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General Skilled Migration

491494General Skilled MigrationUncategorized
November 28, 2019

The new Australian regional visas: Subclass 491 and Subclass 494

From 16 November 2019 Australia opened two new regional visa categories to replacing existing visa programs. There is also an expanded definition of “regional areas” to include areas formerly excluded such as Perth and the Gold Coast. You can read more general information about these updates here. This article provides a useful summary of the eligibility requirements for the visas.…
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189190191491Australian visasGeneral Skilled Migration
November 24, 2019

The point of the points test: Australia’s skilled migration program

The General Points Test set out a myriad of attributes which are assessed by the Department of Home Affairs when considering visa applications for general skilled migration visas (which include Skilled Independent - Subclass 189, Skilled Regional Provisional - 489, Skilled Nominated - Subclass 190 and Permanent Residence Skilled Regional - Subclass 191 visas). The minimum pass marks to enter…
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Global Talent IndependentGTS
November 13, 2019

How do I apply for a fast tracked tech talent visa?

On 4 November 2019, the Global Talent Independent (GTI) program was officially launched to provide a streamlined, priority pathway for highly skilled and talent individuals to obtain Australian permanent residency. This program is another layer of the “Global Talent” initiative that the Department of Immigration have rolled out to support innovation in Australia, which joins the recently renamed “Global Talent…
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Employer SponsoredENS VisasGeneral Skilled Migration
November 1, 2019

The classification challenge in immigration: what is a Data Scientists as defined in ANZSCO?

In many industries, some of the most in-demand occupations or specialities did not exist 10 or even 5 years ago, and the pace of change is set to accelerate. In recognising that Data Scientists are a “new and emerging” occupation not currently covered by the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO), the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)…
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Employer SponsoredGeneral Skilled MigrationQueenslandRegionalWestern Australia
October 31, 2019

With Australia updating its regional migration program (including expanding “Regional Australia” to Perth and the Gold Coast), here’s what to expect from 16 November 2019

In a joint media release on 26 October 2019, the Federal Government announced significant changes to its regional immigration program to take effect from 16 November 2019. Specifically, the government announced: increases to its regional migration program intake from 23,000 to 25,000; and an expansion of the migration definition of regional Australia to include Perth and the Gold Coast (formerly…
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General Skilled MigrationGuidelinesOccupation Lists
February 7, 2018

Are you an Accountant? You may be eligible for PR through the GSM Program

Australia’s General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is used by the Australian government to fill skill gaps in the Australian economy by targeting specific occupations and people with relevant skills and experience. Accountants are listed on the Australian government’s Medium to Long Term Strategic Skills List. This means this occupation is in high demand in Australia, and opens up pathways to…
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australian partner visas
General Skilled MigrationGuidelinesOccupation Lists
February 6, 2018

Are you a Systems Analyst? You may be eligible for PR through the GSM program

Australia’s General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is used by the Australian government to fill skill gaps in the Australian economy by targeting specific occupations and people with relevant skills and experience. Systems Analysts are listed on the Australian government’s Medium to Long Term Strategic Skills List. This means this occupation is in high demand in Australia, and opens up pathways…
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australian partner visas
General Skilled MigrationGuidelinesOccupation Lists
February 6, 2018

Are you a Software Engineer? You may be eligible for PR through the GSM program

Australia’s General Skilled Migration (GSM) program is used by the Australian government to fill skill gaps in the Australian economy by targeting specific occupations and people with relevant skills and experience. Software Engineers are listed on the Australian government’s Medium to Long Term Strategic Skills List. This means this occupation is in high demand in Australia, and opens up pathways…
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australian partner visas
457 visaGeneral Skilled Migration
January 23, 2018

Why Mike Cannon-Brookes’ “radical” idea may not be so radical after all

In a recent interview with StartupSmart, Queensland’s chief entrepreneur Steve Baxer (also of Shark Tank fame) recently revealed a conversation held with Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes where they discussed solutions to attract more skilled tech workers  locally. The idea proposed by Cannon-Brookes involved picking “the top 50 universities in the world, and tell their graduates if they have good enough…
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General Skilled Migration
July 1, 2017

General Skilled Migration: What has changed from 1 July 2017?

Among the changes to the company sponsored visas, there have also been changes to the general skilled migration visa cartegories. Changes to points-tested skilled visas From 1 July 2017 applicants for points-tested skilled visas (excluding the New Zealand pathway) must be below the age of 45 years at time of application. Information on the changes is available at each of…
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