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Today, we bring to you a few updates from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. 

Updates coming into effect on July 1st, 2014


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 ENS/ RSMS Update:


On 1 July 2014 the Regulation 5.19, which provides policy advice concerning the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (subclass 186) and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS)(subclass 187) nomination legislation will be updated.  


A major change to the provided policy advice will be the alterations made to the requirements under the Temporary Residence Transition stream when demonstrating two years' work with the same employer. 


The department has determined that the previous policy which utilised section 50AAA of the Corporations Act 2001 was too restrictive, particularly where businesses have undergone change in the form of restructures, takeovers and sales.


In simple terms, the current policy is such that when demonstrating two years work experience one has to provide evidence that one has continuously worked for the same company with the same ABN number, once the changes come into effect the policy will be expanded to include applicants who have been working for the same company regardless of any company restructuring like changing ABN etc.
The updated policy advice will apply to all applications on hand at 1 July 2014, as well as all applications lodged from this date onward. 






As already reported in previous issues of IMMIGRATIONews; the following changes will apply to applications made for Skilled Visas on or after 1 July 2014.  


Occupations added to the SOL

The following occupations will be added to the SOL:

  • Chef (Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) 351311)
  • Bricklayer (ANZSCO 331111)
  • Wall and Floor Tiler (ANZSCO 333411)
Occupations added to the CSOL

The following occupations will be added to the CSOL:

  • Hydrogeologist  (ANZSCO 234413)
  • Exercise Physiologist (ANZSCO 234915)
You can access an updated version of Migration Regulations regarding the Skilled Occupation List here





You can access updates regarding Student Visa Assessment Levels for various countries here.

  Skill Select   
The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 9 June 2014.



Visa SubclassNumber
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)1250
Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)10

Invitation process and cut offs


The highest ranked clients by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa. For clients who have equal points scores, the time at which they reached their points score for that subclass (referred to as the visa date of effect) determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.


9 June 2014

Invitation process and cut-off date by point score
Visa SubclassPoints ScoreVisa date of effect
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)6030/5/2014 9.58pm
Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)658/8/2013 5.34pm


Due to the continuing high numbers of EOIs received for the below occupation, invitations for this occupation will be issued on a pro rata basis in each twice monthly invitation round over the remainder of the 2013-14 programme year.  


Please also note that SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled - Independent (Subclass 189) visas and then remaining to Skilled - Regional (Subclass 489) (Provisional - Family Sponsored) visas. If all places are taken up by Subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for Subclass 489 visas:

  • ICT Business and Systems Analysts

The points score and the visa date of effect cut-off for the above occupation in the 9 June 2014 invitation round is as follows: 
Note: Below points score and visa date of effect is for Skilled Independent (subclass 189).

Points scores and the visa dates of effect cut-off for the above occupation in the 9 June 2014 invitation round
Occupation IDDescriptionPoints ScoreVisa date of effect
2611ICT Business and Systems Analysts6526/5/2014 1.32pm

You can view this report in greater detail on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's website here. The next SkillSelect invitation round will be on 23rd June, 2014.  

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