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Overview

Australia is committed to build Australia's future through the well-managed movement of people.

Their diverse portfolio includes managing migration and citizenship policy and programs. DIBP wants to keep Australia secure through border management and facilitate travellers crossing the border and make reasonable decisions for people entering or leaving the country, ensuring compliance with Australia's immigration laws and integrity in decision-making.

Skilled Migrants:- DIBP invites skilled migrants to lodge visa through skillselect. SkillSelect helps address regional skill shortages. SkillSelect allows intending migrants to indicate if they are willing to live and work in regional Australia. This is of particular benefit to employers experiencing regional skill shortages and state and territory governments attempting to settle migrants in regional Australia.

The application process is categorized into 3 to 4 stages depending on the applicant’s nominated skill.

  • Skills Assessment Stage
  • Expression of interest
  • State sponsorship (if applicable)
  • Visa application

Depending on what type of visa(s) applicants are interested in, they may receive an invitation to lodge a visa application subject to  the occupational ceiling or an Australian employer may contact them to discuss employment and sponsorship opportunities.

Occupational Ceiling:- An ‘occupation ceiling’ may be applied to invitations issued under the independent, skilled regional (provisional) visas. This means there will be a limit on how many EOIs can be selected for skilled migration from an occupation group. This ensures that the skilled migration program is not dominated by a small number of occupations. Once this limit is reached, no further invitations for that particular occupation group will be issued for that program year. Invitations will then be allocated to intending migrants in other occupation groups even if they are lower ranking. 

Australian Citizens, Australian permanent residents and NZ residents can sponsor close family members for permanent residence or migration to Australia.

Partner Visas:- AUS citizens and PR holders can sponsor partners to migrate to Australia. To sponsor a partner, applicant must either be married, in a defacto relationship, have a registered relationship or be engaged.

Child Visa:- Australian citizens and PR holders can sponsor their children for migration to Australia.

Parent Visas:- AUS citizens and PR holders can sponsor parents to migrate to Australia. Parents with at least half their children living permanently in Australia may be eligible for a parent visa which gives them permanent residence in Australia. Parents over a certain age may be eligible to apply for an onshore 'aged parent' visa which allows them to remain in Australia on a bridging visa during processing.

International Students:- If you are an international student and wish to stay on in Australia after your studies, there are a range of temporary and permanent visa options.

Business Migration:- If you wish to start a business or invest in Australia, you can obtain a visa to facilitate this and you may then qualify for permanent residence once your business interests have been established in Australia.

Program Updates

December 5th, 2016 :

South Australia State Sponsorship Update: Current Processing Timelines

South Australia has announced that processing times for state nomination of skilled and business migrants vary across visa types.

Further they stated that Immigration SA makes every effort to process all nominations quickly – within the timeframes listed – but this does depend on the documentation you provide. If during assessment they discover more information is needed, processing will take longer.

Immigration SA will notify you or the authorised recipient by email once a decision has been reached.

General skilled nomination applications Application type Current average processing time - Skilled provisional nomination subclass 489/190 - 6 weeks

 Applications for RCB advice - 7 weeks

Innovation and investment provisional nomination subclass 188, Business owner permanent nomination subclass 892/893, Investor retirement provisional nomination subclass 405 - including renewal applications - 2 weeks

Business talent permanent nomination subclass 132 - 2 weeks

Significant investor provisional nomination subclass 188 - 1 week

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state nomination with South Australia.

December 5th, 2016 :

South Australia State Sponsorship Update

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

312312- Electrical Engineering Technician- Special Conditions Apply -Competent English -TRA

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

December 5th, 2016 :

DIBP Update: Planned System Maintenance

DIBP has announced that ImmiAccount will be unavailable on the following dates/times Canberra time:

* midnight until 4am Monday 12 December 2016.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for visa application.

 

December 5th, 2016 :

South Australia State Sponsorship Update

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations:

261311- Analyst Programmer -Low Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS 

261313- Software Engineer -Special Conditions Apply- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS 

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

December 2nd,2016 : 

DIBP Update: Planned system outage – Monday 5 December from midnight to 4am Canberra time

The following systems will become unavailable during the above times:

  • ImmiAccount
  • eLodgement (Online visa and citizenship applications)
  • My Health Declarations (MHD) service
  • Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO).

If you receive a ‘Service Temporarily Unavailable’ error message during this time, try again after the outage period.

Planned system maintenance

Wednesdays

From 7 am to 7.40 am Canberra time, border.gov.au website might become unavailable.

From 5 am to 8 am Canberra time, the following systems might become unavailable:

  • ImmiAccount
  • eLodgement (Online visa and citizenship applications)
  • Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)
  • LEGENDcom
  • Visa pricing estimator.

If you receive a 'Service Temporarily Unavailable' error message during this time, try again after the outage period.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for visa application.

December 2nd,2016 : 

South Australia State Sponsorship Update

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

263113- Network Analyst -Medium Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

December 2nd,2016 : 

Vetassess Update: Closing over the New year

Vetassess has announced that they are closing over the New year break from 24/12/2016 to 02/01/2017. 

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skills assessment with Vetassess.

December 2nd,2016 : 

Victoria State Sponsorship Update: Removal of two occupations from Victorian Visa Nomination Occupation Lists

Victoria has announced that the following occupations have been removed from the Victorian Visa Nomination Occupation Lists:

234411 Geologist  

234412 Geophysicist

Applications will close for these occupations on 31 December 2016.

This update is applicable all the applicants going for State Sponsorship with Victoria state.

November 29th,2016 :

AIM Skills Asessment Update: Closure of office 

AIM has announced that due to the festive season, the AIM Skilled Migration Unit will close Thursday 15 December 2016 and reopen Tuesday 3 January 2017. There will be delay in processing applications.

Further they have mentioned the below new addresses:

New postal address is GPO Box 2229, Brisbane Qld 4000, Australia

New courier address is Level 16, 40 Creek Street, Brisbane Qld 4000, Australia

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skills assessment with AIM.

November 28th,2016 :

ACT State Sponsorship Update: Application Processing Timelines

Applications for ACT nomination - Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa

Overseas applicants: The average processing time for applications lodged after 1 September is likely to be 6 months. They are currently processing applications for ACT 190 nomination received on 2 September, 2016.

Canberra residents: The average processing time is 4 weeks. They are currently processing applications for ACT 190 nomination received on 26 October, 2016.

This update is applicable for all the applicants applied for state sponsorship with ACT under 190 sub class.

November 25th,2016 :

South Australia State Sponsorship Update

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

149413- Transport Company Manager- Medium Availability- Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall)- VETASSESS  

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

November 25th,2016 :

Skillselect Update: Proposed maintenance work on Sunday 27 November 2016

Skillselect has announced that maintenance work is due to be carried out this Sunday 27 November and may impact SkillSelect availability.

Possible outages may to occur between 7am AEDST and 11am AEDST.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for EOI.

November 25th,2016 :

DIBP Update: Planned system outage – from 2 pm until 5 pm (Canberra time) Saturday 26 November 2016

DIBP has announced that the following systems will become unavailable during the above times:

  • ImmiAccount
  • eLodgement (Online visa and citizenship applications)
  • My Health Declarations (MHD) service
  • Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)
  • Visa Pricing Estimator

If you receive a ‘Service Temporarily Unavailable’ error message during this time, try again after the outage period.

Wednesdays

From 7 am to 7.40 am Canberra time, the following systems might become unavailable:

  • border.gov.au website

From 5 am to 8 am Canberra time, the following systems might become unavailable:

  • ImmiAccount
  • eLodgement (Online visa and citizenship applications)
  • Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)
  • LEGENDcom
  • Visa pricing estimator.

If you receive a 'Service Temporarily Unavailable' error message during this time, try again after the outage period.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for visa application.

 

November 25th,2016 :

Flagged Occupations on the SOL for 2016 –17

Australian Government Department of Education and Training has listed the Flagged Occupations on the SOL for 2016-17.

Flagged Occupations means that there are possible chances that these occupations may be removed from SOL in July, 2017 when a new SOL will be released. Currently these occupations are under review for removal from SOL of 2017 and consultations are going on. Please note that this is just a rough estimate or indication that the occupation might be removed. In the previous years as well we used to see this list of Flagged occupations, however all the occupations flagged have not been removed from the next year SOL.

Please go through the list attached for the details of the occupations that are under review. As per the list most of the Engineering, Accounting, Medical, Maritime & other occupations are flagged, hence we need to advise all these clients to file their applications faster so that they file their visa application before June 2017.

In addition to the above we need to advise all our clients with the occupations mentioned in the attached list to file their applications faster and ensure that they receive the invitations & file for visa before June 2017.

Please note that if any of the occupations are removed from SOL in July 2017 then that occupation applicants will not be eligible for 189 sub class.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skilled migration under 189, 190 & 489 sub class.

flagged-occupations-on-the-sol-for-2016-17-1

 

November 24rd,2016 : 

ACS Skills Assessment Update: End of Year Closure 2016/17 

The ACS announced that all their offices will be closed from Friday 23rd December 2016 and will re-open on Monday 9th January 2017.   

Phone and email enquiries will be not be available during this time. 

Skill assessment applications can still be submitted during this time via the Online Application Form

All skills assessments not completed before Friday 23rd December 2016 will be finalised after Monday 9th January 2017.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skills assessment with ACS.

 

November 24rd,2016 : 

Skillselect Update: Results of invitation round  9/11/2016

Please find attached the reports published for invitation round that took place on 9/11/2016. It gives you the complete picture as to how many invitations have been given and what all states have contributed. Also find attached the current status of the ceilings for all the occupations.

