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  • AACA - Architects - Architects Accreditayion Coucil of Australia
    the office of the Architects Registration Board in the State Territory in which you are living The Interview AACA will notify the Board when the preliminary evaluation of documentation forwarded with the application has been completed The Board in turn will advise you of the time and place of the interview The interview normally takes place about 8 weeks after AACA receives the assessment application It is important that you bring to the interview an adequate portfolio of academic work completed as a student If the work presented is insufficient for an assessment to be made a final decision will be deferred until additional work is obtained The recommendations of the interviewing panel are referred back to AACA AACA will write directly to you with its decision normally within two or three weeks of the interview Knowledge of English An adequate knowledge of English including the technical aspects relevant to Architecture is a requirement for registration If you are not confident of your knowledge of English you are advised to defer your application for a RAE until you have had time to improve Equivalent Qualification If your qualification is found to be equivalent therefore meeting the academic requirements for registration as an architect you must complete a minimum of 2 years acceptable practical experience and obtain a pass in the AACA Architectural Practice Examination before you may seek registration One year of the practical experience must be post graduate and undertaken in Australia Non equivalent Qualification If AACA finds that your qualification does not meet the required standard for registration you will be advised by letter of the subject areas which are deficient so that you may undertake further study in these subjects at an Australian school of architecture to satisfy the academic requirement needed for registration Alternatively you may apply to undertake the National Program of Assessment which allows you to demonstrate equivalence through experience Please refer to the No Recognised Qualification page for further information on this process No Recognised Qualifications If you do not have a formal qualification in architecture or your qualification has not been assessed as equivalent to an accredited qualification but you have substantial skill and experience in the architectural profession you may wish apply to undertake the National Program of Assessment NPrA Information on the NPrA is provided below THE NATIONAL PROGRAM OF ASSESSMENT NPrA The NPrA is project based You are required to submit a report and companion design drawings in response to a detailed brief for a specific project on a particular hypothetical site In making the submissions you are required to demonstrate to the assessors the possession of skills competencies taken from The Competency Standards NCSA 01 The NPrA is centrally coordinated by AACA currently one program is offered per year Applicants accepted into the program will be required to complete a project submission within 6 months of the date of commencement The National Competency Standards in Architecture These Standards are listed fully in the document The Competency Standards NCSA

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  • Architects - Architects - Australian Migration Requirements
    public as an architect you must be registered with a State or Territory Architects Board There are 15 schools of architecture in Australia The accredited qualifications awarded by these schools satisfy the formal academic requirements for registration by all Australian Architects Boards Most undergraduate architecture courses in Australia require five or six years of full time study or the part time equivalent The common requirements for registration throughout Australia for all architects whether trained in Australia or overseas are that you must have an approved qualification from an accredited recognised course in architecture conducted in Australia overseas and two years practical experience working in Australia generally under the supervision of an architect If you have trained overseas an Architects Board may vary this depending on the length and type of your overseas experience but you will be required to have at least one year s experience in Australia and a pass in the AACA Architectural Practice Examination It is essential that all candidates for the Architectural Practice Examination APE contact the relevant State or Territory Architects Board for full details of the requirements for registration and the procedures for the Architectural Practice Examination APE Upon successful completion of the APE you may apply for registration to the Architects Board in the State or Territory in which you wish to become registered State and Territory legislation requires that an architect must be thoroughly familiar with Australian professional practice The Boards also require a high degree of knowledge of local conditions of practice available materials the various building regulations contractual practice and the relationship between the various specialists in the building industry You must also be able to communicate effectively in English You may be asked to produce evidence that you have not been excluded from practice because of unprofessional conduct A very small number of people who fall short of the normal academic requirements for registration but who have had considerable practical experience may obtain registration by successfully completing the AACA National Program of Assessment Again you must also have completed a period of practical experience approved by the relevant State Territory Architects Board After this practical experience you must pass the AACA Architectural Practice Examination to be eligible for registration For registration purposes all overseas academic qualifications in architecture need to be assessed by AACA However if you are registered in New Zealand and have a current practising certificate from the New Zealand Architects Education and Registration Board you may apply directly to the State and Territory Architects Boards for registration Assessment of academic qualifications gained overseas The procedures for obtaining an assessment of your overseas academic qualifications are generally undertaken in two stages stage 1 a provisional assessment which can be undertaken while you are overseas Please note that for migration purposes only a provisional assessment is required stage 2 final assessment known as the Review of Academic Equivalence RAE undertaken after you arrive in Australia if you wish to register as an architect in Australia You must bring

