Ooi's Interview

Commercial Cookery

Malaysia

Ooi

From Malaysia

Commercial Cookery

Gold Coast

From Malaysia

Ooi is a student from Malaysia who moved to Australia when he was 18 to study Commercial Cookery on The Gold Coast. He moved to Surfers Paradise on The Gold Coast and studied for 2 years. He studied the certificate III and IV in Commercial Cookery and Diploma of Hospitality. Throughout his studies Ooi undertook over 360 hours of work experience as a cook in a local restaurant. This combined with his qualifications allowed him to apply for the temporary graduate work visa (Subclass 485). This is an 18 month work visa in Aus. Whilst on the graduate work visa Ooi, was able to work in the industry for 1 year as a chef and was able to obtain a full skill assessment through the Job Ready Program. Ooi did not have sufficient points to apply for Skilled Independent Visa, however PTA assisted Ooi with this full skill assessment to apply for a Skilled Work Regional Visa – Subclass 491. He is now very close to his dream of permanent residency in Aus.

Interview

When did you initially come to Australia?

I moved to Australia back in 2016.

What was your pathway to the visa?

I studied a Cert III, IV in Commercial Cookery and Diploma of Hospitality.

What were you doing before you came to Australia?

I had just graduated high school then I decided to come to Australia to study.

What are your plans for the future?

I plan to establish a successful career as a Chef and would one day love to open my own restaurant.

Why did you choose Australia?

I chose to study in Australia as it is close to my home country and it has western cuisine. It has amazing restaurants and world class chefs.

How did Pathway to Aus help you?

Nick and Brad helped me a lot through the visa process and choosing a school. They then lodged the visa and assisted me with accommodation when I got here. They also applied for my grad visa and assisted me with the provisional skills assessment, then the 491 Queensland nominated visa.

Tell me about how you started with Pathway to Aus?

Nick and Brad came to Malaysia for a seminar.

What are your plans for the future?

I plan to establish a successful career as a chef and would one day love to open my own restaurant.

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