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15Jul 2016

As of 14th July 2016, Business and Skilled Migration Queensland (BSMQ) have suspended expressions of interest from the old Queensland Skilled Occupation List (QSOL) until 22nd July 2016. The suspension is given so that BSMQ can update the relevant fact sheets, application forms and QSOL list. The new QSOL will come into effect from Monday 25th July 2016, […]

05Jul 2016

1)    High points  From 1st July, applicants who have 80 points or higher (including state nomination points) on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s (DIBP) points test, can gain access to the Supplementary Skilled List (SSL) and occupations on the main list that are special conditions apply. Applicants must meet all other South Australian […]

23Jun 2016

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 […]

18May 2016

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 […]

22Mar 2016

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 […]

23Feb 2016

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 […]

09Sep 2015

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 […]

07Sep 2015

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 […]

02Jul 2015

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 […]