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New Australian Points Test Updates and Clarifications

New Australian Points Test – Updates and Clarifications

When The Australian migration department announced the New points test earlier this year, the Explanatory Statement included these paragraphs: This will ensure that primary applicants without a partner (singles) will be ranked equally to other primary applicants who have the same human capital attributes. If all other points claims are equal, invitations for points tested …

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489 Visa Replaced by 491 Visa - Will The 491 Visa Be A Better Option? - Australian State Sponsored 491 Visa - Getting Down Under Skilled Visa

489 Visa Replaced by 491 Visa – Will The 491 Visa Be A Better Option?

Yesterday saw the official end of the Australian 489 Visa with 11th September marking the day where no new EOIs would be accepted under this visa subclass. There will now be a gap until the 16 November 2019 when the Department of Home Affairs will introduce the new Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 visa …

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Australian Skilled Occupations List March 2020

Australian Skilled Occupations List To Be Revamped

This week, the Australian government commenced a review of the Australian skilled migration occupation lists with the updated lists due to be released in March 2020. On the heels of cutting down Australia’s immigration intake by 30,000 places in 2019/20 and with two new regional visas coming soon in November, the government commenced a review …

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New Australian Regional Visas Available From November 2019

New Regional Visas Available From November 2019

Before the new occupations list is released in March 2020, Australia is introducing two new regional visas requiring the visa holders to live and work in regional Australia. The Skilled Employer-Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visa will be for skilled migrants sponsored by an employer in regional Australia while the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa will be …

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Australian visa skillselect invitation round results August 2019

Skills Select Invitation Rounds – August 2019

The Australia government has released the results of the August 2019 Skillselect invitation round highlighting a worrying drop in the number of invitations offered. No explanation yet from the department of home affairs why such a drop from 1000 invites in July 2019. One possibility is that with around 20,000 undecided 189 applications currently lodged …

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NSW Government Adds Additional Selection Criteria For Skilled Candidates

NSW Government Adds Additional Selection Criteria For Skilled Candidates

NSW runs the skilled nominated migration (190) program in order to attract highly skilled people in a range of occupations to contribute to NSW skills needs. NSW’s position as an appealing destination for skilled migrants is confirmed beyond doubt by the significant demand shown for NSW nomination for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190). In …

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Australian Occupation Ceilings for 2019-2020

The Australian occupation ceilings for the 2019 – 2020 Migration year have just been announced. Occupations ceiling ensure that the Australia 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. Although the …

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2019-2020 New South Wales (NSW) Skilled Nomination Occupations List

2019-2020 New South Wales (NSW) Skilled Nomination Occupations List

Some occupations on the new South Wales (NSW) 190 Priority Occupation List are now subject to an additional requirement for nomination by NSW. To be considered for NSW selection, candidates must meet minimum eligibility requirements listed on their website. The purpose of the NSW skilled visa program is to help drive economic growth, competitiveness and productivity …

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Australian visa skillselect invitation round results August 2019

Skills Select Invitation Rounds – June 2019

The Australia government has released the results of the last SkillsSelect invitation round for 2018 – 2019 migration year. Similar to Mays invitation rounds, the number of invitations issued is extremely low with only 110 invitations issued throughout the whole month! Unlike Mays result, the minimum number of points required to receive an invitation increased …

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Warrnambool, Victoria DAMA Occupation List

Warrnambool, Victoria Announces DAMA Occupation List

The local government of Warrnambool on Victoria’s south-western coast has announced details and an occupation list of the Great South Coast region’s Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA). What is DAMA? Dama stands for Designated Area Migration Agreement DAMA provides a framework for employers, in a designated area, experiencing skills and labour shortages to sponsor skilled …

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Australia Points Test Changes – November 2019

We briefly wrote about the planned changes to the Australian Points test back in early April, however, following the publication of the legislative documents supporting the changes we can now go into a little more detail about what these changes may mean for overseas candidates looking to emigrate to Australia. The changes are relevant to …

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South Australia to close for new state nominations from 24th June For State Nomination

South Australia To Close For New State Nominations From 24th June

The South Australian government has announced that to complete system updates for the new program year they will be closing the General Skilled Migration (GSM) state nomination 190/489 application system from 9 am on Monday 24 June. The full announcement is below: To complete system updates for the new program year Immigration SA will be …

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