Updates

March Updates

Victoria 

Please ensure that your English test result and skills assessment letter is valid for at least 12 weeks at the time of submitting a visa nomination application.

 

SA

254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)  Special conditions apply.

133512 Production Manager (Manufacturing)  Special conditions apply.

251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer  Special conditions apply.

234412 Geophysicist  Special conditions apply.

 

SA has changed their definitions for the work experience that is considered valid: it is now 40 hours a fortnight instead of 20 hours per week.

 

Due to General phone line is no longer available until further notice. If you have any inquiries, you can submit an online inquiry form from the SA migration website.

 

SA Migration has offered some relaxations for the medical and health professional in South Australia in terms of experience and other eligibility criteria. You can read the full changes here: https://www.migration.sa.gov.au/news-events/news-releases/general-skilled-migration-changes

 

Skills Assessment Authority Changes

Occupation code 313199: ICT support technicians will now be assessed by TRA instead of ACS.

 

Invitation Round

Results for the 13 March 2020 invitation round are out now. Check below:

 

Visa subclass

Number

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

1,750

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)  Family Sponsored

300

 

Pro rata occupations cut-off is as below:

 

Subclass

Occupation ID

Description

Minimum points score

Latest date of effect

189

2211

Accountants

95

19/06/2019 11:45pm

189

2212

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers

95

31/01/2020 07:12pm

189

2334

Electronics Engineer

90

29/01/2020 04:49pm

491

2334

Electronics Engineer

85

15/01/2020 1:58pm

189

2335

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

90

18/11/2019 1:36pm

189

2339

Other Engineering Professionals

90

08/12/2019 3:13am

189

2611

ICT Business and System Analysts

90

07/01/2020 3:08pm

189

2613

Software and Applications Programmers

90

29/01/2020 6:37pm

491

2613

Software and Applications Programmers

85

04/02/2020 1:28pm

189

2631

Computer Network Professionals

90

29/01/2020 1:19pm

491

2631

Computer Network Professionals

90

12/03/2020 10:39am

 

Non-Pro rata occupation points cut-off

 

Visa subclass

Minimum points score

Latest date of effect

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

90

29/01/2020  6:37pm

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)  Family Sponsored)

85

05/02/2020  3:56am

 

View detailed results here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect/invitation-rounds

 

New occupation ceilings are also published. You can view then here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect/occupation-ceilings

 

Legislation Changes

Following updates have taken place in legislations in March

 

Migration (LIN 20/101: Arrangements for certain visa applications) Amendment Instrument 2020. Link: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2020L00245

 

Migration (LIN 19/209: Arrangements for Certain Skilled and Temporary Graduate Visa Applications) Instrument 2019. Link: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L01401

Migration (LIN 19/211: Arrangements for Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa Applications) Instrument 2019. Link: https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L01449

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