Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)

Subclass 494 – Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional)

Commences 16 November 2019,

Two streams – Employer sponsored stream and labour agreement stream.

Employer requirements: 

Nomination, application processes and sponsorship obligations largely mirror those applicable to Subclasses 457 and 482 sponsorship

Position must genuine, full time and likely to exist for five years,
Annual market salary rate

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Subclass 491 – Skilled Regional (Provisional)

Subclass 491 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) –

Commences 16 November 2019

Two streams – State/Territory sponsored and family member residing in designated area sponsored

State/Territory sponsored stream:

Must be nominated by State/Territory Government;
Review rights for refusal to grant this visa to an offshore applicant will extend to State/Territory authorities under Part 5 – reviewable

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Transitional Subclass 482 visa holders

Holders of Subclass 482 visas in the medium-term stream on 20 March 2019 or applicants for a Subclass 482 visa in the medium term stream on 20 March 2019, that was subsequently granted, are exempt from the closure on 16 November 2019 of the Temporary Residence Transition stream of the Subclass 187 RSMS visa.

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Skilled Occupation List changes Scl 186,187,189,190, 407, 482, 485 & 489

Five Legislative Instruments were registered yesterday Sunday 10 March 2019 and commence TODAY 11 March 2019.

Legislative Instrument – F2019L00276 – Migration (LIN 19/047: Specification of Occupations – Subclass 187 Visa) Instrument 2019

Applies to RSMS nominations made on or after 11 March 2019, this Instrument is not retrospective.

Includes the requirement for the Health Workforce Certificate for specified medical practitioner occupations.


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Professional Engineers for Scl 189,190 & 489

Professional Engineer for Scl 189,190 & 489
Inquiry via email only:

Must submit Resume and a copy of English Language Test Certificate. 
Professional Engineer Category (Skill Level 1) 

Aeronautical Engineer
Agricultural Engineer  
Biomedical Engineer 
Civil Engineer 
Chemical Engineer 
Electronics Engineers 
Electrical Engineer 
Environmental Engineer  
Geotechnical Engineer
Industrial Engineer 
Materials Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Mining Engineer

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ICT occupations -Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) ICT Occupations:

Analyst Programmer
Chief Information
Computer Network and Systems Engineer
Developer Programmer
ICT Business Analysts
ICT Security Specialist
Multimedia Specialist
Software and Application Programmer
Software Engineer
Systems Analysts

Eligibility for Scl 189,190 & 489:

Have Competent English or higher  
Pass Skills Assessment in an occupation

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Skilled Regional 887 Visas

This is a permanent visa for people who have lived and worked in specified areas of regional Australia.  

Inquiry via email only: 

Must hold Skilled Regional Provisional visas such as:

Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489
Skilled Regional Sponsored Subclasses 475 and 487
Skilled Designated Area Sponsored Subclass 496
Skilled Independent Regional Subclass 495

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Temporary Graduate Subclass 485 Visas

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian education institution.
The 485 visa allows you to live, work and study in Australia temporarily after you have finished your studies. 
There are two streams under this visa – 
(1) a Graduate Work Stream (valid for 18 months) and 
(2) a Post Study Work

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