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      1. Skilled Occupations List April 2017

        Only certain occupations are approved for use under Australia’s permanent and temporary skilled visa programmes. These occupations are listed in a legislative instrument that contains two schedules or ‘occupation lists’ that apply to different visa programmes. On 19 April 2017, the: Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) replaced the previous ‘Skilled Occupation List’ (SOL) and is available in Schedule 1 of the relevant legislative instrument Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) replaced the previous ‘Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List’ (CSOL) and is available in Schedule 2 of the relevant legislative instrument. The information below explains which lists are relevant for particular visa programmes. Information is also provided about occupations that were removed from the list of eligible skilled occupations on 19 April 2017. Note: different eligible occupation arrangements are in place for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 186). List of eligible skilled occupations Only certain occupations are approved for use under Australia’s permanent and temporary skilled visa programmes. These occupations are listed in a legislative instrument that contains two schedules or ‘occupation lists’ that apply to different visa programmes. On 19 April 2017, the: Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) replaced the previous ‘Skilled Occupation List’ (SOL) and is available in Schedule 1 of the relevant legislative instrument Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) replaced the previous ‘Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List’ (CSOL) and is available in Schedule 2 of the relevant legislative instrument. The information below explains which lists are relevant for particular visa programmes. Information is also provided about occupations that were removed from the list of eligible skilled occupations on 19 April 2017. Note: different eligible occupation arrangements are in place for the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 186). Expand all Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) You must nominate an occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)if you are applying for any of the below: Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) (unless nominated by a State or Territory Government) Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) – Graduate Work Stream. Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) There is no separate STSOL list on our website as visa programmes that utilise this list can also access some additional occupations on the MLTSSL. For ease of reference, we have combined both the STSOL and the eligible MLTSSL occupations together. See: Combined list of eligible skilled occupations. You must nominate an occupation on this Combined list of eligible skilled occupations if you are applying for any of the below: Employer Nominated Scheme (subclass 186) – Direct Entry Stream Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - if nominated by a State or Territory Government Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) Training visa (subclass 407) Removed occupations On 19 April 2017, 200 occupations were removed entirely from the STSOL. See:List of the removed occupations A further 16 occupations on the MLTSSL were restricted to only apply to the following visa programmes: Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) Skilled-Regional(Provisional) (subclass 489), if the applicant is not nominated by a State or Territory government agency See: Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) These changes will only apply to new applications lodged on, or after, 19 April 2017 for: Employer Nominated Scheme (subclass 186) – Direct Entry Stream Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) - if nominated by a State or Territory Government Training visa (subclass 407) However, for the subclass 457 programme for any of these removed occupations on, or after, 19 April 2017: no visa applications can be granted no nomination applications can be approved. Source: DIBP
      2. Migration Pathway Dilemma

        Would appreciate any kind of possible help folks...have entered a migration pathway dilemma I am an international student from India and am currently pursuing a 2 year MBA course in Australia. My MBA course commenced in Feb 2017. The sole purpose of my coming to Australia, as many others, is to obtain a PR in Australia. Need help with the best possible route and options for me and my partner. Following are my circumstances which would give you a better understanding of my case : About ME (Currently residing in Australia) Male, 32 yrs DOB – Nov, 1984 Marital status – Unmarried Sister is an Australian citizen since 7 years, residing in Sunbury, Melbourne – 3429 Have completed a 3 year “Bachelor of Science” degree from India Have 9 years of work experience in Human Resources No professional Human Resource degree like MBA Currently pursuing a “2 year MBA course with specialization in IT” from a university in Melbourne About my PARTNER (Currently residing in India) Female, 24 yrs DOB – Dec, 1992 Marital status – Unmarried Currently residing in India 4 year “Bachelor of Technology” degree (Electronics & Communication) from India 1 year “Bachelor of Education” degree from India Total of 1 year of teaching experience in 2 different schools in India No engineering based work experience
      3. Visa 485

