Confused About my Points

Old Apr 23rd 2014, 12:24 pm
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Hi
I have bachelor of computer science degree with 8 plus year of work experience as "Developer Programmer", i am trying to calculate my points, please guide me.
I have highlighted the points i want to claim.

Age (Claimed)
• 30 points: 20-29 years
• 25 points: 30-39 years (Claimed)
• 20 points: 40-44 years
• 10 points: 45-49 years
• 5 points: 50-55 years.
Close family (Not Claimed)
10 points for close family in New Zealand.
Skilled employment(Not Claimed)
• 50 points: job offer
• 50 points: working in a skilled job in New Zealand for less than 12 months
• 60 points: working in a skilled job in New Zealand for more than 12 months.
Bonus points
• 10 points: work in an identified future growth area
• 10 points: work in an area of absolute skills shortage
• 10 points: work in a region outside Auckland
• 20 points if partner has a skilled job or job offer.
Work experience in skilled employment (Claimed)
• 10 points: 2 years
• 15 points: 4 years
• 20 points: 6 years
• 25 points: 8 years (Claimed)
• 30 points: 10 years.
Bonus points for work experience in New Zealand:
• Five points: one year
• 10 points: two years
• 15 points: three or more years.
And if the work experience is in an identified future growth area:
• 10 points: 2 to 5 years experience
• 15 points: 6 or more years experience.
And if the work experience in an area of absolute skills shortage:
• 10 points: 2 to 5 years
• 15 points: 6 or more years.

Qualifications
• 40 points: recognised level 4-6 qualification (e.g. trade qualification, diploma)
• 50 points: recognised level 7 or 8 qualification (e.g. bachelor degree, bachelor degree with honours) (Claimed)
• 60 points: recognised level 9 or 10 post-graduate qualification (masters degree, doctorate)
Bonus points for qualifications:
• 10 points: two years full-time study in New Zealand completing a recognised bachelor degree New Zealand qualification
• 10 points: One year of full-time study in New Zealand completing a recognised post-graduate New Zealand qualification
• 15 points: two years of full-time study in New Zealand completing a recognised post-graduate New Zealand qualification
• 10 points: qualification in an identified future growth area (Claimed)
• 10 points: qualification in an area of absolute skills shortage (Claimed)

• 10 points if your partner holds a level 4-6 qualification
• 20 points: if your partner holds a level 7+ qualification.


Now my question is can i claim points for work experience in "identified future growth " and "absolute skills shortage" want to claim 15 for each category.

Age = 25
Qualification(level 7) = 50
work Exp = 25
Qualification in future growth = 10
Qualification in Absolute Skills shortage = 10
Total = 120
Now Please tell can i claim for Work Exp points that is 30 points?

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Old Apr 24th 2014, 8:44 am
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Originally Posted by muzaffar_ali99 View Post
Hi
I have bachelor of computer science degree with 8 plus year of work experience as "Developer Programmer", i am trying to calculate my points, please guide me.
I have highlighted the points i want to claim.

Age (Claimed)
• 30 points: 20-29 years
• 25 points: 30-39 years (Claimed)
• 20 points: 40-44 years
• 10 points: 45-49 years
• 5 points: 50-55 years.
Close family (Not Claimed)
10 points for close family in New Zealand.
Skilled employment(Not Claimed)
• 50 points: job offer
• 50 points: working in a skilled job in New Zealand for less than 12 months
• 60 points: working in a skilled job in New Zealand for more than 12 months.
Bonus points
• 10 points: work in an identified future growth area
• 10 points: work in an area of absolute skills shortage
• 10 points: work in a region outside Auckland
• 20 points if partner has a skilled job or job offer.
Work experience in skilled employment (Claimed)
• 10 points: 2 years
• 15 points: 4 years
• 20 points: 6 years
• 25 points: 8 years (Claimed)
• 30 points: 10 years.
Bonus points for work experience in New Zealand:
• Five points: one year
• 10 points: two years
• 15 points: three or more years.
And if the work experience is in an identified future growth area:
• 10 points: 2 to 5 years experience
• 15 points: 6 or more years experience.
And if the work experience in an area of absolute skills shortage:
• 10 points: 2 to 5 years
• 15 points: 6 or more years.

Qualifications
• 40 points: recognised level 4-6 qualification (e.g. trade qualification, diploma)
• 50 points: recognised level 7 or 8 qualification (e.g. bachelor degree, bachelor degree with honours) (Claimed)
• 60 points: recognised level 9 or 10 post-graduate qualification (masters degree, doctorate)
Bonus points for qualifications:
• 10 points: two years full-time study in New Zealand completing a recognised bachelor degree New Zealand qualification
• 10 points: One year of full-time study in New Zealand completing a recognised post-graduate New Zealand qualification
• 15 points: two years of full-time study in New Zealand completing a recognised post-graduate New Zealand qualification
• 10 points: qualification in an identified future growth area (Claimed)
• 10 points: qualification in an area of absolute skills shortage (Claimed)

• 10 points if your partner holds a level 4-6 qualification
• 20 points: if your partner holds a level 7+ qualification.


Now my question is can i claim points for work experience in "identified future growth " and "absolute skills shortage" want to claim 15 for each category.

Age = 25
Qualification(level 7) = 50
work Exp = 25
Qualification in future growth = 10
Qualification in Absolute Skills shortage = 10
Total = 120
Now Please tell can i claim for Work Exp points that is 30 points?

Thanks
Muzaffar Ali
You cannot claim for experience or qualifications in an identified future growth area unless you have already got a job in NZ or an offer of a job in NZ related to an identified future growth area.

You can claim points for work experience/qualifications in an area of absolute skills shortage by claiming an occupation of the LTSSL but you must meet the requirements for that occupation exactly.
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Old Apr 24th 2014, 9:19 am
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thanks so much escapedtonz that clears my doubts and points for me.

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Old Apr 28th 2014, 6:15 pm
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I would also have a look at the History of Selection Points as a score of 125 without a job offer is not going to be selected from the pool. You would be wasting your money. If you have a look at the link above you can see what has been selected recently
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Old Apr 29th 2014, 5:43 am
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thanks Persephone for suggesting, yes i am also aware of that, so i am thinking to claim spouse points, that would take me to 145 i guess, but for that she would need ielts 6.5 right? and she would get 20 points as mentioned below?

Does your partner have a recognised qualification ? (level 3, 4, 5 or 6) 10 points
Did your partner begin study for their level 3, 4, 5 or 6 recognised qualification on or before 24 July 2011? 10 points

that can take me to 145 points. Right?


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Old Apr 29th 2014, 6:14 pm
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If you wish to claim points for your partner's qualifications then yes, she must have the same level of English as the principal candidate.

The qualification must be on the List of Recognised Quals or it will need assessing by NZQA, same as yours.

If she has a level 3-6 qualification then she can then claim 10 points. However unless this was gained in NZ then you cannot claim for the second 10 points. That appears to be for NZ qualifications only

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Old Apr 30th 2014, 6:16 am
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Thanks for reply, Oh sad that means i will be at 135 point
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