Friday, 25 November 2016

 

Issue #2 November

 

TOP STORY

Changes in the Australia's immigration policy
 

ISSUES OF THIS MONTH

52 jobs may get removed from Skilled Occupation List

 

Want to get a family member to Australia? These changes may affect you

 

New Zealand accepts TOEFL iBT® scores for skilled migration visas

 

Thriving construction industry in Australia boosts job opportunties

 

Available Jobs in Australia

 

52 jobs may get removed from Skilled Occupation List

Immigration Minister Peter Dutton had indicated that the government is looking at cutting the occupation list for skilled migrants.

The Australian Government's Department of Education and Training reviews the skilled migration program's Skilled Occupation List each year based on certain criteria e.g., demand and supply or the amount of training needed etc., and flags certain occupations for future removal. Today was the last day for submitting feedback to the Minister for Immigration for consideration in March. The final list will take affect from 1st July next year.

The current list includes 183 occupations and is used to determine the eligibility for Australia's permanent skilled migration scheme. There is another list which is longer, called the Consolidated Skilled Occupation list, which is for temporary work visas under 457 visa scheme.

Right now, the following occupations have been shortlisted for potential removal from Skilled occupation list.

  • Production Manager (Mining)
  • Accountant (General)
  • Management Accountant
  • Taxation Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Land Economist
  • Valuer
  • Ship's Engineer
  • Ship's Master
  • Ship's Officer
  • Surveyor
  • Cartographer
  • Other Spatial Scientist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Structural Engineer
  • Transport Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Production or Plant Engineer
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Engineering Technologist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Naval Architect
  • Medical Laboratory Scientist
  • Veterinarian
  • Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
  • Medical Radiation Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Podiatrist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • General Practitioner
  • Anaesthetist
  • Cardiologist
  • Endocrinologist
  • Gastroenterologist
  • Intensive Care Specialist
  • Paediatrician
  • Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
  • Medical Practitioners (nec)
  • Barrister
  • Solicitor
  • Psychotherapist
  • Psychologists (nec)
  • Chef*
  • Boat Builder and Repairer
  • Shipwright

* Indicates that the occupation excludes positions in fast food or takeaway food service.

 
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Want to get a family member to Australia? These changes may affect you

Meber of the family unit mofu

Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection has introduced changes to family visas, restricting the definition of a family member.

Some visas allow applicants to include family members in their application under the 'member of the family unit' (MoFU) arrangements.

The definition of Member of the Family Unit (MoFU) is changing. For applications made on and after 19 November 2016, MoFU will be limited to direct family members.

From 19 November a person might be a member of your family unit if they are your:

  1. spouse or de facto partner
  2. or
  3. child or step child; and:
    1. have not turned 18
    2. or
    3. have turned 18, but have not turned 23, and are financially dependent on you or your partner
    4. or
    5. have turned 23 and are dependent on you or on the partner as they have a mental or physical disability that stops them from earning a living to support themselves
  4. grandchild or step-grandchild who is a dependent of a child who meets one of the criteria under above under paragraph 2.

A child is not eligible if they are engaged to be married or have a spouse or de facto partner.

The change will apply to permanent visa subclasses and some provisional and temporary visa subclasses. The change won't apply to refugee, humanitarian or protection visas.

According to the DIBP, these changes make the family members who can be included in a visa application, as a MoFU, more consistent with arrangements available to Australian citizens and permanent residents seeking to bring family members to Australia.

 

New Zealand accepts TOEFL iBT® scores for skilled migration visas

TOEFL test for newzealand migration

The New Zealand Minister for Immigration has announced that New Zealand will accept TOEFL iBT® test scores to meet the English language requirements for skilled migration visas from 21 November 2016.

This follows a review of English language requirements for a range of permanent skilled migration visas with stricter requirements around language proficiency being introduced.

This INZ initiative provides greater choice of English proficiency measures for applicants both onshore and offshore.

TOEFL® scores are already used in New Zealand institutions. New Zealand universities have seen an increase in prospective students applying with TOEFL scores over the last twelve months, with TOEFL test scores coming from 83 countries. The New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) already lists TOEFL iBT test scores under Rule 18 as an approved measure of English proficiency for ITPs and PTEs.

TOEFL test centres are located in Auckland, Palmerston North and Dunedin.

 
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Thriving construction industry in Australia boosts job opportunties

thriving construction industry

A thriving construction industry in Australia is helping to boost the number of jobs available with some such as surveyors, plant operators and contract managers qualifying for state visa and employer sponsorship.

Getting a visa can be harder work than actually finding a job, but despite much criticism the 457 visa, which allows overseas workers to work in Australia for up to four years, remains very popular.

And those looking for a job in the country will be buoyed by the latest figures from international job site SEEK, which shows that construction advertising in Australia is up 13% compared with a year ago.

According to Michael Ilczynski, managing director for SEEK Australia and New Zealand, all sectors in the construction industry are experiencing growth apart from the smallest sector of quality assurance and control, which makes up less than 1% of construction jobs.

The data shows that the biggest growth area in the sector is in health, safety and environment with jobs adverts up 37% year on year, followed by plant and machinery operators, up 33%, and contracts management up 30%.

The states with the highest number of construction job opportunities were New South Wales, Queensland and Victoria with job ads up 16%, 19% and 25% respectively year on year.

However, Western Australia is currently not the place to look for jobs in the construction industry with job adverts down by 27% year on year. It also remains the weakest jobs market overall with adverts down 16.1% compared with a year ago.

Overall the latest figures show a mixed set of results. South Australia had the largest year on year advertising growth of all the states and territories, with job ads on SEEK up 12.8%, driven by trades and services, up 22%, healthcare and medical up 16% and manufacturing, transport and logistics up 13%.

In NSW, Australia's largest labour market, advertising rose 4.9% year on year while in Victoria job adverts were up 7.9%. In both states it is information and communication technology that is the top advertising industry.

Job adverts in Queensland have continued to improve, with increases in the past five months and advertising now trending up by 0.9% month on month and 2.1% year on year, while advertising is up 7% year on year in ACT, by 5.3% in the Northern Territory and by 4.6% in Tasmania.

 

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 required
  • Relevant experience as a Cook in similar position is preferred.
  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment where you will be required to stand for extended periods of time.
  • Possess 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 major expansion therefore is 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, 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 demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects at one time
  • Strong administrative skills including record keeping and note taking

Hairdresser

Specializing 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 required
  • Relevant experience required
  • You must be honest and reliable, positive and friendly attitude
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Dedicated to personal and professional development
  • Excellent attention to details
  • 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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