Tasmania state nomination update Aug to Oct 2020

Tasmania Interim visa nomination allocations and priorities August – October 2020

Interim visa nomination allocations and priorities

August – October 2020

What has changed?

The Department of Home Affairs has issued an interim allocation of subclass 491, 190, 188 and 132 visa nomination places to states and territories. These allocations will be updated after the 2020-21 Federal Budget is handed down in October.

The Department of Home Affairs has directed that until this time, all nominations must be justifiable in relation to their likely contribution to Australia’s economic recovery, and follow three priorities:

  1. High quality subclass 188 and 132 (Business Innovation and Investment Program) nomination applications.
  2. Applicants critical to supporting Tasmania’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including individuals providing critical or specialist medical services, critical skills required to maintain the supply of essential goods and services, or delivering services in sectors critical to Australia’s economic recovery.
  3. Applicants currently in Australia who can demonstrate their capacity to meaningfully contribute to economic recovery.

What does this mean for applicants?

All new and existing nomination applications will be considered according to these priorities, with those in critical roles being nominated first.

Existing applicants who are not in critical roles will be considered only after priority applications for critical roles have been processed.

Decisions on non-critical role applications may not be available until October or later. Only those applicants with the most compelling claims will be nominated.

Imminent visa expiry is not sufficient to give priority to an application. If your visa is about to expire you should contact the Department of Home Affairs or a Registered Migration Agent about your visa options.

What does it mean for applications lodged before 1pm (AEST), Tuesday 25th August 2020 (Subclass 491 / Subclass 190)?

Migration Tasmania willemail all applicants who lodged their application, offering them an opportunity to either:

  • request priority consideration on the basis that they are engaged in a critical role supporting the health system or the Tasmanian economy, or
  • withdraw their application for nomination and receive a full refund of the application fee, or
  • continue with their application in respect of a requirement to demonstrate that their nomination will lead to a genuine ongoing and meaningful contribution to Tasmania’s economic recovery.

Applicants who request their application continue to be considered for nomination will not receive a refund regardless of the outcome.

Applicants who are not employed in critical roles will not be nominated unless they can strongly demonstrate that their nomination will genuinely benefit economic recovery in Tasmania.

There is no guaranteed timeframe for an outcome and applicants in non-critical roles may not receive an outcome until October or later.

Migration Tasmania will competitively assess all existing applications in accordance with priorities established by the Department of Home Affairs.

With the very limited number of nomination places available, nomination cannot be guaranteed and only those in critical roles or able to provide the most compelling claims will be supported.

 

What does it mean for applications lodged after 1pm (AEST), Tuesday 25th August 2020 (Subclass 491 / Subclass 190)?

All new applications lodged after 1pm (AEST), Tuesday 25th August 2020 must meet the minimum requirements of their chosen nomination category and demonstrate that the applicant is critical to supporting Tasmania’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery.

Applicants must provide a letter of support from their employer clearly explaining how their role is critical to providing medical services, the supply of essential goods and services, or delivering services in sectors critical to Tasmania’s economic recovery. If an applicant cannot show that their role is critical, it will not be supported for nomination.

This requirement will be reviewed after the Federal Budget in October when full details of the 2020-21 nomination allocations and requirements are announced by the Department of Home Affairs.

What are critical roles?

The Department of Home Affairs provides guidance on critical roles or critical skills at https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/critical-skills-and-sectors#toc-1. For Tasmania these roles include those:

  • directly assisting in Tasmania’s COVID-19 response directly engaged by Tasmanian Government
  • providing critical or specialist medical services or delivering medical supplies potentially associated with COVID-19 response. This includes all general nursing and medical positions with the Tasmanian Health Service
  • directly involved in the supply of essential goods and services (medical technology, critical infrastructure, telecommunications, engineering and mining, supply chain logistics, agricultural technology, food production, and the maritime industry) including highly skilled and specialised roles in:
  • infrastructure engineering and maintenance such as dams, large-/high-complexity bridges, irrigation schemes, transport logistics planning and maintenance
  • agriculture such as artificial insemination technicians, wool classers, livestock pregnancy scanners
  • the supply of essential goods and services which would be in jeopardy without the applicant.

*This does not include lower level positions such as retail workers, harvest labour, delivery drivers, or warehouse staff.

  • delivering services in sectors critical to economic recovery such as financial technology, large scale manufacturing, film and television production and emerging technology which:
  • must be high-value/highly-skilled/specialised roles
  • would normally include a significant and recognised contribution to export income, significant flow-on employment and economic benefits, high-value national/ international exposure.

*This will not generally include small scale, locally-oriented operations.

In addition, Tasmania will accept new applications from people employed in:

  • health and allied health occupations, including in private and not-for-profit sectors
  • senior support workers/enrolled nurses/registered nurses in aged, disability and community care (minimum diploma qualified).

The scope of these priority areas may change as the needs of Tasmania’s economy evolves.

What is a genuine, ongoing and meaningful contribution to the Tasmanian economy?

Every nomination must be justified in terms of an applicant’s potential to contribute to economic recovery in Tasmania. The onus is on the applicant to demonstrate how they meet this requirement.

Supporting claims may include:

  • employment in highly skilled, hard to fill roles
  • high value skills or experience not readily found in the local community
  • long-term high-value financial contribution to the local economy leading to additional employment outcomes for locals
  • involvement in Tasmanian business or enterprise that is significantly reliant on the applicant’s ongoing presence in Tasmania
  • a clear, plausible potential to live in Tasmania and contribute to the development of skills which are needed in Tasmania.

What does it mean for Subclass 188 and 132 visa nomination applications?

More information on interim business nomination program arrangements and priorities will be available in the near future.

Where can I find more information?

Further information about the interim program priorities and advice for applicants can be found here.

Subclass 491 – Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa

The rapidly evolving situation regarding COVID-19 has necessitated temporary changes to eligibility for the Subclass 491: 3A Overseas Applicant (TSOL) nomination category.

As of 20 March 2020, applications for this category are temporarily restricted until further notice to occupations listed in the ‘High Demand’ section of the Tasmanian Skilled Occupation List (TSOL). Please do not LODGE or PAY for a Category 3A application if your occupation is not in the ‘HIGH DEMAND’ on the TSOL. Your application will NOT be assessed.

Applications under Category 3A lodged prior to this date which specify other occupations will still be considered. Applicants with ‘High Demand’ occupations will, however, be given priority. This means processing times for other Category 3A applications with occupations not listed in the High Demand section will become extended (approximately 6 months from lodgement).

The updated Tasmanian Skilled Occupation List (TSOL) can be found here.

Subclass 190 – Skilled Nominated Visa

Meeting the minimum nomination requirements does not guarantee that you will be offered state nomination from the Tasmanian Government. The Department of Home Affairs sets a nomination quota for the state each year, which limits the number of applicants that can be nominated.

If you are able to meet the minimum nomination requirements, your application will be competitively assessed against other eligible applications, with a focus on your ability to address a number of criteria, including:

  • your demonstrated ability and commitment to establishing yourself, and any dependents, in Tasmania with a view to your prospects for long-term settlement in the state
  • the demand for your particular skills and expertise, and your ability to find work in Tasmania
  • the suitability and transferability of your qualifications, skills and experience – including any specialist capabilities – to the needs of Tasmania’s labour market
  • the skills and background of dependent family members
  • your level of English language competency

Applicants who have skills in areas of particular need within the Tasmanian economy will be held in high regard, particularly if living in an area outside of Greater Hobart. These include:

  • health
  • trades and construction
  • engineering
  • community services (including aged and disability care)

 

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act 491 / 190 nomination guidelines

ACT 491 / 190 Nomination Guidelines August 2020

ACT 491 / 190 nomination guidelines – Matrix submitted AFTER 19 August 2020.

 

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) offers Territory nomination  to Canberra Residents under the following skilled migration streams:

• Skilled Work Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa.

• Skilled Nominated (Permanent) subclass 190 visa.

The Canberra Matrix is closed to overseas applicants.

Before applying for ACT nomination, you must complete the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) SKILLSELECT and meet the Home Affairs points test (currently 65 points).

Applying for ACT nomination is a two-stage process:

  1. You must formally express an interest in applying for ACT nomination by completing a score-based ‘Canberra Matrix’ where you are allocated points against demonstrated economic contribution or benefit and/or a genuine commitment to be part of the ACT community. You can select either ACT 491 nomination or ACT 190 nomination.  The highest-ranked candidates in each stream will then be selected and invited to apply for the ACT nomination. There is no guarantee that your Matrix score will be ranked as the demand for ACT nomination far exceeds the number of nomination places available each year.
  2. If you are invited to apply for the ACT nomination, you must complete and submit the online application (and pay the service fee) within 14 days. You must attach the required documents to evidence your eligibility and Matrix score claimed at the date of Matrix submission.

You must read the ACT nomination guidelines carefully to ensure that you are eligible to complete the Canberra Matrix for ACT 491 / 190 nomination. If you are invited to apply for ACT nomination, your supporting documentation must evidence your eligibility and Matrix score claimed at the date you submitted the Matrix.

 

Part ONE

ACT nomination priorities

The Australian Government’s priority for migration in 2020-21 is supporting Australia’s economic and public health response to, and recovery from, the COVID-19 pandemic.  This includes an emphasis on migrants who will make productive investments in Australia, create jobs for Australians, provide critical health and medical skills, and support economic productivity.

Under the Territory Migration Agreement, the ACT is allocated a fixed number of nominations each year. The Australian Government has directed that nominations provided to states and territories are focused on applicants critical to supporting the effort in response to COVID-19 pandemic. This includes individuals providing critical or specialist medical services, with critical skills required to maintain the supply of essential goods and services; and those who deliver services in sectors critical to Australia’s economic recovery. See ACT Critical Skills List.

ACT Nomination Guidelines

These guidelines explain how to express interest in applying for ACT nomination by completing a score-based ‘Canberra Matrix’. The Matrix allocates points against demonstrated economic contribution or benefit, English proficiency, formal qualifications, length of ACT residence/study, investment activity and close family ties. All Matrix scores are then ranked with the highest-ranked candidates invited to apply for ACT nomination.

Please note: You must read the ACT nomination guidelines carefully. If you are invited to apply for ACT nomination, your supporting documents must evidence your eligibility and all Matrix points claimed at the date of Matrix submission.

 

Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) with Home Affairs SkillSelect.

Before completing the Canberra Matrix, you must be eligible to apply for a skilled migration visa to Australia. You must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to migrate to Australia through the Department of Home Affairs SkillSelect. You must:

  • Have a suitable skill assessment in your nominated occupation and meet the Home Affairs points test (currently 65 points).
  • Select the ACT as your preferred location to live in Australia. If the ACT is not selected, you will not meet the genuine commitment criteria for ACT nomination.
  • Meet the Home Affairs criteria at the date of ACT nomination decision. The ACT is unable to nominate an applicant who does not meet the age criteria, has an expired skill assessment or English test result.

If you are invited to apply for ACT nomination and your application is approved, your Home Affairs SkillSelect EOI will be confirmed and Home Affairs will automatically issue the visa invitation.

Choose an ACT nomination pathway – provisional 491 or permanent 190

The ACT offers nomination under the following State / Territory nominated skilled migration streams:

  • Skilled Work Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visas.
  • Skilled Nominated (permanent) subclass 190 visas.

You must meet the eligibility criteria for ACT 491 nomination or ACT 190 nomination before you can complete the Canberra Matrix:

  • Canberra resident:
  • Eligibility criteria – ACT 491 nomination or ACT 190 nomination: page 6
  • Canberra Matrix 491 / 190 scoring table: page 10
  • Overseas applicant: The Canberra Matrix is currently closed to overseas applicants.

How to complete the Canberra Matrix

  • Migration agents acting on behalf of a client must register and create an ACT agents account. The Canberra Matrix can be accessed from the ACT agent portal.
  • Individual candidates not using a migration agent are not required to create an account. The Canberra Matrix can be accessed at the Canberra Your Future

Before you complete the Canberra Matrix:

  • Read the nomination guidelines carefully and make sure that you are eligible to complete the Matrix.

Completing the Canberra Matrix:

  • Enter your personal information.
  • Select either ACT 491 nomination or ACT 190 nomination.
  • Select Canberra resident.
  • Select Eligibility criteria
  • Select a Matrix score in each category. Remember, your supporting documentation must evidence the Matrix points claimed at the date you submitted the Matrix. Documents dated after the Matrix is submitted will not meet the criteria.

Once you submit the Matrix, you will receive an email with a summary of the Matrix score claimed. The Matrix cannot be updated or withdrawn once it is submitted. If the claimed Matrix points increase/decrease due to an error or change in circumstances, you must complete a new Matrix; noting that your submission date/time will also change.

