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Visa "trend" questions

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  • MLBSMLBS Manila
    Posts: 600Member
    Joined: Sep 11, 2016

    From what I've observed mas pabor talaga ang medical professions sa invites nowadays. For 189/491 family, engrs and IT professionals na pro-rata are basically ignored na. Puro N/A na ang nakalagay sa invite table na nakapost sa immi website. So this is a blessing in disguise sa medical professions.

    233411 Electronics Engineer (Age-30, Educ-15,English proficiency-20, NAATI - 5, Single, - 10 Relative sponsorship - 15)
    95 pts total

    June 3, 2017 = Graduated from UST
    July 8, 2017 = Took IELTS GT
    July 21, 2017 = received IELTS results (LRWS = 8/9/7.5/7)
    August 11, 2017 = Lodged EA assessment (Fast track)
    September 6, 2017 = Received positive EA assessment, lodged EOI (489 Family sponsored - 60 pts)
    September 21, 2017 = Took PTE exam
    September 22, 2017 = Received PTE results (LRSW- 90/90/90/90), lodged 189 EOI (60 pts), updated 489 FS EOI (70 pts)
    September 26, 2017 = Lodged 190 EOI (NSW) 65 pts

    1 year wait... still no EOI invite. Decided to pursue student visa instead

    Course: Cert IV and Diploma - Work Health and Safety (DNA Kingston)

    October 15, 2018 = offer letter from school
    November 8, 2018 = Medical exam (St. Lukes)
    November 20, 2018 = Paid for tuition
    Novemeber 28, 2018 = Received COE
    December 2, 2018 = Lodged visa, after 1 min, granted!

    Feb 4 2019 = arrived to Perth

    Jan 5 2020 = Age increased to 30 pts
    Jan 20 2020 = Took NAATI
    Jan 26 2020 = Results for NAATI (passed) +5 pts
    Jan 27 2020 = lodged EOI 491 Family
    Feb 10 2020 = invited finally!
    Oct 8 2020 = 491 granted

  • robinsyreyesrobinsyreyes manila
    Posts: 108Member
    Joined: Apr 08, 2019

    Australia was following a migration program roadmap, sending in ~200k migrants each year to boost the economy. During the time I was processing my visa not far ago, I was looking into the annual visa allotment breakdown from DHA for years 2017 2018 2019. Pinopost nila yung current backlogs and que for EOI lodgements across each specific job codes for different visa sub classes. I had an agent pero I also did my own research to know my current position in the field. Since that was pre pandemic, the monthly invites which was around 2000 -3000 for 189 were distributed through a lot of job specializations. For some specialized field na kakaunti ang applicant 60/65 was enough to get them an invite.

    Nowadays, we can't expect anything certain from the migration department. Don't lose hope, still aim for the highest points possible, be updated on the news. All the hard work is worth it once you get here. Good luck.

    ispidprik

    Visa subclass 189 - Mechanical Engineer (ANZCO 233512)

    November 2018 - Hired agent, review PTE A
    December 17, 2018 - PTE A Results (LRSW- 84 83 90 86)
    January 28, 2019 - EA CDR skills assessment lodged
    February 21, 2019 - EA positive skills assessment
    February 26, 2019 - EOI Lodged 80 pts (English 20 Work 15 Acad 15 Age 30)
    March 11, 2019 - Invitation to apply received
    March 26, 2019 - Visa application lodged
    April 3, 2019 - Medical exam taken
    April 9, 2019 - Medical status cleared
    January 28, 2020 - Direct Grant Received !!!

  • AdminAdmin Singapore
    Posts: 1,756Administrator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2010
    edited December 2021

    @MLBS said:
    From what I've observed mas pabor talaga ang medical professions sa invites nowadays. For 189/491 family, engrs and IT professionals na pro-rata are basically ignored na. Puro N/A na ang nakalagay sa invite table na nakapost sa immi website. So this is a blessing in disguise sa medical professions.

    yeah panapanahon. I bet now medical staffs are in demand kahit san bansa kasi need ng mga frontliners. Here sa SG, kapos na rin. Most probably mga Nurses here will be favorable and easy to get a PRship sa SG ngayon and i think will be same all over the world.

    ispidprikmariusinbrisbane

    2010-06 : Lurker at philippines.com.au (previously the #1 Pinoy Australian Forum)
    2010-06 : Started researching on Visa 175 - Target 120pts
    2011-08 : Started prev employer document gathering for ACS skill assessment (0/4)
    2010-12 : Philippines.com.au went offline and created www.pinoyau.info
    2011-03 : 1st child born - AU dream halted
    2014-03 : ACS document - 1/5 emp ref completed
    2015-01: Promoted at work - AU dream halted
    2015-11: ACS document - 1/6 emp ref completed
    2016-09: 2nd child born - AU dream halted
    2018-09: ACS document - 6/8 emp ref completed
    2018-09: Revised all employment references and affidavit from scratch
    2019-03: Completed Revised 8/8 emp ref
    2019-03: PTE Exam - L59,R75,S62,W64 (no preparation)
    2019-07: Favorable Skills Assessment result for Software Eng
    2019-11: PTE Exam - L70,R68,S79,W68 (competent only)
    2020-02: PTE Exam - L79,R79,S86,W76 (grr lack 3pts on Writing)
    2020-03: PTE Exam - L85,R75,S87,W86 (Mar 4 - grr nag increase L, S and W but bumaba 4pts si R!!!!!)
    2020-03 PTE Exam - L81 R79 S90 W81 (Mar 9 - Salamat Lord!!!!)

