New Critical Skills List (CSL) Published

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) updated the Critical Skills List this weekend with many computer professionals breathing a huge sigh of relief! When the DIAC announced changes to the Australian immigration procedures on the 8th February, the Migration Occupations in Demand List became defunct. This left many […]

Changes to the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL)

The Australian Immigration Minister has announced changes to the Migration Occupation in Demand List for applicants for General Skilled Migration visas. The Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) lists those occupations and specialisations identified by the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) as being in short supply. Twelve […]

New MODL is published

A new Migration Occupations in Demand List has been published and comes into effect today. The new MODL can be seen below, and several new IT specialisms have have been added. The additions are as follows: – Child Care Coordinator ASCO Code 1295-11 – Computing Professional – specialising in C++/C#/C, […]

Current Australian Immigration processing lead time as of 1st September 2006

The ASPC is current experiencing some delays in receipting and acknowledging applications and regrets the inconvenience this may be causing applicants and their representatives. While this backlog exists information will be provided here daily about what applications are currently being receipted. This backlog in receipting is being addressed and will […]

Latest Australia Visa Processing Times

Latest Processing times for July: As advised on the DIMA website processing of an application will usually commence within seven (7) working days of its receipt by the department. This means that an application is receipted, acknowledged and a file number is allocated. Once this has occurred a case officer […]

Current Processing Times for Aussie Visas June 2006

Latest Updates from Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre As of 6 June 2006 the Adelaide Skilled Processing Centre is assessing applications lodged on or before the following dates: ONSHORE – paper based applications: 22 February 2006 (both priority and non-priority applications) ONSHORE- e-lodged (online) applications: 27 February 2006 (both priority and […]

Skill Matching that Works?

Hey All, this is an announcement just received concerning a new initiative to match general skilled migration applicants with vacancies. Let’s hope it works Job matching service for skilled migrants The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (DEWR) recently released a new web-based service that allows eligible migrant jobseekers to […]