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  • filipinacpafilipinacpa Perth
    Posts: 1,084Member, De-activated
    Joined: Jan 24, 2013
    Ang malas ko naman. :( Ayaw ata sakin ng Australia. Grabe. :(

    Nakuha ko na po result ko yesterday ng gabi. Kaya pala ganun katagal, nahirapan ata intindihin ng computer yung boses ko. :(

    Eto po scores ko:
    Overall=72
    L-85, R-70, S-45, W-90

    Grabe yung speaking! :( Yung score ko sa oral fluency is 39 and yung sa pronunciation 25..
    Mag apply ako for remarking. Nagconsult ako sa center. I think dun yata ako nagkamali sa pagtakip sa mic and ilapit pa sya sa bibig ko para mas malakas.. sa practice kasi ganun ginawa ko since medyo soft ang boses ko kaya worried ako na baka hindi mapick up ng computer.. :( So, another lesson learnt, wag masyado malakas.. :(

    Very frustrating! Ubos na ubos na funds ko.. :(

    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!

  • cpa_oct2011cpa_oct2011 Mandaluyong
    Posts: 324Member
    Joined: Oct 24, 2014
    Awww.. :( that's so sad. Never give up! You've invested a lot! :)
  • cinnamon20cinnamon20 Sydney
    Posts: 243Member
    Joined: Oct 05, 2011
    Perfect ka sa writing wow ang galing.. tama si cpa_oct2011 never give up!!!!

    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

  • emrysemrys Sydney
    Posts: 112Member
    Joined: May 08, 2015
    so sad to hear about your score @filipinacpa :(

    it's just weird following your speaking scores sa mock tests mo. makes me think that there was a glitch sa nagamit mong pc during actual test. sakin kasi hindi nagkakalayo yung actual speaking score ko sa mock tests.. don't lose hope...
  • KillerQTKillerQT Los Angeles
    Posts: 45Member
    Joined: Feb 16, 2015
    I will be taking PTE Academic very soon and kinakabahan ako. Feeling ko ang hirap compared sa IELTS like Re-tell the lecture, repeat the sentence, summarize the essay and so on.

    Sa practice pa lang parang nangangamote na ako. I need atleast 65 for all the exams to get 10 points.
  • CPAofOzCPAofOz Mandaluyong
    Posts: 137Member
    Joined: Sep 25, 2014
    Thanks for the advice guys. I'm considering taking PTE Academic if I fail the IELTS on saturday. Wish me luck.

    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"

  • filipinacpafilipinacpa Perth
    Posts: 1,084Member, De-activated
    Joined: Jan 24, 2013
    @guboer congratulations to you bro! :)

    anyway, dun po ba sa mga nagtake, as is po ba yung headset sa inyo? I mean to say wala po ba instances na hinawakan niyo po?

    Thank you!

    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!

  • filipinacpafilipinacpa Perth
    Posts: 1,084Member, De-activated
    Joined: Jan 24, 2013
    bale ang ginawa ko po sa mic if ma imagine niyo, kapag mag videoke, since mahina ang dating ng boses ko, tinatakpan ko yung gilid para makulob yung boses ko then para lumakas siya.. ganun ginawa ko sa SET B ng practice, naperfect naman speaking ko dun.. :(

    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!

  • guboerguboer Melbourne
    Posts: 20Member
    Joined: Apr 20, 2013
    Thank you @filipinacpa!!!

    To answer your question, yes never ko hinawakan yung headset/mouthpiece. Based on your mock exam results, unexpected nga to get a low score sa speaking part. Saka, kung titignan mo yung scores mo, outlier yung sa speaking part. Either may problem sa computer/headset mo or baka nga dahil sabi mo hinawakan mo yung headset habang nag-eexam. Anyway, I hope they give you reconsiderations.
  • filipinacpafilipinacpa Perth
    Posts: 1,084Member, De-activated
    Joined: Jan 24, 2013
    I asked the invigilator before I do that, she told me there'll be no problem.. I called them yesterday and they advised me to make an appeal directly to the Pearson na.. Gano naman kaya katagal yun.. Hays.. :(

    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!

  • filipinacpafilipinacpa Perth
    Posts: 1,084Member, De-activated
    Joined: Jan 24, 2013
    Btw, maybe I could give tips in terms of writing since parang dun talaga yung area na consistent ang scores ko..

