New Australian Immigration Policy and lower pass marks
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has today announced that the qualifying pass mark will drop from 65 points to 60 points for those applying for general skilled migration visas [subclasses 189, 190 and 489 ] from 1 July 2012.
Whilst this will not guarantee selection under the government's new expression of interest policy, it does make those who obtain at least 60 eligible to apply.
Recent Work Experience
Another particularly interesting change under the new immigration policy is going to be abolition of the "recent work experience" requirement.
One of the primary aspects of the current immigration policy was for the applicant to have recent work experience in order to qualify for general skilled migration namely 12 months of the past 24 months relevant to an occupation on the skilled occupations list.
As of 1 July, you will no longer be required to prove that you have recent work experience in a skilled occupation. This benefits many in a number of ways:
• if you have taken some recent time off work but still have vast experience in a skilled occupation over the past 10 years, then you can still be eligible to apply for general skilled migration.
• Also those who had a recent career change can still qualify for general skilled migration.
• Those who have a partner who is also skilled but has not worked for the last two or three years will now be able to contribute points so long as they can obtain a positive skills assessment and pass the English test.
While there are a number of factors that do need to be met in order to garner an invitation from the government, the above changes will certainly advantage many of those that we have consulted with the past and for those who are interested in moving to Australia in the future.
In order to find out how you could benefit from these changes please feel free to register for one of our forthcoming immigration seminars in South Africa, Malaysia and Singapore by completing the registration page for the appropriate seminar -- http://www.immagine-immigration.com/seminars/seminar-calendar/
Or if you have had an assessment in the past but narrowly missed out on the pass mark please feel free to e-mail us at email@example.com
I think it's a decent idea to set up this blog and i will follow it. Every student who wants to study in australia must be aware of the recent changes related to the Australia Immigration Services and new policies. Like with the change in working policy you need not to show your recent work experience in a skilled job