I need your advice on the interpretation of the points test for a subclass 176. My personal situation is this
Between 2002 and 2005 I studied in Australia on a student visa and obtained a Bachelors degree in I.T from the University of Canberra (3 years full time study in Australia that led to the award of an Australian degree). After the completion of my degree I left Australia.
I am now working as a software developer and have ACS skills assessment as an analyst programmer and also got SS from SA for the same occupation.
My understanding of the points test is that
15 points for
Qualifications (Australian or recognised overseas) – as I have an Australian bachelors degree recognized (obviously) by ACS
5 points for
Australian study requirement - Minimum two years full-time (Australian study requirement)
Guys what is your opinion on my logic? I think I should get 15 + 5 for the above two sections of the points test.
As far as the way I read even though I completed my studies in 2005 I should be able to claim 5 points for Aus study requirements because I was physically in Aus for 3 years in the past and obtained a bachelors degree.
Please share your thoughts.. I am a bit confused on this matter and want to clear the doubts I have