Monthly Archives: May 2019

Understanding ANZSCO Skill Level Qualifications

The ANZSCO (Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations) is structured in five hierarchical levels i.e. major group, sub-major group, minor group, unit group and occupation. The most detailed level of the classification is called occupation which is denoted by 6 digits, e.g. 142111 Retail Manager. A set of occupations are aggregated together to form a unit…
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Everything you need to know about the 407 Training Visa

Purpose The 407 Training Visa is a visa introduced to promote international goodwill by allowing Australian businesses to sponsor people to travel to and stay in Australia for workplace occupational training. There are three types of occupational training covered under this subclass: Workplace-based training required for registration Structured workplace-based training to enhance skills in an…
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Indian Population in Australia Update

As per latest data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), the Indian population in Australia has grown significantly in the last two years. ABS data estimates that there are 592,000 Indians living in Australia as of June 2018. This is a 30 per cent increase compared to 2016 ABS Census figures which recorded…
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Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Skilled Migration Update

The following updated information on the Skilled Migration Invitation Round in the ACT has been published on the Canberra Your Future website: Canberra Matrix - Invitation round Invitation date: 24 May 2019 Number of Invitations Issued: 323 Matrix score range: All Matrix submitted with 135 to 70 points 65 point matrix submitted on or before…
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Training Benchmarks are still required

Do not risk it! To order training for Training Benchmark B and get an Auditable Training Plan for FREE, click here. Please note that: training Benchmarks still apply to all sc#457 Sponsors who have or had sc457 visa holders working for them. the #Skilling Australia Fund (#SAF) Levy applies to only new nominations made after…
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Migration Legislative Update

The Australian Liberal Coalition Federal Government, headed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, has been re-elected. In terms of implications for the #Australian immigration program, we would expect permanent migration numbers to remain relatively low with the caps on migration programs reduced. The composition of the Australian immigration program will be maintained at about 70 per…
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Australian Federal Election 2019: A Migrant Success Story

Liberal Gladys Liu has become the first Chinese-Australian woman to sit in Federal Parliament's Lower House after notching a victory in the 2019 Federal Election in the suburban Melbourne seat of Chisholm. Ms Liu, a prominent voice in the Chinese community in Victoria, was born in Hong Kong and moved to Melbourne in 1985 to…
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Department of Home Affairs Update: SkillSelect May 2019 Round

The Department of Home Affairs has released details of the SkillSelect May 2019 invitation round. The number of invitations for the #Skilled Independent visa is 100 and 10 for the #Skilled Regional visa, 110 in total. The minimum point score has been raised from 80 to 85 points for the Skilled Regional visa. The number…
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Australian Federal Election 2019: Immigration Considerations

The OMARA website has been updated to reflect the lapsing of the Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2018. On 11 April 2019, the 45th Australian Parliament ended with the announcement of the general election.  As a result, all business on the Notice Papers before the House of Representatives and Senate lapsed. The Bill to remove…
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What are the new regional visas (491, 494 & 191)?

With the unveiling of the Budget this year came the announcement of two new regional provisional visas, and one new regional permanent residency visa to come into effect in November 2019. Skilled provisional visa subclasses 491 and 494 will supersede respectively the current 489 and 187 subclasses, while the 191 will function similarly to the…
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