        Hi all, I just finished my diploma of Software Development in a TAFE institute and I would like to apply for the visa 485. Facts to be consider: # I've been studying in Australia for 2 years; # I have over 5 years work experience outside Australia; # Work experience as web developer in Australia; My question is, do am I eligible to apply for this visa type? I appreciate any help/advice related to this topic. Kind regards, LFS
      4. I am currently on a 485 visa that is due to expire on the 11th of May. Once I finish my SMIPA course on the 10th of April, I will have the additional 5 points to qualify for the 60 points benchmark. I am worried that my invitation will not come in time before my current visa expires. Can anyone give me some advise? I will be using accounting as nominated occupation. I believe I can only wait for 2 invitation round (24 April and 8 May) before my current visa expires.
      5. Background Arrived in Aus 2010 on a Student Visa. After Uni, obtained a 485 Skilled Graduate. Currently working for an employer in my skilled nomination. Applied for a 457. Unfortunstely, nomination for sponsorship was recently refused due to salary issues (long story, but legal advice has said not worth appealing) Currently under a Bridging A (class WA) as I still have till the 1st December to appeal against my 457 decision. I intend on withdrawing my 457 application before the 1st of December. I believe that upon doing this, I will then be given 28 days on withdrawing, for my Bridging Visa to remain valid. Option 1 - New 457 Application I am currently working with my employer to potentially find another role with a simpler contract that meets the needs of a 457. I would then need to apply for a new 457 application Q1. Whilst on my current bridging visa, can I apply for a new 457 onshore? Option 2 - Lodge a Tourist Visa (600) The above might fall through with my employer and therefore I want to find work elsewhere in Australia. I would then like to apply for a 6mth Tourist Visa so that I can continue to find work. Q2. Whilst on my current bridging visa, can I apply for a 600 Tourist Visa onshore? Can anyone perhaps offer some answers to my above two questions. If anyone has any other ideas or useful advice, would really appreciate it. I would like to avoid getting myself into any high risk categorys with IMMI by having anything refused, so want to do everything right.
      6. Management Consultant

        Hi guys, Just want to know your opinion about my visa. I have MSc in Energy and Resources Management (which includes courses of finance, economy, project management etc.). Just graduated. I have an option to apply for 485 Temporary graduate visa and stay 3 years as I have done MSc by research. But I'm thinking about going straight with PR and in the regional list of SA I have noticed the profession of Management Consultant. What do you reckon, am I eligible or it's kinda difficult to say? Cheers Andy
      7. Partner Visa in the case of 485 visa

        Hi All I know this might be a repeated question but i couldnt find the right answer. My question is, i am Ganesh holding 485 Temporary Graduate and recently i have been married. I would like to apply partner visa for my partner to come and stay with me in australia. May i please know which visa is the right visa for her and what are the required documents and how much i need to pay for application fee. Hope i will receive a best answer. Thanks for your time in reading this. Regards Ganesh
      8. Here is a rundown of events, I am one of those people who were still on a student visa during the time of the 8 February 2010 announcement. I finished uni in July 2010, and applied for a Subclass 485, which was granted in Nov 2011. I had a Skills Assessment with ACS (2231-79) Computing Proffessional (nec). Then managed to secure a job this year in April as a Service Desk Analyst. The primary aim of having a Subclass 485, as the gvt put it, was so that those who did not qualify for an 885 or 886, would use that opportunity to either find employment or do a Professional Year. My main hurdle is that that the ACS does not consider someone in my position to apply for Skills Assessment as an ICT Support Officer (313112), and at the same time, TRA, which is the assessing authority, requires applicants to posses 3 years work experience, of which 12 months would have been prior to applying for Skills Assessment. My current employer has expressed interest in trying to sponsor me through Subclass 186 or 457, but the Skills Assessment pre-requisite is what is giving me nightmares. I dont know what would be expected of me, if I am on a visa that allows me to spend at least a year gaining work experience, yet when it comes to applying for a subsequent visa, the bar is set so high, you can only but wonder whether 485 was meant to be the end of the road. Any ideas on alternative pathway, would be much appreciated.
      9. Hey everyone, Just looking for some help regarding the visa situation I'm in- currently on a Bridging Visa A while I wait for my Skilled Graduate 485 to be processed (about a year from what I've heard) that I lodged last week. I did an Advanced Diploma in Business Management that lasted 2 years and ended in Sept 2011. At the time I was using a Migration Agent who said to keep studying until I got sponsorship as I wasn't eligible for the 485 at the time (I actually was!!!) so I went on to do a Cert IV in Marketing just to stay in Aus and completed that in June this year. It was only recently that I found out I was eligible for the 485 AND the 885 PR visa but both require you to have completed the 2 year study requirement of a Diploma or Adv Dip within previous 6 months before applying. Ideally I should have applied before March and all would have been good but just wondering how strict they are about these things? I mean, I did two and a half years study in Aus so if anything I'm overcompensating in this area! I'm hoping that by the time the processing of the 485 of a year or more comes around that I'll have a backup plan in place. I moved to WA to increase the likelihood of obtaining Regional Visa or sponsorship just in case. In short- I studied longer than necessary for the "2 year study in Aus" requirement so don't think I'm eligible for the 485 or 885 and looking for alternatives. I have a degree in Psychology that was recognized by VETASSES and this allowed me to apply for SOL of Human Resources Advisor but with no experience. I'm a native English speaker so can do IELTS and get the extra 20 points which would give me 75 points altogether for the 885 application if I get the 5 points for the 2 year study requirement. Anybody been in a position similar to this at all? Thanks in advance, Alex :smile:
      10. Having attained an MBA in Sydney back in Dec 2010, I submitted my application for a 485 Graduate visa in May 2011 but found out today that the application was refused because I'd exceeded the 6-month application window allowed by one week. The delay was the only reason the visa was refused. I'm now in the process of submitting an appeal to the tribunal board, and I wondered if anyone else has experience in dealing with the tribunal board? I've heard that they always uphold the decision made by Dept of Immigration unless THEY have made a mistake. Is this true? Is there no option for leniency on their part even though the late submission was a genuine mistake on my part? Also, am I still able to apply for a different visa while my appeal is heard?? Trying to find any avenue possible to stay in Australia which I now consider my new home. Any advice/suggestions would be much appreciated. And don't worry, I'm not expecting legal advice, just hoping to hear from anyone who has gone through something similar. :cool:
      11. Hey Guys, Just about to go on a 487 Visa that has been in the pipeline for nearly 2 years now. But I'm not too sure whether I should swap it with the current 485 Visa. Here are my questions: - How does the new regulation of including Perth into a regional area affect my personal situation (single, no dependents) - Would I have to continue to live in regional WA for two more years and work for one year full time before I can get sponsored by an employer - Can I also be nominated by a Perth based employer anytime after the grant and work within the metropolitan area - Is it possible and/or needed to be sponsored in my nominated occupation (Personnel Consultant/now: Recruitment Consultant). Can I also be sponsored in a different but commerce related occupation (e.g. Occupational health adviser, management consultant, human resources admin etc.) - Is employment sponsorship within WA regional and metropolitan now both under Visa subclass 857 - Would you advise to keep current 485 Visa (expires Dec 2012) or change to 485 Visa. Thank you very much in advance. You guys help is very much appreciated!! Best Regards, Australia12
      12. 485 visa and work

