Panel Beater- Inner West Sydney

The Company
Our client specialises in smash repair services of unrivalled quality for cars, trucks and buses for private owners, businesses, corporations and insurance companies.
Responsibilities
  • Stripping, fitting, painting or spraying, panel beating
• Spray painting duties may also be involved in this role
• Ensuring work is completed to a high quality standard at all times
• Dismantling and Reassembling of vehicles
• Strictly complying with Health & Safety policies and procedures
 Requirements
• Trade Qualified
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a  Body shop or Accident Repair Centre
• Broad knowledge of vehicle repair techniques
• Competence in all areas of body repair and on various types of vehicles
• Spray painting experience is also highly regarded
• Flexible work approach and good work ethic
• Strong commitment to completing assigned jobs and ensuring customer satisfaction
• Effective communication and excellent customer service skills
 How to Apply
If you think you have the above qualities, are looking for a new challenge, and believe you have what it takes to drive a team to succeed consistently, please forward your resume, along with a cover letter, by clicking on the apply button below.  Alternatively, you may email your application letter with resume to recruit@konnecting.com and quote reference #2388001 in the email subject.

  • Salary: $55000 – $60000
  • Location: New South Wales
  • Industry: Trades & Services
  • Position: Permanent

 

Australian Immigration Visas Health Insurance Information – Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) or Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (Subclass 457)

https://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Stud/More/Health-Insurance

“We encourage all prospective visitors and residents, whether temporary or permanent, to have adequate health insurance cover to meet their particular health needs while staying in Australia. Your health insurer can be in your home country or Australia, but if you are a student visa holder you must obtain health insurance from an Australian health insurance provider. The government’s Private Health website compares a range of insurance products so you can make an informed choice on which health cover works for you.”

“You must have adequate health insurance while in Australia. This is done by obtaining Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) which provides medical and hospital insurance in Australia. You must not arrive in Australia before your health insurance starts. If you are in Australia and do not have adequate health insurance, you are in breach of your visa conditions.”

“If you apply for certain temporary visa subclasses, for example a Temporary Work (skilled) subclass 457 or a Student visa you will be asked to provide evidence of adequate health insurance for the duration of your stay in Australia. More information on the health insurance requirement for temporary visa subclasses is available on the relevant visa page.”

For further information about Policies, Fees and to obtain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) or Temporary Work (Skilled) Visa (Subclass 457) click on this website link:-

https://migrationalliance.bupa.com.au/?txtUsername=AustralianTrades&txtCorpID=OVChealth

New Australian Student Visas information – Student Visa Financial Capacity Requirements

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Student visa financial capacity requirements

You need to have enough money that is genuinely available to you to pay for your course fees, travel and living costs for you and your accompanying family members while you are in Australia.

You may need to provide specified documentary evidence of your financial capacity with your visa application. You can find out if you are likely to need to provide this evidence by using the Document Checklist Tool.

Documentary evidence of financial capacity
Where you need to provide evidence of financial capacity, you will be able to demonstrate this by providing one of the following:
evidence of funds to cover travel to Australia and 12 months’ living, course and (for school aged dependants) schooling costs for the student and accompanying family members
evidence that you meet the annual income requirement
an Acceptance Advice of Secondary Exchange Students (AASES) form (secondary exchange students only).
a letter of support from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade or Department of Defence.
The type of evidence, where required, includes money deposit or loan with an approved financial institution, government loan, scholarship or sponsorship.

The annual income option requires students to provide evidence of personal annual income of at least AUD 60,000. For students accompanied by family members the amount is AUD 70,000. The income demonstrated must be the personal income of your spouse (who is not travelling with you) or parents. In circumstances where both of your parents are working, their combined income can be considered for this requirement. In all cases, the evidence of annual income must be provided in the form of official government documentation, such as a tax assessment.

