Changes to Australia Immigration July 2017

16.07.2017

Changes to Australia Immigration July 2017
Much has been discussed recently in Immigration law circles about the aims and intentions of the current Government in Australia. The Turnbull administration made a firm commitment to ‘put Australian values first’ which is indicative of the Global populist political movement against Immigration.

Not that Australia has turned anti-Immigration per-se. There is no way a Country with less than 28 million people could continue to grow and develop as one of the Worlds strongest economies without a fair, even and open Immigration Policy.




However, it is certainly becoming increasingly tough for some prospective immigrants and current legislation does seem to be indicating an altogether tougher and more restrictive approach. It’s becoming increasingly clear that Australians (as with many Europeans) are simply losing tolerance for Immigration that simply doesn’t benefit their economy. Australian Immigration has always been about attracting and retaining the right skills into the country for the benefit of all.

For an up to date review of your current eligibility to Immigrate to Australia take our free online consultation now

Check our up to date lists of the occupations currently in demand in Australia.
Medium Term Skilled Occupations List. Occupations on this list are eligible for the 189 Permanent Residency Visa

Accountant (General)***221111CPA/ICAA/IPA
Actuary224111VETASSESS
Aeronautical Engineer233911Engineers Australia
Agricultural Consultant234111VETASSESS
Agricultural Engineer233912Engineers Australia
Agricultural Scientist234112VETASSESS
Airconditioning & Mechanical Services Plumber334112TRA
Airconditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic342111TRA
Anaesthetist253211Medical Board of Australia
Analyst Programmer261311ACS
Architect232111AACA
Audiologist252711VETASSESS
Automotive Electrician321111TRA
Barrister271111SLAA
Biomedical Engineer233913Engineers Australia
Boat Builder & Repairer399111TRA
Bricklayer331111TRA
Cabinetmaker394111TRA
Cardiologist253312Medical Board of Australia
Cardiothoracic Surgeon253512Medical Board of Australia
Carpenter331212TRA
Carpenter & Joiner331211TRA
Cartographer232213VETASSESS
Chef***351311TRA
Chemical Engineer**233111Engineers Australia
Child Care Centre Manager134111TRA
Chiropractor252111CCEA
Civil Engineer233211Engineers Australia
Civil Engineering Draftsperson312211Engineers Australia/ VETASSESS
Civil Engineering Technician**312212VETASSESS
Clinical Haematologist253313Medical Board of Australia
Clinical Psychologist272311APS
Computer Network & Systems Engineer263111ACS
Construction Project Manager133111VETASSESS
Dermatologist253911Medical Board of Australia
Developer Programmer261312ACS
Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist253917Medical Board of Australia
Diesel Motor Mechanic321212TRA
Drainer334113TRA
Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher241111AITSL
Educational Psychologist272312APS
Electrical Engineer233311Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson312311Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Technician312312TRA
Electrical Linesworker**342211TRA
Electrician (General)341111TRA
Electrician (Special Class)341112TRA
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker342313TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)342314TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)342315TRA
Electronics Engineer**233411Engineers Australia
Emergency Medicine Specialist253912Medical Board of Australia
Endocrinologist253315Medical Board of Australia
Engineering Manager133211Engineers Australia/AIM
Engineering Technologist233914Engineers Australia
Environmental Engineer233915Engineers Australia
External Auditor221213CPA/ICAA/IPA
Fibrous Plasterer333211TRA
Fitter & Turner323212TRA
Fitter (General)323211TRA
Fitter-Welder323213TRA
Forester234113VETASSESS
Gasfitter334114TRA
Gastroenterologist253316Medical Board of Australia
General Practitioner253111Medical Board of Australia
Geotechnical Engineer233212Engineers Australia
Glazier333111TRA
ICT Business Analyst261111ACS
Industrial Engineer**233511Engineers Australia
Intensive Care Specialist253317Medical Board of Australia
Internal Auditor221214VETASSESS
Joiner331213TRA
Land Economist224511VETASSESS
Landscape Architect232112VETASSESS
Lift Mechanic341113TRA
Locksmith323313TRA
Management Accountant221112CPA/ICAA/IPA
Materials Engineer**233112Engineers Australia
Mechanical Engineer233512Engineers Australia
Medical Administrator**134211VETASSESS
