Final Skilled Occupations List Released

The Minister for Immigration yesterday released the final Skilled Occupations lists which will apply to General Skilled Migration and 457 applications from 1 July 2010.

For General Skilled Migration, there will be four lists which may be applicable:

  1. The Pre-1 July 2010 skilled occupations listwill apply to applications which are lodged prior to 1 July 2010. This list is based on the old ASCO occupations list.
  2. A 485 applicant skilled occupations list will apply to people who either held or had applied for a 485 Skilled Graduate (often called a "TR" visa) before 8 February 2010. This is very similar to the Pre-1 July 2010 skilled occupations list, but is based on the new ANZSCO list of occupations, rather than ASCO.
  3. The new skilled occupations list will apply to all applications for skilled independent and family sponsored skilled migration lodged on or after 1 July 2010. This is a much shorter list, and is based on ANZSCO.
  4. There is also a state/territory nominated skilled occupations list which applies to state or territory nominated applications for skilled migration. This list is broadly similar to the ENS Occupations List, but is based on the ANZSCO list of occupations.
The new lists also make clear the points and skills assessing authorities which are responsible for each occupation.

Please contact us if you would like to discuss your likely eligibility for general skilled migration.

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