Migration Occupations in Demand (MODL) – Is your Occupation in Demand in Australia?

Migration Occupations in Demand for Australia

What is the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL)?

The Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) lists those occupations and specialisations identified by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) that are in short supply.

What occupations are currently MODL?

The table below shows the current (as at 17 May 2008) occupations in demand for migration purposes.

MIGRATION OCCUPATIONS IN DEMAND (MODL)
Managers and Administrators ASCO code
Child Care Coordinator 1295-11
Engineering Manager 1221-11
Professionals ASCO code
Accountant 2211-11
Anaesthetist 2312-11
Architect 2121-11
Chemical Engineer 2129-17
Civil Engineer 2124-11
Computing Professional – specialising in CISSP * 2231-79
Computing Professional – specialising in C++/C#/C * 2231-79
Computing Professional – specialising in Data Warehousing 2231-79
Computing Professional – specialising in Java * 2231-79
Computing Professional – specialising in J2EE * 2231-79
Computing Professional – Linux 2231-79
Computing Professional – .Net technologies 2231-79
Computing Professional – specialising in Network Security/Firewall/Internet Security * 2231-79
Computing Professional – specialising in Oracle * 2231-79
Computing Professional – specialising in PeopleSoft * 2231-79
Computing Professional – specialising in SAP * 2231-79
Computing Professional – specialising in SIEBEL *
(especially Siebel Analytic)
2231-79
Computing Professional – Solaris 2231-79
Computing Professional – Unix 2231-79
Dental Specialist 2381-13
Dentist 2381-11
Dermatologist 2312-13
Electrical Engineer 2125-11
Electronics Engineer 2125-13
Emergency Medicine Specialist 2312-15
External Auditor 2212-11
General Medical Practitioner 2311-11
Hospital Pharmacist 2382-11
Mechanical Engineer 2126-11
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer 2391-11
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) 2127-11
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist 2312-17
Occupational Therapist 2383-11
Ophthalmologist 2312-19
Optometrist 2384-11
Paediatrician 2312-21
Pathologist 2312-23
Petroleum Engineer 2127-13
Physiotherapist 2385-11
Podiatrist 2388-11
Psychiatrist 2312-27
Quantity Surveyor 2122-11
Radiologist 2312-29
Registered Mental Health Nurse 2325-11
Registered Midwife 2324-11
Registered Nurse 2323-11
Retail Pharmacist 2382-15
Specialist Medical Practitioners (not elsewhere classified) 2312-79
Specialist Physician 2312-25
Speech Pathologist 2386-11
Sonographer 2391-17
Surgeon 2312-31
Surveyor 2123-13
Associate Professionals ASCO Code
Chef (excluding Commis Chef) 3322-11 (part)
Dental Technician 3492-15
Trades Persons ASCO codes
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) 4114-15
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) 4114-11
Automotive Electrician 4212-11
Baker 4512-11
Binder and Finisher 4913-11
Boat Builder and Repairer 4981-13
Bricklayer 4414-11
Cabinetmaker 4922-11
Carpenter 4411-13
Carpenter and Joiner 4411-11
Cook 4513-11
Drainer 4431-15
Electrical Powerline Tradesperson 4313-11
Electrician (Special Class) 4311-13
Electronic Equipment Tradesperson 4315-11
Fibrous Plasterer 4412-11
Fitter 4112-11
Floor Finisher 4423-11
Furniture Finisher 4929-13
Furniture Upholsterer 4942-11
Gasfitter 4431-13
General Electrician 4311-11
General Plumber 4431-11
Hairdresser 4931-11
Joiner 4411-15
Landscape Gardener 4623-13
Lift Mechanic 4311-15
Locksmith 4115-15
Mechanical Services and Air-conditioning Plumber 4431-19
Metal Fabricator (Boilermaker) 4122-11
Metal Machinist (First Class) 4112-13
Motor Mechanic 4211-11
Optical Mechanic 4999-11
Painter and Decorator 4421-11
Panel Beater 4213-11
Pastry Cook 4512-13
Pressure Welder 4122-13
Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic 4312-11
Roof Plumber 4431-17
Roof Slater and Tiler 4413-11
Solid Plasterer 4415-11
Sheetmetal Worker (First Class) 4124-11
Stonemason 4416-13
Toolmaker 4113-11
Tree Surgeon 4623-15
Vehicle Body Maker 4215-11
Vehicle Painter 4214-11
Wall and Floor Tiler 4416-11
Welder (First Class) 4122-15

* Important: If you nominate one of the above specialist computing occupations, you will only be awarded MODL points if your skills assessment from the relevant Australian assessing body – the Australian Computer Society (ACS) states you have met the criteria to be recognised in one of the above specialisations.

Skills assessments provided to successful applicants will state:

  • the ASCO Code for Computer Professional not elsewhere classified (nec) with the specialisation stated in brackets – for example, 2231-79 (SAP) and
  • the statement: ‘Based on the provided certified documentation, it is my opinion that the applicant has 12 months experience in (name of specialisation, for example, SAP)’.

Note: If you have a skills assessment which only states the ASCO Code for ‘Computer Professional nec 2231-79′, you are not eligible to be awarded MODL points. A new assessment with the above information will be required if you wish to claim MODL points.

How often does the MODL change?

The MODL is reviewed twice a year to take into consideration existing and emerging skills shortages. This does not mean the list is changed twice a year. Changes only occur if there has been a significant change in labour market trends.

As the MODL may change from time to time, you are advised to check the current MODL at the time you are lodging your visa application.

How are occupation points awarded on the points test?

If your nominated occupation is on MODL either at the time your application is lodged or assessed, you will be eligible for ‘occupation in demand/job offer’ points on the General Skilled Migration points test. You will receive extra points if you have a job offer from a suitable Australian employer.

What is a ‘suitable Australian employer’?

A ‘suitable Australian employer’ is an employer that has employed at least 10 people on a full-time basis for the previous two (2) financial years.

If you intend to claim points for ‘occupation in demand/job offer’ you are required to submit documentary evidence that your proposed employer meets these requirements. This evidence should include:

  • a letter of offer from your prospective employer on official letterhead of the company which states the full address of the company and any telephone, fax numbers, e-mail and website addresses
  • the name and position of the person authorised to sign the employment reference typed or stamped below that person’s signature – a reference with an illegible signature will not be accepted
  • details of the position you are being offered, the main five duties to be undertaken, and the salary level
  • details of the organisation making the job offer, including the number of people it has employed on a full-time basis for the previous two (2) years

The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR)will make any necessary checks to ensure that the information provided is correct.