Please note that the following occupational group ceilings are being reached faster than other occupations:

2211 Accountants* out of 2500-  1218 already invited

2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers out of 1413 - 660 already invited

2334 Electronics Engineers out of 1000 - 560 already invited

2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers out of 1539 - 1280 already invited

2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts out of 1482 - 720 already invited

2613 Software and Applications Programmers out of 5662 - 2723 already invited

2631 Computer Network Professionals out of 1426- 932 already invited

2633 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals out of 1000 - 395 already invited

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skilled migration under 189, 190 & 489 sub class.

skillselect-invitation-round-results-9-11-2016-occupation-ceilings

 

November 24rd,2016 : 

South Australia State Sponsorship Update

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

132211 -Finance Manager- Medium Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) AND 3 years work experience in field ; South Australian graduates must be currently working in their field in South Australia for the last 12 months. -CPA / CA / IPA

411411- Enrolled Nurse- Medium Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; Provisional 489 visa only- ANMAC 

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

November 23rd,2016 : 

Please find the update : on latest EOI draw , 23/11/2016

415 (808 registrants) EOIs with a points total of 160 or more

The next selection will take place in a fortnight.

Please note that all the applications for New Zealand SMC visa should be applied through licensed New Zealand Immigration agents only.

November 22nd,2016 : 

Northern Territory State Sponsorship Update: English Language Requirements

Northern Territory has announced that a verifiable evidence of English proficiency, where this is required. The NT Government accepts all English tests approved by DIBP however applicants who are taking the Pearson English test are required to select 'Northern Territory Government' at the time of registering to enable the NT Government to verify the results.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with NT under 190 & 489 sub class.

November 22nd,2016 : 

Northern Territory State Sponsorship Update: Change in the requirements for few of the occupations.

Northern Territory has amended the list of the occupations and for most of the ICT occupations & few other occupations it has updated that Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with Northern Territory under 190 & 489 sub class.

November 21st,2016 : 

DIBP Update: UNPLANNED SYSTEM ISSUE

DIBP has announced that they are aware that some clients are currently experiencing intermittent issues when logging into ImmiAccount. They suggest clearing your browser history and logging in again. They also stated that they are aware of the issue and are working towards resolving the issue. 

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for visa process.

November 21st,2016 : 

South Australia State Sponsorship Update :

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

351112- Pastry Cook -Low Availability-Competent English -AND 2 years work experience in field;- Provisional 489 visa only -TRA

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 489 sub class.

November 18th,2016 : 

Skillselect update: Proposed maintenance work on SkillSelect for 18 and 19 November

 DIBP has announced that maintenance work is due to be carried out this Friday and Saturday and will impact SkillSelect availability.

The outage is expected to occur between 9pm AEDST Friday 18 November 2016 and 8am AEDST Saturday 19 November 2016 and will cause unavailability of the SkillSelect system.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for EOI or Visa applications.

November 18th,2016 : 

DIBP Update: System maintenance and technical issues

DIBP has announced the below detailed information about their planned system maintenance and technical issues you might see when using our systems.

Planned system maintenance

System outage - Friday 9 pm 18 November until Saturday 8 am 19 November 2016 (Canberra time)

The following systems will be unavailable:

  • ImmiAccount
  • eLodgement (Online visa and citizenship applications)
  • Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)
  • LEGENDcom
  • Visa Finder
  • Visa pricing estimator.

Cessation of subclass 400 and 488 online applications

The online application forms for the current Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400) and Superyacht Crew visa (subclass 488) will cease on the 18 November 2016 due to the new Temporary Activity visa framework commencing on the 19 November 2016.

Any subclass 400 or 488 applications in ImmiAccount that have not been submitted by 7 pm (AEDT) on 18 November 2016 cannot be lodged and will be set to a status of ‘discontinued’ in ImmiAccount. Applicants will then need to complete a new application on a new form.

New declaration questions to be added to online application forms

Any application that has a status of ‘Ready to submit’ on Friday 18 November 2016 will change to ‘Incomplete’, to ensure that you review your application and answer any new questions that have been added to the form. We recommend that you complete and submit your application before Friday 18 November 2016.

Suspension of BPAY request payment option - from Sunday midnight 13 November until Saturday 19 November 2016 (Canberra time)

The BPAY Request payment option will be unavailable from midnight Sunday 13 November 2016 until Saturday 19 November 2016.

If you choose BPAY, your BPAY transfer must reach the Department before 7 pm on 18 November 2016.  Applications not paid by 18 November 2016 might be invalid or delayed.

Payment by Credit Card or PayPal will be available.

System outage - from midnight until 4 am Monday 21 November 2016 (Canberra time)

The following systems will be unavailable:

  • ImmiAccount
  • eLodgement (Online visa and citizenship applications)
  • My Health Declarations (MHD) service
  • Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO).

If you receive a ‘Service Temporarily Unavailable’ error message during this time, try again after the outage period

Wednesdays

From 7 am to 7.40 am Canberra time , the following systems might become unavailable:

  • border.gov.au website

From 5 am to 8 am Canberra time, the following systems might become unavailable:

  • ImmiAccount
  • eLodgement (Online visa and citizenship applications)
  • Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)
  • LEGENDcom
  • Visa pricing estimator.

If you receive a 'Service Temporarily Unavailable' error message during this time, try again after the outage period.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for visa application.

November 14th,2016 : 

DIBP Update: Upcoming Systems Outage

DIBP has announced that there will be an outage to upgrade their systems from 9pm Friday 18 November until 8am Saturday 19 November 2016 (AEDT). This will include changes to a number of online application forms.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for visa application process.

November 14th,2016 : 

Western Australia State Sponsorship Update: Change in the list of the occupations

Western Australia has announced that the following occupation on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list is now restricted:

  • ANZSCO 233111 Chemical engineer.

Invitations to apply for State nomination (for this occupation) will be limited.

If you have already received an invitation, your application will not be affected.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with Western Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

November 14th,2016 :

South Australia State Sponsorship Update

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

262111- Database Administrator -Special Conditions Apply- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS 

263111- Computer Network and Systems Engineer- Low Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS 

313112 ICT -Customer Support Officer- Medium Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) TRA

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

November 10th,2016 :

DIBP Update: Planned system maintenance

System outage – Friday 9 pm 18 November until Saturday 8 am 19 November 2016 (Canberra time)

The following systems will be unavailable:

  • ImmiAccount
  • eLodgement (Online visa and citizenship applications)
  • Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)
  • LEGENDcom
  • Visa Finder
  • Visa pricing estimator.

If you receive a ‘Service Temporarily Unavailable’ error message during this time, try again after the outage period

Wednesdays

From 7 am to 7.40 am Canberra time , the following systems might become unavailable:

  • border.gov.au website

From 5 am to 8 am Canberra time, the following systems might become unavailable:

  • ImmiAccount
  • eLodgement (Online visa and citizenship applications)
  • Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)
  • LEGENDcom
  • Visa pricing estimator.

If you receive a 'Service Temporarily Unavailable' error message during this time, try again after the outage period.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for visa process.

November 10th,2016 :

Skillselect Update: Results of invitation round  26/10/2016

Please find attached the reports published for invitation round that took place on 26/10/2016. It gives you the complete picture as to how many invitations have been given and what all states have contributed. Also find attached the current status of the ceilings for all the occupations.

Please note that the following occupational group ceilings are being reached faster than other occupations:

  • 2211 Accountants* out of 2500-  1120 already invited
  • 2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers out of 1413 - 605 already invited
  • 2334 Electronics Engineers out of 1000 - 560 already invited
  • 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers out of 1539 - 1280 already invited
  • 2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts out of 1482 - 660 already invited
  • 2613 Software and Applications Programmers out of 5662 - 2498 already invited
  • 2631 Computer Network Professionals out of 1426- 882 already invited
  • 2633 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals out of 1000 - 364 already invited

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for 189, 190 & 489 sub class.

skillselect-invitation-results-26-10-2016-occupation-ceilings

November 9th,2016 :

Victoria State Sponsorship Update: Temporary closure in skilled applications for ICT occupations

Victoria State has announced that due to a large volume of skilled visa nomination applications received, applications for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) occupations will not be accepted from 11 November 2016 to 6 March 2017.

The closure will be for a period of four months, however further updates will be provided should this be extended.

The occupations affected by the temporary closure are:

  • 135112   ICT Project Manager
  • 261111   ICT Business Analyst
  • 261112   Systems Analyst
  • 261311   Analyst Programmer
  • 261312   Developer Programmer
  • 261313   Software Engineer
  • 261314   Software Tester
  • 261399   Software and Applications Programmers nec
  • 262111   Database Administrator
  • 262112   ICT Security Specialist
  • 263111   Computer Network and Systems Engineer

This temporary closure will allow processing of all outstanding applications and reduce the risk of delay for future applicants.   

All applications currently in process, and received prior to this date, will be assessed against current guidelines and an outcome will be provided in due course.

Applications for all other occupations eligible for Victorian Government visa nomination remain open.

Note: Applicants applying under the streamlined PhD and 457 pathwaysare not affected by this closure and may apply with these ICT occupations during this time.

This update is applicable for all applicants going for state sponsorship with Victoria under 190 & 489 sub class.

November 8th,2016 :

Engineers Australia Update: Scheduled Maintenance & Status of Fast Track Applications

Scheduled Maintenance

Engineers Australia has announced that myPortal is currently undergoing maintenance to improve the stability of this service. The service will be back on line at 10:30PM AEDST, and they apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Fast Track Applications

Please note: Fast Track Applications lodged between 5th December 2016 and 31st January 2017 will be affected by the End of year shut down and may take longer than the advertised 15 working days to reach an assessing case officer.

They are expecting to be back on track with their advertised 15 day turnaround period from 1st February 2017.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skills assessment with Engineers Australia.

November 8th,2016 :

South Australia State Sponsorship Update

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

149212- Customer Service Manager-Low Availability -Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) -; Provisional 489 visa only -VETASSESS 

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 489 sub class.

November 5th,2016 :

South Australia State Sponsorship Update

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

262112 -ICT Security Specialist- Special Conditions Apply -Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; -70 points required - see additional instructions ACS 

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

November 4th,2016 :

DIBP update: Planned system maintenance

Planned system outage – from 2 pm until 7 pm (Canberra time) Saturday 5 November 2016

The following systems will become unavailable during the above times:

  • eLodgement (Online visa and citizenship applications)
  • Visa Pricing Estimator

If you receive a ‘Service Temporarily Unavailable’ error message during this time, try again after the outage period

Wednesdays

From 7 am to 7.40 am Canberra time , the following systems might become unavailable:

From 5 am to 8 am Canberra time, the following systems might become unavailable:

  • ImmiAccount
  • eLodgement (Online visa and citizenship applications)
  • Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)
  • LEGENDcom
  • Visa pricing estimator.