  • ispidprikispidprik Posts: 44Member
    Joined: Apr 16, 2020

    I guess its just best to be document ready and lodge your EOI’s para nkapila na. Then let’s just hope and pray for the best that we all get granted our visas.

    mariusinbrisbaneAuroraAustralis
  • RheaMARN1171933RheaMARN1171933 Posts: 2,071Member, Administrator, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 10, 2016

    @Desert_Cowboy said:

    @RheaMARN1171933 said:

    @hikari said:
    hi @mariusinbrisbane you can check this link:
    https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect/invitation-rounds

    1. pre pandemic, every month sila nagiinvite for 189. pero ngayon every quarter na. Sa 190 naman, depende sa state e.
    2. during pandemic, puro onshore lang usually na naiinvite at mostly yung occup nasa PMSOL. base sa mga nakikita ko previously, more on medical occup yung kadalasan na naiinvite.
    3. For non pro-rata, as far as I know, basta nasa PMSOL ka, mas may chance ka mainvite especially kung nasa medical occup ka. Pero disclaimer din, hindi lahat ng nasa pmsol naiinivite madalas. like sa occup ko, nasa pmsol ako pero bihira invites samin. Others can correct me on this. Depende kasi sa occup mo e. pero simula pandemic puro onshore and usually medical occup lang may invites.
    4. During pandemic, mas dumami invites ng 491 so you might want to consider that as well.

    Just for clarification

    1. Pre- pandemic it was nearly impossible to be granted a 189 visa unless you have very very high points. Migration agents would likely divert clients for 491 visa as that’s the most feasible pathway for offshore applicants
    2. The PMSOL is more often than not for 482 visa applications. Offshore applications are not prioritised, hence no invites are issued
    3. Right now points aren’t really relevant for offshore as you can’t base your strategy on this - no one gets invited! Though South Australia has opened its nominations for offshore for some occupations but subject to meeting requirements - that’s definitely a positive development
    4. As mentioned no invites for offshore - that’s the trend. More 491 applications pre-pandemic days - that’s always been the case in the last 3-4 years already. 190 was more for onshore applications. At present, the aim is to maximise points and Lodge the EOI ASAP as that’s likely to increase your chances of inviting soo er when things go back to normality

    1 is so true. Pre pandemic, only people with 90 points and above are being invited. I did a lot of research, read forums and followed the invitation rounds. This is the reason why I delayed taking PTE and be able to submit my EOI. I was at 50 pts and taking PTE could increase my points to 70 in which will allow me to submit my EOI. I lose hope and forgot about my dream. I waited for a year because of this so called "trend". A very big mistake. Pandemic happens last March 2020. By September 2020, almost 300 Medical Lab Scientist were invited for 189 visa with 65 minimum points. I was shocked I couldn't believe it. If you were reading the forums during this time, you would also believe there's no way people below 90 points will be invited. This drove me to sit for PTE on October 2020. I passed it and lodged my EOI immediately at 70 pts. November 2020, my points increased by 5 pts due to additional experience. October 29, 2021 I got invited for 491 FS (offshore) at 75+15 pts.

    I settled for less and lose so much time due to this "trend". It would be a different case if I'd hired an agent. She/He would have pushed me to sit for English exam ASAP. I believe I knew so much from my readings and research that I don't need one. A costly mistake.
    Here's my advice to you. Do not base your applications on "trends" as DHA is unpredictable. Now they are inviting 90, next round they could be inviting 65.
    Lodge your EOI ASAP and wait. I'm sharing this so you could learn from my experience.

    That’s correct. Our approach is always very individual. It’s not so much about the trend, it’s all about what would work for the actual applicant. Each case is very individual. Hence it would be somehow foolish to solely rely on “trend”

    ispidprik
  • mariusinbrisbanemariusinbrisbane Posts: 162Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2021

    1 is so true. Pre pandemic, only people with 90 points and above are being invited. I did a lot of research, read forums and followed the invitation rounds. This is the reason why I delayed taking PTE and be able to submit my EOI. I was at 50 pts and taking PTE could increase my points to 70 in which will allow me to submit my EOI. I lose hope and forgot about my dream. I waited for a year because of this so called "trend". A very big mistake. Pandemic happens last March 2020. By September 2020, almost 300 Medical Lab Scientist were invited for 189 visa with 65 minimum points. I was shocked I couldn't believe it. If you were reading the forums during this time, you would also believe there's no way people below 90 points will be invited. This drove me to sit for PTE on October 2020. I passed it and lodged my EOI immediately at 70 pts. November 2020, my points increased by 5 pts due to additional experience. October 29, 2021 I got invited for 491 FS (offshore) at 75+15 pts.

    I settled for less and lose so much time due to this "trend". It would be a different case if I'd hired an agent. She/He would have pushed me to sit for English exam ASAP. I believe I knew so much from my readings and research that I don't need one. A costly mistake.
    Here's my advice to you. Do not base your applications on "trends" as DHA is unpredictable. Now they are inviting 90, next round they could be inviting 65.
    Lodge your EOI ASAP and wait. I'm sharing this so you could learn from my experience.

    Thank you po for this insight! This gives me a bit of hope kasi 70/75 lang ako ngayon, next year pa ako magkaka-additional 10 points, pero at least, naka queue na yung EOI ko.

    Started my Australian visa journey: Jul 2021

    2021

    • Jul 01: Since I'm DIYing it, I started learning the whole process
    • Aug 05: Identified my occupation in the skills list; ended up choosing Statistician (224113) because it's the most relevant
    • Aug 18: VETASSESS -- Started collecting all of the necessary documents needed for skills assessment
    • Sep 12: VETASSESS -- Submitted my application to VETASSESS
    • Sep 14: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Lodged"
    • Sep 16: VETASSESS -- They asked for a clearer copy of my diploma
    • Sep 20: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "In Progress"
    • Oct 04: PTE -- Booked my exam schedule
    • Nov 18: PTE -- Exam date; also on the same day (after an hour), I received my results -- SUPERIOR! (L90,R82,S90,W90)
    • Dec 04: VETASESS -- Status changed to "Completed"; I received my outcome letter -- POSITIVE!
    • Dec 05: EOI -- Finally filed the following: 189 (70) | 190 (75)
    • ---

    2022

    • Mar 19: Earned +5 because of moving to the next work experience bracket: 189 (75) | 190 (80)
    • May 6: Earned +5 because of moving to the next age bracket: 189 (80) | 190 (85)
      -- The long wait begins here! --
  • mariusinbrisbanemariusinbrisbane Posts: 162Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2021

    @MLBS said:
    From what I've observed mas pabor talaga ang medical professions sa invites nowadays. For 189/491 family, engrs and IT professionals na pro-rata are basically ignored na. Puro N/A na ang nakalagay sa invite table na nakapost sa immi website. So this is a blessing in disguise sa medical professions.