Where our online application system indicates that documentary evidence of financial capacity is required, it is important that you attach these documents to your visa application prior to lodgement. Failure to do so may result in visa refusal.
Living cost amounts
From 1 July 2016, the 12 month living cost is:
student/guardian AUD 19,830
partner/spouse AUD 6,940
child AUD 2,970.
School aged dependants
Where school aged children are included in your student visa application, schooling costs of AUD 8,000 per year for each child will need to be added to the amount of funds that is required. This amount is the minimum required for a visa application only and you are responsible for researching schooling costs, which may vary widely between states, territories and schools in Australia.
Dependent children of PhD students are not required to demonstrate evidence of schooling costs if they provide evidence of enrolment in an Australian government school with exemption of school fees.
Dependent children of Australian Commonwealth Government scholarship recipients, including children of Foreign Affairs and Defence sponsored students, are not required to demonstrate evidence of schooling costs if they provide evidence of enrolment in a government school where the fees have been waived and the student is enrolled in a course as an Australian Government Commonwealth scholarship recipient.
Genuine access to funds
You and your accompanying family members must have enough money genuinely available to you for your use while you are in Australia.

When considering whether the funds shown will be genuinely available, we will take into account factors including:
the nature of the relationship between you and the person who is providing the funds, where applicable
your income, assets and employment or those of the other person who is providing the funds
your previous visa history and that of the person providing the funds.
Family members of students
Family members of existing student visa holders will need to apply for a subclass 500 visa if they do not currently hold a student visa and wish to join you in Australia.

Generally, the same level of evidentiary requirements of financial capacity applied to primary applicants (students) would apply to your family members, including subsequent dependants.

In all circumstances, our officers have discretion to ask for further evidence of funds, if required.

New Australian Student Visas information – Genuine Temporary Entrant

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Genuine temporary entrant
The genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement is an integrity measure to ensure that the student visa programme is used as intended and not as a way for international students to maintain ongoing residency in Australia.
The GTE requirement applies to all student visa applicants. The officer assessing the visa application considers whether the individual circumstances of the student indicates that their intention is for a temporary stay in Australia.
You must satisfy us that you have a genuine intention to stay in Australia temporarily.
When assessing the GTE requirement, we will consider the requirements set out in Ministerial Direction 69 (700KB PDF). To assess this, we will consider:
your circumstances
your immigration history
if you are under 18 years of age, the intention of your parent, legal guardian or spouse of the applicant
any other relevant matter.
The GTE requirement provides a useful way to help identify those applicants who are using the student visa programme for motives other than gaining a quality education. The GTE requirement is not designed to exclude those students who, after studying in Australia, go on to develop the skills required by the Australian labour market and apply to obtain permanent residency.

New Australian Immigration Department Visa Fees 1st July 2016

New Australian Immigration Department Visa Fees 1st July 2016

Applicant outside Australia

All charges shown below are in Australian Dollars.
Visa subclass Note Base application charge Non-internet application charge Additional applicant charge
18 and over Additional applicant charge under 18
Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity)
(Subclass 400) – all streams 9a $175 N/A $90 $45
Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity)
(Subclass 401) – All streams – $380 N/A $380 $95
Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity)
(Subclass 401) – Sport stream, Group Discount 9b $3800 N/A $380 $95
Temporary Work (International Relations)
(Subclass 403) – Government Agreement stream 9c $380 N/A nil nil
Temporary Work (International Relations)
(Subclass 403) – Foreign Government Agency stream 9c $380 N/A nil nil
Temporary Work (International Relations)
(Subclass 403) – Domestic Worker stream 9c $380 N/A N/A* N/A*
Temporary Work (International Relations)
(Subclass 403) – Privileges and Immunities stream – nil N/A nil nil
Special Program (Subclass 416)
Seasonal Worker Program – $365 N/A N/A* N/A*
Temporary Work (Entertainment) (Subclass 420) 9d $380 N/A $380 $95
Temporary Work (Entertainment) (Subclass 420)
Group Discount visa 9e $3800 N/A $380 $95
Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) – $1060 N/A $1060 $265

