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  • boybawang26boybawang26 Davao City
    Posts: 23Member
    Joined: May 07, 2012
    May 5 years experience po aq sa IT related sa software, balak ko po kumuha ng 1 year IT diploma course at the same time sana makahanap ng company na mag sponsor skin sa oz while holding a student visa pag nasa oz nko.
    Ask q lang po kung posible ba na 'student visa convert to working visa' kahit na dpa tapos yung course kung may mag sponsor na employer na? May naka experience npo ba ng ganito? Madali po ba makahanap ng part-time work sa oz?
    Salamat po!

    Software Tester (ANZSCO: 261314)
    March 2, 2013: IETLS Academic
    March 15, 2013: IELTS Results L/W: 6.0 S: 7 R:5.5 OB: 6.0
    March 23, 2013: Lodged ACS
    May 15, 2013: Logged Student Visa
    May 16, 2013: IELTS General
    May 29, 2013: IELTS Results L/W: S: R: OB:
    May 20, 2013: Australian High Commission Interview
    Present: Stage 4 ACS

  • MetaformMetaform Melbourne
    Posts: 506Member
    Joined: Jul 15, 2011
    Interesting observation: this time around as I was doing follow up calls, I tried to talk in native Aussie accent (complete with inflections) and guess what? Mas matagal nila akong kinausap and they explained why I dont qualify (overqualified naman daw ako this time). Dati hindI man lang kinukuha name ko. Hmm, I smell something fishy here lol.

    CO and Visa Grant: 9 Oct 2012
    The beginning of the rest of our lives: January 4, 2013

  • phinaxphinax Sydney
    Posts: 20Member
    Joined: Aug 09, 2012


    tama ka metaform...

    I talked to one of the guys and they said that they prefer to take people who are comfortable with the culture and have no problems interacting with the aussie teamwork...

    i guess having an australian accent makes them think that you've lived here for quite a while na and of course already have that "local experience" even if that is sometimes entirely false...

    June 24, 2012 -Application Lodge
    December 11, 2012 - Visa Grant

  • fayefaye North Ryde
    Posts: 770Member
    Joined: Apr 04, 2012
    @Metaform nainterview kana ba ove the phone bagao ka ngfollow up calls? or ung mga inapplyan mo lng online ngtanong ka ng status?

    Skilled – Family Sponsored (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 176)
    Nominated Occupation: CHEMIST 2111-11
    11/MAY/2011 - IELTS Exam
    20/JUNE/2011 - Lodged Online Visa Application
    15/FEB/2012 - CO Allocation
    26/JUNE/2012 - VISA GRANTED! Thank you Lord!
    11/APR/2013 - Initial Entry Date Deadline
    10/MAR/2013 - Arrived in Sydney :)

  • nathalie06nathalie06 Sydney
    Posts: 39Member
    Joined: Jun 07, 2011
    @LittleBoyBlue hello po, just got my skype number today. Question, do i need to have skype credits so i can receive calls? Thanks.

    May 25, 2012 - IELTS results (BC) - L-8; R-8.5; W-7; S-7 OBS- 7.5
    June 15, 2012- Send docs for assessment to CPAA
    June 25, 2012- CPAA assessment results
    June 27, 2012 - Lodged GSM VE 175 online application
    Aug 22,, 2012 - CO Allocated
    Sep 14, 2012 - Medicals Finalized
    Sep 20, 2012 - Visa Granted (IED May 21, 2013) God is Great!!!

  • LittleBoyBlueLittleBoyBlue North Ryde
    Posts: 334Member
    Joined: Sep 03, 2012
    @nathalie06 hindi naman ata, kaso ako kasi ang ginawa ko, naka-forward pa sa mobile number ko kasi kung skype lang di mo makikita yung tawag unless active skype mo. Ma-activate mo lang call forwarding pag-may credit ka eh.

    ICT Business Analyst - Visa 189 Granted Oct 2012

  • nathalie06nathalie06 Sydney
    Posts: 39Member
    Joined: Jun 07, 2011
    @LittleBoyBlue ok thanks.

    May 25, 2012 - IELTS results (BC) - L-8; R-8.5; W-7; S-7 OBS- 7.5
    June 15, 2012- Send docs for assessment to CPAA
    June 25, 2012- CPAA assessment results
    June 27, 2012 - Lodged GSM VE 175 online application
    Aug 22,, 2012 - CO Allocated
    Sep 14, 2012 - Medicals Finalized
    Sep 20, 2012 - Visa Granted (IED May 21, 2013) God is Great!!!

  • MetaformMetaform Melbourne
    Posts: 506Member
    Joined: Jul 15, 2011
    Starting work on Tuesday. Total time it took me to get a job: 3 months. Surpassed the first hurdle which is local experience. I hope it's smooth sailing from here. Thank you God.

