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  • filipinacpafilipinacpa PerthTotal Reaction Points: 76Member
    edited May 2015 Posts: 1,090
    @filipinacpa hi..just want to know if this is the actual essay topic? Did u find the same topic on the same as yours?...how long did you prepare for this exam Coz im planning to take it soon. But it depends on the preparation time needed...tnx
    I haven't had time to browse the essay topics shared by the others pero parang yun nga yung mga lumalabas. If I can remember, my topic was whether the establishment of laws could influence the character or attitude of a person.

    I honestly familiarised myself first with the format of the exam by using the downloadable handouts from the PTE website. Then I bought the gold package kit and answered few sample questions there and took the online practice set a. I initially assessed myself how would I go on the exam by just familiarising myself on the exam format. Then, when I got good scores, I immediately booked my exam and scheduled it a week after that. Then I studied for a week before my actual exam and took the other set like Wednesday yata yun.
    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: 76Member
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    I find this site very useful.

    pteacademictesttips.blogspot.com

    Other test tips directly from Pearson:
    http://pearsonpte.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/PTEA_Test_Tips.pdf


    Never say die na ang motto ko ngayon. Lol
    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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  • amb3r795amb3r795 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
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    nakakalungkot naman nang scores ko sa Scored Test A. hindi ko lang ma gets ba't 10 ung pronunciation at ung written discourse.

    nagmamatter kaya ung headset na gamit ko is ung earpiece nang iphone? ok lang ung writing na ganun ung score kasi hindi ko natapos ung 2nd essay eh at kinapos na nang oras. any advice po? especially from @filipinacpa since mataaas ung scores mo. :)

    Scored Test A: Gold Kit

    Overall Score: 48
    Listening: 55
    Reading: 48
    Speaking: 38
    Writing: 60

    Enabling Skills
    Grammar: 28
    Oral Fluency: 14
    Pronunciation: 10
    Spelling: 55
    Vocabulary: 29
    Written Discourse: 10
    261313 Software Engineer (VISA 189)
    09/08/14 - ACS completed
    10/02/14 - IELTS Exam (L-6.5 R-7 W-6.5 S -6.5)
    11/21/14 - IELTS Exam (L-6.5 R-6.5 W-6.0 S -6.0)
    02/28/15 - IELTS Exam (L-6.5 R-7 W-6.5 S -6.5)
    04/30/15 - IELTS Exam (L-7.0 R-6.5 W-6.0 S -7.0)
    06/03/15 - PTE Exam (L-71 R-72 W-74 S -67)
    06/08/15 - Submitted EOI (60 points)


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  • filipinacpafilipinacpa PerthTotal Reaction Points: 76Member
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    Sis nag try ka ng mic test? Ok lang ba ang dating ng voice mo sa computer? Were you fluent also? Have you used a lot of fillers like hmm, uhmm, etc? Or baka talagang di ganun ka reliable yung mic kung iphone headset lang ang gamit.. Kasi parang isa lang yung plug nun, diba, so kung sa laptop or desktop, diba po ba parang dalawa/separate yung sinasaksakan ng mic and headset?
    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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  • amb3r795amb3r795 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
    Posts: 114
    @filipinacpa hindi na po ako nag try na mag mic test kasi ung sa sample questions un din ung gamit ko pero ok naman po xa. parang may mga fillers ako na hmm, uhmm. ung tanong ko lang grabe 10 ung score nang pronunciation na parang zero na un ah. tapos ung fluency naman ok naman ung pagsasalita ko tuloy2x kahit ano2x ung sinabi ko bsta may explain lang.

    ang hirap ma gauge paano na score ung speaking, if you check ung scores ko parang walang na record.

    sa June 3 na ung exam ko. may Test B pa ako. I need to improve nang bongga. :(
    261313 Software Engineer (VISA 189)
    09/08/14 - ACS completed
    10/02/14 - IELTS Exam (L-6.5 R-7 W-6.5 S -6.5)
    11/21/14 - IELTS Exam (L-6.5 R-6.5 W-6.0 S -6.0)
    02/28/15 - IELTS Exam (L-6.5 R-7 W-6.5 S -6.5)
    04/30/15 - IELTS Exam (L-7.0 R-6.5 W-6.0 S -7.0)
    06/03/15 - PTE Exam (L-71 R-72 W-74 S -67)
    06/08/15 - Submitted EOI (60 points)