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  1. Business » Is your Occupation in Demand in Australia? said on September 21, 2007 at 5:46 pm

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  2. Harpreet Singh said on September 27, 2008 at 2:30 am

    Respected Sir,

    I am B. tech Mechanical Engineer and also did three year Diploma in mechanical Engineering,I have one year experience in gear Manufacturing industry.but now I applied Study visa for Diploma in Automotive Engineering in Australia. Presently i am doing job and waiting for Student visa. Can I apply for Permanent Residency (PR) for Australia with my Educational qualifications and work experience of one year that I got after my B.Tech, after I got student visa.

  3. ianlittle said on September 27, 2008 at 2:52 am

    The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship web site has a Visa Wizard. This asks you about a dozen questions, then provides details of visas your are eligible for, and the details of these visas. Note that this is only a guide as there are things like health and police checks which are taken into account when you apply for a visa.

    Go to the Visa Wizard link – http://www.immi.gov.au/visawizard/

    If you need further assistance you will need to contact a migration agent.

    I do not understand why you want to study more. Good practical work experience will do more to get you a job in Australia than spending more time studying – unless you cannot get accreditation of your exusting qualifications.

  4. hem said on October 24, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    I have got my CDR approved as an electrical engineer, so inturn i am waiting for the PR visa…Can somebody suggest me what are the potential fields of work in australia and what can make you expensive in the market?

    Success to all.

  5. ianlittle said on October 25, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Hem – This is impossible to answer without seeing your CV. To get the highest paid job you need to have good English, preferably better than the minimum of IELTS 6.0 in all categories, and have a CV that sets out your skills and achievements. Project Australia has been produced to provide guidance for you on how to do this.

  6. Amandeep said on November 4, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Hi

    I am Btech graduate in Computer Science & Engineering.I have 2 years
    of work experience and currently doing a job as a software engineer
    I am working as a PPM consultant.I want to apply for PR visa in Australia
    after appearing for IELTS. Is it possible to get PR on basis of work
    experience.
    Waiting for advise from a reliable source

    Thanks

  7. ianlittle said on November 5, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Amandeep

    First thing you have to work out is what classification you want to apply as, an engineer or a computing professional. Computing professionals are treated differently to engineers. There is a 5 year experience requirement for computing professionals. There is no work experience required generally for engineers. So you do not meet the requirements for an computing professional.

    You can verify this from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website. For this information and advice go to:

    http://www.immi.gov.au

    As a software engineer you will most likely be considered a computing professional, in the not included elsewhere (nec) category rather than an engineer. Software engineers are not listed on Australia’s Skilled Occupation List (SOL)
    Have a look through all the categories on the SOL list and select one that you qualify for (you may be able to choose ome that best meets your needs for immigration purposes). Once you have selected an occupational category, go to the ‘How to have your skills recognised in Australia’ and see the requirements under skill level.

    I suggest you go to the Australian Computer Society (ACS) website:
    http://www.acs.org.au/

    The Australian Computer Society assess computing professionals. Have a look at a diagram at the back of their migration assessment handbook. This illustrates the overlap of engineering and computing professions.

  8. jaspreet singh said on December 3, 2008 at 12:44 am

    i did B.tech in mechanical engineer and also did diploma in mechanical engineer after matriculation , now i applyed for student visa australia , my application submitted to AHC on 18 sep 2008 and medical issue on 6 oct 2008 then medical finalised 10 nov 2008 , now i m waiting visa , my consultant ask me , my file send to AHC , so i ready to attend for telephonic interview, but till date i did not receive any call by the AHC , pls tell me , how many time will take by the AHC for issue my student visa , and what type of questions will ask me by the AHC

  9. ianlittle said on December 4, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    As this is a migration matter I cannot comment. You have provided insufficient detail for anyone to comment properly . It would not surprise me if it took 8-12 weeks to reply as this is a peak time of year for applications. I would think they will want to ask general questions to validate what is in your application and to see what you English is like.

  10. M. Olvera said on January 29, 2009 at 6:48 am

    Hello.

    I have not completed my degree in Computer Science, but I have several industry certifications and 10 years of experience (let me know if I can send my resume to porvide better details.) How valuable is experience and formal training at the time of being evaluated for a visa?

    Thank you

  11. ianlittle said on January 29, 2009 at 9:37 am

    M O – Please do not send your resume. My aim is to give you enough resources so you can make your own decisions. That is what Project Australia is all about – providing a resource to teach you skills to survive in Australia.

    You need to look at the requirements for computer professionals. Go to the Australian Computer Society (ACS) website. The ACS recognises the IT profession has a mixture of ways of learning. They have a process which assesses RPL (recognition of prior learning). This is the various in house and software provider courses in addition to formal university and diploma courses.

    http://www.acs.org.au/

  12. Dip said on January 30, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    I am diploma in Electronics & communication with more than 7 yrs of experiance.I wanted to know if I can get direct admission in to masters in australia or exemption such that I can complete UG/bachelor’ degree within 2yrs.please guide.

  13. ianlittle said on January 31, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Dip – Too hard for me to answer as it depends on the university or college, the course, how well you did and the nature of your work experience. Then there are the particular Australian courses available.

    It is important that you plan what you do and are clear about your objectives for doing further study. It costs a lot of money. If your objective is to obtain permanent residency in Australia, you need to do a course of study that will help you get the visa you want and also leads you the sort of job you want. Higher education may not necessarily provide the best path.

    If the course you do does not lead to the occupation you are seeking to migrate as, the higher degree may count against you! – Sad, but true.

    You will need to approach universities individually. Sorry, there is no easy way. Here are some websites that provide useful information and help find a university with a cousre in your specialist field.

    Department of Immigration and Citizenship – Information for students
    http://www.immi.gov.au/students/

    Study in Australia
    http://www.australia.gov.au/International_Students

    The Good Universities Guide
    http://www.gooduniguide.com.au/

    The Australian Education Network University and College Guide
    http://www.australian-universities.com/

  14. Joel Kionisala said on February 1, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Hi,

    I am very keen on working and living in Australia together with my family. I would love if you can give me some needful advise on what nominated occupation I could use for the purpose of engineering assessment and how to successfuly land a job . I have a Bachelor of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering degree and an engineering license acquired from the Philippines. I have recently taken the IELTS exam and had scored a 7.5 overall band score ( S-7.5,W-7,R-7, L-7.5) . Also, I have more than 8 years of experience in Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineering for Oil and Gas industries. Now my dilemma is what nominated occupation to choose ( Electronics Engineer or Plant Engineer ) because they directly intelinked with each other. Moreover, I would to ask if there would be enough market in Australia with regards to my profession.