If you receive a 'Service Temporarily Unavailable' error message during this time, try again after the outage period.

November 4th,2016 :

South Australia State Sponsorship Update

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

351411 Cook Medium Availability Competent English ; Provisional 489 visa only TRA

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 489 sub class.

 

November 1st,2016 :

DIBP Update: PLANNED SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE

DIBP has announced that their Online lodgement services will be unavailable on the following dates/times

Canberra time: * 2pm until 7pm Saturday 5 November 2016

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for visa application.

 

October 28th,2016 : 

Chartered Accountants Australia (ICAA) Update: Work references details


ICAA has stated that the work references must include the below information:

  • Must be on company letterhead - this must clearly indicate full address (street and PO Box) of the company and any telephone, fax numbers, email and website addresses.
  • Include the job title.
  • Provide proof of service (i.e. exact period of employment).
  • Detailed job description or task list (tasks copied from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) occupation definitions will not be accepted).
  • State how many hours per week worked in the role and whether the role was full or part time.
  • State whether the role was permanent, temporary or contract.
  • Be signed by direct the line manager, CEO, or HR representative - name and position of signatory must be typed or stamped below the signature. A reference with an illegible signature will not be accepted.
  • Include the direct contact number of the person writing the reference.
  • Applicant's salary.

They further stated that they will only accept a statutory declaration/ affidavit listing the job description/ task list. All other information must come from the company on official company letterhead.

Skilled employment must be paid and continuous for a minimum of 20 hours per week. Irregular periods averaging 20 hours a week over several weeks/ months will not be considered.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skills assessment with ICAA.

October 28th,2016 : 

Vetassess Update: Office Closure

Vetassess has announced that their East Melbourne office will be closed on Tuesday, 1st November 2016 (Melbourne Cup Public Holiday) and reopen on Wednesday, 2nd November 2016. 

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skills assessment with Vetassess.

October 28th,2016 : 

New Zealand Skilled Migration Category: TOEFL iBT is accepted

Immigration New Zealand has stated that qualifying to work in New Zealand just got easier. Immigration New Zealand just announced that starting November 21, 2016, you can submit a TOEFL iBT®score to prove English-language proficiency for the Skilled Migration Category. To qualify for a skilled migration visa, applicants will need to obtain a total score of 79 or greater on the TOEFL test. Applicants can use their score from a TOEFL test they sat for within the last 2 years of the date they submit their application. 

Please note that all the applications for New Zealand SMC visa should be applied through licensed New Zealand Immigration agents only.

October 28th,2016 : 

Please find the update on latest EOI draw , 26/10/2016

446 (849 registrants) EOIs with a points total of 160 or more

The next selection will take place in a fortnight.

Please note that all the applications for New Zealand SMC visa should be applied through licensed New Zealand Immigration agents only.

October 27th,2016 : 

South Australia State Sponsorship Update

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

131112 Sales and Marketing Manager Medium Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) AIM 

139913 Laboratory Manager Medium Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) VETASSESS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

 

October 26th,2016 : 

AIM Address Update:

AIM has announced its new addresses the following are the details of the same.

New postal address is GPO Box 2229, Brisbane Qld 4000, Australia

New courier address is Level 16, 40 Creek Street, Brisbane Qld 4000, Australia

 

October 25th,2016 : 

South Australia State Sponsorship Update

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

135199- ICT Managers nec- Special Conditions Apply- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions- ACS

232312- Industrial Designer- Special Conditions Apply -Competent English- VETASSESS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

October 19th,2016 : 

Vetassess Update: Release of details of Skills Assessment Support services.
 
Skills Assessment Support
 
Vetassess has announced the Skills Assessment Support (SAS) for migration agents and prospective applicants who are yet to submit their Skills Assessment application to VETASSESS. They stated that the new SAS service aims to provide tailored support to applicants/agents on how to submit a decision-ready application for general professional occupations with VETASSESS. Skill Assessment Support will be a choice of:
 
1) Document checking service
This service involves a step-by-step guidance support in completing an application for a Skills Assessment focusing on the completeness of the application for a Skills Assessment, including the type of information required and the key documents.
 
 
2) Consultation on a selected occupation
This service involves providing information via a 30 minute phone consultation about the VETASSESS Skills Assessment criteria that apply to a selected occupation.
 
This update is applicable for all the applicants before going for skills assessment with Vetassess.
 

October 14th,2016 : 

Please find the update on latest EOI draw , 12/10/2016

486 (938 registrants) EOIs with a points total of 160 or more 

The next selection will take place in a fortnight.

Please note that all the applications for New Zealand SMC visa should be applied through licensed New Zealand Immigration agents only.

October 7th,2016 : 

South Australia State Sponsorship Update

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

133311- Importer or Exporter- Special Conditions Apply- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall)- VETASSESS

149913- Facilities Manager- Medium Availability- Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall) -VETASSESS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

October 5th,2016 : 

South Australia State Sponsorship Update

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

261313 -Software Engineer- Low Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

October 3rd,2016 : 

CPA Skills Assessment Update: Increase in the skills assessment fee.

 CPA has announced the new fee for Migration Skills Assessment. Please find below the details of the same.

 Migration assessment

The fees below are for onshore assessments (in Australia) Fee (AUD)

Skilled migration assessment $520

Skilled migration replacement letter $80

Skilled migration review or appeal assessment $160 

Skilled migration assessment withdrawal $80 

Skilled migration assessment update $160

 Migration assessment  Fees (AUD)

The following fees are applicable in locations other than Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore or the United Kingdom. All payments must be in Australian dollars.

 Skilled migration assessment  $473

Skilled migration replacement letter $73

Skilled migration skilled employment only $118

Skilled migration assessment withdrawal $73 

Skilled migration assessment update $145

 This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skills assessment with CPA.

 

September 29th,2016:

South Australia State Sponsorship Update

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

135199 -ICT Managers nec -Low Availability -Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; -70 points required - see additional instructions- ACS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

September 29th,2016:

Please find the update on latest EOI draw , 28/09/2016

766 (1,600 registrants) EOIs with a points total of 140 or more (and)
214 (472 registrants) EOIs with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points were selected in this fortnight draw.

Total EOI selected are 980 (2,072 registrants).

The next selection will take place in a fortnight.

Please note that all the applications for New Zealand SMC visa should be applied through licensed New Zealand Immigration agents only.

September 29th,2016:

Vetassess Update: Holiday Information

VETASSESS skills assessment authority has announced that their Melbourne office will be closed for the AFL Grand Final holiday on Friday 30 September 2016.  Office will reopen again on Monday 3 October 2016.

September 28th,2016:

DIBP Update:  Disposal of x-ray films at overseas posts

DIBP has announced that they are disposing of unclaimed x-ray films from applicants for Australian visas.

X-rays submitted in support of a visa application are the property of the visa applicant.  They stated that their current policy is to destroy unclaimed x-rays two years after we receive them.

They further stated that they are currently storing a large volume of old x-ray films dating from 1999 at their offices outside Australia.

They announced that On 10 November 2016, they will dispose of x-rays received before 2011. If anyone wants to claim your old x-rays, complete the return of x-rays request form.

For more information about the planned disposal of unclaimed x-rays at our overseas posts,

This update is applicable for all the clients who have submitted their x-ray films for the visa process.

September 28th,2016:

DIBP Update: Planned system maintenance

DIBP has announced the Planned system outage – from 2am until 5am Sunday 2 October 2016 Canberra time

The following systems will become unavailable during the above times:

  • ImmiAccount
  • eLodgement (Online visa and citizenship applications)
  • My Health Declarations (MHD) service
  • Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO).

If any receives a Service Temporarily Unavailable message during this time, need to try again after the outage period.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for visa.

September 28th,2016:

South Australia State Sponsorship Update

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

141111- Cafe or Restaurant Manager -Special Conditions Apply- Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall) ;- Provisional 489 visa only- VETASSESS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 489 sub class.

September 27th,2016:

Engineers Australia Skills Assessment Update:  Scheduled Maintenance

Engineers Australia has announced that myPortal is currently undergoing maintenance to improve the stability of this service. The service will be back on line at 10:00PM AEST, and they apologize for any inconvenience caused.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skills assessment with Engineers Australia.

September 26th,2016:

South Australia State Sponsorship Update

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

231213 -Ship Master- Special Conditions Apply -Competent English- AMSA

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

September 24th,2016:

DIBP Update:Planned System Maintenance

DIBP has announced that the website is temporarily down for maintenance right now and will be back up shortly.

Please update all your clients accordingly.

September 24th,2016:

Skillselect Update: Results of invitation round  14/09/2016

Please find attached the reports published for invitation round that took place on 14/09/2016. It gives you the complete picture as to how many invitations have been given and what all states have contributed. Also find attached the current status of the ceilings for all the occupations.

Note: Next Invitation Rounds will take place on 28 Sep 2016.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going under 189 or 190 or 489 sub class.

skill-select-invitation-round-results-as-on-14-september-2016

occupation-ceilings

September 24th,2016:

AIM Skills Assessment Update: Closure of office

AIM has announced that due to the relocation of the AIM Membership office, the Skilled Migration Assessment Unit is closed from Wednesday 28 September 2016 and will reopen Tuesday 4 October 2016. 

There will be a delay in processing applications.

This update is applicable for all applicants going for skills assessment with AIM.

September 24th,2016:

AITSL Skills Assessment Update: Closure of office

The AITSL Assessment for Migration office will be closed on Monday 26 September and Monday 3 October for public holidays.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skills assessment with AITSL.

September 24th,2016:

ACS Skills Assessment Update: Maintenance of systems update

ACS has announced that they are coming with their new, contemporary responsive website  this Monday.The ACS website will be unavailable 5.30pm Friday to 9am Monday AEST 26/09/2016.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skills assessment with ACS.

