Last Invitation Round (11 December 2019)

95 points were the minimum points accepted on the last invitation Round (11 December 2019) for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family-Sponsored. Based on these results, if you have less than 95 points it is likely that you won’t be invited. Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect/invitation-rounds  If you have any questions or concerns as …

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Warning in relation to visa applications!

Always remember to keep copies of information submitted in previous applications lodged with Immigration. So often clients tell me they do not know what previous agents submitted in their applications or they have no recollection of what they themselves have told the Department. This goes for employer sponsors also. Case officers often check information provided in previous visa applications made.  …

High Tech

Over 200,000 Hi-Tech Jobs in Australia

Recent changes in the points system have seen additional points being offered to those people applying with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) qualifications.

Fake Migration Agents Sentenced

DEPT OF HOME AFFAIRS, ABF: Fake migration agents sentenced

Two Sydney women, one a 30-year-old Australian citizen and the other a 32 year old Chinese national with permanent residency, have been sentenced to conditional good behaviour bonds after pleading guilty to multiple offences against the Migration Act. Australian Border Force (ABF) officers commenced an investigation into the pair in October 2018 after it was reported they were unlawfully providing …

Relief for Growers This Summer

Horticulture farmers around Australia will now receive more support to resolve labour shortages with the signing of a new Horticulture Industry Labour Agreement. The new agreement means horticulture growers will have access to a skilled and semi-skilled workforce to help deliver the fruit and vegetables enjoyed by all Australians. “We have worked with growers and industry representatives to negotiate this …

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VETASSESS Skills Assessment Changes – Update from 2 Jan 2020

Priority Processing Update In order to maintain customer service standards for both the Priority Processing service and other applications, VETASSESS is limiting the number of Priority Processing applications to be received on a daily basis. Once this daily limit is reached, no further Priority Processing applications can be received until the following day. The quota is subject to change on a …