    Totoo po. Yung friend ko mabilis lang nakahanap ng employer to sponsor him kasi medical professional siya.

    Started my Australian visa journey: Jul 2021

    2021

    • Jul 01: Since I'm DIYing it, I started learning the whole process
    • Aug 05: Identified my occupation in the skills list; ended up choosing Statistician (224113) because it's the most relevant
    • Aug 18: VETASSESS -- Started collecting all of the necessary documents needed for skills assessment
    • Sep 12: VETASSESS -- Submitted my application to VETASSESS
    • Sep 14: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Lodged"
    • Sep 16: VETASSESS -- They asked for a clearer copy of my diploma
    • Sep 20: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "In Progress"
    • Oct 04: PTE -- Booked my exam schedule
    • Nov 18: PTE -- Exam date; also on the same day (after an hour), I received my results -- SUPERIOR! (L90,R82,S90,W90)
    • Dec 04: VETASESS -- Status changed to "Completed"; I received my outcome letter -- POSITIVE!
    • Dec 05: EOI -- Finally filed the following: 189 (70) | 190 (75)
    • ---

    2022

    • Mar 19: Earned +5 because of moving to the next work experience bracket: 189 (75) | 190 (80)
    • May 6: Earned +5 because of moving to the next age bracket: 189 (80) | 190 (85)
      -- The long wait begins here! --
  • mariusinbrisbanemariusinbrisbane Posts: 162Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2021

    @robinsyreyes said:
    Australia was following a migration program roadmap, sending in ~200k migrants each year to boost the economy. During the time I was processing my visa not far ago, I was looking into the annual visa allotment breakdown from DHA for years 2017 2018 2019. Pinopost nila yung current backlogs and que for EOI lodgements across each specific job codes for different visa sub classes. I had an agent pero I also did my own research to know my current position in the field. Since that was pre pandemic, the monthly invites which was around 2000 -3000 for 189 were distributed through a lot of job specializations. For some specialized field na kakaunti ang applicant 60/65 was enough to get them an invite.

    Nowadays, we can't expect anything certain from the migration department. Don't lose hope, still aim for the highest points possible, be updated on the news. All the hard work is worth it once you get here. Good luck.

    May I know po if you still know yung page regarding the EOI lodgments for each specific job code? I can't seem to find that kind of data. Again, this gives me a bit of hope kasi, as far as I can see, kakaunti lang naman yung mga tao sa job code ko. Thank you po for this!

    Started my Australian visa journey: Jul 2021

    2021

    • Jul 01: Since I'm DIYing it, I started learning the whole process
    • Aug 05: Identified my occupation in the skills list; ended up choosing Statistician (224113) because it's the most relevant
    • Aug 18: VETASSESS -- Started collecting all of the necessary documents needed for skills assessment
    • Sep 12: VETASSESS -- Submitted my application to VETASSESS
    • Sep 14: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Lodged"
    • Sep 16: VETASSESS -- They asked for a clearer copy of my diploma
    • Sep 20: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "In Progress"
    • Oct 04: PTE -- Booked my exam schedule
    • Nov 18: PTE -- Exam date; also on the same day (after an hour), I received my results -- SUPERIOR! (L90,R82,S90,W90)
    • Dec 04: VETASESS -- Status changed to "Completed"; I received my outcome letter -- POSITIVE!
    • Dec 05: EOI -- Finally filed the following: 189 (70) | 190 (75)
    • ---

    2022

    • Mar 19: Earned +5 because of moving to the next work experience bracket: 189 (75) | 190 (80)
    • May 6: Earned +5 because of moving to the next age bracket: 189 (80) | 190 (85)
      -- The long wait begins here! --
  • robinsyreyesrobinsyreyes manila
    Posts: 108Member
    Joined: Apr 08, 2019

    @mariusinbrisbane said:

    @robinsyreyes said:
    Australia was following a migration program roadmap, sending in ~200k migrants each year to boost the economy. During the time I was processing my visa not far ago, I was looking into the annual visa allotment breakdown from DHA for years 2017 2018 2019. Pinopost nila yung current backlogs and que for EOI lodgements across each specific job codes for different visa sub classes. I had an agent pero I also did my own research to know my current position in the field. Since that was pre pandemic, the monthly invites which was around 2000 -3000 for 189 were distributed through a lot of job specializations. For some specialized field na kakaunti ang applicant 60/65 was enough to get them an invite.

    Nowadays, we can't expect anything certain from the migration department. Don't lose hope, still aim for the highest points possible, be updated on the news. All the hard work is worth it once you get here. Good luck.

    May I know po if you still know yung page regarding the EOI lodgments for each specific job code? I can't seem to find that kind of data. Again, this gives me a bit of hope kasi, as far as I can see, kakaunti lang naman yung mga tao sa job code ko. Thank you po for this!