The Matrix will automatically expire six months after date of submission if an invitation is not issued. Once a Matrix has lapsed, it cannot be reactivated.

2020-21 Ranking and selection process

The Australian Government has directed the ACT to only nominate Canberra residents with skills that are critical to supporting the ACT’s post pandemic economic recovery.

Matrix submitted before 1 July 2020:

  • Canberra residents:
  • All Matrix submissions will be sorted and only applicants with an occupation on the ACT Critical Skills List will be selected and, if ranked, invited to apply for ACT nomination.
    • 457 / 482 visa holders who do not have an occupation on the ACT Critical Skills List must submit a new Matrix.
    • Matrix submissions that do not nominate an occupation on the ACT Critical Skills List will not be ranked and will lapse after six months.
  • Overseas applicants.
  • The Canberra Matrix is closed to overseas applicants. Matrix submitted by overseas applicants will not be ranked and will automatically lapse after six months.

Matrix submitted after 18 August 2020

  • Canberra residents:
  • Separate invitation rounds will be held for the 491 and 190 nomination streams. The highest ranked candidates in each stream will be invited to apply for ACT nomination. Please note: an invitation may not be issued if an occupation cap is met.

Invitations to apply for ACT nomination

We will issue invitations on a regular basis; pro rata against the ACT allocation of nomination places set by Home Affairs. The number of invitations issued will vary in each round. The cut‑off for selection will depend on the occupation cap and the number of Matrix submitted. If there are more candidates with the same Matrix score than the number of invitation places available, selection may be based on the date and time of the Matrix submission.

Candidates may be selected and invited if their nomination is deemed to be of significant benefit to the Territory.

Cap on Occupations

The number of ACT nomination places may be capped for each occupation on the ACT Critical Skills List. Invitations may not be issued when the monthly cap for an occupation is reached. See ACT Critical Skills List.

Requests for ranking information

Invitations are not guaranteed. The ACT Skilled Migration team will not respond to requests for information on ranking or the likelihood of receiving an invitation. Candidates will not be prioritised or issued invitations based on personal circumstances. This includes, but is not limited to, visa expiry dates or a change in circumstances.

 

Part TWO 

Canberra resident – ACT provisional 491 nomination

Canberra Resident 491 – you must meet the following criteria before you are eligible to submit a Canberra matrix for ACT nomination of a Skilled Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa:

  • You must be residing in Canberra for at least three months immediately before the date of Matrix submission (and continuing until date of any invitation). Residence is defined as living and settled in Canberra. Visiting Canberra for short periods does not meet the residence criteria. You are not eligible for ACT nomination if you, your spouse/partner or children are living or working in another Australian state or territory.
  • You must meet one of the following two criteria:
  1. Your nominated occupation is on the ACT Critical Skills List;

OR

  1. You are the primary holder of a subclass 457/482 visa sponsored by an ACT employer:
  • You have worked in Canberra for the sponsoring ACT employer for at least three months as the holder of a 457/482 visa.
  • The 457/482 visa must have a minimum 12 months validity at date of Matrix submission.
  • You must be working for an ACT employer in Canberra for at least three months immediately before the date of Matrix submission:
  • You must be working a minimum 20 hours per week in each of the thirteen weeks immediately before date of Matrix submission. Your employment must be continuous. Paid leave (annual, personal or maternity) meets the continuous employment criteria.
  • Unpaid personal leave does not meet the continuous employment criteria unless it is evidenced by a valid medical certificate (the certificate cannot be backdated). You cannot count any period of unpaid leave towards meeting the three months ACT employment For example, if you had five days unpaid leave you cannot submit the 491 Matrix until three months plus five days.
  • You must be in paid employment. Internships, stipends, scholarships and volunteer positions are not considered employment for this criterion.
  • You may work for more than one ACT employer and/or be self- employed. Your employer must be actively operating in the ACT for at least 12 months at date of matrix submission. The terms and conditions of employment must be in accordance with Australian legislation. Your income must not be less than the relevant award or market salary rate.
  • If you are self-employed on an ABN, you must have at least 12 months ACT business activity at date of Matrix submission. Your total income must be at least $500 pw for each week of self-employment claimed.
  • If you are working in Canberra but you are employed by an interstate employer, your employer must have an office / branch located within a 30-minute commute of Canberra (a serviced office or home office does not meet this criterion).
  • If you are nominating an ANZSCO Major Occupation Group 1 (Managers) or Group 2 (Professionals) occupation, you must have a current English test result that meets the Home Affairs level of ‘proficient’ or ‘superior’ English.
  • If you are including a spouse/partner and/or child in your application and they are in Australia, they must have lived in Canberra for the three months immediately before the date of Matrix submission. If they are not living in Canberra, you must attach evidence that they are living overseas.
  • If you wish to claim Matrix points for a spouse/partner, you must have evidence of the relationship: either a marriage certificate, civil partnership/union registration, or VEVO (Visa Entitlement Verification Online) secondary applicant status for yourself or spouse/partner. The document must be dated before the Matrix is submitted.
  • If you wish to claim Matrix points in the spouse/partner employment category, your spouse/partner must hold a current English test result with a competent or higher level of English; or hold an Australian or valid passport as defined by Home Affairs.
  • You must sign a Statutory Declaration committing to living and working in Canberra while your visa is processed and for at least two years from date of visa grant (see Attachment A).

Canberra resident – ACT permanent 190 nomination

Canberra resident 190 – you must meet the following criteria before you are eligible to submit a Canberra Matrix for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (permanent) subclass 190 visa:

  • You must be residing in Canberra for at least six months immediately before the date of Matrix submission and continuing until date of any invitation. Residence is defined as living and settled in Canberra. Visiting Canberra for short periods does not meet the residence criteria. You are not eligible for ACT nomination if you, your spouse/partner or children are living or working in another Australian state or territory.
  • You must meet one of the following two criteria:
  1. Your nominated occupation is on the ACT Critical Skills List; OR
  2. You are the primary holder of a subclass 457/482 visa sponsored by an ACT employer:
  • You have worked in Canberra for the sponsoring ACT employer for at least six months as the holder of a 457/482 visa.
  • The 457/482 visa must have a minimum 12 months validity at date of Matrix submission.
  • You must be working fulltime for an ACT employer in Canberra for at least six months at date of matrix submission:
  • You must be working a minimum of 35 hours per week for the 26 weeks immediately before date of Matrix submission. Your employment must be continuous. Paid leave (annual, personal or maternity) meets the continuous employment criteria.
  • Unpaid personal leave does not meet the continuous employment criteria unless it is evidenced by a valid medical certificate (the certificate cannot be backdated). You cannot count any period of unpaid leave towards meeting the three months ACT employment For example, if you had five days unpaid leave you cannot submit the 190 Matrix until six months plus five days.
  • You must be in paid employment. Internships, stipends, scholarships and volunteer positions are not considered employment for this criterion.
  • You may work for more than one ACT employer and/or be self- employed. Your employer must be actively operating in the ACT for at least 12 months at date of matrix submission. The terms and conditions of employment must be in accordance with Australian legislation. Your income must not be less than the relevant award or market salary rate.
  • If you are self-employed on an ABN, you must have at least 12 months ACT business activity at date of Matrix submission. Your total income must be at least $1000 pw for each week of the employment period claimed.
  • If you are working in Canberra but you are employed by an interstate employer, your employer must have an office / branch located within a 30-minute commute of Canberra (a serviced office or home office does not meet this criterion).
  • If you are nominating an ANZSCO Major Occupation Group 1 (Managers) or Group 2 (Professionals) occupation, you must have a current English test result that meets the Home Affairs level of ‘proficient’ or ‘superior’ English.
  • If you are including a spouse/partner and/or child in your application and they are in Australia, they must have lived in Canberra for the six months immediately before the date of Matrix submission. If they are not living in Canberra, you must attach evidence that they are living overseas.
  • If you wish to claim Matrix points for a spouse/partner, you must have evidence of the relationship: either a marriage certificate, civil partnership/union registration, or VEVO (Visa Entitlement Verification Online) secondary applicant status for yourself or spouse/partner. The document must be dated before the Matrix is submitted.
  • If you wish to claim Matrix points in the spouse/partner employment category, your spouse/partner must hold a current English test result with a competent or higher level of English; or hold an Australian or valid passport as defined by Home Affairs.
  • You must sign a Statutory Declaration committing to living and working in Canberra while your visa is processed and for at least two years from date of visa grant (see Attachment A).

 

PART THREE

Canberra Matrix scoring – Canberra residents

The Canberra Matrix is completed for both ACT 491 nomination and ACT 190 nomination.

You can only select one option in the drop-down menu for each category. Claims must be true at the date of Matrix submission. If you are invited to apply for ACT nomination, you must provide supporting documents to evidence any Matrix score claimed. If the supporting documents are dated after the Matrix was submitted, the Matrix score claimed will not be accepted.

 

CANBERRA RESIDENT
CATEGORY OPTION POINTS
 

LENGTH OF Current ACT residence

How long have you lived in Canberra in the last eight years?

·      Your bank statements must evidence your date of arrival and the claimed period of residence in Canberra.

·      You must record any period away from Canberra (seven days or more) in the ‘Summary of ACT residence’ at
Attachment D. This time away cannot be counted towards the claimed period of ACT residence.

·      You can study interstate for one or two days a week. However, if you studied more than two days (one night) a week interstate, you will not be considered an ACT resident for that period.

·      Your claimed period of ACT residence can be cumulative.

·      You cannot claim ACT residency for any period that you lived or worked interstate or overseas.

·      You can live within a 30-minute commute to Canberra as long as you are working in the ACT.

 

 

Five years plus.

 

 

25

Four to five years. 20
Three to four years. 15
Two to three years. 10
One to two years. 5
Less than one year. 0

 

 

CANBERRA RESIDENT
English proficiency

What is your English proficiency level as defined by Home Affairs?

 

You must have a valid English test result.

 

Superior. 15
Proficient. 10
Competent. 0
Spouse/partner English proficiency What is your spouse/partner’s English proficiency as defined by Home Affairs?

 

They must have a valid English test result to claim points.

Superior/proficient.

Competent.

Not Applicable.

5

0

0
Nominated OccupationIs your nominated occupation on the ACT Critical Skills List? Your nominated occupation is ON the ACT Critical Skills List.

Your nominated occupation is NOT on the ACT Critical Skills List.

20

 

0

Length of ACT employment

How long have you worked for an ACT employer in Canberra in the two years immediately before the date of Matrix submission?

·      You may be working in any occupation.

·      While the employment does not have to be fulltime or permanent, you must be working a minimum 20 hours per week for each week that you claim towards the period of employment.

·      You may work for more than one ACT employer. The employment does not have to be continuous.

·      You may also be self-employed on an ABN if:

o    Your gross weekly income exceeds $500 for each week of employment claimed; and

o    Your business has been operating in Canberra for at least 12 months.

 

 

Employed for 12 months plus.

 

 

10

 

Employed for six to 12 months.

 

5

 

Not applicable.

 

0

 

 

 

CANBERRA RESIDENT
ACT employment – skill level

Are you currently working for an ACT employer in Canberra in a highly skilled position? You must meet the minimum criteria below:

·      You must be working a minimum 20 hours per week for the last three months immediately before date of Matrix submission.

·      The employment must be continuous. Unpaid leave does not meet this criterion.

·      You may work for more than one ACT employer and/or be self-employed if you are working in the same occupation and at the same skill level.

·      Your gross income must be no less than $50,000 per annum for fulltime employment; or $26 per hour (excluding casual loading) for part time/casual employment.

·      Your employer must provide a Statutory Declaration confirming employment.  See Attachment E.

·      If you are self-employed on an ABN:

Your gross weekly income exceeds $500 for each week of employment claimed; and

Your business has been operating in Canberra for at least 12 months.

·      You have a tertiary qualification relevant to your occupation. Your qualification must be dated before you commenced employment. A RPL certificate is not recognised as a tertiary qualification.

·      Any employment claimed must be recorded on your SkillSelect EOI.

 

 

1.      You are working in your nominated occupation which is on the current ACT Critical Skills List. Your occupation must be recorded as ‘relevant’ on your SkillSelect EOI.

 

2.      You are the primary holder of a subclass 457 / 482 visa and you are working for the ACT employer who sponsored your visa. Your occupation must be recorded as ‘relevant’ on your SkillSelect EOI.

 

3.      You are working in an occupation that is on the current ACT Critical Skills List; but it is not your nominated occupation.