  15. ianlittle said on February 2, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Joel – there is so much advice I can give you- I put it all into a book. Buy Project Australia. It will be the best money you will ever spend. Take control of your life by getting the information yourself rather than relying on everyone else to tell you what to do. Project Australia tells you how to get information from the source.

    The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship web site has a Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI) page. This page tells you the eligibility requirements for each occupation.

    Website – http://www.immi.gov.au/asri/

    To obtain further definition of an occupation go to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website. This site has expanded definition which includes typical tasks for each occupation. It also references related occupations.

    http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/5C244FD9D252CFC8CA25697E00184D35?opendocument

    Compare the tasks of the two occupation and work out how well you can write career episode reports for the two occupations.

    Choose the occupation which you are best able to demonstrate you have the skills and abilities for as a professional engineer. I would be surprised if it was as a plant engineer because that is seen as an offshoot of production engineering.

    Instrument engineers in the oil and gas area are never out of work. Having good English is a big help.

  16. sultan singh said on February 5, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    hi,
    i am a diploma holder passed out in 2002 & i have seven year exp. in digital electronic security system.now i am in australia on visa sub class 456 valid for three months.today i got a job letter from my employer.so,please suggest me for work permit which type of visa i can apply.

    regds
    sultan

  17. ianlittle said on February 5, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Sultan – you must talk to a registered migration agent on visa matters.

    You can go to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website and do some research for yourself. Their web site has a Visa Wizard. This asks you about a dozen questions, then provides details of visas you are eligible for, and the details of these visas. Note that this is only a guide as there are things like health and police checks which are taken into account when you apply for a visa.

    Go to the Visa Wizard link – http://www.immi.gov.au/visawizard/

  18. Gurminder said on February 19, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Hi
    I currently work in the UK in the motor trade – accident repair centre as an M.E.T technician – also known as a Fitter (in the UK). When I look for my occupation on the SOL/MODL, it falls within 3 categories – Fitter, Vehicle Trimmer and Panel Beater. I am not sure now what I should apply for! The closest description is Panel Beater however not all of it matches my job. I am very stuck now and will appreciate your help. I have over 17 years experience and I believe the skills are required however I think in Aus they have probably got one role that covers a wide range (eg panel beater) however here in UK they are split up.

    Also I have lots of experience but no formal trade qualifications, does that mean I can still apply?

    Thanks – you are God sent!!

  19. ianlittle said on February 19, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Guriminder – I don’t know too much about the trades area. Here is the site for trades assessment.

    http://www.workplace.gov.au/workplace/Programmes/TRA

    I think that having no formal qualification is a show stopper. I suggest you contact Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) by email or phone before you pay for a formal assessment

    You may be able to demonstrate competency through experience. http://www.aqf.edu.au/

    To obtain further definition of an occupation go to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website. This site has expanded definition which includes typical tasks for each occupation. It also references related occupations.

    http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/5C244FD9D252CFC8CA25697E00184D35?opendocument

    I think the scope of work depends on the size of the workshop. In small workshops the work encompasses all areas. In large workshops the work roles are more specialised. As panel beating fits closest, that is the occupation to go for.

  20. bhavisha said on March 6, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    hi,

    i have finished my two years master degree in SAP along with information technology. I would like to ask about is this course come under MODL list or not? and if yes, what is other requirements for permanent residency?

    Would you please respond me as soon as possible.

    Regards,
    Bhavisha

  21. ianlittle said on March 7, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Bhavisha – The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship web site has a Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI) page. This page tells you the eligibility requirements for each occupation.

    Website – http://www.immi.gov.au/asri/

    You come under the ASCO classification 2231-79 Computer professional (nec). nec = not elsewhere classified. If you go to the occupations in demand list (MODL) you will see SAP programmers listed.

    If you go to the critical skills list (CSL) you will see that all computing profession occupation listed on the MODL are on the CSL.

    Go to the Australia Computer Society site to see the assessment criteria in the ACS Guidelines..
    http://www.acs.org.au/

    ACS can only determine MODL occupations from professional ICT experience. So they will not consider you for SAP, based on your study.

    To be assessed against MODL, applicants are expected to satisfy the basic skills assessment requirement. Refer to the current ACS guidelines and the General Skilled Migration booklet for complete information

    You need to have you qualifications assessed by ACS and have 4 years relevant experience.

  22. Raj said on March 9, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Hi,

    I am currently studying Master of Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering in Deakin University and my study will complete in next July, meanwhile I am also working (part time) with one of construction company as a Quantity Surveyor(Estimator) since last 16 months , which is in MODL ,SOL & ENSOL lists so can I get my experience at the time of applying my TR/PR. I am asking this question because I am studying Engineering but as a engineer I can do this work as well as a analytical work.

  23. ianlittle said on March 10, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Raj – You have not said what your undergraduate degree is. Whatever occupation you apply for, PR as you are assessed on the basis of your undergraduate degree. The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) is the regulatory body responsible for qualifications assessment for the purpose of migration for quantity surveyors.
    You need to talk to a migration agent and work out what occupation you really can be. I doubt if your present work helps you towards accreditation in any way.

  24. noufal said on March 13, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    how much ielts score need for diploma cource in australia?

  25. ianlittle said on March 13, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Noufal – Some courses only require an IELTS of 5. I think at that level the people struggle, and really have difficulty getting a job afterwards. You hsould be aiming for an IELTS of over 6.
    I don’t know what course you have in mind. You need to look at the requirements for the particular course and university or college.

  26. Kiran Deshmukh said on March 15, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    I am as skilled vehicle painter,my skills assessment done by tra.I applied for visa on Aug 27th 2008.I come to know about those occupation in the MODL these are not being processed due to economic meltdown.Are there chances to get delay for my PR visa.

  27. ianlittle said on March 15, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Kiran – The priority will be for occupations on the critical skills list (CSL), the occupations on the MODL, and occupations on other state lists. These lists can at change at any time which could change your situation.
    Talk to a migration agent.