    Found it, sa DHA FOI logs. Madami kang makitang historical data dito like EOI and visa lodgements. Not sure lang kung gaano kadalas ang updates nila. Hanapin mo na lang dito yung gusto mo i review.

    https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/access-and-accountability/freedom-of-information/disclosure-logs/2021

    mariusinbrisbane

    Visa subclass 189 - Mechanical Engineer (ANZCO 233512)

    November 2018 - Hired agent, review PTE A
    December 17, 2018 - PTE A Results (LRSW- 84 83 90 86)
    January 28, 2019 - EA CDR skills assessment lodged
    February 21, 2019 - EA positive skills assessment
    February 26, 2019 - EOI Lodged 80 pts (English 20 Work 15 Acad 15 Age 30)
    March 11, 2019 - Invitation to apply received
    March 26, 2019 - Visa application lodged
    April 3, 2019 - Medical exam taken
    April 9, 2019 - Medical status cleared
    January 28, 2020 - Direct Grant Received !!!

  • robinsyreyesrobinsyreyes manila
    Posts: 108Member
    Joined: Apr 08, 2019

    Visa subclass 189 - Mechanical Engineer (ANZCO 233512)

    November 2018 - Hired agent, review PTE A
    December 17, 2018 - PTE A Results (LRSW- 84 83 90 86)
    January 28, 2019 - EA CDR skills assessment lodged
    February 21, 2019 - EA positive skills assessment
    February 26, 2019 - EOI Lodged 80 pts (English 20 Work 15 Acad 15 Age 30)
    March 11, 2019 - Invitation to apply received
    March 26, 2019 - Visa application lodged
    April 3, 2019 - Medical exam taken
    April 9, 2019 - Medical status cleared
    January 28, 2020 - Direct Grant Received !!!

  • mariusinbrisbanemariusinbrisbane Posts: 162Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2021

    @robinsyreyes said:
    Found it, sa DHA FOI logs. Madami kang makitang historical data dito like EOI and visa lodgements. Not sure lang kung gaano kadalas ang updates nila. Hanapin mo na lang dito yung gusto mo i review.

    https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/access-and-accountability/freedom-of-information/disclosure-logs/2021

    Wow okay po sige salamat!

    Started my Australian visa journey: Jul 2021

    2021

    • Jul 01: Since I'm DIYing it, I started learning the whole process
    • Aug 05: Identified my occupation in the skills list; ended up choosing Statistician (224113) because it's the most relevant
    • Aug 18: VETASSESS -- Started collecting all of the necessary documents needed for skills assessment
    • Sep 12: VETASSESS -- Submitted my application to VETASSESS
    • Sep 14: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Lodged"
    • Sep 16: VETASSESS -- They asked for a clearer copy of my diploma
    • Sep 20: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "In Progress"
    • Oct 04: PTE -- Booked my exam schedule
    • Nov 18: PTE -- Exam date; also on the same day (after an hour), I received my results -- SUPERIOR! (L90,R82,S90,W90)
    • Dec 04: VETASESS -- Status changed to "Completed"; I received my outcome letter -- POSITIVE!
    • Dec 05: EOI -- Finally filed the following: 189 (70) | 190 (75)
    • ---

    2022

    • Mar 19: Earned +5 because of moving to the next work experience bracket: 189 (75) | 190 (80)
    • May 6: Earned +5 because of moving to the next age bracket: 189 (80) | 190 (85)
      -- The long wait begins here! --
  • EricTCEricTC Posts: 109Member
    Joined: Jun 12, 2021

    Saw this online: "Planning Australia’s 2022-23 Migration Program"
    It was taken from immi website.

    An excerpt of their planning:

    Here's the full link:
    Planning Australia’s 2022-23 Migration Program
    https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/how-to-engage-us-subsite/files/planning-australias-2022-23-migration-program.pdf

    Related links:
    Migration Program planning levels
    https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/what-we-do/migration-program-planning-levels

    ​​​​​​​​​​Australia's 2022-23 Migration Program​​​
    https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/what-we-do/migration-program-planning-levels

    mariusinbrisbane

    233214 - Structural Engineer
    visa 189 = 85pts | visa 190 = 90pts | visa 491 = 100pts
    ..
    08/06/2021 - Contacted an Immigration Agent
    11/06/2021 - Preparation of Initial Documents (including 3 Career Episode Essays, SS etc.)
    25/08/2021 - Completion of all Initial Documents
    05/09/2021 - Start of PTE Academic Review (English Exam)
    30/10/2021 - PTE Academic Exam & Results ( L:90 | R:83 | S:90| W:90 ) Superior, First-Time Test Taker
    04/11/2021 - EA Skills Assessment submitted for 233214 - Structural Engineer
    23/11/2021 - Positive EA Skills Assessment outcome
    25/11/2021 - EOI submitted
    Around March 2022 - ROI submitted (Northern Rivers NSW)
    08/04/2022 - Pre-invite Received (Northern Rivers NSW)
    06/05/2022 - Received ITA (Northern Rivers NSW)
    13/06/2022 - Visa Lodged
    17/06/2022 - Health Examinations (Medical)
    30/06/2022 - Biometrics
    ..
    PTE Exam Complete Preparation Guide:
    https://tinyurl.com/PTEPreparationGuide
    ..
    James 1:5-6
    (New International Version)
    5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
    6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

  • mariusinbrisbanemariusinbrisbane Posts: 162Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2021

    @EricTC Thank you po for this! Actually nabasa ko na din ito. Hopefully talaga they'll arrive at a decision na favourable sa mga offshore applicants!

