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Home Affairs possible SkillSelect data breach

The Guardian Australia is reporting that Home Affairs may have exposed personal details of 700,000 migrants, in what privacy experts say is a ‘very serious’ data breach. The reported breach in the SkillSelect platform has the potential to reveal the personal details of 774,000 migrants and people aspiring to migrate to Australia, including partial names […]

Webinar – SkillSelect: How to play the waiting game

Webinar: SkillSelect: How to play the waiting game When: 10 am, Tuesday 18th September 2018 View the recording: Download the slides: Download the slide deck (PDF) High demand and low supply of visa places have led to long waiting times for skilled migrants. While waiting times are unpredictable, there are things within an applicant’s control […]

Temporary Closure of Victorian State Nomination for Engineering and Building Occupations

Victorian State Nomination

The Victorian government has decided to temporarily close Victorian State Nomination for occupations in Building and Engineering occupations due to the significant number of nomination applications received in the past months. Applications will be closed for these occupations between 16 October 2017 and 12 January 2018. The Victorian State government will make exceptions available to: applicants who hold […]

SkillSelect – Update & changes to pro-rata occupations

Corporate Immigration Services

As many prospective SkillSelect applicants are likely aware, one of the major changes to the Skilled Migration program is the introduction of new occupations lists on 19 April 2017 and revision of the available occupations, effective 1 July, 2017. The system has however also retained pro-rata occupations, this means applicants need to think strategically about […]

SkillSelect: Updates to Skilled Occupation List from 1 July 2016

SkillSelect: Updates to Skilled Occupation List

The SkillSelect program continues to be in high demand in 2016. The Department of Home Affairs ion has again tinkered with the Skilled Occupation List by removing a number of occupations which are no longer deemed to be in high demand. Only two new occupations were added, likely reflecting the slow economic situation across the country. […]

Occupations added to Skilled Occupation List

The Department of Home Affairs has announced that 3 new occupations will be added to the SOL from 1 July 2014. Chefs, Bricklayers, and Tilers will now be eligible for independent migration to Australia under the SkillSelect visa program including subclass 189, 190 and 489 visas. No occupations will be dropped from the list. For […]

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