Friday, 21st Sep 2018

 

Issue #2

 

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ISSUES OF THIS MONTH

South Australian and New South Wales State List Updates

 

Alternative pathways to the TSS visa

 

To deal with labour shortage, Australia may soon start a new visa

 

Security alarm at outsourced visa processing

 

Fostering Integration Grants

 

Available Jobs in Australia

 

South Australian and New South Wales State List Updates

South Australia

South Australian Government published an updated state occupation list with certain occupations now being subject to special conditions. Examples include the following occupations:

135112 - ICT Project Manager - special conditions for this occupation were updated on 14 September 2018 including the requirement for an applicant to have a proficient English as well as minimum score of at least 70 points

139914 - Quality Assurance Manager - special conditions for this occupation were updated 16 August 2018 including a requirement for an applicant to have proficient English. Applicants holding 489 visa as well as offshore applicants are eligible for this occupation

139913 - Laboratory Manager - special conditions for this occupation were updated 14 July 2018 including a requirement for an applicant to have proficient English. Applicants holding 489 visa as well as offshore applicants are eligible for this occupation

223211 - ICT Trainer - special conditions for this occupation were updated 06 July 2018 including a requirement for an applicant to have proficient English. Applicants holding 489 visa as well as offshore applicants are eligible for this occupation. This visa is not available for applicants on high points unless they are a holder of subclass 489 visa

232214 - Other Spatial Scientist - special conditions apply to this occupation which were updated on 24 July 2018. Competent English or (Proficient Overall) is the minimum requirement

232411 - Graphics Designer - special conditions apply to this occupation which were updated on 11 July 2018. Competent English is the minimum requirement. The applicant must hold a subclass 489 visa be outside Australia

252711 - Audiologist - special conditions apply to this occupation which were updated on 9 August 2018. Proficient English as well as 3 years of work experience in the relevant field is the minimum requirement

254418 - Registered Nurse (Medical) - special conditions apply to this occupation which were updated on 10 September 2018. Special conditions include at least five years of experience in the field.

261212 - Web Developer - special conditions apply to this occupation from 16 August 2018. Applicants must have at least 70 points and Proficient English.

Full nomination process is available on South Australian Government Website: http://www.migration.sa.gov.au/skilled-migrants/lists-of-state-nominated-occupations

Applicants wishing to apply for state sponsored migration are encouraged to regularly check the website as the list is updated frequently.

New South Wales

The skilled regional nominated (489) visa is a provisional skilled visa that allows you to live and work in regional NSW for up to four years. This visa provides a pathway to permanent residence. If you hold this visa and live for at least two years and work for at least one year in a specified region of NSW, you may be eligible to apply for a permanent visa at a later stage.

New South Wales updated their Regional – Northern Inland List on 7 September 2018.

Occupations currently on the list include:

121211 - Cotton Grower
121214 - Grain, oilseed or pasture grower
121299 - Crop Farmers (nec)
121411 - Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
232111 - Architect
251211 - Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
324111 - Panel Beater
351111 - Baker
394111 - Cabinetmaker

 
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Alternative pathways to the TSS visa

tss visa

Subclass 407 visa aims to promote international goodwill by allowing Australian organisations to sponsor persons to travel to Australia to participate in occupational training activities, including classroom-based professional development activities. This visa is not designed to fill labour shortages and is, therefore, not an appropriate visa for persons whose sole intention is to undertake work. However, it does allow the visa holder to undertake occupational training with a sponsoring organisation that is consistent with the purpose of the visa granted.

This visa allows persons to improve their occupational skills through participation in training in Australia with an Australian organisation, government agency or foreign government agency, including:

  • training in the workplace that is required to obtain registration to be employed in the occupation of the visa applicant - Nomination type 1
  • a structured workplace training programme tailored to enhance the existing skills of the visa applicant in an eligible occupation - Nomination type 2
  • a training programme that promotes capacity building overseas - Nomination type 3 which includes the following subcategories:
    • overseas qualification (subcategory a)
    • government support (subcategory b)
    • professional development (subcategory c)

Subclass visa applicants must be sponsored by an organisation who is either an approved temporary activity sponsor or has applied to be a temporary activities sponsor; or for applications lodged on or before 18 May 2017, a training and research sponsor or a professional development sponsor

Where a sponsoring organisation is not a Commonwealth agency, the sponsor is required to nominate the subclass visa applicant to undertake the proposed occupational training

Occupational training must be provided directly by the sponsor unless an exemption exists.

Subclass 407 applicants may be either in or outside of Australia. A training and research sponsor or a professional development sponsor will be eligible to sponsor a GF-407 visa applicant who lodges their application on or before 18 May 2016. The duration of stay should be consistent with the training requirements of the visa holder and nomination type. Generally the visa is valid for a period of two years.

In order to apply for subclass 407 visa, an individual must be an approved temporary activities sponsor a temporary activities sponsor, or a person who has applied for approval as a temporary activities sponsor but whose application has not yet been decided; temporary activities sponsor, or a person who has applied for approval as a temporary activities sponsor but whose application has not yet been decided; or for an application lodged on or before 18 May 2017 - a professional development sponsor or a training and research sponsor, or a person who has applied for approval as a professional development sponsor or a training and research sponsor but whose application has not yet been decided.