Applicant in Australia
All charges shown below are in Australian Dollars.
Visa subclass Note Base application charge Non-internet application charge Additional applicant charge
18 and over Additional applicant charge under 18 Subsequent temporary application charge
Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity)
(Subclass 401) – All streams 9f $380 N/A $380 $95 $700
Temporary Work (International Relations)
(Subclass 403) – Government Agreement stream 9g $380 N/A nil nil N/A
Temporary Work (International Relations)
(Subclass 403) – Foreign Government Agency stream 9g $380 N/A nil nil N/A
Temporary Work (International Relations)
(Subclass 403) – Domestic Worker stream 9g $380 N/A N/A* N/A* N/A
Temporary Work (International Relations)
(Subclass 403) – Privileges and Immunities stream – nil N/A nil nil N/A
Temporary Work (Entertain-
ment) (Subclass 420) 9f $380 N/A $380 $95 $700
Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) 9f $1060 N/A $1060 $265 $700

Temporary work sponsorship and nomination fees
Sponsorship

All charges shown below are in Australian Dollars.
Type of application Fee
Long Stay Activity sponsorship (Subclass 401) $420
Entertainment sponsorship (Subclass 420) $420
Special Program sponsorship (Subclass 416) $420
Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) $420

Nomination
All charges shown below are in Australian Dollars.
Visa subclass Lodgement of applications Fee
Nomination for Temporary Work (Long Stay Activity) visa (Subclass 401) Where 1–20 nominations are lodged
(per nominated position) $170
Where 21 or more nominations are lodged together $3400
Nomination for Temporary Work (Entertainment) visa (Subclass 420) Where 1–20 nominations are lodged (per nominated position) $170
Where 21 or more nominations are lodged together $3400
Where the nominated position relates to an entertainer, or a person supporting an entertainer, who is performing in one or more engagements that are for non-profit purposes nil
Where the organisation identified in the nomination is funded wholly or in part by the Australian Government and has the approval of the Secretary of the Department of Immigration and Border Protection nil
Nomination for Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (Subclass 457) $330

“New policy changes to sponsoring 457 workers”

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New policy changes under the current Coalition government in relation to sponsoring skilled workers, took effect on 1 July 2016. The uncertainty over the outcome of the recent election leaves us with little comfort of what’s to come in the area of employment and migration, and whether there will be further changes.

In recent times, the focus on immigrants has shifted (slightly) away from Australia’s treatment of its asylum seekers, to exposing the vast numbers of immigrants employed in Australia on subclass 457 visas and other skilled working visas. A recent ABC headline phrased the issue as “corruption and widespread rorting ‘undermining Australia’s immigration programs’.”

The article states that while the government has been focused on asylum seekers and “stopping the boats,” many immigrants have taken advantage of this and have been able to obtain skilled 457 visas on the basis of fraudulent and misleading information supplied to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, and that this has been made possible as a result of unethical and dishonest practices by the migrating employee, sponsoring employer and migration agents.

The Labor Party has promised if elected, to crack down on the exploitation of the skilled workers migration program and on the exploitation of migrant workers themselves, by, amongst other things, establishing an enhanced Advisory Council on Skilled Migration as an independent statutory body tasked to monitor skilled visa programmes and compliance with the program by migrants and sponsoring employers. A Shorten Labor Government will also introduce more rigorous evidentiary requirements for labour market testing, a requirement aimed at ensuring that employers have tested the Australian market for suitable employees, before making the decision to employ a skilled worker from overseas.

Under the current government, the Coalition has also taken steps to strengthen the skilled migrant program by the Department releasing new policies that apply to the 457 program on 1 July, 2016.

The 1 July changes

The changes come in the form of more stringent requirements that apply to employers wishing to sponsor and nominate skilled migrants. The new policies have an increased focus on the “genuineness” requirement. The genuineness requirement requires employers to be able to demonstrate to the Department that there is a position that exists within the business, that requires the skills of the migrating employee, and that the Australian labour market has been adequately tested to ensure that there are no suitably qualified Australian employees. The increased focus on the genuineness requirement aims to tackle situations whereby a nominated position may have been created to secure a migration outcome, in circumstances where the need for a skilled migrant is not genuine.

