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I received my +ve ACS skill assessment (Post study skill assessment) based on Diploma of computer engg. (3 years) in India assessed as major in ICT, Bachelor of IT in India (3 years) assessed as major in ICT, and Australian master degree (computer networking 2 years) assessed as major in ICT with professional year on 20 July 2018 (ICT security specialist occupation) and lodged the eoi on the same day with 65 points. On 27 November 2018, I updated my eoi with the 1 year Australian work experience (27 Nov 2017 to 27 Nov 2018) which was closely related to my occupation (continuing employment in the same occupation till now) and my points updated from 65 to 70 points. I applied ACS Australian work experience assessment on 4 December 2018 and received positive outcome on 9 January 2019 (1 year experience assessed successfully as a ICT security specialist and considered it after July 2017 and from 11/2017 to 12/2018- 1year 0 months) and received invitation on 11 January 2019. I was not sure that I need to get my Australian experience assessed before updating points in eoi. I asked from 3 migration agents regarding this and they all told me that it is not mandatory to get your experience assessed by ACS, but it is positive, recommended and advisable if you get your experience assessed which also leave the positive impact on the case officer when your file will be opened. They also told me that it is up to the case officer and if the case officer is happy with your experience letter and other documents related to the experience, then case officer will not ask to get your experience assessed from ACS, but I already have the employment assessment which is good for me. If the case officer ask you to get it assessed for any reason, then case officer will give you the time to get it assessed and put your file on hold. They also told me that DHA asses points and experience according to their own set of rules. I received the invitation on 11-01-2019 and lodged my 189 visa on 27 February 2019.
Q1- Is this true or not? I updated my eoi with 1 year Australian work experience without getting my experience assessed from ACS. Will there be any problem? I have all the documents related to my employment like bank statements, pay slips, experience letter, group certificate, tax return, superannuation document, ACS employment skill assessment letter. Also, I am continuing the same employment at same place till now.
Q2- Did I claim the correct points in eoi?
Q3- Is there any chance that the co will ask that why you updated the eoi with 1 year Australian experience without getting it assessed?
Q4- According to the information found in DHA website they are saying you must obtain skill assessment before receiving the invitation which I had received my employment skill assessment 2 days before receiving the invitation. I have 1 post study skill assessment based on education qualifications and professional year and 1 employment skill assessment based on education qualification and Australian experience and both have different reference numbers on it.
Q5- More than one type of skills assessment is fine according to the information in DHA website. So, is everything all good in my visa application? Please reply and thanks for giving me your valuable time.
I also find some information on DHA website:
General Skilled Migration (GSM) visas
Applicants for the following points tested GSM visas must have a suitable skills assessment for their nominated occupation:
- Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) — Points tested stream
- Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
- Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) — Invited Pathway
To be invited to apply for a points tested visa, you must have nominated an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupation list for that visa subclass.
When you submit your visa application you will need to provide evidence that you have a suitable skills assessment for your nominated occupation . You must have obtained a skills assessment by the time you are invited to apply.
Your skills assessment must also be valid at the time you are invited to apply for a points tested visa. Validity periods are calculated as follows:
- If no validity period is shown on a skills assessment, the assessment is valid for 3 years from date of issue,
- If the validity period shown on a skills assessment is less than 3 years, the assessment is valid for the period stated on the assessment,
- If the validity period shown on a skills assessment is more than 3 years, the assessment is valid for three years from date of assessment.
You are encouraged to arrange your skills assessment well before you intend to submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect. You cannot rely on a skills assessment that was obtained after you were invited to apply.
Skills assessing authorities may issue more than one type of skills assessment. You must have a skills assessment that meets the requirements for permanent migration. The criteria that an assessing authority uses for the different types of skills assessments is determined by them, set against their relevant professional standards.
Some assessing authorities issue a provisional skills assessment for recent graduates of Australian educational institutions, who are applying for a subclass 485 visa. A provisional skills assessment issued for a subclass 485 visa application is not a suitable skills assessment for a points tested visa application.