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filipinacpafilipinacpa PerthTotal Reaction Points: 72Member
Hi, I just created this thread for those who are interested to take this exam as alternative to IELTS. Those who have taken this exam already, please share your experiences/tips.. :)

Thanks!
2013-Jan : Decided to pursue my OZ dream
2013-Nov : 1st Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-6.5;W-7.5;S-7.5
2014-Mar : 2nd Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-8.5;W-6.5;S-7.5
Pahinga muna. Sakit sa puso at bulsa!
2015-May : 1st PTE-A @ Bright Center: L-85;R-70;S-45;W-90
2015-May : 2nd PTE-A @Bright Center; L-90;R-70;S-47; W-90
2015-July : 3rd PTE-A @Pearson: L-90;R-77;S-83; W-90
2015-July 20 - Lodged docs to Vetassess
2015-Oct 1: VET Positive outcome
2015-Oct 1: Submitted EOI 190 visa to NSW (55+5)
2015-Oct 4: Submitted EOI 190 visa to QLD (55+5)
2015-Oct 5: QLD responded, rejected 190 due to change in occupation list but offered ITA for 489 visa instead
2015-Nov 2: DIBP points adjusted to 60+5 (due to additional 1 year working experience)
2015-Nov 26: ITA for SS NSW
2015-Nov 28: Submitted SS application
2015-Dec 17: SS Approved + Received 190 ITA
2015-Dec 23: Lodged 190
2016-Jan 5: Medical @ Nationwide (Php5,600 na ang fee!!)
2016-Jan 8: Medical Clearance Provided - no action required (Thank you Lord!)
2016-Jan 18: Applied for Driving SP and Direct Visa Grant!!! (Thank You Lord!)
2016-Jan 26: PDOS @ CFO Manila + Enrolled at A1 Driving
2016-Mar 14: BIG MOVE!:)
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PRAY HARD, WORK HARDER! :)
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Compilation of tips/resources/stories for PTE Academic Preparation: pteacademicreview.wordpress.com
Template or "cheat sheet" as called by many: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1OZBrQj0i5LWU1EYVZTaDF4VzA/view?usp=sharing
sana po makatulong.. God bless!
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  • filipinacpafilipinacpa PerthTotal Reaction Points: 72Member
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    PTE Offline Materials shared from other forum:

    dropbox.com/sh/13non7lhdwefotp/AADfiVvjkea7xaz42rFRiaSta?dl=0

    2013-Jan : Decided to pursue my OZ dream
    2013-Nov : 1st Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-6.5;W-7.5;S-7.5
    2014-Mar : 2nd Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-8.5;W-6.5;S-7.5
    Pahinga muna. Sakit sa puso at bulsa!
    2015-May : 1st PTE-A @ Bright Center: L-85;R-70;S-45;W-90
    2015-May : 2nd PTE-A @Bright Center; L-90;R-70;S-47; W-90
    2015-July : 3rd PTE-A @Pearson: L-90;R-77;S-83; W-90
    2015-July 20 - Lodged docs to Vetassess
    2015-Oct 1: VET Positive outcome
    2015-Oct 1: Submitted EOI 190 visa to NSW (55+5)
    2015-Oct 4: Submitted EOI 190 visa to QLD (55+5)
    2015-Oct 5: QLD responded, rejected 190 due to change in occupation list but offered ITA for 489 visa instead
    2015-Nov 2: DIBP points adjusted to 60+5 (due to additional 1 year working experience)
    2015-Nov 26: ITA for SS NSW
    2015-Nov 28: Submitted SS application
    2015-Dec 17: SS Approved + Received 190 ITA
    2015-Dec 23: Lodged 190
    2016-Jan 5: Medical @ Nationwide (Php5,600 na ang fee!!)
    2016-Jan 8: Medical Clearance Provided - no action required (Thank you Lord!)
    2016-Jan 18: Applied for Driving SP and Direct Visa Grant!!! (Thank You Lord!)
    2016-Jan 26: PDOS @ CFO Manila + Enrolled at A1 Driving
    2016-Mar 14: BIG MOVE!:)
    --------------
    PRAY HARD, WORK HARDER! :)
    --------------
    Compilation of tips/resources/stories for PTE Academic Preparation: pteacademicreview.wordpress.com
    Template or "cheat sheet" as called by many: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1OZBrQj0i5LWU1EYVZTaDF4VzA/view?usp=sharing
    sana po makatulong.. God bless!
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  • filipinacpafilipinacpa PerthTotal Reaction Points: 72Member
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    Actual PTE-Academic Essay Topics that have been shared by previous takers

