Immigration News: Skilled Nominated 190

SkillSelect Glitches

It appears that SkillSelect has been causing a little grief. Forum posts report malfunctioning of the system; the last thing you want after all the hard work in getting your application ready, especially with all the new changes and the time sensitivity involved in making an application. The system seems confused by the occupation lists, with... Continue Reading

Tasmanian Sponsorship for 190 & 489 Visas Revisited

There’s been a few changes recently so instead of making you dig back through articles, we thought we’d lay it out cleanly for you instead. Here are Tasmania’s nomination criteria broken down by visa.   Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) Department of Immigration and Border Protection’s requirements for the Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190): Nominated... Continue Reading

Tasmania Amends Recent Reform to Stop the Exodus of International Students

Just last week Tasmania announced changes to its nomination requirements. They introduced new pathways for overseas applicants, but tightened onshore rules for their state sponsorship. Amongst those rules were to lengthen the minimum study requirement for international graduates from one year to two years who intend to be applying for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190).... Continue Reading

Changes to Tasmanian State Sponsorship Requirements 

Tasmania is changing their requirements for state sponsorship in toughening up some requirements and opening some new options. Read: Tasmania’s Nomination Criteria for the 489 Visa Read: Tasmania State Sponsorship 190 Visa   From 1 July 2017: New category for overseas applicants applying for the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) Applicants with eligible family members... Continue Reading

Occupation Lists Are Out! Accountants, Engineers and IT Specialists Survive for Another Year..

Medium to Long Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) It’s all happening now. Here to ruin or make someone’s Friday, the adjusted occupation lists have just been released. The now renamed Medium to Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) – previously the Skilled... Continue Reading

Karl Konrad: Founder of Australian Immigration Law Services

Who is Karl Konrad? Karl Konrad has, over the span of nearly two decades, developed a reputation for being the guy to go to if you wanted accurate, non-meandering advice. Being armed with no more a simple assessment form filled with some key questions on your situation, Karl will form an actionable game plan in... Continue Reading

Skills Assessments for Teachers

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Requirements Are you a teacher or perhaps aspire to have such a high demand occupation for migration to Australia? Sitting on the Medium to Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) are the following teaching occupations: Early Childhood Teacher [241111] Secondary Teacher [241411] Special Needs Teacher [241511] Special Education... Continue Reading

Major Changes in Occupation Lists and Employer Sponsored Visas

The announcement by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has certainly altered the landscape of migration, especially for those working on applications for employer sponsored visas. Whilst we are all adjusting to the changes, here are important the updates.   Occupation Lists The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) have been replaced effective... Continue Reading

The Little Known Advantages of Tasmania’s State Sponsored 190 Visa

 Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) Perhaps you’ve been sitting in the SkillSelect pool for a while. Maybe you’re an accountant, for which spots are released pro rata, and you’re anxious as those ‘minimum’ point scores keep going up due to the heavy competition from other high scorers (SkillSelect skims off the top with the highest... Continue Reading

Engaging a Migration Agent

Why is it so important to have a consultation with your migration agent first?   “I only have one question.” “I’d like for you to lodge my application now.” “My case is straightforward.”   Maybe, but maybe not. When you contact a migration agent you need to understand that this is the person who will... Continue Reading

Beyond the Visa: Divya

immiNews has been all about how-tos, breaking down the visa application process and explaining regulations in a more easy to digest way. It is to inform and educate, and it is for you. But you is not just an application. You is a story. We know that and we don’t want anyone to forget that... Continue Reading

IT Professionals with Overseas Qualifications

How do you go about gaining a skills assessment? We’ve written about gaining a skills assessment as an IT professional with an Australian degree and those are pretty straightforward, but what about those with qualifications attained overseas? What about those of you who have plenty of experience in the field but did not complete your... Continue Reading