The new guidelines also assist Department officials in being able to pick out which nomination applications might not be genuine by providing certain “flags” that may suggest a fraudulent nomination. These flags include:

There is information to suggest the nominated position was created in order to assist a family member to come to Australia
There is information to suggest the tasks of the position don’t align with the tasks of the nominated position described in the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (which describes all occupations in the Australian and NZ work forces)
The nominated position is inconsistent with the nature or size of the business.
Alongside new measures to prevent exploitation of the 457 program, there were also new measures introduced on 1 July to speed up the process for employers who have a history of good dealings with the Department. Such employers are classified as “Accredited Sponsors.”

Accredited Sponsors have satisfied certain requirements, such as having at least $4 million annual turnover for the last three years, having been an active 457 sponsor for at least three years and having at least 75% of their workforce in Australia comprising of Australian workers. Once a sponsor becomes an Accredited Sponsor, the sponsorship is valid for six years (as opposed to five years for a standard business sponsor) and they receive priority processing for visa and nomination applications.

“Changes to Accredited Status for Subclass 457 Standard Business Sponsors”

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Changes to Accredited Status for Subclass 457 Standard Business Sponsors

Employers who have a positive history of dealings with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (‘DIBP’) may be eligible to become ‘Accredited Sponsors’.

Accredited Sponsors benefit from an extended sponsorship period of six years as well as priority processing for visa and nomination applications. As of 1 July 2016, Accredited Sponsors will also benefit from streamlined processing of applications, if:

The nominated base salary is either equal to or greater than the Fair Work High Income Threshold (currently AUD138,900) and the nominated occupation is classified as skill level 1 or 2 in the ANZSCO; or
The base salary is at least AUD75,000 and the occupation is classified as skill level 1 or 2 in the ANZSCO. Exceptions apply to certain occupations in these skill levels.
An employer must meet the following criteria in addition to the requirements for standard business sponsorship to be eligible for accreditation:

Be a government agency, a public-listed company or private company with an annual turnover of at least AUD four million for the last three years;
Have been an active subclass 457 sponsor for at least three years with no adverse information;
Have sponsored at least ten subclass 457 visa holders in the two years prior to applying for accreditation;
Have lodged an agreed level of decision-ready applications over the previous two years;
Have a non-approval rate of less than 3% for the previous three years;
Have Australian workers comprising at least 75% of their work force in Australia;
Engage all subclass 457 holders as employees under a contract of employment that includes at least the minimum employment entitlements required under the National Employment Standards (unless their occupation is exempt) and provide a copy of a template contract used for this purpose (if applicable);
Pay all Australian employees in accordance with an Enterprise Agreement or an internal salary table that reflects current market salary rates for all occupations in their business (if applicable);
Provide to the DIBP details and evidence of all business activities undertaken by their business; and;
Provide to the DIBP details of all Principals and Directors of their business.
The DIBP will be reviewing existing Accredited Sponsors to ensure they meet the above criteria for accreditation under the new scheme. The DIBP may revoke a sponsor’s accreditation if they no longer meet the new accreditation criteria.

Existing standard business sponsors who meet the new criteria for accreditation (but previously did not) may now lodge a sponsorship variation application and request to be considered for sponsorship accreditation under the new scheme resulting in quicker processing.

“Skilled migration: business groups reignite push to for 457 visa reform”

Business is reigniting its ­campaign for reform of 457 visas, declaring it time to dispel “misinformation” about the scheme for skilled foreign workers.

In a move likely to inflame tensions with unions over the 457 visa for temporary skilled ­migrants, business groups are ­lining up to say the government should abolish Labor-era labour market testing arrangements in the scheme.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry has written to the Productivity Commission saying that labour market testing should be abolished, while the Australian Mines and Metals Association warns the requirements will add red tape.

This comes as employer groups gear up for a separate ­review of the salary threshold for jobs that can be filled by workers on 457 visas, in the latest inquiry likely to fuel controversy over the scheme.

ACCI has foreshadowed arguing against increasing the income threshold for 457 skilled worker visas beyond inflation and argues that employers in regional areas should be able to hire skilled ­foreigners on salaries at a ­discount to the threshold, so long as this was in line with Australian market rates for people in that ­regional area.

ACCI’s employ­­ment, education and training director Jenny Lambert said there was “misinformation” that foreign workers took jobs from Australians.

“That’s the wrong basis to move forward,” she said yesterday.