    CO and Visa Grant: 9 Oct 2012
    The beginning of the rest of our lives: January 4, 2013

  • alexamaealexamae Sydney
    Posts: 877Member
    Joined: Mar 16, 2011
    @Metaform Congrats po..

    November 4, 2012 : ACS Assessment Systems Administrator - 262113
    December 08, 2012 : Both take IELTS
    December 18, 2012 : ACS Result Positive
    December 21, 2012 : IELTS Result
    January 10, 2013 : NSW SS Application
    January 10, 2013 : TRA Assessment ICT Customer Support Officer - 313112 (partner's skills)
    March 21, 2013 : TRA Result Positive
    March 22, 2013 : NSW SS acknowledgement email received
    May 16, 2013 : NSW SS Approved
    May 16, 2013 : EOI invite for 190 Visa
    May 24, 2013 : Lodged 190 Visa
    May 25, 2013 : Both Medicals Done (Drs Horne & Chin)
    June 4, 2013 : CO allocated Adelaide GSM Team 7
    June 8, 2013 : Meds Referred to MOC
    June 9, 2013 : Upload forms 80 and 1022
    June 17, 2013 : Upload both NBI Clearances
    June 28, 2013 : Upload both SG PCC
    August 15, 2013 : Visa Grant! Thank you so much Lord!! IED May 29, 2014

    Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

  • MetaformMetaform Melbourne
    Posts: 506Member
    Joined: Jul 15, 2011
    edited March 2013
    @alexamae Thanks. Tip lang ulit: huwag panghinaan ng loob at mawalan ng tiwala sa sarili. Makakatulong na rin kung mag-ooffer ng ibang skills besides sa main skill nyo. Sa Customer Relations ako ngayon dahil may background ako sa Cust Service. This will do for now until I can find a place in sys ad.

    CO and Visa Grant: 9 Oct 2012
    The beginning of the rest of our lives: January 4, 2013

  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon City
    Posts: 2,616Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jan 13, 2011
    @Metaform well paid naman? hehe..

    Sa taas ng bilihin diyan, I would say, kapit muna sa patalim at kunin kahit anong trabaho para may panggastos then tuloy lang ang pag-apply sa main job on the side
  • MetaformMetaform Melbourne
    Posts: 506Member
    Joined: Jul 15, 2011
    @LokiJr That's the plan. Ngayon pa't 5 months na misis. Kelangan kumilos. Nakakatakot din kasing makita na nade-drain yung savings gradually.

    CO and Visa Grant: 9 Oct 2012
    The beginning of the rest of our lives: January 4, 2013

  • LokiJrLokiJr Quezon City
    Posts: 2,616Member, Moderator
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    @Metaform oh, that makes things more urgent. best of luck to you! it's times like this that you'd wish sana puwede na kayo makaclaim ng baby bonus noh hehe
  • MetaformMetaform Melbourne
    Posts: 506Member
    Joined: Jul 15, 2011
    @LokiJr judging by my midsection, mukha namang buntis so try ko rin mag-claim hehe

    CO and Visa Grant: 9 Oct 2012
    The beginning of the rest of our lives: January 4, 2013

  • LittleBoyBlueLittleBoyBlue North Ryde
    Posts: 334Member
    Joined: Sep 03, 2012
    @Metaform congratulations!

    ICT Business Analyst - Visa 189 Granted Oct 2012

  • hanzyboyhanzyboy Brisbane
    Posts: 66Member
    Joined: Feb 04, 2013
    same tayo @Metaform simula na din ako sa Tuesday, and 3 months din inintay ko. congratulations! :D
  • vhoythoyvhoythoy Melbourne
    Posts: 1,549Member, Moderator
    Joined: Oct 31, 2012
    lucky number yata yan 3 months hehe. kano nagastos nyo lahat within 3 months

    ANZSCO 221214 - Internal Auditor
    19 Jan 13 - Academic IELTS Results - passed
    12 July 13 - Vetassess Assessment + Point Test Advice: Positive
    03 Nov 13 - Invitation Accepted 70 points
    19 Dec 13 - Lodged Visa 189
    07 Feb 14 - Visa Granted
    04 Aug 14 - Initial Entry Date requirement
    26 July 14 - Actual IED to Melbourne
    May 2015 - Big Move
    June 2015 - Got a permanent role in Melbourne
    Apr 2016 - Got a contract consultancy role in Melbourne
    May 2016 - Got permanent role and moved to Toowooba, Queensland

    And now...... living the life that i have imagined

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  • alexamaealexamae Sydney
    Posts: 877Member
    Joined: Mar 16, 2011
    @Metaform ayus na yan :) buti nalang marami skills baon. :)

