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The Department has released the SkillSelect 2016/17 occupation ceilings MIA Members are advised to proceed with caution if advising clients using these the new occupation ceilings, as some anomalies in the published ceilings have been identified. While the occupation of Accountant appears to have a markedly increased ceiling, the asterisk beside the occupation indicates the […]

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has released the 2016-17 Skilled Occupations List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL). These will come into effect from 1 July 2016. The occupations of Audiologists and Orthotist or Prosthetists will be added to the SOL, while the following occupations will be moved from SOL to […]

As of 4pm today (18 March 2016), the ACT Migration Program is closed to all overseas residents. If you are overseas you will not be able to apply for state sponsorship through the ACT until the program re-opens on 1 July 2016. For those who submitted application prior to this time, your sponsorship application will […]

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government is committed to a targeted skilled migration program and can provide advice on ACT nomination criteria, but not on wider immigration issues. Before lodging an application for nomination, it is recommended that you obtain specific migration advice relevant to your circumstances from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection or a Registered […]

Immigration South Australia recently announced that due to high demand, the ‘High Point Category’ minimum points will rise from 80 to 85 points on 22 September 2015. The High Point Category allows applicants to access additional occupations which are listed in the special conditions and Supplementary Skilled List if they meet the high points minimum […]

The 1st of July kicked off the 2015/16 financial year and brought with it a number of changes that had been announced in the federal budget earlier this year, as well as some surprises. The Government also released a new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) for General Skilled Migration. The following are the changes you can […]

As yesterday marked the first day of the 2015/16 Financial Year, a number of changes announced in the federal budget were implemented. The Government also released a new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) for General Skilled Migration. The main changes to note are that Panelbeaters and Cabinetmakers have been added and Dentists and Urban Planners were […]

South Australia new occupation list is available to all applicants, including international graduates of South Australia. Please review the skilled nomination requirements before applying. If you are an international graduate of South Australia, you should also review the following page: International graduate occupation and waiver requirements. Additional occupations are available on the Supplementary Skilled List. These occupations are […]

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has announced that new English language standards for registration will come into effect for migrating health professionals from 1 July 2015. These new standards introduce additional pathways for applicants to demonstrate evidence of their English language skills. These new standards apply to all applicants for initial registration, regardless […]