    I just followed yung IELTS format ng simon and writefix..
    4 paragraphs..
    1st paragraph - includes 3 sentences introducing two sides of the argument/discussion (1 sentence each), what I write in the other (3rd) sentence is something like this "this essay will discuss..etc etc"

    2nd paragraph - one side of the argument. start with the topic sentence of your first argument. I always mention at least one example or one citation basing on my experience. minsan kapag wala na ako maisip na reason to support yung side ko, dun na ako gumagamit ng citation based on my experience.. then try to include at least one complex sentence.. (3-5 sentences for the 2nd paragraph)

    3rd paragraph - the other side of the argument. same tips lang po.. :)

    4th paragraph - conclusion. I always write not more than 2 sentences here, minsan 1 lang.. complex sentence po ginagawa ko dito para mamention ko pa rin ung 2 ideas.. summarizing to my conclusion..

    hope this helps.. :)

    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!

  • guboerguboer Melbourne
    Posts: 20Member
    Joined: Apr 20, 2013
    @filipinacpa I see. Pero magkaiba kasi ang headset mo at yung nasa test center? Baka kapag ginawa mo yun sa headset nila, hindi na malinaw yung boses mo. Anyway, sana sumagot agad yung pearson at i-reconsider nila yung score mo. Keep the faith :)
  • filipinacpafilipinacpa Perth
    Posts: 1,084Member, De-activated
    Joined: Jan 24, 2013
    @guboer ayun nga.. mumurahin lang headset ko.. haha.. so talagang ang bagal ng pick up niya.. hay! nakakapanghinayang.. di lang siguro talaga meant to be.. :(

    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!

  • CPAofOzCPAofOz Mandaluyong
    Posts: 137Member
    Joined: Sep 25, 2014
    @filipinacpa don't lose hope! kaya yan! :)

    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"

  • MsViMsVi Melbourne
    Posts: 69Member
    Joined: Sep 11, 2014
    @filipinacpa sorry to hear about what happened to you, if there's a cost involved sis sa remarking I think you might as well retake the exam instead. Ako di ko rin hinawakan yung mike, ang level nya nsa gitna lang. You did well sa ibang modules so mukhang glitch ang ngyari sa mic. Try to inquire na lang muna. Don't lose hope :)

    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!)

  • bait0211bait0211 Melbourne
    Posts: 550Member
    Joined: Apr 16, 2013
    @filipinacpa: sorry to hear about your score in speaking. maybe it's just a glitch on their part. antataas ng scores mo nakakapanghinayang. :-(

    just think of it this way na lang sis, in God's perfect timing maaachieve din natin ito. pray and don't lose hope! :)

    ANZSCO CODE: 233511 || Industrial Engineer
    06.20.2014 - IDP Singapore IELTS (R- 8; W-7; L- 6.5; S - 6.0)
    09.30.2014 - sent CDR to EA through Singpost
    10.03.2014 - EA received the documents
    12.29.2014 - IDP Singapore IELTS (R- 6.5; W-6.5; L- 8.5; S - 6.5)
    2.12.2015 - received mail from EA dated 2.5.2015 (positive outcome)
    2.13.2015 - submitted EOI (Visa 190 NSW)
    6.3.2015 - PTE Academic exam (failed)
    7.6.2015 - revised EOI (Visa 190 SA)
    7.14.2015 - PTE Academic (passed - thank u LORD!)
    7.17.2015 - PTE (L 83, R 71, S 65, W 79) - submitted new EOI for Visa 189 (65 points)
    8.3.2015 - Received invite to lodge Skilled - Independent (Subclass 189) (Permanent) visa application
    8.13.2015 - Lodged Visa Application
    8.17.2015 - SPC Application
    9.3.2015 - NBI
    9.8.2015 - Uploaded SPC and NBI and pictures
    10.6.2015 - Uploaded Form 80
    10.7.2015 - Medical results finalized. All cleared. Thank you Lord!
    10.9.2015 - CO requested for Form 80 for dependent
    10.22.2015 - Golden Email received. Thank you Lord for the VISA grant
    4.11.2016 - Big MOVE to Melbourne
    4.18.2016 - Hubby got a job (Thank you Lord!)
    8.25.2016 - Started looking for a job (If God's will He will provide in the right time)


           PRAY, HOPE & DON't WORRY... :-) PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE
    
  • orange11orange11 Sydney
    Posts: 70Member
    Joined: May 14, 2015
    @filipinacpa I admire your generosity in sharing your tips and experiences... you don't know how much useful information and hope you impart to other aspirants.

