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Old 19th September 2019, 11:37 PM
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Hi,

I have a one year work Contract, based out of Christchurch.

The job is listed on LTSSL, but I don't want to opt for Absolute Skills shortage, as it means submitting more documents and getting it recognised by Engineering NZ for about 250$.

I comfortably cross the 160 points based on age, job offer, location and recognised degree (L9).

I'm not sure if I can apply for SMC based on one year contract and if I'm eligible, can I leave out the LTSSL & Absolute Skills shortage points from the application.

I read somewhere that applications with Absolute Skills shortage jobs are prioritised?

Your suggestions please.

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Yes, so long as you meet the points threshold for EOI selection and you have a skilled job offer for at least 12 months duration then you should be good to go.
You don't have to claim every point you possibly can on the EOI. The more points claimed means the more points you have to provide evidence for to prove you are eligible for them.
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Yes, so long as you meet the points threshold for EOI selection and you have a skilled job offer for at least 12 months duration then you should be good to go.
You don't have to claim every point you possibly can on the EOI. The more points claimed means the more points you have to provide evidence for to prove you are eligible for them.
Hi escapedtonz, For some reason, I decided to only get my masters degree evaluated in NZQA assessment for my Silver Fern Job Search visa application. But, the evaluator asked for my bachelors degree to evaluate my masters degree, and I submitted those details to NZQA as well.

Do you think it might be a problem for the SMC visa, would the CO be asking for NZQA evaluation for my bachelors degree as well, as my job would be based on this degree?

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As per IQA guidelines, NZQA ask for the underlying degree/diploma when applicant want to get Masters degree assessed. Basic idea is to check the path for the Master Degree.

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As per IQA guidelines, NZQA ask for the underlying degree/diploma when applicant want to get Masters degree assessed. Basic idea is to check the path for the Master Degree.
Yup, they did ask for it, and I submitted it to the case officer. But it is not evaluated in the NZQA assessment. It simply states a masters degree at Level 9.

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