A: No. You may submit your application on your own. Follow the steps found on this page: http://pinoyau.info/discussion/101/general-skilled-immigration-visa-step-by-step-process/p1

    Q: I already lodged my visa application, but my passport will expire soon/I renewed my passport. What should I do?
    A: Fill out and submit Form 1022 - Notification of changes in circumstances found on this page: https://www.border.gov.au/Forms/Documents/1022.pdf

    EARLY CHILDHOOD (PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL) TEACHER (ANZSCO 241111)

    11/Apr/15: IELTS-IDP AU (L: 8.5, R: 8.5, W: 7.5, S: 8.0)
    14/May/15: Lodged AITSL Application
    14/Jul/15: Positive Assessment from AITSL
    24/Jul/15: Submitted EOI (60 pts.)
    6/Sep/15: Received ITA
    19/Sep/15: Lodged Visa 189
    16/Oct/15: Lodged documents for Teacher Registration
    27/Oct/15: CO Allocated (Team Adelaide)
    10/Dec/15: Visa Grant :)
    12/Feb/16: Became a Registered Teacher in QLD
    5/Jun/16: Big Move to Oz!
    11/Jun/16: Hired as a Kindergarten Teacher

    "Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows. It's what the sunflowers do." -Helen Keller

  • AdminAdmin SingaporePosts: 1,627Administrator
    edited February 2016
    Q: How do i Apply for Tourist Visa?

    A: Follow this Step by Step Guide, with Sample documents to prepare
    http://pinoyau.info/discussion/5998/how-to-apply-online-for-an-australian-tourist-visa-step-by-step-guide#latest thanks to wildperiwinkle.com

    2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
    2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
    2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
    2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
    2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
    2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
    2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
    2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
    2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
    2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
    2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
    2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
    2019-03: PTE Exam - L59,R75,S62,W64 (no preparation)
    2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
    2019-11: PTE Exam - L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
    2020-02: PTE Exam - L79,R79,S86,W76 (grr lack 3pts on Writing)
    2020-03: PTE Exam - L85,R75,S87,W86 (Mar 4 - grr nag increase L, S and W but bumaba 4pts si R!!!!!)
    2020-03 PTE Exam - L81 R79 S90 W81 (Mar 9 - Salamat Lord!!!!)

  • se29mse29m PerthPosts: 2,119Member, Moderator
    edited February 2016
    Additional FAQ:

    Q: I submitted my EOI and I got 60 points for Visa 189. When will i get the invite?

    A: There are two rounds of invitation every month. You can refer to the DIBP website for current and future rounds. It does not necessarily mean you will get an invite if you have 60 points. It always depends on the quota for your ceiling occupation. Those occupation almost reaching the ceiling usually prioritises those with higher points(e.g. 70pts). If there are 60 pointers submitted way ahead of you with similar nominated occupation, they will get the invite first(first come-first serve basis). Kaya take the English exam and try to be above the 60 points mark. As for other occupations, suwerte kasi kahit 60 points, they get the invite. It really depends sa available slots for your nominated occupation..

    233211 Civil Engineer
    30/09/15 - VETASSESS Lodged - 133112 Project Builder
    09/10/15 - IELTS Results: L-7.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.5 OBS-7.0
    19/10/15 - PTE A Results: L-82, R-74, S-90, W-76 OAS-79
    26/11/15 - Obtained NBI Clearance
    09/12/15 - VETASSESS Results - NEGATIVE!!!
    12/01/16 - Submitted CDR to Engineers Australia
    22/01/16 - EA Positive Results - Bachelor's Degree with 4 years 8 months skilled employment
    22/01/16 - Lodged EOI 189 (60pts)
    03/02/16 - Received 189 ITA
    11/02/16 - Health Clearance Provided - No Action Required
    18/02/16 - Obtained SG CoC
    26/02/16 - Lodged 189 Visa
    15/03/16 - Direct Grant - IED 11/02/2017
    25/05/16 - Big Move Perth!
    16/06/16 - Started Casual Work
    11/07/16 - Permanent Full-time Work

    Now for the Citizenship Journey

    26/08/2019 - Applied and acknowledgement letter received
    27/09/2019 - Test Email Invite for 19/12/2019
    01/10/2019 - Actual Test/Interview Date
    01/10/2019 - Approval Date (received the approval letter from the post 11/10/2019)
    05/02/2020 - Ceremony Date (received the email 10/01/2020)

  • se29mse29m PerthPosts: 2,119Member, Moderator
    Q: Can I submit 1 EOI with both 189 and 190 subclass?

