Getting Your Qualifications Recognised in Australia 44

getting your qualifications recognised in australia

The following article is a guest post.

If you are looking for work after relocating to Australia and you have qualifications back in the UK, you will likely need to have this training assessed so that it can be recognised in Australia. Whether you have higher education qualifications, post-secondary technical qualifications or vocational educational qualifications – they will need to be recognised in Australia before you start your job search.

The requirements for jobs in Australia will depend on the occupation – in some jobs there are very strict requirements that need to be met before you start to work and sometimes qualifications are required by law.

Sometimes you will need to have a skills and qualification assessment before you get a visa, such as if you are getting an Australian skilled migrant visa. You will need to choose an occupation from the SOL list and get your skilled assessment in the occupation you have chosen from an authorised assessing body in Australia.

It might seem like a pain to have your qualifications assessed when emigrating to Australia from the UK. You’ve done all of the work and training already, why do you need to go through more hassle for it to be recognised in Australia? However, this is just one of the realities of working abroad in another country. There will always be hoops that you need to jump through to get a job overseas and it will be more complex than job hunting in your home country. However, when you have found your dream position and you are moving to sunny Oz it will be so worth it!

Who Assesses Overseas Qualifications?

There is no particular governing body or authority in Australia that will assess all overseas qualifications. There are many different bodies depending on your occupation.

In some occupations there are specific skills and knowledge required and you will need to have a particular qualification before applying for the job. If you are looking for a job with no specific requirements you will be able to contact an Australian state or territory government operated Overseas Qualifications Unit to see how your overseas qualification compares when it comes to the equivalent in Australia.

The OQU will be able to give you a general assessment of your overseas qualifications or provide you with further advice on how to get your qualifications that you have obtained overseas recognised. For example, if you are looking to get your qualifications assessed in a trade, you will want to consult the Trades Recognition of Australia. They issue skills assessments for migration purposes and you will need to provide a trade certificate and prove that you have at least 3 years of formal apprenticeship. Essentially, you will need to be able to prove that you can undertake all of the same work as performed by a tradesperson in Australia in the same position.

Your Qualification Might Not Be the Same as the Australian Equivalent

In some situations, the comparisons between the overseas qualification and the Australian equivalent might not be exact. For example, if you have a Bachelor of Science it might not be the same as an Australian Bachelor of Science depending on the subject – it might be comparable to the Qualifications Framework Bachelor Degree in Australia. The way that your qualification from the UK or elsewhere matches up with the Australian qualification will vary greatly, which is why it is important to be assessed.

What If You Don’t Have Qualifications?

If you are a skilled worker but you don’t have any qualifications or papers from your country, it is possible to apply for a “Recognition Prior Learning.” This is a simple way to get assessed based on your work experience and the skills that you have learned on the job. You will need to verify that you have at least 3 years of general trade experience or two years of work experience, as well as skills and knowledge in an associated field. Also, you will need to be able to prove that you have been employed regularly in the same job.

These are the important steps that you will need to take when you are applying for jobs in Australia, so that you can get your qualifications recognised. Once you have your qualifications recognised in Australia you will be able to apply for jobs in your field and take advantage of all the work opportunities that you are qualified for.

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Join Me for Warrior Woman 2018 and Gain Focus, Energy and Inspiration [Free Online Event]

Every now and then I share with you a free online event here on the blog that I believe will inspire you to improve at least one area of your life. This month’s one is about the powerful practices of 22+ women that help them live life on their own terms.

It’s called Warrior Woman, and guess what? I’m one of them.

In fact, that was the first ever virtual summit I’ve agreed to be part of and it was great sharing what works for me and what keeps me motivated and productive during the day, especially when things aren’t exactly the way I want them to be.

Let me share more about it.

Who’s Hosting Warrior Woman and What Inspired Its Creation?

That’s Anna Acuña – a fierce woman living life on her own terms!

As the creator of Wild & Free, she encourages purpose-driven men and women to pursue their passions and create a life that sets their soul on fire!

At first, Anna didn’t believe a life on her own terms was possible either. But her artistic, creative and adventurous spirit craved so much more than that!

She wanted a life full of adventure. To have complete control over her time. So she decided to trust her inner compass, break free of the norm, and start doing the things that got her fired up in life!

Like me, she understands what it’s like to wonder if the life you imagine is possible.

Which is exactly why I want you to join us for the interview series Anna’s hosting about this topic. So, you can gain the FOCUS, ENERGY, and INSPIRATION you need to break free of the norm and start living life on your own terms!

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I, for instance, talked for 30 minutes on the most important things that allowed me to start making money from my passion, and how this grew over time to make me location independent. I also share my best productivity principles and what keeps me on top of my game every day. Which is key to not just living the lifestyle you desire, but also keeping it.

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