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer251211AIR
Medical Laboratory Scientist234611AIMS
Medical Oncologist253314Medical Board of Australia
Medical Practitioners ( nec )253999Medical Board of Australia
Medical Radiation Therapist251212AIR
Metal Fabricator322311TRA
Metal Machinist (First Class)323214TRA
Midwife254111ANMAC
Motor Mechanic (General)321211TRA
Motorcycle Mechanic321213TRA
Naval Architect233916Engineers Australia
Neurologist253318Medical Board of Australia
Neurosurgeon253513Medical Board of Australia
Nuclear Medicine Technologist251213ANZSNM
Nurse Practitioner254411ANMAC
Nursing Clinical Director134212ANMAC
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist253913Medical Board of Australia
Occupational Therapist252411OTC
Ophthalmologist253914Medical Board of Australia
Optometrist251411OCANZ
Organisational Psychologist272313APS
Orthopaedic Surgeon253514Medical Board of Australia
Orthotist or Prosthetist251912VETASSESS
Osteopath252112ANZOC
Other Spatial Scientist232214VETASSESS
Otorhinolaryngologist253515Medical Board of Australia
Paediatric Surgeon253516Medical Board of Australia
Paediatrician253321Medical Board of Australia
Painting Trades Workers332211TRA
Panelbeater324111TRA
Pathologist253915Medical Board of Australia
Physicist (Medical Physicist only)234914ACPSEM
Physiotherapist252511APC
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon253517Medical Board of Australia
Plumber (General)334111TRA
Podiatrist252611APodC/ANZPAC
Pressure Welder**322312TRA
Primary Health Organisation Manager134213VETASSESS
Production Manager (Mining)**133513VETASSESS
Production or Plant Engineer**233513Engineers Australia
Project Builder**133112VETASSESS
Psychiatrist253411Medical Board of Australia
Psychologists ( nec )272399APS
Psychotherapist272314VETASSESS
Quantity Surveyor233213AIQS
Radiation Oncologist253918Medical Board of Australia
Radio Communications Technician313211TRA
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)254412ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health)254413ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Community Health)254414ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency)254415ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)254416ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation)254417ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)254421ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical)254418ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)254422ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)254425ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)254423ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Surgical)254424ANMAC
Registered Nurses ( nec )254499ANMAC
Renal Medicine Specialist253322Medical Board of Australia
Rheumatologist253323Medical Board of Australia
Roof Plumber334115TRA
Secondary School Teacher241411AITSL
Sheetmetal Trades Worker322211TRA
Ship's Engineer**231212AMSA
Ship's Master**231213AMSA
Ship's Officer**231214AMSA
Shipwright399112TRA
Small Engine Mechanic321214TRA
Social Worker272511AASW
Software Engineer261313ACS
Solicitor271311SLAA
Solid Plasterer333212TRA
Sonographer251214AIR
Special Education Teachers ( nec )241599AITSL
Special Needs Teacher241511AITSL
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)253311Medical Board of Australia
Specialist Physicians ( nec )253399Medical Board of Australia
Speech Pathologist252712SPA
Stonemason**331112TRA
Structural Engineer233214Engineers Australia
Surgeon (General)253511Medical Board of Australia
Surveyor232212SSSI
Systems Analyst261112ACS
Taxation Accountant221113CPA/ICAA/IPA
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired241512AITSL
Teacher of the Sight Impaired241513AITSL
Technical Cable Jointer342212TRA
Telecommunications Engineer263311Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Field Engineer313212Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Engineer263312Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Network Planner**313213Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist313214Engineers Australia
Thoracic Medicine Specialist253324Medical Board of Australia
Transport Engineer233215Engineers Australia
Urologist253518Medical Board of Australia
Valuer224512VETASSESS
Vascular Surgeon253521Medical Board of Australia
Veterinarian234711AVBC
Wall & Floor Tiler333411TRA
Welder (First Class)322313TRA
Welfare Centre Manager134214ACWA/VETASSESS

Short Term Skilled Occupations List. Occupations on this list are eligible for the 190 Permanent Residency Visa.