    A: Yes but most states require that you select them on your EOI application as the preferred state. In this case, if you are trying to submit to more than 1 state, you have to create a separate EOI, pero 190 lang ang iselect mo na subclass with the preferred state for each EOI. Or you can take a chance na maselect ka if you have a single EOI, choosing any state as an option..

    233211 Civil Engineer
    30/09/15 - VETASSESS Lodged - 133112 Project Builder
    09/10/15 - IELTS Results: L-7.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.5 OBS-7.0
    19/10/15 - PTE A Results: L-82, R-74, S-90, W-76 OAS-79
    26/11/15 - Obtained NBI Clearance
    09/12/15 - VETASSESS Results - NEGATIVE!!!
    12/01/16 - Submitted CDR to Engineers Australia
    22/01/16 - EA Positive Results - Bachelor's Degree with 4 years 8 months skilled employment
    22/01/16 - Lodged EOI 189 (60pts)
    03/02/16 - Received 189 ITA
    11/02/16 - Health Clearance Provided - No Action Required
    18/02/16 - Obtained SG CoC
    26/02/16 - Lodged 189 Visa
    15/03/16 - Direct Grant - IED 11/02/2017
    25/05/16 - Big Move Perth!
    16/06/16 - Started Casual Work
    11/07/16 - Permanent Full-time Work

    Now for the Citizenship Journey

    26/08/2019 - Applied and acknowledgement letter received
    27/09/2019 - Test Email Invite for 19/12/2019
    01/10/2019 - Actual Test/Interview Date
    01/10/2019 - Approval Date (received the approval letter from the post 11/10/2019)
    05/02/2020 - Ceremony Date (received the email 10/01/2020)

  • se29mse29m PerthPosts: 2,119Member, Moderator
    Q: I got an email from a state asking me to apply for State Sponsorship, eto na ba yung Visa 190 ITA?

    A: Not yet. Some states require you to submit an application to them and pay a fee(e.g. AUD 300 for NSW) for state sponsorship application. If ma meet mo yung criteria ng particular state and you get the SS approval, you will automatically get an invite in your SkillSelect account to apply for a 190 or 489 visa. Note that you will be morally obligated to live and work on your state sponsor for two years.

    233211 Civil Engineer
    30/09/15 - VETASSESS Lodged - 133112 Project Builder
    09/10/15 - IELTS Results: L-7.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.5 OBS-7.0
    19/10/15 - PTE A Results: L-82, R-74, S-90, W-76 OAS-79
    26/11/15 - Obtained NBI Clearance
    09/12/15 - VETASSESS Results - NEGATIVE!!!
    12/01/16 - Submitted CDR to Engineers Australia
    22/01/16 - EA Positive Results - Bachelor's Degree with 4 years 8 months skilled employment
    22/01/16 - Lodged EOI 189 (60pts)
    03/02/16 - Received 189 ITA
    11/02/16 - Health Clearance Provided - No Action Required
    18/02/16 - Obtained SG CoC
    26/02/16 - Lodged 189 Visa
    15/03/16 - Direct Grant - IED 11/02/2017
    25/05/16 - Big Move Perth!
    16/06/16 - Started Casual Work
    11/07/16 - Permanent Full-time Work

    Now for the Citizenship Journey

    26/08/2019 - Applied and acknowledgement letter received
    27/09/2019 - Test Email Invite for 19/12/2019
    01/10/2019 - Actual Test/Interview Date
    01/10/2019 - Approval Date (received the approval letter from the post 11/10/2019)
    05/02/2020 - Ceremony Date (received the email 10/01/2020)

  • EXCELEXCEL MandaluyongPosts: 51Member
    Q: I am a Registered Nurse overseas with at least two years work experience, should I take a Bachelor Degree in Nursing or the Bridging Program?

    A: Should take the Bridging Program granting you already acquired the level of English required (7.0 across all 4 components of IELTS). Taking a Bachelor Degree in Nursing means you did not met the minimum requirements. This is the sad part. Most education agents will ask the applicant to take BSN despite the fact that the applicant is an RN with at least 2 years' work experience.

    Q: I am already done with the Bridging Program and got registered. What should I do now?