September 20th,2016:

DIBP Update: Planned system maintenance

DIBP has announced that from 2 pm Saturday 24 September to 9 am Sunday 25 September - AEST, there will be intermittent outages to their website.

If you receive a 'Service Temporarily Unavailable' message during this time, try again after the outage period.

Wednesdays

From 7 am to 7.40 am AEST, the following systems might become unavailable:

  • border.gov.au website

From 5 am to 8 am AEST, the following systems might become unavailable:

  • ImmiAccount
  • eLodgement (Online visa and citizenship applications)
  • Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)
  • LEGENDcom
  • Visa pricing estimator.

If you receive a Service Temporarily Unavailable error message during this time, try again after the outage period.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for visa.

September 20th,2016:

ACT State Sponsorship Update:  AUTOMATIC VISA NOMINATION FOR PHD GRADUATES

ACT has announced as part of the ACT Government’s first international education strategy, Canberra: Australia’s Education Capital strategy, the ACT Government will introduce free, automatic, streamlined nomination of skilled migrant visa applications for PhD graduates from Canberra institutions. This means that, subject to meeting Commonwealth requirements, any international student awarded a PhD by a Canberra University can apply for fast tracked nomination to live and work in Canberra should they wish to apply through the State/Territory nominated (subclass 190) process.

The streamlined territory nomination for international PhD graduates will come into effect in November 2016 and will be open to students who have completed a PhD locally in the previous two years.Applicants will benefit from a simplified application process with minimal supporting documentation, simplified criteria, priority processing and the removal of the $300 service fee.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with ACT under 190 sub class.

September 19th,2016 :

South Australia State Sponsorship Update :

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations :

323214- Metal Machinist (First Class)- Medium Availability- Competent English -TRA

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

September 19th,2016 :

Vetassess Skills Assessment Update:Scheduled Maintenance

Vetassess has announced that due to scheduled update, the web application will be unavailable today Monday, 19th September 2016 9:00pm - 9:30pm (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skills assessment with Vetassess.

September 16th,2016 :

Please find the update on latest EOI draw , 16/09/2016

687 (1,529 registrants) EOIs with a points total of 140 or more (and)
150 (306 registrants) EOIs with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points were selected in this fortnight draw.

Total EOI selected are 837 (1,835 registrants).

The next selection will take place in a fortnight.

Please note that all the applications for New Zealand SMC visa should be applied through licensed New Zealand Immigration agents only.

September 16th,2016 :

DIBP Update: Planned System Maintenance

DIBP has announced that from midnight Sunday 18 September until 4 am Monday 19 September 2016 AEST (GMT +10)

The following systems will become unavailable during the above times:

  • ImmiAccount
  • eLodgement (Online visa and citizenship applications)
  • My Health Declarations (MHD) service
  • Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO).

If you receive a 'Service Temporarily Unavailable' message during this time, try again after the outage period.

Wednesdays

From 7 am to 7.40 am AEST, the following systems might become unavailable:

  • border.gov.au website

From 5 am to 8 am AEST, the following systems might become unavailable:

  • ImmiAccount
  • eLodgement (Online visa and citizenship applications)
  • Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)
  • LEGENDcom
  • Visa pricing estimator.

If you receive a Service Temporarily Unavailable error message during this time, try again after the outage period.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for visa process.

September 14th,2016 :

DIBP Update: Launch of new Entrepreneur visa stream

DIBP has announced that on 10 September 2016, they have launched a new Entrepreneur visa stream and amend the points test for the skilled migration programme for Specialist Australia Educational Qualifications.

 

The Entrepreneur visa will be part of the Business Innovation and Investment visa programme. Entrepreneurs interested in applying for the Entrepreneur visa will need to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect and be nominated by a State or Territory government.

Key proposed eligibility criteria include:

  • Applicants must be undertaking, or proposing to undertake, an entrepreneurial venture in Australia.
  • The entrepreneurial venture must not be related to residential real estate or labour hire or involve purchasing an existing business or franchise.
  • Applicants must also be under 55 years of age, have a competent level of English, and have at least 30 per cent interest in their entrepreneurial venture.
  • There must be one or more  funding agreements in place for at least $200,000 between the entrepreneur or venture and a third party funding body or bodies.

 o    Sources of third party funding are limited to state and territory governments, Commonwealth agencies, Publicly Funded Research Organisations, and investors registered as a Venture Capital Limited Partnerships (VCLP) or Early Stage Venture Capital Limited Partnerships (ESVCLP). Agreements outlining funds from a combination of these sources are also acceptable.

  • Applicants must have a business plan outlining their plans for their venture in Australia.

An Entrepreneur visa holder can progress to permanent residency after four years if they can meet a measure of success, which includes factors such as business turnover, employment of Australians and ability to obtain significant financial backing.

This update is applicable for all the applicants want to migrate under Entrepreneurship to Australia.

September 14th,2016 :

AIQS Skills Assessment Update: English Language Requirements

AIQS has updated the guidelines and has stated that all overseas applicants must undertake an English Language Test at the applicant’s own expense. They has stated that they will accept all English Language Tests that are approved by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

To meet the English Language proficiency requirement of the AIQS, applicant must show a band score of at least 6 against the IELTS band scale on each of the four components – speaking, reading, listening and writing.

The test must have been undertaken no more than two years prior to submitting the application to the AIQS for a skilled migration assessment.

NOTE: They have further included an Administration fee (for new applications only) in addition to the skills assessment fee. There is no change in the skills assessment fee.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skills assessment with AIQS.

September 13th,2016 :

ACT State Sponsorship Update: CURRENT PROCESSING TIMES

ACT has announced that applications for ACT nomination - Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa they are currently processing applications for ACT 190 nomination received on August 9, 2016. They stated that the average processing time for applications lodged after 1 September is likely to be 6 months. 

This update is applicable for all the applicants filed for state sponsorship with ACT under 190 sub class.

September 13th,2016 :

ACT State Sponsorship Update: Closure of ACT nomination for overseas residents.

ACT has announced that effective immediately (13 September 2016 at 4pm AEST) applications for ACT nomination from overseas residents will not be accepted.  Applicants living overseas will not be able to commence an application for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa until the program reopens in 2017.  Applications lodged on or before 13 September 2016 will be processed in queue order. 

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with ACT under 190 sub class.

September 13th,2016 :

ACT State Sponsorship Update: Systems Maintenance

ACT has announced that 16 September 2016: 01:00 - 05:00 am. We may experience periods of disruption. Therefore, the availability of services should not be relied upon during this window.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for sponsorship with ACT under 190 sub class.

September 13th,2016 :

Skillselect Update: Results of invitation round  01/09/2016

Please find attached the reports published for invitation round that took place on 01/09/2016. It gives you the complete picture as to how many invitations have been given and what all states have contributed. Also find attached the current status of the ceilings for all the occupations.

Note: Next Invitation Rounds will take place on 14 Sep 2016 & 28 Sep 2016.

This update is applicable for all the clients applying under 189, 190 & 489 sub class.

Skillselect Results 01-9-2016 & occupation ceilings

September 13th,2016 :

South Australia State Sponsorship Update : 

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

132411- Policy and Planning Manager -Medium Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall)- VETASSESS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

September 10th,2016 :

DIBP Update: Amendment to Points Test-Inclusion of Specialist Educational Qualifications

 Please note, DIBP has amended the points test effective 10th September 2016 and included a benefit of scoring extra 5 points under Specialist educational qualification for those who studied PhD or Masters(Research based) from an Australian Education institution for at least 2 academic years. To claim this points, the qualifications should meet the Australian study requirements as usual.

 Please find the qualifications that will be considered under Specialist educational qualification.

 The following fields of education qualifications are proposed to be accepted under this new measure and are defined by the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS):

 

·         Biological Sciences

·         Chemical Sciences

·         Earth Sciences

·         Mathematical Sciences

·         Natural and Physical Sciences

·         Other Natural and Physical Sciences

·         Physics and Astronomy

·         Computer Science

·         Information Systems

·         Information Technology

·         Other Information Technology

·         Aerospace Engineering and Technology

·         Civil Engineering

·         Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology

 

This update is applicable for all the applicants going applying under 189, 190 & 489 sub classes.

September 10th,2016 :

DIBP Update: Planned system maintenance

DIBP announced Planned system outage – from 2pm Saturday 10 September until 2am Sunday 11 September 2016 AEST (GMT +10)

The following systems will become unavailable during the above times:

  • ImmiAccount
  • eLodgement (Online visa and citizenship applications)
  • My Health Declarations (MHD) service
  • Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO)
  • LEGENDcom
  • Visa pricing estimator
  • Australian Trusted Trader.

They have stated that If anyone receives a 'Service Temporarily Unavailable' message during this time, has to try again after the outage period.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going under 189, 190 & 489 sub class.

September 10th,2016 :

ACT State Sponsorship Update: Change in the Occupations List

ACT has changed the status of the following occupations to closed on 6 Sep 2016.

  • 233511 Industrial Engineer
  • 233512 Mechanical Engineer 
  • 233513 Production or Plant Engineer

We cannot apply for State Sponsorship under open occupations category any more for these occupations.

ACT System Maintenance Update

On 12 September 2016: 01:00 - 05:00 am. We may experience periods of disruption in accessing the ACT website & other related applications. Therefore, they have advised that the availability of services should not be relied upon during this window.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with ACT under 190 sub class.

September 10th,2016 :

ACT State Sponsorship Update: 

AUTOMATIC ACT NOMINATION FOR PHD GRADUATES FROM 1 NOVEMBER 2016

ACT has announced that from 1 November 2016, the ACT  will offer streamlined, automatic nomination of a Skilled Migration Visa to international students who complete/d a PhD at an ACT university within the last two years.

It is expected that the following nomination processes will be implemented:

• Simplified online application for ACT nomination (with minimal supporting documentation) capturing personal contact and PhD course details;

• No requirement to meet the standard nomination criteria e.g. employability and commitment;

• Fee free application (the $300 service fee will be waived); and

• Priority processing (within one week)  of the application for ACT nomination 

Once ACT nomination is confirmed on SkillSelect, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection will simultaneously issue the visa invitation to apply for a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190).