    Started my Australian visa journey: Jul 2021

    2021

    • Jul 01: Since I'm DIYing it, I started learning the whole process
    • Aug 05: Identified my occupation in the skills list; ended up choosing Statistician (224113) because it's the most relevant
    • Aug 18: VETASSESS -- Started collecting all of the necessary documents needed for skills assessment
    • Sep 12: VETASSESS -- Submitted my application to VETASSESS
    • Sep 14: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Lodged"
    • Sep 16: VETASSESS -- They asked for a clearer copy of my diploma
    • Sep 20: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "In Progress"
    • Oct 04: PTE -- Booked my exam schedule
    • Nov 18: PTE -- Exam date; also on the same day (after an hour), I received my results -- SUPERIOR! (L90,R82,S90,W90)
    • Dec 04: VETASESS -- Status changed to "Completed"; I received my outcome letter -- POSITIVE!
    • Dec 05: EOI -- Finally filed the following: 189 (70) | 190 (75)
    • ---

    2022

    • Mar 19: Earned +5 because of moving to the next work experience bracket: 189 (75) | 190 (80)
    • May 6: Earned +5 because of moving to the next age bracket: 189 (80) | 190 (85)
      -- The long wait begins here! --
  • JuanAUSJuanAUS Posts: 4Member
    Joined: Dec 18, 2021

    Hi guys, I have a question regarding claiming points for work experience in EOI. Does it have to be assessed by an Assessment Authority(like Vetassess) for you to claim the points for your past work experience. I already have a POSITIVE Skills Assessment under Vetassess, but I was not able to include all my work experiences in the assessment before due to documentation purposes issues(mahirap kasi hagilapin ang mga companies last year kasi at the peak of the pandemic. I have my skills assessment last year, around November). My concern now is to get more points, since currently, I only have 65 points (Subclass 190). If I claim for my other previous employment (w/c was not assessed by Vetassess, but are closely related occupation), I can get additional 10 points. So, going back to my question, can I claim those points in EOI even if my work experience was not assessed by Vetassess(again, these are closely related occupation). Hoping I can get some clarity and some advice here. Thanks and goodluck to us!

  • mathilde9mathilde9 Posts: 40Member
    Joined: Nov 15, 2021

    @MLBS said:
    From what I've observed mas pabor talaga ang medical professions sa invites nowadays. For 189/491 family, engrs and IT professionals na pro-rata are basically ignored na. Puro N/A na ang nakalagay sa invite table na nakapost sa immi website. So this is a blessing in disguise sa medical professions.

    If naka N/A sa invite table, low chances of invite or wala lang points min points? Thanks.

    Occupation - Software Engineer (261313)

    Sept. 2021 - PTE (Proficient) will retake hoping to get Superior
    Nov. 2021 - Positive ACS Skills Assessment received
    Dec. 2021 - EOI Lodged for 189/190/491(FS) == 75/80/90 pts
    Jan. 2022 - Work Experience points increased by 5pts : 189/190/491(FS) == 80/85/95 pts
    Jan. 2022 - ROI submitted

  • MLBSMLBS Manila
    Posts: 600Member
    Joined: Sep 11, 2016

    @mathilde9 said:

    @MLBS said:
    From what I've observed mas pabor talaga ang medical professions sa invites nowadays. For 189/491 family, engrs and IT professionals na pro-rata are basically ignored na. Puro N/A na ang nakalagay sa invite table na nakapost sa immi website. So this is a blessing in disguise sa medical professions.

    If naka N/A sa invite table, low chances of invite or wala lang points min points? Thanks.

    I think di na iniinvite yung occupation na yun at all.

    233411 Electronics Engineer (Age-30, Educ-15,English proficiency-20, NAATI - 5, Single, - 10 Relative sponsorship - 15)
    95 pts total

    June 3, 2017 = Graduated from UST
    July 8, 2017 = Took IELTS GT
    July 21, 2017 = received IELTS results (LRWS = 8/9/7.5/7)
    August 11, 2017 = Lodged EA assessment (Fast track)
    September 6, 2017 = Received positive EA assessment, lodged EOI (489 Family sponsored - 60 pts)
    September 21, 2017 = Took PTE exam
    September 22, 2017 = Received PTE results (LRSW- 90/90/90/90), lodged 189 EOI (60 pts), updated 489 FS EOI (70 pts)
    September 26, 2017 = Lodged 190 EOI (NSW) 65 pts

    1 year wait... still no EOI invite. Decided to pursue student visa instead

    Course: Cert IV and Diploma - Work Health and Safety (DNA Kingston)

    October 15, 2018 = offer letter from school
    November 8, 2018 = Medical exam (St. Lukes)
    November 20, 2018 = Paid for tuition
    Novemeber 28, 2018 = Received COE
    December 2, 2018 = Lodged visa, after 1 min, granted!

    Feb 4 2019 = arrived to Perth

    Jan 5 2020 = Age increased to 30 pts
    Jan 20 2020 = Took NAATI
    Jan 26 2020 = Results for NAATI (passed) +5 pts
    Jan 27 2020 = lodged EOI 491 Family
    Feb 10 2020 = invited finally!
    Oct 8 2020 = 491 granted

  • mariusinbrisbanemariusinbrisbane Posts: 162Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2021

    @MLBS said:
    I think di na iniinvite yung occupation na yun at all.

    Ito yung mga pro-rata right? Bakit kaya hindi sila naiinvite, masyado maraming applicants?

    Started my Australian visa journey: Jul 2021

    2021

    • Jul 01: Since I'm DIYing it, I started learning the whole process
    • Aug 05: Identified my occupation in the skills list; ended up choosing Statistician (224113) because it's the most relevant
    • Aug 18: VETASSESS -- Started collecting all of the necessary documents needed for skills assessment
    • Sep 12: VETASSESS -- Submitted my application to VETASSESS
    • Sep 14: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Lodged"
    • Sep 16: VETASSESS -- They asked for a clearer copy of my diploma
    • Sep 20: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "In Progress"
    • Oct 04: PTE -- Booked my exam schedule
    • Nov 18: PTE -- Exam date; also on the same day (after an hour), I received my results -- SUPERIOR! (L90,R82,S90,W90)
    • Dec 04: VETASESS -- Status changed to "Completed"; I received my outcome letter -- POSITIVE!
    • Dec 05: EOI -- Finally filed the following: 189 (70) | 190 (75)
    • ---

    2022

    • Mar 19: Earned +5 because of moving to the next work experience bracket: 189 (75) | 190 (80)
    • May 6: Earned +5 because of moving to the next age bracket: 189 (80) | 190 (85)
      -- The long wait begins here! --
  • MLBSMLBS Manila
    Posts: 600Member
    Joined: Sep 11, 2016

    @mariusinbrisbane said:

    @MLBS said:
    I think di na iniinvite yung occupation na yun at all.