    Wag ka mawawalan ng pag-asa. I myself know how frustrating it is lalo na kung konti na lang di pa binigay ni Lord. Yun bang nakikini-kinita mo na ang sarili mo na maganda ang buhay, dami mong dreams pero ang funds mo konting-konti na lang. Hahaha! Nakailang try din ako sa IELTS, I almost gave-up and right at the time na sabi ko last na 'to if I don't pass goodbye AU. Di ko talaga inasahan na papasa ako but miracles do happen. I took my 3 IELTS exam sa iisang center lang, consistent sila sa pagmark down ng writing ko. At one point nagpa-remark pa ko kase .5 lang kailangan ko. Ang damot talaga nila! So I tried a different testing venue. Ayun pumasa nakatsamba. I guess what I am pointing out is that if you feel like you've had enough, explore other options. Wag basta susurrender. Ang buhay parang gulong, totoo yan. Ang drama. Hahaha!

    Basta good luck, just keep the focus and always do your best! :)

    Skill: General Accountant
    03 Apr 15: Passed IELTS (take 4!) R8.5 L8 S8 W7
    21 Apr 15: Submitted docs to ICAA
    22 May 15: Suitable skills & employment assessment
    22 May 15: Lodged EOI 70 pts.
    23 May 15: Patiently waiting for SOL to refresh...
    06 Jul 15: Invited
    08 Jul 15: Lodged visa 189
    10 Jul 15: Uploaded docs except medical and PCC
    31Jul15: Uploaded NBI and completed Medicals
    31Aug15: Visa granted (DG)
    Goodluck and God bless sa lahat!
    Salamat po, baw!

    Motto: Kung di uukol, di bubukol!

  • filipinacpafilipinacpa Perth
    Posts: 1,084Member, De-activated
    Joined: Jan 24, 2013
    Sobrang thank you po sa inyo! Di pa ako nag inquire for remarking pero I will later or tomorrow morning. 14 days naman daw from the time na ireleast ang result :)
    Or I might try again nalang kapag nakaipon ipon ulit..

    Kala ko talaga mag move on na ako sa step 2.. Naready ready ko pa naman ulit yung mga docs na need ko as I was really very confident.. Lol

    Anyway, for those who would like to book their exam, you may use this code PTE2015 to give you a 10% promotional discount :)

    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!

  • MSSMSS Canberra
    Posts: 164Member
    Joined: Apr 08, 2014
    hala, nakakalungkot naman ngyari syo.....sayang..ang gaganda pa naman ng scores mo sa ibang subtests...
  • MSSMSS Canberra
    Posts: 164Member
    Joined: Apr 08, 2014
    @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
  • filipinacpafilipinacpa Perth
    Posts: 1,084Member, De-activated
    Joined: Jan 24, 2013
    edited May 2015
    @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!:)

    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!

  • filipinacpafilipinacpa Perth
    Posts: 1,084Member, De-activated
    Joined: Jan 24, 2013
    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!:)

    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!

  • amb3r795amb3r795 Sydney
    Posts: 114Member
    Joined: May 08, 2014
    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)

  • filipinacpafilipinacpa Perth
    Posts: 1,084Member, De-activated
    Joined: Jan 24, 2013
    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!

  • amb3r795amb3r795 Sydney
    Posts: 114Member
    Joined: May 08, 2014
    @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)

  • cpa_oct2011cpa_oct2011 Mandaluyong
    Posts: 324Member
    Joined: Oct 24, 2014
    Ako po mcmillan lang ginagamit ko. Lapit na din ako. Hindi ako bumili ng paid tests. Bahala na si Lord.. Hayayay.. Positivity nalang! Haha
  • amb3r795amb3r795 Sydney
    Posts: 114Member
    Joined: May 08, 2014
    @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)

  • cinnamon20cinnamon20 Sydney
    Posts: 243Member
    Joined: Oct 05, 2011
    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

  • guboerguboer Melbourne
    Posts: 20Member
    Joined: Apr 20, 2013
    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!
  • cpa_oct2011cpa_oct2011 Mandaluyong
    Posts: 324Member
    Joined: Oct 24, 2014
    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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