 

4.      You are working in an occupation that has an ANZSCO skill level 1 to 3.

 

5.   Not applicable.

 

 

20

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

5

 

0

 

 

 

CANBERRA RESIDENT
Spouse/partner employment

Is your spouse / partner currently working in the ACT or surrounding ‘commuter’ region? They must meet the minimum criteria below:

·           They must be working a minimum 20 hours per week for the three months immediately before the date of Matrix submission.

·           Their employment must be continuous. Unpaid personal leave does not meet the continuous employment criteria unless it is evidenced by a valid medical certificate

·           Unpaid leave cannot be counted towards the three months employment criteria.

·           They must have a valid English test result at a minimum level of ‘competent’ English; hold an Australian passport; or hold a valid passport as defined by Home Affairs.

·           They may work for more than one employer and / or be self-employed.

·           Their employer must provide a Statutory Declaration confirming their employment.  See Attachment E.

·           If they are self-employed on an ABN:

Their gross weekly income exceeds $500 for each week of employment claimed; and

Their business has been operating in Canberra for at least 12 months.

 

 

1.      They are working in an occupation on the ACT Critical Skills List. They must have a skill assessment relevant to their current employment. Their taxable income must be no less than $26 per hour (excluding casual loading).

 

 

15

2.      They have a current skill assessment and it is relevant to their current ACT employment. Their gross income must be no less than $26 per hour (excluding casual loading).

 

10
3.      They are currently working in any occupation, at any skill level, in Canberra.

 

Spouse employability

5
4.      They do not meet the 3 months employment criterion, but they have a:

·      Tertiary qualification (requiring at least 3 years full time continuous study) from an Australian or overseas institution in any occupation; and

·       A valid English test result at a minimum level of ‘competent’ English; or hold an Australian or valid passport as defined by Home Affairs.

 

 

 

5

5.      Not applicable. 0

 

 

CANBERRA RESIDENT
terTiary Qualification

What tertiary qualification do you hold from an Australian or international educational institution?

Your selected qualification must be recorded on your Home Affairs SkillSelect EOI

 

Doctoral degree.

Master’s Degree

Bachelor’s degree or trade certificate

Diploma qualification/s – at least two years full time study.

Not applicable.

20

15

 

10

 

5

 

0

years of study at an ACT Tertiary Institution.

For how many years did you study fulltime to complete a CRICOS* registered course, and / or attend a Professional Year (PY) program, at an ACT institution in the last eight years?

·      You must have a letter of course completion from the ACT institution to evidence the claimed period and location of study. 

·      You must be resident in Canberra during your claimed period of study. Distance education or online attendance is not accepted.

·      A PY undertaken in the ACT meets the one-year study criteria.

·      Two or more courses, including a PY, may be counted to evidence the period of ACT study.  The courses cannot be concurrent.

·      The courses do not have to be continuous.

CRICOS* – Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students. An academic year is at least a total of 46 weeks.

 

Four academic years or more of study.

 

Three academic years of study.

 

Two academic years of study.

 

One academic year of study.

 

Not applicable.

 

20

 

 

15

 

10

 

5

 

0

Close family ties

Do you have a close family member who has lived in Canberra for the last two years?

A close family member is defined as a spouse/ partner, parent, child, brother, sister or grandparent of the main applicant or their spouse/ partner.

Australian citizen/permanent resident spouse/partner, child.

Australian citizen/permanent resident parent, grandparent, brother, sister.

Not applicable.

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10

 

0

 

 

CANBERRA RESIDENT
Assets in Canberra

1.      You (and a spouse/partner if applicable) have invested at least $250,000 cash to purchase a residential or commercial property in Canberra (purchase of land only does not meet this criteria)? You must hold the Certificate of Title or a rates notice to evidence ownership.

2.      You have purchased/established a business in Canberra. You have majority ownership and minimum $200,000 turnover in one of the last two years.

3.      You have invested in a start-up business in the ACT that is typically technology oriented and has high growth potential.

 

 

1.      Minimum $250,000 cash investment in ACT residential or commercial property.

 

2.      Minimum $200,000 investment to purchase / establish a business.

 

3.      $200,000 third party investment in a start-up ACT business.

 

4.      Not applicable

 

 

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PART FOUR 

Overseas applicant – ACT 491 / 190 nomination

Overseas applicant: – The ACT is not offering 491 / 190 nomination to overseas applicants in 2020-21.

 

PART FIVE

Invitation to apply for ACT nomination

If you are selected to apply for ACT nomination, you will receive an invitation email with a web link to the online application. Migration agents may access the application via their agent account.

If you do not wish to accept the invitation e.g. you submitted multiple matrix or you cannot evidence the matrix scores claimed, the invitation will lapse after 14 days.

By accepting the invitation and submitting the application for ACT nomination, you are agreeing to reside in Canberra during the nomination and visa application process. If the ACT nominated visa is approved, you agree to continue residing in Canberra for at least two years from date of visa grant.

The signed declaration ‘Nomination Obligations to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)’, must be attached to your application for ACT nomination. See Attachment A.

Completing the application for ACT nomination

An invitation does not guarantee that ACT nomination will be approved. You must complete the application for ACT nomination and provide the required supporting documents to evidence your eligibility to apply for ACT nomination and the Matrix score that the invitation was based on. Claims must be true at the date of Matrix submission.

See: Document checklist at PART SIX (page 18)

Your application for ACT nomination must be submitted (with service fee payment confirmed) within 14 days of date of invitation. If the application is not submitted within 14 days, the invitation will automatically expire and cannot be reactivated.

Once payment of the service fee is confirmed by email (within three working days), the application will be lodged and queued for processing.

Assessing the application

All applications are processed in submission date order. No requests for priority processing will be considered.

The standard processing period is 45 working days. For the current processing date click here.

Assessment of your application for ACT nomination will be based solely on the supporting documents provided at the time of lodgement. Additional documentation will not be accepted once the application is submitted. The case officer will not contact you for additional information or for clarification if your supporting documentation does not clearly demonstrate your eligibility or Matrix score claimed.

If the application is incomplete, or it does not clearly evidence the eligibility criteria or Canberra Matrix score claimed as at the date of Matrix submission, the application will be refused.

 

Offer of ACT nomination

Approval: If the application for ACT nomination is approved, your SkillSelect EOI will be confirmed and Home Affairs will simultaneously issue the visa invitation. You will be unable to update the SkillSelect EOI once ACT nomination is confirmed. You will then have 60 days to apply to Home Affairs for the ACT nominated skilled migration visa. ACT nomination does not guarantee that the skilled migration visa will be granted.

Only one ACT nomination place is offered per applicant. We will not confirm a new SkillSelect EOI if you made an error and/or are unable to apply for the visa.

Refusal: If the application for ACT nomination is refused, you will be informed of the reasons. You may only request a reconsideration of the refusal decision if you can show that your original supporting documents met the eligibility criteria and Matrix score. A request for reconsideration must be in writing. Additional documentation will not be accepted.

Applying for the ACT nominated skilled migration visa

Once the visa invitation is issued by Home affairs, you must lodge the visa application within 60 days. If the visa application is not lodged with Home Affairs within 60 days, the offer of ACT nomination will expire. This timeframe will not be extended.

Please note: If your application for an ACT nominated visa is refused by Home Affairs, the ACT Government will not, under any circumstances, appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on your behalf.

Nomination obligations – living in Canberra

As part of your application for ACT nomination, you signed a declaration agreeing that ACT nomination is exclusive to the ACT and is NOT transferable to any other state or territory in Australia.

The ACT Government expects you to meet your obligations to live in Canberra for at least two years from the date of visa grant / permanent arrival in Australia. The ACT Government will inform Home Affairs if you do not make a genuine effort to meet your obligations to live in Canberra.

Notification of Home Affairs Visa Decision

You must inform us when your visa is granted, by email and attach a copy of the visa grant notification. If you are overseas, you must let us know your expected arrival date in Canberra.

Email: welcometocanberra@act.gov.au

Welcome to Canberra Settlement Service

The ACT Skilled Migration team provides a free settlement service to help ACT-nominated overseas migrants settle in Canberra. The Welcome to Canberra team will:

  • Provide information and advice while you are waiting for your visa, and, if you have questions about living in Canberra, refer you to the relevant websites;
  • Follow up with a phone call or email eight weeks after you have arrived in Canberra.

For more information email: welcometocanberra@act.gov.au

Monitoring Program

As part of your signed nomination obligations you have agreed to:

  • Live and work in Canberra for at least two years from visa grant/arrival in Australia
  • Complete settlement surveys at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months after arrival
  • Inform us of any change to your contact details for two years after visa grant/arrival.

 

Disclaimer

The Australian Migration Programme does not guarantee a migration outcome for any temporary resident / international student in Australia. Neither is ACT nomination guaranteed for ACT residents who may be eligible for nomination. The demand for ACT nomination may exceed the Home Affairs allocation of nomination places; and many candidates may not rank highly enough to be selected and invited to apply for nomination.

The ACT Government and its employees are not liable for any inaccuracies or omissions in the information provided to the applicant in the context of their application for ACT nomination. The ACT Government is not responsible for finding employment, accommodation or providing financial incentive or assistance to ACT nominated skilled visa holders or other migrants.

These guidelines are subject to change without notice at any time; and must be read in conjunction with the information on the Canberra Your Future website.

 

PART SIX – DOCUMENT CHECKLIST

Mandatory documents

All applications for ACT nomination must include the following supporting documents to evidence your eligibility and Matrix score claimed as at date of Matrix submission.

Once the application is lodged, additional documents will not be accepted or requested by the case officer.

  • Home Affairs SkillSelect EOI summary: showing personal, education, English and employment details submitted
  • Home Affairs SkillSelect points advice.
  • International Movement Record’ from the Department of Home Affairs (if applicable).
  • Current skill assessment in the nominated occupation (all pages of the assessment must be attached).
  • Passport bio-page.

·           Bank statements (Canberra residents only): must evidence your claimed date of arrival in Canberra. You must also provide a bank statement for each year claimed as a period of ACT residence; and from the date of Matrix submission until date of invitation.

  • Your bank statements must reflect that you were living and settled in Canberra. They must include your transaction history including regular shopping activity and bill payments. The bank statement must also evidence your claimed period of employment. Salary payments must be highlighted on the bank statement; and the corresponding payments recorded on the Summary of Working Hours (at Attachment C)

·           Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume: which clearly states personal details, educational qualifications and work experience.

·           Declaration of ACT nomination Obligations: a signed and witnessed declaration that you acknowledge and accept ACT nomination obligations (at Attachment A)

  • Summary of Working Hours (Canberra residents only): a clear record of the total hours worked, and net salary paid for each pay cycle in the claimed period of ACT employment at date of Matrix submission. The net salary must correspond with the bank statement. You must record every pay period: weekly (minimum 20 hrs), fortnightly (minimum 40 hrs), or monthly (minimum 86.6hrs) for the length of employment claimed. If you did not work in a particular period, you must leave that period blank.  Any period of unpaid personal leave must be evidenced by a valid medical certificate. If you are working for more than two employers in any claimed period, you can construct your own spreadsheet to clearly evidence the employment claims made (at Attachment C)
  • Summary of ACT residence (Canberra residents only): a clear record of your ACT residence and any period you were not living in Canberra for more than seven days at a time; including holidays interstate or overseas. (at Attachment D)

 

  • ACT employment (Canberra residents only):
  • Employees
  • All payslips or pay advice for the claimed period of ACT employment. If your income is consecutively paid into your bank account, you are only required to provide the first, mid and last payslips to evidence the claimed period of employment (if your bank statements evidence the regular net salary payments).
  • Employment contract or employer statement of service. The commencement date and period of employment must be specified.
  • Cash salary payments:
  • All payslips for the claimed period of ACT employment. If there are corresponding cash deposits of your net income into your bank account (for each pay period) you are only required to provide the first, mid and last payslips to evidence the claimed period of employment (as long as your bank statements evidence the regular salary payments).
  • Employment contract or employer statement of service.
  • ‘Pay As You Go (PAYG) payment summary – individual non-business’, to evidence annual salary for the relevant period. If you do not have the PAYG payment summary to evidence the payment of salary in cash, the claim for employment is unlikely to be accepted.
  • For self-employed only:
  • Australian Business Number (ABN); and
  • Evidence of work undertaken e.g. tax invoices; client schedules; work sheets; partner payment summaries; working hours log sheets etc.
  • Evidence of 12 months ACT business activity: Australian Tax Office (ATO) Pay as you go (PAYG) instalments for last 12 months.
  • Bank statements to evidence that your minimum income exceeds $500 per week (or $1000 per week if fulltime) for any claimed period of employment.

Please note: The ACT will not condone the employment of intending migrants where the terms and conditions of employment do not comply with Australian legislation; including compliance with the relevant Award or Agreement. In addition, Skills Canberra must be satisfied that you are working in a genuine position. If concerns are held that the position is not genuine, or there is evidence of significant churn of employees working in the same position for the same employer, the claim for employment points will not be accepted.