    November 4, 2012 : ACS Assessment Systems Administrator - 262113
    December 08, 2012 : Both take IELTS
    December 18, 2012 : ACS Result Positive
    December 21, 2012 : IELTS Result
    January 10, 2013 : NSW SS Application
    January 10, 2013 : TRA Assessment ICT Customer Support Officer - 313112 (partner's skills)
    March 21, 2013 : TRA Result Positive
    March 22, 2013 : NSW SS acknowledgement email received
    May 16, 2013 : NSW SS Approved
    May 16, 2013 : EOI invite for 190 Visa
    May 24, 2013 : Lodged 190 Visa
    May 25, 2013 : Both Medicals Done (Drs Horne & Chin)
    June 4, 2013 : CO allocated Adelaide GSM Team 7
    June 8, 2013 : Meds Referred to MOC
    June 9, 2013 : Upload forms 80 and 1022
    June 17, 2013 : Upload both NBI Clearances
    June 28, 2013 : Upload both SG PCC
    August 15, 2013 : Visa Grant! Thank you so much Lord!! IED May 29, 2014

    Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

  • stolich18stolich18 Sydney
    Posts: 993Member
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    Congrats hanzyboy and metaform!!! :-)

    261313 (Software Engineer)

    Feb.15.2012 - started working on ACS requirements
    Mar.02.2012 - submitted online ACS application and sent documents to ACS via Fedex
    Mar.05.2012 - ACS acknowledged actual documents
    Mar.21.2012 - ACS finalised assessment: Suitable
    Mar.31.2012 - IELTS exam with BC
    Apr.13.2012 - IELTS Results (L:8.5 R:7 W: 7 S: 8 OB: 7.5) Thank you LORD!
    Apr.14.2012 - Lodged 175 Online Application
    Apr.20.2012 - Completed Online Attachments
    May.24.2012 - "Application being processed further"
    May.29.2012 - CO Assigned :-)
    Jun.07.2012 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    Jun.13.2012 - Medical/Health Requirements Finalised
    Jun.14.2012 - VISA GRANT! Thank you, LORD! :-)
    Jun.07.2013 - Initial Entry Date Deadline
    Apr.28.2013 - Initial Entry (Sydney)
    Jun.28.2013 - Verbal Job Offer (Melbourne)
    Jul.08.2013 - First day of Work and first day of child care for my son (Melbourne)
    Aug.21.2013 - First day of Work in Sydney

    "Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom." Psalm 145:3

  • hotshothotshot Sydney
    Posts: 1,643Member
    Joined: Nov 10, 2011
    @hanzyboy and @Metaform : congrats to you both! sana maambunan nyo din ako ng bwenas. hehehe

    Occupation: Analyst Programmer (ANZSCO Code 261311)
    May 21 2012 - lodged visa 176 (NSW) online application
    May 30 2012 - CO allocation
    Jul 16 2012 - Visa Granted! (IED Deadline: May 16, 2013)
    Jan 19 2013 - Arrived in Sydney
    Jan 20 2013 - Started our job hunt
    Mar 11 2013 - Officially became a "HOUSE-BAND" :)
    Apr 22 2013 - End of my "HOUSE-BAND" career :)

  • MetaformMetaform Melbourne
    Posts: 506Member
    Joined: Jul 15, 2011
    @hotshot you just have to be at the right place at the right time. It also helps na urgent yung aapplyan mong work. Congrats din Kay hanzyboy.

    CO and Visa Grant: 9 Oct 2012
    The beginning of the rest of our lives: January 4, 2013

  • hanzyboyhanzyboy Brisbane
    Posts: 66Member
    Joined: Feb 04, 2013
    tama si metaform tiyaga lang ang unting patience and lahat tayo maaambunan din ng blessings.
  • lytelyte Perth
    Posts: 25Member
    Joined: Mar 05, 2013
    @hanzyboy and @Metaform : congrats!
    any tips for final interview? i was considered and i think 2-3 kmi pnagpipilian. any advice is very much appreciated. thanks! God bless u more.
    :)
  • sabbie1229sabbie1229 Quezon City
    Posts: 3Member
    Joined: Mar 29, 2013
    Hello po sa inyong lahat!Ask ko lang po if anyone here is currently working in HOSTWORKS AUSTRALIA based in Adelaide?Just want to know some feedbacks regarding sa company.Any info/help will be greatly appreciated po.Thanks!
  • stolich18stolich18 Sydney
    Posts: 993Member
    Joined: Feb 15, 2012
    hanzyboy and metaform, sa IT po ba kayo?