    A: Two things you can do: (1) apply for GSM and start looking for available posts; or (2) do a work training program for nurses where you are allowed to work 30 hrs/wk paid at least the minimum based on the existing Award rate, and obtain additional points with a chance of being sponsored under the 457 visa.

    Q: I previously been to Australia under the 457 visa, and the company closed. Does that mean my visa will be cancelled?

    A: No. According to the Regulations once a 457 visa holder ceased working for the sponsoring company, he is given 90 days to find a new sponsor, nominate his position and obtain approval, AND transfer his 457 visa. In the event that the visa holder was unable to find a new employer, his visa is deemed cancelled after the prescribed 90 days.

    Q: I overstayed my visitor visa for over one month. If i am removed from Australia, will be allowed to go back?

    A: Yes, BUT since you overstayed your visa section 48 takes effect. Meaning you will be barred from entering Australia for at least 3 years.

    Q: I entered Australia as a holder of a 600 visa. Can I extend may stay?

    A. Depending on the condition of your visa. If your visa has a "NO FURTHER STAY" condition, you need to depart Australia before your visa expires.

    Q: I am separated from my previous marriage, and I am now in a de facto relationship who is an Australian Citizen. I have been with my new partner for over a year now. Can I be sponsored by my partner?

    A: Complicated :), BUT yes.
  • AdminAdmin SingaporePosts: 1,627Administrator
    Q: What is the required points for Skilled Independent Visa?

    A: As of today 29 March 2016, the Pass mark for Skilled Independent Subclass 189, Skilled Nominated Subclass 190, and Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 is 60 points . You can use this points calculator to assess yourself whether you meet the point criteria. http://pinoyau.info/plugin/page/point-system

    2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
    2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
    2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
    2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
    2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
    2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
    2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
    2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
    2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
    2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
    2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
    2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
    2019-03: PTE Exam - L59,R75,S62,W64 (no preparation)
    2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
    2019-11: PTE Exam - L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
    2020-02: PTE Exam - L79,R79,S86,W76 (grr lack 3pts on Writing)
    2020-03: PTE Exam - L85,R75,S87,W86 (Mar 4 - grr nag increase L, S and W but bumaba 4pts si R!!!!!)
    2020-03 PTE Exam - L81 R79 S90 W81 (Mar 9 - Salamat Lord!!!!)

  • AdminAdmin SingaporePosts: 1,627Administrator
    edited March 2017
    Q: How to apply for a Student Visa?

    A: Please visit this thread created by our member @erikathy => http://pinoyau.info/discussion/8406/s-s-v-f-student-visa-application-step-by-step

    Another thread here by @Cheers25 which is also very useful http://pinoyau.info/discussion/592/student-visa-step-by-step#latest

    2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
    2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
    2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
    2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
    2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
    2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
    2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
    2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
    2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
    2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
    2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
    2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
    2019-03: PTE Exam - L59,R75,S62,W64 (no preparation)
    2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
    2019-11: PTE Exam - L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
    2020-02: PTE Exam - L79,R79,S86,W76 (grr lack 3pts on Writing)
    2020-03: PTE Exam - L85,R75,S87,W86 (Mar 4 - grr nag increase L, S and W but bumaba 4pts si R!!!!!)
    2020-03 PTE Exam - L81 R79 S90 W81 (Mar 9 - Salamat Lord!!!!)

  • AdminAdmin SingaporePosts: 1,627Administrator

    Q. Where can I find the list of eligible skilled occupations?

    A. Please visit this page=> https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skill-occupation-list

    2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
    2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
    2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
    2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
    2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
    2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
    2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
    2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
    2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
    2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
    2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
    2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
    2019-03: PTE Exam - L59,R75,S62,W64 (no preparation)
    2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
    2019-11: PTE Exam - L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
    2020-02: PTE Exam - L79,R79,S86,W76 (grr lack 3pts on Writing)
    2020-03: PTE Exam - L85,R75,S87,W86 (Mar 4 - grr nag increase L, S and W but bumaba 4pts si R!!!!!)
    2020-03 PTE Exam - L81 R79 S90 W81 (Mar 9 - Salamat Lord!!!!)

