Skilled Occupation List

State Nomination – Occupation List and other changes for NSW WA & SA

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A number of states and territories have updated their skilled migration occupation lists and requirements for nomination for 2018/19.  Each state and territory has its own specific requirements matched to local needs. Below is a summary of changes announced by the New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia Governments. NSW Priority Skilled Occupation List…

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New skill lists effective 1 July 2017

The Australian government has updated the occupations lists for a range of temporary and permanent employer sponsored skilled visas, with the new lists effective from 1 July 2017. The Immigration Minister Peter Dutton states that whilst the changes to the lists are aimed at protecting Australian workers, he understands the important of enabling employers to recruit overseas…

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Get Ready for 1 July 2017

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End of financial year is a significant time for business, and with one of the most complex immigration and workplace relations systems in the world, it is essential that business owners stay updated and compliant with the changes that come into effect on or after 1 July 2017. Below we summarise the key changes arising…

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In-Depth: 457 Visa Changes

On 18 April 2017, the Australian Government announced changes to the skilled worker visa program, including the 457 visa and employer nominated permanent residence visas. Some of the changes seem to implement recommendations of an independent review into the integrity of the temporary work (skilled) visa (Subclass 457) programme conducted in 2014. The integrity review panel looked at…

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ACT Skilled Occupation List

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The Australian Capital Territory has released its revised Skilled Occupation List for the Skilled Visa program. The ACT Occupation List identifies the skills that are in demand in Canberra. The list comes into effect on 1 September 2016. The latest list has included eleven occupations that were not there in the previous list, including Graphic…

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Skilled Occupations List Announced for 2016-17

The Minister of Immigration and Border Protection has announced the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) which will come into effect 1 July 2016. Who is affected? There is good news for Accountants, IT and many Engineering occupations that remain on the new SOL list. There are 9 occupations removed from the Skilled Occupation List and…

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Changes to Skilled Occupation Lists

Following a review of the Australian Skilled Migration Program, the Australian Government introduced changes to the Skilled Migration Program and in particular to the occupations which are eligible to participate in the Skilled Migration Program on an independent or sponsored basis. Changes to Skilled Occupation Lists take effect from 1 July 2015. The Skilled Migration Program…

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