Accommodation & Hospitality Managers  (nec)​141999​VETASSESS
Accountant (General)***221111CPA/ICAA/IPA
Actuary224111VETASSESS
Acupuncturist252211VETASSESS
Advertising Manager131113AIM
Advertising Specialist***225111VETASSESS
Aeronautical Engineer233911Engineers Australia
Agricultural Consultant234111VETASSESS
Agricultural Engineer233912Engineers Australia
Agricultural Scientist234112VETASSESS
Agricultural Technician***311111VETASSESS
Airconditioning & Mechanical Services Plumber334112TRA
Airconditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic342111TRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical)323112TRA
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)323113TRA
Ambulance Officer411111VETASSESS
Anaesthetic Technician311211VETASSESS
Anaesthetist253211Medical Board of Australia
Analyst Programmer261311ACS
Animal Attendants & Trainers ( nec )***361199VETASSESS
Apiarist***121311VETASSESS
Aquaculture Farmer***121111VETASSESS
Arborist362212TRA
Architect232111AACA
Architectural Draftsperson312111VETASSESS
Architectural, Building & Surveying Technicians ( nec )312199VETASSESS
Art Teacher (Private Tuition)249211VETASSESS
Arts Administrator or Manager139911VETASSESS
Audiologist252711VETASSESS
Automotive Electrician321111TRA
Baker***351111TRA
Barrister271111SLAA
Beef Cattle Farmer***121312VETASSESS
Biomedical Engineer233913Engineers Australia
Boat Builder & Repairer399111TRA
Book or Script Editor212212VETASSESS
Botanist234515VETASSESS
Bricklayer331111TRA
Building Associate312112VETASSESS
Building Inspector312113VETASSESS
Business Machine Mechanic342311TRA
Cabinetmaker394111TRA
Cabler (Data & Telecommunications)342411TRA
Cafe or Restaurant Manager***141111VETASSESS
Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video)399512TRA
Cardiac Technician311212VETASSESS
Cardiologist253312Medical Board of Australia
Cardiothoracic Surgeon253512Medical Board of Australia
Careers Counsellor272111VETASSESS
Carpenter331212TRA
Carpenter & Joiner331211TRA
Cartographer232213VETASSESS
Chef***351311TRA
Chemical Plant Operator399211TRA
Chemist234211VETASSESS
Chemistry Technician311411VETASSESS
Chief Executive or Managing Director***111111AIM
Chief Information Officer135111ACS
Child Care Centre Manager134111TRA
Chiropractor252111CCEA
Civil Engineer233211Engineers Australia
Civil Engineering Draftsperson312211Engineers Australia/ VETASSESS
Clinical Haematologist253313Medical Board of Australia
Clinical Psychologist272311APS
Commodities Trader222111VETASSESS
Community Worker411711VETASSESS
Company Secretary221211VETASSESS
Complementary Health Therapists ( nec )252299VETASSESS
Computer Network & Systems Engineer263111ACS
Conference & Event Organiser***149311VETASSESS
Conservator234911VETASSESS
Construction Project Manager133111VETASSESS
Contract Administrator***511111VETASSESS
Cook***351411TRA
Copywriter212411VETASSESS
Corporate General Manager***111211AIM
Corporate Services Manager***132111VETASSESS
Cotton Grower***121211VETASSESS
Counsellors ( nec )272199VETASSESS
Crop Farmers ( nec )***121299VETASSESS
Customer Service Manager***149212VETASSESS
Dairy Cattle Farmer***121313VETASSESS
Dance Teacher (Private Tuition)249212VETASSESS
Dancer or Choreographer211112VETASSESS
Database Administrator262111ACS
Dental Specialist252311ADC
Dental Technician411213TRA
Dentist252312ADC
Dermatologist253911Medical Board of Australia
Developer Programmer261312ACS
Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist253917Medical Board of Australia