        When someone applies for 485 visa, would they be able to work straight away while waiting for visa to be granted? Does Diac issue some sort of bridging visa maybe, or does applicant have to wait until 485 is granted, and what is the time frame for granting this visa?
      13. Visa 485

        I studied in australia for 2years (2006-2008) and came back to my hometown in Sept,2009. I dont have any valid visa for australia at present. Now, i want to go back to australia as i am eligible for Visa 485,but i dont want to study. So, Do i need to go back on a new student visa or can i go on a tourist visa and then apply for visa 485 onshore ?? Please Help.
      14. As an ex international student, I have been through the rigmarole of studying and applying for the 485 Skilled Grad visa, working as a cook and going through the Job Ready Programme. Recently Perth was reclassified as a regional area but only for the purposes of a limited amount of visas. As someone of 43 years old, I fall 5 points short of the passmark for migration, and needed the points that studying and living in Perth for 3 years would have given me. I passed my IELTS at 9 across the board, giving me 20 points for superior English but that isn't getting me very far. I'm becoming depressed. I've done everything I have been told to do, yet by the time I can look at applying for residency I will have been pushed over the age threshold. Its been 3 years of drudgery and constant paying out for immigration processes that become obsolete with every change of rules, which is about every 3 months on average. I've invested so much, not just in financial terms but in blood, sweat and tears. Is there any way at all I can work around this? It seems after so long doing this there should be some way. Employer sponsors aren't that easy to find, as most of the worthwhile jobs require you to have PR already. My previous employer was in fact interested in sponsoring me once the RSMS status had been accorded to Perth but I had to work with someone who (I'm fairly convinced) was a clinical sociopath and I couldn't stand it and left. A 457 visa is a slave visa in this industry, and the moral objections I have to it would see me rather go home than be owned like that. Help, I'm drowning in a sea of frustration and angst!
      15. Advice please - 485 to 885

