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Skill Matching that Works?

Hey All, this is an announcement just received concerning a new initiative to match general skilled migration applicants with vacancies.

Let’s hope it works :-)

Job matching service for skilled migrants

The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) recently released a new web-based service that allows eligible migrant jobseekers to register a migrant vocational profile (MVP) and be matched to Migration Occupation in Demand List (MODL) vacancies lodged on Australian JobSearch that cannot be filled from the Australian labour market. This initiative is associated with the 2005-2006 Migration Programme.

The MVP service will be offered to principal applicants in selected General Skilled Migration (GSM) categories and is not available to accompanying spouses or dependants. This includes:

– Skilled Independent (subclass 136)
– Skilled Area Sponsored (subclass 138)
– Skilled Independent Overseas Student (subclass 880) and
– the Skilled Australian Sponsored Overseas Student (subclass 881).

From late April 2006, DIMA will contact eligible skilled migrants by email or post to invite them to complete an MVP (outlining their work history and qualifications) on DEWRs website at

Latest Australia Visa Processing Times

For further information contact the Migration Programme Section Email:

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Written by Mark

As the founder of Getting Down Under, Mark is passionate about demystifying the process associated with a move to Australia. Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assistance. If you have a question for Mark, please post in our Community Forums. Please note All information provided on Getting Down Under should be considered in conjunction with our disclaimer. Please seek professional advice if you have any doubts! 

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