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Hi guys,

I was introduced by a lady colleague who is on the brink of relocating to Oz. Recently, in May this year, (2006) some close family friends from my neighbourhood moved over permanently to Melbourne. It was a heartwrenching to see them leave as our two families had grown very close over the last few years. Needless to say they have tried hard to convince us to do the same i.e. to seriously consider immigrating as well.

I am an Oracle DBA. I am not sure what demand there may be for Oracle skills but I am starting to consider the immigration option as I am finding it more and more difficult to find new employment even here in Cape Town. I am not keen to move North to Gauteng as the crime rate looks daunting up there and I am also thinking of my kids and their future. This BEE/AA policy of the government is really making it difficult for the guys of my era and age to find new employment. It is really a stressfull process to go thru if you need to find work.

I know that I should run this by the immigration dudes but let's try a spot quiz: What would my chances of qualifying for residence? Details are as below:

43 years old (Married with two kids. Wife also 43)

I hold two IT diplomas (4 years of study)

I am also an Oracle Certified Professional (DBA 9i)

Can anyone give me an idea of what my chances may be? I am really interested as my mind is confused at the moment.

Warm regards from Cape Town.

Skabanga

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Hi Skabanga

If you check out the following websites, you should be able to tell how in demand the work is that you do!

http://mycareer.com.au/

http://www.seek.com.au/

I have just sent emails to two people that I know in the IT industry, including a copy of your message, I will let you know what they have to say.

Good luck!

Mara

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hi Andre

Welcome:)

ok First things first

1. you need to go to the immigration website http://www.dimia.gov.au/

this will give you all the information required if you are think of coming over on a independent skilled visa ( which I think that it is known as subclass 136) or on a sponsorship which is subclass 457.

2. for your two diplomas to be recognised if you go the PR route then they will have to be assessed by the ACS www.acs.org.au/index.cfm?action=show&conID=skillassessment

hope this helps

feel free to pm if you need any other info

Dont take life too seriously, no one gets out alive anyway~anon

Regards

Charz

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Hi Skabanga

Both my contacts seem to think that you would not have a problem.

Mara

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hi Andre

Welcome:)

ok First things first

1. you need to go to the immigration website http://www.dimia.gov.au/

this will give you all the information required if you are think of coming over on a independent skilled visa ( which I think that it is known as subclass 136) or on a sponsorship which is subclass 457.

2. for your two diplomas to be recognised if you go the PR route then they will have to be assessed by the ACS www.acs.org.au/index.cfm?action=show&conID=skillassessment

hope this helps

feel free to pm if you need any other info

Dont take life too seriously, no one gets out alive anyway~anon

Regards

Charz

Hi Charz,

Many thanks for your reply.

I am already starting to like what I am reading on this site.

Cheers

Andre

Hi Skabanga

Both my contacts seem to think that you would not have a problem.

Mara

Hi there Mara,

Many thanks for replying to my query. I do appreciate your input.

Kind regards

Skabanga

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Hi guys,

I was introduced by a lady colleague who is on the brink of relocating to Oz. Recently, in May this year, (2006) some close family friends from my neighbourhood moved over permanently to Melbourne. It was a heartwrenching to see them leave as our two families had grown very close over the last few years. Needless to say they have tried hard to convince us to do the same i.e. to seriously consider immigrating as well.

I am an Oracle DBA. I am not sure what demand there may be for Oracle skills but I am starting to consider the immigration option as I am finding it more and more difficult to find new employment even here in Cape Town. I am not keen to move North to Gauteng as the crime rate looks daunting up there and I am also thinking of my kids and their future. This BEE/AA policy of the government is really making it difficult for the guys of my era and age to find new employment. It is really a stressfull process to go thru if you need to find work.

I know that I should run this by the immigration dudes but let's try a spot quiz: What would my chances of qualifying for residence? Details are as below:

43 years old (Married with two kids. Wife also 43)

I hold two IT diplomas (4 years of study)

I am also an Oracle Certified Professional (DBA 9i)

Can anyone give me an idea of what my chances may be? I am really interested as my mind is confused at the moment.

Warm regards from Cape Town.

Skabanga

Hi Skabanga

I saw DIMIA recently released a new MODL (Migrants on Demand list) and the following IT categories are listed:

Computing Professional - specialising in C++/C#/C 2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in CISSP 2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in Java 2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in J2EE 2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in Network Security 2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in Oracle 2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in PeopleSoft 2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in SAP 2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in SIEBEL 2231-79

By the looks of it you should be able to qualify for this category and with luck you should be able to get sponsorship on a 457 visa

Just don't leave it too late - start the process immediately

Cheers

G72

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Hi Skabanga

I saw DIMIA recently released a new MODL (Migrants on Demand list) and the following IT categories are listed:

Computing Professional - specialising in C++/C#/C 2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in CISSP 2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in Java 2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in J2EE 2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in Network Security 2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in Oracle 2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in PeopleSoft 2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in SAP 2231-79

Computing Professional - specialising in SIEBEL 2231-79

By the looks of it you should be able to qualify for this category and with luck you should be able to get sponsorship on a 457 visa

Just don't leave it too late - start the process immediately

Cheers

G72

Hi G72,

Thank you for the reply and info. At least I have something that somebody finds useful.

Cool bananas :)

Kind regards.

Skabanga

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Hi Skabanga

Your post was what i was looking for.I turned 40 in Nov2006, and are seriously thinking about migrating.

I'm in the IT industry(Bloemfontein) as well, and went through a forced BEE bussiness that failed after 6 months.I'm still trying to catch up everything i lost and make a living.

I think i'll be able to migrate on 136, as i'm a qualified electrician, but i'll be keeping to the IT side as i have my life experiences there.

We as a family (wife+2 daughters,10&13) are still discussing it, and thoughts change everyday.But in the long term, i'm sure it will work out better for us.Especially if you take unemployment,BEE/AA, and crime into consideration.

At this age it's a big decision, because when i move, i won't be coming back.I will just have to make a success of this whole thing.

Good luck

Regards

Jacques2011

:ilikeit:

PS: I don't plan to leave in 2011, it's just my birthday date.I would like to come back to SA, just to visit & wath a game or two in the 2010 World Cup

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