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1FJz_mjVsn_k27RTvIt4p1ylWO_qkzERsUXOxXaocZnE/edit#gid=0

    Kindly help update the sheet if you have taken the exam already. Thanks! :)
    2013-Jan : Decided to pursue my OZ dream
    2013-Nov : 1st Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-6.5;W-7.5;S-7.5
    2014-Mar : 2nd Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-8.5;W-6.5;S-7.5
    Pahinga muna. Sakit sa puso at bulsa!
    2015-May : 1st PTE-A @ Bright Center: L-85;R-70;S-45;W-90
    2015-May : 2nd PTE-A @Bright Center; L-90;R-70;S-47; W-90
    2015-July : 3rd PTE-A @Pearson: L-90;R-77;S-83; W-90
    2015-July 20 - Lodged docs to Vetassess
    2015-Oct 1: VET Positive outcome
    2015-Oct 1: Submitted EOI 190 visa to NSW (55+5)
    2015-Oct 4: Submitted EOI 190 visa to QLD (55+5)
    2015-Oct 5: QLD responded, rejected 190 due to change in occupation list but offered ITA for 489 visa instead
    2015-Nov 2: DIBP points adjusted to 60+5 (due to additional 1 year working experience)
    2015-Nov 26: ITA for SS NSW
    2015-Nov 28: Submitted SS application
    2015-Dec 17: SS Approved + Received 190 ITA
    2015-Dec 23: Lodged 190
    2016-Jan 5: Medical @ Nationwide (Php5,600 na ang fee!!)
    2016-Jan 8: Medical Clearance Provided - no action required (Thank you Lord!)
    2016-Jan 18: Applied for Driving SP and Direct Visa Grant!!! (Thank You Lord!)
    2016-Jan 26: PDOS @ CFO Manila + Enrolled at A1 Driving
    2016-Mar 14: BIG MOVE!:)
    --------------
    PRAY HARD, WORK HARDER! :)
    --------------
    Compilation of tips/resources/stories for PTE Academic Preparation: pteacademicreview.wordpress.com
    Template or "cheat sheet" as called by many: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1OZBrQj0i5LWU1EYVZTaDF4VzA/view?usp=sharing
    sana po makatulong.. God bless!
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  • cnel_26cnel_26 Kuala LumpurTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    Thanks for sharing @filipinacpa.
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  • nedznedz SingaporeTotal Reaction Points: 4Member
    Posts: 203
    Hi All.May nakapag exam na ba dito ng PTE? Share naman po ng experience nyo. I am thinking to give it a try. Nadidismaya na kasi ako sa IELTS.
    Best Regards,
    Nedz

    Occupation - Accountant
    March 2014 - Decided to move on
    Oct 2014 to - 4 attempts in ELTS
    April 2015
    July 2015 - PTE L-86 R-81 W-90 S-90
    Nov 2015 - CPAA Positive Qualification/Skilled Employment Assessment
    04 Dec 2015 - EOI 189 ( 70 pts)
    05 Dec 2015 - EOI 190 ( 70+5 pts )
    11 Dec 2015 - Received NSW Invitation for Nomination
    14 Dec 2015 - Lodged Application for Nomination
    21 Jan 2015 - Received ITA 189 ( did not pursue cos may mali sa EOI ko)
    25 Jan 2016 - Nomination approval / ITA 190
    08 Mar 2016 - Lodged 190 visa (Frontloaded medical, NBI, SG COC, F80)
    04 April 2016 - Visa grant/DG
    24 Feb 2017 - IED
    Jan 2017 - Big Move

    "Believe you can and you're half way there."
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  • MsViMsVi MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 15Member
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    I just want to share my experience with PTE, I failed IELTS 3x already because of Writing so I decided to try PTE. I failed the first time I tried because I was too nervous and this time it was the Speaking part. Then I took the exam again and this time I got the score I need.