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  • TRA-Chefs - Chefs requirements
    trade level Checklist used by TRA assessment Officer Criteria Yes No Is formal training claimed Are claims verified by documents Does documentary evidence demonstrate adequate relevant training work experience What is the length of relevant training work experience verified by documents Where no formal apprenticeship was completed does the applicant satisfies the 6 year period working as Cook and 3 years as Chef there after Are breath and depth of skills equivalent to Australian standards Is technical knowledge equivalent to Australian standards Are Australian education or training standards satisfied What is the date the equivalent Australian Standards are deemed to have been achieved for migration to Australia Summary The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification Chefs have first established a case as Cook 4 year apprenticeship and at least 3 years relevant experience as Chef there after a total of seven years Where a formal apprenticeship has not been entered into a six year vocational training period is required with an additional 3 years experience as a Chef in a supervisory position a total of nine years The applicant must have been in paid employment for at least 12 of the last 18 months before applying for migration Australian Standard Classification of Occupations Cook Prepares seasons and cooks food in catering and dining establishments Skill Level The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Certificate III or higher qualification A Cook has completed a formal four year apprenticeship Where a formal apprenticeship contract has not been entered into a six year vocational training period must be evidenced Tasks Include examines food to ensure quality regulates temperatures of ovens grills and other cooking equipment prepares and cooks food seasons food during cooking portions food places it in dishes adds gravies or sauces and garnishes

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  • Dietetics - Dietetics - Australian Migration Requirements
    food better health and better living for all DAA is the body responsible for assessing dietetics qualifications for recognition in Australia and for migration purposes Further information and application forms for the recognition of dietetic qualifications are available from Recognition Procedures in Australia To be eligible for membership of the Dietitians Association of Australia DAA and to be recognised as an Accredited Practising Dietitian APD dietitians trained in Australia must complete an approved Bachelor of Science degree course or equivalent majoring in appropriate subjects at a university or other tertiary institution and a graduate diploma or post graduate degree course in dietetics of one or two years or an approved four year undergraduate degree majoring in nutrition and dietetics Although there are no legal requirements for registration of dietitians in Australia for most employment and professional situations you will be expected to have qualifications that meet the eligibility requirements for membership of the DAA and accreditation as an Accredited Practising Dietitian APD The APD programme is conducted by DAA as a means of self regulation by the profession to obtain and maintain high levels of professional practice If you hold overseas qualifications employers will normally require you to have completed the assessment procedures that enable you to apply for membership of the DAA and participation in the APD programme The assessment procedure has two stages assessment of eligibility to sit the DAA Examination in Dietetics for Overseas Trained Dietitians and completion of the DAA Examination in Dietetics for Overseas Trained Dietitians You can take the DAA examination in dietetics if you are registered licensed or otherwise officially recognised as a dietitian in the country where you trained or practised or can demonstrate your eligibility for registration in that country and have completed a tertiary training programme of at least four