Diesel Motor Mechanic321212TRA
Dietitian251111DAA
Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage)212312VETASSESS
Disabilities Services Officer411712VETASSESS
Diversional Therapist411311VETASSESS
Diving Instructor (Open Water)452311VETASSESS
Dog Handler or Trainer361111VETASSESS
Drainer334113TRA
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor272112VETASSESS
Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher241111AITSL
Earth Science Technician311412VETASSESS
Economist224311VETASSESS
Education Adviser249111VETASSESS
Education Managers ( nec )134499VETASSESS
Educational Psychologist272312APS
Electrical Engineer233311Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson312311Engineers Australia
Electrical Engineering Technician312312TRA
Electrician (General)341111TRA
Electrician (Special Class)341112TRA
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker342313TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)342314TRA
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)342315TRA
Emergency Medicine Specialist253912Medical Board of Australia
Endocrinologist253315Medical Board of Australia
Engineering Manager133211Engineers Australia/AIM
Engineering Professionals ( nec )233999Engineers Australia
Engineering Technologist233914Engineers Australia
Enrolled Nurse411411ANMAC
Environmental Consultant234312VETASSESS
Environmental Engineer233915Engineers Australia
Environmental Manager139912VETASSESS
Environmental Research Scientist234313VETASSESS
Environmental Scientists ( nec )234399VETASSESS
Equipment Hire Manager149915VETASSESS
External Auditor221213CPA/ICAA/IPA
Facilities Manager***149913VETASSESS
Faculty Head134411VETASSESS
Family & Marriage Counsellor272113VETASSESS
Family Support Worker411713VETASSESS
Farrier322113TRA
Fashion Designer232311VETASSESS
Fibrous Plasterer333211TRA
Film & Video Editor212314VETASSESS
Finance Broker222112VETASSESS
Finance Manager***132211CPAA/ICAA/IPA
Financial Brokers ( nec )222199VETASSESS
Financial Dealers ( nec )222299VETASSESS
Financial Investment Adviser222311VETASSESS
Financial Investment Manager222312VETASSESS
Financial Market Dealer222211VETASSESS
Fitness Centre Manager149112VETASSESS
Fitter & Turner323212TRA
Fitter (General)323211TRA
Fitter-Welder323213TRA
Fleet Manager149411VETASSESS
Florist362111TRA
Flower Grower***121212VETASSESS
Footballer452411VETASSESS
Forester234113VETASSESS
Fruit or Nut Grower***121213VETASSESS
Furniture Finisher394211TRA
Gallery or Museum Curator224212VETASSESS
Gardener (General)362211TRA
Gasfitter334114TRA
Gastroenterologist253316Medical Board of Australia
General Practitioner253111Medical Board of Australia
Geologist234411VETASSESS
Geotechnical Engineer233212Engineers Australia
Glazier333111TRA
Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus) / Field Crop Grower (NZ)***121214VETASSESS
Grape Grower***121215VETASSESS
Graphic Designer***232411VETASSESS
Greenkeeper362311TRA
Gymnastics Coach or Instructor452312VETASSESS
Hair or Beauty Salon Manager***142114VETASSESS
Hairdresser***391111TRA
Hardware Technician313111TRA
Health & Welfare Services Managers ( nec )134299VETASSESS
Health Diagnostic & Promotion Professionals ( nec )251999VETASSESS
Health Information Manager224213VETASSESS
Health Promotion Officer251911VETASSESS
Horse Breeder***121316VETASSESS
Horse Riding Coach or Instructor452313VETASSESS
Hospital Pharmacist251511APharmC
Hotel or Motel Manager***141311VETASSESS
Human Resource Manager132311AIM