  28. Naseer said on March 15, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Hi!
    I have a 4 yrs BS Degree in Computer Science and have more than 3 but less than 4 years of working experience. I know the requirement for ACS is 4 years of experience. Is it possible for me to have my skills assessed from Engineer Australia/anywhere else where the experience requirement is less than 4 years?

  29. ianlittle said on March 15, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Naseer – No. Whatever occupation you choose to nominate for migration purposes you must be able to demonstrate you have the academic qualifications for that occupation. Where work experience is required, it must be relevant to the occupation.

  30. Anshu said on March 18, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    hi
    i have a 4 year btech degree in instrumentation and control engineering and have more then 2.5yr of working experience.Now my dilemma is what nominated occupation to choose ( Electronics Engineer or electrical). actually instrumenation and control is the part of electronics and all subject are same as that of elctronics.so plz help me to sort out the occupation….thanks in advance….plz reply soon

  31. ianlittle said on March 18, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Anshu – You must assess which occupation, electronic or electrical, you are best able to demonstrate competency in. To obtain further definition of an occupation go to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website. This site has expanded definition which includes typical tasks for each occupation. It also references related occupations.

    http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/5C244FD9D252CFC8CA25697E00184D35?opendocument

    I would expect you will be able to write better career episodes (CERs) around the occupation you are qualified in and have 2+ years of experience.

  32. Amrit said on March 18, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Can we lodge the CDR through internet for engineers australia??

  33. ianlittle said on March 18, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Anrit – Go to the Engineers Australia website and obtain the Engineers Australia Migration Booklet. You will find the answer in there. You need to know this booklet inside out.

    http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au

  34. b. murphy said on March 19, 2009 at 7:29 am

    overstayed my visa by 3and a half yrs.have a company willing to sponsor me as an electrican. am out the country at the moment what should i do

  35. ianlittle said on March 19, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Brendan – talk to a migration agent

  36. Ganesh said on March 23, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I completed Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering. I’ve 7yrs of experience in the Instrumentation field. I scored 6.5 in IELTS (Listening 6.5, Reading 7, Writing 6, Speaking 6.5). Now I’m in the process of preparing the CDR. Please clarify my following doubts in that,
    1) I’ve always worked as a team member and have never led a team. Will my application be selected.
    2) I’ve neither solved any problem on my own nor have given any individual contribution. Every solution is given only as a team. Please let me know how I can write about individual contributions and problems solved in CDR.
    3) Also please let me know which sub-group should I choose – Professional Engineer or Engineering Technologist.

  37. ianlittle said on March 23, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Ganesh – You do not have to have been a team leader. In yoiur CDR you have to write about your personal actions within the team. A problem may be solved as a team effort, but each member of the team will have played a particular role. The challenge in writing the career episode reports is to write about your actions, not what the team has done. This includes your part in the decision making and management and the technical engineering functions.
    You must look at the competency descriptions in the Engineers Australia Migration Skills Handbook. Look at the action words. Professional engineers analyse and develop new ideas – technologists follows guidelines provided by others.
    If you apply as a technologist you will only be assessed as a technologist. If you apply as a professional engineer you may be assessed as an engineer or a technologist.

  38. John said on March 26, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Hi,
    I have done Btech National Diploma in Electrical Engg. and several other Electrical, Electronics/Computing and Testing Certifications from City and Guilds, London, UK. Have worked for about 5 years in Installations contracting and testing field. Is it possible to apply for direct PR for Australia considering the above qualifications and work experience?

    I am also interested in doing Aircraft Maintenance Technician (Avionics) course from TAFE. Will this also lead to obtaining Australian PR?
    Plz advise me the right path to obtain PR.

  39. Sachin said on March 31, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Hello ianlittle

    Sachin Here,
    Found your website with splendid helpful information which surely has to be considered when someone like me want’s to have knowledge about migrating to Australia.

    ianlittle, I have done Computer Engineering+Graduated in Arts. Also possess MCP, and am pursuing CCNA, Presently am working for Dell with a firm in India. I have also achieved the DSCE certification, Job profile to troubleshoot Dell Products, Dell Technical. I have on my belt 5yrs experience relevant to IT Field.
    I want to know about the future my Job, for I am looking forward to get settled in Australia.

    Let me some brief on this, Hope to get a reply soon

    Thanks & Regards

  40. ianlittle said on March 31, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Sachin – You need to have you qualifications assessed by ACS and have 4 years relevant experience provided they accept your computing qualifications.
    Go to the Australia Computer Society site to see the assessment criteria in the ACS Guidelines. http://www.acs.org.au/
    ACS can only determine MODL occupations from professional ICT experience. So you need to see the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship web site. It has a Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI) page. This page tells you the eligibility requirements for each occupation. http://www.immi.gov.au/asri/
    If you come under the ASCO classification 2231-79 Computer professional (nec). nec = not elsewhere classified you will need to go to the occupations in demand list (MODL) to see if your occupation is listed.
    http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/skilled-occupations/occupations-in-demand.htm
    If your occupation is not listed in the MODL, you will have to wait until things change.
    Talk with a migration agent.

  41. Chet said on April 4, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Dear Sir/ Madam
    Good Afternoon

    I am a student of Diploma of Community Welfare.I want to get PR .Can i sucess? How many point in which way can i get? I hope ,i will get all information

    thanks

  42. ianlittle said on April 4, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Chet – I doubt it. Read the following and make your own assessment. Is there any occupation you think you can be successfully assessed as being competent on the MODL.
    You need to read Booklet 6: General Skilled Migration, which is available online from the booklets section of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website.
    http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/booklets/booklets.htm
    The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship web site has the Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI) page. This page tells you the eligibility requirements for each occupation category.
    Go to the ASRI website – http://www.immi.gov.au/asri/

  43. john said on April 22, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Hi

    My wife is a dentist with 11 years of experience. She graduated from London. She is currently doing her Master at Australia,, 1st year. Can she apply for PR while still studying? Can she apply as a skilled migrant? What is the quickest option for applying for PR, instead of finishing the 2yrs Master course? My wife is 38 years old.

    I graduated from Uk with B.Eng (1997) and Msc (2003) in Telecommunication. Worked as an Lecturer for over 11 years and am now doing my PhD in Australia, 1st year. Will I be able to apply for PR with my qualification and work experience? what are my options? I am 39 years old.