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with ACT under 190 sub class.

September 10th,2016 :
ACT State Sponsorship Update: Closure of Occupations: Unit Group 2231 HUMAN RESOURCE PROFESSIONALS
 
ACT has informed that effective tomorrow, 10 September 2016, the following occupations will close as the demand for these occupations has been met:
 
Human Resource Adviser 223111
Recruitment Consultant 223112
Workplace Relations Adviser 223113
 
If anyone have an application for one of these occupations ‘in progress’, the application must be submitted before midnight tonight (AEST). Applicant must submit a complete application e.g. all supporting documents attached, as additional documentation will not be accepted after lodgement.
 
 Applications nominating a Human Resource Professional occupation submitted after 9 September 2016 will not meet the ACT nomination ‘open occupation’ criteria.
 
This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with ACT under 190 sub class.

September 10th,2016 :

South Australia State Sponsorship Update : 

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

133311- Importer or Exporter -Low Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) -VETASSESS

223211- ICT Trainer- Medium Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

312912- Metallurgical or Materials Technician- Medium Availability -Competent English- VETASSES

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

September 1st,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update: Amendment to Supplementary list occupations

South Australia has announced that the following occupation is not available for high points nomination from 02/09/2016;

223111- Human Resource Adviser -Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall)- VETASSESS

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

September 1st,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update :

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

135199- ICT Managers nec -Medium Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions- ACS

261112 -Systems Analyst- High Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions -ACS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship under 190 & 489 sub class with South Australia.

September 1st,2016

Please find the update on latest EOI draw , 31/08/2016

749 EOIs with a points total of 140 or more (and)
191 EOIs with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points were selected in this fortnight draw.

Total EOI selected are 940.

The next selection will take place in a fortnight.

Please note that all the applications for New Zealand SMC visa should be applied through licensed New Zealand Immigration agents only.

September 1st,2016

ACT State Sponsorship Update: Occupations List updated

The below occupations have been added to the list;

  • 132111 Corporate Service Manager
  • 223111 Human Resource Adviser
  • 223112 Recruitment Consultant
  • 223113 Workplace Relations Adviser
  • 232411 Graphic Designer 
  • 232412 Illustrator
  • 232413 Multimedia Designer 
  • 232414 Web Designer
  • 233511 Industrial Engineer
  • 233512 Mechanical Engineer 
  • 233513 Production or Plant Engineer

 

The below occupations have been closed;

 

  • 131112 Sales and Marketing Manager 
  • 131113 Advertising Manager 
  • 131114 Public Relations Manager
  • 133211 Engineering Manager 
  • 141111 Cafe or Rest Manager (excl fast food)
  • 222311 Financial Investment Adviser
  • 222312 Financial Investment Manager 
  • 224412 Policy Analyst
  • 224711 Management Consultant 
  • 224712 Organisation and Methods Analyst
  • 271311 Solicitor
  • 411411 Enrolled Nurse 
  • 411412 Mothercraft Nurse

 

Occupations like Management Consultant, Marketing Specialist, Organisation & Methods Analyst are closed. Please find attached the complete list for further details.

 

This update is applicable for all the clients going for state sponsorship with ACT under 190 sub class.

act-occupation-list-sept-16

August 30th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update :

 South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

 261312- Developer Programmer- Medium Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; -70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

August 26th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update :

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

223311- Training and Development Professional- Special Conditions Apply- Proficient Plus English (or Superior overall)- VETASSESS

261312 -Developer Programmer- High Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions- ACS

Please note that as of Aug 20 2016, Developer Programmer is as Medium Availability, Now it is as High Availability.

263312- Telecommunications Network Engineer -Special Conditions Apply -Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall)- Engineers Australia

 

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

August 24th,2016

Engineers Australia Skills Assessment Update: System Maintenance

Engineers Australia has announced that due to system maintenance, the following Engineers Australia services will be unavailable until further notice:

  • myPortal

They stated that they apologise for any inconvenience caused.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skills assessment with Engineers Australia.

August 24th,2016

ACT State Sponsorship Update: CURRENT PROCESSING TIMES

ACT nomination - Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa

ACT has announced that they are currently processing applications for ACT 190 nomination received on July 23, 2016.

This update is applicable for all the applicants wants to go for state sponsorship with ACT under 190 sub class.

August 23th,2016

Skillselect Update: Results of invitation round  17/08/2016

Please find attached the reports published for invitation round that took place on 17/08/2016. It gives you the complete picture as to how many invitations have been given and what all states have contributed. Also find attached the current status of the ceilings for all the occupations.

Next Invitation rounds to take place on 31/08/2016.

This update is applicable for 189, 190 & 489 sub class applicants.

Skillselect Results 17-08-2016 & Occupation Ceilings

 

August 22th,2016

Queensland State Sponsorship Update: Changes to the list & reopening of nomination process

Queensland has announced that occupations on the Queensland Skilled Occupation Lists (QSOL) may be subject to a program target. This means that the number of nominations that Business and Skilled Migration (BSMQ) will process for a particular occupation category may be capped within a given period.

They have stated that due to an overwhelming number of applications, they have now met their targets for the following occupation categories on the QSOL- offshore and interstate list and they will therefore no longer accepting offshore and interstate applications for these occupation categories:

  • All ICT occupation categories
  • Engineering Technician

As of Monday 22 August 2016, they have stated that they will reopen processing for all other occupations on the revised list. (Please see QSOL- offshore and interstate for the updated lists). Expressions of Interest (EOI) which have not yet received an invitation for Queensland State Nomination will not be processed for this round of nominations. QSOLs are reviewed every 6 months. They stated that they recommend monitoring the BSMQ website and social media for updates on whether occupations become available for state nomination at a later date. In this case, you will be required to resubmit a new EOI.

Onshore and university post-graduate applications continue to be processed and no changes have been made to those lists. Please see QSOL- based in QLD and QSOL – QLD graduate for further details.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with Queensland.

August 20th,2016

Engineers Australia Skills Assessment Update: Current turnaround time

Engineers Australia has announced the Current turnaround time *

·         Non-accredited qualifications: 15 weeks

·         Accredited Australian and Accord qualifications: 11 weeks

Migration Skills Assessment (MSA) applications can take a long time to assess, however applicants can fast track the processing of your MSA applications, and skip the queue by having your application assigned to an assessor within 15 working days.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skills assessment with Engineers Australia

August 20th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update :

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

135112 ICT Project Manager Medium Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

261112 Systems Analyst Low Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions  ACS

261311 Analyst Programmer Medium Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

261312 Developer Programmer Medium Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

261313 Software Engineer Medium Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plusoverall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

262111 Database Administrator Low Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

262112 ICT Security Specialist Low Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

262113 Systems Administrator Medium Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer Medium Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

This update is applicable for all applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

August 20th,2016

Please find the update on latest EOI draw , 17/08/2016

751 EOIs with a points total of 140 or more (and)
146 EOIs with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points were selected in this fortnight draw.

Total EOI selected are 897.

The next selection will take place in a fortnight.

Please note that all the applications for New Zealand SMC visa should be applied through licensed New Zealand Immigration agents only.

August 17th,2016

Western Australia Update: Occupation List updated

The following occupations on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list are now closed: 

  • ANZSCO 252312 Dentist.

If  any occupation is closed or restricted applicant will not receive an invitation to apply for State nomination. 

If already received an invitation, application will not be affected. 

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with Western Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

August 17th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update :

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

141111- Cafe or Restaurant Manager- Low Availability- Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall) ; -Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS

261111- ICT Business Analyst -Special Conditions Apply -Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; -70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

263211- ICT Quality Assurance Engineer -Medium Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ;- 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

August 12th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update :

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

139914- Quality Assurance Manager- Medium Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall)- VETASSESS.

261313- Software Engineer- Medium Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS.

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

August 10th,2016

DIBP Update: Unplanned System Outage

DIBP has announced that there is an UNPLANNED SYSTEM OUTAGE Access to the ImmiAccount online lodgement system is currently unavailable. Technical teams are investigating the issue. This message will be removed when full ImmiAccount access is restored. Please try to log in again later.

This update is applicable for all the applicants lodging a visa application.

August 10th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update : 

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

261312- Developer Programmer- Medium Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ;- 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

August 10th,2016

Skillselect Update: Results of invitation round  03/08/2016

Please find attached the reports published for invitation round that took place on 03/08/2016. It gives you the complete picture as to how many invitations have been given and what all states have contributed. Also find attached the current status of the ceilings for all the occupations.

Next Invitation rounds to take place on 17/08/2016 and 31/08/2016.

Skillselect Results 3-08-2016 & occupation ceilings

August 8th,2016

DIBP Update: Planned Systems Maintenance

DIBP has announced PLANNED SYSTEMS MAINTENANCE ImmiAccount will be unavailable on the following dates/times AEST (GMT +10): * Midnight Sunday 14 August - 4am Monday 15 August 2016.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for visa application.

August 8th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update :

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

261313 Software Engineer High Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see

additional instructions ACS

262112 ICT Security Specialist High Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see

additional instructions ACS

Note: Software Engineer Occupation status has already changed as Medium Availability on 6th Aug 2016, But now it is as High Availability again.

Note: ICT Security Specialist Occupation status has already changed as Low Availability on 6 Aug 2016, But now it is as High Availability again.

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship under 190 & 489 sub class.

August 6th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update :

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

262111- Database Administrator -Low Availability -Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) -; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 or 489 sub class.

August 4th,2016

AMSA Skills Assessment Update: Expiry of few perpetual & non-perpetual certificates

AMSA has announced that based on the Manila Amendments to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers 1978, as amended (STCW), it has become a requirement that seafarers demonstrate continued competency by undertaking refresher training for a range of certificates. As a result, thousands of Australian seafarer STCW certificates will expire on 31 December 2016.

This includes perpetual certificates and certificates where seafarers have not met revalidation requirements.

It has stated that affected certificates are under perpetual certificate - Certificates of Proficiency as Rating, Certificates of Safety Training and under non-perpetual certificates -Certificates of Competency will expire on 31 December 2016.