ICT Account Manager225211VETASSESS
ICT Business Analyst261111ACS
ICT Business Development Manager225212VETASSESS
ICT Customer Support Officer313112TRA
ICT Managers ( nec )135199ACS
ICT Project Manager***135112ACS
ICT Quality Assurance Engineer263211ACS
ICT Sales Representative225213VETASSESS
ICT Security Specialist262112ACS
ICT Support Engineer***263212ACS
ICT Systems Test Engineer***263213ACS
ICT Trainer223211ACS
Illustrator232412VETASSESS
Industrial Designer232312VETASSESS
Industrial Pharmacist251512VETASSESS
Information and Organisation Professionals  (nec)***224999VETASSESS
Insurance Agent611211VETASSESS
Insurance Broker222113VETASSESS
Insurance Loss Adjuster599612VETASSESS
Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic411112VETASSESS
Intensive Care Specialist253317Medical Board of Australia
Interior Designer232511VETASSESS
Internal Auditor221214VETASSESS
Interpreter272412NAATI
Jeweller399411TRA
Jewellery Designer232313VETASSESS
Joiner331213TRA
Journalists & Other Writers ( nec )212499VETASSESS
Judicial & Other Legal Professionals ( nec )271299VETASSESS
Laboratory Manager139913VETASSESS
Land Economist224511VETASSESS
Landscape Architect232112VETASSESS
Landscape Gardener362213TRA
Librarian224611VETASSESS
Library Technician399312VETASSESS
Life Science Technician311413VETASSESS
Lift Mechanic341113TRA
Livestock  Farmers ( nec )***121399VETASSESS
Locksmith323313TRA
Make Up Artist399514TRA
Management Accountant221112CPA/ICAA/IPA
Management Consultant***224711VETASSESS
Manufacturer133411VETASSESS
Marine Biologist234516VETASSESS
Marketing Specialist***225113VETASSESS
Massage Therapist***411611VETASSESS
Mathematician224112VETASSESS
Meat Inspector311312VETASSESS
Mechanical Engineer233512Engineers Australia
Mechanical Engineering Technician***312512TRA
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer251211AIR
Medical Laboratory Scientist234611AIMS
Medical Laboratory Technician311213AIMS
Medical Oncologist253314Medical Board of Australia
Medical Practitioners ( nec )253999Medical Board of Australia
Medical Radiation Therapist251212AIR
Medical Technicians ( nec )311299VETASSESS
Metal Fabricator322311TRA
Metal Fitters & Machinists ( nec )323299TRA
Metal Machinist (First Class)323214TRA
Metallurgical or Materials Technician312912VETASSESS
Meteorologist234913VETASSESS
Middle School Teacher (Aus) / Intermediate School Teacher (NZ)241311AITSL
Midwife254111ANMAC
Mine Deputy312913VETASSESS
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)233611Engineers Australia
Minister of Religion*272211VETASSESS
Mixed Crop & Livestock Farmer***121411VETASSESS
Mixed Crop Farmer***121216VETASSESS
Mixed Livestock Farmer***121317VETASSESS
Motor Mechanic (General)321211TRA
Motorcycle Mechanic321213TRA
Multimedia Specialist261211ACS
Music Teacher (Private Tuition)249214VETASSESS
Musician (Instrumental)211213VETASSESS
Naturopath252213VETASSESS
Naval Architect233916Engineers Australia
Network Administrator263112ACS
Network Analyst263113ACS
Neurologist253318Medical Board of Australia
Neurosurgeon253513Medical Board of Australia
Newspaper or Periodical Editor212412VETASSESS
Nuclear Medicine Technologist251213ANZSNM
Nurse Educator254211ANMAC/VETASSESS
Nurse Manager254311ANMAC/VETASSESS
Nurse Practitioner254411ANMAC
Nursing Clinical Director134212ANMAC
Nutritionist251112VETASSESS
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist253913Medical Board of Australia
Occupational Health and Safety Adviser251312VETASSESS