 

  • English:
  • Either a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom; Canada; New Zealand; United States of America; or Republic of Ireland (to evidence competent English only); OR
  • A valid English language test result accepted by Home Affairs evidencing the claimed level of English ability.
  • Spouse/partner (if applicable):
  • Passport bio-data page.
  • Evidence of relationship: marriage certificate, civil partnership/union registration, or VEVO secondary applicant status for yourself or spouse/partner.
  • Canberra residents only:
    • Evidence of ACT residence immediately before date of matrix submission;
    • Summary of ACT residence (at Attachment D).
    • Bank statements to evidence the minimum period of ACT residence; and up to the date of invitation.
    • One of the following: phone account; utility account; electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE); employment payslips; credit/store card statement.
    • If your spouse is not living in Canberra, provide evidence that they are living overseas.
  • Commitment statement: In no more than two pages, explain in your own words why you want to live in Canberra for at least two years from visa grant/permanent arrival.
  • Current Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO). Attach a copy of the visa grant notification for the last substantive visa held for main applicant; and partner/spouse if applicable.
  • Financial capacity:
  • For Canberra residents – while you are not required to provide evidence of your financial capacity, you must declare your assets available for settlement when completing the online application.

Service fee: A$300

A non-refundable service fee is charged for processing applications for ACT nomination. The service fee is an administration charge only and does not guarantee the approval of a nomination. The service fee of $300 may be paid by one of the following options:

·           Credit Card – ‘pay now’ or ‘pay later’.

Select ‘pay now’ on the online application.

Select ‘pay later’ and access ‘Pay an ACT Government Account’

·           Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) – pay later

Westpac Bank – City Walk, Canberra, 2600
Account name: ‘EDD Operating Account’
BSB: 032-777

Account Number: 000145
Reference: Application reference number

Email the EFT receipt and a copy of the ‘payment pending’ email to: migrationservices@act.gov.au

 

Additional documents to evidence the Matrix score claimed

The following documents must be attached to must evidence your Matrix claims as at date of Matrix submission. Once the application is lodged, additional documents will not be accepted or requested by the case officer.

  • ACT employment – Skill Level
    • A Statutory Declaration from your ACT employer confirming your position title, duties, salary and commencement date (at Attachment E).
  • Partner/spouse employment (Canberra residents only):
    • Summary of Working Hours: a clear record of the total hours worked, and net salary paid for each pay cycle in the thirteen weeks immediately before date of Matrix submission. (at Attachment C)
    • Minimum competent level English: current English test result, Australian passport or valid passport as defined by Home Affairs.
    • Bank statement to evidence claimed period of employment; with salary payments highlighted.
    • A Statutory Declaration from their employer confirming the position, duties, salary and commencement date (at Attachment E).
    • Employment contract/statement of service; and first, middle and last pay slips for claimed period of employment.
    • Skill assessment relevant to current occupation (if applicable).
    • If not working, academic transcript and completion letter from the tertiary institution to evidence three years full time study.
  • Tertiary qualification (if applicable)
    • Academic Transcript – record of your enrolment history, including results received, courses attempted, and awards conferred.
    • Letter of course completion from tertiary institution.
  • Period of completed ACT study (if applicable)
    • Academic Transcript from ACT institution- record of your enrolment history, including results received, courses attempted, and awards conferred.
    • Letter of course completion from ACT tertiary institution.
  • Close family members living in Canberra
  • Evidence of the close familial relationship with the Canberra resident:
    • Spouse/partner: marriage certificate, civil partnership/union registration; or
    • Birth certificates to evidence the familial relationship between you and the ACT family member.
  • From your Canberra relative:
    • Evidence of two years ACT residence: bank statements, rates notice, utilities bill or PAYG summary; and
    • Evidence of Australian citizenship or residency.

                   Please note: Statutory Declarations will NOT be accepted as evidence of relationship.

  • ACT assets
  • Residential or commercial property: Certificate of Title; purchase settlement statement; evidence of minimum $250,000 cash investment; letter of mortgage approval (if applicable).
  • Majority business ownership: ABN; ASIC Business Name Summary; evidence of minimum $200,000 turnover in one of the last two years; Business Activity Statements (BAS) for the last two years.
  • Evidence of $200,000 investment in a start‑up ACT business, and description of ACT business activity.

Attaching documents to your application

Supporting documents must be attached in one of the following supported formats to be accepted (MS word, Excel, JPG, GIF, TIF, Acrobat PDF).

Maximum file size for each document is 10 Megabytes (10 MB)

Only one document can be attached per field. Documents already uploaded will be overwritten by trying to attach a second document in the same field.  If you wish to attach additional supporting documents against a criterion, please use the ‘Additional Supporting Documents’ screen.

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A – Nomination obligations

Attachment B – Financial declaration (overseas applicants only) – Not included

Attachment C – Summary of working hours (Canberra residents only)

Attachment D – Summary of ACT residence

Attachment E – Statutory Declaration from ACT employer

Attachment A

Nomination Obligations to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

I (name)………………………………………………………………………………. (DOB)….…/..…../.……

of (address)……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

do solemnly and sincerely declare that:

  • The information contained in my application for ACT nomination of a Skilled Migration visa is true and accurate.
  • I have read and understand my obligations in relation to ACT residence as provided in the ACT Nomination Guidelines, and my commitment to reside permanently in Canberra is ongoing and genuine.
  • (For applicants who are Canberra residents): I agree to reside in Canberra during the ACT nomination and visa application process.
    • I understand that the ACT Government reserves its right to withdraw ACT nomination if, at any time until the visa is granted, they are satisfied that I do not have a genuine commitment to reside in Canberra.
    • If the ACT nominated skilled migration visa is approved, I agree to reside in Canberra for at least two years from date of visa grant.
  • (For applicants who are overseas): I have researched relevant employment opportunities in Canberra and am satisfied that there are sufficient employment opportunities in my nominated occupation relevant to my skill set and experience in Canberra. I am aware that Australian labour market conditions may vary significantly as the employment market fluctuates at different times of the year; and from year to year. I understand that I need to be realistic about employment expectations as it can take, on average, six months to secure employment. I understand that I will compete for employment vacancies with all people in the labour market as part of a normal selection process.
    • If the ACT nominated skilled migration visa is approved, I agree to reside in the ACT for at least two years following the date of my permanent arrival in Australia.
  • I will inform the ACT Skilled Migration team when the visa application is decided by Home Affairs and, if travelling from overseas, my expected arrival date in Canberra.
  • I agree that ACT nomination is exclusive to the ACT and is NOT transferable to any other Australian state or territory. I understand that the ACT Government will inform the Department of Home Affairs if I do not make a genuine effort to reside in Canberra for at least two years from date of visa grant / permanent arrival.
  • I understand that the ACT will monitor my settlement in Canberra for two years from date of visa grant / permanent arrival and I agree to complete the six monthly settlement surveys for the first two years.
  • I have access to enough financial resources to support myself (and any dependents) while securing employment in Canberra if my visa application is successful.
  • I understand that the ACT Government is not responsible for finding employment, accommodation or providing a financial incentive to ACT nominated skilled migrants.
  • I understand that the ACT Government or employees of the ACT Government are not liable for any inaccuracies or omissions in the information provided to the applicant in the context of their application for ACT nomination.

The information you provide with your application is collected by Skills Canberra, Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development, a Directorate of the ACT Government and will be used to assess your application for an ACT nomination. For details on the collection of personal information please refer to the Canberra Create Your Future privacy notice. Information you provide in the settlement surveys will be used to monitor your settlement if you are a successful applicant. Depersonalised settlement information may be used to compile statistical reports for ACT Government internal reporting and may be published in media releases. Any information submitted by you in and/or with your application and in the settlement surveys which contains personal information will be stored, used and disclosed in accordance with the requirements of the Information Privacy Act 2014.

 

Signature of applicant: ……………………………………..…………..                         Date: ……./..…./…….

Name of Witness ………………………………………………………….

Signature of witness: ………………………………………………….…..                         Date……./……./……..

 

 

Attachment C

SUMMARY OF WORKING HOURS

 

Name: ………………………………………………………………………………. (main applicant/spouse)                                                                       

 

Date Matrix submitted: ……/……/……

You must record your employer, occupation and every pay cycle (weekly, fortnight or monthly) for the length of

employment claimed.  If you did not work, you must leave that pay cycle blank. Any period of

unpaid personal leave must be evidenced by a valid medical certificate. If you are working for more than two

employers in any claimed period, you can construct your own spreadsheet.

If the case officer is not satisfied that your ‘summary’ clearly records the total hours worked for each pay period,

your claims against the employment criteria will not be accepted. 

 

  Employer:

 

Occupation:

Employer:

 

Occupation:

Total

Hours

worked

Pay Period Hours Net salary Pay date Hours Net salary Pay date
 

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Attachment D

SUMMARY OF ACT RESIDENCE

 

Name: ………………………………………………………………………………. (main applicant / spouse)                                                                       

 

Date Matrix submitted: ……/……/……

Date of arrival in Canberra:

 

……/……/……

 

 

 

What period of ACT residence are you claiming (in the last eight years) at date of Matrix submission?

 

Visit to Canberra         

 

Less than one year      

 

One to two years        

 

Two to three years  

 

Three to four years

 

Four to five years

 

Five years plus

 

 

You must record any time that you spent away from Canberra (for seven days or more) for each year of residence claimed.  You may travel interstate for a maximum of six weeks in any year without it affecting your claim for a year of residence. The year counts back from date of Matrix submission.

You can study interstate for one or two days a week. However, if you study interstate for more than two days a week, you will not be considered an ACT resident for that period. If you worked interstate, you cannot claim ACT residence for that period.

 

Bank statements: Your bank statements must evidence your claimed date of arrival in Canberra. You must also provide a bank statement (with salary payments highlighted) for each year of residence claimed at date of matrix submission; and until date of invitation to apply for ACT nomination. You must highlight any period you spent away from Canberra for seven days or more. 

 

 

 

YEAR ONE

(the year before date of

matrix submission)

 

Time away from Canberra for 7 days or more – duration dates Number of weeks away from Canberra
Interstate Overseas
…..…/…..…/…..… to …..…/..……/…..…

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   Total number of weeks away from Canberra in Year One: ………

 

 

 

 

YEAR TWO

 

(two years before date

 of matrix submission)

 

Time away from Canberra for 7 days or more – duration dates Number of weeks away from Canberra
Interstate Overseas
…..…/…..…/…..… to …..…/..……/…..…

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Total number of weeks away from Canberra in Year Two: ………
 

YEAR THREE

 

(three years before date

 of matrix submission)

 

Time away from Canberra for 7 days or more – duration dates Number of weeks away from Canberra
Interstate Overseas
…..…/…..…/…..… to …..…/..……/…..…

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Total number of weeks away from Canberra in Year Three ………
 

YEAR FOUR

 

(four years before date

 of matrix submission)

 

Time away from Canberra for 7 days or more – duration dates Number of weeks away from Canberra
Interstate Overseas
…..…/…..…/…..… to …..…/..……/…..…

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Total number of weeks away from Canberra in Year Four: ………
 

YEAR FIVE

 

(five years before date

 of matrix submission)

 

Time away from Canberra for 7 days or more – duration dates Number of weeks away from Canberra
Interstate Overseas
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Total number of weeks away from Canberra in Year Five: ………

 

 

 

YEAR SIX

 

(six years before date

 of matrix submission)

 

Time away from Canberra for 7 days or more – duration dates Number of weeks away from Canberra
Interstate  
…..…/…..…/…..… to …..…/..……/…..…

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Total number of weeks away from Canberra in Year Six: ………
 

YEAR SEVEN

 

(seven years before date

 of matrix submission)

 

Time away from Canberra for 7 days or more – duration dates Number of weeks away from Canberra
Interstate Overseas
…..…/…..…/…..… to …..…/..……/…..…

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Total number of weeks away from Canberra in Year Seven: ………
 

YEAR EIGHT

 

(eight years before date

 of matrix submission)

 

Time away from Canberra for 7 days or more – duration dates Number of weeks away from Canberra
Interstate Overseas
…..…/…..…/…..… to …..…/..……/…..…

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Total number of weeks away from Canberra in Year Eight: ………

 

 

 

Commonwealth of Australia

STATUTORY DECLARATION

Statutory Declarations Act 1959

1  Insert the name, address and occupation of person making the declaration I,1

 

make the following declaration under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959:

2  Set out matter declared to in numbered paragraphs 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I understand that a person who intentionally makes a false statement in a statutory declaration is guilty of an offence under section 11 of the Statutory Declarations Act 1959, and I believe that the statements in this declaration are true in every particular.

