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189 and 491 Invitation Round – January 2022

Below is the raw data published by the Department of Home Affairs for the skilled migration invitation round in January of 2022.  Subclass 189 Invitations Occupation Minimum Point Score Emergency Medicine Specialist 90 General Practitioner 90 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer 90 Medical Laboratory Scientist 90 Medical Practitioners nec 90 Microbiologist 90 Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) 90 …

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190 Victorian Invitations – August 2021

The Victorian Government issued 170 invitations to apply for subclass 190 visa nomination in the month of August 2021. The invitations were sent to the best candidates working in the six (6) target sectors. The Health sector featured strongly securing 38%. Sector Lowest points to date* Top occupations Advanced Manufacturing 95 Mechanical EngineerEngineering TechnologistElectrical Engineer …

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Australian Visas for Afghan Refugees

With yet another humanitarian crisis looming in the wake of the apparent reestablishment of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, many are looking to Australia as a potential destination of refuge. Whilst Australia commits to protecting vulnerable persons and upholding its responsibilities under the 1951 Refugee convention, the precise legal framework for refugee migration associated with …

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491 Invited Occupations – State Nominated

Recent 491 Occupations

Subclass 491 State Nominated regional visa operates on the basis of a skilled points test. Whilst points are important for the purpose of this visa, the mechanisms behind nomination differ slightly from the more straightforward Subclass 189 visa. Prospective Subclass 491 applicants, looking to apply under the state or territory nominated stream, must secure nomination …

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189 Invitation Scores, as at May 2021

189 Invitation Scores

Occupations appearing on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List may be eligible for invitation under Subclass 189. Invitations for this subclass are issued on a points-priority basis, meaning prospective applicants compete with one another on the basis of the applicable skilled points test. Note that select occupations are subject to additional caps, limiting places …

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