        Hi, I am hoping someone can give me some advice here. We are on my partners Graduate 485 visa which is due to expire in a few weeks time. She is a hairdresser which she studied for here in 2007-2009, and as she got the 485 before they changed the points system show is eligible to apply for an 885 on the old points system. Unfortunately we have hit a stumbling block.... the IELTS!! :no: She needed a 7 in each band to get the 25 points she needs to get 120 points, but the reading section is catching her out every time and she has only got a 6.5 there. We have no time to do anymore IELTS and all other options are not viable (employee,state etc). My question is, if we put in for PR (885) with her current 110 points and 6 average IELTS score, will it go into processing until it is assigned a case worker in 2/3 years time or will the points be checked at the time of application and instantly be refused as she does not have the 120? Also, could we add a 7 IELTS score at a later date? (I think this is a no but I did read somewhere that you could). Any help or advice with this or even any other avenues that I haven't yet thought of would be great to hear. Thanks, Tom
      16. Hi Guys! How are you all doing? It was hailing here yesterday but I still love this country!:biggrin: However, I do have a question or two and hope that you guys are able to enlighten me. I came over here with a Student Visa. I was confirmed a place in Jan 2010 and as per IMMI, I can only apply for the student visa 3 months before the course starts. Therefore, as at 18 Feb 2010, I was still waiting to apply for a student visa. So, that means I won't be able to apply for the Skilled – Graduate (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 485) after I completed my 2 year of studies, right? Some people are telling me to apply for the 485 in Dec 2010. So, I am confused. What other options can I go for? Currently I one year of paid working experience in the arena of my study ( 20 hours per week). That means, by the time I graduate, I will have 2 years of work experience. Thanks so much! Cheers, JP
      17. Hi guys, I applied for my 485 VISA in August 2010 (using old SOL with transitional arrangement) and now I'm ready to apply for 885 VISA with occupation in new SOL. It's almost a year since my application for 485 and I deadly want it now so that I can apply for 885 before DIAC decides to make their moves again! Is there a way to get them notice my 485 application? I've used all necessary means (phone, email, and even an agent) but there is no success so far. Some of my friends told me that I just need to call them and say I'm ready to apply for 885 and they would assess my 485 application right away. Has anybody here done that? I'm pretty much appreciated for your comments, hints and tips. Many thanks.
      18. Hello. I have completed the Bachelor of IT, major in Network Services, at the Central Queensland University. It is an ACS accredited course. Here is a link to the degree: handbook.cqu.edu.au/Handbook/programs_4.jsp?s=4&code=CQ18 I took the following courses: Core: Conceptual Foundations of Computing Computer Hardware Fundamentals Professional and Technical Communication Ethics and Social Issues Programming Fundamentals Software Fundamentals Java Programming Visual Programming System Analysis and Design System Development Information Systems Project Managements Objects and Data Structures Database Use and Design Data Communications Network Services specialization: System Administration Operating Systems Networks Information Security Electives: Human Computer Interaction (from Application Development major) Database Application Development (from Application Development major) Statistics Principles of Economics Business Finance Macroeconomics Now, I am looking at SOL and I don't see Networking there, there are the following: 261111 ICT BUSINESS ANALYST 261112 SYSTEMS ANALYST 261311 ANALYST PROGRAMMER 261312 DEVELOPER PROGRAMMER 261313 SOFTWARE ENGINEER My main question is what occupation should I choose for Skill Assessment with ACS? I may fall under the Transitional Arrangements from 8th of February 2010, as I was studying in this course at that point in time under 573, although it was a different visa number since I had to extend it this year. If my understanding is correct, I should also fall under: 135111 Chief Information Officer 261111 ICT Business Analyst 261112 Systems Analyst 261311 Analyst Programmer 261312 Developer Programmer 261313 Software Engineer 261314 Software Tester 261399 Software and Applications Programmers nec 262111 Database Administrator 262112 ICT Security Specialist 262113 Systems Administrator 263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer 263113 Network Analyst
      19. Hi, In January 2010 we applied for a 485 Graduate Visa after completing 2 years study as a Commercial Cook, when I called Immigration to check something, they advised I was able to apply for GSM as had completed the TRA + had all the docs ready to go. Therefore on 7 feb 2010, we applied for GSM 886 Sponsor, I know that we are in for a wait + this wait is unlimited ( I/We can only pray that our visa's are not canecelled as there was a threat of it happening! ) Anyway, I receieved an email today stating we had been assigned a case officer for the 485. I was somewhat confused as thought the 886 superseeded the 485 visa, they were requesting extra docs, such as new medical/AFP as obviusly they had expired since we ap;plied over 12 months ago. We are on a bridging visa now, I asked what the benefit was to still applying for the 485, or should we infact just void this one + wait for the 886. She said that we could do that + stay on a bridging visa but we cant leave the country - unless we apply for bridging visa B ( I did this last year for a trip back to the UK for a family emergency ) My question is, are there any other reasons we would benefit by going onto this 485 Visa, as far as I can see its just more expense for the medicals/AFP when we will prob have to do this again in however long its going to take for us to be looked at for the PR visa. I really hope this makes sense - so long winded! I just do not want to jeopardise the Perm visa in anyway + need to know that if we cancelt eh 485 we are not making a problem for ourselves somehow! Any advice is very very much appreciated. Regards Gemma
      20. 485 visa processing time