 

3  Signature of person making the declaration

 

4  [Optional: email address and/or telephone number of person making the declaration]

3

 

4

5  Place

6  Day

7  Month and year

Declared at 5                                            on 6                             of 7

Before me,

8  Signature of person before whom the declaration is made (see over) 8

 

9  Full name, qualification and address of person before whom the declaration is made (in printed letters)

10 [Optional: email address and/or telephone number of person before whom the declaration is made

 

9

 

 

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Source: http://www.canberrayourfuture.com.au/workspace/uploads/documents/act-nomination-guidelines-august-2020.pdf

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ACT Critical Skills List August 2020

ACT Critical Skills List August 2020

 

The ACT Critical Skills List is used to determine the eligibility for ACT nomination of the following programs:

• Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 visa.

• Skilled Nominated (Permanent) subclass 190 visa.

The Australian Government’s priority for migration in 2020-21 is supporting Australia’s economic and public health response to, and recovery from, the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes an emphasis on migrants who will make productive investments in Australia, create jobs for Australians, provide critical health and medical skills, and support economic productivity.

Under the Territory Migration Agreement, the ACT is allocated a fixed number of nominations each year. The Australian Government has directed that the nominations provided to states and territories are to focus on applicants critical to supporting the COVID-19 response. This includes individuals providing critical or specialist medical services, those with critical skills required to maintain the supply of essential goods and services, and people who deliver services in sectors critical to Australia’s economic recovery.

New guidelines for ACT 491/190 is available here.

Cap on Occupations

The number of ACT nomination places may be capped for each occupation on the ACT Critical Skills List. Invitations may not be issued when the monthly cap for an occupation is reached.

 

ACT CRITICAL SKILLS LIST

26 August 2020

ANZSCO MAJOR Group Nomination places available each month ANZSCO Nominated Occupation
1311 

 

 

Less than 5 places 

 

131112 Sales & Marketing Manager
131113 Advertising Manager
131114 Public Relations Manager
1322 Less than 5 places 132211 Finance Manager
1331 Less than 15 places 133111 Construction Project Manager
1351 Less than 5 places 135112 ICT Project Manager
    135199 ICT Managers (nec)
1499 Less than 5 places 149913 Facilities Manager
 

2124 

 

 

 

Less than 5 places

 

212411 Copywriter
212412 Newspaper or Periodical Editor
212413 Print Journalist
212415 Technical Writer
212416 Television Journalist
212499 Journalist & other writers (nec)
 

2211 

 

 

Less than 10 places

 

221111 Accountant (General)
221112 Management Accountant
221113 Taxation Accountant
2223 Less than 5 places 222311 Financial Investment Adviser
    222312 Financial Investment Manager
2231 Less than 5 places 223112 Recruitment Consultant
2247 Less than 5 places 224711 Management Consultant
    224712 Organisation & Methods Analyst
2251 Less than 5 places 225111 Advertising Specialist
    225113 Marketing Specialist
2253 Less than 5 places 225311 Public Relations Professional

 

 

2321 Less than 5 places 232111 Architect
    232112 Landscape Architect
232411 Graphic Designer
2324  Less than 5 places 232412 Illustrator
    232414 Web Designer
 

 

2332 

 

 

 

 

Less than 5 places

 

 

233211 Civil Engineer
233212 Geotechnical Engineer
233213 Quantity Surveyor
233214 Structural Engineer
233215 Transport Engineer
2339    Less than 5 places 233913 Biomedical Engineer
2411 Less than 5 places 241111 Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher
2524 Less than 5 places 252411 Occupational Therapist
2531 Less than 5 places 253111 General Practitioner
    253112 Resident Medical Officer
    254411 Nurse Practitioner
  254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
  254413 Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health)
  254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health)
  254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emer.)
2544 Less than 10 places 254416 Registered Nurse (Develop. Disability)
  254417 Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehab.)
  254418 Registered Nurse (Medical)
  254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
  254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
  254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
  254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical)
  254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)
  254499 Registered Nurses (nec)

 

 

2611 Less than 20 places 261111 ICT Business Analyst
    261112 Systems Analyst
    261311 Analyst Programmer
    261312 Developer Programmer
2613  Less than 40 places 261313 Software Engineer
  261314 Software Tester
    261399 Software and Applications Prog. nec
262111 Database Administrator
2621  Less than 10 places 262112 ICT Security Specialist
    262113 Systems Administrator
263111 Computer Network & Systems Engineer
 2631 Less than 5 places  263112 Network Administrator
    263113 Network Analyst
263211 ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
 2632 Less than 10 places 263212 ICT Support Engineer
  263213 ICT Systems Test Engineer
    263299 ICT Support and Test Engineers (nec)
2713 Less than 5 places 271311 Solicitor
272311 Clinical Psychologist
  272312 Educational Psychologist
 2723 Less than 5 places 272313 Organisational Psychologist
  272314 Psychotherapist
    272399 Psychologist (nec)
2724 Less than 5 places 272412 Interpreter
    272499 Social Professionals (nec)
2725 Less than 5 places 272511 Social Worker
2726 Less than 5 places 272612 Recreation Officer
    272613 Welfare Worker

 

 

Source: http://www.canberrayourfuture.com.au/portal/migrating/article/act-critical-skill-list/

Disclaimer: The above set criteria and details about The eligibility of 485 PSW Visa have been copied from http://www.canberrayourfuture.com.au/portal/migrating/article/act-critical-skills-list/ ‘as is’ and no alterations have been madeThe document is provided for general information purposes only. Your use of any of this information is at your own risk, and you should not use any of this information without first seeking legal and other professional advice. The provision of this document (and the documents themselves) do not constitute legal advice or opinions of any kind, or any advertising or solicitation. No lawyer-client, advisory, fiduciary or other relationship is created between VIVID EDUCATION and any person accessing or otherwise using any of the information. Vivid Education and its affiliates (and any of their respective directors, officers, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, and employees) will not be liable for any damages, losses, or causes of action of any nature arising from any use of any of this information.

 

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occupation ceilings 2020-2021

Occupation Ceilings 2020-2021

 

Occupation ceilings 2020/2021

The table below shows the occupation ceilings 2020-2021 program year for each occupation on the list of eligible skilled occupations by four-digit ANZSCO code unit group.

​An ‘occupation ceiling’ may be applied to invitations issued under the independent, skilled regional (provisional) visas. This means there will be a limit on how many EOIs can be invited for skilled migration from an occupation group. This ensures that the skilled migration program is not dominated by a small number of occupations. Once this limit is reached, no further invitations for that particular occupation group will be issued for that program year. Invitations will then be allocated to intending migrants in other occupation groups even if they are lower ranking.

Occupation ceiling values are based on a percentage of stock employment figures for each occupation. Employment figures are provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and represent the number of people employed in Australia in each occupation.

Occupation ceilings 2020-2021 do not apply to State or Territory Nominated, Employer Sponsored or Business Innovation and Investment visa subclasses.

Occupation ceilings 2020-2021 program year:

Occupation ID Description Occupation Ceiling Value 2020-21 Invitations to 14/07/2020
1331 Construction Managers 7,145 0
1332 Engineering Managers 1,474 0
1341 Child Care Centre Managers 1,000 0
1342 Health and Welfare Services Managers 1,666 0
1399 Other Specialist Managers 4,188 0
2111 Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers 1,000 0
2112 Music Professionals 1,000 0
2121 Artistic Directors, and Media Producers and Presenters 1,000 0
2211 Accountants* 1,000 0
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers* 1,619 0
2241 Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians 1,000 0
2243 Economists 1,000 0
2245 Land Economists and Valuers 1,000 0
2247 Management consultant 4,526 0
2321 Architects and Landscape Architects 1,452 0
2322 Cartographers and Surveyors 1,000 0
2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers 1,000 65
2332 Civil Engineering Professionals 3,919 141
2333 Electrical Engineers 1,348 98
2334 Electronics Engineers* 1,000 <20
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers* 2,682 48
2336 Mining Engineers 1,000 20
2339 Other Engineering Professionals* 1,000 <20
2341 Agricultural and Forestry Scientists 1,000 <20
2342 Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists 1,000 <20
2343 Environmental Scientists 1,295 0
2344 Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists 1,000 0
2345 Life Scientists 1,000 <20
2346 Medical Laboratory Scientists 1,536 0
2347 Veterinarians 1,000 0
2349 Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals 1,056 0
2411 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 3,321 0
2414 Secondary School Teachers 8,716 0
2415 Special Education Teachers 1,721 0
2421 University Lecturers and Tutors 5,042 0
2512 Medical Imaging Professionals 1,161 <20
2514 Optometrists and Orthoptists 1,000 0
2519 Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals 1,000 0
2521 Chiropractors and Osteopaths 1,000 0
2524 Occupational Therapists 1,461 <20
2525 Physiotherapists 1,685 <20
2526 Podiatrists 1,000 0
2527 Speech Professionals and Audiologists 1,000 0
2531 General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers 4,257 <20
2533 Internal Medicine Specialists 1,000 <20
2534 Psychiatrists 1,000 0
2535 Surgeons 1,000 0
2539 Other Medical Practitioners 1,168 <20
2541 Midwives 1,333 <20
2544 Registered Nurses 17,859 40
2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts* 2,273 0
2612 Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers 1,000 0
2613 Software and Applications Programmers* 8,405 0
2621 Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists 2,667 0
2631 Computer Network Professionals* 2,245 0
2633 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 1,000 76
2711 Barristers 1,000 0
2713 Solicitors 4,535 0
2723 Psychologists 1,545 <20
2725 Social Workers 1,862 0
3122 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1,000 <20
3123 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1,000 <20
3132 Telecommunications Technical Specialists 1,000 <20
3211 Automotive Electricians 1,000 0
3212 Motor Mechanics 5,205 0
3222 Sheetmetal Trades Workers 1,000 0
3223 Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers 4,866 0
3232 Metal Fitters and Machinists 6,335 0
3233 Precision Metal Trades Workers 1,000 0
3241 Panelbeaters 1,000 0
3311 Bricklayers and Stonemasons 1,712 0
3312 Carpenters and Joiners 6,812 0
3322 Painting Trades Workers 3,303 0
3331 Glaziers 1,000 0
3332 Plasterers 1,452 0
3334 Wall and Floor Tilers 1,000 0
3341 Plumbers 5,861 0
3411 Electricians 8,021 0
3421 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics 1,581 0
3422 Electrical Distribution Trades Workers 1,000 0
3423 Electronics Trades Workers 2,047 0
3513 Chefs 2,256 0
3611 Animal Attendants and Trainers 1,239 0
3941 Cabinetmakers 1,694 0
3991 Boat Builders and Shipwrights 1,000 0
4523 Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials 1,262 0
4524 Sportspersons 1,000 0

*Occupations that are subject to pro rata arrangements. For Accountants (2211) the occupational ceiling also reflects volumes in other skilled visa categories.

 

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect/occupation-ceilings

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Northern territory subclass 491 & 190 nomination Guidelines

Eligibility

Northern territory Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa and Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa

Minimum requirements

To migrate to Australia under a skilled visa, you and your dependant family members on the application must satisfy the Department of Home Affairs requirements.

A summary of key minimum requirements are:

Age

You must be under aged 45 years at the time of nomination.

Skills assessments

You will need a full skills assessment from a relevant Australian skills assessment and assessing authority, for the skilled occupation that you have nominated.

A skills assessment is an independent assessment of whether you have the skills and / or experience to undertake an occupation in Australia. For information about which skills assessment body provides an assessment for your occupation, go to the Department of Home Affairs website.

English

The minimum English language requirement is an outcome of competent unless otherwise specified by assessing / licensing or registration body or on the Northern Territory (NT) Migration Occupation List. Competent means the equivalent of at least IELTS 6.0 in each band level.

NT Government accepts all English tests approved by the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs.

For a list of language tests accepted and the comparison of test scores go to the Department of Home Affairs website.

Points test

Meet the skilled migration points test of 65 or higher.

In addition to the above, you must also meet the Northern Territory (NT) Government requirements.

These requirements can be changed at any time by the NT Government. NT nominations are issued at the discretion of the NT Government, and meeting these requirements does not guarantee a nomination.

If you already live in Australia

The Northern Territory (NT) Government grants nominations under the subclass 491 and 190 visas for individuals who meet the visa eligibility criteria set by the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs and can demonstrate strong employment outcomes in the NT and a long-term commitment to the NT workforce.

The NT Government considers a range of factors to inform decisions on applications for nomination. The following guidelines are intended to assist potential applicants, and are subject to change at the discretion of the NT Government. Each application will be assessed on its own merits. NT nominations are issued at the discretion of the NT Government, and meeting these guidelines do not guarantee a nomination.

