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Australia Visa Changes in April 2024 3 Major Updates Australia Visa Update

3 New Updates in Australian Immigration – April 2024

This week’s edition of Australian immigration news brings key updates crucial for immigrants and professionals in Australia.


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In today’s video update we’ll cover the following changes & updates:

  1. Skill Assessment Reopenings
  2. Changes in South Australian Migration Opportunities;
  3. Challenges in Regional Sponsorship


Skill Assessment Reopenings:

VETASSESS, Australia’s largest skill assessment body, has announced the reopening of assessments for specific trades including cooks, diesel motor mechanics, and general motor mechanics. This follows a previous closure that affected seven trades last year. Starting next week, applicants can submit documents to VETASSESS for a pre-assessment to ensure their documentation is sufficient before payment and formal application, enhancing efficiency and fairness in the assessment process.

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Changes in South Australian Migration Opportunities:

The South Australian government has expanded its DAMA (Designated Area Migration Agreement) occupation list, adding 128 new occupations. This includes fields from construction and trades to ICT, health, education, and renewable energy. The DAMA framework offers an age concession for PR up to 55 years, but the challenge remains in finding a willing employer sponsor.

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Challenges in Regional Sponsorship:

New South Wales government’s approach to the 491 Visa under pathway-1 has come under scrutiny due to its high income requirement of $70,000, which is above the typical earnings in many regional occupations.

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These developments reflect ongoing changes and challenges within Australia’s migration policy landscape. Immigrants and visa applicants are advised to stay updated and consult with immigration professionals to navigate these processes effectively. For more detailed guidance, viewers are encouraged to book consultations with immigration experts registered on our website. Links mentioned in the description and pinned comment below.

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