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The Department of Home Affairs have recently updated the occupation lists.

The following occupations have recently been added to the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List  (MLTSSL) for subclasses 187, 482, 186, 189,190, 489 and 485:

arts administrator or manager (AN...

Recently we have seen a couple of cases where the Department of Home Affairs seemed ready to reject 186 Temporary Residence Transition stream applications just because the visa applicants and their employers appeared to have not got employees’ leave entitlements and ov...

Australia’s Permanent Migration Program is designed to achieve a range of economic and social outcomes. The program is set on an annual basis and re-sets on 1 July each year.  For the current migration year, with the total places available capped at a ceiling of 190,00...

The Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Act 2018 received Royal Assent on 22nd May 2018.


The Act is not yet in effect. The Act may come into effect by proclamation. If no proclamation is made within six months after the 22 May 2018 (i.e. 23 November 2018),...

In April 2017, the Government announced a series of significant changes to the permanent employer sponsored visa program, including the occupations lists. These changes are now in full effect from 18th March 2018.

Under the Employer Nomination Scheme there are now restr...

We are now entering a period of further significant changes to Australian immigration requirements which include a yet to be implemented skilled worker visa (TSS) as well as the changes to employer sponsored permanent residence (ENS). 

Changes to immigration requirement...

The Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) has released updated requirements concerning evidencing of financial capacity for those wishing to apply to study in Australia on a student visa or travel to Australia as a student guardian.

Subject to the course studied as well as...

January 18, 2018

This week the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) released an outcome of a biannual review of the Short Term Skilled Occupations List conducted by the Department of Employment.

This review entails addition of certain occupations to the lists of eligible skilled occupation...

January 15, 2018

The Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) is reviewed and updated every 6 months. The Department of Home Affairs have advised that a review took place in late 2017 and the updated occupation list is due to be released and will come into effect on or about 17th Jan...

December 14, 2017

There are two occupation lists for Employer Sponsored Migration. The lists are:

  • STSOL- Short term skilled occupation List. This is reviewed every 6 months with the new occupation lists released in January and July.

  • MLTSSL- Medium to Long Term Strategic Skills L...