List of occupations in demand
The qualified migration program GSM works based on the occupations lists which are updated annually considering the needs of the Australian economy.
There are 3 lists:
Medium & Long Term Strategic Skilled List (MLTSSL)
It includes occupations considered of a great economic value for the country and aligned with the long-term labor strategies established by the government. The occupations in this list allow applying for an Australian Visa as an independent professional, i.e., without a nomination by a state
The occupations in this list are eligible for all the visas of the program, at the discretion of the States.
This list is updated every 12 months. The most recent list is in force since March 5, 2019.
Short Term Skilled Occupations List (STSOL)
This list is prepared with the support of the work department to determine the occupations that have been identified as missing in the short-term. This list was drastically reduced on April 19, 2017 and it is expected to be updated every 6 months. It includes those visas that require sponsorship from states, like the subclasses 190, 489 and 491.
Regional Occupation list (ROL)
Eligible occupations are only for Regional Visas 489 or 491. Each Australia state or territory will issue its own migration sponsorship programs and may adopt the complete list or segment it according to its needs.
Occupation Validation for the Australian Visa.
The first step to know if you can do the process to obtain your Australian residence visa with a right to work, is to identify your occupation.
This definition is complex according to the regulation of each Australian professional entity.
The determination of the occupation is a complex action despite the academic degree or the university degrees validation, because it involves in most of the cases the detailed evaluation of subjects, study, and evaluation of the specific tasks performed during the work life.
To define the professional experience, you must follow each occupation’s definition according to the AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND STANDARD CODE OF OCCUPATIONS (ANZSCO) and of the validation authority.
The migration law establishes a skills assessment authority for each occupation that is in charge of validating the occupation. Each entity has developed its own standards that differ from each other.
The viability of your process to migrate to Australia, the development and success of the Australian work visa obtention will depend on the adequate identification of your occupations and if you meet the requirements of the validation entity.
Assessing Authorities for SkilledOccupations: Lists
In RC AUSTRALIA We have the experience and knowledge on the requirements of each skills assessment authority that allow us to value and define if your case circumstances are enough to get the validation of your occupation (degrees, work experience and entity requirements) with the purpose of obtaining your visa to Australia. This will minimize the denial risks at the entities, mistakes due to inexperience, waste of time and resources in the professional degree assessment and the attention for your visa to Australia. Degrees validation in Australia for each occupation for the visa to Australia.
To get the visa to the residence in Australia, it is necessary to achieve an English level that is assessed through internationally accepted exams: IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, OET, CAMBRIDGE ADVANCED.
The Department of Home Affairs accepts the academic and the general version of the IELTS test, but some professional schools only accept the academic version, for example, for accountants, teachers or psychologist. Likewise, each professional school has the autonomy to accept one or more of the English test aforementioned. In RC Australia we advise you to identify your current English level through an evaluation that we have specifically designed for this purpose, and that will help you define your possibilities to migrate and obtain your residence visa to Australia.
Skill Select model/ Basic requirements /Stages
Obtaining a visa to Australia for professionals and technicians in the skilled migration program, requires accessing to the migration program designed by the Australian Government, its requirements, and procedures to apply for the different visas granted.
As from July 2012, the Department of Home Affairs implemented the SKILLSELECT platform that implies a substantial change in the application process of a residence visa to Australia for graduates in Australia GSM.
According to SKILLSELECT, once the candidate occupation is validated, has passed the English test and complies with all other requirements necessary in his/her case, he/she must submit an EXPRESSION OF INTEREST (EOI), that will be evaluated by the model.
The model compares the EOIs scores presented to that date and based on the occupation quota, it will generate invitations to submit an application for a residence visa to Australia. The cutoff point for the invitation rounds will vary according to the visa and occupations.
At this date, August 2020:
Visa 189: 85 points *
Visa 190: 65 points
Visa 491: 65 points
Some occupations in this visa require a higher score due to the high number of expressions of interest. A monthly prorate is applied raising the score, for example, the accountant occupation is prorated with 95 points. It is important to mention that the prorate does not apply to invitation rounds for visas 190 or 491.
There are two requirements to obtain an invitation: score and order of arrival, i.e., the higher the score and based on the submission date of the EOI, the invitations are issued. The invitation rounds are held on a monthly basis and the results of the number of invitations issued and the minimum score per occupation are published as well. The EOIs that do not receive an invitation will remain in the database for up to 2 years to be compared with the new ones submitted.
The EOI are free of charge by the Department of Home Affairs and it is important to mention that the cost of the application is paid only at the application for the visa, not at the submission of the EOI.
However, it is necessary that the applicant complies with all the program requirements by the date of applying for the EOI. RC Australia as your migration agent, will submit the expression of interest of your case, on your behalf, ensuring that all the requirements are met before the application to avoid future denials.