Are you a Chef with more than 6 years of experience without a formal cookery qualification?
If the answer is yes, you may be eligible for Australian permanent visa. Though the process is not very straight forward, it is possible to achieve the desired outcome under the guidance of a suitable person i.e Registred Migration Agent.
There are few steps to be followed:
If you hold Australian cookery qualification (Cert III and Cert IV in Cookery) with minimum 3 years of experience post study/qualification, then you will be eligible for Migration Skills Assessment which is conducted by Trade Recognition Australia (TRA).
If you do not hold Australian qualification but have minimum 6 years of experience as Chef, then you will have to go with another process. First, you need to gain an Australian Qualification.
You can get an Australian qualification without studying in Australia. It is called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). You experience will be assessed at an Australian level qualification. If you have sufficient, valid and genuine experience then you will be awarded the Australian qualification.
You will be required to prove English proficiency in order to lodge a valid application for an Australian visa. You must have competent English.
An IELTS test score of at least 6 in each of the four test components of listening, reading, writing and speaking; or
A PTE Academic test score of at least 50 in each of the four test components of listening, reading, writing and speaking; or
An OET test score of at least B in each of the four test components of listening, reading, writing and speaking; or
A Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test score of at least 169 in each of the four test components of listening, reading, writing and speaking.
You will require to submit EOI. You need to be invited by the department in order to apply for the visa. You will also require meeting the minimum point of 65 to submit EOI. You can check your point by visiting the link below under Skilled Independent Subclass 189. You may also have the option to select another category.
At this stage, you will apply for a visa in a suitable category.
You can also include your family members such as spouse and children.
If you need further assessment to check if you will qualify for this visa, then you may complete an online form by following the link below. This service is provided by EMC absolutely free of charge.
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