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VETASSESS changes requirements for skills assessments for general professional occupations.

Turnaround Current turnaround time (March 2012) for our general professional occupations is 12 to 16 weeks for full assessments (of qualifications and employment). Applications will… Read More

Rumours of Changes to ENS/RSMS and Business Skills Visas

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship has advised that: contrary to rumours circulating the industry, there will be no changes to the ENS/RSMS and Business… Read More

NSW and the Australian Capital Territory are the only two States where working parents on 457 work visas pay fees to send their children to a state school.

The current charges are between $4,500 and $5,500, and there are currently 2,600 children enrolled in NSW public schools, paying fees exceeding $12m. NSW Minister… Read More

Huge rise in migration from Britain and Ireland, but very few skilled Greeks choose to head down under

Rising unemployment in Europe has driven an influx of Irish and British skilled migrants to labour-strapped pockets of the Australian economy. Skilled migration from… Read More

Immigration boosts Australia’s skill levels from 51% (2001) to 59% (2011)

According to new figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics, immigration has contributed to increases in: the amount of people in Australia who possess a… Read More

Once a company is allowed to employ foreign workers on 457 work visas, they need to protect that right or it will be lost.

DIAC has removed a Victorian company’s right to hire 457 skilled migrant workers following findings that the company had underpaid staff, permitted casual work conditions… Read More

Is my occupation on the skilled sponsored list?

You can find this information on the ComLaw website: 457 SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST… Read More

Is my occupation on the skilled list?

Skilled Occupations List – if you are not nominated by a state or territory government… Read More

Large companies likely to be eligible to fast track employing foreign workers.

The Australian government is developing bulk migration visa agreements to cater for worker shortages across the country. Mining firms and construction companies are negotiating new… Read More

Australia enjoying increased interest from the international business community with short term 456 business visas increasing by almost 12% for the September 2011 quarter.

The 456 subclass are an effective visa for businesspeople looking at opportunities in Australia. These visas are processed quickly (in a few days at… Read More