Well, my problems continue. I've decided not to give up even though my occupation went to planning levels met (sys admin). So i've applied to ACS for a re-assessment as a Sys Analyst. Annoyingly, this occupation has now gone down to MEDIUM availability for SA, and we all know what that means.
Luckily, Sys Analyst is an occupation on the 175 GSM list, which means I can apply direct for a 175 visa. The thing is i'm a bit wary of this as nobody seems to be going for 175's? Is that because there's something nasty involved or is it because most people don't have the points or their occupation isn't listed?
If I get a successful re-assessment, then I've added up my points for a 175 and I get 80 which is plenty - so does anyone think I'll have any problems getting this visa which I wouldn't have encountered going for the 176? I'm guessing not from what i've read on the DIAC website, but thought i'd ask you lovely people in case any of you know something I don't!