Specific guidelines are provided for applicants in the following categories:

Eligible NT graduates

International student graduates who have studied in the NT will be eligible for a subclass 190 nomination if you have:

  • successfully completed one or more qualifications after studying in the NT, at an NT-based institution for two years in a single tertiary course or a set of nested tertiary courses, and
  • lived in the NT for a period of at least six continuous months immediately after the date of completion* of your last qualification, while holding a visa that allows full-time work (this requirement does not apply to students who completed all course requirements in semester one 2020 and produce a letter of completion dated prior to 1 August 2020), and
  • demonstrated genuine and sustained efforts to obtain employment** from an NT employer in your nominated occupation or a closely related skilled occupation.

 

International student graduates who are unable to live in the NT for six months after completing two years of study in the NT will only be considered for a subclass 491 nomination. You must provide evidence of making genuine efforts to obtain employment** from an NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related skilled occupation.

You will be expected to demonstrate genuine efforts and progress towards being employed in the NT in your nominated occupation both during and after your studies. These applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

* Date of completion is the date on which you were notified that you have met all academic course requirements. This is the date when the final exam results or notice of course completion were available or published.

** Genuine and sustained efforts to obtain employment can be demonstrated through evidence of a number of applications made over a period of time for jobs in relevant occupations in the NT, and other supporting evidence such as membership in relevant professional associations, or positive feedback from industry contacts in the NT.

 

Please note the following general information:

  • if you or any of your migrating dependants are currently living interstate, you will not be eligible for the Northern Territory (NT) nomination
  • if you or any of your migrating dependants are currently on a student visa and are currently studying in an NT institution, you will not be eligible for NT nomination
  • if you have already been nominated for a subclass 489 or 491 visa by the NT, you will not be eligible for a subclass 190 nomination.

If you apply from outside Australia

If you are currently living outside Australia, you will generally only be offered a subclass 491 nomination.

Offshore applicants must have been employed in their nominated occupation for at least 12 months out of the last 24 months prior to your application, or have relevant Australian qualifications.

Offshore applicants must have an offer of full-time relevant employment in the NT, if the NT Migration Occupation List requires it.

For documents required view how to apply.

Please note, that the NT has limited places for nomination, which means that applications must be of a very high standard to be nominated. Meeting the above requirements does not guarantee a nomination.

Commitment to the NT

Accepting a nomination from Australia’s NT Government means that you are agreeing to the following conditions:

  • live and work in the NT in your skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation for at least three years from visa grant
  • let the NT Government know the status of your visa application – you need to do this when your visa is granted and when you arrive
  • regularly provide your current contact details to the NT Government
  • participate in surveys conducted by the NT Government.

Other NT residents

An NT resident applicant includes those on temporary visas with work rights, currently residing in the NT.

NT resident applicants will be eligible for a subclass 190 nomination if you:

  • demonstrate that you have been residing in the NT for at least two consecutive years immediately prior to application
  • demonstrate that none of your migrating dependants are residing in another part of Australia, and
  • demonstrate full-time employment in the NT in an eligible occupation continuously for at least two years immediately prior to applying for NT nomination and demonstrate the employment is available for at least a further 12 months.

 

NT resident applicants will be considered for a subclass 491 nomination if you meet the following requirements:

  • applicants who started living in the NT prior to 1 July 2020, must:
    • demonstrate that you have been residing in the NT for at least six consecutive months immediately prior to application
    • demonstrate that none of your migrating dependants are residing in another part of Australia, and
    • demonstrate full-time employment in the NT in an eligible occupation for at least six consecutive months immediately prior to applying for NT nomination and demonstrate the employment is available for at least a further 12 months.
  • applicants who start living in the NT on or after 1 July 2020, must:
    • demonstrate that you have been residing in the NT for at least 12 consecutive months
    • demonstrate that none of your migrating dependants are residing in another part of Australia, and
    • demonstrate full-time employment in the NT in an eligible occupation for at least six consecutive months immediately prior to applying for NT nomination and demonstrate that the employment is available for at least a further 12 months.

 

An eligible occupation for this purpose is:

  • the occupation identified in the skills assessment (nominated occupation), or
  • an occupation that is related to the nominated occupation. In order to be related to the nominated occupation, the majority of time in the position must be spent on tasks that align with the skills and knowledge required to undertake the nominated occupation.

 

The employment must also meet the following additional requirements:

  • the position must be based in the NT, and the employer must have a record of trading in the NT for at least 12 months
  • positions that are based at serviced office spaces or involve hot-desking arrangements will generally not be considered favourably
  • you must be paid at market salary.

 

Applicants who have not been employed in an eligible occupation will generally not qualify for NT nomination.

Applicants who have been employed on a full-time basis for at least six consecutive months in an occupation that is not an eligible occupation may qualify for a subclass 491 nomination on an exceptional and case by case basis if you are able to demonstrate the following:

  • the employer has made genuine efforts to recruit locally and the position cannot be filled by an Australian citizen or permanent resident – at a minimum, evidence should include copies of advertisements placed, and a statement from the employer detailing the number of applicants and reasons as to why no Australian citizens or permanent residents have not been recruited
  • there is a genuine need for the position in the business – at a minimum, evidence should include a detailed statement from the employer explaining the need for the position and how the vacancy arose
  • you have made genuine and sustained efforts to obtain employment in your nominated occupation or a related occupation in the NT – at a minimum, evidence must include copies / screenshots of applications made for relevant jobs and any feedback received.

 

Applicants who are on a Temporary Work (Skilled)(subclass 457) or Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) must provide a letter of support from your current subclass 457 or subclass 482 sponsoring business stating that they:

  • support your visa application
  • understand that you will not be tied to their business once the subclass 491 / subclass 190 visa is granted.

 

The NT Government may contact your employer. There may be circumstances where the need for support from your current employer can be waived.

 

 

If you are offered an NT Government nomination, a declaration form will be issued which will outline these obligations and you will be required to acknowledge, sign, and return.

Migration NT considers a number of factors in assessing commitment to the NT, including:

  • length of residency in the NT
  • previous travel to the NT
  • connections to the NT (for example, close family members being long-term residents of the NT).

 

Occupation

You must have a skilled occupation that is on the Australian Government’s current list of eligible skilled occupations.

The Northern Territory Migration Occupation List (NTMOL) provides an indication as to which of the eligible skilled occupations are in demand in the NT. Offshore applicants must read the NTMOL to determine their eligibility.

 

Employability

You must provide strong evidence of good employment prospects in the NT either in your skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation.

You can show you have good employment prospects by providing:

  • an offer of employment letter from an NT employer
  • a statement describing how your skills and experience meet NT employer needs
  • evidence that your occupation has been advertised in the NT multiple times and detailed explanations of how your qualifications and experience match the job vacancies
  • evidence of positive feedback from potential NT employers.

 

Please see specific information on the required evidence on employability for onshore and offshore applicants.

 

Financial capacity (for applicants outside the NT)

You must provide a list of all your financial assets in Australian dollars. You must provide verifiable documents evidence of those assets. For example, clear colour copies of bank statements, share certificates, property valuations and jewellery evaluations.

The table below gives you detail on the assets you need and the summary you have to provide.

Family composition Minimum value of net assets
Individual applicant AU$35 000
Applicant and spouse AU$50 000
Applicant and spouse plus one child AU$60 000
Applicant and spouse plus two children AU$65 000

 

How to submit your Northern Territory nomination application

All applications and supporting documents must be submitted in the Northern Territory (NT) Government online application system.

Documents you must provide

All applications must provide the following documents:

  • a clear colour copy of your skills assessment from the relevant Australian skills assessment and assessing authority, for the skilled occupation you have nominated
  • a detailed current curriculum vitae or resume
  • clear colour copies of your letters of completion, academic transcripts and certificates of qualifications
  • clear colour copies of your identity page of your passport and all dependent family members included in your application
  • evidence of your visa, if you are in Australia or have previously worked or studied in Australia
  • where required, verifiable evidence of your English proficiency – the NT Government accepts all English tests approved by Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs. If you have undertaken a PTE Academic test, please ensure that you provide in your application the score report code.
  • if you are claiming points for your partner’s skills, a clear colour copy of your partner’s skills assessment
  • if you are claiming points for your partner’s English level, verifiable evidence of their English proficiency
  • a written letter about your commitment to the NTwhich needs to include:
    1. your commitment to living and working in your skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation in the NT for at least three years from when the visa is granted
    2. why you want to live in the NT
    3. how the NT lifestyle would suit your way of life more than that of any other city in Australia, and
    4. be no longer than two pages.

You may need to provide additional documents

If you are living in the NT you must provide:

  • bank statements for the 12 months immediately before your application that clearly shows your day-to-day spending in the NT as evidence you have been living in the NT, and
  • payslips for six months from a NT employer – this is not required for NT graduates*
  • for NT graduates – evidence of making genuine and sustained efforts to obtain employment in your skilled occupation in the NT; must include copies or screenshots of job applications, membership in professional associations in the NT, contact with NT employers and other supporting evidence, such as positive feedback from industry contacts in the NT
  • evidence of residency in the NT for you and your migrating dependants for the required period, for example, tenancy agreements, utility bills.

*Please also read important information if you already live in Australia.

If you are currently living outside Australia (overseas), you must provide:

  • verifiable evidence of full-time employment in your nominated occupation for at least 12 months out of the last 24 months or evidence that you have Australian qualifications, prior to your nomination application to MigrationNT
  • evidence that you have researched into living and working in the NT showing that you understand the climate, relocation costs and living expenses (websites copied and pasted into your submission will not be not accepted)
  • when required, evidence of a full-time (at least 35 hours per week) employment offer in your nominated occupation or in a closely related skilled occupation
    • the term of employment must be for at least 12 months
    • you should provide a copy of your offer letter or contract and this must include details of your employer, their address, phone number and Australian business number
    • this offer will be verified with the business
  • evidence of job applications to relevant vacancies in the NT
  • evidence of making contact with relevant NT employers and receiving positive feedback on your employability (auto-generated responses from job websites and employer HR departments are insufficient)
  • a statement describing your understanding of the NT employment market for your occupation / industry and how your skills and experience are in line with NT employer needs (a generic statement is insufficient on its own)
  • evidence of strong connections to the NT, for example, signed letters of support from long-term residents in the NT detailing their willingness and ability to support you
  • evidence of your financial capacity to move, settle and live in Australia, as listed below:
Family composition Minimum value of net assets
Individual applicant AU$35 000
Applicant and spouse AU$50 000
Applicant and spouse plus one child AU$60 000
Applicant and spouse plus two children AU$65 000
    • you must provide a summary sheet showing the values in Australian dollars
    • you must provide verifiable documented evidence that you have access to or ownership of the required amount of net assets
    • assets can include cash; residential and commercial property; and personal property such as gold, jewellery, vehicles, etc
    • you must provide evidence of the value, for example, independent valuations and purchase receipts
    • medical insurance policies, fixed deposits, public provident funds and government savings scheme investments can be used however the maturity dates must be within a reasonable period, or alternatively the funds must be able to be withdrawn early
    • while offers of support from family members will be considered and will assist your application, you still need to evidence that you have sufficient financial capacity in your own right as outlined above.

Quality of documents

All documents submitted:

  • must be in English
  • documents in language other than English, must be accompanied by an official English language translation
  • must be in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word DOC / DOCX formats.

 

 

Source: https://theterritory.com.au/migrate/migrate-to-work/northern-territory-government-visa-nomination/eligibility#item-4

Disclaimer: The above set criteria and details about The eligibility of 485 PSW Visa have been copied from https://theterritory.com.au/migrate/migrate-to-work/northern-territory-government-visa-nomination/eligibility#item-4 ‘as is’ and no alterations have been made. This article is published on 23/06/2020 at 02.45 PM AEST on this website. The document is provided for general information purposes only. Your use of any of this information is at your own risk, and you should not use any of this information without first seeking legal and other professional advice. The provision of this document (and the documents themselves) do not constitute legal advice or opinions of any kind, or any advertising or solicitation. No lawyer-client, advisory, fiduciary or other relationship is created between VIVID EDUCATION and any person accessing or otherwise using any of the information. Vivid Education and its affiliates (and any of their respective directors, officers, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, and employees) will not be liable for any damages, losses, or causes of action of any nature arising from any use of any of this information.

Northern territory

Northern Territory Migration Occupation List

Northern Territory Migration Occupation List

Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) Migration Occupation List includes occupations that are in demand in the NT.

Offshore applicants must read the NT Migration Occupation List to determine their eligibility.

