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  1. http://www.border.gov.au/WorkinginAustralia/Documents/reforms-australia-permanent-employer-sponsored-migration-programme.pdf 457 visa holders and progressing to a permanent residency visa following today's announcements: see this factsheet from the Department of Immigration. Best regards.
  2. Dear All, I just noticed that my occupation have showed up on the recent SMP of SA as "off-list" occupation. Does it mean that SA finally treated all applicants who were granted state sponosrhip back in 2009 and we will get normal priority? Pls confirm me if you are sure, that we are now moved from new Cat 5 to new Cat 3. If so, this is SO BRILLIANT NEWS, isn't it??!! :wub:I was feeling so sick having the state sponsorship of SA and be in the lowest priority all the time! This is the quote from DIAC web site: Applications from people who are applying under the RSMS are processed as priority group 1. Those applying under the ENS are processed as priority group 2. Applications from people who are nominated by a state or territory government agency with a nominated occupation that is specified on the state or territory's state migration plan receive the third highest level of priority processing..... As a transitional arrangement, applicants who were nominated by a state or territory government for an 'off-list' occupation prior to the implementation of state migration plans will also receive processing under priority group 3. http://www.immi.gov.au/media/fact-sh...ty_skilled.htm Please let me know.. Thank you in advance Nata :hug:
  3. xTINKSx

    Skilled Occupations List

    On the SOL there are some occupations that have "similar occupations" quoted under the same occupation number. Does anyone know whether these similar occupations are still classed as being on the SOL. E.G. 4983-11 Jeweller - similar occupations Gem Setter, Ring Maker. My OH has been a Gem Setter for over 20 years. We have to apply to the TRA for skills recognition and we are not sure what angle to go with this. Do you know whether to say hes a Gem Setter or Jeweller that specialises in Gem Setting. Has anyone come across this with their occupation or know how immigration and the TRA acknowledge the similar occupation. I emailed the London office a few days ago with the same question but to date they havent come back to me. Your comments would be greatly appreciated. Regards. Tinks x
  4. My husband is a plumber/gasfitter and is just starting out the process for 175. I've seen on other threads that its easier to go down the 'gasfitter' route as its quicker and cheaper than doing the 'plumber' route. I've just noticed on the Vetassess website that gasfitter isnt listed as the nominated occupation list and when Ive gone onto the Australia.immi website the gasfitter and plumber are under the same number on the SOL. All v.confusing. It looks as though you cannot apply for gasfitter it has to be plumber. Correct me if Im wrong??
  5. Dear All, I just noticed that my occupation have showed up on the recent SMP of SA as "off-list" occupation. ( i have received SS back in 2009). Does it mean that SA finally treated all applicants who were granted state sponosrhip back in 2009 and we will get normal priority? Pls confirm me if you are sure, that we are now moved from new Cat 5 to new Cat 3. If so, this is SO BRILLIANT NEWS, isn't it??!! :rolleyes::wub:I was feeling so sick having the state sponsorship of SA and be in the lowest priority! This is the quote from DIAC web site: Applications from people who are applying under the RSMS are processed as priority group 1. Those applying under the ENS are processed as priority group 2. Applications from people who are nominated by a state or territory government agency with a nominated occupation that is specified on the state or territory's state migration plan receive the third highest level of priority processing..... As a transitional arrangement, applicants who were nominated by a state or territory government for an 'off-list' occupation prior to the implementation of state migration plans will also receive processing under priority group 3. http://www.immi.gov.au/media/fact-sh...ty_skilled.htm Please let me know.. Thank you in advance Nata :hug:
  6. Hi, Could anyone tell me how long it takes for SBM Unit (for ACT State Sponsorship) to verify a "limited" occupation? They require me to send them via email the following: 1) Current CV 2) Current Skills Assessment 3) IELTS results with 8 overall and 8 in speaking 4) Evidence of sufficient employment opportunities in ACT for your nominated occupation I am just awaiting the skills assessment from Vetassess the rest is ready to be sent off. Unfortunately they do not specify how long it takes for them to verify the "limited" occupation and you can only apply for state sponsorship after this has been granted. Many thanks.
  7. Guest

    has anyone here ever...

