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    Default Good news for Telecoms workers

    Yippeeeee, Telecoms workers are now listed in their own category on the Long Term Skills Shortage List. (At last!!!)

    It comes under Professional Occupations as Telecommunications Engineering Professionals. ANZSCO code 263311 and 263312.

    This has done wonders for our EOI points and we hope to submit it at last once our NZQA report comes back. (Awaiting assessment of husbands Btec OND)

    Just thought I would share this info and hope it helps others.

    Toni

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    In terms of points am I correct that this only gives an extra 15? Are there any other benefits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tsters View Post
    Yippeeeee, Telecoms workers are now listed in their own category on the Long Term Skills Shortage List. (At last!!!)

    It comes under Professional Occupations as Telecommunications Engineering Professionals. ANZSCO code 263311 and 263312.

    This has done wonders for our EOI points and we hope to submit it at last once our NZQA report comes back. (Awaiting assessment of husbands Btec OND)

    Just thought I would share this info and hope it helps others.

    Toni

    Hi could you link to the relevent page. NZIS site hates me when I try and navigate it at present.

    Wouldn't this be more for those high up in a company not really the guys on the ground doing the engineering?


    EDIT: Well I have slapped it in the EOI on the off chance to see how my points pan out and it takes them from 130 to 155. Hopefully I am eligable to claim them. If I am then I will be submitting EOI very soon unless OH has another wobble.
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    NZIS site hates me when I try and navigate it at present.

    You haven't got there yet and already you are developing a complex!

    Here's the info from the ANZSCO website:

    UNIT GROUP 2633 TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS


    TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS design, construct, install, service and support telecommunications equipment, systems and facilities.
    Indicative Skill Level:
    In Australia and New Zealand:

    Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience and/or relevant vendor certification may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).

    Tasks Include:
    planning, designing, building, configuring and commissioning telecommunications devices, networks and systems, such as voice, radio, two-way, data, microwave, satellite and digital data systems, and ensuring telecommunications systems interconnect with equipment from different manufacturers, service providers and users
    compiling engineering project proposals to define goals, identify scope, background and need, and ascertain cost of equipment, parts and services
    evaluating and procuring new products and services from vendors
    ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, policies and procedures in the provision of telecommunications systems
    selecting and developing new telecommunications sites by locating sites, filing documents, drawing up documents for approval, drafting construction drawings and following through to approval
    determining appropriate configurations of telecommunications hardware and software, ensuring desired performance of telecommunications equipment
    preparing and interpreting specifications, drawings and regulations for the use of telecommunications equipment
    determining the type and arrangement of circuits, transformers, circuit-breakers, transmission lines and equipment
    identifying and analysing problems and needs of existing telecommunications systems, such as interference, intelligibility and clarity, to determine the most appropriate means of reducing, eliminating and avoiding current and future problems and improve communications
    monitoring telecommunications systems to assess need for updates, upgrades, enhancements, preventive maintenance and new systems
    assessing performance levels of system hardware and software to project future needs, and developing short- and long-terms plans for updating equipment, adding capabilities, enhancing existing systems and providing improved telecommunications

    Occupations:
    263311 Telecommunications Engineer
    263312 Telecommunications Network Engineer

    263311 TELECOMMUNICATIONS ENGINEER

    Designs and develops telecommunications systems, devices and products.
    Skill Level: 1

    Specialisation:

    Signals Corps Officer (Army) (Aus) / Signals Officer (Army) (NZ)

    263312 TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK ENGINEER

    Alternative Titles:
    Communications Consultant
    Communications Specialist (ICT)
    Telecommunications Consultant
    Telecommunications Specialist

    Plans, designs, and monitors complex telecommunications networks and associated broadcasting equipment.
    Skill Level: 1

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    The site works incredibly slow for me. I think it may fall down for me as I don't have a degree but I might give it a go anyway.

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    It says five years experience may substitute for the qualification. Tomo, I don't understand how you have that many points unless you have a degree or a job offer, I thought you didn't have a job as yet or am I wrong? Just trying to work things out as I need a job offer to get enough points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    It says five years experience may substitute for the qualification. Tomo, I don't understand how you have that many points unless you have a degree or a job offer, I thought you didn't have a job as yet or am I wrong? Just trying to work things out as I need a job offer to get enough points.
    ID 30 points (just under 30 for 7 more months!)
    Recognised quals 65 points (if they accept them)
    Work experience 40 points
    Partners quals 20 points

    155 points if I count the telecommunications engineer points. Which I have been doing for 10 years but can only gain proof for just over 8. Although I have been told they might not accept my army experience even though I worked on telecoms every day of my life in the army.
    As for the job I am just waiting for a telephone interview but I fear things may have slowed down.

    So while it looks like I have a healthy 155 points with no job offer, I might not be able to claim the LTSS ones so it's 130, plus if they poo poo my City and Guilds, and dispute my work experience then I absolutely will need a job offer.

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    Think you should be okay with C&G mate, good stuff!

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    I have half convinced the OH that the time is right to submit EOI before the next selection.
    We will have a long chat about it after the outlaws have been to eat their fish. (Not my tropicals! :O)

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    You mean when they are no longer talking to you

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