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Needed: lots more engineers

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edited March 2011 in Update
WHEN Trevor Smith moved to Australia in late 2008, he found the transition easier than most. The 45-year-old South African engineer, now based in Perth, was tracing a well-worn path of his fellow countrymen, lured to Australia's booming resource sector - a trend he says has been steadily increasing in the past five years.

''Australia's by far and away the most popular destination for South African engineers,'' Smith says. ''I know quite a few other South African engineers based in Perth and elsewhere … from my generation I'd say for every 10 engineers that have emigrated, you're probably going to find more than half in Australia alone.''

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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!!!!)

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