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    Has anyone else entered Oz through this route?

    Save for the need to live in Victoria for 24 months (and have a skilled
    occupation that is in demand at the time of applying) it all seems very
    good: it is ceratinly a possibility if you are a few points short of the
    pass marks as we are due to my wife not returning to work afte the birth
    of our second child and .

    Given that it enables us to work in Melbourne it would seem to have
    inherent advantages over the SIR? Am I missing anything?

    We are at the skills assessment stage. Any idea of time frame?

    B

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    Victorian Govt Sponsorhsip

    Has anyone else entered Oz through this route? Save for the need to live in Victoria for 24 months (and have a skilled occupation that is in demand at the time of applying) it all seems very good: it is ceratinly a possibility if you are a few points short of the pass marks as we are due to my wife not returning to work afte the birth of our second child and . Given that it enables us to work in Melbourne it would seem to have inherent advantages over the SIR? Am I missing anything? We are at the skills assessment stage. Any idea of time frame? B
    You don't need the skills assessment first to apply for Victoria STNI,
    so if you have an occupation that VIC are currently sponsoring and
    you've already sent off to ACS or TRA or whoever for a skills assesment,
    you can kick off the STNI application at the same time.

    Can take up to 12 weeks for the STNI answer to come through - mine took
    about 10 weeks. My ACS assessment took 8 weeks, but I applied for them
    at the same time, so that was 10 weeks elapsed for that bit.

    Once you have the VIC nomination and the skills assessment you can send
    you visa application into DIMIA - again, may as well get that all
    prepared so that it's ready to go as soon as the others come back.

    If you have state nomination then you'll get fast-tracked. I had a CO
    assigned within a week of my application and meds and pcc requests came
    3 weeks after that.

    I then had a 3 month delay waiting for pcc checks to come from Malaysia.
    Once I had those and sent them to Adelaide, my visa grant came through
    within 3 weeks. So, had it not been for the Malaysia delay, the whole
    thing would have been done and dusted within 2 months of submitting the
    DIMIA application.

    Regarding STNI, you are right that it restricts you to living in
    Victoria for 2 years, but it does not guarantee you a job - you still
    have to find a job yourself, although they do offer whatever assistance
    they can, but that mainly consists of giving you contacts at employment
    agencies, trade associations and whatever.

    Hope that's of some use.

    Phil

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      Victorian Govt Sponsorhsip

      You don't need the skills assessment first to apply for Victoria STNI, so if you have an occupation that VIC are currently sponsoring and you've already sent off to ACS or TRA or whoever for a skills assesment, you can kick off the STNI application at the same time. Can take up to 12 weeks for the STNI answer to come through - mine took about 10 weeks. My ACS assessment took 8 weeks, but I applied for them at the same time, so that was 10 weeks elapsed for that bit. Once you have the VIC nomination and the skills assessment you can send you visa application into DIMIA - again, may as well get that all prepared so that it's ready to go as soon as the others come back. If you have state nomination then you'll get fast-tracked. I had a CO assigned within a week of my application and meds and pcc requests came 3 weeks after that. I then had a 3 month delay waiting for pcc checks to come from Malaysia. Once I had those and sent them to Adelaide, my visa grant came through within 3 weeks. So, had it not been for the Malaysia delay, the whole thing would have been done and dusted within 2 months of submitting the DIMIA application. Regarding STNI, you are right that it restricts you to living in Victoria for 2 years, but it does not guarantee you a job - you still have to find a job yourself, although they do offer whatever assistance they can, but that mainly consists of giving you contacts at employment agencies, trade associations and whatever. Hope that's of some use. Phil
      Many thanks for responding.

      My STNI form is complete and is ready to post with teacher registration
      and skills assessment by NOOSR to do at the same time. The latter can be
      real pain with requests for all sorts of degree results form 1985 but we
      have as much as we canc ollect and photocpies from various doucmentats
      via University registrars.

      The time frame you suggest would be incredible - we could be watching
      the Commonwaelth Games in the flesh.

      Getting a job may still be a challenge but we have some contacts from a
      recent study trip so who knows ...

      Can't quite decide if its Melbourne or the more outlying regions such as
      Ballarat that draw us.

      Any assitance with location or edcuation much appreciated.

      Berian

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