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  • Social workers - AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers
    an overseas student you will still need to fill in the applicable fprm and submit the documents However the assessment fee will be refunded provided you are already a full member of AASW at the time of receipt of your application for assessment Useful information for all applicants Assessments can only be conducted following the submission of a correctly completed application form and fee Assessments cannot be given by phone Documents Please read the application forms very carefully so that you know what information and documents you need to provide This will save time in the long run If you decide to apply for assessment and you have a Bachelor degree followed by a Postgraduate Diploma or Master Degree in social work we will need the documents as outlined on the application form for both your Bachelor degree and your Postgraduate Diploma Master and any other relevant degrees Sometimes applicants may be requested to provide additional information Length of assessment time The assessments are undertaken in chronological order of receipt of complete applications The application forms indicate that we aim to complete them within 2 months of receipt if the application is complete and no further information is required If possible they are completed sooner If they are not able to be completed on the basis of guidelines or precedent available to the AASW assessment officer they will be referred by the assessment officer to the AASW Committee which oversees these assessments the Eligibility for Membership of Overseas Qualified Social Workers Committee EMOQ and this may extend the time required to complete the assessment Employment The National Office of the AASW does not keep any specific information about either permanent or temporary employment We do have Branches in each state and territory and some of these maintain a register for temporary employment and may have other useful information However it is preferable to wait until you know whether or not your qualifications will meet our membership eligibility criteria before contacting the Branches Other information about jobs can be found in the large capital city daily newspapers Appeals Information about appeals is given at the time of assessment to those people whose qualifications are assessed as not fully meeting requirements a fee applies for appeals SECTION II ASSESSMENT CRITERIA Five Essential Criteria Used in the Assessment of Overseas Social Work Qualifications Note All five criteria must be met Criterion One The qualification must be regarded as a professional social work qualification in the country of training recognised by whichever official body is responsible for accreditation of social workers and or social work courses where such a body exists The qualification must enable eligibility for membership of the professional social work association of the country of training where such an association exists and where eligibility is conferred by formal qualification Criterion Two The qualification must be a specific qualification in social work Criterion Three The level of qualification must be Bachelor degree or higher in Australian terms AASW will make this assessment

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  • IT occupations - Australian Computer Society
    Data Processing old Business Electronic Data Processing old Business Information Systems Computer Science Computer Science Engineering Information Information Systems Information Technology Management Information Systems Software Engineering Note Graduate qualifications should contain at least a major in information technology and a major objective should be to educate persons to be practitioners in information technology or Associate grade of the Australian Computer Society AACS Such applicants must be currently financial and must provide documentation to prove their claim Assessing officers need not look beyond membership for any formal qualification held Associate grade of the British Computer Society Hong Kong Computer Society New Zealand Computer Society or Singapore Computer Society no longer satisfies the minimum requirements for migration purposes Minimum requirements Applicants with an Australian AQF Diploma or Australian AQF Advanced Diploma in information technology or an Australian Bachelor degree or higher qualification with a minor sub major in information technology see examples below an overseas qualification assessed as being comparable to an Australian AQF Diploma or an Australian AQF Advanced Diploma in information technology or an Australian Bachelor degree or higher qualification with a minor sub major in information technology see examples below Computing Computer Science Information Technology Business Information Technology Applied Science Computer Science Computing Microcomputing Computing Network Systems applicants in are required to have at least six 6 years of relevant IT experience prior to the date of their application for PASA POTENTIALY SUITABLE RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING RPL An applicant who has limited or no qualifications but who has extensive and varied experience plus supporting professional development education may refer certified documentation to the ACS for evaluation by the Society The ACS will decide which level of qualification is appropriate and based on this advice an assessing officer can decide the appropriate Group Applicants applying under the RPL group must have no less than 7 in certain cases 8 years may be required years work experience in the IT industry UNSUITABLE Applicants assessed as not meeting any of the above criteria are assessed as unsuitable for migration purposes DIBP requirement The department of immigration requires that you must have been in paid employment for at least 12 of the last 18 months before applying for migration to Australia To meet the skills occupations assessment criteria Bachelor Degree or Higher with an ICT Major If your degree is assessed as having an ICT major which is closely related to your nominated Occupation you will require 2 years relevant work experience completed within the past 10 years or 4 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history whichever provides the earliest skill date to meet the suitability criteria If your degree is assessed as having an ICT major which is NOT closely related to your nominated occupation you will require 4 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history to meet the suitability criteria OR Bachelor Degree or Higher with an ICT Minor If your degree is assessed as having an ICT minor which is