    Overall, PTE exam format is really tough compared to IELTS but I found the scoring pretty lenient. They have mock test online that you can try so you can gauge how the exam is conducted. However, you have to pay for it (around 1k pesos ata) and then they will score you so this will give you an idea somehow.

    Note that the exam is time pressured so 101% focus is a must.

    It's really worth a try. :)
    07-23-2014 Submitted docs to ACS 2631111 (Computer Network and Systems Professional)
    08-02-2014 IELTS IDP exam
    08-15-2014 LRWS/6.5 (retake)
    08-18-2014 ACS result suitable Bachelors degree minor in computing (deducted 6yrs work exp)
    09-20-2014 IELTS IDP exam
    10-03-2014 LRWS result 8 8 6 7
    04-11-2015 PTE Academic 75 75 76 73
    04-13-2015 Submitted EOI 189
    05-08-2015 ITA received
    05-10-2015 Visa lodge
    05-25-2015 Medical at BGC
    07-02-2015 Direct visa grant (Thank you God!)
    filipinacpa yhamnery angpogingaccountant
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  • bernaabadbernaabad Kuala LumpurTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
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    @MsVi thanks for sharing po, it's great to know that you were able to get your desired score. Which exam did you take pala, GT or Acad? And is it ok to post your scores?

    thanks again and all the best!
    _________________________________________________________
    ANZSCO 221111 Accountant (General)

    12 Aug 14 - Register with online British Council review
    15 Dec 14 - Speaking Exam at BC KL
    20 Dec 14 - Written Exam at BC KL
    02 Jan 14 - IELTS Acad Result (L:7.5, R:8.5, W:6.5, S:8.0, OBS=7.5)
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  • MsViMsVi MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 15Member
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    It should be PTE Academic nga pla for Skilled Migration visas.
    07-23-2014 Submitted docs to ACS 2631111 (Computer Network and Systems Professional)
    08-02-2014 IELTS IDP exam
    08-15-2014 LRWS/6.5 (retake)
    08-18-2014 ACS result suitable Bachelors degree minor in computing (deducted 6yrs work exp)
    09-20-2014 IELTS IDP exam
    10-03-2014 LRWS result 8 8 6 7
    04-11-2015 PTE Academic 75 75 76 73
    04-13-2015 Submitted EOI 189
    05-08-2015 ITA received
    05-10-2015 Visa lodge
    05-25-2015 Medical at BGC
    07-02-2015 Direct visa grant (Thank you God!)
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  • filipinacpafilipinacpa PerthTotal Reaction Points: 72Member
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    @MsVi thank you so much for that very inspiring message! I just bought their gold package preparation set and I plan to give this exam a shot by end of April or on 1st week of May at the latest depending on the result of my two simulated exam.