How to understand the NT Migration Occupation List

Occupations marked with an * require:

  • mandatory licensing or registration requirement, and
  • demonstrated English level either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS 6.0 score in each band or equivalent (whichever is higher).

Occupations marked with !! require you to have high-level communication skills.

All other occupations not marked require a level of English of at least IELTS 6.0 in each band or equivalent from one of the English testing systems accepted by the Department of Home Affairs.

Northern Territory Migration Occupation List (A-F)

ANZSCO code Occupation Comments
141999 Accommodation and hospitality managers (nec)
221111 Accountant (general) Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
All offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
231111* Aeroplane pilot Subclass 491 only
234112 Agricultural scientist
342111* Airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic
323111 Aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics)
323112* Aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)
253211 Anaesthetist Subclass 491 only
261311 Analyst programmer
121111 Aquaculture farmer Subclass 491 only
362212 Arborist
312111 Architectural draftsperson
139911 Arts administrator or manager
252711 Audiologist
321111 Automotive electrician
351111 Baker
121312 Beef cattle farmer Subclass 491 only
351211 Butcher or small goods maker
394111 Cabinetmaker
342411* Cabler (data and telecommunications)
141111 Cafe or restaurant manager
399512 Camera operator (film, television or video)
141211 Caravan park and camping ground manager Subclass 491 only
253312 Cardiologist
331212 Carpenter
331211 Carpenter and joiner
351311 Chef
134111 Child care centre manager
252111 Chiropractor
233211 Civil engineer
312211 Civil engineering draftsperson
599915 Clinical coder Subclass 491 only
272311 Clinical psychologist All offshore applicants must have an IELTS test result with no component / band less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
272611 Community arts worker Subclass 491 only
411711 Community worker
263111 Computer network and system engineer Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
149311 Conference and event organiser
312114 Construction estimator Subclass 491 only
133111 Construction project manager
511111 Contract administrator
351411 Cook
132111 Corporate services manager
272199 Counsellors (nec) All offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
149212 Customer service manager All offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
252311 Dental specialist
411213 Dental technician
411214 Dental therapist Subclass 491 only
252312 Dentist Subclass 491 only
253911 Dermatologist
261312 Developer programmer Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
253917 Diagnostic and interventional radiologist
321212 Diesel motor mechanic
411712 Disabilities services officer
411311 Diversional therapist
451211 Driving instructor Subclass 491 only
272112 Drug and alcohol counsellor
241111 Early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher
249111 Education adviser
134499 Education managers (nec)
272312 Educational psychologist All offshore applicants must have an IELTS test result with no component / band less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
233311 Electrical engineer
312312 Electrical engineering technician
342211 Electrical linesworker Subclass 491 only
341111* Electrician (general)
342314* Electronic instrument trades worker (general)
342315* Electronic instrument trades worker (special class)
233411 Electronics engineer
253912 Emergency medicine specialist
133211 Engineering manager
233999 Engineering professionals (nec)
411411* Enrolled nurse
234312 Environmental consultant
251311 Environmental health officer Subclass 491 only
234313 Environmental research scientist
149913 Facilities manager
272113 Family and marriage counsellor
411713 Family support worker
451815 First aid trainer Subclass 491 only
323211 Fitter (general)
323212 Fitter and turner
323213 Fitter-welder
121213 Fruit or nut grower

 

Northern Territory Migration Occupation List (G-O)

ANZSCO code Occupation Comments
399212 Gas or petroleum operator Subclass 491 only
334114* Gasfitter
253111* General practitioner All offshore applicants must have an IELTS test result with no component / band less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
234411 Geologist
234412 Geophysicist
233212 Geotechnical engineer
333111 Glazier
232411 Graphic designer
391111 Hairdresser
313111 Hardware technician Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
134299!! Health and welfare services managers (nec) All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
251911 Health promotion officer
251511 Hospital pharmacist
141311 Hotel or motel manager
223111!! Human resource advisor Subclass 491 only

All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent

132311 Human resource manager
261111 ICT business analyst Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
135199 ICT managers (nec)
135112 ICT project manager Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
262112 ICT security specialist Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
263212 ICT support engineer
263213 ICT systems test engineer
611211 Insurance agent
253317 Intensive care specialist
232511 Interior designer
272412 Interpreter
331213 Joiner
362213 Landscape gardener
224611* Librarian
221112 Management accountant All offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
225113 Marketing specialist Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
233512 Mechanical engineer Offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
312511 Mechanical engineering draftsperson Subclass 491 only
251211 Medical diagnostic radiographer
253314 Medical oncologist
322311 Metal fabricator
312912 Metallurgical or materials technician
234912 Metallurgist
241311 Middle school teacher (AUS) / intermediate school teacher (NZ)
254111 Midwife
312913 Mine deputy
233611 Mining engineer (excluding petroleum)
121216 Mixed crop farmer Subclass 491 only
321211 Motor mechanic (general)
321213 Motorcycle mechanic
253318 Neurologist
253513 Neurosurgeon
254311* Nurse manager All offshore applicants must have an IELTS test result with no component / band less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
254411* Nurse practitioner All offshore applicants must have an IELTS test result with no component / band less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
253913 Obstetrician and gynaecologist
251312 Occupational health and safety adviser
252411* Occupational therapist All offshore applicants must have an IELTS test result with no component / band less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
253914 Ophthalmologist
251411 Optometrist
224712 Organisation and methods analyst
253514 Orthopaedic surgeon
232214 Other spatial scientist
253515 Otorhinolaryngologist

 

Northern Territory Migration Occupation List (P-Z)

ANZSCO code Occupation Comments
253321 Paediatrician
324111 Panelbeater
351112 Pastrycook
253915 Pathologist
233612 Petroleum engineer
311215 Pharmacy technician All offshore applicants must have an IELTS test result with no component / band less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
252511* Physiotherapist
334111* Plumber (general)
322312 Pressure welder
241213 Primary school teacher
133511 Production manager (forestry)
133513 Production manager (mining)
511112 Program or project administrator
612112 Property manager Subclass 491 only
253411 Psychiatrist
272399 Psychologists (nec)
139914 Quality assurance manager
223112 Recruitment consultant
254412* Registered nurse (aged care)
254413* Registered nurse (child and family health)
254414* Registered nurse (community health)
254415* Registered nurse (critical care and emergency)
254416* Registered nurse (developmental disability)
254417* Registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)
254421* Registered nurse (medical practice)
254418* Registered nurse (medical)
254422* Registered nurse (mental health)
254425* Registered nurse (paediatrics)
254423* Registered nurse (perioperative)
254424* Registered nurse (surgical)
254499* Registered nurses (nec)
253322 Renal medicine specialist
253112 Resident medical officer
251513* Retail pharmacist All offshore applicants must have an IELTS test result with no component / band less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
131112 Sales and marketing manager All offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
241411 Secondary school teacher
322211 Sheetmetal trades worker
231213* Ship’s master Subclass 491 only
321214 Small engine mechanic
272499 Social professionals (nec)
272511 Social worker
261313 Software engineer Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
271311 Solicitor
251214 Sonographer
399516 Sound technician
241599 Special education teachers (nec)
139999 Specialist managers (nec) except:
(a) ambassador; or
(b) archbishop; or
(c) bishop
253311 Specialist physician (general medicine)
253399 Specialist physicians (nec)
252712 Speech pathologist All offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent, no component less than 7.0
All applicants must have the minimum test score required for registration (ie OET 3As 1B minimum)
272115 Student counsellor
133611 Supply and distribution manager All offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
253511 Surgeon (general)
312116 Surveying or spatial science technician Subclass 491 only
232212 Surveyor
452315 Swimming coach or instructor
262113 Systems administrator Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
261112 Systems analyst Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
249311 Teacher of English to speakers of other languages
241512* Teacher of the hearing impaired
212317 Technical director
263311 Telecommunications engineer
342413* Telecommunications linesworker
263312 Telecommunications network engineer
253324 Thoracic medicine specialist
272413 Translator Subclass 491 only
224512 Valuer
121221 Vegetable grower (AUS) / market gardener (NZ)
324311 Vehicle painter Subclass 491 only
234711* Veterinarian
361311 Veterinary nurse
212318 Video producer
242211 Vocational education teacher Subclass 491 only
All offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
322313 Welder (first class)
134214!! Welfare centre manager All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
272613 Welfare worker
223113 Workplace relations adviser Subclass 491 only
411716 Youth worker

Source: https://theterritory.com.au/migrate/migrate-to-work/northern-territory-government-visa-nomination/northern-territory-migration-occupation-list

Disclaimer: The above set criteria and details about The eligibility of 485 PSW Visa have been copied from https://theterritory.com.au/migrate/migrate-to-work/northern-territory-government-visa-nomination/northern-territory-migration-occupation-list  ‘as is’ and no alterations have been made. This article is published on 23/06/2020 at 02.35 PM AEST on this website. The document is provided for general information purposes only. Your use of any of this information is at your own risk, and you should not use any of this information without first seeking legal and other professional advice. The provision of this document (and the documents themselves) do not constitute legal advice or opinions of any kind, or any advertising or solicitation. No lawyer-client, advisory, fiduciary or other relationship is created between VIVID EDUCATION and any person accessing or otherwise using any of the information. Vivid Education and its affiliates (and any of their respective directors, officers, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, and employees) will not be liable for any damages, losses, or causes of action of any nature arising from any use of any of this information.

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NSW 491 visa

NSW Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491)

Applications open

Applications must be submitted by 5 pm Friday, 26 June 2020.

Who can apply?

You can only apply for NSW nomination if you are eligible for this visa subclass AND:

If you do not meet all of these requirements you are not able to apply for NSW nomination. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be declined. The NSW nomination fee is not refundable.

Please carefully review the full list of requirements and instructions on how to apply below.

For further information, we strongly encourage you to read  Frequently Asked Questions.

The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) is a provisional points-tested visa that allows skilled workers and their families to live, study and work in designated regional areas of Australia for a period of 5 years.

NSW Treasury nominates eligible highly skilled workers for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) to drive economic growth in regional NSW.

Eligibility

You can apply for NSW nomination if you meet all of following requirements outlined below:

Nomination requirements

You must:

  1. have an occupation on the NSW Stream 1 Regional Skilled Occupation List, and;
  2. be living in a designated regional area of NSW.

There is no minimum time-frame for how long you have been residing in regional NSW, however you must be able to demonstrate your place of residence through evidence. Information on what evidence is required is included in our application form.

Age

You must be aged under 45 when we nominate you to apply for the visa.

Points claim

When you submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect you will be given a points score based on the claims you have made. If you do not obtain a score of at least 65 points, you are not eligible to be invited to apply for NSW nomination.

You must provide evidence supporting your points claims with your application to NSW.

To see how points are awarded, please refer to the points calculator.

English language

At the time of applying to NSW, you must have at least competent English.

If you are a citizen of the USA, UK, Canada, Republic of Ireland or New Zealand, you are not required to complete an English language test.

Occupation

You must hold a valid skills assessment in an occupation that exactly matches one that appears on the NSW Regional Skilled Occupation List.

Your commitment to regional NSW

You must commit to living and working in a designated regional area of NSW for the duration of your visa.

How to apply

Step 1 – Submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect, the Home Affairs’ online registration system

Before applying for NSW nomination, you must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect, the Home Affairs’ online registration system, nominating NSW as your preferred state.

The date that your EOI was submitted has no impact on your application. Read more about SkillSelect.

You will be provided with a unique number after submitting your EOI in SkillSelect. You must include this number with your application to NSW.

All claims made in your EOI must be accurate and current. You are required to provide evidence for all claims in your EOI with your application to NSW. This includes where you currently reside and your skilled employment history (if applicable).

Step 2 – Prepare your documents and complete the NSW nomination application form

Complete the following application form:

When you lodge your application to NSW, you must provide:

  • A detailed resume or CV,
  • Your valid skills assessment,
  • English language test results, or a copy of your passport bio page if you are exempt,
  • Evidence of your employment and residency in a designated regional area in NSW and
  • Supporting documents for your EOI points claims

If you are asked for further documentation relating to your application, you will need to provide it within 14 calendar days to enable our assessment team to consider it. Otherwise, your application may be refused.

Step 3 – Complete your application fee payment

NSW nomination fees are payable via the link below using Visa or MasterCard. Application fees are non-refundable.

After completing your online payment, you will be sent your receipt by email to the address entered during the payment step. You must provide a copy of this receipt with your application.

Pay your A$330 NSW nomination fee here.

Step 4 – Submit your application to NSW Treasury

Submit your application via email to regional.migration@treasury.nsw.gov.au. Along with your completed NSW nomination application form, you must include all supporting documents, and your application payment receipt.

