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Chemical Engineer, ICT Business Analyst, Software Engineer and more - DIAC stops issuing EoI invitations for Eighteen Occupations for state sponsorship for 190 visas!

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Chemical Engineer, ICT Business Analyst, Software Engineer and more - DIAC stops issuing EoI invitations for Eighteen Occupations for state sponsorship for 190 visas!

We have received a communication from the ACT government which says that DIAC will not issue any further invitations for state sponsored 190 and 489 visas through for these six occupations:

·      Chemical and Materials Engineers;

·      ICT Business and Systems Analysts;

·      Electronics Engineers:

·      Telecommunications Engineering Professionals;

·      Other Engineering Professional; and

·      Software and Applications Programmers.

However, these are in fact occupational unit groups, often repsenting two or more occupations. The total number of occupations that have been effected by DIACs decision to not offer invitation to EoI for subclasses 190 and 489 is eighteen.  The occupations are:

233111 Chemical Engineer 

233112 Materials Engineer

261111 ICT Business Analyst 

261112 Systems Analyst

233411 Electronics Engineer

263311 Telecommunications Engineer

263312 Telecommunications Network Engineer

233911 Aeronautical Engineer 

233912 Agricultural Engineer 

233913 Biomedical Engineer 

233914 Engineering Technologist 

233915 Environmental Engineer 

233916 Naval Architect (Aus) / Marine Designer (NZ) 

233999 Engineering Professionals nec

261311 Analyst Programmer 

261312 Developer Programmer 

261313 Software Engineer 

261399 Software and Applications Programmers nec

If you have an application a state sponsorship application in process, then you may need to look at alternatives.   Contact the Sponsoring body to check the status of your application.

Sources:  ACT Government, Migration Institute of Australia

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This information isaccurate on the 7 August 2013.  

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