    Thank you very much

  44. ianlittle said on April 23, 2009 at 11:51 am

    John – Skilled migration is based on existing skills and qualifications, not on courses uncompleted. An application as an engineer will be based on your undergraduate qualification.
    Go to the Department of Immigrationa and Citizenship website and then talk to a migration agent. Legally we cannot advise on migration matters.
    Your need to work out the best mix of occupation, qualifications assessment and visa to meet your needs. See our FAQ page.
    Get your skates on you need to apply before you turn 40

  45. Rino Francis said on May 13, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    Respected Sir,
    I completed my B.E in Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering from Anna University,Chennai in April 2007. Currently i have 2 year experience as an Instrumentation Engineer in offshore & onshore field(oil&gas). can i apply for a PR ? if yes which MODL i have to choose? ‘cz one consultancy from India told me that they didn’t found a correct modl for me, tat’s y i could achieve only 105 point. if i get a correct MODL may be i can go for a PR visa directly. pls give me a correct sln for this.

  46. ianlittle said on May 13, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Rino – the logical occupation for you is electronics engineer. Go to our FAQ and read all the ASCO definition.from the links provided

  47. harpreet said on May 15, 2009 at 11:08 am

    respected sir
    i am currently doing diploma in community welfare and i need to know that how many points this course have in the modl list and what are the other requirements for the point test for getting pr in australia

  48. ianlittle said on May 15, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Harpreet – You need to read Booklet 6: General Skilled Migration, which is available online from the booklets section of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website.

    http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/booklets/booklets.htm

    The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship web site has the Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI) page. This page tells you the eligibility requirements for each occupation category.

    Go to the ASRI website – http://www.immi.gov.au/asri/

    The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) website provides more detailed descriptions of typical tasks for your chosen occupation.

    http://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/0/5C244FD9D252CFC8CA25697E00184D35?opendocument

    The Migration Skills Assessment Handbook provides specific details on assessment requirements.
    You need to look at the MODL, SOL and critical liusts (CSL).
    Changes are being made to eligibility requirements on a regular basis in the current economic climate so you nee to keep refering to this as things are likely to change as Australia is reducing its migrant intake..

  49. Mike said on May 22, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    hi,
    i have done my bachelors in instrumetation and control with 2 yrs of full time experience. Now i am pursuing my masters course in sydney. If i apply for offshore visa can i get PR now? As i saw in MODL list electronics engineer is listed but not instrumentation. Can i apply for PR if i get my skilled assessed from engineers australia.
    looking forward to a prompt reply

  50. ianlittle said on May 22, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Mike – I cannot advise on the likelihood of obtaining a visa. Your skills assessment will be based on your undergraduate degree, not on your Nasters degree obtained in Australia. Electronics engineer is most likely the best occupation to choose as alternatives such as nechatrinics are not on the skilled occupation list. Seek advice from a registered migration agent.

  51. venu said on May 27, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    hi ,
    am venu completed my bachelors in engineering majoring electronics and communications ..i have applied for masters in telecommuncation engineering and engineering management got my visa too. i would like to know whether the fields choosen by me r with MODL list ? as i got electronic engineering in MODL but no telecomm .!! plz suggest me so that i could move accordingly …i herad that it is flexible to get PR is it is with the MODL ?

  52. ianlittle said on May 27, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Venu – Go to our FAQ page and look up the links given there to find the answer. the ASCO occupation definitions are broad.Just as your degree is electronics and telecommunications, the ASCO co for electronics engineer includes telecoms.

  53. Eldo said on June 12, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Ianlittle,

    I am completing B.Engineering (Eletrical) in 2 weeks time. Currently I am working as a Design Engineer in australian company for 16 months. As I read throught the website, I am not able to claim australian work experience because it has to at skilled level (post-grad experience only counted). However, can I claim MODL as I have more than 1 year working experience and job offer as Electrical Engineer even though my work experience is not at skilled level. Thanks

  54. ianlittle said on June 12, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Eldo – You need to clarify your visa eligibility with a migration agent about the rules for sponsored immigration. If you have a recognised qualification, such as an Australian undergraduate degree, work experience is irrelevant for qualifications recognition. Your qualifcation is recognised. The occupation of electrical engineer is on the MODL and CSL.

  55. JP said on June 19, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Hi
    I studies Bachelor of Medical Research in UWS.
    Can I apply for Permanent Residency (PR) for Australia with my Educational qualifications. and If yes HOW and what i need to do.

  56. ianlittle said on June 19, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    JP – Go to our FAQ page and follow all the information provided in the references. Get Booklet 6.

  57. jadav ravi said on June 28, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Dear Sir,

    .I have done my 3 years diploma in mechanical from my home country INDIA, and i have 1.5 years experience as a engineer in steel company as a maintenance cum [production engineer, I would like to know that can go for P.R. in Australia, is i am eligible to get P.R or work permit.
    Also if i am not eligible then what are the scope of mechanical engineering for a foreign student after studies as i am doing my Bachelor’s from UTS (Sydney). Thanks in advance

  58. ianlittle said on June 29, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Jadav – With a 3 year course you will only be able to apply as an engineering technologist, not a professional engineer. You will need to do a CDR. When you complete an Australian degree you will not need to do a CDR. Times are tough for graduates at the moment but should improve next year. Go to the Engineers Education Australia website and look at details of the professional year. The professional year is probably your best path at the moment.

  59. Ghan Shyam said on July 13, 2009 at 12:08 am

    .I have done my 4 years bachelor degree in agriculture from my home country Nepal, and i have 6 years experience as an agricultural technician in vdifferent organizations. I would like to know that can go for P.R. in Australia, is i am eligible to get P.R or work permit.
    Also if i am not eligible then what are the scope of agricultural technicianfor a foreign student after studies .But now, i am studing(continue) diploma of community welfare at Carrick Institute of EducationIn Melbourne. Thanks in advance

  60. ianlittle said on July 13, 2009 at 10:10 am

    Ghan – Go to Migrating to Australia – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Ask the Carrick Instiitute staff. They should know where you can get a job in Australia when you complete one of their courses. You need to talk to a registered migration agent about visa options. Do your own research first by following the links from the articles on that site.

  61. ravvy said on July 14, 2009 at 2:20 am

    Hello,

    I am having 03 year full time diploma in mechanical Enginnering from Government polytechnic, Nagpur India and 03 years professional degree from Institution of Mechanical Engineers( India)in mechanical Engineering also known as Chartered Engineer or Associate Membership Examination of the Institute.
    After this I have done Post Graduate diploma in Business Administration for Symbiosis Distance Learning Centre, Pune, India.