    May I ask po where did you take the exam? Were there lots of examinees at the same time you were taking the exam?
    2013-Jan : Decided to pursue my OZ dream
    2013-Nov : 1st Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-6.5;W-7.5;S-7.5
    2014-Mar : 2nd Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-8.5;W-6.5;S-7.5
    Pahinga muna. Sakit sa puso at bulsa!
    2015-May : 1st PTE-A @ Bright Center: L-85;R-70;S-45;W-90
    2015-May : 2nd PTE-A @Bright Center; L-90;R-70;S-47; W-90
    2015-July : 3rd PTE-A @Pearson: L-90;R-77;S-83; W-90
    2015-July 20 - Lodged docs to Vetassess
    2015-Oct 1: VET Positive outcome
    2015-Oct 1: Submitted EOI 190 visa to NSW (55+5)
    2015-Oct 4: Submitted EOI 190 visa to QLD (55+5)
    2015-Oct 5: QLD responded, rejected 190 due to change in occupation list but offered ITA for 489 visa instead
    2015-Nov 2: DIBP points adjusted to 60+5 (due to additional 1 year working experience)
    2015-Nov 26: ITA for SS NSW
    2015-Nov 28: Submitted SS application
    2015-Dec 17: SS Approved + Received 190 ITA
    2015-Dec 23: Lodged 190
    2016-Jan 5: Medical @ Nationwide (Php5,600 na ang fee!!)
    2016-Jan 8: Medical Clearance Provided - no action required (Thank you Lord!)
    2016-Jan 18: Applied for Driving SP and Direct Visa Grant!!! (Thank You Lord!)
    2016-Jan 26: PDOS @ CFO Manila + Enrolled at A1 Driving
    2016-Mar 14: BIG MOVE!:)
    --------------
    PRAY HARD, WORK HARDER! :)
    --------------
    Compilation of tips/resources/stories for PTE Academic Preparation: pteacademicreview.wordpress.com
    Template or "cheat sheet" as called by many: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1OZBrQj0i5LWU1EYVZTaDF4VzA/view?usp=sharing
    sana po makatulong.. God bless!
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  • filipinacpafilipinacpa PerthTotal Reaction Points: 72Member
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    and congratulations @MsVi by the way for obtaining your desired score! EOI na :)
    2013-Jan : Decided to pursue my OZ dream
    2013-Nov : 1st Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-6.5;W-7.5;S-7.5
    2014-Mar : 2nd Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-8.5;W-6.5;S-7.5
    Pahinga muna. Sakit sa puso at bulsa!
    2015-May : 1st PTE-A @ Bright Center: L-85;R-70;S-45;W-90
    2015-May : 2nd PTE-A @Bright Center; L-90;R-70;S-47; W-90
    2015-July : 3rd PTE-A @Pearson: L-90;R-77;S-83; W-90
    2015-July 20 - Lodged docs to Vetassess
    2015-Oct 1: VET Positive outcome
    2015-Oct 1: Submitted EOI 190 visa to NSW (55+5)
    2015-Oct 4: Submitted EOI 190 visa to QLD (55+5)
    2015-Oct 5: QLD responded, rejected 190 due to change in occupation list but offered ITA for 489 visa instead
    2015-Nov 2: DIBP points adjusted to 60+5 (due to additional 1 year working experience)
    2015-Nov 26: ITA for SS NSW
    2015-Nov 28: Submitted SS application
    2015-Dec 17: SS Approved + Received 190 ITA
    2015-Dec 23: Lodged 190
    2016-Jan 5: Medical @ Nationwide (Php5,600 na ang fee!!)
    2016-Jan 8: Medical Clearance Provided - no action required (Thank you Lord!)
    2016-Jan 18: Applied for Driving SP and Direct Visa Grant!!! (Thank You Lord!)
    2016-Jan 26: PDOS @ CFO Manila + Enrolled at A1 Driving
    2016-Mar 14: BIG MOVE!:)
    --------------
    PRAY HARD, WORK HARDER! :)
    --------------
    Compilation of tips/resources/stories for PTE Academic Preparation: pteacademicreview.wordpress.com
    Template or "cheat sheet" as called by many: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1OZBrQj0i5LWU1EYVZTaDF4VzA/view?usp=sharing
    sana po makatulong.. God bless!
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  • cinnamon20cinnamon20 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
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    I just want to share my experience with PTE, I failed IELTS 3x already because of Writing so I decided to try PTE. I failed the first time I tried because I was too nervous and this time it was the Speaking part. Then I took the exam again and this time I got the score I need.

    Overall, PTE exam format is really tough compared to IELTS but I found the scoring pretty lenient. They have mock test online that you can try so you can gauge how the exam is conducted. However, you have to pay for it (around 1k pesos ata) and then they will score you so this will give you an idea somehow.

    Note that the exam is time pressured so 101% focus is a must.

    It's really worth a try. :)
    @MsVi..hello po.. bakit po mas tough compared to IELTS? Pano po ang reading exam nila? May TFNG po din ba?
    Nominated Occupation: ICT BA

    Assessment: July 2014
    EOI created: Feb 2015 applied SS to NSW but failed (waited for year pero ayaw pa din)
    PTE Test: Took July 2015 failed
    Retake PTE Dec 2015: Passed
    Got invited Feb 2016
    March 22: :Paid visa fee


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  • MsViMsVi MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 15Member
    Posts: 69
    @filipinacpa thanks! sa may Ortigas branch ako nagtake sa Tektite building.. @cinnamon20 wala gaano nageexam pa, yung 2 exam ko ako lang magisa sa exam center which is mas okay para di ka distracted sa ibang nagtatake..

