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New Skilled Occupation List from 1 July 2016

On 1 July 2016, a new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) will commence with a small number of changes to the occupations compared to the previous list.

Lodge a complete General Skilled Migration application for a quicker result

Have you been invited to apply for a General Skilled Migration visa through SkillSelect?

Did you know most complete applications are finalised within three months of lodgement?

Skills assessments—helping you fit into the Australian labour market

Did you know that Australia is the only country in the world that has a pre-migration skills assessment scheme?

SkillSelect for employers Facebook live chat—update

We recently invited Australian employers to take part in a Facebook live chat about SkillSelect.

Changes to the permanent employer sponsored program

Reforms to the permanent employer sponsored migration program will improve the program’s ability to meet Australia’s economic needs and simplify the pathway for 457 visa holders to permanent residence.

SkillSelect webpage goes live!

The SkillSelect website goes live!


SkillSelect webpage snapshot


SkillSelect – Rankings and Invitations explained

In our previous blogs, we discussed SkillSelect and changes to our Skilled Migration Programs.  You can view our previous blogs here.

Guide for the 457 program for the Tourism and Hospitality industries

This is a guest post written by Hayley, who works in the department’s 457 policy section.

Skilled visa options for Australia

Australia's skilled migration program aims to meet the needs of the Australian labour market and strengthen our economy. Skilled workers in occupations in demand can help fill job vacancies which cannot be filled by an Australian resident worker.


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