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New Critical Skills List (CSL) Published

By |March 8th, 2010|Featured, Visas|

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) updated the Critical Skills List this weekend with many computer professionals breathing a huge sigh of relief! When the DIAC announced changes to the Australian immigration procedures on the 8th February, the Migration Occupations in Demand List became defunct. This left many people with occupations previously in the MODL in the dark about their chances of a successful Australian visa application. Computer professionals had to have an occupation listed in the MODL in order to qualify for the CSL. With the MODL gone this was now impossible to achieve. Thankfully for many of these IT professionals, their quandary is now over as the CSL includes many computing occupations on the list. […]

Australian Occupation and Skills in Demand List to be overhauled

By |September 11th, 2009|Featured, Visas|

The Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) is going to be overhauled whilst the Critical Skills List (CSL) will be phased out completely. The Australian Department of Immigration is near to concluding its review of the MODL. As part of their review, the department will examine and report on the role and purpose of the MODL in targeting skill needs in relation to the General Skilled Migration (GSM) program, to complement the supply of tertiary qualified Australians. It’s hoped that the review will enable DIMIA to use the MODL as a more strategic tool ensuring that skilled migration is better aimed at responding to future skill needs which cannot be addressed through domestic training and skills development. The arrangements for the transition to the new MODL will be determined once the outcomes of the review are finalised. […]

Occupations Lists – Everything you need to know

By |August 20th, 2009|FAQ, Visas|

Getting your SOL’s mixed up with your MODL’s?  Alan Collette at Go Matilda  has written a  a great article  summarising  the myriad of occupations lists currently doing the rounds. The Skilled Occupations List, or SOL The SOL is a threshold list of skilled occupations – if your occupation is not on this list you do not meet one of the basic requirements of a skilled visa application, and as such cannot migrate to Australia under the general skilled program. This list does not vary very often, but with a reclassification of skilled occupations having taken place in Australia in the last few months there is an expectation that the SOL will be subject to fairly significant amendment within the next year => as ever, if you are an intending migrant and you have an occupation that appears on the SOL as presently constituted it would be prudent to lodge your application sooner rather than later, just in case your occupation is omitted from a new SOL. […]

DIAC’s report shows growth in Australian skilled migration

By |February 19th, 2009|Visas|

The 2007-08 Migration Report released by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) shows that Australia’s migration programme is well on track to reach its targets and fill critical skills gaps in the job market, and that the UK continues to be the major source of Australia’s migrants. The report shows that at the end of last year’s financial year, migration was 0.1 per cent below its planned levels, meaning Australian immigration officials gave 158,630 people permission to move to Australia. The United Kingdom, India and China provided the largest sources of people emigrating to Australia (New Zealand citizens are excluded from statistics in the migration programme). UK residents accounted for 17.7 per cent of the migration programme (which is down on the year before from 31,401). From India and China came 22,148 and 20,729 nationals respectively, with India taking over China as the second largest source country. […]

Legislation Changes for 15 February 2009

By |February 7th, 2009|Visas|

So this post made by "CHB" who is one of our community members, brought my attention to some Legislation Changes [...]

Changes to the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL)

By |June 7th, 2008|Featured, Visas|

The Australian Immigration Minister has announced changes to the Migration Occupation in Demand List for applicants for General Skilled Migration visas. The Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) lists those occupations and specialisations identified by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) as being in short supply. Twelve occupations have been added to the MODL, including five Computing Professional specialisations, Electronics Engineer, Optometrist and Dental Technican, as well as the trade occupations of Binder and Finisher, Landscape Gardener and Tree Surgeon. […]

Current Australian Immigration processing lead time as of 1st October 2006

By |October 2nd, 2006|Visas|

NEWS Please note that on Monday 2nd of October the ASPC will be closed because there is a public holiday [...]

New MODL is published

By |September 20th, 2006|Visas|

A new Migration Occupations in Demand List has been published and comes into effect today. The new MODL can be [...]

Current Australian Immigration processing lead time as of 1st September 2006

By |September 5th, 2006|Visas|

The ASPC is current experiencing some delays in receipting and acknowledging applications and regrets the inconvenience this may be causing [...]

Current Australian Immigration processing lead time as of 1st August

By |August 2nd, 2006|Visas|

Hi Folks, Current Australian Immigration processing lead time as of 1st August. News Please note that there are no changes to the allocation dates for Offshore, SIR or New Zealand visa applications this week. Applications for Subclass 139 – Skilled – Designated Area-sponsored visas must have been received by the Department by 30 June 2006. Applications received after this date are invalid. Processing and Allocation Information As advised on the DIMA website processing of an application will usually commence within seven (7) working days of its receipt by the department. This means that an application is receipted, acknowledged and a file number is allocated. […]