An article exploring statistics from the Department of Home Affairs on Subclass 457 – Temporary Work (Skilled) visa and Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visa nomination applications lodged, approved and refused by occupation from November 2016 to January 2019. The occupations most refused and with the highest refusal rates are revealed.Read More
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Major changes to the occupations lists for GSM visas and temporary and permanent employer sponsored visas come into effect today. This includes 36 occupations now eligible to compete for an invitation for a Subclass 189 – Skilled—Independent visa or a Subclass 489 – Skilled—Regional (Provisional) visa sponsored by an eligible relative. New caveats have been added to the Subclass 482 – Temporary Skill Shortage visas, Subclass 186 – Employer Nomination Scheme visa, and Subclass 187 – Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa occupation lists, including that General Practitioners will require a certificate to be nominated, which will see many required to work in regional or rural areas.Read More
The WA Government released their Graduate Occupation List (GOL), which is a list for graduates of WA universities seeking a nomination for either a Subclass 190 – Skilled – Nominated visa or a Subclass 489 Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visa. While the list is extensive, additional requirements such as needing to secure relevant employment, and an invitation system might make the new scheme less appealing when compared with other states.Read More
Proposed changes to the skilled occupation lists by the Department of Jobs and Small Businesses were released yesterday. While the final decision rests with the Department of Home Affairs, it offers a key insight into what occupations may be at risk. Seventeen occupations have been recommended to be removed from the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List.Read More