Occupational Therapist252411OTC
Ophthalmologist253914Medical Board of Australia
Optometrist251411OCANZ
Organisation & Methods Analyst224712VETASSESS
Organisational Psychologist272313APS
Orthopaedic Surgeon253514Medical Board of Australia
Orthoptist251412VETASSESS
Orthotist or Prosthetist251912VETASSESS
Osteopath252112ANZOC
Other Spatial Scientist232214VETASSESS
Other Sports Coach or Instructor452317VETASSESS
Otorhinolaryngologist253515Medical Board of Australia
Paediatric Surgeon253516Medical Board of Australia
Paediatrician253321Medical Board of Australia
Painting Trades Workers332211TRA
Panelbeater324111TRA
Pastrycook***351112TRA
Patents Examiner224914VETASSESS
Pathologist253915Medical Board of Australia
Performing Arts Technicians ( nec )399599VETASSESS
Pharmacy Technician311215VETASSESS
Photographer211311VETASSESS
Physicist234914VETASSESS
Physicist (Medical Physicist only)234914ACPSEM
Physiotherapist252511APC
Picture Framer394212TRA
Pig Farmer***121318VETASSESS
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon253517Medical Board of Australia
Plumber (General)334111TRA
Podiatrist252611APodC/ANZPAC
Post Office Manager142115VETASSESS
Poultry Farmer***121321VETASSESS
Power Generation Plant Operator399213TRA
Precision Instrument Maker & Repairer323314TRA
Primary Health Organisation Manager134213VETASSESS
Primary Products Inspectors ( nec )***311399VETASSESS
Primary School Teacher241213AITSL
Print Finisher392111TRA
Print Journalist212413VETASSESS
Printing Machinist392311TRA
Private Tutors & Teachers ( nec )249299VETASSESS
Production Manager (Forestry)***133511VETASSESS
Program Director (Television or Radio)212315VETASSESS
Program or Project Administrator511112VETASSESS
Property Manager612112VETASSESS
Psychiatrist253411Medical Board of Australia
Psychologists ( nec )272399APS
Psychotherapist272314VETASSESS
Public Relations Professional225311VETASSESS
Quality Assurance Manager139914VETASSESS
Quantity Surveyor233213AIQS
Radiation Oncologist253918Medical Board of Australia
Radio Communications Technician313211TRA
Real Estate Agency Principal612113VETASSESS
Real Estate Agent612114VETASSESS
Real Estate Representative612115VETASSESS
Records Manager224214VETASSESS
Recreation Officer272612VETASSESS
Recruitment Consultant***223112VETASSESS
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)254412ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health)254413ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Community Health)254414ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency)254415ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)254416ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation)254417ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)254421ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Medical)254418ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)254422ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)254425ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)254423ANMAC
Registered Nurse (Surgical)254424ANMAC
Registered Nurses ( nec )254499ANMAC
Rehabilitation Counsellor272114VETASSESS
Renal Medicine Specialist253322Medical Board of Australia
Resident Medical Officer253112Medical Board of Australia
Residential Care Officer411715VETASSESS
Retail Pharmacist251513APharmC
Rheumatologist253323Medical Board of Australia
Roof Plumber334115TRA
Roof Tiler333311TRA
Sales & Marketing Manager***131112AIM
School Principal134311VETASSESS
Science Technicians ( nec )311499VETASSESS