Applicant must revalidate the certificates by:

  1. Sea service and AMSA approved refresher training 

OR

  1. If applicant do not have the minimum sea service, you must complete the full STCW courses relevant to the certificate.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skills assessment with AMSA.

August 3rd,2016

Please find the update on latest EOI draw , 03/08/2016

713 EOIs with a points total of 140 or more (and)
142 EOIs with a job or job offer that had a points total of 100 or more but less than 140 points were selected in this fortnight draw.

Total EOI selected are 855.

The next selection will take place in a fortnight.

Please note that all the applications for New Zealand SMC visa should be applied through licensed New Zealand Immigration agents only.

August 3rd,2016

ACT State Sponsorship Update: Occupation List under review

ACT has announced that the demand for occupations in the ACT is currently under assessment. The new ACT Occupation List will be published on 31 August 2016. They have stated not to call to enquire about the new list before this date. 

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with ACT under 190 sub class.

August 3rd,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update :

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

312911 -Maintenance Planner- Special Conditions Apply- Competent English- VETASSESS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

August 1st,2016

NSW Regional Sponsorship 489 sub class: Northern Inland has updated the list

Northern Inland has changed the list and the following are the details of the same.

The below occupation has removed from the the list;

  • Medical Laboratory Scientist-234611

The below occupations have been added to the List;

  • Electrical Engineer-233311
  • Child Care Centre Manager-134111
  • Fitter-Welder-323213 

  • Carpenter and Joiner-331211 

  • Joiner-331213 

  • Air-conditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber-334112 (Min. 12 months work experience in Australia required )

  • Roof Plumber-334115
  • Electronic Instrument Trades Worker-342313 
  • Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)-342314 Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)-342315 

  • Cabinet Maker-394111

  • Cook 351411-(Minimum work experience required: - Two Years in Australia OR - Four years off-shore)

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with NSW- Northern Inland under 489 sub class.

August 1st,2016

Queensland State Sponsorship Update:Suspension of Offshore Skilled Visa Nominations Until Further Notice.

Queensland has announced that as of Monday 1 AUGUST 2016 BSMQ will stop accepting

new EOI’s for offshore skilled applications until further notice, in order to assess the current backlog.

They have updated that 

EOI’s lodged between 25/07/2016 – 31/07/2016 will be assessed.

EOI’s lodged from 1/08/2016 forward will not be assessed.

They have advised to the refer to their website and social media for further updates regarding the reopening of Offshore Skilled Visa nomination processing.

Note:

• Onshore skilled applications are still being considered.

• All business applications are still being considered

This update is applicable for all the applicants going to state sponsorship with Queensland.

July 28th,2016

Skillselect Update: Results of invitation round  20/07/2016 :

Please find attached the reports published for invitation round that took place on 20/07/2016. It gives you the complete picture as to how many invitations have been given and what all states have contributed. Also find attached the current status of the ceilings for all the occupations.

Points scores and the visa dates of effect cut off for the below occupations in the 20 July 2016 invitation round.

Points/Description/Points score/Visa date of effect

2211Accountants70 30 May 2016 4.42 pm

2611ICT Business and System Analysts70 25 June 2016 6.45 pm

2613Software and Applications Programmers65 20 April 2016 10.51 pm

2212Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate TreasurersTBA TBA

Please note that due to tecnichal reasons no invitations were issued for the above occupations for the 20 July 2016 round. Normal pro-rata arrangements will resume on 3 August 2016.

Skillselect Update 20-07-2016 & Occupation Ceilings

July 28th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update :

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

411711- Community Worker -Medium Availability- Competent Plus English (or Proficient Overall) AND 2 years work experience in field;- Provisional 489 visa only;- South

Australian graduates must be currently working in their field in South Australia for the last 12 months.  -VETASSESS

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

July 27th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update :

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

261311 -Analyst Programmer- Medium Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; -70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

312312- Electrical Engineering Technician- Medium Availability -Competent English TRA

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

 

July 25th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update :

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

224311- Economist- Special Conditions Apply -Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall) -VETASSESS

232313- Jewellery Designer- Medium Availability -Competent English- VETASSESS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

July 23rd,2016

Queensland Update: State Sponsorship List released

Queensland has announced the list of occupations for applicants residing Overseas, Queensland and in Australia.

Please find attached the Queensland List for Overseas Applicants. Please go through the requirements & proof of funds will be required.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with Queensland under 190 & 489 sub class.

Queensland List-2016-17

July 22nd,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update :

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

223311- Training and Development Professional- Low Availability- Proficient Plus English (or Superior overall) -VETASSESS

261111- ICT Business Analyst- Low Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; -70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

Please update all your clients accordingly.

July 20th,2016

DIBP update: No invitations issued for pro rata arrangement occupations : 

DIBP has announced that due to technical issues, no invitations were issued for occupations subject to pro rata arrangements in the 20 July 2016 invitation round.  Normal pro rata arrangements will resume from the first invitation round of August 2016.

This update is applicable for all the EOI lodged applicants.

July 20th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update :

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

132111- Corporate Services Manager- Medium Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plusoverall) -VETASSESS

312911- Maintenance Planner- Low Availability- Competent English- VETASSESS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 subclass.

July 20th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update : 

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

261313 Software Engineer Medium Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

262112 ICT Security Specialist Low Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 subclass.

July 19th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update : 

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

133311- Importer or Exporter- Medium Availability -Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall)- VETASSESS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship  with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

 

July 15th ,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update : 

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

135112 -ICT Project Manager -Medium Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; -70 points required - see additional instructions ACS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

July 14th,2016

Skillselect Update: Results of invitation round  06/07/2016 : 

Please find attached the reports published for invitation round that took place on 22/06/2016. It gives you the complete picture as to how many invitations have been given and what all states have contributed. Also find attached the current status of the ceilings for all the occupations.

DIBP has announced due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous years, the below four occupation groups will be subject to pro-rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the programme year. SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) visas and then remaining to Skilled – Regional (subclass 489) (Provisional – Family Sponsored) visas. If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 489 visas in these occupations.

  • ICT Business and System Analysts
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Accountants
  • Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers.

Points scores and the visa dates of effect cut off for the below occupations in the 6 July 2016 invitation round.

PointsDescriptionPoints scoreVisa date of effect - 2211-Accountants-70 points- 30 May 2016 -4.42 pm

2611-ICT- Business and System Analysts-70 points- 25 June 2016- 6.45 pm

2613-Software and Applications Programmers-65 Points- 20 April 2016 -10.51 pm

2212-Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers-TBA-TBA

Next Invitation Rounds will take place on 20 July 2016.

This update is applicable for all the applicants applying under 189, 190 & 489 sub class.

Skillselect update invitation round results 06-7-2016 & occupation ceilings

 

 

July 13th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update : 

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

263312 -Telecommunications Network Engineer- Low Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall)- Engineers Australia

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

July 8th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update : 
 
South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:
  • 149212 Customer Service Manager Medium Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
     
  • 224311 Economist Low Availability Competent Plus English (orProficient overall) VETASSESS
     
  • 262113 Systems Administrator Medium Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS
     
    We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.
     
    This update is applicable for all the applicants going for sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

July 6th,2016

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

  • 141111 Cafe or Restaurant Manager Medium Availability Competent Plus English (or Proficientoverall) ; Provisional 489 visa only VETASSESS
  • 232311 Fashion Designer Special Conditions Apply Competent English VETASSESS
  • 263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer Medium Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS
  • 312511 Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson Special Conditions Apply Competent English Engineers Australia

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

July 5th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update:

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

  • 149211 - Call or Contact Centre Manager Special Conditions Apply Proficient Plus (or Superior overall) VETASSESS
  • 149914  - Financial Institution Branch Manager Special Conditions Apply Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall) VETASSESS
  • 223311 - Training and Development Professional Medium Availability Proficient Plus English (or Superior overall) VETASSESS
  • 224311  - Economist Medium Availability Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall) VETASSESS
  • 232311  - Fashion Designer Medium Availability Competent English VETASSESS
  • 232312  - Industrial Designer Medium Availability Competent English VETASSESS
  • 261111  - ICT Business Analyst Medium Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS
  • 261314  - Software Tester Special Conditions Apply Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS
  • 262111 -  Database Administrator Medium Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS
  • 262112 -  ICT Security Specialist Medium Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS
  • 263212 -  ICT Support Engineer Special Conditions Apply Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) ; 70 points required - see additional instructions ACS
  • 263311 -  Telecommunications Engineer Special Conditions Apply Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) Engineers Australia
  • 263312 -  Telecommunications Network Engineer Medium Availability Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) Engineers Australia
  • 312511  - Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson Low Availability Competent English Engineers Australia
  • 312512 -  Mechanical Engineering Technician Special Conditions Apply Competent English TRA
  • 312911  - Maintenance Planner Medium Availability Competent English VETASSESS
  • 351112 -  Pastry Cook Medium Availability Competent English AND 2 years work experience in field; Provisional 489 visa only TRA

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

July 5th,2016

ACT State Sponsorship Update: Skilled Sponsorship is now open for overseas applicants

The Australian Capital Territory has announced that applications for ACT nomination from overseas residents have opened for 2016/17. Applicants should refer to the Skilled Migration Visas page for the current ACT Occupation List and Guidelines to check eligibility.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship under 190 sub class.

July 4th,2016

DIBP Update: Designated Areas updated effective 1st July 2016

DIBP has announced the updated Designated Areas for the financial year 2016-17 effective 1st July 2016. This update is regarding the Designated Areas for the purpose of eligible sponsoring relative for subclass 489 visa effective 1st July 2016.

Designated Areas 2016

July 1st,2016

NSW State Sponsorship Update: State Nomination Process Update

NSW has announced that from July 2015, the NSW 190 program has two streams:

 

  • Stream 1: occupations on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List)
  • Stream 2: very highly ranking candidates in CSOL occupations*

NOTE: They have stated that the highest ranking candidates in occupations on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List) will be invited first.