    Apart from this I am 30yrs old and having 10+ yrs experience in Automobile industry.

    Kindly confirm whether my dgree is recognised by Engineer Australia.so that I can start immigration process.

    Rgds,
    ravvy

  62. ianlittle said on July 14, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Ravvy – No You will need to do a CDR. India is nor a signatory to the Washington Accord and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers India does not share mutual recognition with Engineers Australia.

  63. Jaspreet Singh said on July 14, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    I have done BCom (pass) after that having 7 years experience in IT industry at present I’m working as specialist Unix (solaris) having 12 months exposure/work experience in solaris. How to start to lodge my case ? And what is the Least Band is required in IELTS for computer professionals.

    thanks in advance
    J.S.A

  64. ianlittle said on July 14, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Jaspreet – Go to the Australia Computer Society site to see the criteria in the ACS Guidelines ‘Skills Assessment (For Migration Purposes Only) – Information Technology (Computing) Professional’ for qualification assessment. For a visa you will need at least 6 in all IELTS categories.
    Do the Engineers Migrate Australia Course, that gives you practically everything you need to know.

  65. Gopal said on July 18, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Hello….My occupation is Electronic equipment Tradesperson.I want to get AQF3 (trade assessment) pls advice which RTO or rganization can do it.

  66. ianlittle said on July 19, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Gopal – Go to the Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI) site and that will tell you the assessing authority.

  67. Ravi said on July 21, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Hi,

    I have done three years diploma in Elctronics engineering from Govenment Polytechnic , India. I am having 5 + years of working experience as a service engineer of electronic instruments like Weighing balances and X Ray fluoroscence equipments,.

    Pls. advice me on the basis of above qualification and work experience whether i am eligible to live and work in australia.

  68. ianlittle said on July 21, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Ravi – All I can tell you is that provided you can write a good CDR you should be able to have your qualifications accredited as an engineering technologist. Go to our FAQ page and make your own assessment by looking at all the reference material you can access from this page

  69. Tina Amiss said on August 10, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    My husband has been working as a fully qualified electrician now for 3 yrs , and has type 1 diabetes will this affect his ability to get a visa to work and live in Australia?

  70. ianlittle said on August 11, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Tina – As well as qualifications assessment there are police and health requirements. As this is a migration matter I cannot comment. See a migration agent. Meanwhile read this on health requirements.

  71. jassi said on August 27, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Hi,

    I have my 4 years bachelor degree in mechanical and after that 6 months full time diploma in advanced computing (software development) from C-DAC, india. I have more than 7 years of experience working as software engineer in C++. As per the skills I have checked in Critical skills list and C++ is there. But as per the qualifications are concerned am i eligible to apply as IT professional via ACS and expect positive assessment?

  72. ianlittle said on August 28, 2009 at 3:09 am

    Jassi – I think so. Read the ACS guidelines. Get the link from our FAQ site.

  73. UMAIR said on August 28, 2009 at 8:34 am

    Hi Guys.
    I have completed 16 years of education with 4 years bechelors in Computers and IT. My Skills is in MODL and i m currently working as a software engineer in my home country(Pakistan).
    Please tell me which is the best options for me from the following:
    Either:
    1: Should go for 2 Years Masters in IT from australia which can lead to PR
    2: Work for some more years as a software engineer in my home country, get the ACS required experience and apply directly for PR from pakistan.

    Please give me your comments.

    Thanks..

  74. ianlittle said on August 28, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Umair – Doing a two year course costs you a lot of money and certainly does not guarantee permanent residency. This is a no brainer. Firstly buy Project Australia, this gives you a wide range of tips which is good for any technical migrant. It is too good to leave to the engineers. then while you are working and saving in Pakistan, plan your migration and get your qualifications assessed.

  75. ahmed SL said on August 31, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    I am currently working as a network administrator for the past 5 years and hold a CCNA certificate, could you please let me know whether this is enough for migration purposes.

    Your reply is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks & Regards,

    Ifthikar.

  76. ianlittle said on August 31, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Ahmed – You need to meet two criteria for starters: your speciality needs to be on the Critical Skills List (CSL), and you need to be accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS). On top of that you need to pass the general immigration criteria for health, criminal record and all that sort of thing. You need to work this out for yourself by following the links from our website.

  77. Khurram said on September 5, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Tow question please

    Q-1)please tell me that can i be in modl list if i am

    -Master In computer science from Pakistan , Karachi,recently completed in 2008.

    -4 years (2002-06)experience as a programmer using oracle
    developer 2000,database oracle within a multinational shipping company .

    -1 year (2006-07)as s software developer using oracle developer 2000,database oracle within a local software company.

    -since last two years (2007-continue) oracle DBA one year within pharmacy company and next one year is in within hospital.

    I have good strength at both end software engineer (oracle developer) as well oracle database administrator.can i be eligible for Australian immigration ?

    Q-2) moreover i read MODL where it specify

    Computing Professional [specializing in Oracle] 2231-79

    I am confused what does mean by specializing in Oracle?

    specializing in Oracle may be a oracle database administrator or an oracle developer?what does mean by specializing in oracle?

    Q-3) i read the documents (ICT) classifications which are assessed by the Australian Computer Society Inc (ACS) in the following occupations:

    1 .3. Systems Manager ASCO 2231-11

    1.3.1.Controls the operating effectiveness of information technology systems and arranges systems maintenance and enhancements to meet user requirements.

    1.3.2.Specialisations:
    Database Administrator
    LAN/WAN Administrator
    Network Administrator
    Systems Administrator
    W eb Administrator

    Here database administrator lies ,does it mean it will not be in modl?

  78. ianlittle said on September 6, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Khurram – The confusing part is that you are able to select the occupation, as defined by the ASCO codes, when electing an occupation for migration. When selecting an occupation it should align with your training and work experience, relevant work experience to your chosen occupation. Qualification assessment and immigration are separate steps. Not all computing professionals occupations are on the MODL. Specializing in Oracle means that the computing job you do, be it a database developer, systems developer, project manager or any other computing type task, is primarily working with systems utilising Oracle software. A database administrator is an example of a systems manager. As systems manager, ASCO 2231-11 is not in MODL then Oracle database administrators are not in MODL. This reflects a demand for hands on rather than management skills. At this time you need to be looking at the Critical Skills List. occupations on the CSL have priority over occupations not on the MODL.