    has anyone here ever gotten re-evaluated for two or more occupations by the same agency? For instance, I have been working with the same company for many years (since I was a kid, in fact) with many different responsibilities. My duties encompass a lot and have changed over time. Long story short, I would like to submit my application for assessment, but considering the fact that July 1 is quickly approaching, I am afraid they may replace the SOL to accommodate the new system and my occupation may be removed. If this is the case, I may be able to apply for another occupation, but I'm afraid the agency may look at that with a bit of suspicion. I want to wait, but my supervisors have already written the recommendations and I dont' want these to be old and dated. At the same time, I don't want to waste money on a useless positive assessment (if that should be the case) Any thoughts, or opinions?:idea:
  8. It has been annonced that certain occupations have reached their planning limit for this year and have now been removed from the SSML. 221112 - Management Accountant 232412 - Illustrator 233612 - Petroleum Engineer 272511- Social Worker 331213 – Joiner 411213 - Dental Technician State Migration Plan South Australia :: Make The Move
  9. Hi all! I have been looking into the possibility of migrating to Australia for better opportunities and lifestyle. I currently work in an office in the logistics industry and therefore am not on the SOL list. I am a university graduate with a batchelors degree but this is not in engineering and therefore I cannot migrate on that. Has anyone else been in this situation? I had thought about going over on a working holiday visa and maybe getting sponsored by an employer. As I understand that requires the role to be on the employer nominated sol list (ENSOL) which seem to have high salaries, i.e. jobs that would require alot of experience. Has anyone gone out on a working holiday visa and gained a sponsorship?? Or am I doomed to the UK lifestyle unless I get a skill on the list!! any help would be appriciated! Dave
  10. The December 2010 Quarter Clarius Skills Index to learn more about the latest labour demand and supply in Australia. following are top 10: 1. Metal Tradespersons 2. Chefs 3. Automotive Tradespersons 4. Hairdressers 5. Food Tradespersons 6. Wood Tradespersons 7. Construction Tradespersons 8. Computing Professionals 9. Building and Engineering Professionals 10. Auditors
  11. Hi, read this on another thread and thought people may find it of interest. SA have removed some occuaptions from their skills list. State Migration Plan South Australia :: Make The Move Just to note it clearly states that even those applications that have been submitted with all documentation will NOT be processed. Best wishes to all.
  12. Go Matilda - Your Gateway to Australia - News Go Matilda comment on the situation for those with trade skills. I believe that many who are at the start of the application process really ought to commit to the skills assessment process straightaway - before the SMPs are published - if they are to have half a chance at being in a position to apply for a skilled visa before the anticipated new points test comes into effect. If they don't commit in the very near future - and yes, spend some money - I think it quite possible they will run out of time. Remember how long WA and QLD were taking to process Sponsorship applications 9 months ago? I feel sure there are going to be large numbers applying to these States as and when their SMPs are published. Best regards.
  13. Go Matilda - Your Gateway to Australia - News Go Matilda News article on ACT SMP, including list of skilled occupations. Best regards.
  14. libbysmum

    OLD Victoria SS occupations.

    Just wanting to get an idea of how many, if any, occupations have been left out of the new Victoria SMP in comparison to the old list (prior to the sponsorship suspension back in June-ish). It's probably unlikely but does anyone have a copy of the old list to post up here? If not, anyone who is already sponsored by VIC under the old system who's occupation is not on the new list, can you please let us know here??
  15. I am posting this for a friend who is looking at moving to Australia via the 457 route. I have looked at this on the DIAC website but can't see which occupations list you need to be on to be able to apply. Does anyone know which schedule this is please?
  16. Hi all just been on SA web,they up dated and removed 4 more occupations,that have reached the quota.
  17. Thought this may be of some use to some. immigration sa have a interim state sponsorship list. Maybe this will reflect the long awaited SMP. General skilled migration :: Make The Move tomtom
  18. Guest

