Hi, Thanks for the reply, really really helpful.
Husband is a Volkswagen/Audi mechanic and we live in England, Kent to be precise!
Ok I will speak to him later on and we can look at the links. Thanks again for your help.
We've done it ourselves so far, simons a maintenance engineer, i'm a radiographer. lots to fill in and info to find but i think if you're straightforward enough points wise its not too complicated, more time consuming. the hardest bit was the skills assessments, mine was straightforward enough but simons had quite a few jobs in 20 odd years so it was time consuming getting it all together for his TRA application. i'm not sure how an agent would have helped really because we'd have still had to provide him with all the details. theres always loads of help on here, look into it all and see how confident you are.
Originally Posted by flowertowers
Thanks for this. I think we can safely say that Hubby is a Motor Mechanic and that he needs to focus on the Light Vehicle download because the skills assessment authority will be Vetassess.
So far, so good. If you want to think about the DIY possibility then you MUST read every word of the Vetassess stuff, make sure you understand it all and make sure you comply with it all. If you do not feel confident about doing that by yourselves then it would suggest that you would feel more comfortable if you bite the costs-bullet and hire an Agent to give you a hand with it all.
The next step is to consider whether you would be eligible for a subclass 175 visa because if you score 120 points or more for a subclass 175 then you would also get enough points for a subclass 176 or 475 visa instead if need be. The Vetassess process takes 4-6 months and you cannot apply for the visa until Hubby has obtained a positive skills assessment anyway. The main thing with the visas at present is simply to tot up your points and ensure that you would be OK on the points. If in doubt, assume no points. That is the safe way to do it.
The Points test for the 175 visa is here:
The occupation is worth 60 points.
Please also see:
Thanks ever so for your help with the info. Really useful and now we know where to start! Think I will be spending the weekend printing off and reading for hubby to complete etc!
I will keep you posted/ask for advice too!