    For me kasi mas mahirap ang exam format nya..for example ang speaking nila..you have to describe a graph in 40seconds..may mga 25secs ka to study the graph..then may part din na repeat sentence..uulitin mo yung sinabi ng recording, retell lecture - you'll hear a lecture then after 10secs you have to retell yung sinabi ng speaker..then yung short question - eto madali lang..in short time pressured and you have to think quickly..pero ang technique dito is just speak fluently and dpat tama ang grammar and as much as possible speak for atleast 35secs sa describe graph and retell lecture..based on my experience mukhang di masyado strict sa content ng sasabihin mo..

    Writing ang susunod..madali lang ito usually 2 items isusummarize mo ang isang article into one sentence..then the other one is essay 200-300 words ata in 20mins..tip here is correct grammar, spelling at syempre meet the number of word requirements.

    Reading, walang TFNG..medyo madali ito..mahirap lang na part yung arranging paragraphs..don't spend too much on the question kasi may allotted time dito..based sa experience ko, sobrang sakto ko lang natapos itong reading part..

    Listening, madali lang din ito..focus ang kailangan dito..

    I suggest practice using the Macmillan guide, nashare na ito ni @filipinacpa and take the online practice exam from PTE website...and most of all..pray! :)

    Goodluck everyone!
    07-23-2014 Submitted docs to ACS 2631111 (Computer Network and Systems Professional)
    08-02-2014 IELTS IDP exam
    08-15-2014 LRWS/6.5 (retake)
    08-18-2014 ACS result suitable Bachelors degree minor in computing (deducted 6yrs work exp)
    09-20-2014 IELTS IDP exam
    10-03-2014 LRWS result 8 8 6 7
    04-11-2015 PTE Academic 75 75 76 73
    04-13-2015 Submitted EOI 189
    05-08-2015 ITA received
    05-10-2015 Visa lodge
    05-25-2015 Medical at BGC
    07-02-2015 Direct visa grant (Thank you God!)
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  • MsViMsVi MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 15Member
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    What I like about PTE exam is madali magpaschedule even 2days before the exam lang..and mabilis lumabas ang result..24hrs lng halos..
    07-23-2014 Submitted docs to ACS 2631111 (Computer Network and Systems Professional)
    08-02-2014 IELTS IDP exam
    08-15-2014 LRWS/6.5 (retake)
    08-18-2014 ACS result suitable Bachelors degree minor in computing (deducted 6yrs work exp)
    09-20-2014 IELTS IDP exam
    10-03-2014 LRWS result 8 8 6 7
    04-11-2015 PTE Academic 75 75 76 73
    04-13-2015 Submitted EOI 189
    05-08-2015 ITA received
    05-10-2015 Visa lodge
    05-25-2015 Medical at BGC
    07-02-2015 Direct visa grant (Thank you God!)
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  • filipinacpafilipinacpa PerthTotal Reaction Points: 72Member
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    Korek sis. That's why magiging basehan ko yung result ko for my 2 online simulated exams. If favorable ang result then 3 days after my 2nd simulated exam, book ko na si actual exam.. Excited ako na parang takot.. Nagkaphobia dahil kay ielts.. Haha..
    2013-Jan : Decided to pursue my OZ dream
    2013-Nov : 1st Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-6.5;W-7.5;S-7.5
    2014-Mar : 2nd Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-8.5;W-6.5;S-7.5
    Pahinga muna. Sakit sa puso at bulsa!
    2015-May : 1st PTE-A @ Bright Center: L-85;R-70;S-45;W-90
    2015-May : 2nd PTE-A @Bright Center; L-90;R-70;S-47; W-90
    2015-July : 3rd PTE-A @Pearson: L-90;R-77;S-83; W-90
    2015-July 20 - Lodged docs to Vetassess
    2015-Oct 1: VET Positive outcome
    2015-Oct 1: Submitted EOI 190 visa to NSW (55+5)
    2015-Oct 4: Submitted EOI 190 visa to QLD (55+5)
    2015-Oct 5: QLD responded, rejected 190 due to change in occupation list but offered ITA for 489 visa instead
    2015-Nov 2: DIBP points adjusted to 60+5 (due to additional 1 year working experience)
    2015-Nov 26: ITA for SS NSW
    2015-Nov 28: Submitted SS application
    2015-Dec 17: SS Approved + Received 190 ITA
    2015-Dec 23: Lodged 190
    2016-Jan 5: Medical @ Nationwide (Php5,600 na ang fee!!)
    2016-Jan 8: Medical Clearance Provided - no action required (Thank you Lord!)
    2016-Jan 18: Applied for Driving SP and Direct Visa Grant!!! (Thank You Lord!)
    2016-Jan 26: PDOS @ CFO Manila + Enrolled at A1 Driving
    2016-Mar 14: BIG MOVE!:)
    --------------
    PRAY HARD, WORK HARDER! :)
    --------------
    Compilation of tips/resources/stories for PTE Academic Preparation: pteacademicreview.wordpress.com
    Template or "cheat sheet" as called by many: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1OZBrQj0i5LWU1EYVZTaDF4VzA/view?usp=sharing
    sana po makatulong.. God bless!
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  • MsViMsVi MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 15Member
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    @filipinacpa I know exactly how you feel..I almost gave up kasi alam mo nmn mahal din ang exam..pero I know kayang kaya mo yan.. :)
    07-23-2014 Submitted docs to ACS 2631111 (Computer Network and Systems Professional)
    08-02-2014 IELTS IDP exam
    08-15-2014 LRWS/6.5 (retake)
    08-18-2014 ACS result suitable Bachelors degree minor in computing (deducted 6yrs work exp)
    09-20-2014 IELTS IDP exam
    10-03-2014 LRWS result 8 8 6 7
    04-11-2015 PTE Academic 75 75 76 73
    04-13-2015 Submitted EOI 189
    05-08-2015 ITA received
    05-10-2015 Visa lodge
    05-25-2015 Medical at BGC
    07-02-2015 Direct visa grant (Thank you God!)
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  • filipinacpafilipinacpa PerthTotal Reaction Points: 72Member
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    Another comprehensive tips summarised from other forum:

