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I have query regarding new points system. In new points system,there are points for 5 years overseas work experience. i currently have 4.5 years experience and i am still employed in my current job and i have already get my skill assesment on June 1 2011 of 4.3 years. I am currently trying to improve my IELTS score and i will be willing to apply by next month. i want to know that can i claim 10 points for 5 years or should i wait till next year to claim those.

Second query i have is about the IELTs new requirement which is minimum 7 in each section which is quite hard for any non native speaker. i need to know that can 6.5 be round off to 7?other thing which this point system did not come across any opposition?Does that mean, australia is trying to discourage migrants?

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You have to have completed the five years in the same nominated occupation or a closely related occupation at the time of lodging your visa to be able to claim the points for 5 years work experience.

You need a minimum of 6 in each component of IELTS to be eligible to apply. To claim points for Proficient English you need to have a minimum of 7 in each section of IELTS. No exceptions ..

Please be diligent when you lodge your visa application under the new rules since your application will be rejected outright if you don't score the minimum pass mark of 65.

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You have to have completed the five years in the same nominated occupation or a closely related occupation at the time of lodging your visa to be able to claim the points for 5 years work experience.

You need a minimum of 6 in each component of IELTS to be eligible to apply. To claim points for Proficient English you need to have a minimum of 7 in each section of IELTS. No exceptions ..

Please be diligent when you lodge your visa application under the new rules since your application will be rejected outright if you don't score the minimum pass mark of 65.

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Hi WeekrisH,

Thanks for your quick reply, my response can be found below.

About your answer on 5 years - I want to ask that do i have to complete my skill assessment again or i should wait till next year and send this skill assessment result(which i got recently) to claim 5 year points?

About the IELTS query answer - i would say, your information on this is not current, now the minimum requirement is 7. check out the immigration site and check out the new points system


Competent English - IELTS 6* 0
Proficient English - IELTS 7* 10
English language
* or equivalent standard in a specified
test)
Superior English - IELTS 8* 20

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Hi WeekrisH,

Thanks for your quick reply, my response can be found below.

About your answer on 5 years - I want to ask that do i have to complete my skill assessment again or i should wait till next year and send this skill assessment result(which i got recently) to claim 5 year points?

About the IELTS query answer - i would say, your information on this is not current, now the minimum requirement is 7. check out the immigration site and check out the new points system


Competent English - IELTS 6* 0
Proficient English - IELTS 7* 10
English language
* or equivalent standard in a specified
test)
Superior English - IELTS 8* 20

Thanks,
Fawad
I believe what i stated on IELTS is correct. Please see the excerpt below from DIAC website.

"You must demonstrate that you meet the English language threshold. The English language threshold is at the competent English level which is a minimum score of at least six in each of the four components of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test or other language test and score specified by the Minister. While no points will be awarded for competent English, if you have obtained this score you are able to apply for a visa as long as you meet the other threshold visa requirements."

http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/175/eligibility-english.htm

On the work experience, you are better off calling DIAC and asking them directly. I wouldnt think you need to do a reassessment. Producing an updated employer reference and supporting documents for the experience claimed should be good enough. Again please confirm from a RMA or DIAC to be absolutely sure.
 

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I believe what i stated on IELTS is correct. Please see the excerpt below from DIAC website.

"You must demonstrate that you meet the English language threshold. The English language threshold is at the competent English level which is a minimum score of at least six in each of the four components of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test or other language test and score specified by the Minister. While no points will be awarded for competent English, if you have obtained this score you are able to apply for a visa as long as you meet the other threshold visa requirements."

Skilled – Independent (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 175)

On the work experience, you are better off calling DIAC and asking them directly. I wouldnt think you need to do a reassessment. Producing an updated employer reference and supporting documents for the experience claimed should be good enough. Again please confirm from a RMA or DIAC to be absolutely sure.

My understanding is that the ACS require detailed work (and education) history in order to ascertain that your combination of skills and experience make you qualified for your chosen occupation, while DIAC's requirements are less stringent and just require you to prove that you have relevant experience - I read somewhere that they just need a list of your 5 main responsibilities in each role.

The DIAC website says the certifying authority may be used to assess to relevance of your experience, but not that it has to be used.

I hope my understanding is correct - I'm relying on it myself :eek:
 

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Hi Friends...

I also have a similar problem. I applied for skills assesment to ACS when I had 4.8 years experience. They recognised the same only. But in order to claim points for 5 years, am I supposed to go-for reassesment or a latest employer reference letter plus ACS letter (mentiioning 4.8 Years) will suffice to let me claim points for 5 Years ????????????
 

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Hi-

I have query regarding new points system. In new points system,there are points for 5 years overseas work experience. i currently have 4.5 years experience and i am still employed in my current job and i have already get my skill assesment on June 1 2011 of 4.3 years. I am currently trying to improve my IELTS score and i will be willing to apply by next month. i want to know that can i claim 10 points for 5 years or should i wait till next year to claim those.

Second query i have is about the IELTs new requirement which is minimum 7 in each section which is quite hard for any non native speaker. i need to know that can 6.5 be round off to 7?other thing which this point system did not come across any opposition?Does that mean, australia is trying to discourage migrants?

Thanks,
Fawad
Fawad,

U have to complete 5 yrs job experience to claim 10 points.
secondly for IELTS u have to score 7 band in each to claim points.No they want to people of high caliber.

