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new points test for stem qualifications

New points test for STEM qualifications

Changes to the points test for STEM qualifications The Australian Government is amending the points test for the skilled migration programme.  The changes are part of an initiative under the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) to help Australia attract the skilled, talented people needed to drive prosperity in Australia through innovation and science. From 10 September 2016, five …

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New Entrepreneur Visa

On 7 December 2015, the Australian Government announced the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA), which included a range of initiatives and changes to the visa system to help Australia attract foreign entrepreneurs to start companies in Australia. New Entrepreneur visa The Australian Government has made it easier for entrepreneurs worldwide to launch startups in Australia. From 10 …

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ACT skilled occupation list

ACT Skilled Occupation List

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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SkillSelect Update September 2015

The Report on the September SkillSelect Invitation Round has been released by the Department of Immigration and we provide an overview of some key changes and insights below. Places filled in September Round The occupation ceiling for Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers has now been reached for the 2015-16 financial year. There will be no more …

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SkillSelect Program explained

The SkillSelect program provides temporary and permanent residence pathways, for skilled professionals on the basis of their qualifications and work experience. It uses a points-based system to assess individuals on the basis of age, qualifications, work experience, English language skills, and other factors. To qualify, an applicant must achieve a minimum point score. Expression of …

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