The report from the review of the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold is expected by the end of April.

The government agreed to bring forward the review of the threshold —— currently set at $53,900 — under a deal with Labor to end wrangling over the China-Australia free trade pact known as ChAFTA.

As well as looking at the ­appropriate level for the threshold, the review will look at the roles of indexation and regional concessions for the threshold.

During debate over ChAFTA, Labor had insisted that the threshold be increased to $57,000, but then dropped this push after it was revealed this would price some rural areas out of the scheme.

Ms Lambert said the threshold should stay at its current level, though there were good arguments for indexation to inflation.

But, for regional areas, there was an argument for a discount because of the difference in the metropolitan and regional labour markets.

“The higher you lift the threshold the less businesses and positions would be eligible to have someone come in on a 457. And that creates real economic problems not just for the business who can’t find a skilled worker, but for the regional community who may not have the services available to them because the skilled worker is not available at the price that the region can ­afford”.

She stressed that employers should not be able to pay foreign staff less than what equivalent Australian workers would be paid in that region.

At the moment, areas hit by skills shortages — such as in the Northern Territory — can seek a “designated area migration agreement”.

Under these agreements, ­employers can seek concessions of up to 10 per cent below the threshold, so long as the cost of living there is lower than the ­national average and foreign workers are paid the same as Australians.

But Ms Lambert said that businesses were not guaranteed there would be such agreements covering their some areas.

Meanwhile, ACCI has made a submission to a Productivity Commission review into migration, saying that it disagrees with a draft finding in support of labour market testing because the testing is “akin to asking employers to walk through wet cement”.

AMMA’s executive director, policy and public affairs, Scott Barklamb said that while some highly skilled occupations were exempt from the testing, “resource employers support the abolition of this needless and burdensome requirement”.

A spokesman for the Business Council of Australia said it had “consistently called for labour market testing to be abolished”.

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“New Record: Over a million Chinese tourists descend on Australia”

China’s middle-class have defied the economic slump their country is facing with a record number of tourists visiting the land down-under over the last year.

Tourism Australia managing director John O’Sullivan attributes this record growth to the shift in marketing away from targeting traditional group tours and focussing instead on China’s rapidly emerging middle class.

“Tourism Australia’s marketing, distribution and partnership strategies are all now geared towards targeting this new breed of young, independent traveller with the desire and the financial means to explore our country,” Mr O’Sullivan recently told Travel Weekly.

According to a report in Travel Weekly, other initiatives have included building an “elite” network of travel agents in China who are specially trained to sell tour packages to high-yielding clients. The tourism body has also signed major agreements with China’s largest carriers, including China Southern, China Eastern and Air China.

“The good news is that the industry is really starting to embrace this incredible opportunity by developing experiences which better meet the needs of the many Chinese visitors now flocking to our country,” O’Sullivan added.

There is a great deal more room to grow. Tourism and Transport Forum figures indicate that there are some 100 million Chinese travelling overseas as tourists each year. This figure is set to double by 2020 and Australia needs to be prepared for this growth.

“Chinese visitors spent more than $7.72 billion in the year to September 2015 according to the latest research which is over 200 per cent more compared to the $2.55 billion spent by our current largest tourist market of New Zealand.” chief executive Margy Osmond told Travel Weekly.

The Government’s efforts to boost flight capacity, visa reforms and focused international marketing are increasing Australia’s appeal in the growing global tourism market, noted Minister for Tourism and International Education, (and Minister Assisting the Minister for Trade and Investment) Senator Richard Colbeck. Tourism has been identified as one of five key National Investment Priorities.

“We have, and will continue to, focus on targeted international marketing and undertaking visa reforms…Our measures, such as opening a new Australian Visa Application Centre in Chengdu, China and streamlining visa application processes are making it easier for Chinese tourists to come to Australia, which will support continued growth into the future.”

Colbeck too acknowledged the challenges that lie ahead.

“While the tourism industry is clearly thriving, there is still more work to be done to ensure we can cater for the increased demand into the future and to encourage tourists to visit our unique rural and regional areas,” he said.