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxSAhiEs5XzvUnhTR2pSdHV6N0k/view

    2013-Jan : Decided to pursue my OZ dream
    2013-Nov : 1st Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-6.5;W-7.5;S-7.5
    2014-Mar : 2nd Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-8.5;W-6.5;S-7.5
    Pahinga muna. Sakit sa puso at bulsa!
    2015-May : 1st PTE-A @ Bright Center: L-85;R-70;S-45;W-90
    2015-May : 2nd PTE-A @Bright Center; L-90;R-70;S-47; W-90
    2015-July : 3rd PTE-A @Pearson: L-90;R-77;S-83; W-90
    2015-July 20 - Lodged docs to Vetassess
    2015-Oct 1: VET Positive outcome
    2015-Oct 1: Submitted EOI 190 visa to NSW (55+5)
    2015-Oct 4: Submitted EOI 190 visa to QLD (55+5)
    2015-Oct 5: QLD responded, rejected 190 due to change in occupation list but offered ITA for 489 visa instead
    2015-Nov 2: DIBP points adjusted to 60+5 (due to additional 1 year working experience)
    2015-Nov 26: ITA for SS NSW
    2015-Nov 28: Submitted SS application
    2015-Dec 17: SS Approved + Received 190 ITA
    2015-Dec 23: Lodged 190
    2016-Jan 5: Medical @ Nationwide (Php5,600 na ang fee!!)
    2016-Jan 8: Medical Clearance Provided - no action required (Thank you Lord!)
    2016-Jan 18: Applied for Driving SP and Direct Visa Grant!!! (Thank You Lord!)
    2016-Jan 26: PDOS @ CFO Manila + Enrolled at A1 Driving
    2016-Mar 14: BIG MOVE!:)
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    PRAY HARD, WORK HARDER! :)
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    Compilation of tips/resources/stories for PTE Academic Preparation: pteacademicreview.wordpress.com
    Template or "cheat sheet" as called by many: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1OZBrQj0i5LWU1EYVZTaDF4VzA/view?usp=sharing
    sana po makatulong.. God bless!
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  • filipinacpafilipinacpa PerthTotal Reaction Points: 72Member
    Posts: 1,090
    @MsVi thank you sis! may I ask pala what day po kayo nagtake ng exam? weekdays po ba or Saturday?
    2013-Jan : Decided to pursue my OZ dream
    2013-Nov : 1st Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-6.5;W-7.5;S-7.5
    2014-Mar : 2nd Ielts-GT @ BC Manila: L-8;R-8.5;W-6.5;S-7.5
    Pahinga muna. Sakit sa puso at bulsa!
    2015-May : 1st PTE-A @ Bright Center: L-85;R-70;S-45;W-90
    2015-May : 2nd PTE-A @Bright Center; L-90;R-70;S-47; W-90
    2015-July : 3rd PTE-A @Pearson: L-90;R-77;S-83; W-90
    2015-July 20 - Lodged docs to Vetassess
    2015-Oct 1: VET Positive outcome
    2015-Oct 1: Submitted EOI 190 visa to NSW (55+5)
    2015-Oct 4: Submitted EOI 190 visa to QLD (55+5)
    2015-Oct 5: QLD responded, rejected 190 due to change in occupation list but offered ITA for 489 visa instead
    2015-Nov 2: DIBP points adjusted to 60+5 (due to additional 1 year working experience)
    2015-Nov 26: ITA for SS NSW
    2015-Nov 28: Submitted SS application
    2015-Dec 17: SS Approved + Received 190 ITA
