A long-awaited change to the Australian immigration system has been confirmed, ensuring that temporary skilled workers have a pathway to permanent residence. From 25 November 2023 we can expect the following changes: Temporary Skill Shortage (subclass 482) changes Removal of the limit on number of short-term stream TSS 482 visa applications that visa holders can […]
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The decision of the Department of Home Affairs (‘the Department’) to cancel your visa or refuse your visa application, business sponsorship or nomination application is not always the end of the migration process. It may be possible to appeal the Department’s decision to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (‘AAT’). The AAT is a tribunal that conducts […]
The Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) has now provided states and territories with reduced nomination allocations for the 2023/24 program year. The allocations across all jurisdictions are significantly less than we have seen previously. This will mean that these visa programs will be highly competitive. The state and territory nominated visa are: Skilled Nominated (190) […]
The requirement to advertise a position and test the local labour market before you employ an overseas worker depends on the visa stream. If labour market testing is required, it must be completed inline with the requirements of the Department of Home Affairs. If you wish to employ a Working Holiday (417) or Work & […]
The remuneration requirements for the sponsorship of an overseas worker can be confusing. When considering what we mean by a sponsored worker, in this article we are looking at the following visas: Temporary Skill Shortage (482) Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) (494). On 1 July 2023, the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) increased from […]
One vital industry that has a chronic shortage of skilled, experienced and caring workers is the Aged Care industry. As the Australian population ages, the need for aged care workers across a variety of specialisations has increased substantially. While occupations such as Registered Nurses can be sponsored under the standard employer sponsored visa programs, other […]
The work limitations and restrictions on some common temporary visa were relaxed due to the COVID 19 Pandemic. These included: Student (500) Working Holiday (417) and Work and Holiday (462) visas. This change in work limitations and restrictions currently allows the visa holder to work on an unlimited basis and this has helped to fill […]
Under the Australia immigration program, all skilled visa applicants are required to select an occupational classification from one of the Gazetted skilled occupation lists. These occupational classifications come from the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, commonly known as ANZSCO. For many years, ANZSCO has been considered to be out of date. Many […]
The Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) have announced extended work rights for international students who have graduated from an Australian higher education provider. This will apply to those granted a Temporary Graduate (485) visa under the Post-Study Stream and who have an eligible occupation and qualification/s. The extended work rights come into effect from 1 July […]
In April 2022 the Department of Home Affairs announced news for Temporary Skill Shortage (482) visa holders who had a nominated occupation on the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL): they were to now have a pathway to permanent residency through the Employer Nomination Scheme (186) visa. Previously this was only available to those with a […]