    Ito yung mga pro-rata right? Bakit kaya hindi sila naiinvite, masyado maraming applicants?

    Yep pro rata. Dati may certain division ng prorata/non prorata na iniinvite to ensure na di masyadong maraming pro-rata ang maiinvite. Ngayon who knows lol. Immigration is unpredictable now.

    233411 Electronics Engineer (Age-30, Educ-15,English proficiency-20, NAATI - 5, Single, - 10 Relative sponsorship - 15)
    95 pts total

    June 3, 2017 = Graduated from UST
    July 8, 2017 = Took IELTS GT
    July 21, 2017 = received IELTS results (LRWS = 8/9/7.5/7)
    August 11, 2017 = Lodged EA assessment (Fast track)
    September 6, 2017 = Received positive EA assessment, lodged EOI (489 Family sponsored - 60 pts)
    September 21, 2017 = Took PTE exam
    September 22, 2017 = Received PTE results (LRSW- 90/90/90/90), lodged 189 EOI (60 pts), updated 489 FS EOI (70 pts)
    September 26, 2017 = Lodged 190 EOI (NSW) 65 pts

    1 year wait... still no EOI invite. Decided to pursue student visa instead

    Course: Cert IV and Diploma - Work Health and Safety (DNA Kingston)

    October 15, 2018 = offer letter from school
    November 8, 2018 = Medical exam (St. Lukes)
    November 20, 2018 = Paid for tuition
    Novemeber 28, 2018 = Received COE
    December 2, 2018 = Lodged visa, after 1 min, granted!

    Feb 4 2019 = arrived to Perth

    Jan 5 2020 = Age increased to 30 pts
    Jan 20 2020 = Took NAATI
    Jan 26 2020 = Results for NAATI (passed) +5 pts
    Jan 27 2020 = lodged EOI 491 Family
    Feb 10 2020 = invited finally!
    Oct 8 2020 = 491 granted

  • mathilde9mathilde9 Posts: 40Member
    Joined: Nov 15, 2021

    @MLBS said:

    @mariusinbrisbane said:

    @MLBS said:
    I think di na iniinvite yung occupation na yun at all.

    Ito yung mga pro-rata right? Bakit kaya hindi sila naiinvite, masyado maraming applicants?

    Yep pro rata. Dati may certain division ng prorata/non prorata na iniinvite to ensure na di masyadong maraming pro-rata ang maiinvite. Ngayon who knows lol. Immigration is unpredictable now.

    Yeah. We can only hope for the best.... :)

    Occupation - Software Engineer (261313)

    Sept. 2021 - PTE (Proficient) will retake hoping to get Superior
    Nov. 2021 - Positive ACS Skills Assessment received
    Dec. 2021 - EOI Lodged for 189/190/491(FS) == 75/80/90 pts
    Jan. 2022 - Work Experience points increased by 5pts : 189/190/491(FS) == 80/85/95 pts
    Jan. 2022 - ROI submitted

  • mariusinbrisbanemariusinbrisbane Posts: 162Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2021

    I just watched this new interview with the CEO of Australian Chamber of Commerce released today by Sky News :

    He said "We need to get back above the levels that we had IMMEDIATELY prior to the pandemic"; this is referring to the migration quota/level.

    Hopefully magtuluy-tuloy itong plan nila to take in 200k migrants vs. 160k this fiscal year. Though nagulat lang ako dun sa "immediately", I'm not sure if they would adjust/alter the current fiscal year in terms of invites and grants since 7 months pa before the start of another fiscal year for migration.

    plasticeye

    Started my Australian visa journey: Jul 2021

    2021

    • Jul 01: Since I'm DIYing it, I started learning the whole process
    • Aug 05: Identified my occupation in the skills list; ended up choosing Statistician (224113) because it's the most relevant
    • Aug 18: VETASSESS -- Started collecting all of the necessary documents needed for skills assessment
    • Sep 12: VETASSESS -- Submitted my application to VETASSESS
    • Sep 14: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Lodged"
    • Sep 16: VETASSESS -- They asked for a clearer copy of my diploma
    • Sep 20: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "In Progress"
    • Oct 04: PTE -- Booked my exam schedule
    • Nov 18: PTE -- Exam date; also on the same day (after an hour), I received my results -- SUPERIOR! (L90,R82,S90,W90)
    • Dec 04: VETASESS -- Status changed to "Completed"; I received my outcome letter -- POSITIVE!
    • Dec 05: EOI -- Finally filed the following: 189 (70) | 190 (75)
    • ---

    2022

    • Mar 19: Earned +5 because of moving to the next work experience bracket: 189 (75) | 190 (80)
    • May 6: Earned +5 because of moving to the next age bracket: 189 (80) | 190 (85)
      -- The long wait begins here! --
  • mariusinbrisbanemariusinbrisbane Posts: 162Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2021

    May chance kaya mag increase sila ng intake aka more invites and grants DURING this financial year? Open na kasi ang borders. Kung aantayin pa nila yung next financial year, 7 months pa yun, ang layo pa :neutral:

    Started my Australian visa journey: Jul 2021

    2021

    • Jul 01: Since I'm DIYing it, I started learning the whole process
    • Aug 05: Identified my occupation in the skills list; ended up choosing Statistician (224113) because it's the most relevant
    • Aug 18: VETASSESS -- Started collecting all of the necessary documents needed for skills assessment
    • Sep 12: VETASSESS -- Submitted my application to VETASSESS
    • Sep 14: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Lodged"
    • Sep 16: VETASSESS -- They asked for a clearer copy of my diploma
    • Sep 20: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "In Progress"
    • Oct 04: PTE -- Booked my exam schedule
    • Nov 18: PTE -- Exam date; also on the same day (after an hour), I received my results -- SUPERIOR! (L90,R82,S90,W90)
    • Dec 04: VETASESS -- Status changed to "Completed"; I received my outcome letter -- POSITIVE!
    • Dec 05: EOI -- Finally filed the following: 189 (70) | 190 (75)
    • ---

