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Engineers Australia – China signs to Washington Accord

Engineers Australia have announced that China, represented by the Chinese Association for Science and Technology (CAST) became full signatory of the Washington accord on the 2nd June 2016.

Holders of Chinese accredited qualifications completed in or after 2016 will be eligible for Membership of Engineers Australia as well as Migration Skills Assessment via the accredited qualifications pathways.

Whilst CAST is the signatory of the Washington Accord, the list of accredited courses is held on the website of the Chinese Engineering Education Accreditation Association, a body affiliated to CAST.

For the qualification to be recognised as accredited under the Washington Accord, it needs to be listed on the list of accredited qualifications and be completed in or after 2016.

ANMAC – English language test changes 1 JULY 2017

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council has announced changes to English language requirements for skills assessments from 1 July 2016.

The changes will accept an increased testing providers and allow the results from more than one test to be used within specific guidelines.

The following tests and attempts will be accepted from 1 July 2016:

IELTS (Academic module)
ANMAC will accept test results from one test sitting OR a maximum of two test sittings, in a six-month period only if the applicant achieves:

a) a minimum overall score of 7 in each sitting
AND
b) no score in any component of the test is below 6.5

OET
ANMAC will accept test results from one test sitting OR a maximum of two test sittings, in a six-month period only if the applicant:

a) is tested in all four components in each sitting
AND
b) no score in any component of the test is below C

PTE ACADEMIC Accepted – effective 1 July 2016
Applicants must achieve a minimum overall score of 65 AND a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking.
ANMAC will accept test results from one test sitting OR a maximum of two test sittings, in a six-month period only if the applicant achieves:

a) a minimum overall score of 65 in each sitting
AND
b) no score in any of the four communicative skills is below 58

TOEFL iBT Accepted – effective 1 July 2016
Applicants must achieve a minimum total score of 94 AND the following minimum score in each section of the test:  24 listening, 24 reading, 27 writing & 23 speaking

ANMAC will accept test results from one test sitting, OR a maximum of two test sittings in a six-month period only if the applicant achieves:

a) a minimum total score of 94 in each sitting AND
b) no score in any of the sections is below:
– 20 listening
– 19 reading
– 24 writing
– 20 speaking

MIA Notice No 49:2016

Migration, Australia, 2014-15

  • In 2014-15, net overseas migration (NOM) reflected an annual gain of 168,200 persons, 9.8% less than in 2013-14.
  • An estimated 339,000 people moved interstate in 2014-15, a decrease of 2.9% from the previous year.
  • At 30 June 2015, 28.2% of Australia’s estimated resident population (ERP) (6.7 million people) was born overseas.
MIGRATION SUMMARY, State & Territory – 2014-15(a)

Net Overseas Migration (NOM)
Net Interstate Migration (NIM)
Net migration
State or Territory
no.
no.
no.

NSW
66 086
-6 639
59 447
Vic.
54 052
10 190
64 242
Qld
19 076
6 417
25 493
SA
10 424
-3 763
6 661
WA
14 122
-1 962
12 160
Tas.
1 032
-528
504
NT
1 093
-3 038
-1 945
ACT
2 290
-677
1 613
Australia(b)
168 183
168 183

(a) Estimates are preliminary – see paragraph 9 of the Explanatory Notes.
(b) Includes Other Territories.
ESTIMATED RESIDENT POPULATION, Australia – Top 10 countries of birth – 30 June 2015(a)(b)(c)

Persons
Country of birth
no.
% of Australian population

UK, CIs & IOM(d)
1 207 000
5.1
New Zealand
611 400
2.6
China(e)
481 800
2.0
India
432 700
1.8
Philippines
236 400
1.0
Vietnam
230 200
1.0
Italy
198 200
0.8
South Africa
178 700
0.8
Malaysia
156 500
0.7
Germany
125 900
0.5

(a) Estimates are preliminary – see paragraph 9 of the Explanatory Notes.
(b) Top 10 countries of birth excluding Australia.
(c) All population figures presented in this table are rounded. Estimates of the proportion of the Australian population are based on unrounded numbers.
(d) United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
(e) Excludes SARs and Taiwan.

 

Accountants occupational ceiling 2016/17

The Migration Institute of Australia has received clarification from the Department on the 2016/17 occupational ceiling for accountants. The figure of 4777 includes the number of accountants who will be approved for both the points tested visa and employer sponsored visas. The Department told the institute that this will provide a more accurate figure for accountant planning levels across the whole skilled migration program. The institute has advised that the number of places for all other occupational categories in the SkillSelect table are for points tested visas only

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The program is also open to Australian citizens and Permanent Residents.

Candidates can choose from any of the following fields or specify and we will match their request with a suitable Host Organisation:

  • Business Administration
  • Accounting
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  • Marketing
  • Events Management
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  • Education & Training
  • Engineering*
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  • Fashion
  • Graphic Design
  • Import, Export & Trade
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  • Manufacturing
  • Media & Advertising
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  • Photography*
  • Planning & Design
  • Politics & Government*
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  • Sciences
  • Social Work
  • Sport & Leisure
  • Telecommunications*
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