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Hi everyone, Im extremely desperate now and really really need your feedbacks from anyone who knows the right answer.
My case is I completed the Bachelor of science in the University of Queensland, then I also completed the Foundation level of Cpa (which is 8 subjects in total) and got my positive skill assessment from Cpa as an accountant. I lodged my EOI with 65 points,nominated skill as Accountant, claiming 5 points toward Australian study requirement as my Bachelor degree was done in Australia and took 3 years. I got invitation at 1st round and already lodged my application.Now, one of my friend showed me the link which says I can only claim 5 points from Australian Study requirement only if my Bachelor is closely related to my nominated occupation, and in my case Bachelor of science is no related to nominated skill as an Accountant. Is it true that we can only claim 5 points if the study is relevant? I rang up Diac and told them abt the link and they even couldnt give me a straight answer, the lady told me that she needed to check it again and would get back to me in a week.
Anyone used to claim points from unrelated qualifications? please please let me know. I would appreciate sooo much !!!!
If I cant claim those 5 points, i have to withdraw the application, lose all money and start over again. I dont want that and im so stressed now.
 

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No such requirement is documented in SkillSelect site under Australian Study ...
 

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I know there's no relevancy requirement is listed in the skill select website or in the booklet. However, on another web page, also from immi stating that.
 

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okie, so here's the link stating the closely related to ur nominated occupation in order to claim 5 points australian study immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/2-year-study.htm
The forum still doesnt allow me to post the link :(
 
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Hmm I see what you mean. As you completed cpa in Australia could you not claim overlapping study & it becomes relevant.
 

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Well OK the link does show the requirement, but as it is not in the SkillSelect portal and more importantly, not in Booklet 6, I am in doubt if this rule is at all followed rigidly. If they do object, you certainly have strong ground as it is NOT in their main guidelines file\site.

The worst should happen is that CO may put your case back in the pool and refund you the amount ... anything severe will be extremely unjustified, cause if they fail your case for this reason Only, it is clearly their fault as their guidelines are incomplete.
 
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See it was a rule but under 175 / 176 way back but I thought it had gone as not seen it or heard anyone mention it fir a long time until today.
 

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Yeah it does seem so, the SkillSelect page for 485 mentions this requirement.
 

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yeah I do hope that is applied under the old rule, hopefully that the requirement is removed now. The thing is that I rang up DIAC and they are even unsure why that link states such that requirement. So confused.
 
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