    SMP occupations queensland

    Does anyone know if nurses will be on queensland state migration plan.
  19. The AIM has just announced that effective immediately it is changing its criteria for management occupations to the following: Criteria for a Manager for the Purpose of Migration The Australian Institute of Management is contracted as an assessing authority by the Australian Government to assess senior management skills for applicants for the purpose of skilled migration to Australia. Managers are assessed against these criteria and not the functions of the general managerial occupations, as set out in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO). Guidelines are based on the level of work experience, training and qualifications achieved. To satisfy these requirements applicants must hold a senior management position and for your information the criteria used are as follows: Corporate General Manager [111211] A proven record of top management achievement over a continuous period of at least three (3) years in a position such as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, President, General Manager or equivalent position. These position titles infer that the applicant: · Holds or has held the most senior management position within the organisation · Is the owner of the business; or directly reports to the owner/s of the business, usually through a Board of Directors; or reports directly to the responsible political Minister/Secretary if the applicant works in the public sector; or is a senior management consultant providing advice to client organisations at Board or equivalent level; · Is wholly responsible for achieving the organisation’s financial and strategic outcomes; · Would normally have had a proven and successful experience in a functional area of management prior to being appointed to the top job; · Has the final decision making authority over a wide range of responsibilities through delegation to several subordinates who would be eligible for assessment as senior functional managers under the criteria outlined below; Sales and Marketing Manager [131112], Human Resource Manager [132311], Engineering Manager [133211], and Supply and Distribution Manager [133611] A proven record in a senior functional management position over a continuous period of at least three (3) years, requiring the delegation of authority to several other managers/supervisors who themselves hold positions requiring the delegation of work to several other subordinates in supervisory, technical or skilled positions. These position titles infer that the applicant: · Holds the most senior management position within the applicant’s functional area of responsibility within the organisation; · Reports directly to the owner/s of the business; or reports directly to the CEO/senior decision maker within the organisation; or reports directly to the Department Head if the applicant works within the public sector; or is a senior management consultant providing advice to client organisations at CEO or equivalent level; · Has the final decision making authority over his/her functional responsibilities plus additional authority through subordinate managers in a range of broader responsibilities such as strategy and long range planning, finance, administration and public relations; · Is wholly responsible for achieving his/her functional outcomes within the organisation; · Would normally have had a proven and successful experience in broad range of responsibilities in management prior to being appointed to the top functional job; For all of the above occupations including the Corporate General Manager, the years of experience may be reduced if the applicant has qualifications in management studies or business administration assessed as comparable to an Australian Bachelor, Post Graduate or Master degree, or in a discipline relevant to the field in which the manager is working. This applies where the qualification concerned has been completed immediately prior to, or within the relevant time frame of years of management experience being assessed. The Country Education Profiles prepared by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition are the basis for an educational assessment. The complexity and size of the organisation will influence the assessment. The larger the organisation, the greater would be the responsibilities of the senior managers. Applicants will normally require senior management experience across a diverse range of functional areas including managerial authority over subordinates who are also at a management level. A manager at a senior level would also have a high level of discretionary decision making authority. Senior managers tend to manage departments servicing the overall operations of the organisation and where delegation to several subordinate managers involved in specific but related functions is required. The critical components in applying these criteria are the breadth and depth of the applicant’s own managerial responsibilities and those of the subordinate managers reporting directly to the applicant. The issue is that the organisational chart shows that the applicant supervises a number of direct reporting managers. The criteria for recognition as having skills equivalent to that of a senior manager make it clear that the person must be responsible for a range of organisational functions and to have such responsibilities at a level which is concerned with strategy and policy across the whole organisation, and not just operations. Our assessment is based upon a review of an entire career history, but with an emphasis on the immediate past three (3) years, and satisfactory evidence is sought of managerial progression through increased authority and responsibility of each position thereby demonstrating a period of sustained success. Good luck to all who sail in her. Cheers, George Lombard