Claiming Skilled Employment Points On The Points Test

What is skilled employment and how are you awarded points? If you still have not read our article on SkillSelect invitation rounds, we really recommend that you do. A higher points score means that your Expression of Interest (EOI) will get picked up sooner. For certain pro-rated occupations, a 60 point score may mean that... Continue Reading

Job Ready Programme with Trades Recognition Australia

Getting your TRA skills assessment as a fresh international student graduate We’ve written briefly about getting a suitable skills assessment through the Job Ready Programme (JRP) with Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) in our article Graduate Visa with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care. Now we’re back again to talk about it in more detail. The... Continue Reading

Temporary Graduate Visa Streams

‘Post Study Work’ stream vs ‘Graduate’ Stream You came to Australia just to do your degree, but somewhere along the way, Australiabecame your home. The Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa was created just for you. The graduate 485 visa has the following basic requirements: Meet the minimum English proficiency level Satisfying the Australian study requirement (ASR) of... Continue Reading

Accuracy of Points Test Score When Registering EOI

Must my points score submitted during the EOI stage be accurate? The points test is a means for the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to assess if one is eligible for an Australian visa. Points tested visas include: Skilled Independent visas (subclass 189) Skilled Nominated visas (subclass 190) Skilled Regional (Provisional) visas (subclass... Continue Reading

Queensland State Sponsorship

Applying for a Skilled Nominated 190 Visa with Queensland We’ve done a trek round Australia and now we’re here in our last state, Queensland. This is the sunshine state, home to so many natural beauties and a city that is just blooming. Just Google for images of Queensland and we promise you’ll start drooling. Queensland’s... Continue Reading

Northern Territory State Sponsorship

Applying for a Skilled Nominated 190 Visa with  Northern Territory Home to the famous Uluru rock and numerous other spectacular, bucket-list worthy natural features, the Northern Territory (NT) is advertised as a place that you “come for a holiday and stay for a lifetime”. With a low population density and a young median age, NT... Continue Reading

Western Australia State Sponsorship

Applying for a Skilled Nominated 190 Visa with Western Australia Did you know that there is a statue along the Swan river that is often dressed to amuse the many people who take Mounts Bay road daily? No one is sure who dresses it. It even has it’s own Wiki page! You will often find... Continue Reading

Victoria State Sponsorship

Applying for a Skilled Nominated 190 Visa with Victoria Melbourne is well known for its culture, its coffee and its nightlife. What a city! Another state for which state sponsorships are hotly contested. As such, meeting the minimum eligibility criteria for Victorian state nomination is the first step in the assessment processes, however it does... Continue Reading

Tasmania State Sponsorship

Please refer to the updated article Tasmanian Sponsorship for 190 & 489 Visas Revisited Applying for a Skilled Nominated 190 Visa with  Tasmania Tasmania, with all its raw beauty, is often thought of mostly as a holiday destination, but boasting a vibrant community and plenty of career opportunities, it is as beautiful a place to... Continue Reading

South Australia State Sponsorship

Applying for a 190 visa with South Australia You know the drill, state sponsored 190 visas require: your nominated occupation to be present on the state’s occupation list(s) a suitable skills assessment in that nominated occupation satisfying the state’s eligibility criteria meeting the minimum Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) score of 60 on the points... Continue Reading

New South Wales State Sponsorship

The Opera house and harbour bridge marks an unforgettable skyline amid vibrant city lights, contrasted by and in full harmony with the gorgeous beaches cradling the harbour, Sydney is the stuff of dreams. The basic rules apply with applying for any state sponsored 190 visa . You must be on the NSW occupation list and have a... Continue Reading

Australian Capital Territory State Sponsorship

 The Canberra, Create Your Future migration website  is pretty sleek. Little did-you-know facts about Canberra whisk across the page under a gallery of happy faces – Canberra has the lowest commuting time amongst all the states. Canberra’s average income is above the national average. The bait is set, what’s the hook?   Skilled Nominated Visa... Continue Reading