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  • cpa_oct2011cpa_oct2011 MandaluyongTotal Reaction Points: 13Member
    Posts: 324
    Ako po mcmillan lang ginagamit ko. Lapit na din ako. Hindi ako bumili ng paid tests. Bahala na si Lord.. Hayayay.. Positivity nalang! Haha
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  • amb3r795amb3r795 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 3Member
    Posts: 114
    @cpa_oct2011 iba talaga pag ung paid test ung ginamit mo kasi ma feel mo ung actual. na pressure ako sa oras at kinabahan talaga kahit alam ko na practice lang.

    nawala talaga ako sa describe image or baka kasi nung ginawa ko ung scored test is nasa lap lang ung laptop ko while nasa bed tapos touch pad lang ung gamit ko. nagka problem ako sa highlight nang word dahil sa touch pad.

    261313 Software Engineer (VISA 189)
    09/08/14 - ACS completed
    10/02/14 - IELTS Exam (L-6.5 R-7 W-6.5 S -6.5)
    11/21/14 - IELTS Exam (L-6.5 R-6.5 W-6.0 S -6.0)
    02/28/15 - IELTS Exam (L-6.5 R-7 W-6.5 S -6.5)
    04/30/15 - IELTS Exam (L-7.0 R-6.5 W-6.0 S -7.0)
    06/03/15 - PTE Exam (L-71 R-72 W-74 S -67)
    06/08/15 - Submitted EOI (60 points)


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  • cinnamon20cinnamon20 SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 4Member
    Posts: 243
    Ako po mcmillan lang ginagamit ko. Lapit na din ako. Hindi ako bumili ng paid tests. Bahala na si Lord.. Hayayay.. Positivity nalang! Haha
    Meron sa kabilang forum ganyan din sayo and he got 90 all. McMillan lang ang ginamit nya..

    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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  • guboerguboer MelbourneTotal Reaction Points: 1Member
    Posts: 19
    Agree ako kay @cpa_oct2011 enough na yung Mcmillan. I only reviewed for two days using that and some materials shared by @filipinacpa. My overall score is 80. Hindi naman po nagyayabang; my point is, if I was able to do it, you guys can do it as well. Just keep the faith!
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  • cpa_oct2011cpa_oct2011 MandaluyongTotal Reaction Points: 13Member
    Posts: 324
    Saka yung mga tips nalang din sa kabilang forum ang iniisip ko. Hirap kasi ako sa pagpractice ng describe image at re-tell lecture. Hehe.. Meron sa kabilang forum ang ginawa ay kung anu lang yung andun un lang daw sinabi nya. Hehe.. Wala ng paraphrasing.. So gnon nlng din gagawin ko. Since fluency nmn ang habol rather than the content. Hahahaha
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  • poochy500poochy500 BraddonTotal Reaction Points: 18Member
    Posts: 146
    Tips na sana makatulong sa inyo


    Re-order paragraph:
    Follow the following rule.
    -Try to identify the topic paragraph.
    -Paragraphs starting with “this, however, unless, on the other hand”, etc can never be the first para.
    Since this is academic reading, most of the times, it follows an order or sequence. First some idea, then experiments, then results.

    Summarize in one sentence:
    -For this, remember this flow – Who? Does what? When? Where? How? Why?
    -Use conjuctions and punctuations to connect all the above questions. You are done.

    Summarize spoken Text:
    Follow this flow:
    – topic sentence to introduce the summary
    – the main idea(s)
    – some supporting details/points/examples


    Describe image:
    Please understand that we are not expected to explain the whole graph in 40 secs. It is highly impossible. They check whether our speech is naturally flowing and are we able to convey the information effectively. Here slow and steady wins the race. We should be clearly speaking with optimal pace. Never rush to tell all the information. This might penalize you on pronunciation, meaning computer might not be able to correctly capture all your words.

    1. Introduction:
    -The graph shows/displays the number of ITunes songs bought …,
    -In this graph, we can see the number of ITunes songs purchased …,
    -The photo/image shows a (scene, buildings, place) from a distance
    2. Body:
    -The information indicates..., From the chart/graph..., We can conclude that...

