Victoria Announces Changes to Sponsorship Occupations

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Melbourne AustraliaThe Australian state of Victoria has announced sweeping changes to the list of occupations that it deems eligible for state sponsorship under the class 176 visa for emigration to Australia.

Migrants to Australia who seek permanent residence have the option of applying for a subclass 176 visa, if they are unable to pass the immigration points test for independent migration. A 176 visa allows a migrant to be sponsored either by an eligible family member, or the government of an Australian state or territory.

In the case of state or territory sponsorship, governments can sponsor the residence application of a migrant, in exchange for a commitment to live in the state for at least the first two years after migrating to Australia. Each state has a list of occupations in demand that it deems eligible for sponsorship.

Victoria has been an active participant in the 176 visa scheme. The changes, effective from January 12, 2009, reflect the changing labour market in Australia’s second-most populous state.

Gone from the list are traditional occupations in demand such as teachers, accountants, and an assortment of trades. Additions to Victoria’s shortage occupation list include a host of engineering jobs, geologists, dental technicians, and social workers.

These occupations have been added to the Victoria list of occupations eligible for 176 sponsorship:

Geologist
Agricultural Scientist
Agricultural Advisor
Engineering Manager
Production Manager (Mining)
Production or Plant Engineer
Building Associate
Civil Engineering Associate
Electrical Engineering Associate
Mechanical Engineering Associate
Clinical Psychologist
Dental Technician
General Communications Tradesperson
Communications Linesperson
Computing Professional NEC (Solaris, Unix, Linux, Data warehousing, .Net technologies)

These occupations have been removed from the Victoria list of occupations eligible for 176 sponsorship:

Accountant
Applications and Analyst Programmer
Architect
Audiologist
Boat Builder and Repairer
Bricklayer
Carpenter
Carpenter and Joiner
Chef
Chemical Engineer
Childcare Coordinator
Computer Systems Auditor
Computing Professional NEC (Specializing in Sybase SQL Server)
Cook
Dental Therapist
Dentist
Electrical Powerline Tradesperson
Electrician Special Class
Electronic Instrument Tradesperson (special class)
Electronics Engineer
Environmental Health Officer
Extractive Metallurgist
Fibrous Plasterer
Fitter
Furniture Finisher
Furniture Upholsterer
General Mechanical Engineering Tradesperson
Hairdresser
Head Chef
Hospital Pharmacist
IT Manager
Joiner
Lift Mechanic
Locksmith
Mechanical Services and Air-Conditioning Plumber
Metal Machinist 1st Class
Optical Mechanic
Painter and Decorator
Petroleum Engineer
Physiotherapist
Podiatrist
Pre-Primary School Teacher
Pressure Welder
Quantity Surveyor
Radiation Therapist
Retail Pharmacist
Secondary School Teacher
Shipwright
Solid Plasterer
Speech Pathologist
Stonemason
Surveyor
Systems Programmer
Toolmaker
Urban and Regional Planner
Vehicle Body Maker
Wall and Floor Tiler

It is unknown at this time what changes, if any, may be made by other Australian states.

Source :   The Visa Bureau



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    Vito Flickner
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    Vito Flickner

    Engineering Position in todays economy are difficult to come by and this is made even more problematic given that future managers are becoming increasingly difficult to satisfy. Personally, I think that the global markets should see vast improvements within the next twelvemonths and this should make the situation easier to manage.

    rudy lim voon miow
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    rudy lim voon miow

    Hi,
    i’am a welder and have 9years experience in my job. Actually,i’am in perth and my wife is studying.I just done a course in some different type of welding procedure and want to change my visa.I just have this certificate and i’am trying to find a sponsor so as to be able to change my visas.I’am ready to work in any region around australia. Can someone help me please

    Thanks

    avikunu
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    avikunu

    i have applied for GSM visa uder class-136 in august 2007.My ielts score overall 5.5 and 5 in each four modul.I have done 3 year Diploma in Mechanical Engg.can i eligible for getting state sponsership for the same.Please help me in this regard.
    Awaiting ur reply.
    Avikunu

    Stephen Elwell
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    Stephen Elwell

    Hi

    I am a 5 Colour Lithographic Printer, can anyone tell me if my trade is listed as an eligible occupation for Australia or how I can find out?

    Regards

    Steve

    james loudoun
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    james loudoun

    Great news my profession now appears on the list.

    Does anyone know a good agency to help me with my paper work and application?

    regards
    James

    Nick
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    Nick

    Like to know the time frame for sponsered skilled visa.The second phase reciept has got on Oct 9th 2008, how much time will it take mor to get the medical examination

    Jaswinder walia
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    Jaswinder walia

    Respected sir/madam,

    I want to know that if my Employer sponser me for my cook job than I am eligible for 176 sponcership.

    Regards
    J walia