How can an IT professional migrate to Australia?


IT professionals willing to migrate to Australia need to apply for an Australian PR 189 or 190 skill assessment visa. Once the path is decided, they need to keep a few things in mind while working on the application.

Let’s understand the significant steps to attain success with your visa application:

Language plays a major role when assessors assess your application for the visa. Australian English is a requirement that you need to fulfil and in a scenario, wherein English isn’t your first language, you need to participate in the IELTS exam, which is a test of your English language capabilities. You will need to get a score of 8 or above in this exam to be considered for the further visa process.

As a next step, you need to elaborate on your degree and work experience. If the former abides by the Washington, Australian, Sydney, or Dublin Accord, you are fine, else, you will need to actually apply for the visa with a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) report. Through the RPL, the assessing authority, Australian Computer Society analyses if your work experience completes the void left by a degree not adhering to these accords. Basically, the report is focused on two significant projects that you have undertaken. In the process, you can explain the competencies that you have attained in the domain and elaborate on the practical know-how of it all. This helps the assessors understand how you stand at par with the applicants who have degrees in accordance with the mentioned accords.

While you deal with the above-mentioned aspects for the application, also check if your job profile listed on the “Skilled Occupation List (SOL)”. The list speaks of the skills required in Australia. Once the job matches the listed jobs, you have all the bases covered. However, if that isn’t the case, also re-confirm with a Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL). This list has a few jobs in addition to the SOL and these are also sponsored by either the state or your employer.

Once the essentials are taken care of, you must understand that the process isn’t about the things we have elaborated upon. It also entails components like medical examination, background check, etc. all of which bear a lot of costs. So you should be prepared for a lot of expense at this stage. The time that needs to be devoted to every aspect is an add-on to this comprehensive and stressful procedure.

If you are ready to go through the uphill task with complete confidence, please apply on the SkillSelect with an Expression of Interest (EOI). However, if you are just looking for a temporary shift to Australia for a specific job that does not require you to apply for citizenship or permanent residency, you just need sponsorship from the prospective employer, under the visa 457 (temporary visa)

April 3, 2019

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