Claiming Spouse points in a diffferent ANZSCO occupation

I have 65 pts under 261313 software engineer and
my spouse have MBA + 1.2 year exp. Her Skilled assessment by CPAA for related category shows she need 65/each in PTE for general skill assessment.

Does any one knows as a secondary applicant she need 65 or 50 in PTE?

How many years of minimum experience she need to claim 10 points for her assessment?

Hi @patel_niket9

Use this app to check spouse point eligibility.

Hi Anil,
First I tried the mentioned link from your blog but after following all 3 steps not able to find final outcome.
However, the app does not provide any details i.e. minimum required experience and PTE score. I have checked all 3 assessy for management category and all 3 have mentioned minimum PTE score for general and provisional.

Only confusion is this criteria for primary applicant or it also for secondary/spouse applicant. Because this 10 points will help to lot in PR process.

Hi @Anil.Gupta ,

I just read through this thread and I did not know EOI gets auto updated after you get relevant experience (assuming 1 year local experience). In my case, I had mentioned the start date on my EOI when I started working but for the first three months, I did not have 20 hours of work experience (as that is the minimum hours to claim points). It was my probation period and only after three months did I start working 20+ hours a week. Now do I change the start work date on my EOI and move it three months ahead? or how do I go about it?

The reason why I am asking this is

  • I dont want to unnecessarily increase my points without the possibility of actually claiming, thereby changing my DOE for no beneficial reason (I have been waiting for over 8 months now and looks like there could be a chance of ITA post November changes)

ANZSCO - 232111
Points - 70 + 10 (single) post Nov.
DOE - 6.2.19

It would be really helpful to get valuable suggestion from you.

Thank you

Hi @patel_niket9

If you are claiming spouse points, then the spouse English score should be at-least ‘competent’.

Hi @ram_krishnan

You should change the start date in your EOI as that will land you in trouble if you get invited and can’t prove the 3 month relevant experience.

Thanks for clarifying as this is very crucial. Will change it soon.

Thanks a lot for all your quick replies. Appreciate it!

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Hi @Anil.Gupta ,
Is my wife required to do functional test for my 489 visa application, as she already did skills assessment 2 years ago and I claimed additional points from her.

Yes, spouse needs to have her own English test result and ‘competent’ score to claim spouse points.

HI guys
Could you please tell me with regard to the spouse, do we both need to be on exactly the same list meaning both on STSOL or both on MLTSSL to claim 10 points or does it also work when one is on one list and the other on the other?

10 Points: had nominated a skilled occupation that is on the same skilled occupation list as your nominated skilled occupation

Thank you guys!

Hi @Ed_Li_Hu

Please read this answer:

Thanks a lot. Would you also have a suggestion where I can research some valid recent figures for rounds of 190… is it 85, 90, 95…?
Looking for ICT Project Mgr

Thanks a lot!
Edgar

Hi @Ed_Li_Hu

I do not know of any such website.

Hi Anil,

  • I submitted my ACS under “ICT business Analyst(261111)”.

  • My spouse has studied B.Tech Computer Science and working as a Linux Administrator. As per her education and work “Systems Administrator(262113)” code best suites, but it is falling under different list.

Can i go ahead with “Systems Analysts(261112)” with same roles? Please suggest the best approach?

Thanks
Venkat

Hi @Venkatesh_Reddy

I suggest to choose the code for your spouse based on her roles and responsibilities.

ACS will give negative report if you choose something that does not match her work experience letter.

Hi @Anil.Gupta

So, in that case i can’t claim spouse points for ACS right? I am in a situation to claim spouse points for better chance of getting invitation. In this case what is the best suggestion will you give me?

Hi @Venkatesh_Reddy

The best suggestion is to apply assessment based on what your spouse actually does.

Choosing an occupation code which can result in negative assessment will just be a waste of money.

You can appear for NAATI exam to get extra 5 points.

@Anil.Gupta

Could you please help me with following questions:

*My spouse will be primary applicant with 261111: ICT Business Analyst profile which falls under MLTSSL, and my proifle is 223112: Recruitment Consultant which falls under STSOL. Will the primary applicant be able to claim for spouse points under this.

*I am confused between Human Resource Advisor and Recruitment consultant, as anzsco code mentions exact roles, which one should I choose.

thanks

Hi @smritisethi

Please help yourself to check spouse eligiblity here.

Also, please do not copy paste same question again. It is counted as spam.

Hi,
I need to claim 5 point for my wife. she has 3.5 years of experience as software tester. she is from BE ECE background. In that she was on a maternity break for one year. Will she get positive ACS ? As she is from ECE background will she require 4+ years of experience to get positive acs to claim 5 point ?