Skilled Migration

Everything you need to know about NT DAMA

In the last few weeks, we’ve had lots of enquiries about the Northern Territory Designated Area Migration Agreement (NT DAMA). Here is a blog post explaining NT DAMA, key eligibility criteria and recommendation to candidates. What is NT DAMA? NT DAMA is a special migration agreement between the Australian Federal Government and the Northern Territory …

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Summary of Immigration Changes – July 2017

What is changing on 1 July 2017? Occupation list New occupation list has been introduced for both General skilled migration visas and Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS). Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) will remain unaffected by changes to the occupation lists. Age From 1 July 2017, visa applicants for the ENS and RSMS Direct Entry (DE) …

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485 visa – Live, work & study in Australia after graduation

In this post, we aim to answer many recurring questions around Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa. Please feel free to jump to a specific section if you wish to learn more about a particular aspect of the visa. What is a 485 visa? The Temporary Graduate visa commonly knows as the 485 Visa (or TR), …

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CSOL is replaced by STSOL

CSOL replaced by Short-term Skilled Occupation List

Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) April 2017 The Consolidated Skilled Occupations List (CSOL) is now replaced by the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). Any applicants who are applying for the following visas must nominate an occupation from this STSOL. Visa subclasses relevant for this STSOL: Employer Nominated Scheme (subclass 186) – Direct Entry Stream Skilled …

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Tasmania State Sponsorship

Tasmania State Sponsorship – How do you get nominated? Tasmania is a wonderful place, and very welcoming for migrants. Recently, the Tasmanian government announced a generous state sponsorship scheme for those who want to migrate to Tasmania (and Australia).  In this article we’ll discuss the arrangement by Tasmanian Government for Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass …

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Can you be sponsored based on your occupation?

Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List If you want to apply apply for work (sponsored) visa you will need to first check that the job you want to perform is actually in the Department’s list of skills in demand (CSOL). Currently there are more than 600 occupations on this list, all of which are aimed at meeting the skill shortage in Australia. …

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English Language Requirements

International students, along with other temporary workers, and permanent migrants are expected to prove that they has sufficient ability to communicate before they are granted a visa. Depending on the visa you want to apply (or points you aim to receive) you will need to prove different level of language ability.

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New Skill Occupation List Out

Here is the updated list from the July 2016 review. Skilled Occupations List (SOL) is used for only applicants who are applying for a point tested visa (PR) or Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) on the graduate work stream.