The nomination process is generally rigorous. Immigration must be satisfied that the sponsor has provided the following information:

  1. information that identifies the employer or employers for the nominated program, including
  2. the location and contact details of each employer
  3. if the sponsor and the employer are not the same person, details of the relationship between that sponsor and the employer
  4. the location/s at which the nominated training is to be carried out; and
  5. information that identifies each member of the family unit of the nominee who holds, or proposes to apply for, the same visa as the nominee based on satisfying secondary criteria.

For the purposes of (a), if undertaking the nominated program is a volunteer, the word ‘employer’ includes the person or organisation responsible for the tasks to be carried out as part of the nominated program.

 

To deal with labour shortage, Australia may soon start a new visa

labour shortage

While the exact details of the visa are not known, Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud has said delivering a special agriculture visa for the current picking season is his key priority.

Currently, the farmers are sourcing seasonal workers using a variety of visas, including season worker program and working holiday maker visa which at times lead to several complications.

Growcom, the peak representative body for the horticulture sector in Queensland, says the current visa settings aren't right.

"We have a situation whereby many overseas workers come here and work illegally,” Growcom CEO David Thompson argues in a blog for Fairfax Media.

Mr Thompson said they would love to hire Australians but the "volatile" nature of the industry made it hard to employ locals for the job.

Uneasy over the uncertainty over the availability of labour, the farming sector has been demanding a special visa for the agriculture sector, which now seems close to reality with Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud throwing his weight behind the farmers.

"Agriculture has a huge shortage of labour, particularly for picking, and an ag visa can help address that," Mr Littleproud said.

Australian farmers are seeking a short-term multiple-entry visa without any labour market testing or requirement of sponsorship with the workers being allowed to move between employers within the agriculture sector.

Mr Littleproud recently indicated that the agriculture visa could be made available soon.

"When I became Agriculture Minister last December, I made it a key priority to deliver an agriculture visa for this picking season," he said.

Farming industry bodies have demanded that there should be no requirement for labour market testing and it shouldn't be employer-sponsored.

"We contend that only employers who demonstrate sustainable workplace practices should be able to access visa workers and one mechanism to achieve this would be through the Fair Farms certification scheme," Mr Thompson said.

The Department of Home Affairs says the Government is committed to supporting the skills needs of regional Australia and is always looking at ways to improve the migration system.

"Australia's immigration needs aren’t the same in all areas, and policy should take that into account," Immigration Minister David Coleman told SBS Punjabi.

"Where the system can be improved to better match immigration patterns to needs in specific locations, we should do that. In particular, we need to look closely at ways of filling employment gaps in regional areas," Mr Coleman told SBS Punjabi.

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Security alarm at outsourced visa processing

security alarm

Labor has sounded the alarm over the outsourcing of Australia's visa processing arrangements, citing concerns over national security, staffing and privacy implications.

The opposition yesterday flagged it would use next month’s Senate estimates hearings to grill the government about a bid for the visa contract led by Liberal Party powerbroker Scott Briggs, a close political ally of Scott Morrison.

Mr Briggs is the driving force behind a consortium aiming to win the contract valued at up to $1 billion to develop a "global digital platform" that will process visas more efficiently.

The opposition stopped its line of questioning in February when former Labor senator Stephen Conroy was appointed to the board of the consortium Australian Visa Processing. A separate bid by ­Accenture and Australia Post is also in the running for the contract.

Mr Briggs, who previously worked for Malcolm Turnbull's private investment firm, is the chief executive of Pacific Blue Capital, a 19 per cent shareholder in the Australia Visa Processing consortium, which includes PwC, Qantas Ventures and Ellerston Capital.

Mr Briggs also sits on the board of the Cronulla Sharks, whose No 1 ticket holder is the Prime Minister, and is the president of Mr Morrison's federal electorate conference of Cook. Mr Briggs advised the Prime Minister during the leadership transition that ousted Mr Turnbull.

Labor immigration spokesman Shayne Neumann yesterday questioned the rationale for the outsourcing of visa processing and whether it would lead to any public service cuts or pose risks to national security.

He said it was imperative for Mr Morrison and new Immigration Minister David Coleman, who previously worked with Mr Briggs at PBL Media and Nine Entertainment Co, to excuse themselves from any involvement in approving the - contract if Australia Visa Processing was recommended to win the tender.

"f the Prime Minister or Immigration Minister have close personal connections with one of the bidders involved in this government’s attempt to privatise visa processing, they must recuse themselves from the process," Mr Neumann told The Australian.

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Fostering Integration Grants

grants

On 18 September 2018 the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, the Hon David Coleman MP announced the opening of the Fostering Integration Grants.

These grants will help local community organisations to deliver programs & activities that give migrants best chance of succeeding assisting them to integrate into Australian economic, social & civil life.

An integrated and cohesive multicultural Australia includes migrants who:

  • have the capacity to communicate in English, the national language of Australia
  • actively participate in Australian society through work, school, sport or other community activities
  • embrace Australian values and abide by Australian laws
  • are gainfully employed
  • are resilient in times of crisis
  • have social networks that cross ethnic and religious groups
  • are welcomed and supported by the broader Australian community.

The grants will be for programs, activities and events that work with newly arrived migrants, first and second generation migrants and communities showing early signs of, or potential for integration challenges and/or cultural intolerance. Grants of between AUD10,000 and AUD50,000 are available across Australia.

 
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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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