The March 2020 Update to the Australian Skills Occupations List will be available very VERY soon. The submission period has now closed and we will publish details of the final decision of Government on getting Down Under as soon as it’s announced.
The Government announced reforms to Australia’s temporary and permanent skilled visa programs on 18 April 2017. As part of these reforms, the new Temporary Skill Shortage visa was introduced in March 2018. The skilled migration occupation lists that underpin these visa programs are updated regularly to ensure that they remain responsive to genuine skill needs across Australia
There are numerous stages involved with the review of the lists ranging from an initial labour market analysis to a formal recommendation being made to the government.
March 2020 Changes – Australian Skilled Occupations Lists
We wrote about the proposed changed to the 2020 Skilled Occupations lists that were recommended here. Though historically many of the proposed changes have been accepted. On some occasions, not all the changes get reflected on the new skilled occupations lists.
At this stage, The Department provides advice to the Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business, incorporating labour market analysis and key themes from the consultation, including additional evidence and data provided by stakeholders.
The Minister for Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business writes to the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs with recommendations for changes to the skilled migration occupation lists.
After consideration, the findings are announced with the changes being effected in the following weeks.
Which Skills Occupations Lists are being reviewed in March?
All the current occupations lists are being reviewed. These includes:
Will You Be Impacted to the March Changes?
Will you be impacted (good or bad) by the proposed changes? Let us know in our comments.