I am planning to apply for the Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) visa in the next few years. The Australian immigration page writes that one might get plus points if the applicant has been working in his/her nominated skilled occupation or in an occupation closely related to it.
I have no doubt that if the applicant makes such a statement, he/she has to be able to support it with evidence. My question is - how can this be proven? In my specific case, I don't want my employer to know about my intentions of moving there until it is absolutely necessary. Is there any way of providing evidence of my employment without involving my employer? As a related question, what if I get a new job meanwhile, before applying for the visa? If the only way of proving my employment is to provide papers from my employer then do I have to contact all my previous employers so that the total duration of working in the nominated occupation adds up for the necessary X years?