IELTS:L:7.5 R:7 W:7 S:7.5 OB:7.5. ACS-sent 7/Dec/10 Computer Network & Systems Engineer (263111) +ve received 19/May/11. SA SS sent 16/July/11 Recieved 19/July/11 Approved: 8/Aug/11. 176 Lodged 23/Aug/11 CO: 9/Sept/11 PCC: Sept/11 Meds: Apr/2012 Grant: Sept/11 Landed: 18/11/12 and got IT job within 10days, first application. Enjoying every bit of Adelaide....
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My word was enough for the CO. If they want proof, they can always request it from you. Please let me know if you find out how long it takes via courier, etc. I have no idea how long it takes, I was assuming two to three weeks after the medical for it to reach Global Health in Sydney... Patience is not my strong suit!
Hope everyone had a good weekend. It's noticeable how, unlike other forums/threads, things seem very quiet here over the weekend. No updates to post from obsessive checking of SS or visa progress!
Hglim94 -if you get any news, please let us know! Your docs were logged as received a few days before ours for the same occupation, so I'm anxiously waiting to hear your good news in the hope that we won't be too far behind! ;-)
Having a nightmare at mo; i didn't get my much needed 8 in my writing so decided to switch to 475. this was another option for us or so we were led to believe since June! almost lodged on Thursday night and agent phoned to say i didn't have enough points! HE says i can't claim maximum points for my work experience because it was completed prior to my degree! even though i didn't need my degree to do my job and have been in this field since 1999! So confused, upset and angry. Have paid nearly £2000 in fees and VETASSESS so far. State sponsorship is ticking away and i think our new life is going down the drain...phoned DIAC who said submit and let a CO decide but again alot of money to payout if it going to be declined.
Any advise guys, i need you experts to help me!
Poms in os and poms in adelaide have been far more helpful than my agent...just the way i am feeling at mo
Sorry forgot to say i have 65 points with the maximum work experience, if isubmit and let CO decide this could potentially strip us of 5 points!
Last edited by Heather2011; 13-11-2011 at 07:13 PM.
Can't you re-do IELTS urgently and get your 20 points that way?
IELTS 22.07.2011, AITSL 12.08.2011, SS for SA lodged 15.08.2011, Positive SS 06.10.11, 176 Lodged 7/10/11 Meds completed 10/10/11, Police Checks uploaded 10/10/11. C/O and Grant Received 07/11/2011!!!! IELTS HELP & FREE PAPERS : www.examielts.com
Hi I have rebooked for the 10th Dec, 4th time, annoying as it seems i am getting 9s in 3 areas and 7.5 then 7 in writing in the last 2 tests, i got an 8 in writing the first time and 7.5 in the listening!. SS will expire in the meantime...will SS frown upon another application? is it likely to be granted a 2nd time?
I have heard some people & agents say that quals have to be before experience, but I'm the proof that it's not always the case!
I'm going as Project & Programme Admin with a certificate in Higher Education from Open Uni (You don't need this qual to do my job it was for personal interest but it allowed me to pass vetassess requirement).
It gives me hope! I am like you, i didnt't need it for my job hence the experience prior, but it enabled me to get the VETASSESS hurdle jumped. My agent didn't submit prior experience with a different employer because i didnt need it to get VETASSESS assessment. Once you lodge does it go straight to CO or does it go through another step before? DId you do it yourself or did you use an agent?
Can you get in touch with COs before you lodge?