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Two questions:
1) If the ACS has recognised your qualification as equivalent to an Australian qualification can you claim points for having an "Australian" qualification on your Expression of Interest?

2) We are looking at possibly applying for a 489 Visa given that our chances on the 189 Visa are not great with long invitation times and that my husband turning 45 in November.
My question relative to the 489 visa is as follows -IF one is granted the 489 visa - how long does one have to take it up? Ie What is the period of time within which you will need to move to Australia? ( (I know the 189 Visa last around 5 years before it expires)
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Hi.
Two questions:
1) If the ACS has recognised your qualification as equivalent to an Australian qualification can you claim points for having an "Australian" qualification on your Expression of Interest?

2) We are looking at possibly applying for a 489 Visa given that our chances on the 189 Visa are not great with long invitation times and that my husband turning 45 in November.
My question relative to the 489 visa is as follows -IF one is granted the 489 visa - how long does one have to take it up? Ie What is the period of time within which you will need to move to Australia? ( (I know the 189 Visa last around 5 years before it expires)
Thanks !

1. You can claim the points for the level recognised by ACS in the EOI.

2. I hope you are aware that 489 is not a permanent visa and is only valid for 4 years from date of issue, whereas 189 is a permanent visa and does not expire ever.
It allows you to live and work in Australia as long as you are alive

I think you are mixing up the visa numbers.


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Thanks so much for your reply newbienz.
Yes, I am aware that the 489 is a temporary visa and that once you have lived and worked for a period to time (2 years?) you can apply for a permanent resident visa.
My question is whether - if you are granted the visa - you need to take it up straight away? Ie when does the 4 years start ticking - when you enter Australia or from date of issue? This will impact us in terms of whether we need to pack up and leave straight away or whether we can wait a year or two before excercising it?

The second issue around my husbands ACS assessment - just wanted to clarify my question to ensure we are talking about the same thing

This is what it stated in his skills assessment result:
" Your Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist from Microsoft completed July 2013 has been
assessed as comparable to an AQF Diploma with a major in computing.
Your National Diploma in Electrical Engineering from Cape Peninsula University of Technology
(Cape Technikon) completed December 1997 has been assessed as comparable to an AQF
Advanced Diploma with a major in computing."

My question is whether he is able to then claim the points in terms of the following question on the EOI: (bearing in mind he did not get the qualification in Australia:)

Australian Educational Qualification:

Have you met the requirements for the award of degree, diploma, advanced diploma or trade qualification(s) which took at least 2 years of full-time study in Australia at an Australian institution, which are relevant to your nominated occupation and which were taught in English?

THANKS for your help
And best of luck with your EOI
 
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