    ** You should include an introduction, a main body and a conclusion in your description
    **If you lack points to speak, speaking something like, “It is really interesting to know this information” or something of this sort.
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    263111
    -
    March 30 2015 - Submitted ACS assessment
    April 2 2015 - ACS Result, suitable (AQF Bachelor Degree, 6+ yrs exp) (15 pts) Thank You Lord!!
    May 9 2015 - PTE results - passed!! 10 pts
    May 10 2015 - Submitted EOI visa 189 - 65 points
    May 22 2015 - Invited to apply
    May 23 2015 - Lodged and paid visa 189
    June 8 2015 - Medicals completed at St. Luke's BGC
    July 13 2015 - Direct Grant!! Thank you Lord!!

    AA30 sanseb2016
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  • poochy500poochy500 BraddonTotal Reaction Points: 18Member
    edited May 2015 Posts: 146
    @cpa_oct2011 @amb3r795 After 6 retakes in IELTS, I was able to get my desired score after taking PTE exam (73/74/77/82)

    Under Test Taking Strategies, Download nyo dito mga iba pang test strategies in PDF and ZIP files - http://www.pearsonlongman.com/examsplace/PTE_Academic/

    Napakalaking tulong po ito sa akin, gusto ko rin maishare sa inyo. Sana makatulong. Focus lang po. Good luck po sa inyo.
    -
    263111
    -
    March 30 2015 - Submitted ACS assessment
    April 2 2015 - ACS Result, suitable (AQF Bachelor Degree, 6+ yrs exp) (15 pts) Thank You Lord!!
    May 9 2015 - PTE results - passed!! 10 pts
    May 10 2015 - Submitted EOI visa 189 - 65 points
    May 22 2015 - Invited to apply
    May 23 2015 - Lodged and paid visa 189
    June 8 2015 - Medicals completed at St. Luke's BGC
    July 13 2015 - Direct Grant!! Thank you Lord!!

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  • filipinacpafilipinacpa PerthTotal Reaction Points: 76Member
    Posts: 1,090
    Buti pa kayo, nakakainggit! :)

    Congratulations to everyone who were able to achieve their desired scores in the PTE 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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  • kristine_1377kristine_1377 MandaluyongTotal Reaction Points: 0Member
    Posts: 56
    hello po, dun sa mga nakapag exam na one day lang ba yung duration ng test? And pano nga pala kukunin yung result same din ba sa IELTS na test report form?Thank you
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  • filipinacpafilipinacpa PerthTotal Reaction Points: 76Member
    Posts: 1,090
    Yes approximately 3 hours. They will email you your test score report. You can access it on your online account in the PearsonVue website.
    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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  • cpa_oct2011cpa_oct2011 MandaluyongTotal Reaction Points: 13Member
    Posts: 324
    @filipinacpa kaya natin to!!! Hahah!! Dapat 80+ lahat ang grade! Positivity!!!
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  • CPAofOzCPAofOz MandaluyongTotal Reaction Points: 11Member
    Posts: 137
    @cpa_oct2011 @filipinacpa thanks for the tips guys! PTE Academic will be my alternative for IELTS should I fail the requirement for CPAA skills migration assessment! More power on us, colleagues! :)
    DIBP - https://www.immi.gov.au/Visas/Pages/189.aspx
    CPAA - http://www.cpaaustralia.com.au/become-a-cpa/migration-assessment

    Accountant (General) (221111)

    Requirements of Visa (Skilled Independent - 189):
    (a) Occupation in SOL - OK!
    (b) Skills assessment
    (c) below 50 yrs old - OK!
    (d) Points test - OK!
    (e) Competent English - OK!

    Points test (60pts):
    (a) Age - 25-32 yrs old - 30pts - OK!
    (b) English language ability - Proficient English (Plan A: 7.0 in each band of IELTS; Plan B: 65 in each component of PTE Academic) - 10pts
    (c) Skilled Employment - 3-5 yrs in skilled employment outside Australia - 5pts - OK!
    (d) Qualifications - Bachelor degree from a degree of a recognised standard - 15pts - OK!

