Friday, 13th Oct 2017

 

Issue #1 Oct

 

TOP STORY

update on skilled visas
 

ISSUES OF THIS MONTH

An Update from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on 457, PR and TSS Visas

 

International students to face tougher English standards from next year

 

Overseas workers, including students, urged to be aware of new fair work laws in Australia

 

What is SkillSelect and how does it work? - Part 1

 

Available Jobs in Australia

 

An Update from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection on 457, PR and TSS Visas

Next update to STSOL will go ahead as planned with updated list of occupations expected to be published in January 2018;

Anyone nominated as Baker or Pastrycook will need to meet caveat associated with their occupation, the newsletter attempts to clarify the caveat in detail;

DIBP is advising against submitting incomplete applications where possible as the DIBP will start to enforce their policy of making their decision based on the information provided at the time of lodgement;

Applications will continue to be allocated in order of lodgement. However in some circumstances, DIBP will assess newer applications for "pipeline management purposes";

Occupations for RSMS visas will remain unchanged for the time being;

From 1 October 2017, additional LMT evidence will need to be provided with lodged 457 nominations, DIBP will no longer be accepting Domestic Recruitment Table on face value;

Where evidence of external market salary is provided (especially in cases where salary is $65,000 or below per anum), it is advised that any salary surveys are accompanied by explanatory statement advising how the business was able to determine that terms and conditions of employment are no less favourable;

March 2018 update

Currently transitional arrangements are being clarified and finalised with a substantial update expected to be provided in the coming months which is welcoming news;

TTS forms are not yet available and DIBP is seeking suggestions on how these should look. Suggestions can be emailed here: 457management@border.gov.au.

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International students to face tougher English standards from next year

english test

The Turnbull government will next year roll out changes to the way international students are trained in the English language.

International students will have to pass an English language test under new standards to be introduced in 2018.

Over 150,000 international students who come to Australia next year will have to pass this new test to prove their English proficiency.

Education Minister Simon Birmingham will tell an education conference in Hobart on Thursday the government will introduce new English language standards next year.

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) will have to formally assess students where they provide direct entry to a tertiary course.

At the moment, students can pass a course without proof and then start university studies.

Some academics have in the recent past flagged concerns that the current English requirements aren't sufficient for students to study university courses.

The standards will be extended for the first time beyond universities to vocational education and training courses.

All ELICOS courses will have a minimum of 20 face-to-face contact hours per week and a maximum teacher-to-student ratio of 1:18.

Of those who studied the English-language courses in Australia last year, more than 60,000 went on to further study, mainly in higher education or vocational courses.

Senator Birmingham says the changes will strengthen Australia's reputation as a high-quality destination for international education, a sector worth $28 billion a year.

The clearer, stronger standards would also make it easier for higher education regulator TEQSA to weed out providers doing the wrong thing.

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Overseas workers, including students, urged to be aware of new fair work laws in Australia

overseas worker fair work laws

Students, backpackers and people newly arrived to work in Australia are being reminded that there are new fair work laws now in place which should protect them from exploitation.

Overseas workers, including students and backpackers working part time, can become victims of unscrupulous employers who take advantage of the fact that they may not be aware of employment law.

Australia WorkerBut the recently introduced Fair Work Amendment (Protecting Vulnerable Workers) Act 2017 means there are new, higher penalties for serious contraventions of workplace laws and record keeping breaches.

The Fair Work Ombudsman has published a range of information and resources on its website at www.fairwork.gov.au aimed at assisting all workplace participants to understand and comply with their obligations.

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What is SkillSelect and how does it work? - Part 1

australia skillselect

SkillSelect is an online service tha​t ​helps Australia manage its skilled migration programme. It helps to ensure that the skilled migration programme is based on Australia's economic needs. It supports the government in managing who can apply for skilled migration, when they can apply and in what numbers. As a result, the time taken to process a visa application is significantly reduced.

SkillSelect also helps address regional skill shortages. SkillSelect allows intending migrants to indicate if they are willing to live and work in regional Australia. This is of particular benefit to employers experiencing regional skill shortages and state and territory governments attempting to settle migrants in regional Australia.

How does SkillSelect work?

Skilled workers and business people interested in migrating to Australia can be considered for a skilled visa by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSel ect.

An EOI is an indication that you would like to be considered for a skilled visa. An EOI is not a visa application.

These skilled workers and business people can then be found and nominated for skilled visas by Australian employers or state and territory governments, or they might be invited by the Australian Government to lodge a visa application.

All people interested in the points based skilled migration or business investment and innovation visa programmes will need to submit an EOI and receive an invitation in order to lodge a visa application.