Secondary School Teacher241411AITSL
Sheep Farmer***121322VETASSESS
Sheetmetal Trades Worker322211TRA
Shipwright399112TRA
Signwriter399611TRA
Small Engine Mechanic321214TRA
Snowsport Instructor452314VETASSESS
Social Professionals ( nec )272499VETASSESS
Social Worker272511AASW
Software & Applications  Programmers ( nec )261399ACS
Software Engineer261313ACS
Software Tester***261314ACS
Solicitor271311SLAA
Solid Plasterer333212TRA
Sonographer251214AIR
Sound Technician399516TRA
Special Education Teachers ( nec )241599AITSL
Special Needs Teacher241511AITSL
Specialist Managers ( nec )  except139999VETASSESS
Ambassador
Archbishop
Bishop
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)253311Medical Board of Australia
Specialist Physicians ( nec )253399Medical Board of Australia
Speech Pathologist252712SPA
Sports Centre Manager149113VETASSESS
Sports Development Officer452321VETASSESS
Sportspersons ( nec )452499VETASSESS
Stage Manager212316VETASSESS
Statistician224113VETASSESS
Stockbroking Dealer222213VETASSESS
Structural Engineer233214Engineers Australia
Student Counsellor272115VETASSESS
Sugar Cane Grower***121217VETASSESS
Supply and Distribution Manager***133611AIM
Surgeon (General)253511Medical Board of Australia
Surveyor232212SSSI
Swimming Coach or Instructor452315VETASSESS
Systems Administrator262113ACS
Systems Analyst261112ACS
Taxation Accountant221113CPA/ICAA/IPA
Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages249311VETASSESS
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired241512AITSL
Teacher of the Sight Impaired241513AITSL
Technical Cable Jointer342212TRA
Technical Director212317VETASSESS
Technical Sales Representatives ( nec)  including, but not limited to, education sales representatives***225499VETASSESS
Technical Writer212415VETASSESS
Telecommunications Engineer263311Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Field Engineer313212Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Linesworker342413TRA
Telecommunications Network Engineer263312Engineers Australia
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist313214Engineers Australia
Television Journalist212416VETASSESS
Tennis Coach452316VETASSESS
Textile, Clothing  & Footwear Mechanic323215TRA
Thoracic Medicine Specialist253324Medical Board of Australia
Toolmaker323412TRA
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner252214Chinese Medicine Board Of Australia
Transport Company Manager***149413VETASSESS
Transport Engineer233215Engineers Australia
University Lecturer (Suitable for the position of Research Associate or Research Fellow in a University)***242111VETASSESS
University Tutor242112VETASSESS
Upholsterer393311TRA
Urban & Regional Planner232611VETASSESS
Urologist253518Medical Board of Australia
Valuer224512VETASSESS
Vascular Surgeon253521Medical Board of Australia
Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ)***121221VETASSESS
Vehicle Body Builder324211TRA
Vehicle Trimmer324212TRA
Veterinarian234711AVBC
Veterinary Nurse361311VETASSESS
Video Producer212318VETASSESS
Visual Arts & Crafts Professionals ( nec )211499VETASSESS
Wall & Floor Tiler333411TRA
Watch & Clock Maker & Repairer323316TRA
Web Administrator313113ACS
Web Designer232414VETASSESS
Welder (First Class)322313TRA
Welfare Centre Manager134214ACWA/VETASSESS
Welfare Worker272613ACWA
Wine Maker***234213VETASSESS
Wood Machinist394213TRA
Wood Machinists & Other Wood Trades Workers ( nec )394299TRA
Youth Worker411716VETASSESS
Zoologist234518VETASSESS

