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(around 10,000) Priority 4 cases in the 2011/2012 program year

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some good news for cat 4.:jiggy:


23rd May 2011

Iscah News EXTRA

We just had attended a presentation by DIAC in Perth and the following interesting titbits were discussed.

Company visas

A discussion paper will be out in June 2011 for a possible June 2012 implementation.

It will hopefully lead to simpler second stage (ENS and RSMS) processing.

New 1st July 2011 Skilled Points Test

- Passmark still expected to be 65 points

- Some of the work experience may be gained in a longer period (up to 10 years now although the slides don’t seem to reflect what is currently on DIACs website)

- The IELTS regime of having to have results at the time of decision (rather than application) will likely remain the status quo.

- Skills assessing bodies will be responsible for assessing whether a person’s work was at the required level DIAC require (this is a very big change).

- DIAC expect to finalise all Priority 2, all Priority 3, and some (around 10,000) Priority 4 cases in the 2011/2012 program year. These priority 4 cases will start with the oldest first, which are likely to be pre September 2007 onshore skilled visas

- The 485 visa is likely to remain in its current format

- Any fraudulent document or deliberately misleading information presented with an application can lead to a 3 year ban on any other visa, including for family members.

More information as we get it

Cheers and enjoy the week


Iscah Migration


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Guest jilkfree1978

Good news for the 10,000 as for the rest it looks like it will cap and cease, or we will be waiting for 6 years or more, thanks for the info.

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Sounds like good news is finally on it's way.


Does anybody know how many Cat 4's there are? Could we assume that an Oct 08 applicant will fall within the first 10000? Any opinion would be greatly appreciated.



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