No matter where you study, every country has different modules and requirements for their qualifications. This is the reason you need to get your qualification recognised and accredited. Fraud happens in all ways, considering skilled migration is based on your skills your professional qualifications needs to be correctly recognized.
Every qualification has different weight in the academic industry
Take Canada for example. We are using the Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score. The higher your points are the better. A bachelors degree is recognised if it has 3 year’s minimum study requirement. In contrast, in South Africa a National Diploma has a 3 year study time and would be recognized through the correct authorities as a bachelors degree for Canada.
Another example would be a so called professional qualification in which you study a minimum 4 years like for a medicine, pharmacy, dentistry or law degree. For the sake of a CRS score, this qualification will hold the same points as a masters degree.
Every qualification has different requirements
Considering Australia, you will need to be assessed by different assessing authorities per profession. Some professions are grouped by assessing authorities but the modules studies and the duties undertaken need to be met EXACTLY.
Tradesmen with a Red seal qualification or even a journeyman qualification need to undergo a minimum 2 stage process. Qualification assessment and then a technical interview to test your skills set. Certain trades require a third stage which would entail a practical demonstration.
Once all these professions have been correctly registered and qualified by the country, then you can use that validation to claim points or to state your legitimacy in the immigration process. The qualification assessments do expire. The qualifications assessments also come at quite a cost. Make sure you are doing it correctly or enquire with an accredited immigration company for assistance.
At New World Immigration we assist with skills assessments for visa purposes as well as to assist you in becoming employable. Enquire now for a free assessment and together we can save time and money.