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    Default what is the difference between 360 Credits and 480 Credits?

    Hi,

    I completed Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Sciences (4 years Course) but outcome of the NZQA lists 360 credits (50 points) and evaluated my qualification at Level 7, equivalent to 3 years course in New Zealand.

    I have 145 points (without Job Offer) and wondering whether this outcome will have any negative effect on my application.
    At the time I submitted my EOI, I considered my qualification belong in one of the Areas of Absolute Skill Shortage and added 10 points to reach a score of 145.


    Please share your views.

    Regards,
    Ankur

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    What line of work are you in, exactly? This can make a difference.

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    Bachelor degrees are Level 7, so if you have a BCompSc NZQAs result is understandable.
    Bachelor degrees can be 3 or 4 years in length. For 4 years of study to qualify for a Level 8 score your study would normally need to include post graduate level courses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JandM View Post
    What line of work are you in, exactly? This can make a difference.
    Hi JandM,

    I am working in IT industry for more than 9 years.
    NZQA Assessment Outcome - A Bachelor Degree of Computer Science degree at Level 7 (360 Credits).
    NZQA wrote that my qualification has a Specific outcome.

    Will I be able to get Bonus points or there will be an issue?
    Your help in this regard will be highly appreciated.

    Regards,
    Ankur

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    Quote Originally Posted by eternalkiwi View Post
    Bachelor degrees are Level 7, so if you have a BCompSc NZQAs result is understandable.
    Bachelor degrees can be 3 or 4 years in length. For 4 years of study to qualify for a Level 8 score your study would normally need to include post graduate level courses.
    Hi eternalKiwi,

    My qualification was of 4 years. I am not worried about Level 7 or 8. My worry is whether I'll get benefit of my qualification under Absolute Skill Shortage (additional 10 points). Today, I looked into LTSSL appendix and have a ray of hope but still bit confused.

    Regards,
    Ankur

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    This may be the section you were looking at. http://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/30595.htm

    The two sections of Appendix 4 concerned with IT have the following in the fourth column.
    Bachelor of Applied Science (Level 7) specialising in Telecommunications

    OR

    Bachelor of Electronic Commerce (Level 7)

    OR

    Bachelor of Engineering (Level 7) (specialising in Electrical Engineering and/or Electronic Engineering)

    OR

    Bachelor Degree (Level 7) specialising in Information Technology (Computer Science or Information Systems)

    AND

    a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience with a minimum of 12 months' relevant work experience in the past 18 months
    (That is for managers etc..)
    Bachelor degree (Level 7) specialising in Information Technology (Computer Science, Information Systems or other Information Technology)* OR Bachelor degree (Level 7) specialising in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology* AND three years of relevant work experience.
    (That is for other IT jobs.)

    I think it looks as though what you have had from NZQA meets the requirements under either of those headings. What is making you doubtful?

    And have you considered you may be able to claim here, too? http://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/42636.htm

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    @Ankur, don't worry, NZQA assessment is perfectly OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JandM View Post
    This may be the section you were looking at. http://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/30595.htm

    The two sections of Appendix 4 concerned with IT have the following in the fourth column.
    (That is for managers etc..)
    (That is for other IT jobs.)

    I think it looks as though what you have had from NZQA meets the requirements under either of those headings. What is making you doubtful?

    And have you considered you may be able to claim here, too? http://www.immigration.govt.nz/opsmanual/42636.htm

    Hi JandM,

    Thanks for your reply. You have turned my worry into Satisfaction.
    Yes, I have considered claiming points for my experience.

    Regards,
    Ankur

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    Quote Originally Posted by farzanakhan123 View Post
    @Ankur, don't worry, NZQA assessment is perfectly OK.
    Thanks Farzanakhan123.

    Regards,
    Ankur

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    @Ankur

    Looking forward for your further replies to this post with the step by step progress, all the best

    Hari

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