Throughout the 2016-17 financial year NSW will also select and invite a limited number of the highest scoring skilled candidates in occupations from the broader DIBP CSOL. Selection under this stream will be determined on an ongoing basis and limited to occupations where there is labour market demand.

Further they have stated that NSW cannot provide an indication of the likelihood of invitation under either of these streams.

NOTE: All candidates must have had their qualifications assessed as suitable to work in the nominated occupation in Australia. 

NOTE: NSW will not be inviting candidates in the following CSOL occupations : Primary School Teacher (241213), Retail Pharmacist (251513), Architectural Draftsperson (312111), Industrial Pharmacist (251512), Hospital Pharmacist (251511) and Architect (232111).

July 1st,2016

NSW State Sponsorship Update: NSW Priority Skilled Occupation List Announced

NSW has published the 2016-17 NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List).

They have stated that they plan to start issuing invitations for the 2016-17 financial year from late July 2016. They will continue to select and invite top ranking candidates on occupations on the NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List (NSW 190 List). 

Note: There have been no changes to the list.

Please find attached the list.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with NSW under 190 sub class.

NSW-190-priority-skilled-occupation-list-2016-17 (1)

July 1st,2016

Western Australia Update: Occupation List updated

The following occupations on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list are now closed: 

 

  • ANZSCO 133512 Production manager (manufacturing); and
  • ANZSCO 2141111 Cafe or restaurant manager.
  • If  any occupation is closed or restricted applicant will not receive an invitation to apply for State nomination. If already received an invitation, application will not be affected. 

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with Western Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

 

July 1st,2016

TRA Skills Assessment Update: Change in the assessment process & amendment of applicant guidelines.

TRA has updated the Applicant guidelines of Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP), 457 Skills Assessment Program (457 program), Optional Skills Assessment Service (OSAS) and Trades Recognition Service (TRS)

The applicant guidelines for the 457 Program, OSAP, OSAS and TRS have been updated. The changes include:

  •   An assessment stream for applicants with a current, identified Australian occupational licence under Pathway 2 of the 457 Program and the OSAP
  •  The introduction of electronic submission for documentary evidence, including quality control standards for document submission
  • Removal of the requirement to certify documents
  • Replacement of the eligibility table with a referral to the program Eligibility page on the TRA website
  • Updates to the privacy notice
  • Changes to assist readability

The guidelines contain detailed information about each program; applicants should read the applicable program guidelines before starting an application for a skills assessment.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skills assessment with TRA.

July 1st,2016

ICAA Skills Assessment Update: Change in assessment fee effective 1 July 2016.

ICAA has announced that they will be raising their skills assessment application fees for the first time in three years. The changes are detailed in the attached table.

They have stated that any application received on or after 1 July 2016 will be charged the new fee. Before you submit your application, please be sure to check which process applies to you and what documents are required here. 

 

July 1st,2016

Skillselect Update: Results of invitation round  22/06/2016

Please find attached the reports published for invitation round that took place on 22/06/2016. It gives you the complete picture as to how many invitations have been given and what all states have contributed. Also find attached the current status of the ceilings for all the occupations.

Next Invitation Rounds will take place on 6 July 2016.

 

July 1st,2016

DIBP Update: Occupations Ceilings Announced for the programme year 2016-17

The Occupational Ceilings for the 2016-17 financial year have been announced. The Occupational Ceilings are the maximum number of invitations that can be issued for Skilled Independent Subclass 189 and Family Sponsored Skilled Provisional Subclass 489 visas.

The occupational ceilings give a good idea of whether the waiting time or minimum pass mark for an EOI invitation will increase for the new program year. 

Please find attached the Occupational Ceilings for the programme year 2016-17. 

NOTE: The occupational ceiling for accountants under SkillSelect will be 2500 a very slight decrease on the 2525 for the 2015/16 program year.

Occupation Ceilings for 2016-2017

June 29th,2016

Vetassess Update: Changes in the process of Training & Employment check for Trade occupations

VETASSESS has announced that from July 1st 2016 trade applicants will be able to apply and submit their training and employment evidence online.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skills assessment with Vetassess under any trade occupation.

June 29th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update:

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

312999- Building and Engineering Technicians nec -Medium Availability- Competent English- Engineers Australia / VETASSESS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

June 28th,2016

Western Australia Update: Occupation List updated

The following occupations on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list are now restricted: 

ANZSCO 252312- Dentist

If  any occupation is closed or restricted applicant will not receive an invitation to apply for State nomination. 

If already received an invitation, application will not be affected. 

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for sponsorship with Western Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

June 28th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update:

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

134411- Faculty Head- Medium Availability -Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall)- VETASSESS

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

June 28th,2016

IPA Skills Assessment Update: Mailing soft copy of the outcome letter

IPA has announced that upon completion of assessment, they will send applicant or your nominee, a letter confirming the outcome of the assessment process. 

It has announced that with effect from 20 June 2016 they no longer mail out hard copies of the outcome letter.  Applicant (or your nominee) will receive an email from the IPA, with an access code and instructions on how to access and download your letter.  This letter is secured on the DocuSign platform, which also includes an audit trail of who has accessed the letter and when.  Each individual letter will have a unique id number attached to it. Applicant (or your nominee) will be required to acknowledge receipt and download the document. 

Applicant will have 90 days (from the date of our email to you) to access and download the letter, after which time your authorised access will expire.  Applicant may still request for access after the 90 days, for which a fee of AUD80.00 will be charged. 

This update is applicable to all the applicants going for skills assessment with IPA.

June 24th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update: 

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

233215- Transport Engineer- Low Availability- Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall)- Engineers Australia.

June 20th,2016

DIBP Update: Occupations Ceilings Announced for the programme year 2016-17

The Occupational Ceilings for the 2016-17 financial year have been announced. The Occupational Ceilings are the maximum number of invitations that can be issued for Skilled Independent Subclass 189 and Family Sponsored Skilled Provisional Subclass 489 visas.

The occupational ceilings give a good idea of whether the waiting time or minimum pass mark for an EOI invitation will increase for the new program year. 

Please find attached the Occupational Ceilings for the programme year 2016-17.

Occupation Ceilings for 2016-2017

 

June 20th,2016

  • Skillselect Update: Results of invitation round  08/06/2016
     
    Please find attached the reports published for invitation round that took place on 08/06/2016. It gives you the complete picture as to how many invitations have been given and what all states have contributed. Also find attached the current status of the ceilings for all the occupations.
     
    Note: The following occupation groups have reached their ceilings and no more invitations will be issue during the 2015-16 programme year:
     
     
  • 2211 – Accountants
  • 2212 – Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasures
  • 2335 – Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers
  • 2339 – Other Engineering Professionals
  • 2611 – ICT Business and Systems Analysts
  • 2613 – Software and Applications Programmers
  • 2631 – Computer Network and Systems Engineers
This update is applicable for all the applicants going for visa under 189, 190 & 489 sub class.
 
Next Invitation Rounds took place on June 22, 2016

 

June 15th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update : 

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

323214- Metal Machinist (First Class)- Special Conditions Apply -Competent English -TRA

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

June 14th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update : 

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

312311 Electrical Engineering Draftsperson Special Conditions Apply Competent English Engineers Australia

We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.

This update is applicable for all the clients going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

 

June 7th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update:
 
South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today:

  •  139912 -Environmental Manager- Special Conditions Apply -Proficient English -(or Proficient Plus overall) VETASSESS
  • 233212- Geotechnical Engineer- Medium Availability- Competent Plus English (or Proficient
    overall) -Engineers Australia
  • 312312- Electrical Engineering Technician- Special Conditions Apply -Competent English -TRA
  •  312912- Metallurgical or Materials Technician- Medium Availability- Competent English -VETASSESS
  • 323212- Fitter and Turner- Medium Availability- Competent English -TRA 
  • 334111- Plumber (General) -Low Availability- Competent English -TRA
  • 341111- Electrician (General)- Medium Availability- Competent English -TRA
  • 411411- Enrolled Nurse -Special Conditions Apply -Proficient English (or Proficient Plus
    overall) -ANMAC
     
    We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.
 This update is applicable for all the clients applying for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.
 

June 7th,2016

Western Australia Update: Occupation List updated

The following occupations on the Western Australian skilled migration occupation list are now removed: 

ANZSCO 272412 Interpreter and ANZSCO 272413 Translator.

If  any occupation is closed or restricted applicant will not receive an invitation to apply for State nomination. 

If already received an invitation, application will not be affected. 

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with Western Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.

June 4th,2016

Skillselect Update: Results of invitation round  25/05/2016

Please find attached the reports published for invitation round that took place on 25/05/2016. It gives you the complete picture as to how many invitations have been given and what all states have contributed. Also find attached the current status of the ceilings for all the occupations.

Note: The following occupation groups have reached their ceilings and no more invitations will be issue during the 2015-16 programme year:

  • 2211 – Accountants
  • 2212 – Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasures
  • 2335 – Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers
  • 2339 – Other Engineering Professionals
  • 2611 – ICT Business and Systems Analysts
  • 2613 – Software and Applications Programmers
  • 2631 – Computer Network and Systems Engineers

Next Invitation Rounds took place on June 8, 2016 & June 22, 2016

This update is applicable for all the applicants going under 189, 190 & 489 sub class.

SkillSelect 25 May 2016 round results

May 31st,2016

AIM Update: Introduction of Express Skills Assessment Process

AIM has announced that there will be Express Assessment Fee to fast-tracks the assessment to be completed within 4 (four) weeks. If further information is required, AIM is then unable to provide a time frame for assessment completion.

The Express Assessment Fee is $AUD200.00 (+ GST if applicable) plus the current application fee of $AUD550.00 (+ GST if applicable). The total Express Assessment Fee is therefore $AUD750.00 (+ GST if applicable).

If residing in Australia (overseas student or other visa holder), the Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 10% should be added to the fee.

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skills assessment with AIM.

 

May 23rd,2016

Skill select Update: Results of invitation round  11/05/2016

Please find attached the reports published for invitation round that took place on 11/05/2016. It gives you the complete picture as to how many invitations have been given and what all states have contributed. Also find attached the current status of the ceilings for all the occupations.