  79. Khurram said on September 7, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    thanks for yours prompt response,

    but database administrator could be for any database like , database administrator for Microsoft sql server database, database administrator for sybase database etc etc.

    within MODL they mentioned specializing in oracle and as you said also specializing in oracle means could be database developer,systems developer, project manage or any other computing task,is primarily working with system utilising oracle software.

    being a oracle dba i also utilise purely oracle software for database maintenance activity like.

    -RAC (real application clustered) its purely an oracle tool for implementation of clustered database.
    -data guard (standby database) its purely an oracle technology and we as an oracle dba implement this using oracle own tool i.e sql plus.
    -online backup and recovery we being a dba do it by using oracle own tool RMAN.
    -performance and tuning we do it using oracle tool sql trace,tkprof analyzer,AWR,ADDM etc
    -database and apps cloning is also an oracle technology and it is also implemented by oracle own tool.
    -database creation,updation, migration is also done by oracle tool named dbca.

    i have seen one of the case which is similar to me that one of guy has experience for 4 years as a oracle software developer but laters he switched to oracle dba and he has current experience for 2 years as an oracle dba and he has been accessed successfully for the modl as 2231-79 (nec), i read the letter by myself from Australian immigration authority.he has been accessed as a database administrator successfully for modl.

    can you please shed some light on it

  80. ianlittle said on September 7, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Khurram – All you have to do is put together from your training and your work experience a consistent story that shows you have Oracle training and work expperience. It seems you are very well qualified but are looking at reasons why you may not be. Sit down and write down all the points you would use in a qualifications assessment and a visa application. This will help clear your mind. If that doesn’t work improve your English as you appear to be struggling to see what is obvious. Stop pannicking and think clearly about your situation.

  81. Khurram said on September 7, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    ian

    thanks for tolerating me , i have humble request to you ,please feel my pain my confusion is that can i claim for modl?

  82. ianlittle said on September 8, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Khurram – I will not tell you yet because you need to do some work for yourself. To survive in Australia you need to be able to work things out for yourself. Go to our FAQ page, go to all the relevant web sites and read all. Have you bought your copy of Project Australia yet ?

  83. Aamir said on September 20, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    This is for Khurram confusion …
    I am also an ACS Qualified candidate as Oracle Developer. Dont get confused/irritate by just a simple thing. The Modl -Computing Professional [specializing in Oracle] 2231-79 . Forget about the difference in DBA and Developer part your MUST BE ORACLE PROFESSIONAL, it could be Oracle DBA or Oracle Developer or even both.

    I have sample letters from my immigration consultant showing candidates have experience in both DBA and Developer in Oracle Plate form and they all were ACS Approved

    So if your Oracle Professional then be Cool man just prepare for the documents for ACS and Sit back and relax and wait for the positive result

  84. Avi said on September 29, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Hi
    I am in my final semester at RMIT university , Melbourne , studying bachelors of network Engineering. Also I will most probably pass with 2nd honors ,
    I have already appeared for IELTS and got 8 bands in all the sections.
    But i could not find much information about Network Engineering on MODL list as well as SOL (Which is strange as goverment is rolling out NBN) , although it has got accreditation from Engineers Australia.
    Now which category do I fall under if I want to apply for GSM ?
    Also is there anyway that I could file under CSL list?

    Awaiting Reply
    Regards
    Avi

  85. ianlittle said on September 29, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Avi – You would come under electronics engineer which is on the CSL. Find yourself an employer who will give you a job and sponsor you and you will on top of the pile.

  86. john lovee said on October 9, 2009 at 12:12 am

    hi ian,
    iam john here from singapore. First of all you are doing a wonderful job by helping many with their queries, hats off. i have done a diploma in electronic engineering from temasek polytechnic, singapore (3 yr course)
    i have 5 yrs of experience in equipment mainteance field related to hightech electronic manufacturing as well. currently works as an associate engineer too. do u think i will be qualified to apply for aus pr off shore? as i know associate professinonals only carry 40 points in the modl list? can i apply under any trade.? iam confused? pls help
    thanks and regards
    john, singapore

  87. ianlittle said on October 9, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    John – You need to talk to a migration agent. I cannot (by law) give migration advice. You certainly would be able to obtain qualification accreditation as an associate provided your work experience will enabl;e you to write a CDR to demonstrate the competencies. Got to our FAQ page to get the links to all the site to get all the information you need. I doubt that you can pass a trade test. From the Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI) site (links from our FAQ page ) look up the trades assessment requirements.

  88. nomi said on October 18, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Hi,
    I am interested in doing certificate iii which leads to lectronic equipment tradesperson.
    Can you guide me through the course which leads t this occupation.
    Thnaks!

  89. ianlittle said on October 19, 2009 at 1:54 am

    Nomi – you need to search through the Australian TAFE courses.

  90. Asela said on October 22, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Hi,
    I have been studying Information/Communication Engineering and working in Telecommunication field as an Engineer. I couldn’t find the specific major except Engineer-Electronics on the SOL. I don’t know to which authority to apply whether Engineers Australia or ACS. I really appreciate for any advice on this matter. Thank you so much.

  91. ianlittle said on October 22, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Asela – You will fit into the electronic engineer classificaation which includes telecommunications. Apply to Engineers Australia.

  92. Anuj Tyagi said on October 26, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Dear Sir,

    I have the following Qualifications & Experience :

    1)Degree in Mechanical Engineering [Associate Membership Examination, A.M.I.Mech.E(I)],60% ,2004,Institution of Mechanical Engineers(India),www.imeindia.info

    2)Diploma in Mechanical Engineering [Technician Engineers Examination, T.Eng.],45% ,1996,Institution of Mechanical Engineers(India),www.imeindia.info

    3)Industrial Experience : 10.00 Years as on date in total in Global Sourcing /Procurement /Supply Chain/Vendor Development Domain in Engineering and Auto Ancillaries.

    The above Technical Qualifications are recognized by the Ministry of Human Resources Development,Govt. of India (as per Notification of 2006 avl. on Institution’s website : http://www.imeindia.info for the purpose of recruitment /appointment /promotion to Superior posts & services under Govt. of India.

    Kindly confirm whether I can get the Chartered Engineer Status with the IE (Aus.)

