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Rob's Global Talent Independent Visa - GTI in ICT

 

Congratulations to our latest Global Talent Independent client who obtained the subclass 858 visa in 6 to 7 weeks. Rob is now a proud Australian permanent resident and we are delighted to have assisted him with his visa application.

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SkillSelect Invitation Round Results - July & August 2020

SkillSelect Invitation Rounds in July & August 2020

 

Here are the results of the 2 most recent SkillSelect invitation rounds in July and August 2020. Chris Johnston comments on the likely future of the subclass 189 and 491 (family-sponsored) visas in the coming months.

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What are critical skills & sectors? Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List

 

Essential workers are very important to keeping Australia running during the Coronavirus pandemic and to helping people and the economy to recover from the impact of the pandemic. There is a lot of uncertainty about who is and who is not an essential worker.

There is also substantial (though not complete) overlap between the critical sectors and occupations which have been mainstays of the Australian migration program. Existing gaps in the Australian labour market have been highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Interim State Nomination Allocations 2020 - South Australia Given 21% of Total Interim Allocation

Interim State Nomination Allocations 2020 - South Australia Given 21% of Total Interim Allocation

 

Today, 10 September 2020, the interim nomination allocations for 190 visa, 491 visa, 132 visa and 188 visa for 2020 for the different state nomination programs have been released.

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Latest Australian Immigration News - September 2020

September 2020

In the past few weeks, some Australian states and territories have opened for state nomination with limited places. There is a big focus on nominating applicants with 'critical skills' to help Australia's economic recovery post-COVID.

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Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce to Land Big Fish of the Business World

Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce to Land Big Fish of the Business World

The Australian Government has announced that they have created a new taskforce, the “Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce”, to bring business and skills to Australia.

This was announced on ABC News, and repeated by Minister Tudge in a tweet this morning (5 September 2020).

The Shepparton news reported that Peter Dutton told Nine News "It's OK that we've got support in place at the moment with JobKeeper and JobSeeker - that's fine and that's a good thing - but to get to the next stage we need to have investment."

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Priority Migration Skilled Occupation Listm PMSOL - Critical Skills for Australia

Priority Migration Skilled Occupation Listm PMSOL - Critical Skills for Australia

The Australian Government has announced a new skilled list on 2 September 2020 to prioritise occupations which are critical to Australia’s handling and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.


There is a clear focus on the construction, health and ICT sectors.


The Government has indicated that applications under these occupations will be processed more quickly than other occupations.


We expect this to primarily have a large impact on the TSS 482 visa and SESR 494 visa sponsored worker space, as well as for the 189 visa program.

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Move to South Australia Replaces Immigration SA - Requirement Changes

Move to South Australia Replaces Immigration SA - Requirement Changes

Rebrand to “Move to South Australia - Skilled + Business Migration”

https://www.migration.sa.gov.au/ now has a new look.

We noticed that Immigration South Australia has changed its name to Move to South Australia.

New Move to South Australia Logo

Move to South Australia has updated its criteria for interim 491 and 190 nominations to support and prioritise South Australia’s economic recovery and public health response. 

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How to get your trade occupation recognised in Australia: Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) skills assessment

Welder TRA Skills Assessment

 

Trades Recognition Australia, also known as TRA, is the skill assessment authority for trade occupations. For example, occupations such as chefs, bricklayers, electricians and plumbers are all assessed by TRA.

TRA assesses whether the applicant’s qualifications, skills and employments meet Australian standards for migration purposes.

There are several assessment pathways and it is important that you choose the correct one to apply for.

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Global Talent Visa Update: Processing Times, ACS Nominations & Hong Kong

Global Talent Independent Visa Update August 2020

The world is changing quickly and to keep up with it, we have some updates for you on the Global Talent Independent visa.

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