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Old Nov 8th 2017, 10:18 pm   #1
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Hi folks,

I am new to this forum already finding it very useful.

Basically I recently returned from a years working holiday in Australia with my girlfriend.

Now I am back home in Scotland and everything is back to normal so I am exploring my options to return.

I am a qualified electrician and I was working unlicensed in Oz .

My girlfriend is a qualified early years educator who was mostly working as a private nanny in Oz.

I have been looking at the skilled visa route in which I would have to go for the vetassess assessment.

Has anyone went down that route, whats involved , how long does the process take and does it sound achievable for us ?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated .

Cheers !!!

Scott
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Before you do anything Scott, have a conversation with a registered agent to make sure you are eligible. There are a few in Scotland - Visa Bureau and OE for starters. Both will give you a free assessment and let you know about the various stages of application and the costs involved. They will also be able to determine which of you is the better applicant and the other can go as the defacto dependent. Good luck.
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Hi folks,

I am new to this forum already finding it very useful.

Basically I recently returned from a years working holiday in Australia with my girlfriend.

Now I am back home in Scotland and everything is back to normal so I am exploring my options to return.

I am a qualified electrician and I was working unlicensed in Oz .

My girlfriend is a qualified early years educator who was mostly working as a private nanny in Oz.

I have been looking at the skilled visa route in which I would have to go for the vetassess assessment.

Has anyone went down that route, whats involved , how long does the process take and does it sound achievable for us ?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated .

Cheers !!!

Scott
Hey Scott,

As well as having an occupation on the skills list, you also need to ensure that you can pass the points test. When calculating your points, remember you can only count experience after you qualified. It is expected that you would have completed a 4 year apprenticeship, so if you have any doubts you can ask on here if needed. It is by far better to underestimate your points, than overestimate. In any application, if you overclaim points it will lead to a refusal and possible ban.

For the skills assessment, other than Vetassess, you can also use Future Skills and Vic Uni. The assessment has both a paper assessment (qualifications, references, resume, etc) and a practical one (including a theory test).

Check out your points first (Google will find it, or look on the DIBP website under a 189 visa) and see where you stand.
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