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Filipinos with IT jobs in Melbourne



  • pinoytalkerpinoytalker Melbourne
    Posts: 292Member
    Joined: Oct 28, 2015
    Any Melbourne IT People who knows about the company: Cognology?
    okay po ba sila na company?

    Dec 12 2015 - 1st IELTS LRWS failed
    Feb 2016 - 2nd IELTS LRWS failed
    June 14 2016 - PTE Acad LRWS 90/83/87/90 - 20 points!
    June 23 2016 - Submitted req to ACS
    July 7 2016 - ACS assessment received < 5 years. Sent email for
    July 8 2016 - ACS result update 5 years credited (75pts)
    July 14 2016 - Sent EOI
    July 28 2016 - Got my NBI Clearance
    Aug 2 2016 - Received ITA
    Aug 9 2016 - Lodged Visa
    Aug 12 2016 - took Medical Exam
    Aug 15 2016 - sent Medical results. No action needed.
    - attached documents
    Aug 30 2016 - uploaded form 80
    Aug 31 2016 - CO contact (send PTE results online) sayang DG na
    - Sent PTE results online. Clicked "Information
    Provided" and emailed CO.
    Oct 13 2016 - (12:43PM) Sent a follow up email. (ginaya si Bourne)
    Oct 13 2016 - VISA received!
    Feb 6 2016 - Bound to Melbourne

    God is able to make all grace abound to you!
    Never give up. Reach for your dreams!

  • NoelRubioNoelRubio Philippines
    Posts: 129Member
    Joined: Sep 12, 2017
    Hi to All,

    May question ulit. Anyone po can answer.

    Saan mas kina kailangan ng developers or programmers (261312), sa VIC po ba? or sa NSW?
    I know both states need them, pero there has to be one state na mas nangangailangan between the two.

    Kasi baka mag apply ako for VIC, and then rejected naman pala or matagal, kumpara sa NSW na mabilis. Dunno.

    Or worse, baka kapag nasa VIC na eh pahirapan rin naman makakuha ang mga pinoy for IT jobs tulad ng developers/programmers when it comes to the factors below:

    1. No Australian local work experience
    2. Low salary for non-locals
    3. Racial discrimination (sana wala)

    I've heard someone who managed to read a lot about the difficulty of getting IT jobs in VIC.
    Read his post below:

    So saan mas ok to apply for developers/programmers. VIC po ba? or NSW?

    October 13, 2017 = Submitted requirements to ACS for Skills Assessment
    October 23, 2017 = Enrolled in Review Training Center for Pearson English Exam (PTE)
    November 22, 2017 = Took Pearson English Exam (PTE)
    November 23, 2017 = Got Pearson Exam Results. (L-88 | R-82 | S-83 | W-90) (Result = Superior)
    November 28, 2017 = Received ACS Skills Assessment Result. (Result = Suitable)
    November 30, 2017 = Submitted EOI. (189 | 75 | 261312 Developer Programmer)
    December 12, 2017 = EOI was adjusted. (189 | 70 | 261312 Developer Programmer)
    February 19, 2018 = Submitted EOI. (190 NSW | 75 | 261312 Developer Programmer)
    February 25, 2018 = Submitted EOI. (190 VIC | 75 | 261312 Developer Programmer)
    March 2, 2018 = Pre-invited to apply for NSW nomination.
    March 4, 2018 = Submitted application for NSW nomination.
    March 20, 2018 = Pre-invited to apply for VIC nomination.
    March 27, 2018 = Submitted application for VIC nomination.
    May 11, 2018 = Received nomination and ITA 190 NSW.
    May 18, 2018 = Got NBI Clearance.
    May 25, 2018 = Lodged Visa 190 NSW.
    May 28, 2018 = Attached ALL applicable docs except medical.
    May 29, 2018 = Had medical in St. Lukes Global City
    September 10, 2018 = VISA DIRECT GRANT!!! Thank you Lord!
    September 25, 2018 = CFO / PDOS
    March 6, 2019 = Initial Entry
    May 30, 2019 = Big Move


    Romans 12:12 Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

    James 5:7-8 Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.

    Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

  • chichanchichan Melbourne
    Posts: 142Member
    Joined: May 12, 2014
    @NoelRubio wala namang clear cut na sagot sa tanong mo. Both states need developers.
    I have friends in both states. I'm also in IT. Sa paghahanap ng work, bukod sa skills, kelangan mo rin ng swerte. I know some na after a week may work na. Meron namang after 1 year or more pa bago nagka IT work. The key is to never stop looking. You can work on other fields while jobhunting para may income pa rin.