    Requirements of Assessing Authority (CPAA - General Skills Assessment):
    (a) Bachelor degree - OK!
    (b) 7 Competency Areas - OK!
    (c) Proficient English

    Plan B: Student Visa - Masters by Coursework *strike-out*


    Timeline:
    22 Apr 2014: IELTS Academic Speaking exam (take 1)
    24 Apr 2014: IELTS Academic Written exam (take 1)
    08 May 2014: IELTS Academic exam result - (L:6.0 | R:8.0 | W:6.5 | S:5.5) FAILED! :'(

    May 2014-Apr 2015: 1 year holiday! HAHA!

    14 May 2015: IELTS Academic Speaking exam (take 2)
    16 May 2015: IELTS Academic Written exam (take 2)
    29 May 2015: IELTS Academic exam result - (L:7.5 | R:7.0 | W:6.5 | S:6.0) FAILED AGAIN! :'(

    Current: PTE Academic review (Plan B for English Language Requirement)

    "The wind blows the hardest the closer you get to the mountain top"
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  • cpa_oct2011cpa_oct2011 MandaluyongTotal Reaction Points: 13Member
    Posts: 324
    @CPAofOZ at @filipinacpa god bless us all! Kita kits sa Oz. Hehehe Positivity! :D
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  • mesiah_fistmesiah_fist SingaporeTotal Reaction Points: 11Member
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    try nio PTE. sa PTE ako pumasa eh haha
    03.06.2015: ACS Skills Assessment
    03.09.2015: ACS Stage 4 - with assessor
    03.12.2015: ACS Skills Assessment Result
    -261313 suitable
    -2 years deduction from work experience
    -BSCOE from BatSU = AQF Bachelor Degree with a major in
    computing
    03.28.2015: IELTS Listening, Reading, and Writing Test
    03.29.2015: IELTS Speaking Test
    03.30.2015: PTE Academic Test
    03.31.2015: PTE Academic Result( L-65,R-73,S-65,W-68). (Equivalent to 7,7. 5,7,7 in IELTS)
    04.01.2015: Submitted EOI ( 65 points)
    04.10.2015: Invitation received.
    -IELTS online result was out. (L-6.R-6.5,W-7,S-7.)
    04.28.2015: Lodged Application
    04.30.2015: Uploaded NBI Clearance
    05.15.2015: Uploaded SG COC
    05.16.2015: My Medical at SATA Bedok
    05.20.2015: My Medical Finalized (health clearance provided – no action required)
    06.09.2015: Wife's NBI Clearance received.
    06.10.2015: my wife and baby's medical @ St. Luke's BGC
    06.15.2015: Baby's medical finalized.
    06.16.2015: CO allocated (Requested additional docs/correction). Wife's medical finalized.
    06.19.2015: Uploaded corrected copy of 'English as medium of instruction Certificate'
    06.20.2015: Uploaded baby's passport, wife's NBI clearance.
    06.22.2015 Uploaded form 1022
    06.23.2015 Uploaded Credit Card Proforma, Form 1436
    06.24.2015 Received payment acknowledgement for baby
    07.02.2015 Grant! Thank you Lord
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  • emrysemrys SydneyTotal Reaction Points: 19Member
    Posts: 112
    PTE din ang tumupad sa pangarap kong makapag-lodge ng visa. hahaha! All the best sa lahat ng mag-eexam! @filipinacpa walang sukuan ha. Pasasaan ba't makakalusot din. In God's perfect timing. :)

    Share ko lang din sana, during my first mock test, lesson learned: importante na familiar ka sa pagkakasunud-sunod ng Tasks (Question Type) para ma-anticipate mo yung next task na hindi ka nagugulat. Kasi sa Listening, hindi agad ako nakapag prepare sa Write From Dictation, eh 3 seconds lang mag-start na mag-play yung audio.

    Sa answer short question naman, pag mali daw yung una mong sagot, pede mo pa daw baguhin basta hindi pa nagsasara yung mic. Kasi ang chinecheck naman daw ng computer ay yung correct word(s).

    For Describe Image, check this youtube video for words/phrases na pwede nyo gamitin to describe a chart, may iba pa syang videos, may sense naman. hehehe


    God bless!! :)
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