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    Becksly is offline Junior Member
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    Me again! I've just been sent my Invitation to Apply (haven't received it yet though), and of course am very excited, but am now starting to worry about something. I have 50 points for my qualification but it is not directly related to my work experience or current NZ job. My degree is a BSc in Ecology and I am working as a microbiology lab technician. How can I find out if my degree will be accepted before I spend all that money on my application? Or are your points not important after you have been selected?


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    Can't remember if it was just the short-skills listed jobs, but on NZIS there should be a list of jobs, and tabulated with them are the qualifications required ...

    If you are not claiming points for a short-skills job, not sure that you need to prove that your degree is related?

    My experience might help -
    I claimed points for my degree being in a field of short skills - Electronics.

    My job, and experience though is software engineer, and claimed points for the experience only. According to NZIS, you can't be a software engineer with my degree, so I had to drop about 10 points. Was a little while ago, so can't fully remember the details.

    I'm sure the fountain of all knowledge (MB - where are you?) will be along soon to help .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by zummerzet_lou View Post

    I'm sure the fountain of all knowledge (MB - where are you?)
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