This must be sent in one email only, with the subject line for your email in the following format:

  • Application – EOI number – SURNAME Given name – DOB
  • For example: Application – E0123456789 – SMITH John – 01/01/1990

When attaching your support documents, you must:

  • Use PDF format for all your documents,
  • Ensure your email does not exceed 50MB,
  • If the size of your supporting documents is greater than 50MB, only attach your most important documents. A case officer will contact you if they require further information when assessing your application.

Step 5 – After you have submitted your application

After you have submitted your application to NSW, you will receive an email from NSW Treasury acknowledging your application has been received.

Please do not contact us for an update on your application.

Please do not write to regional.migration@treasury.nsw.gov.au. Emails that are not applications to this address will be deleted.

Step 6 –  Wait for your application outcome

Our standard processing time is four weeks; however, this can vary.

You may request we expedite your application only if the following situations apply to you:

  • your current visa is expiring within six weeks of submitting your application, or;
  • your skills assessment or English language test result will expire within four weeks of submitting your application, or;
  • you are losing points, which will reduce your total score to below 65 points, within four weeks of submitting your application. If you will lose points, and this does not reduce your total score below 65 points, you cannot request we expedite your application.

 

Source: https://www.business.nsw.gov.au/live-and-work-in-nsw/visas-and-immigration/skilled-work-regional-visa-subclass-491

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Subclass 485 (Post study work) PSW visa eligibility criteria

Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)

Post-Study Work Stream

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated with a degree from an Australian institution. It lets you live, work, and study in Australia, temporarily.

With this visa, you can

  • stay in Australia for between 2 to 4 years after you have finished your studies
  • travel, work or study in Australia during your stay
  • bring your immediate family members to stay with you

Eligibility:

You must meet all the following eligibility prior to your visa application.

 

Be this age

You must be under 50 years of age.

 

Have this visa

This stream is only available if you applied for, and were granted, your first student visa to Australia on or after 5 November 2011.

If you held your first student visa prior to this date, even as a child on your parent’s student visa, then you will not be eligible to apply for this stream.

DHA will process your visa application if:

  • you are the main holder of a current student visa, (but not one supported by the Defence or Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister)
  • you held a student visa within the past 6 months before your application and you now have a Bridging Visa A or Bridging Visa B, granted on the basis of a valid application for a visa
  • you held a student visa within the past 6 months before your application and you now hold a substantive visa
  • your student visa was cancelled, but in the past 28 days the Tribunal has notified you of a decision to set aside and substitute the Minister’s decision not to revoke the cancellation

DHA can’t grant you this visa if they have previously granted you a subclass 485 or a subclass 476 visa as a primary visa holder.

 

Meet the Australian study requirement

In the past 6 months before you applied for this visa you must have met the Australian study requirement. You will meet this if you are awarded at least one degree, diploma or trade qualification and:

  • your course was a CRICOS-registered course
  • you successfully completed all course requirements
  • your study was in English
  • you completed your course as a result of at least two academic years (92 weeks) study
  • you were physically in Australia for at least 16 calendar months to complete the study
  • you held an Australian study visa that allowed you to study

To meet the 2 academic year component of the Australian study requirement, you may combine courses in some circumstances.

 

Hold an eligible qualification at degree-level or above

The Post-study Work Stream of the subclass 485 visa is for international students with eligible qualifications, regardless of their field of study. You must have also met the Australian study requirement within the past six months, which means:

  • your course is CRICOS-registered
  • you successfully completed all course requirements
  • your study was in English
  • you completed your study over at least two academic years (92 weeks)
  • you were physically in Australia for at least 16 calendar months to complete the study
  • you held an Australian visa that allowed you to study

Qualifications

The qualification that you have completed must be an eligible degree. This means a:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • bachelor (honours) degree
  • masters by coursework degree
  • masters (extended) degree
  • masters by research degree
  • doctoral degree

If you have studied a standalone diploma or trade qualification, you are not eligible to be granted a visa in this stream.

 

Have studied with an Australian education provider

Your course must have been with an Australian education provider who is registered on CRICOS  and offer degree-level programs.

 

Have this passport or this level of English language

You can either show that you hold a valid passport from the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland, or prove your English proficiency. To do this, show evidence that in the last 3 years, you achieved:

Test Score
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall score of at least 6 with a minimum score of 5 for each of the 4 parts
Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) Total score of at least 64 with a minimum score of 4 for listening, 4 for reading, 14 for writing and 14 for speaking
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Overall score of at least 50 with a minimum score of 36 for each of the 4 parts
Occupational English Test (OET) At least B for each of the 4 parts
Cambridge C1 Advanced test Overall at least 169 with a minimum score of at least 154 in each of the 4 test components

 

Have adequate health insurance

You are personally liable for all your healthcare costs while you are in Australia. Medical insurance helps limit your financial liability.

You must have adequate health cover for the whole of your stay to be granted this visa. Your cover should cover you for medically necessary treatment, including transport.

Reciprocal healthcare agreements

Some countries have a reciprocal healthcare agreement with Australia. Find out more from Services Australia about reciprocal healthcare agreements.

 

Meet health requirement

You and any family who apply for the visa with you must meet the health requirement.

 

Meet character requirement

You and any family members aged 16 years and over who apply for the visa must meet the character requirement.

 

Sign the Australian values statement

If you are 18 years of age or older, you must:

 

Have no debt to the Australian Government

If you or any family members owe the Australian Government money, you or they must have paid it back or arranged to pay it back.

 

Not have had a visa canceled or a previous application refused

You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa canceled or refused while you were in Australia.  Check if visa cancellation affects your eligibility.

 

 

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/temporary-graduate-485/post-study-work#Eligibility

Disclaimer: The above set criteria and details about The eligibility of 485 PSW Visa have been copied from https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/temporary-graduate-485/post-study-work#Eligibility  ‘as is’ and no alterations have been made. The document is provided for general information purposes only. Your use of any of this information is at your own risk, and you should not use any of this information without first seeking legal and other professional advice. The provision of this document (and the documents themselves) do not constitute legal advice or opinions of any kind, or any advertising or solicitation. No lawyer-client, advisory, fiduciary or other relationship is created between VIVID EDUCATION and any person accessing or otherwise using any of the information. Vivid Education and its affiliates (and any of their respective directors, officers, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, and employees) will not be liable for any damages, losses, or causes of action of any nature arising from any use of any of this information.

 

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Australian Study Requirement

Meeting the Australian study requirement

 

When applying for the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) Points-tested, the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) or the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491), to meet the Australian study requirement you must have completed either:

  • a single eligible qualification that requires at least 2 academic years study, or
  • more than 1 qualification that results in a total of at least 2 academic years study resulting in an eligible qualification.

You must have completed your study in Australia, in a total of no less than 16 calendar months, while you held a visa authorising you to study.

Your course, or courses, resulting in the award of an eligible degree, diploma or trade qualification, must be registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) and instruction must be completed in English.

Note: if applying for a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485), you must have completed your study in the 6 months immediately before making an application.

Course requirements

Each qualification you have completed and are relying on to meet this requirement must:

  • be either a bachelors degree or higher, a diploma, an advanced diploma, or a trade qualification
  • have been undertaken at an Australian educational institution in Australia
  • have been taught in English
  • be registered on CRICOS
  • have been undertaken while you held a visa authorising you to study

Note: You cannot use English language proficiency courses or enabling programs to meet the Australian study requirement.

The 2 academic years study requirement

Two academic years of study equals 92 weeks that contribute towards 1 or more acceptable qualifications.

What is meant by 2 academic years study

Two academic years study, or 92 weeks of registered study, is based on the duration of the course as registered by CRICOS.

You can take longer to complete your course, but you will only be credited with the number of weeks that CRICOS determines as the standard duration. For example, if you take 92 weeks to successfully complete a course that CRICOS says should take 78 weeks, you will only receive credit for 78 weeks only.

Only study successfully completed count towards the 2 academic years. You cannot include failed subjects.

Credits and exemptions

Credit for prior learning may reduce the amount of study undertaken.

Example: If your course is CRICOS-registered for 138 weeks (3 years) and has 24 equal weighted units, you will have completed 2 academic years when you have successfully completed 16 units of that course. This means you can use study credits of up to 8 units and still complete 2 academic years of study.

You cannot count the credited units towards meeting the Australian study requirement if:

  • you are already using them towards meeting the Australian study requirement as part of another course
  • you received the credit for study within Australian in a non-CRICOS registered course
  • you received the credit for study completed overseas

Credit for study of non-award courses or study completed overseas can only be used to the extent it is accepted by your education provider as part of ‘recognised prior learning’ (RPL) and cannot be used to meet the Australian study requirement directly.
Note: Your academic transcript should show how credits from prior learning contribute to your qualification for these credits to be counted towards meeting the Australian study requirement. This leaves no doubt that the credits are part of the award of the qualification.

Minimum of 16 months study in Australia

The Australian study requirement cannot be met in less than 16 calendar months.

This period begins when the course commences (generally from the start of lectures and excluding orientation periods) to the date at when all academic requirements have been completed

Example: If your course is CRICOS registered for 92 weeks (2 years) and you received credit based on study in another course also registered with CRICOS, then you could use these credits towards meeting the Australian study requirement even if you did not receive a qualification for this other course. The actual period of study on which the credits were based may also be used to meet the 16 month requirement.

However, if your study credits shorten the amount of time you physically studied your course in Australia to less than 16 calendar months, then, you may not meet the Australian study requirement.

If this happens you have several options, including:

  • have the university cancel the credits and complete these subjects for your qualification
  • complete extra units, such as elective units, that the university accepts as award units for the qualification

You may wish to complete an extra eligible qualification that can be used together to meet the Australian study requirement. Your extra qualification must be of sufficient CRICOS-registered duration to make up for the credited units from your course (or courses), bringing the total to at least 92 weeks.

Overlap of qualifications

You can undertake overlapping qualifications. For example, students applying under the Graduate Work stream of the subclass 485 visa could complete a Diploma in Finance and then a Diploma in Accounting where 2 units in the last qualification were granted as credit from the earlier qualification.

Where qualifications overlap, you can’t count the period of study more than once.

If you complete more than one qualification but use only the most recent qualification to meet the Australian study requirement, any credit you receive in the most recent qualification from the previous qualification counts towards meeting the Australian study requirement.

The actual period of study within the previous qualification can also be used to meet the 16-month requirement.

Study outside Australia

You can still meet the Australian study requirement if your course included study overseas, provided you complete at least 2 academic years of study in no less than 16 months in Australia in a CRICOS registered course.

Example: You would have completed 2 academic years study in Australia if you undertook a 3-year, 6-semester bachelor degree as follows:

  • semester 1 – outside Australia
  • semester 2 – in Australia
  • semester 3 – in Australia
  • semester 4 – in Australia
  • semester 5 – outside Australia
  • semester 6 – in Australia

The pattern of study does not matter as long as the Australian study requirement is met.

You must complete at least 16 months of study while you are physically present in Australia.

You will not have met the Australian study requirements if you:

  • have studied solely at an overseas campus of an Australian educational institution, or
  • studied online or by correspondence with an Australian educational institution while outside Australia.

Evidence to attach to your application

Provide a certified copy of the completion letter from your education provider that shows:

  • the date the course started and ended
  • whether you did any distance learning
  • certified copies of course transcripts
  • the date of course completion
  • the location of the campus where you studied
  • whether you studied full-time or part-time
  • the language in which you received instruction

If you received credit for a course that you intend to use, to show that you have met the conditions of the Australian study requirement, the completion letter must state as such.

Completion date

Applications for a subclass 485 visa must be made within six months of the date of course completion.

The date of course completion is the date you first met the academic requirement for the award or your degree, diploma or trade qualification and were advised in writing by:

  • letter
  • publication in a newspaper
  • publication on the internet
  • email
  • bulletin board at the tertiary institution.

This date should not be confused with the date of conferral of award. The date of conferral is the date that the student actually receives their qualification, for example, at a graduation ceremony.

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/temporary-graduate-485/australian-study-requirement

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Proposed Occupation Changes 2020

Proposed 2020 Occupation Changes

Skilled Migration Occupation Lists Review

On 13 December 2019, the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business published a Traffic Light Bulletin outlining proposed changes to the skilled migration occupation lists and called for public submissions.

Please note the Traffic Light Bulletin is a draft for consultation purposes only. It does not represent a decision of Government.

If an occupation does not appear on the Traffic Light Bulletin then no change is proposed to the current status of that occupation. The current skilled migration occupation lists can be found HERE.

In developing the Traffic Light Bulletin the Department has applied an updated methodology for undertaking its analysis. The updated methodology is now available.

The next update to Australia’s skilled migration occupation lists is scheduled to be announced in March 2020.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PROPOSED CHANGES.