  20. The AIM has just announced that effective immediately it is changing its criteria for management occupations to the following: Criteria for a Manager for the Purpose of Migration The Australian Institute of Management is contracted as an assessing authority by the Australian Government to assess senior management skills for applicants for the purpose of skilled migration to Australia. Managers are assessed against these criteria and not the functions of the general managerial occupations, as set out in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO). Guidelines are based on the level of work experience, training and qualifications achieved. To satisfy these requirements applicants must hold a senior management position and for your information the criteria used are as follows: Corporate General Manager [111211] A proven record of top management achievement over a continuous period of at least three (3) years in a position such as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, President, General Manager or equivalent position. These position titles infer that the applicant: · Holds or has held the most senior management position within the organisation · Is the owner of the business; or directly reports to the owner/s of the business, usually through a Board of Directors; or reports directly to the responsible political Minister/Secretary if the applicant works in the public sector; or is a senior management consultant providing advice to client organisations at Board or equivalent level; · Is wholly responsible for achieving the organisation’s financial and strategic outcomes; · Would normally have had a proven and successful experience in a functional area of management prior to being appointed to the top job; · Has the final decision making authority over a wide range of responsibilities through delegation to several subordinates who would be eligible for assessment as senior functional managers under the criteria outlined below; Sales and Marketing Manager [131112], Human Resource Manager [132311], Engineering Manager [133211], and Supply and Distribution Manager [133611] A proven record in a senior functional management position over a continuous period of at least three (3) years, requiring the delegation of authority to several other managers/supervisors who themselves hold positions requiring the delegation of work to several other subordinates in supervisory, technical or skilled positions. These position titles infer that the applicant: · Holds the most senior management position within the applicant’s functional area of responsibility within the organisation; · Reports directly to the owner/s of the business; or reports directly to the CEO/senior decision maker within the organisation; or reports directly to the Department Head if the applicant works within the public sector; or is a senior management consultant providing advice to client organisations at CEO or equivalent level; · Has the final decision making authority over his/her functional responsibilities plus additional authority through subordinate managers in a range of broader responsibilities such as strategy and long range planning, finance, administration and public relations; · Is wholly responsible for achieving his/her functional outcomes within the organisation; · Would normally have had a proven and successful experience in broad range of responsibilities in management prior to being appointed to the top functional job; For all of the above occupations including the Corporate General Manager, the years of experience may be reduced if the applicant has qualifications in management studies or business administration assessed as comparable to an Australian Bachelor, Post Graduate or Master degree, or in a discipline relevant to the field in which the manager is working. This applies where the qualification concerned has been completed immediately prior to, or within the relevant time frame of years of management experience being assessed. The Country Education Profiles prepared by the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition are the basis for an educational assessment. The complexity and size of the organisation will influence the assessment. The larger the organisation, the greater would be the responsibilities of the senior managers. Applicants will normally require senior management experience across a diverse range of functional areas including managerial authority over subordinates who are also at a management level. A manager at a senior level would also have a high level of discretionary decision making authority. Senior managers tend to manage departments servicing the overall operations of the organisation and where delegation to several subordinate managers involved in specific but related functions is required. The critical components in applying these criteria are the breadth and depth of the applicant’s own managerial responsibilities and those of the subordinate managers reporting directly to the applicant. The issue is that the organisational chart shows that the applicant supervises a number of direct reporting managers. The criteria for recognition as having skills equivalent to that of a senior manager make it clear that the person must be responsible for a range of organisational functions and to have such responsibilities at a level which is concerned with strategy and policy across the whole organisation, and not just operations. Our assessment is based upon a review of an entire career history, but with an emphasis on the immediate past three (3) years, and satisfactory evidence is sought of managerial progression through increased authority and responsibility of each position thereby demonstrating a period of sustained success. Good luck to all who sail in her. Cheers, George Lombard
  21. ptlabs