  • rjlimrjlim SydneyPosts: 107Member

    Q. What are the things I can bring into Australia?

    A. See these links for full details:
    https://www.agriculture.gov.au/travelling/bringing-mailing-goods
    https://bicon.agriculture.gov.au/BiconWeb4.0

    Jul 15 2017 | Desire to migrate to AU initiated
    Aug 17 2017 | Inquired at migration assistance but fee was too high
    Aug 30 2017 | Invoked a freelance migration agent
    Sep 20 2017 | ACS assessment request
    Nov 15 2017 | ACS results positive
    Dec 11 2017 | PTE review course taken
    Jan 08 2018 | PTE take (L-80 | R-73 | S-84 | W-82) (Proficient)
    Jan 09 2018 | EOI lodge 189 | 65 | 263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer
    Apr 23 2018 | PTE Retake. (L-80 | R-80 | S-83 | W-78) (Proficient)
    May 23 2018 | PTE Retake. (L-82 | R-79 | S-85 | W-83) (Superior)
    May 24 2018 | Updated EOI 189 | 75 | 263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer
    Jul 02 2018 | Points reduced to 70 because of age
    Jul 02 2018 | Updated EOI 189 | 70 | 263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer
    Nov 11 2018 | 189 Invite THANK YOU LORD!
    Nov 17 2018 | Medical exam
    Dec 04 2018 | Visa lodge
    Mar 19 2019 | Visa DG! To God Be The Glory! God is good all the time! All the time God is good!
    between the dates are a lot of requirements gathering and praying
    July 25 2019 | Touchdown Sydney!
    July 26 2019 | Medicare and ATO
    July 29 2019 | Job hunting and house hunting
    Aug 8 2019 | Move in new house
    Sept 26 2019 | started First job! Praise the Lord
    Oct 24 2019 | resigned from 1st job
    Oct 28 2019 | started second job aligned with my skills and previous experience

  • rjlimrjlim SydneyPosts: 107Member

    Jul 15 2017 | Desire to migrate to AU initiated
    Aug 17 2017 | Inquired at migration assistance but fee was too high
    Aug 30 2017 | Invoked a freelance migration agent
    Sep 20 2017 | ACS assessment request
    Nov 15 2017 | ACS results positive
    Dec 11 2017 | PTE review course taken
    Jan 08 2018 | PTE take (L-80 | R-73 | S-84 | W-82) (Proficient)
    Jan 09 2018 | EOI lodge 189 | 65 | 263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer
    Apr 23 2018 | PTE Retake. (L-80 | R-80 | S-83 | W-78) (Proficient)
    May 23 2018 | PTE Retake. (L-82 | R-79 | S-85 | W-83) (Superior)
    May 24 2018 | Updated EOI 189 | 75 | 263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer
    Jul 02 2018 | Points reduced to 70 because of age
    Jul 02 2018 | Updated EOI 189 | 70 | 263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer
    Nov 11 2018 | 189 Invite THANK YOU LORD!
    Nov 17 2018 | Medical exam
    Dec 04 2018 | Visa lodge
    Mar 19 2019 | Visa DG! To God Be The Glory! God is good all the time! All the time God is good!
    between the dates are a lot of requirements gathering and praying
    July 25 2019 | Touchdown Sydney!
    July 26 2019 | Medicare and ATO
    July 29 2019 | Job hunting and house hunting
    Aug 8 2019 | Move in new house
    Sept 26 2019 | started First job! Praise the Lord
    Oct 24 2019 | resigned from 1st job
    Oct 28 2019 | started second job aligned with my skills and previous experience

  • tgsytubetgsytube Posts: 13Member

    Q: How to start applying for a skilled visa?

    A: Jump to 6:00 - Video with notes. Useful links in description box. Hope it helps. We also have tips video! :)

  • aunhi55aunhi55 Posts: 4Member

    Hi, this thread is so helpful. surprisingly I am from Vietnam but I would like to do a Master's degree with the University of the Philippines Open University (section 1). I got a big concern, as I did my Bachelor degree from a section 2 university, so its only comparable to an Associate degree here in Australia. In this case, is my section 1 Master's degree still equivalent to the Australian one? thanks heaps guys

  • BeavanVincBeavanVinc Posts: 3Member

    Hi, good day, everyone. I am currently trying to find some group information regarding ANZSCO 312912, metallurgical or material technician because I want to migrate to Australia with my family. By the way, I am an Operations Manager in a servicing company specializing Non-destructive testing, also licensed in the profession here in the Philippines. It will be much appreciated if someone could guide me or advise me on what to do. Thanks

  • ga2auga2au ManilaPosts: 553Member

    @BeavanVinc said:
    Hi, good day, everyone. I am currently trying to find some group information regarding ANZSCO 312912, metallurgical or material technician because I want to migrate to Australia with my family. By the way, I am an Operations Manager in a servicing company specializing Non-destructive testing, also licensed in the profession here in the Philippines. It will be much appreciated if someone could guide me or advise me on what to do. Thanks

    you have two options sir. hire and agent to help you with the process, or do it on your own. a lot of people here are in the option 2. but you really need to put on a lot of time reading and searching. you can start by assessing your occupation, and then taking english exams.

