Friday, 16th Mar 2018

 

Issue #2 Mar

 

TOP STORY

TSS visa
 

ISSUES OF THIS MONTH

TSS/186/187 VISAS COMMENCING 18 MARCH

 

Czech Republic added to the Work and Holiday list

 

Australian Citizenship: Migrants to face tougher English language test

 

Settlement Guide - How to get Apprenticeship in Australia

 

Available Jobs in Australia

 

TSS/186/187 VISAS COMMENCING 18 MARCH

The Government has released the long-awaited regulations to implement the changes to Australia's temporary skilled visa programme that were first announced in April 2017.

The Regulations will come into force on 18 March 2018, and are known as the Migration Legislation Amendment (Temporary Skill Shortage Visa and Complementary Reforms) regulations 2018. The full text of the Regulations can be accessed through this link.

These are the main elements of the new regulations:

  • The former Subclass 457 visa will be abolished, and will be replaced with a new Subclass 482 visa, which will be known as the Temporary Skill Shortage visa.
  • As was the case with 457 visas, overseas workers will need to be nominated by a sponsoring employer.
  • The Subclass 482 visa will have three streams:
    • The Short-term stream, under which overseas workers whose occupations are on the Short-term Skilled Occupation List will be able to be employed for a maximum of 2 years, unless thatlimitation would be inconsistent with an international trade obligation;
    • The Medium-term stream - under this stream, workers whose occupations are on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List will be able to be employed for up to 4 years;
    • The Labour Agreement Stream, which would enable skilled overseas workers to be employed under a labour agreement with the Commonwealth government, if there is a need that cannot otherwise be met by the Australian labour market and standard visa programs are not available to meet the need;
  • The Short-term visa will be able to be renewed only once, unless again this limitation would be inconsistent with international trade obligations.
  • Applicants under the Short-term stream would have to satisfy a "genuine temporary entrant" requirement, which would be assessed against their circumstances, immigration history, compliance with visa conditions and other relevant matters.
  • There will be a requirement that primary applicants for the TSS have at least 2 years relevant work experience.
  • There will also be an English language requirement. For applicants under the Short-term stream, this will remain the same as applied to applicants for the 457 visa. However, the Medium-term stream will require a higher level of English proficiency. Applicants will need to achieve an overall score of at least 5 on the IELTS test, and also a minimum of 5 in each component of the IELTS.
  • The visa application charges under both the Short-term and Medium-term streams will be higher than the charges have been for 457 visas.
  • The health criteria are also being made more stringent.
  • Applicants will have to be able to satisfy Public Interest Criterion 4007; waivers will no longer be available under Public Interest Criterion 4006A, which enabled employers to provide written undertakings that they would meet health costs if the applicant otherwise failed to satisfy health criteria. A waiver will still be available under PIC 4007 - however, applicants will need to show that they will not impose an undue burden on the Australian health system or access to services by Australian citizens and permanent residents.
  • The TSS will have a Condition 8607, which is comparable to the existing Condition 8107 that has applied to 457 visas, but will also specify that the holder may work only in the occupation in relation to which the TSS was issued.
  • Accordingly, in order to work in a new occupation, a TSS visa holder must obtain a new nomination from the sponsoring employer and must apply for a new visa.
  • Further: the visa period that will apply to dependent children who are members of the family unit will cease at the end of the day before the child's 23rd birthday.
 
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Czech Republic added to the Work and Holiday list

Work Holidya visa in Australia

Young Czech Republic nationals can now apply for the Work and Holiday visa(Subclass 462), which means they can holiday in Australia and undertake short-term work and/or study and can leave and re-enter Australia any number of times while the visa is valid.

As at 15 March 2018, the Work and Holiday arrangement with Bangladesh has ceased.

Source: Department of Home Affairs

 
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Australia to introduce new visa to boost economy, jobs

Australain visa to boost economy

The Australian Government says it will introduce a new visa for people willing to establish businesses in the country. The visa will not require any mandatory funding outlay and an applicant only needs to demonstrate "vocational English".

Under the proposed visa, foreign entrepreneurs and investors with an innovative idea and a supporting business plan will be able to apply for a temporary visa to establish their venture in Australia.

The existing entrepreneur visa requires a mandatory capital backing of $200,000 which will not be required for the proposed visa.

The applicants' business proposals will be examined by the State or Federal Government authorities before granting a temporary visa.

All applicants must be under 45 years of age and have vocational level English which is band 5 in each four components of the International English Language Testing Service (IELTS).

Entrepreneurs who are successful in establishing their business venture in Australia will become eligible to apply for permanent residence.

 

Australian Citizenship: Migrants to face tougher English language test

Australian citizenship changes

After Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton's speech in February, Citizenship Minister Alan Tudge has said the government will seek to expand English-language tests for migrants.

The federal government is keen to introduce English test for migrants to become eligible for acquiring Australian citizenship and Citizenship Minister Alan Tudge has flagged the idea of toughening English-language tests on Wednesday.

Mr Tudge, who took over the citizenship portfolio in December's ministerial reshuffle, has said Australia's multiculturalism model is at risk - unless significant policy intervention addresses the issue of lower integration rates and falling English-language skills, The Australian reports.

Mr Tudge says current policy settings are no longer adequate, amid emerging ethnic enclaves and falling rates of spoken English.

"Australia is the most successful multicultural country in the world," he says in a written speech to be delivered tonight to the Menzies Research Centre in Sydney.

"But I want to sound a note of caution: Australian multiculturalism is not God-given and cannot be taken for granted.

"Indeed, there is emerging evidence that we are not integrating as well as what we have done in the past. Moreover, there are external factors that weren't present even a decade ago that make integration more challenging."

"Our current policies do not address the challenges outlined above. In fact, there are very few formal requirements that encourage integration, adoption of Australian values and English proficiency."

“This is particularly the case where the concentration of overseas born in particular suburbs is aligned with a considerable absence of English being spoken or understood," Mr Tudge said.

"Poorer English (also) means that the prospect of getting a good job is diminished."

He says that recent research shows migrants who spoke English very well were 3.7 times more likely to be employed in 18 months after arrival than those who had poor English.

 
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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.

Panel Beater

Well established BRISBANE Auto Centre is seeking to employ an experienced Panel Beater.

Your role will require you do the following:

  • Conducting finishing touches on panel repairs including grinding, filing, polishing, painting and spray painting.
  • Fitting and replacing damaged vehicle parts with new panels.
  • Utilising welding equipment in cutting and fitting new parts onto the vehicle.
  • Filling small and large depressions with plastic fillers.
  • Repairing dents and damaged panels.
  • Utilising hydraulic equipment to straighten, realign and repair damaged vehicle parts.
  • Removing upholstery and other vehicle parts.
  • 5 years experience with exclusive European cars like Ferrari, Maserati, Audi, Porsche etc.
  • Assisting in any other work the supervisor sees fit.

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

Pastry Chef / Baker

With an established brand, our company requires individuals who has trade qualifications and experience as a Baker/Pastry Cook.

The position broadly entails:

  • Preparing and mixing ingredients according to formulas and methods
  • Operating manufacturing equipment
  • Maintaining a clean and tidy work area
  • Understanding and implementing different cooking processes.

The individual applying requires:

  • Trade qualifications in baking
  • Available for full time work
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of baking industry
  • Good communication skills
  • A positive work attitude and professional manner
  • Demonstrate a high degree of attention to detail

If you believe you are an applicable candidate and have plenty of energy and enthusiasm, then please forward your resume and cover letter.

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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