    1. No Australian local work experience - issue to lalo na pag 1st job mo. Mas preferred nila yung may reference na beforehand kaya nirerequire ang local work exp. Tinatanggap naman nila kahit hindi IT ang work exp. mo dito kaya ok rin na magkaron ka ng experience sa other fields kung wala talaga. If you can sell yourself good enough. minsan naooverlook na nila to.

    2. Low salary for non-locals - not true (at least in my case and my friends)

    3. Racial discrimination (sana wala) - never ko pa tong naexperience

    Analyst Programmer (ANZSCO Code 261311)

    12/05/2014 Started gathering requirements for ACS
    14/06/2014 Submitted ACS skills assessment
    01/07/2014 ACS Result Received: AQF Bachelors Degree with Major in Computing
    1st Job - Insufficient details
    2nd Job - OK
    14/08/2014 IELTS Exam - IDP (Speaking)
    16/08/2014 IELTS Exam - IDP (Listening, Reading, Writing)
    21/08/2014 Appeal to ACS to consider 1st Job Experience
    29/08/2014 Received ACS Result - OK (1st job experience counted), IELTS Result Received - OBS 7.5
    05/09/2014 EOI Submitted
    22/09/2014 Received invitation to lodge visa
    10/11/2014 Lodged Visa 189
    05/12/2014 Medical at St. Lukes BGC
    15/01/2015 Direct Grant
    23/04/2015 Flight to Melbourne

  • 2rmobile2rmobile Melbourne
    Posts: 38Member
    Joined: Jan 02, 2013
    Hi all, just to let you know that I am not active in this forum for quite some time. If you need to reach me just join #australia channel
  • SpongeBobInAUSpongeBobInAU Melbourne
    Posts: 50Member
    Joined: Aug 19, 2013
    edited August 2018
    Hi All,

    We are hiring Robotic Process Automation Developers/Consultant.
    Background in C# or VB.Net and Documentation are required.

    The individuals need to be client facing, strong technical background, a proficient problem solver with excellent communications skills.

    Must have AU working rights.
    PM me your details. Thanks.

    ANZSCO Code (261311 Analyst Programmer)
    28 Jan 2014 - ACS Assessment
    04 Apr 2014 - ACS Result
    09 May 2015 - IELTS (BC) - S:7.0 L:7.0 R:9.0 W:7.5
    28 May 2015 - Lodged EOI (65 pts)
    06 Jul 2015 - Received Invitation
    08 Aug 2015 - Lodged Visa 189
    28 Sep 2015 - CO Allocated
    13 Apr 2016 - VISA GRANT (IED: 03 Nov 2016)
    04 Sep 2016 - Initial Entry
    13 Feb 2017 - Big Move! (Melbourne)
    15 Apr 2017 - First Job

  • pilot_markerpilot_marker Melbourne
    Posts: 145Member
    Joined: Nov 25, 2014
    edited May 2019
    After 4 years, our family will be finally moving to AUS (Melbourne) next month June 2019. I am practicing Full Stack Development (leaning to Front-End though) and my wife is an Application Support Analyst, we are hopping na makakuha agad ng trabaho! Tips, connections, referrals are greatly appreciated. hehe Thank you!

    God is Good wherever He brings us!

    27 Apr 2013 - IELTS

    15 Nov 2014 - Started EA CDR
    22 Dec 2014 - Submitted EA CDR
    12 Mar 2015 - Received EA Assessment
    12 Mar 2015 - Submitted EOI (60 points)
    10 Apr 2015 - Received Invitation to apply Visa Class 189
    10 Apr 2015 - Lodged Visa Application (wife included)
    30 Apr 2015 - Uploaded NBI, SG COC and Medical. (No Form 80)
    25 May 2015 - CO Contact, Received Delay Email

    02 July 2015 - Visa Granted

    Changed career to IT
    4 years have passed...

    29 June 2019 - Big Move to AU

  • somasoma Brisbane
    Posts: 34Member
    Joined: Nov 11, 2013
    After finishing a course on MCSA, COMPTIA A+ and CISCO I'm still having difficulty finding a job. It's been 3 years and I'm still unemployed. I became desperate so I started sending applications for just about any position... such as fruit picker, carpenter hand, kitchen hand etc. but still no luck. All my Indian classmates in school have found work in IT... and in good companies too. Not to brag, but I used to let them copy my exercises when they had difficulty understanding. They are very good at vouching for each other, I wish we filipinos are as supportive as Indians.