    2022

    • Mar 19: Earned +5 because of moving to the next work experience bracket: 189 (75) | 190 (80)
    • May 6: Earned +5 because of moving to the next age bracket: 189 (80) | 190 (85)
      -- The long wait begins here! --
  • ispidprikispidprik Posts: 44Member
    Joined: Apr 16, 2020

    @mariusinbrisbane said:
    May chance kaya mag increase sila ng intake aka more invites and grants DURING this financial year? Open na kasi ang borders. Kung aantayin pa nila yung next financial year, 7 months pa yun, ang layo pa :neutral:

    We can all just hope na mngyari ito. Another thing we have to consider dn is madami dn pending onshore applications. Most likely prioritization will fall on which occupation is essential.

    mariusinbrisbane
  • EricTCEricTC Posts: 109Member
    Joined: Jun 12, 2021

    Let's give ourselves a rest nalang din muna while waiting. Since November 2021 upon submitting an EOI, gigil din ako sa paghahanap ng update or development with respect to offshore skilled migrants. Mahirap nga talaga maghintay lalo na wala na sa atin yung bola. Haha. Wala na tayong magawa. Pero getting anxious about the future or the result doesn't help at all. Nakakadagdag lang sa burden. Ipon nalang muna ng pocket money within that 7-month timeframe, tsaka na ako ma-stress pag malapit na mag expire yung EOI ko. Hehe

    (More on advise ito sa sarili ko. Since may agent ako pero di rin ako mapakali kakahintay at kaka-research.)

    233214 - Structural Engineer
    visa 189 = 85pts | visa 190 = 90pts | visa 491 = 100pts
    ..
    08/06/2021 - Contacted an Immigration Agent
    11/06/2021 - Preparation of Initial Documents (including 3 Career Episode Essays, SS etc.)
    25/08/2021 - Completion of all Initial Documents
    05/09/2021 - Start of PTE Academic Review (English Exam)
    30/10/2021 - PTE Academic Exam & Results ( L:90 | R:83 | S:90| W:90 ) Superior, First-Time Test Taker
    04/11/2021 - EA Skills Assessment submitted for 233214 - Structural Engineer
    23/11/2021 - Positive EA Skills Assessment outcome
    25/11/2021 - EOI submitted
    Around March 2022 - ROI submitted (Northern Rivers NSW)
    08/04/2022 - Pre-invite Received (Northern Rivers NSW)
    06/05/2022 - Received ITA (Northern Rivers NSW)
    13/06/2022 - Visa Lodged
    17/06/2022 - Health Examinations (Medical)
    30/06/2022 - Biometrics
    ..
    PTE Exam Complete Preparation Guide:
    https://tinyurl.com/PTEPreparationGuide
    ..
    James 1:5-6
    (New International Version)
    5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
    6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.

  • mariusinbrisbanemariusinbrisbane Posts: 162Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2021

    @EricTC said:
    Let's give ourselves a rest nalang din muna while waiting. Since November 2021 upon submitting an EOI, gigil din ako sa paghahanap ng update or development with respect to offshore skilled migrants. Mahirap nga talaga maghintay lalo na wala na sa atin yung bola. Haha. Wala na tayong magawa. Pero getting anxious about the future or the result doesn't help at all. Nakakadagdag lang sa burden. Ipon nalang muna ng pocket money within that 7-month timeframe, tsaka na ako ma-stress pag malapit na mag expire yung EOI ko. Hehe

    (More on advise ito sa sarili ko. Since may agent ako pero di rin ako mapakali kakahintay at kaka-research.)

    Tama po! Ako kasi DIY so talagang search ako ng news articles every single day. Nakakadagdag nga sa burden din minsan kasi gusto mong may mangyari na pero wala eh. Hopefully Q1 2022 will have something for us.

    Started my Australian visa journey: Jul 2021

    2021

    • Jul 01: Since I'm DIYing it, I started learning the whole process
    • Aug 05: Identified my occupation in the skills list; ended up choosing Statistician (224113) because it's the most relevant
    • Aug 18: VETASSESS -- Started collecting all of the necessary documents needed for skills assessment
    • Sep 12: VETASSESS -- Submitted my application to VETASSESS
    • Sep 14: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Lodged"
    • Sep 16: VETASSESS -- They asked for a clearer copy of my diploma
    • Sep 20: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "In Progress"
    • Oct 04: PTE -- Booked my exam schedule
    • Nov 18: PTE -- Exam date; also on the same day (after an hour), I received my results -- SUPERIOR! (L90,R82,S90,W90)
    • Dec 04: VETASESS -- Status changed to "Completed"; I received my outcome letter -- POSITIVE!
    • Dec 05: EOI -- Finally filed the following: 189 (70) | 190 (75)
    • ---

    2022

    • Mar 19: Earned +5 because of moving to the next work experience bracket: 189 (75) | 190 (80)
    • May 6: Earned +5 because of moving to the next age bracket: 189 (80) | 190 (85)
      -- The long wait begins here! --
  • margotrobbinsmargotrobbins Posts: 15Member
    Joined: Oct 10, 2021

    Ito po ba yung invite table? so if N/A ang min pts, ignored muna yung occupation?