Once you submit your completed EOI, you will receive a confirmation notification from SkillSelect. Your EOI will then remain in SkillSelect for a maximum of two years. SkillSelect will calculate your points, assess your eligibility and will provide feedback when you submit for points tested and business innovation visas.

Invitation and selection process

Depending on what type of visa(s) you are interested in, you might receive an invitation to lodge a visa application or an Australian employer might contact you to discuss employment and sponsorship opportunities.

Independent and Skilled Regional (Provisional) visas

Invitations are issued automatically by the SkillSelect system to the highest ranking EOIs, subject to occupation ceilings. Invitations are issued regularly, such as every month.

State and territory sponsored visas

State or territory governments will identify and select skilled workers that they wish to nominate. State and territory governments might assess people before they nominate them. If you are nominated by a state or territory government and you have indicated that your points score is above the current pass mark for that visa, you will receive an invitation to apply from the SkillSelect system. When you complete an EOI that includes one of these visa types, you will be asked which state or territory you wish to seek nomination from. You will be able to select one state or territory, or any state or territory. If you select one state or territory only, then staff from that government body will be able to view your EOI for this visa type. If you select any state or territory, staff from all state or territory governments will be able to see your EOI for this visa type.

Business Innovation and Investment visas

State or territory governments or Austrade on behalf of the Australian government will identify and select skilled business people or investors they might want to nominate. Government nominators might assess people to meet their needs before they nominate them. If you are nominated by a state or territory government, or by Austrade, you will receive an invitation to apply from the SkillSelect system.

For streams which require a pass mark, you must indicate that your points score is above the pass mark to receive an invitation. On a limited basis, nominating state or territory governments might award additional points towards the points test where they have determined that your proposed business is of exceptional economic benefit to that state or territory. When you complete an EOI that includes one of these visa types, you will be asked which state or territory you wish to seek nomination from, or if you are seeking nomination in the Significant Investor stream, if you wish to seek nomination from Austrade. You will be able to select one nominator, or any nominator. If you select one nominator only, then staff from that government body will be able to view your EOI for this visa type. If you select any nominator, staff from all state or territory governments and Austrade will be able to see your EOI for this visa type. If you seek nomination from Austrade for the Significant Investor stream, your EOI will be able to be viewed by all states and territories as well as Austrade.

It is your responsibility to contact the government from which you are seeking nomination to discuss their processes and requirements.

 

Available Jobs in Australia

Jobs in Australia

Job2Go is a local recruitment company based in Adelaide, Queensland and Sydney, and has been providing staffing solutions and human resource services to small to large sized companies throughout Australia. We are hiring for the following positions.

Cook

An exciting opportunity had opened for an experienced Cook! Our client has been providing high quality authentic Indian food for the past 20 years. The right candidate will have excellent knowledge of dishes from all over India.

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • Formal qualification
  • Relevant experience as a Cook in similar position is preferred.
  • The ability to work in a fast paced environment where you will be required to stand for extended periods of time.
  • The ability to make independent decisions when circumstances warrant such action.
  • Attention to detail and be a good team player.

Office Manager

Our client has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Office Manager to join their team! This family owned business specialises in commercial printing including digital, wide format and offset printing. Proven to be very successful, they are currently undergoing a major expansion and therefore are in need of an Office Manager who possess high standards of organisational skills.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Experience within a professional service firm
  • Formal qualifications required
  • Strong work ethic and be highly organised and attention to detail with accountability
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and balance several tasks and work with deadlines with a demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects at one time
  • Strong administrative skills including record keeping and note taking

Hairdresser

Specialising in all cutting styles, our client is in need of an experienced Hairdresser who is capable of providing services to all age groups. Our client’s concept is simple and clean and is ladies only cutting salon. The ideal candidate must possess the ability to cut all hair styles and be extremely confident in all aspects of hair.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Formal qualification
  • Relevant experience
  • You must be honest and reliable, positive and friendly attitude
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Dedication to personal and professional development
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Extensive knowledge in all aspects of hair and products

Medical Administrator

To be successful in this role, you will have:

  • At least a Bachelor degree or at least 5 years’ of relevant experience.
  • An understanding of medico-legal issues and the legislative framework for public health services
  • Ability to work collaboratively with members of an inter-disciplinary team and to communicate with clinical and non-clinical staff
  • Ability to analyse and critically evaluate relevant information and apply to medical management issues
  • Well-developed written and communication skills

Contact Job2Go on 1300 562246. If you are interested in any of these positions, please send your resume to jobs@job2go.org

Alternatively you can check our website for further details www.job2go.org

 
 

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