Over the last year I have been working towards submitting a 176 visa application for state sponsorship to South Australia. During that time several changes have occurred and I am no wondering what my chances are and if anyone can offer some advice?
My details are:
I am applying under the Environmental Manager position 139912 (which now appears on a consolidated skilled occupation list)
I have my qualifications and experience successfully assessed by VETASSESS
Over ten years experience in role
No experience of working in Australia
I am 40 years old
Married with two young children
Qualifications are : MSc Environmental Protection
BSc Hons Biology
qualifications taken in England
No qualifications taken in Australia
I am seeking state sponsorship for South Australia
I am a native English speaker
Despite the above I took the IELTS Exam and scored
I am not jointly applying with my wife, although she is a primary school teacher.
Listening: 9.0 Reading: 6.5 Writing: 8.5 Speaking: 9.0
No one in my family has any convictions or health issues
Today I submitted my EOI, yet I do not feel confident. Do I stand a reasonable chance or is there anything I should redo or carry out to ensure we get the right points. From some of the online forms i have found my points score ranges from 50 to 75. Any advice would be gratefully received.