  • RheaMARN1171933RheaMARN1171933 Posts: 2,071Member, Administrator, Moderator
    Joined: Mar 10, 2016

    @mariusinbrisbane said:
    May chance kaya mag increase sila ng intake aka more invites and grants DURING this financial year? Open na kasi ang borders. Kung aantayin pa nila yung next financial year, 7 months pa yun, ang layo pa :neutral:

    They plan these things on a yearly basis so chances of any change on intake this current financial year. Changes would have to be in the next financial year

    mariusinbrisbane
  • aagaag Posts: 11Member
    Joined: Mar 13, 2021

    Hello po.
    Dahil po sa post galing sa Iscah Australian Migration, Iemailed NAATI po if successful takers can claim 5pts if exam are taken online and eto po ang nireply nila. Kung pwede ko nga lang din iemail ang DHA, ginawa ko na pero di ko mahanap ang email address nila to confirm. Kasi ang laking pera talaga ng exam na ito. 😅

    Successful candidates of CCL can claim 05 points in certain immigration pathways.

    Kind regards,

    Anas Ahmed

    mariusinbrisbane
  • mathilde9mathilde9 Posts: 40Member
    Joined: Nov 15, 2021

    I saw the invitation rounds for Jan 2022. Mostly were from the medical field and a few from engineering. Haha hoping mag-add ng ibang jobs next rounds.
    https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect/invitation-rounds

    Occupation - Software Engineer (261313)

    Sept. 2021 - PTE (Proficient) will retake hoping to get Superior
    Nov. 2021 - Positive ACS Skills Assessment received
    Dec. 2021 - EOI Lodged for 189/190/491(FS) == 75/80/90 pts
    Jan. 2022 - Work Experience points increased by 5pts : 189/190/491(FS) == 80/85/95 pts
    Jan. 2022 - ROI submitted

  • mariusinbrisbanemariusinbrisbane Posts: 162Member
    Joined: Aug 04, 2021

    @mathilde9 said:
    I saw the invitation rounds for Jan 2022. Mostly were from the medical field and a few from engineering. Haha hoping mag-add ng ibang jobs next rounds.
    https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect/invitation-rounds

    Grabe no 200 lang binigay na 189 tapos quarterly pa ang pag-invite. Wala po akong masyadong knowledge with pre-pandemic times pero diba monthly ang invites tapos marami?

    And the fact na ang tagal pa ng new financial year, sobrang mahabaang antayan ito, lalo na sa mga nagaabang palang ng invite.

    Started my Australian visa journey: Jul 2021

    2021

    • Jul 01: Since I'm DIYing it, I started learning the whole process
    • Aug 05: Identified my occupation in the skills list; ended up choosing Statistician (224113) because it's the most relevant
    • Aug 18: VETASSESS -- Started collecting all of the necessary documents needed for skills assessment
    • Sep 12: VETASSESS -- Submitted my application to VETASSESS
    • Sep 14: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "Lodged"
    • Sep 16: VETASSESS -- They asked for a clearer copy of my diploma
    • Sep 20: VETASSESS -- Status changed to "In Progress"
    • Oct 04: PTE -- Booked my exam schedule
    • Nov 18: PTE -- Exam date; also on the same day (after an hour), I received my results -- SUPERIOR! (L90,R82,S90,W90)
    • Dec 04: VETASESS -- Status changed to "Completed"; I received my outcome letter -- POSITIVE!
    • Dec 05: EOI -- Finally filed the following: 189 (70) | 190 (75)
    • ---

    2022

    • Mar 19: Earned +5 because of moving to the next work experience bracket: 189 (75) | 190 (80)
    • May 6: Earned +5 because of moving to the next age bracket: 189 (80) | 190 (85)
      -- The long wait begins here! --
  • MLBSMLBS Manila
    Posts: 600Member
    Joined: Sep 11, 2016

    @mariusinbrisbane said:

    @mathilde9 said:
    I saw the invitation rounds for Jan 2022. Mostly were from the medical field and a few from engineering. Haha hoping mag-add ng ibang jobs next rounds.
    https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect/invitation-rounds

    Grabe no 200 lang binigay na 189 tapos quarterly pa ang pag-invite. Wala po akong masyadong knowledge with pre-pandemic times pero diba monthly ang invites tapos marami?

    And the fact na ang tagal pa ng new financial year, sobrang mahabaang antayan ito, lalo na sa mga nagaabang palang ng invite.

    they used to have invites twice a month back then until 2018, then naging once a month til 2020, then quarterly na til now. A lot of my friends here in Aus already have 90 pts pero di na sila umaasa sa 189 honestly, masyado nang unpredictable ngayon. I saw nga rin yang invites na yan and wala nang pro-rata/non-pro rata division, specific occupations nalang ngayon ang iniinvite. Unfair sa unfair pero nothing we can do.

    233411 Electronics Engineer (Age-30, Educ-15,English proficiency-20, NAATI - 5, Single, - 10 Relative sponsorship - 15)
    95 pts total

    June 3, 2017 = Graduated from UST
    July 8, 2017 = Took IELTS GT
    July 21, 2017 = received IELTS results (LRWS = 8/9/7.5/7)
    August 11, 2017 = Lodged EA assessment (Fast track)
    September 6, 2017 = Received positive EA assessment, lodged EOI (489 Family sponsored - 60 pts)
    September 21, 2017 = Took PTE exam
    September 22, 2017 = Received PTE results (LRSW- 90/90/90/90), lodged 189 EOI (60 pts), updated 489 FS EOI (70 pts)
    September 26, 2017 = Lodged 190 EOI (NSW) 65 pts

    1 year wait... still no EOI invite. Decided to pursue student visa instead

    Course: Cert IV and Diploma - Work Health and Safety (DNA Kingston)

    October 15, 2018 = offer letter from school
    November 8, 2018 = Medical exam (St. Lukes)
    November 20, 2018 = Paid for tuition
    Novemeber 28, 2018 = Received COE
    December 2, 2018 = Lodged visa, after 1 min, granted!

    Feb 4 2019 = arrived to Perth

    Jan 5 2020 = Age increased to 30 pts
    Jan 20 2020 = Took NAATI
    Jan 26 2020 = Results for NAATI (passed) +5 pts
    Jan 27 2020 = lodged EOI 491 Family
    Feb 10 2020 = invited finally!
    Oct 8 2020 = 491 granted

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