    261313 (Software Engineer)

    Feb.15.2012 - started working on ACS requirements
    Mar.02.2012 - submitted online ACS application and sent documents to ACS via Fedex
    Mar.05.2012 - ACS acknowledged actual documents
    Mar.21.2012 - ACS finalised assessment: Suitable
    Mar.31.2012 - IELTS exam with BC
    Apr.13.2012 - IELTS Results (L:8.5 R:7 W: 7 S: 8 OB: 7.5) Thank you LORD!
    Apr.14.2012 - Lodged 175 Online Application
    Apr.20.2012 - Completed Online Attachments
    May.24.2012 - "Application being processed further"
    May.29.2012 - CO Assigned :-)
    Jun.07.2012 - Uploaded NBI Clearance
    Jun.13.2012 - Medical/Health Requirements Finalised
    Jun.14.2012 - VISA GRANT! Thank you, LORD! :-)
    Jun.07.2013 - Initial Entry Date Deadline
    Apr.28.2013 - Initial Entry (Sydney)
    Jun.28.2013 - Verbal Job Offer (Melbourne)
    Jul.08.2013 - First day of Work and first day of child care for my son (Melbourne)
    Aug.21.2013 - First day of Work in Sydney

    "Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom." Psalm 145:3

  • dancingmamadancingmama Bundoora
    Posts: 29Member
    Joined: Sep 05, 2012
    wow congratz metaform.... naku 3 months such a long time... baka may kakilala kayo na mga IT head hunters jan sa melbourne.... Network Engineer po ako..... will be in melbourne this coming MAY to settle yung apartment na irerent namin ni misis.hopefully by july nanjan na kami. kamusta naman ang market for IT jobs there..... mukhang kailangang mag part time habang nagahahanap ng dream job

    November 2011 - IELTS ( R-8 W-8 L-7.5 S-7 )
    April 25, 2012 - ACS submitted (263111)
    June 25, 2012 - Victoria SS submitted
    July 5, 2012 - ACS received Successful(263111)
    July 6, 2012 - EOI submitted (189,190)
    September 6, 2012 - Victoria SS received Successful ( requesting EOI)
    September 6, 2012 - send EOI reference number to Victoria
    September 17, 2012 - received Invitation From Victoria 190
    September 18, 2012 - Lodge Application in DIAC
    October 1, 2012 - Medicals
    October 5, 2012 - CO assigned
    October 17, 2012 - Police Clearance Submitted
    December 13, 2012 - Visa Grant!
    July 25, 2013 - Job Offered and Accepted....

  • dancingmamadancingmama Bundoora
    Posts: 29Member
    Joined: Sep 05, 2012
    i am still here in SG. Natatakot akong mag take ng risk... first time ko kasi na magreresign na wala pang work na malilipatan....

    November 2011 - IELTS ( R-8 W-8 L-7.5 S-7 )
    April 25, 2012 - ACS submitted (263111)
    June 25, 2012 - Victoria SS submitted
    July 5, 2012 - ACS received Successful(263111)
    July 6, 2012 - EOI submitted (189,190)
    September 6, 2012 - Victoria SS received Successful ( requesting EOI)
    September 6, 2012 - send EOI reference number to Victoria
    September 17, 2012 - received Invitation From Victoria 190
    September 18, 2012 - Lodge Application in DIAC
    October 1, 2012 - Medicals
    October 5, 2012 - CO assigned
    October 17, 2012 - Police Clearance Submitted
    December 13, 2012 - Visa Grant!
    July 25, 2013 - Job Offered and Accepted....

  • fayefaye North Ryde
    Posts: 770Member
    Joined: Apr 04, 2012
    congrats @metaform and @hanzyboy! sana ako din!

    Skilled – Family Sponsored (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 176)
    Nominated Occupation: CHEMIST 2111-11
    11/MAY/2011 - IELTS Exam
    20/JUNE/2011 - Lodged Online Visa Application
    15/FEB/2012 - CO Allocation
    26/JUNE/2012 - VISA GRANTED! Thank you Lord!
    11/APR/2013 - Initial Entry Date Deadline
    10/MAR/2013 - Arrived in Sydney :)

  • hanzyboyhanzyboy Brisbane
    Posts: 66Member
    Joined: Feb 04, 2013
    @lyte personally Sa akin lang ibenta mo lang ng mabuti mga skills mo, emphasize mo na fit ka sa lahat ng requirements na kailangan nila. Ok din na pakita mo sa kanila na alam mo yung company nila(research about the company) and yung culture as well sa workplace.

    @stolich18 Yes sir, IT support po ako.

    @faye salamat and good luck sa job hunting, kayang kaya yan!
  • lytelyte Perth
    Posts: 25Member
    Joined: Mar 05, 2013
    @hanzyboy thanks. i will surely do that. kumbaga one size fits all approach. :D
    i'll do my best and with God's help.
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