Each year the government announces the number of places in the migration program as part of the Budget. This announcement on the program size is what determines the number of skilled visas available each year.
In the 2012–13 Budget an additional 3400 places will be allocated to the skilled migration program—this is a total of 129 250 places.
Skilled Occupation List (SOL)
The current SOL (schedule 1) – applies to all new Points based skilled migration applications, including applicants eligible for transitional arrangements if they prefer to use it.
Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List(CSOL)
The current CSOL (schedule 1 and 2) is relevant for:
- Points based skilled migration applicants who are nominated by a State or Territory government agency under a
State Migration Plan
- applicants applying under the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS), who must have been nominated by an Australian employer to fill a position in an occupation that appears in the CSOL
- Temporary Business Long Stay – 457 Subclass
- Occupational Trainee – 442 Subclass.
Assessing Authorities for Skilled Occupations
Applicants who require a skills assessment as part of their visa application can call us on 020 8996 0120 for a free, no obligation chat directly to obtain a skills assessment information and assistance before they lodge their visa application.
Thames Migration can assist with the skill assessment process and provide all necessary applications forms and associated information relating to the assessments. There will be a charge by the assessing authorities for the assessment.
If you would like further information, call us on 020 8996 0120 for a free, no obligation chat.