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Old Jun 7th 2008, 5:50 pm
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Hi

I wonder if anyone can help or advise on the best way to get an employer sponsored visa to work in Australia.

I am a data/voice network engineer and would need to get employer sponsorship because my skills/certifications are not recognized by the ACS.

I have 8 years experience working in this field and have Cisco certifications gained throughout that time:

Cisco Certified Voice Professional
Cisco Certified Network Professional
Cisco Certified Academy Instructor
Cisco Certified Network Associate
Cisco Advanced Wireless LAN Field Specialist


Any advice would also be great. Cheers
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Old Jun 9th 2008, 10:49 pm
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That's kind of weird and most likely an oversight by the Australians, my certs are CompTIA and MS but I have seen CISSP on the sought after list so they must recruit for CCNAs.

Have you tried contacting an immigration consultant ?
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Old Jun 10th 2008, 10:22 am
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That's kind of weird and most likely an oversight by the Australians, my certs are CompTIA and MS but I have seen CISSP on the sought after list so they must recruit for CCNAs.

Have you tried contacting an immigration consultant ?


Thanks for your reply mate.

Unfortunately they can't help on this as Cisco certifications including the coveted CCIE are just not rated by the ACS!
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Old Jun 10th 2008, 5:58 pm
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That's weird, why is CISSP on their list then ?

It doesn't make any sense, I'm not really looking at Australia specifically myself, except as a kind of last resort.
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The ACS appear to be behind the times on a lot of technologies - their guidelines are currently 2 years old and a LOT happens in IT in that amount of time.

I am having to take old certifications before the ACS will recognise my skills; even though 2 newer types of certification are available. I have nearly 8 years experience across all software development including development, testing, business analysis and project management. It is quite frustrating that I have to take a step back in time but I consider it worth it in the end.

People air their opinion quite a lot about this type of problem - essentially ACS are seen as causing some harm to Australia's IT skills shortage as they do not keep their criteria up to date enough - meaning a lot of talent cannot get into the country to work.

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