    2015-Dec 23: Lodged 190
    2016-Jan 5: Medical @ Nationwide (Php5,600 na ang fee!!)
    2016-Jan 8: Medical Clearance Provided - no action required (Thank you Lord!)
    2016-Jan 18: Applied for Driving SP and Direct Visa Grant!!! (Thank You Lord!)
    2016-Jan 26: PDOS @ CFO Manila + Enrolled at A1 Driving
    2016-Mar 14: BIG MOVE!:)
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    PRAY HARD, WORK HARDER! :)
    --------------
    Compilation of tips/resources/stories for PTE Academic Preparation: pteacademicreview.wordpress.com
    Template or "cheat sheet" as called by many: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1OZBrQj0i5LWU1EYVZTaDF4VzA/view?usp=sharing
    sana po makatulong.. God bless!
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  • MsViMsVi MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 15Member
    Posts: 69
    @filipinacpa yung first I took it on a Friday and then second was a Saturday..pareho ako lang ang nakasched..
    07-23-2014 Submitted docs to ACS 2631111 (Computer Network and Systems Professional)
    08-02-2014 IELTS IDP exam
    08-15-2014 LRWS/6.5 (retake)
    08-18-2014 ACS result suitable Bachelors degree minor in computing (deducted 6yrs work exp)
    09-20-2014 IELTS IDP exam
    10-03-2014 LRWS result 8 8 6 7
    04-11-2015 PTE Academic 75 75 76 73
    04-13-2015 Submitted EOI 189
    05-08-2015 ITA received
    05-10-2015 Visa lodge
    05-25-2015 Medical at BGC
    07-02-2015 Direct visa grant (Thank you God!)
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  • cinnamon20cinnamon20 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
    Posts: 243
    @MsVi mam ano po ang band 7 sa PTE Academic?
    Nominated Occupation: ICT BA

    Assessment: July 2014
    EOI created: Feb 2015 applied SS to NSW but failed (waited for year pero ayaw pa din)
    PTE Test: Took July 2015 failed
    Retake PTE Dec 2015: Passed
    Got invited Feb 2016
    March 22: :Paid visa fee


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  • cinnamon20cinnamon20 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
    Posts: 243
    I mean anong score dapat?
    Nominated Occupation: ICT BA

    Assessment: July 2014
    EOI created: Feb 2015 applied SS to NSW but failed (waited for year pero ayaw pa din)
    PTE Test: Took July 2015 failed
    Retake PTE Dec 2015: Passed
    Got invited Feb 2016
    March 22: :Paid visa fee


    Dny
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  • bernaabadbernaabad Kuala LumpurTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
    Posts: 57
    thanks for sharing @Msv, how long ka nagprepare for this exam?
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    12 Aug 14 - Register with online British Council review
    15 Dec 14 - Speaking Exam at BC KL
    20 Dec 14 - Written Exam at BC KL
    02 Jan 14 - IELTS Acad Result (L:7.5, R:8.5, W:6.5, S:8.0, OBS=7.5)
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