Skilled Occupation List Review
On 4 September 2019, the Department commenced a review of the skilled migration occupation lists and new skilled occupation will be announced in March 2020.
This government says that this process has been undertaken to ensure that skilled migration list reflects the genuine skills needs of the Australia and to enable businesses to temporarily access the skills they need to grow if skilled Australian workers are not available.
The first stage of this process involves meeting with interested stakeholders, industries, and groups around the country to learn about Australia’s labour markets and skill shortages. Occupations will then be flagged and published in a ‘Traffic Light Bulletin’ highlighting which occupations will be added, removed, or changed between the short-term and medium-long term lists. This is expected to be available in December 2019.
Following the publication of the bulletin, a formal submission period will open allowing any interested parties (including businesses, associations, and individuals) to put forth their ideas and arguments around the proposed changes.
This is also a great opportunity for businesses, associations, and individual to work together with the Department to identify new or emerging occupations that are currently not listed on the skilled occupational list.
If you wish to participate with the initial process with the Department, you may connect with the Department of Employment via here.
Please contact Nevett Ford Lawyers Melbourne for more information and advice.
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