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Changes to the Skilled Occupations List - Occupations Added

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The Australian (one of the two Australian national newspapers) is reporting today that chefs, bricklayers and tilers are to be added to the SOL:

 

Coalition opens way for foreign chefs, brickies

 

"THOUSANDS of foreign chefs, bricklayers and tilers will no longer have to be sponsored by employers to obtain permanent visas, as the Abbott government eases skilled migration rules to address alleged labour shortages.

 

Under changes backed by business groups, the three professions have been added to the Skilled Occupation List from July, meaning these workers will be able to apply for a permanent visa without requiring a sponsor."

 

More information is here: http://www.gmskilled.com/?p=1023

 

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Managing Director, Go Matilda Visas - www.gomatilda.com

Registered Migration Agent Number 0102534; Registered Tax Agent (Australia)

Chartered Accountant (UK, and Australia)

T - 023 81 66 11 55 (UK) or 03 9935 2929 (Australia)

E - alan.collett@gomatilda.com

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Hi,

 

I hope they announce the full new SOL soon.

 

I have noticed this sentence in the SBS news:

"The federal government has limited the general skilled migration program at 43,990 skilled visas over the nextarrow-10x10.png financial year." Does this mean that they reduced the number of visas for the year 2014/2015. As far as I know it was 190,000 last year !!

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The entire migration quota for 2013/2014 was 190,000 which included family visas, etc. The skilled independent quota was 44,990 so it's going down by 1,000 visa grants.


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The entire migration quota for 2013/2014 was 190,000 which included family visas, etc. The skilled independent quota was 44,990 so it's going down by 1,000 visa grants.

 

 

That is great, thanks for your clarification :)

 

So hopefully no big changes will happen this year.

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.... which means some applications with priority Group 5 will move higher to Group 4 and finally will be processed....


SS NSW received 11/2009, Vetassess skills assessment reassessed 12/2009, 886 (cat 5) application lodged 03/2010, After 14/07/10 cat 3, CO 28/02/2011, VISA GRANT 02/03/2011

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Only "chef" ? How about "cook"?

most likely the chef including cook anyway, but as occupation list says chef and cook, only well experienced people can apply a visa with sol as "chef"... (If you come to aus and do cer 3 commercial cookery, you are a cook, not chef apparently, which is most international students do for visa sake)

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Only "chef" ? How about "cook"?

most likely the chef including cook anyway, but as occupation list says chef and cook, only well experienced people can apply a visa with sol as "chef"... (If you come to aus and do cer 3 commercial cookery, you are a cook, not chef apparently, which is most international students do for visa sake)

 

Chef and Cook are two completely different occupations.

 

Chef (351311) is an ANZSCO skill level 2 occupation so requires qualifications equivalent to an AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

 

Cook (351411) is an ANZSCO skill level 3 occupation and requires the equivalent of an AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV.

 

Because the two occupations are in different ANZSCO Unit Groups, they're not regarded as 'closely related' occupations so experience gained as a cook can't be claimed as experience as a chef.

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So... Many students do cer 3&4 and diploma of hospitality to fillful 2years school rule(5points), a few of them do advance diploma at tafe or other college too. Are they able to be assessed as chef?

Some university have hospitality unit too, may be more business side tho.

 

im just wondering, if people do this way to get pr, means they have no experience of cooking ... I know not all of them work as chef after pr tho.

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You need a skills assessment and that's the stage where you need work experience to get it. Check TRA website.


SS NSW received 11/2009, Vetassess skills assessment reassessed 12/2009, 886 (cat 5) application lodged 03/2010, After 14/07/10 cat 3, CO 28/02/2011, VISA GRANT 02/03/2011

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The government has announced that three occupations are being added to the Skilled Occupation List, Chefs, Tilers and Bricklayers, and none are being removed.

 

This announcement means that these three occupations can now be the subject of a points tested skilled occupation without needing state sponsorship. Not needing state sponsorship also means losing state sponsorship points, so good luck with your IELTS tests guys.

 

Source: http://www.minister.immi.gov.au/media/mc/2014/mc215271.htm

 

Cheers,

 

George Lombard

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Thanks George.

 

Of equal interest to others - particularly Accountants, whose occupation had been flagged one for possible removal from the SOL - is this one liner from the media release:

No existing occupations are being removed from the SOL.

 

Best regards.

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Registered Migration Agent Number 0102534; Registered Tax Agent (Australia)

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Thanks George.

 

Of equal interest to others - particularly Accountants, whose occupation had been flagged one for possible removal from the SOL - is this one liner from the media release:

No existing occupations are being removed from the SOL.

 

Best regards.

 

Fantastic news. I am now happy to crack on with my English test and applying for recognition of CIMA qualification from CPA.


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Are media releases 100% reliable? I mean, can the Department of Immigration suddenly remove occupations since the new list isn't actually published yet?


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Are media releases 100% reliable? I mean, can the Department of Immigration suddenly remove occupations since the new list isn't actually published yet?

 

And be at odds with what the Assistant Minister has said ...?

 

Improbable.

 

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And be at odds with what the Assistant Minister has said ...?

 

Improbable.

 

Best regards.

 

Good to hear.

 

But politicians do it all the time. And the Minister is a politician.


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So dumbo here needs some clarification.......

 

No flagged occupations are being removed ....am incorrect? Will I be able to sleep now, will My hair stop falling out ?

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