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Migration Matters Newsletters

Date: 2007-09-13

Australia - A number of trade occupations for certain countries are now assessed by VETASSESS


Migration Newsletter

Changes to the Australian General Skilled Program

Australia - New English Language requirements for Temporary Business Subclass 457 visa

Australia - Removal of Skill Pathway D from TRA skills assessment (work experience only pathway)

Australia - Updated Migration Occupation Demand List

Australia - Repeal of the Subclass 471 (Trade Skills Training) visa and sponsorships

Australia and the United States strike Work and Holiday deal

New Active Investor Migrant Category to replace the old Investor Policy for New Zealand

New Zealand Seasonal Work Permit policy changes to the list of regions of absolute labour shortage

New Zealand Skilled Migrant Residence policy changes

New Zealand Temporary Entry policy changes

New Zealand updated Long Term Skill Shortage List and the Immediate Skill Shortage Lists
The new skill assessment arrangements apply to any applicant whose country of residence is:

* United Kingdom
* India
* Sri Lanka
* South Africa
* the Philippines

and who is seeking skills assessment in the following trades:

General Electrician
ASCO 4311-11

General Plumber
ASCO 4431-11

Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Mechanic
ASCO 4312-11

Motor Mechanics
ASCO 4211-11

Carpenter and Joiner
ASCO 4411-11

ASCO 4411-13

ASCO 4411-15

Electrical Powerline Tradesperson
ASCO 4313-11

Cable Jointer
ASCO 4313-13

ASCO 4414-11

These changes apply only to potential migrants in the specified countries and in the nominated trades listed above. There are no changes to the assessment process for other trades in the specified countries, nor are there any changes to the assessment process for these trades in other countries. Trades Recognition Australia will continue to be the assessing authority for these trades in all other countries.

If you would like more information about these changes please visit the VETASSESS website at: www.VETASSESS.com.au or alternatively you can visit the Trades Recognition Australia site at: www.workplace.gov.au/tra

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