I am planning to migrate in a year or two on a Skilled Independant Visa - subclass 157, and am at the very beginning of my visa process.
I thought I'd do as much reading as possible before deciding on a migration agent.
I am a qualified accountant , ACCA since year 2000. I am from and live in the UK currently aged 31.
It seems the first thing to do before applying for my visa is to have my skills assessed.
Being a qualified accountant I didn't see this being much of a problem, I went to the CPA website (the Australian equivalent of the ACCA), only to read that you need the equivalent of an Australian Batchelores degree as well as my qualifications.
When I finished my A Levels' I had had enough of the school format and wanted to go into the work place, so I opted for accountancy and went straight into my ACCA after a one year foundation course.
I beleived this would enhance my career prospects at an earlier age, rather than doing 3/4 years at Uni before then going onto do my accountancy exams as well, which so far it has.
Am I reading the stipulation on the CPA website properly, is my migration dream over before it really got started?
I fail to see how having a degree in a potentially unrelated subject, or even in accountancy could improve my skills when I am already qualified in my profession?
Thanks in advance for anyone's advice.