REVERSED -Retrospective removal high income English and skills exemptions – ENS/RSMS visa

The Government is removing the exemption for applicants earning over $180,000 per year for English language and skills assessments for the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187).
In implementing this change, the Department will ensure it only affects applications lodged from 1 July.
The removal of

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VETASSESS – Update 1 July 2017 changes

VETASSES has updated its website following the 1 July 2017 changes.

Following the changes to the occupation lists, VETASSES advises that it is no longer the assessing authority for the following occupations:

Acupuncturist (ANZSCO Code 252211)
Orthotist/ Prosthetist (ANZSCO Code 251912)
Community Worker (ANZSCO Code 411711)
Youth Worker (ANZSCO Code 411716)
Welfare Centre Manager (ANZSCO Code 134214)

Further changes are outlined

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Tasmania – Skilled nominated visa

Skilled migrants

Tasmania’s skilled migration program is for people wanting to move to the state who have a skill that we need.

Skilled migrants are attracted to Tasmania because of the state’s enviable lifestyle, career opportunities, affordable housing, and reputable schools and world class university.

The Tasmanian Government actively pursues skilled and business

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Canberra – Confident, Bold and Ready.
The ACT Government can support your dream to live permanently in Canberra. Read through the following information about ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa and see whether you are eligible to apply for ACT nomination.

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Heavy Vehicle Diesel Mechanics

Urgently looking for Heavy Commercial Vehicle Mechanics who meet Scl 457 criteria.  
Passport holders from Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe must be required to have Successful VETASSESS Skills Assessment.
English language requirements.

IELTS – International English Language Testing System: overall average score of 5, with a minimum score of at least 4.5

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1 July 2017 changes to skilled visa programmes

1 July 2017 changes to skilled visa programmes

On 18 April 2017, the Government announced a number of reforms to Australia’s temporary and permanent skilled visa programmes. Implementation of the reforms commenced on 19 April 2017 and will be completed by March 2018.  For information about these reforms – see:

joint media release

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The 457 Skills Assessment Program

You will need to apply for a skills assessment under the 457 Skills Assessment Program if you:

hold a passport from one of the nominated countries or Special Administrative Regions (SARs) in the table below; and
 are seeking a skills assessment in any of the following occupations in the table below.

​457 Occupations
​457 Nominated Countries

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Passport Legislation Amendment (Overseas Travel by Child Sex Offenders) Bill 2017

The Passport Legislation Amendment (Overseas Travel by Child Sex Offenders) Bill 2017 has been read for the second time in the House of Representatives.

The purpose of this Bill is to prevent Australians listed on a State or Territory child sex offender register, with reporting obligations, from travelling overseas to sexually exploit

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