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(@paulo)
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Hello everyone,

I've been told by a friend that once we get our qualification/skill assessed by an Assessing Authority such as 'Engineers Australia' we must apply for the skilled independent visa (under points test) within 2 years. Otherwise, the qualification recognition would not be valid anymore and the aplicante needed start again the Skill Assessment process to further be able to apply for such visa.

Well I found this information a bit strange but I think it worth asking.

Thank you

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Posted : 03/08/2016 5:03 pm
Mark
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Hi Paulo

I understand that it used to be 5 years however they changed this to 2 years. I’m unsure why although the two year validity period does align with other assessment boards such as Vetassess.

I do know with Vetassess that you can apply to have your skills assessment validity period extended although this is reviewed on a case by case basis and Engineers Australia may not take the same approach.

Although it may seem a little strange, I can understand the logic to a degree.

At the end of the day, I’d suggest that as engineering skills and methodologies change, the assessment process may also need to change to align with these new skills.

Two years is also quite a long gap between having you skills assessed and applying for your skilled independent visa so I would expect that it wouldn't impact too many people.

All the best

Mark

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Posted : 03/08/2016 6:47 pm
(@paulo)
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Hi Mark

Thank you very much for your response.

I will see if I can get more information about it. If so, I just post here.

Cheers,

Paulo

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Posted : 04/08/2016 5:52 am
Mark
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Hi Mark
Thank you very much for your response.
I will see if I can get more information about it. If so, I just post here.
Cheers,
Paulo

Thanks mate. Much appreciated! :)

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Posted : 04/08/2016 3:02 pm
(@paulo)
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Hi Mark

I think I've got the answer for that.

The qualification recognition by the EA is valid for 3 years and this can be renewed and extended.

So the applicant will not be required to complete the MSA process again.

I hope this helps.

Cheers, Mark.

Paulo

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Posted : 05/08/2016 4:00 am
Mark
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Thank you @paulo for the info. Really appreciate you taking the time to update this thread :)

Did you get this information by speaking to EA directly or through some other source?

All the best

Mark

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Posted : 05/08/2016 6:19 pm
(@paulo)
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Yes, I did get this information directly from the EA staff.

So It's reliable.

All the best

Paulo

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Posted : 06/08/2016 4:54 am
Mark
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Thanks heaps mate!

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Posted : 07/08/2016 1:37 am
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