“The government will be working hard to spread the benefits from the surge in tourists to all Australians through greater infrastructure investment and further streamlining visa and entry processes, leading to more job opportunities in regional Australia.”

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Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) – Expression of Interest – GSM – SkillSelect (c) Border.gov.au

This Visa is for points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government.

It allows you to live and work in Australia as a Permanent Resident.

To be able to apply for this visa you need to submit an expression of interest and then be invited through SkillSelect to apply.

You can be in or outside Australia when you apply and when the visa is granted.

What this visa lets you do

This is a permanent residence visa. It lets you and any family members who have also been granted this visa:

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Medicare, Australia’s scheme for health-related care and expenses
  • apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible)
  • sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
  • travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted (after that time, you will need a resident return visa or another visa to return to Australia).

To be able to apply for this visa, you must first submit an expression of interest and then be invited through SkillSelect. If you receive an invitation, you will have 60 days to apply online for the visa. During that time, you cannot change the information in your expression of interest.

To submit a complete expression of interest, you must have competent English language skills and a positive skills assessment for your nominated occupation (or Job Ready program, if applicable).

DIBP Base Application Charge $3,600, Additional applicant charge 18 and over $1,800, Additional applicant charge under 18 $900.

Submit an expression of interest

This information tells you what you need to do to apply for a Skilled-Independent visa (subclass 189).

If you are invited to apply for this visa, you will have 60 days to do so. Invitations are based on claims made in your expression of interest, so your application must be consistent with the information you provided in your expression of interest and it must be supported by evidence.

You are eligible to apply for this visa if you have been invited. At the time we invite you to apply for this visa, you must have:

  • nominated an occupation that is on the relevant skilled occupation list
  • obtained a suitable skills assessment for that occupation
  • not yet turned 50 years of age
  • achieved the score specified in your letter of invitation based on the factors in the points test
  • at least competent English.

You must meet certain health requirements. The health examinations you need will depend on your personal circumstances, including your country of citizenship, time spent in another country during the last five years and your intended activities in Australia. The results of your health examinations are generally valid for 12 months.

This applies to you and any dependent family members listed in your application, whether they are migrating or not.

You are able to organise your health examinations upfront before lodging a visa application. ​

Character requirement

You must meet certain character requirements. You must be prepared to provide a police certificate from each country you have lived in for 12 months or more during the past 10 years after you turned 16 years of age. Do not arrange for police certificates until we ask you to.

This applies to you and all the dependent family members listed in your application, whether they are migrating or not.

Points Test

​You must score at least 60 points against points test factors to be eligible to be invited to apply for this visa.

If you are invited to apply, you must achieve at least the score specified in your letter of invitation.

Skilled workers and business people interested in migrating to Australia can be considered for a skilled visa by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect.

An EOI is an indication that you would like to be considered for a skilled visa. An EOI is not a visa application.

You will be asked to provide a range of information in your EOI depending on the visa you want to be considered for, such as:

  • basic personal information
  • nominated occupation
  • work experience
  • study and education
  • level of English skills
  • details of a skills assessment, related to your nominated occupation
  • business and investment experience.

Which visas can be applied for?

The following five visas must be applied for following submission of a successful Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect:

Submitting an EOI

If you have researched your visa options and prepared the information required, you are ready to make an EOI. All EOIs must be completed online using SkillSelect. There is no fee to create or submit an EOI in SkillSelect.

For the points based skilled migration programs, such as the independent skilled program, you will be ranked according to your score on the appropriate points test. You will be able to complete an EOI even if you do not meet the pass mark, however, you will not be eligible to be invited to apply for a visa.

When you submit your EOI, you will be shown your points score but will not be able to view your ranking position. This is because your ranking will change as people enter and leave SkillSelect.

For information about how to calculate the points test for skilled migration, visit the points test webpage of the relevant visa subclass page.

Visit the Skilled Occupations Lists page to see if your occupation is on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) or Consolidated Occupation List (CSOL).  If you are intending to apply for a Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa or Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa, you will need an occupation on the current SOL. For all state and territory nominated visa subclasses, Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visas and Temporary Work (subclass 457) visas you will need an occupation on the CSOL.