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  • ADC - Dentists - Australian Dental Council
    any other State or Territory Under the Trans Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement TTMRA individuals registered or licensed to practise an occupation New Zealand are entitled to practise the equivalent occupation in any Australian State and Territory and visa versa The TTMRA covers all occupations except medicine for which some form of registration certification licensing or other form of authorisation is required to practise legally The Mutual Recognition Act and the TTMRA apply irrespective of where training was undertaken To find out if you can obtain registration under the provisions of the Mutual Recognition Act or the TTMRA you should contact the relevant registration authority in the Australian State or Territory in which you intend to practise As the acceptability of any dental qualification may change from time to time you should seek up to date information from the Registration Boards Qualifications Not Immediately Acceptable to Registration Boards If your qualifications do not immediately meet Australian requirements there are two options The first is to complete an Australian dental degree course at one of the Australian Universities listed at the end of this document The second option is to undertake the examination procedure conducted by the ADC described below Examination Procedures The ADC examination procedures have been developed specifically to assess the qualifications of overseas trained dentists whose qualifications are not accepted as a basis for registration by Australian Dental Boards The examination procedure consists of three parts an Occupational English Test OET a Preliminary Examination Multiple Choice Questions and Short Answer questions and a Final Examination clinical These must be taken sequentially Occupational English Test OET A comprehensive knowledge of English is essential to the practice of dentistry in Australia The OET is organised by Language Australia The OET assesses reading writing speaking and listening skills and takes about three and a half hours to complete If your first language is not English or your dental training was not carried out in English you must achieve a pass in all four sections of this test At present the OET is held twice each year both within Australia and overseas in March April and September October If you want further information about the OET you can contact Language Australia as the following address Language Australia Ltd GPO Box 372F Melbourne Victoria 3001 Tel 61 3 9926 4779 Fax 61 3 9926 4780 Web site http sunsite anu edu au language australia index html You must pass this test if applicable or gain an exemption before you proceed to the Preliminary Examination Preliminary Examination The Preliminary Examination is a written examination in multiple choice and short written answer format It is designed to test your knowledge of the practice of dentistry and of clinical and technical procedures as they are practised in Australia Previous examination papers are not available but sample multiple choice questions are made available to enrolled candidates Final Examination Clinical In order to be eligible to sit for the Final Examination you must pass the Preliminary Examination The clinical

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  • Dentists - Dentists - Australian Migration Requirements
    the ADC examination procedure if they have completed and passed a dental degree that included at least four years full time academic study at a university recognised by the ADC Proof of eligibility for registration as a dentist must also be provided The ADC examination procedures have been developed specifically to assess the abilities of overseas trained dentists whose qualifications are not accepted as a basis for registration by Australian Dental Boards The examination procedure consists of three parts an Occupational English Test OET for which an overall A or B standard is required to progress see Section A of this Guide for more information a written Preliminary Examination Multiple Choice Questions and Short Answer Questions and a Final Examination clinical These must be taken sequentially The clinical examination is held over three to six days and includes the following three blocks Clinical Dentistry I Clinical Dentistry II Clinical Dentistry III Aspects of all clinical disciplines such as Orthodontics Oral Medicine Oral Pathology and Pharmacology will be included where appropriate practical and or theoretical and or viva voce You will be examined at the same level as that reached by recent graduates from Australian universities Examination Venues and Timing If you live overseas you may take the OET and the ADC Preliminary Examination at an overseas venue If you are in Australia you can sit both these examinations in any of the State capital cities and some larger provincial centres The Preliminary Examination is usually held in the first week of March and in the first week of September each year You are allowed unlimited attempts at this examination but a new fee must be paid for each attempt The Final Examination is held only in Australia usually twice a year in July and November Candidates resident outside Australia may be able to obtain a temporary entry visa to cover at their own expense the trip to Australia to attend the examination The venues are currently in Melbourne and Sydney You are allowed two attempts ONLY at this Examination An ADC Certificate is issued upon successful completion of the ADC examination procedure The ADC Certificate entitles you to apply for registration to any of the Australian Dental Boards Professional Organisation The Australian Dental Association Inc ADA is the national Australian professional body of dentists founded in 1928 with a branch in every State and Territory The Association which aims to improve public health and to promote the art and science of dentistry is a member of the FDI World Dental Federation and the Asia Pacific Dental Federation Membership is open to any dentist registered in Australia ADC Assessment Process migration The ADC has two types of assessment These are Assessment of the applicant s educational background qualifications including testamur and transcripts work experience and professional standing Assessment by written and practical examination of the applicant s clinical knowledge clinical judgment clinical skills attitudes and ethics As part of the eligibility to sit ADC s practical examination overseas trained dental practitioners

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