    Thanks & Regards,

    Anuj Tyagi

  93. ianlittle said on October 26, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Anuj – As there is no mutual recognition you between Indian and Australian engineering bodies there is not shut cut to chartered status with Engineers Australia. With you experienc eyou should have no trouble meeting the CPEng requirements.

  94. Archana said on November 6, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Respected All,

    Right now I am persuing Masters of Teaching(Advanced) which is about to finish by june 2010.I want to know whether the same course comes under MODL/SOL ?
    Thanks,
    Archana

  95. ianlittle said on November 7, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Archana – MODL and SOL do not recognise courses. The lists are based on occupations. The ASCO system defines occupations. You need to look at the course you have done and determine which occupation you fit under. Then look at the qualification assessment requirements provided on the Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI) website for that occupation. Follow the links to all this from our FAQ page.

  96. bikesh said on November 17, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Hello,
    I’m a civil engineer from Nepal. I completed my undergraduate degree 14 months ago and I’m employed in different firms over this period.
    I scored 7.5 in Ielts (not less than 7 in each band)…
    My concern is that to get a positive result in CDR test, do u need to show that u are employed in a single firm for a specified period of time or it can be like, 4 months in one, 8 months in the other and another 2-3 months as a freelancer ( though not employed to a particular firm, I was involved in monitoring , supervision and design works on a contract basis)…….
    My other query is that I want to apply for the PR myself without relying on any private firms/consultancies which take a huge fee for the processing..They say that approximate cost is 10000 Aus dollars for the completion of the total process..
    If I have to apply on my own, how can I have my CDR validated and by whom?

    Thank you in advance for your advice

    Bikesh – With that work record will may struggle to get a job in Australia. Australian like to see people who stay around for a while.
    For writing CDRs Engineers Austraia will not worry how many different people you have worked for. they are interested in your engineering competence. An issue you may have is in getting your career episode reports validated. These must be validated by the employer or whoever has engaged you to do the work.

    I assume in your last question you really mean who can check your CDR. It is really important to try and get someone whose native language is English. This is probably more important than them being an engineer.

    The biggest risk in doing things yourself is the delays if you miss things out, especially validation of documents. It is essential that you get some one to do a complete independent check. You could try putting the whole thing together youself and just paying some one who has been through the process to do afinal check.

  97. JasK said on November 24, 2009 at 2:47 am

    Hi Ian
    I have got my skills assessment back as positive from the australian computer society and have applied for state sponsorship with WA. I am categorised as computing professional (nec) and as we all know right noe employer sponsored and critical list are the highest priority.
    More over, i have been on maternity leave and on part time volutary work so I think right now I may not satisfy the recent work experience requirement.

    I met a WA representative at a skills expo and she said I can gain some experience again and then reapply alittle later or i can try and find work in aus and get employer sponsorship.

    Can you please advise, other that finding an employer who will sponsor, what other requirements are needed for an employer sponsored visa? Is recent work experience one of them?
    Thanks

    JasK – Get hold of the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) Booklet 6 – Follow the links from our FAQ page. Sponsorship is like applying for a job from afar. It is very hard if you do not have current experience.

  98. Ruyeen said on December 23, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Hi,

    I’m City & Guilds Licentiateship(LCGI), Full Technological Diploma, Advanced Diploma & Diploma qualification holder in Telecommunications & Electronic Engineering & 6 years work experience in the relevant field. I want to know whether these qualifications will accept by TRA as a Electronic Trades person?

    If not please let me know what should do?

  99. ianlittle said on December 23, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Ruyeen – Go to our FAQ page and follow the links to the Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI). Select occupations you consider you may be eligible for and follow the links to the assessing body. It could be VETASSESS rather than TRA depending on which country you trained in. You may even qualify as an engineering associate whcich would be assessed by Engineers Australia..

  100. ali anwar said on January 18, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    hi,
    I did my bachelor’s in computer science of four years.I am a software quality assurance engineer (test engineer).Under which category i will come in.Will i come in IT Professionals or somehting else?Please advice

  101. ianlittle said on January 18, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Ali – You will come under the IT professional group of occupations. You will need to look at the various IT occupations and their definitions. Got to our FAQ page and follow the links to the Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI) page and the Australian Computer Society (ACS) sites.

  102. Shahzad B said on January 22, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Hi ,

    I hold 04 yrs Bachelor’s degree in Mining Engg from UET Lhr.
    My experience = 09 yrs in IT field (including network + linux)
    Since i have a non-IT degree so i guess i have to apply via RPL.
    I m trying to apply with my spouse but she won’t be able to do ielts , tell me if i can apply with my spouse without her giving Ielts or without paying 2nd installament? wht i think is that if i dunt want to claim her 05 points , i can apply with her without her ielts report but then i lose 05 points .am i right?

    More over 02 projects that i have to write , does it have to be based on Linux if i m claiming RPL catagory computing science (linux)? or can it be on network related other topics?

  103. ianlittle said on January 22, 2010 at 2:00 am

    Shahzad – If you want to be recognised as a Linux professional any other experience is not relevant, so write about your Linux experience. Your understanding of the immigration points seems correct. You need to talk with a registered migration agent. Read all the requirements from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) website. Follow the links from our FAQ blog to get all the information you need.

  104. priyanka said on March 6, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    hi let me know please me and my husband are applying for tra in next month . My husband has completed his study in Commercial cookery Please tell me we can get PR or not.also i have Degree in Bachelor of Computer Science.

  105. ianlittle said on March 6, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    Priyanka – In computer science you will need at least 4 years work experience. Chefs are unlikely to be wanted any more. Go to our FAQ blog page and follow the links for more information.

  106. Saman said on March 17, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Are City & Guilds (UK) qualifications in Telecommunications & Electronics Engineering recognized in Australia?

    I’m a City & Guild Full qualified person in Telecommunications & Electronics Engineering.and also have 8 years experiance in the telecom sector. So I like to apply for the assessment under General Communication Tradesperson. Are these qualifications will accept by TRA?

  107. ianlittle said on March 17, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Saman – It will not be recognised as a professional engineer. You can look under the Sydney Accord whether it is recognised as an engineering technologist. Otherwise it is TRA.

  108. ianlittle said on March 18, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Amusha – Go to the Washington Accord website. It should be listed there. From the same site you can also follow links to the Sydney Accord site.

  109. Anusha said on March 18, 2010 at 2:09 am

    Are City & Guilds (UK) Full qualifications in telecommunications & Electronics Engineering recognized in Australia?

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