Australia has always maintained a very strict set of criteria one must be able to meet (and prove to have met) before any form of Permanent Residency can be granted. In one way or another though it’s always been this way.
Many prospective would be immigrants to Australia have never fully understood this.




Lots of potential applicants carry with them an introspective mind-set and misplaced sense of self-worth as a would-be resident of Australia. Never has immigration been the choice of the applicant, rather it’s about whether a country deem you skilled enough, qualified enough (and yes, sometimes even wealthy enough) to extend the gift of Permanent residency and eventual Citizenship.

Immigrating to Australia has never been ‘easy’, as many millions of people the World over will attest. The rules are strict, often archaic and sometimes (regularly) seemingly lacking in the application of the most basic common sense.

No one has any given right to immigrate to another country, especially Australia. Occupations in demand change regularly as does current immigration criteria. Often these changes take applicants by surprise although in reality there is no surprise to be had and our ethos remains steadfast. If you are lucky enough to be eligible to immigrate to Australia and it’s something you heart tells you to do then you must simply kick the ball as soon as you’re financially able. How much does it cost to emigrate to Australia?

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Australia updates its immigration system and criteria twice a year, in January and July.

The changes to Australian Immigration July 2017 saw some major changes around age eligibility, with many would be applicants now being too old to immigrate to Australia

New Criteria for 189 Visa after the Changes to Australia Immigration July 2017
be invited to apply for the visa
have an occupation that is on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations
have a suitable skills assessment for that occupation
satisfy a points test requirement
be under 45 years of age
have Competent English.

The cost of a 189 Visa is as follows:
Main 189 visa applicant: $3670 AUD
Second 189 visa applicant: $1835 AUD
Children under 18 years 189 visa cost: $920 AUD
Dependent children over 18 189 visa cost: $1835 AUD

These costs do not include other fees you’ll encounter such as your skills assessment and of course any professional advocacy fees should you choose to engage an Immigration Consultant to act on your behalf. How much should a Migration Agent Cost?

New Criteria for the 190 Visa after Changes to Australia Immigration July 2017
be nominated by an Australian state or territory
be invited to apply for the visa
have an occupation that is on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations
have a suitable skills assessment for that occupation
satisfy a points test requirement
be under 45 years of age
have Competent English




The cost of a 190 Visa is as follows:
Main 190 visa applicant: $3670 AUD
Second 190 visa applicant: $1835 AUD
Children under 18 years 190 visa cost: $920 AUD
Dependent children over 18 190 visa cost: $1835 AUD

Remember that most states charge a State Nomination fee of around a few hundred $AUD.

Previously, it was possible to immigrate to Australia as a Permanent Resident up till the age of 50. This is no longer the case as the age has been dramatically slashed to under 45 leaving many thousands of people with greatly reduced visa options (i.e. skilled migration no longer being an option).

What does under 45 mean after the Changes to Australia Immigration July 2017
Well, this means that you must receive an invitation to apply before your 45th birthday. The day of your Invitation ‘locks in’ your age so as long as you receive a formal invitation to apply before your 45th birthday you’ll have satisfied the age criteria.

Remember though that any Expression of Interest may remain ‘live’ for up to two years and that your age is taken at the very end of the process, not the start.

If you’re on or approaching your 43rd or 44th birthdays we’ll need to act fast and Let’s Go! Global can dedicate you a senior account manager to work with you on a personal and bespoke basis to work steadfastly and efficiently to gather the correct information required and to have your skills assessment completed and Expression of Interest lodged in the shortest possible time frame. At this stage we only have one chance to make it work so we make it count.

Points Score for migration after the changes to Australian Immigration July 2017
Applicants still need to score 60 points on the Australian Immigration points score matrix. For a clear and accurate breakdown of points and eligibility take our free online assessment today

What occupations have been removed from the Australian Immigration Occupations Lists in July 2017?
Every six months occupations are added and removed from the occupations in demand. The scythe was unfortunately evident again on 1st July for the following occupations.

Equipment Hire Manager
Fleet Manager
Picture Framer
Property Manager
Psychotherapist
Real Estate Agent Principal
Real Estate Agent
Real Estate Agent Representative
Ship’s Engineer
Ship’s Master
Ship’s Officer
University Tutor

Occupations added to the MTSSL after the Changes to Australia Immigration July 2017
Biochemist
Biotechnologist
Food Technologist
Geophysicist
Horse trainer
Hydrogeologist
Life Scientist (General)
Life Scientists
Metallurgist
Microbiologist
Natural and Physical Science Professionals
Petroleum Engineer

The following Occupations were added to the STSSL during the recent Changes to Australia Immigration July 2017
Aeroplane Pilot
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer
Artistic Director
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker
Dressmaker or Tailor
Flying instructor
Helicopter pilot
ICT Support and Test Engineers
ICT Support Technicians
Music Director
Music Professionals
Nurse Researcher
Production manager (manufacturing)
Research and Development Manager
Retail Buyer
Web Developer




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