Publish Date: Jul 16, 2014
According to the Department of Trade and Investment, the New South Wales state migration strategy for general skilled visas has been updated and reopened on July 14 2014. This included reopening the 2014/15 Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) program.
New initiatives will be introduced to the NSW state migration strategy in 2014/15. For example:
The aim of the NSW's Skilled Nominated Program is to attract people across a range of job areas to fulfill and contribute to the future skill needs of the state.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection made additions to the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) in June 2014 based on recommendations from the AWPA. Changes were also made to the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL).
Changes to the SOL
If you are a chef, bricklayer or wall and floor tiler your occupation has now been added to the Skilled Occupations List as of July 1 2014. The SOL is relevant for people applying for:
Changes have also been made to two occupation titles. A ship's surveyor is now a marine surveyor and a general medical practitioner is now a general practitioner.
Changes to the CSOL
Hydrogeologists and exercise physiologists have also been added to the CSOL. The additions are relevant for people in these professions who are applying for:
How do I apply?
Eligibility requirements for the NSW 2014/15 Skilled Nominated visas are available from mid-July. There is an estimated 12 week processing time.