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Hi Friends...

I applied for skills assesment to ACS when I had 4.8 years experience. They recognised the same only. But in order to claim points for 5 years, am I supposed to go-for reassesment or a latest employer reference letter plus ACS letter (mentiioning 4.8 Years) will suffice to let me claim points for 5 Years ????????????
 

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You guys CAN claim 4.x years as 5 years but immi will NOT.
5 years IS NOT 4.x
Huh?

I think the question whether DIAC require 5 years of experience CERTIFIED by ACS, or 5 years experience CERTIFIABLE by ACS.

It seems that the people on this thread have < 5 years when applying to ACS, but > 5 years when applying to DIAC. Given that ACS certification lasts a year I think this should be ok - but sadly I'm no expert :(
 

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Huh?

I think the question whether DIAC require 5 years of experience CERTIFIED by ACS, or 5 years experience CERTIFIABLE by ACS.

It seems that the people on this thread have < 5 years when applying to ACS, but > 5 years when applying to DIAC. Given that ACS certification lasts a year I think this should be ok - but sadly I'm no expert :(
ACS has got nothing to do with claiming 5 points for work exp. and DIAC does not require anything from ACS to support this claim. Hope this answers the question!
 

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Huh?

I think the question whether DIAC require 5 years of experience CERTIFIED by ACS, or 5 years experience CERTIFIABLE by ACS.

It seems that the people on this thread have < 5 years when applying to ACS, but > 5 years when applying to DIAC. Given that ACS certification lasts a year I think this should be ok - but sadly I'm no expert :(

I would imagine that if you have less than 5 years and were assessed by ACS as having lets say, 4.5 years, then it would be dangerous to apply for the visa. The reason why is because DIAC may come back wondering how you spent the rest of the 0.5 years, and if you had the same duties as those which were assessed by ACS.

For instance, DIAC may think that even though I have a positive assessment as a software engineer for 4.5 years, it wouldn't mean that I am currently doing software engineering - I may be either unemployed, or probably doing something completely different. Unless you can provide an updated reference and HR letter from your current place of employment at the time you apply, I don't think you should apply having 4.5 years with the intent of claiming 5. But that's just me - I've seen people get rejected for reasons like not having the right score in IELTS, even though they've come very close.
 

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I would imagine that if you have less than 5 years and were assessed by ACS as having lets say, 4.5 years, then it would be dangerous to apply for the visa. The reason why is because DIAC may come back wondering how you spent the rest of the 0.5 years, and if you had the same duties as those which were assessed by ACS.

For instance, DIAC may think that even though I have a positive assessment as a software engineer for 4.5 years, it wouldn't mean that I am currently doing software engineering - I may be either unemployed, or probably doing something completely different. Unless you can provide an updated reference and HR letter from your current place of employment at the time you apply, I don't think you should apply having 4.5 years with the intent of claiming 5. But that's just me - I've seen people get rejected for reasons like not having the right score in IELTS, even though they've come very close.
Oh no, stormgal, I wouldn't do it without an updated reference - that would be too risky!!! :eek:

In fact, my ACS app (still "With assessor ;)) relies on a Stat Dec for my current position - which is dated to give me 4 years 10 months experience.

When I apply to DIAC I will get a company letterhead reference off HR, (which I think is compulsory) that will give me 5 years and 2 months experience (assuming ACS come back this month :D).

Am I crazy? :eek:
 

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I would imagine that if you have less than 5 years and were assessed by ACS as having lets say, 4.5 years, then it would be dangerous to apply for the visa. The reason why is because DIAC may come back wondering how you spent the rest of the 0.5 years, and if you had the same duties as those which were assessed by ACS.

For instance, DIAC may think that even though I have a positive assessment as a software engineer for 4.5 years, it wouldn't mean that I am currently doing software engineering - I may be either unemployed, or probably doing something completely different. Unless you can provide an updated reference and HR letter from your current place of employment at the time you apply, I don't think you should apply having 4.5 years with the intent of claiming 5. But that's just me - I've seen people get rejected for reasons like not having the right score in IELTS, even though they've come very close.
Why imagine so much when you have the answer hidden in your post. Provide latest work experience letter to DIAC to support your claim for work experience points. Thats all there is to it! Just make sure ACS letter is valid when applying for visa ...it is valid only for 1 year (if memory fetches me correct data at this hour) from the date of issue.
 

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Work Experience query

Hi Friends...

I applied for skills assesment to ACS when I had 4.8 years experience. They recognised the same only. But in order to claim points for 5 years, am I supposed to go-for reassesment or a latest employer reference letter plus ACS letter (mentiioning 4.8 Years) will suffice to let me claim points for 5 Years ????????????
Hi,

I am in the same situation as state above. So were you supposed to go-for reassesment or a latest employer reference letter plus ACS letter (mentiioning 4.8 Years) sufficient to claim points for 5 Years ?

Thank you

Sherry.
 

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Sherry_ said:
Hi,

I am in the same situation as state above. So were you supposed to go-for reassesment or a latest employer reference letter plus ACS letter (mentiioning 4.8 Years) sufficient to claim points for 5 Years ?

Thank you

Sherry.
ACS + recent emp references like payslips should be good.
 
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