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Old 02-18-2011, 09:03 PM
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Immigration changes

Good day to all.

Anybody has some information regarding rumors of immigration policy changes?


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Old 02-18-2011, 11:59 PM
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Introduction of New Points Test


It is proposed that a new points test for skilled migration visa applications will be introduced on 1 July 2011. It complements the series of reforms the Australian Government announced in February 2010.
The new points test is focused on selecting highly skilled people to deliver a more responsive and targeted migration program. It was developed following a review of the current points test, which considered submissions from a variety of experts and the wider Australian community.
The new points test balances the different factors that are considered when determining whether someone will be granted a skilled migration visa. It will deliver the best and brightest skilled migrants by emphasising high level qualifications, better English language levels and extensive skilled work experience.
The new points test will continue to award points for study in Australia, including regional study, community languages, partner skills and completing an approved Professional Year. Points will no longer be awarded on the basis of an applicant’s occupation, but all applicants must still nominate an occupation on the applicable Skilled Occupation List.
It is important to note that the new points test will only apply to one component of the skilled migration program. This change won’t affect every type of skilled migration visa and only applies to the following visas.
Subclass 885 Skilled Independent
Subclass 886 Skilled Sponsored

Subclass 175 Skilled Independent
Subclass 487 Skilled Regional Sponsored


Subclass 176 Skilled Sponsored
Subclass 475 Skilled – Regional Sponsored


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Old 02-19-2011, 01:28 AM
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You can read about what is proposed via the What's New link @ Professionals and other Skilled Migrants - Workers - Visas & Immigration
There'll no doubt be confirmatory information closer to the change date.
In effect, the changes with more weighting for higher qualifications english standard and extensive experience will see people needing a different mix of attributes.
As a comparable example,
A trades person will normally be young enough to have sufficient experience to get similar points to someone that has a PhD but has less experience and is older.





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In that case here is my problem.


I'm finishing ACS RPL and I have 17+ years of full time experience and 33 years of age. English is on near native level, mechanical engineer diploma and automotive electrician trade certificate.

At the moment I have 120 points on points test and going with ICT System Analyst occupation. Will I have pass mark after new changes are implemented?


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Old 02-19-2011, 02:40 PM
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It will obviously depend on your age, what qualification you'll have, your IELTS score and what years of experience you will have post qualification for your occupational assessment.
I expect it'll certainly not be a situation of having experience across a number of occupations counted.





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Thanks.

I have full time work experience only in ICT.

Other were additional jobs.


Anyways, If i gather all necessary paperwork before new set of rules I'll try, if not, we will see.

It would be nice that there is a points calculator like one on New Zealand immigration website. One that is given in booklet is too general.


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To the contrary, the eligibility points chart on the Immi website is very specific with links included to explanations that make it even more specific.
Perhaps you just need to be more committed to studying the detail.
If however you feel New Zealand will more readily accept you, it is also a fine country.





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