Note: The following occupation groups have reached their ceilings and no more invitations will be issue during the 2015-16 programme year:

  • 2212 – Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasures
  • 2339 – Other Engineering Professionals
  • 2335 – Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers
  • 2631 – Computer Network and Systems Engineers

This update is applicable for all the applicants going for visa under 189, 190 & 489 sub class.

Skilselect invitation round results 11-5-2016

 

 

May 20th,2016

Skill select Update: Results of invitation round  11/05/2016

DIBP Update: New SOL Released to be effective from 1st July 2016

DIBP has announced that on 1 July 2016, a new SOL will be introduced with a number of changes to the occupations. Anyone intend to apply on or after 1 July 2016 for an Independent or Family Sponsored Points Tested visa or a Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) – Graduate Work Stream visa, they need to make sure their occupation is listed on the new SOL. Those who lodged a valid application before 1 July 2016, their application will not be affected by these changes.

The following are changes to the new SOL - July 2016.

Occupations being added to the SOL from 1 July 2016 are:

  • Orthotist or Prosthetist (ANZSCO 251912)
  • Audiologist (ANZSCO 252711).

Occupations being removed from the SOL from 1 July 2016 are:

  • Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum) (ANZSCO 233611)
  • Petroleum Engineer (ANZSCO 233612)
  • Metallurgist (ANZSCO 234912)
  • Environmental Health Officer (ANZSCO 251311)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Adviser (ANZSCO 251312)
  • Dental Hygienist (ANZSCO 411211)
  • Dental Prosthetist (ANZSCO 411212)
  • Dental Technician (ANZSCO 411213)
  • Dental Therapist (ANZSCO 411214).

The review of the SOL has not impacted the composition of the Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL).  Occupations currently listed on the CSOL will continue to be listed from 1 July 2016.

May 20th,2016

South Australia State Sponsorship Update:

South Australia has changed the status of the following occupations today;

  •  133312 -Wholesaler- Medium Availability- Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) -VETASSESS
  • 139999- Specialist Managers nec -Medium Availability -Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall)- VETASSESS
  • 149413 -Transport Company Manager- Low Availability- Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall)- VETASSESS
  • 149915 -Equipment Hire Manager- Medium Availability- Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall)- VETASSESS
  • 254418 -Registered Nurse (Medical)- Medium Availability -Proficient English (or Proficient Plus overall) -AND 3 years work experience in field -ANMAC
  • 254499 -Registered Nurse nec -Special Conditions Apply -Proficient English (or Proficient Plus
    overall) -AND 3 years work experience in field ANMAC
  • 312311 -Electrical Engineering Draftsperson- Low Availability- Competent English- Engineers Australia
 
We cannot apply for state sponsorship with South Australia for occupations where special conditions apply unless client meets the special requirements.
 This update is applicable for all the applicants going for state sponsorship with South Australia under 190 & 489 sub class.
 
 May 16th,2016

AITSL Skills Assessment Update: Amendment to the IELTS validity requirements.

AITSL has announced that it will now accept suitable Academic IELTS Test Report Forms for tests undertaken during the 24 month period prior to submitting an AITSL skills assessment application. This is in keeping with the use of Academic IELTS for teacher registration purposes and the period IELTS can be verified.

An Academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Report Form (TRF) that shows a score of at least 7.0 for both Reading and Writing; and a score of at least 8.0 for both Speaking and Listening.

The IELTS test scores must appear on a single IELTS TRF and be the result of a test undertaken during the 24 month period prior to submitting an application.

Earlier requirement was that IELTS used to be valid only for 12 months for AITSL.

This update is applicable to all the applicants going for skills assessment with AITSL.

May 3rd,2016

Skillselect Update: Results of invitation round  27/04/2016

Please find attached the reports published for invitation round that took place on 27/04/2016. It gives you the complete picture as to how many invitations have been given and what all states have contributed. Also find attached the current status of the ceilings for all the occupations.

This update is applicable for all the 189, 190 & 489 sub class applicants.
 Skillselect invitation round results 27.4.2016 & occupation ceilings
 

April 18,2016

Skill select Update: Results of invitation round 13/04/2016

Please find attached the reports published for invitation round that took place on 13/04/2016. It gives you the complete picture as to how many invitations have been given and what all states have contributed. Also find attached the current status of the ceilings for all the occupations.

This update is applicable for all the applicants applying under 189, 190 & 489 sub class

Skillselect update invitation round results 13.4.2016 & occupation ceilings

 

 

April 15,2016

Northern Territory State Sponsorship Update : Revision of occupation list for state sponsorship.

Northern Territory has updated the occupations list for state sponsorship the following are the changes:

The below occupations have been added to new list:

  •  323112 - Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)
  • 362212 - Arboris
  • 139911 - Arts Administrator or Manager
  • 399211 - Chemical Plant Operator
  • 272611 - Community Arts Worker
  • 351411 - Cook (Ethnic Cuisine)
  • 262111 - Database Administrator
  • 251111 - Dietitian
  • 411712 - Disability Services Officer
  • 399911 - Diver
  • 312312 - Electrical Engineering Technician
  • 342211 - Electrical Lines worker
  • 312412 - Electronic Engineering Technician
  • 342313 - Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
  • 133211 - Engineering Manager
  • 234312 - Environmental Consultant
  • 139912 - Environmental Manager
  • 234313 - Environmental Research Scientist
  • 234399 - Environmental Scientists nec
  • 221213 - External Auditor
  • 149913 - Facilities Manager
  • 272113 - Family and Marriage Counselor
  • 234113 - Forester
  • 362211 - Gardener (General)
  • 232411 - Graphic Designer
  • 134299 - Health and Welfare Services Manager nec
  • 141311 - Hotel or Motel Manager
  • 223111 - Human Resource Adviser
  • 135112 - ICT Project Manager
  • 222113 - Insurance Broker
  • 272412 - Interpreter
  • 141411 - Licensed Club Manager
  • 225113 - Marketing Specialist
  • 311213 - Medical Laboratory Technician
  • 323214 - Metallurgical or Materials Technician
  • 211213 - Musician (Instrumental)
  • 411714 - Parole or Probation Officer
  • 211311 - Photographer
  • 224412 - Policy Analyst
  • 133513-  Production Manager (Mining)
  • 133112 - Project Builder
  • 254421 - Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
  • 411715 - Residential Care Officer
  • 253112 - Resident Medical Officer
  • 231214 - Ship's Officer
  • 399516 - Sound Technician
  • 139999 - Specialist Managers nec
  • 139915 - Sports Administrator
  • 452321 - Sports Development Officer
  • 262113 - Systems Administrator
  • 261112 - Systems Analyst
  • 263311 - Telecommunications Engineer
  • 263312  - Telecommunications Network Engineer 
  • 313213 - Telecommunications Network Planner 
  • 313214 - Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist
  • 223311 - Training and Development Professional
  • 272413 - Translator
  • 232414 - Web Designer
  • 261212 - Web Developer
  • 134214 - Welfare Center Manager
  • 223113 - Workplace Relations Adviser 

The below occupations have been removed from the list:

  • 334112 -  Air conditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
  • 411111 -  Ambulance Officer
  • 312111 -  Architectural Drafts person
  • 121312 - Beef Cattle Farmer
  • 312212 - Civil Engineering Technician
  • 312114 - Construction Estimator
  • 252312 - Dentist
  • 212312 - Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)
  • 334113 - Drainer
  • 249112 - Education Reviewer
  • 212399 - Film, Television, Radio and Stage Directors nec
  • 332111 - Floor Finisher
  • 411112 - Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic
  • 323313 - Locksmith
  • 251312 - Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
  • 39991- Optical Dispenser
  • 251411 - Optometrist
  • 233612 - Petroleum Engineer
  • 233213 - Quantity Surveyor
  • 251513 - Retail Pharmacist
  • 242111 - University Lecturer
  • 333411 - Wall and Floor Tiler
  • 361114 - Zookeeper
  • 234518 - Zoologist

This update is applicable for all the clients going for State sponsorship with Northern Territory under 190 or 489 sub class.

April 11,2016

Engineers Australia Update: Revision of Skills Assessment Fee effective July 2016

Engineers Australia has announced that the skills assessment fee will be revised and the new fee will applicable from 1 July 2016.

Please find attached the detailed fee structure for various services provided by Engineers Australia.This update is applicable for all the applicants going for skills assessment with Engineer Australia.

Engineers Australia New Fee structure-2016-17
 

April 6,2016

Today South Australia has changed the status for the occupations of Facilities Manager, Environmental Research Scientist, Electrical Engineering Technician, Electronic Engineering Technician.

Read most recent Australia immigration updates related to Subclass 189, 190, and 489.

April 5, 2016

Skillselect Update Invitation Round Results and Occupation ceilings.

The results of invitation round took place on 23rd March 2016, to know what all states have contributed and how many invitations have been given please check the above link. Also the current status of the ceilings for all the occupations.

March 31, 2016

Western Australia Update: Occupation List updated

Western Australian skilled migration occupation list is now closed for the occupation of Construction estimator.

March 30, 2016

Skillselect invitation results & Occupation ceilings.

The results of invitation round took place on 9th March 2016, to know what all states have contributed and how many invitations have been given please check the above link. Also the current status of the ceilings for all the occupations.

March 16, 2016

Western Australia Update: Occupation List updated

Western Australian skilled migration occupation list is now restricted/closed for the occupation of Biotechnologist.

March 11, 2016

AIM Skills Assessment Update:

AIM Skilled Migration is introducing 2 new additional fees which will effect from 1st June 2016.

Reassessment Fee - Review of assessment outcome: $AUD 300.00 (+ GST if applicable).

Express Assessment Fee - $AUD 200.00 (+ GST if applicable).

March 8, 2016

South Australia has changed the status for the occupations of Importer or Exporter, Environmental Manager and Facilities Manager.

February 29, 2016

South Australia has changed the status for the occupations of Facilities Manager.

ACT has changed the status for the occupation of Financial Investment Adviser.

February 25, 2016

South Australia has changed the status for the occupations of Chief Information Officer.

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