Once you have completed your EOI, it is stored in SkillSelect and is valid for two years.

Incomplete EOIs will also be stored for two years, but will not be eligible to receive an invitation. EOIs that do not comply with the terms and conditions of SkillSelect can be removed at any time. You will be asked to read and agree to the terms and conditions when you register for a SkillSelect account.

An occupation ceiling will be applied to invitations to apply to migrate under the points based skilled visas of the general skilled migration programme. There will be a limit on how many invitations are issued in these subclasses for a particular occupation to ensure that the migration programme is not dominated by a small number of occupations.

Occupational ceilings do not apply to, State or Territory Nominated, Employer Sponsored or Business Innovation and Investment visa subclasses.

Due to high levels of demand, the below three occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the programme year:

  • ICT Business and System Analysts
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Accountants.

The table below shows the occupation ceilings for the 2015-2016 programme year for each occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) by four-digit ANZSCO code unit group, and the number of invitations issued for each occupation in the current programme year to date:

Occupation ceilings for the 2015-16 programme year

Occupation ID Description Ceiling Value Results to date
1331 Construction Managers 5640 14
1332 Engineering Managers 1014 5
1335 Production Managers 3582 0
1341 Child Care Centre Managers 1000 4
1342 Health and Welfare Services Managers 1410 9
2211 Accountants 2525 420
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 1000 610
2241 Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians 1000 7
2245 Land Economists and Valuers 1000 4
2312 Marine Transport Professionals 1000 8
2321 Architects and Landscape Architects 1650 46
2322 Cartographers and Surveyors 1000 11
2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers 1000 72
2332 Civil Engineering Professionals 2970 171
2333 Electrical Engineers 1230 88
2334 Electronics Engineers 1000 119
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 1788 229
2336 Mining Engineers 1000 26
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 1000 171
2341 Agricultural and Forestry Scientists 1000 21
2346 Medical Laboratory Scientists 1362 18
2347 Veterinarians 1000 11
2349 Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals 1000 4
2411 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 1980 25
2414 Secondary School Teachers 8352 80
2415 Special Education Teachers 1158 3
2512 Medical Imaging Professionals 1092 24
2513 Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals 1578 14
2514 Optometrists and Orthoptists 1000 2
2521 Chiropractors and Osteopaths 1000 4
2524 Occupational Therapists 1000 10
2525 Physiotherapists 1104 29
2526 Podiatrists 1000 6
2527 Speech Professionals and Audiologists 1000 10
2531 General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers 3558 55
2532 Anaesthetists 1000 6
2533 Internal Medicine Specialists 1000 7
2534 Psychiatrists 1000 10
2535 Surgeons 1000 5
2539 Other Medical Practitioners 1000 64
2541 Midwives 1000 2
2544 Registered Nurses 13872 510
2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts 1536 256
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 5364 894
2631 Computer Network Professionals 1986 304
2633 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 1000 83
2711 Barristers 1000 0
2713 Solicitors 3252 31
2723 Psychologists 1212 14
2725 Social Workers 2166 23
3122 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1000 11
3123 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1000 1
3132 Telecommunications Technical Specialists 1000 2
3211 Automotive Electricians 1000 2
3212 Motor Mechanics 6108 34
3222 Sheetmetal Trades Workers 1000 0
3223 Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers 4416 7
3232 Metal Fitters and Machinists 8070 8
3233 Precision Metal Trades Workers 1000 1
​3241 ​Panelbeaters ​1134 0
3311 Bricklayers and Stonemasons 1656 11
3312 Carpenters and Joiners 7290 38
3322 Painting Trades Workers 2802 6
3331 Glaziers 1000 0
3332 Plasterers 1866 1
3334 Wall and Floor Tilers 1284 2
3341 Plumbers 5130 17
3411 Electricians 8772 31
3421 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics 1038 4
3422 Electrical Distribution Trades Workers 1000 3
3423 Electronics Trades Workers 2076 10
3513 Chefs 2475 25
3991 Boat Builders and Shipwrights 1000 0
​3941 ​Cabinetmakers ​1530 0
4112 Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists 1000 7


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