The two common pathways for a person to become permanent or temporary resident of Australia are Skilled Migration Pathways (Subclass 189, subclass 190, and subclass 489) and employer sponsorship pathways (subclass 186, subclass 187 and subclass 482). It is a precondition for the Skilled Migration Visa applications that the applicant to have a positive skill assessment at the time of the invitation to make the visa application. Subclass 186 visa (direct Entry Stream) requires the applicant to have a positive skill assessment at the time of making the visa application. In some circumstances 482 visa and 187 visa also requires the applicant to have their skills being formally assessed at the time of lodging their visa application. As such skill assessment plays an important role in Australian visa application.
As part of the Skill Assessment Service, Skill Assessment Authority could also make determination of employment assessment. Some Skill Assessment bodies do this for an extra charge others do it as part of their standard service.
To the frustrations of the applicant it is often the case that the number of years of employment of the applicant deemed suitable by the Skill Assessment Authority for claiming points are often less than the applicant’s initial expectation. This is because when assessing employment, Skills Assessment Bodies assess skills of the applicant holistically focusing on the qualification of the applicant, the location where the qualification was completed, the occupation of the applicant and whether the occupation relates to the qualification in question. The combination of these factors then determines the number of years the applicant could claim points for work experience.
Some Skill Assessment Bodies’ assessment process is more complex than others. For example, Engineers Australia may require you to prepare a Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) as part of your skill assessment if your qualification does not fit in one of their alternative qualification pathways. Preparing CDR requires understanding the process as a whole.
Here at K Group Legal, we have many years of experience in assisting our clients with skill assessment. If you are a computer professional, Chef, Cook, Plumber, Electrician, Engineer, Accountant, Lawyer, Nurse, Manager, Lecturer, Teacher, Motor Mechanic and willing to migrate to Australia the first step towards your migration goal is to obtaining a positive skill assessment.
At K Group Legal, we pride ourselves in producing cost-effective solutions to Australian immigration problems. Our years of extensive professional experience in navigating complex Immigration issues have uniquely placed us in a position to advise you about your eligibility requirement for your skill assessment application. If you require professional assistance in relation to your visa application, you can contact us through: (02) 8379 1811 or 0421 677 920 or email@example.com