    232412- Illustrator | Total: 65

    2018 Oct- Lodged VETASSESS application
    2018 Dec- PTE Test
    2018 Dec- Proficient
    2019 Mar- VETASSESS Positive Outcome
    2019 Jun- Created EOI for NSW
    2019 Jun- Applied SA
    2019 Jul- Lodge ACT Matrix
    2019 Aug- ITA from SA 489
    2019 Aug- Lodge SA Visa Application 489
    2019 Sep 09- Medical
    2019 Sep 11- Medical deferred
    2019 Oct 19- Start TB treatment
    2019 Oct 21- Pre-invite from NSW 190
    2019 Oct 26- ITA for NSW Visa 190
    2019 Oct 24- Pre-invite from ACT 190 ( Didn't pursue it because lack of job opportunities)
    2019 Nov 10- Lodge NSW Visa 190
    2020 Jan - Withdrawn Visa 489
    2020 Apr 16- Finished TB treatment ( yey! )
    2020 Jun 08-Sputum results negative
    2020 Jun 12-Panel physician sent emedical ( Awaiting for clearance )
    2020 Jun 23 -Medical Health cleared ( Sa wakas Praise God! )
    2020 Jun 23 -Frontload Form 815_Health undertaking

    ---- Start of Waiting -------

  • BeavanVincBeavanVinc Posts: 3Member

    @ga2au said:
    you have two options sir. hire and agent to help you with the process, or do it on your own. a lot of people here are in the option 2. but you really need to put on a lot of time reading and searching. you can start by assessing your occupation, and then taking english exams.

    @ga2au thank you for your comment sir. Yes, I need to take English exams first, which is also the advice of the agent. Followed by a skills assessment thru VETASES. I thought that there are already people who migrated to Australia that have the same profession as me. It would be wonderful to get some inputs to them. Anyways, I will try to do more research on this one. Hoping to learn a lot of things from this amazing forum. Cheers!

  • ga2auga2au ManilaPosts: 553Member

    @BeavanVinc said:

    @ga2au said:
    you have two options sir. hire and agent to help you with the process, or do it on your own. a lot of people here are in the option 2. but you really need to put on a lot of time reading and searching. you can start by assessing your occupation, and then taking english exams.

    @ga2au thank you for your comment sir. Yes, I need to take English exams first, which is also the advice of the agent. Followed by a skills assessment thru VETASES. I thought that there are already people who migrated to Australia that have the same profession as me. It would be wonderful to get some inputs to them. Anyways, I will try to do more research on this one. Hoping to learn a lot of things from this amazing forum. Cheers!

    I would recommend to do the vetassess first then English.

    232412- Illustrator | Total: 65

    2018 Oct- Lodged VETASSESS application
    2018 Dec- PTE Test
    2018 Dec- Proficient
    2019 Mar- VETASSESS Positive Outcome
    2019 Jun- Created EOI for NSW
    2019 Jun- Applied SA
    2019 Jul- Lodge ACT Matrix
    2019 Aug- ITA from SA 489
    2019 Aug- Lodge SA Visa Application 489
    2019 Sep 09- Medical
    2019 Sep 11- Medical deferred
    2019 Oct 19- Start TB treatment
    2019 Oct 21- Pre-invite from NSW 190
    2019 Oct 26- ITA for NSW Visa 190
    2019 Oct 24- Pre-invite from ACT 190 ( Didn't pursue it because lack of job opportunities)
    2019 Nov 10- Lodge NSW Visa 190
    2020 Jan - Withdrawn Visa 489
    2020 Apr 16- Finished TB treatment ( yey! )
    2020 Jun 08-Sputum results negative
    2020 Jun 12-Panel physician sent emedical ( Awaiting for clearance )
    2020 Jun 23 -Medical Health cleared ( Sa wakas Praise God! )
    2020 Jun 23 -Frontload Form 815_Health undertaking

    ---- Start of Waiting -------

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