    IT Occupations and the new SOL

    Hi all, Gill (our ever-helpful moderator) has asked me to pen a few lines to try to explain the situation for IT professionals in the new post-1 July 2010 world. A summary of which IT occupation is on the new SOL and which one is not on the new SOL here: Ptlabs Consulting - IT Occupations. Existing overseas students currently studying IT in Australia will, in general, need to nominate an occupation on the new SOL to stand a chance of getting permanent residence. This change which was brought in in 1 July 2010 has obviously caused a fair bit of confusion and nervousness amongst overseas students who are not yet in a position to apply for a skilled permanent visa. Aspiring migrants who are overseas who plan to apply for a skilled visa will need to have an occupation on the new SOL. Alternatively, state migration plans (SMP) may offer a separate pathway to those whose occupations are not on the new SOL. However, SMPs are not expected to be published until Sept 2010 at the earliest due to the upcoming Australian federal elections. Applicants who have previously obtained a ASCO-based ACS result may need to apply for a review (if the result was issued between 1 May 2010 and 30 June 2010) or apply for a new skills assessment if the result was issued before 1 May 2010. If the latter, the new application will be based on the current 1 July 2010 ACS guidelines. DIAC has issued an "endorsed" mapping between ASCO and ANZSCO codes, which includes some IT occupations. Anyone holding a 2231-79 whether including MODL or not will not automatically map into an new SOL occupation. This means if you hold such a 2231-79 result, you will need to go back to the ACS for a new skills assessment application or for a review to "translate" the ASCO code into an appropriate ANZSCO code. There is no automatic/default mapping for 2231-79 to an SOL ANZSCO code as 2231-79 was used to place a multitude of IT sub-occupations in the past. There are clearly a number of competent registered migration agents who are active on this forum. I would urge anyone in an IT occupation who is thinking about applying for a skilled visa to seriously consider engaging the professional assistance of such an agent, especially one who is IT aware, as the complexity of an ACS-related skilled visa application has risen significantly from 1 July 2010. Regards Peter
  22. Just read in the website NSW website that they have a new list of occupations for sponsorship. See the link at Skilled Sponsored Migration: Business Migration: Industry & Investment NSW The list was narrowed down into less that 5 occupations per sector and it is now categorized in the ANZSCO codes!!! They did not indicate if its their SMP list already ..but if it is already, the SMP list is quite few! Could this be their SMP??!!!!! I hope not!!I am NSW sponsored lodged my application last Oct 2009 , but my occupation is now not included in the new list of occupations they just released :arghh:
  23. Clarius Skills Index June 2010 Quarter Tue, Jul, 27 2010 The June quarter Clarius Skills Index shows that already there is an emerging skills shortage across several occupations and the availability of skilled workers may become an issue for Australia in the near future. The top 10.... 1 Chefs 2 Metal Tradespersons 3 Construction Tradespersons 4 Automotive Tradespersons 5 Building and Engineering Associate Professionals 6 Computing Professionals 7 Building and Engineering Professionals 8 Food Tradespersons 9 Science Professionals 10 Health Professionals
  24. ptlabs

    IT Occupations and the new SOL

    Hi all, Gill (our ever-helpful moderator) has asked me to pen a few lines to try to explain the situation for IT professionals in the new post-1 July 2010 world. A summary of which IT occupation is on the new SOL and which one is not on the new SOL here: Ptlabs Consulting - IT Occupations. Existing overseas students currently studying IT in Australia will, in general, need to nominate an occupation on the new SOL to stand a chance of getting permanent residence. This change which was brought in in 1 July 2010 has obviously caused a fair bit of confusion and nervousness amongst overseas students who are not yet in a position to apply for a skilled permanent visa. Aspiring migrants who are overseas who plan to apply for a skilled visa will need to have an occupation on the new SOL. Alternatively, state migration plans (SMP) may offer a separate pathway to those whose occupations are not on the new SOL. However, SMPs are not expected to be published until Sept 2010 at the earliest due to the upcoming Australian federal elections. Applicants who have previously obtained a ASCO-based ACS result may need to apply for a review (if the result was issued between 1 May 2010 and 30 June 2010) or apply for a new skills assessment if the result was issued before 1 May 2010. If the latter, the new application will be based on the current 1 July 2010 ACS guidelines. DIAC has issued an "endorsed" mapping between ASCO and ANZSCO codes, which includes some IT occupations. Anyone holding a 2231-79 whether including MODL or not will not automatically map into an new SOL occupation. This means if you hold such a 2231-79 result, you will need to go back to the ACS for a new skills assessment application or for a review to "translate" the ASCO code into an appropriate ANZSCO code. There is no automatic/default mapping for 2231-79 to an SOL ANZSCO code as 2231-79 was used to place a multitude of IT sub-occupations in the past. There are clearly a number of competent registered migration agents who are active on this forum. I would urge anyone in an IT occupation who is thinking about applying for a skilled visa to seriously consider engaging the professional assistance of such an agent, especially one who is IT aware, as the complexity of an ACS-related skilled visa application has risen significantly from 1 July 2010. Regards Peter
  25. Guest

    IT occupations off new list...

    Hi, Just wondered if there's anyone who has had their migration chances severely slashed due to the IT occupations being taken off the new list? We were planning to get in on SAP or IT project management but these aren't on the list anymore. Gutted! Let's hope they realise they still aren't fulfilling their critical skills demand and put the IT professions back on! And soon.
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