I have been searching for answers on old threads but cannot find a definitive answer to my specific queries so I wondered if I could pick your wonderful brains!
Firstly, I have just (23/08) submitted skills assessment to VETASSESS for Program or Project Administrator, I am hopeful of getting this back as positive because I have an MBA and PRINCE2, the problem is that I currently work as a Project Manager (i.e. at a higher level than this kind of post) within public sector, will that count against me? I can't seem to find anything which states if being 'overqualified' or experienced at a higher level goes against you. I am just hoping that as I am clearly capable of doing that post I will be ok, anyone got any thoughts on this?
Secondly, can I put the SA SS application in before I get the skills assessment back? I am worried about the availability of this occupcation changing while I wait and it seems like some people do apply in advance of receiving the same, from what I can see it is going to take 8-12 weeks to get the Skills Assessment back, I turn 33 on 31st Dec (about 18 weeks away) and I am thinkng about the impact that will have on my points assessment - which I believe is at full DIAC app stage rather than SS. Just wondering what the chances are of getting through Skills Assess and SS is so that I can lodge full app before my birthday!
Any thoughts or comments much appreciated, finding everything ahead of us so daunting but this forum is a source of much inspiration and support.