The TSS Skills Assessment Program is an assessment pathway for applicants applying for a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, who:
work in a nominated occupation and hold a passport from a nominated country or Special Administrative Region (SAR) as indicated in the table below;
are required by the Department of Home Affairs (Home
Under the medium term stream:
The occupation must be on the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
A higher English language requirement applies compared to the short term stream
The visa can be valid for 1, 2, 3 or 4 years
The visa can be renewed without limitation
New Pacific Labour Stream – Seasonal workers program
01. Introduce a new Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS) stream which will provide a temporary visa pathway for participants to work in Australia for up to three years;
02. Allow participants in the Seasonal Worker Program (SWP) to be granted, subject to conditions, a multi-year,
Legislative Instrument-IMMI18/067-Pool and Pass Marks for General Skilled Migration Visas Instrument 2018.
Part 2 of this instrument increases the pool and pass mark to 65 for the following three subclasses where an application is made on or after 1 July 2018 in response to an invitation given on or after 1 July 2018:
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What is the Global Talent Scheme (GTS)?
The GTS is a niche pilot scheme under the TSS visa program. The 12 month pilot will run from 1 July 2018.
Introducing the GTS as a pilot allows the Government to make refinements in consultation with industry to ensure it achieves its purpose.
The GTS is onlyRead more
Raju KC & Manju RijalRead more
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