    Anyway, ano po kayang ibang options out there? I spent pretty much 20k on my education, and equipment for my labs and we literally have nothing more to spare for me to take another course sa ibang field. I'd appreciate any suggestions except multi-level marketing, pyramid, direct selling etc.
  • omegaomega Melton
    Posts: 27Member
    Joined: Apr 26, 2016

    @soma Kamusta na? Hope you've been able to land a job that you want. Keep trying if you're still looking for the opp. that you really want. Karamihan sa mga nakausap ko, pati na rin sa experience ko, nakapasok ako ulit sa IT field noong may entry/junior level opp. sa isang service provider. Minsan kailangan dumaan sa ganon para makapasok sa job market na gusto .

  • SidSid Sydney
    Posts: 40Member
    Joined: Feb 12, 2016

    Hi Everyone, good day. Pahingin naman po tips para sa ACS Assessment, please. :)
    I am an Industrial Eng'g graduate pero have been practicing IT for about 10yrs na. Also worked for 2 months in Melbourne, dahil nagkaproject kami sa isang Aus company. Also, I noticed parang IELTS is not required in ACS, is that correct?
    Tips po please.
    Thank you.

  • hikarihikari Australia
    Posts: 209Member
    Joined: May 29, 2018

    @Sid said:
    Hi Everyone, good day. Pahingin naman po tips para sa ACS Assessment, please. :)
    I am an Industrial Eng'g graduate pero have been practicing IT for about 10yrs na. Also worked for 2 months in Melbourne, dahil nagkaproject kami sa isang Aus company. Also, I noticed parang IELTS is not required in ACS, is that correct?
    Tips po please.
    Thank you.

    You can check ACS Guidelines :)

    If i'm not mistaken, kapag hindi ICT course yung tinapos you need to do with RPL. and yes di po kaylangan ng english test for ACS assessment.

    sa requirements, basically COE with job description na related dun sa inonominate nyong occupation. If you cannot secure a COE from your company, then you can submit a stat dec that is prepared and signed by your manager/supervisor. It should also be notarised. Also, need din po ng payment evidence which you can find in the guidelines :) Goodluck with your assessment!

    Master of Software Engineering

    Jun 2018 Started AU Dreams
    Aug 2018 Started inquiring about Student Visa pathway - AECC Global and KOKOS International
    30-Aug-18 Got an offer with a full scholarship from Macquarie University Course: Master of Information Technology | Application Date: August 20, 2018
    14-Sep-18 Got a conditional offer from Deakin University | Course: Grad Cert + Master IT | Application Date: August 20, 2018
    10-Oct-18 1st PTE-A Exam
    15-Oct-18 Got a full offer from Deakin University
    20-Nov-18 Tuition Fee Payment
    23-Nov-18 Received CoE from Deakin University
    27-Nov-18 Insurance Payment (Medibank)
    29-Nov-18 Medical at St Luke's BGC | Health Clearance Provided - No Actions Required
    12-Dec-18 Student Visa lodgement
    14-Dec-18 CO asked an additional de facto documents (Evidence of same home address)
    19-Dec-18 Uploaded all documents to immi portal (Waiting time!!!)
    02-Jan-19 Visa Grant!
    Jun 2019 IT Grad Cert completed at Deakin Uni
    Aug 2019 First Day in Uni Adelaide

  • cutiepie25cutiepie25 Posts: 361Member
    Joined: Sep 13, 2019

    Hi po, ask ko lang usually gaano katagal and kahirap maghanap ng work as IT in Melbourne? Software engineer po ako

  • omegaomega Melton
    Posts: 27Member
    Joined: Apr 26, 2016


    Tingin ko madami opps especially for software engineer sa Melbourne, or sa buong Australia. Pwedeng mag-iba iba situations, pero may mga alam ako na nakakuha in a month's time (mabilis na to).

    Sa long term, may shortage ang Aus sa IT field, specifically sa soft engineering, kaya tyaga tyaga lang maghanap =) .

  • cutiepie25cutiepie25 Posts: 361Member
    Joined: Sep 13, 2019

    @omega said:

    Tingin ko madami opps especially for software engineer sa Melbourne, or sa buong Australia. Pwedeng mag-iba iba situations, pero may mga alam ako na nakakuha in a month's time (mabilis na to).

    Sa long term, may shortage ang Aus sa IT field, specifically sa soft engineering, kaya tyaga tyaga lang maghanap =) .

    Salamat po sa sagot! Sana makahanap ng job :)

  • 2rmobile2rmobile Melbourne
    Posts: 38Member
    Joined: Jan 02, 2013

    hello sa inyo..

    is it just me noticing there are lots of dev jobs in melb at the moment, its like a hiring spree... so now is really a good time!!!

    very old thread.. just dropping by, hope all is well... hope all have jobs.. kung kailangan nyo na tulong.. resume build up etc.. feel free to reach out.. dont worry i dont charge.. and looking back at those who had made their lives here now.. its like very fulfilling and rewarding...

    you can reach me here

    regards sa lahat

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