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Skilled Points Test – new minimum 65 points

General Skilled Migration – Increase to pool and pass marks For visa applications lodged from 1 July 2018 in response to an invitation issued on or after this date, the pool and pass mark is now 65 points for the following visa subclasses: Skilled Independent visa (Subclass 189) (Points tested) stream Skilled Nominated visa (Subclass …

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Standard Business Sponsorship

Insight: The top 10 in demand tech jobs and skills in Australia

Source: Australian Financial Review Top 10 in demand tech jobs and skills Australia will need another 100,000 tech workers over the next five years. Customer service, management and leadership are the three most in demand skills. The most in demand jobs are project manager, business analyst and business development manager. Australia has created 63,000 new …

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Skilling Australians Fund & Training Levy Update

Skilling Australians Fund (“SAF”) update and implementation timeline   When the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Act 2018 and associated Migration (Skilling Australians Fund) Charges Act 2018 come into effect, the nomination training contribution charges (“training levy”) will be introduced. Although we do not have an exact date when the training levy will be implemented, …

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Government Announces New Global Talent Visa

The Australian government has announced it will pilot a new visa scheme this year to help companies lure skilled technology workers to Australia. The ‘global talent scheme’ will be trialled from 1 July 2018. It will allow established businesses with more than $4 million in annual turnover to sponsor a “highly skilled and experienced” individual …

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TSS Visa Regulations Take Effect 18 March 2018

Executive Summary The Australian Government has published regulations to overhaul key employer sponsored visa programmes. The Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa (subclass 482) will replace the subclass 457 visa with effect from 18 March 2018. TSS visa applicants will need to satisfy new criteria, including criteria related to: Genuine temporary entrant requirement 2 years relevant …

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January 2018 Visa Update

On 20 December 2017, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection was rebranded by the Government and is now known as the Department of Home Affairs – https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/ This name change sees the former Department of Immigration included in the portfolio of federal law enforcement, national and transport security, criminal justice, emergency management and border related …

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