        Has anyone got 485 visa granted recently? If yes when did you lodge the application. Looking at the DIAC's processing. The 485 application hasn't moved further from 22 December 2009? Thanks
      21. Hi all, Im very new in this forum. I really need some help. Im applying graduate visa 485 and i have banking finance major (just graduate) and i need VETASSESS to assess my qualification for TR. The thing is i dont know which SOL is suit me. I dont have any experiences. Could anyone please help me which one should i choose? Can i choose internal audit???? i think that is the closest one if im not wrong. Thank you very much..=)
      22. Hi everyone,:unsure: I have several questions regarding my eligibility for a graduate visa 485. I did a bachelor of commerce in marketing in Feb 2009 and finished in Nov 2009. In Feb 2010 i cont'd on to study a masters of arts in Journalism and now in June 2011 i am about to complete my course and get my results sometime next mth. Both marketing and journalism are no longer in the SOL but i held a student visa on or before Feb 2010 so i am eligible to apply for a 485. I have several questions regarding that. 1. The IMMI says that students that don't qualify the 2 year study requirement may either study something else that is of higher level than what they previously did or take extra subjects that would contribute to the current course but both has to be closely related to their current course and job that is being nominated on the SOL. My question is does marketing and journalism qualify as closely related? i called up the immigration and an officer told me i qualify but in my forms i need to justify to the IMMI why i believe they're both related is that true? 2. Initially i was planning to apply for a 485 on the basis of marketing being nominated as my job on the SOL but i realised that i held a student visa before 8th of Feb 2010 however i completed the course in Nov 2009 and in order to qualify i need to apply for the 485 not longer than 6mths after i graduate so that means i can't apply under marketing as my nominated job? 3. If marketing is not possible for me i will then apply on the basis of journalism as my nominated job however i will only be getting my results etc. somewhere in July and my student visa expires on the 30th of August. I know that the skills assessment will take about 8 weeks but will it speed the process up if i submit the form of urgency stating my student visa will expire soon? and if i still have to wait 8 weeks will i be alright to submit the application of 485 with all the IELTS, police clearance, identification etc but along with just a receipt from Vetassess stating that i am waiting for an outcome of the skill assessment? If i am not mistaken i have 28 days after my application is lodged for me to produce all the documents before my application is being rejected am i right? I do hope that anyone on here could shed some lights for me on this issues as it is pretty urgent and i really want to con't living and staying in Australia with my Aussie partner. Thanks for reading and any advice is highly appreciated. Melissa
      23. 485 applications not moving!!!

        Hi guys, Does anyone know if they are going to speed up 485 visas after July 1? It says that the priority processing for 485 will end after June 30. I lodged my application in Aug 2010 but my occupation is on the Jul 2011 list- was just wondering if they are going to speed up the process at all!
      24. Hi, I had lodged the 485 visa on 12 December 2010. According the current scenario the processing times for 485 is more than 10 months possibly 14 months or more. After getting 485 granted , i have to got through the state sponsorship which may take 2 months to be granted. Will i be able to apply for the 885 visa before July 2012? If not what are the possibilities of getting 885 visa granted through the new selection migration model ??? I am totally confused and shattered !!!
      25. Hi all, I completed a Bach. of Engineering (Electrical) on 7 Dec '10 and qualified by Engineers Australia (skill assessment agent) as Electronics Engineer (included in SOL). My visa expired on 15 Mar. '11 and I applied for Subclass 485 (TR) on 12 March '11. Then applied for Subclass 886 (PR) with assistance of my relative in Sydney on 13 June '11. Does anyone know which one will process quicker information given by immi is pretty confusing to me...:mad: In fact, I'm a little bit doubtful too as to whether I am eligible for 886 since it is said that it is for people who graduated in the past six months; while I also see somewhere that says people who held a student visa in the past six month may be eligible too... Anyways, it would be sweet if any of you who have a similar case to me could give me some idea :smile: Thank you very much in advance!!!:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy: Schwarz
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