Friday, 10 March 2017


Issue #1 March



Genral Skillled migration sol update


General Skilled Migration - Skilled Occupations List (SOL) 2017/2018 Review Update


Government bars fast food chains from sponsoring 457 visas


Family facing deportation for living in the wrong suburb


Economists say immigration is good for Australia


Available Jobs in Australia


General Skilled Migration - Skilled Occupations List (SOL) 2017/2018 Review Update

General Skilled Migration – Overview

The subclass 189 visa is a permanent residence visa for points-tested skilled workers who want to work and live in Australia. The 189 visa is intended for individuals who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government.

To be able to apply for this visa you need to submit an expression of interest and then be invited through SkillSelect to apply. You can be in or outside Australia when you apply and when the visa is granted.

This is a permanent residence visa. It lets you and any family members who have also been granted this visa:

  • stay in Australia indefinitely
  • work and study in Australia
  • enrol in Medicare, Australia's scheme for health-related care and expenses
  • apply for Australian citizenship (if you are eligible)
  • sponsor eligible relatives for permanent residence
  • travel to and from Australia for five years from the date the visa is granted (after that time, you will need a resident return visa or another visa to return to Australia)
  • Skilled Occupations List (SOL) 2017/2018 Review

The Department of Education and Training is responsible for providing advice to the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection on the composition of the SOL. The SOL identifies occupations that would benefit from skilled migration for the purpose of meeting the medium to long-term skill needs of the Australian economy.

The suitability of occupations for inclusion on the SOL is assessed through a two-step process. The first step involves identifying occupations that are most susceptible to supply constraints (e.g. due to the time taken to develop necessary skills) and/or most likely to warrant government intervention to address these constraints (e.g. due to the cost of a shortage or the likely impact of supply side policies). The second step involves assessing the medium to long-term skill needs of the economy for each occupation identified in step one, to determine if the occupation would benefit from skilled migration. In general an occupation will satisfy step two if a surplus of skilled workers is unlikely in the medium to long-term. The assessment in the second step is based on a wide range of indicators in addition to stakeholder input.

Each year a number of occupations a removed and added to SOL which takes effect on 1 July. The number of occupations removed is almost certain to exceed to the number of occupations added. Submissions for SOL 2017 – 2018 are now closed and an extensive review is now underway.

The 2017-18 SOL will come into effect on 1 July 2017.

Last year a number of occupations were added and removed to SOL:

Occupations added to the SOL from 1 July 2016 were:

  • Orthotist or Prosthetist (ANZSCO 251912)
  • Audiologist (ANZSCO 252711).

Occupations removed from the SOL on 1 July 2016 were:

  • Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum) (ANZSCO 233611)
  • Petroleum Engineer (ANZSCO 233612)
  • Metallurgist (ANZSCO 234912)
  • Environmental Health Officer (ANZSCO 251311)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Adviser (ANZSCO 251312)
  • Dental Hygienist (ANZSCO 411211)
  • Dental Prosthetist (ANZSCO 411212)
  • Dental Technician (ANZSCO 411213)
  • Dental Therapist (ANZSCO 411214).

The following occupations were flagged for removal during the last review:

133513 Production Manager (Mining)
221111 Accountant (General)
221112 Management Accountant
221113 Taxation Accountant
224111 Actuary
224511 Land Economist
224512 Valuer
231212 Ship's Engineer
231213 Ship's Master
231214 Ship's Officer
232212 Surveyor
232213 Cartographer
232214 Other Spatial Scientist
233111 Chemical Engineer
233211 Civil Engineer
233212 Geotechnical Engineer
233213 Quantity Surveyor
233214 Structural Engineer
233215 Transport Engineer
233411 Electronics Engineer
233511 Industrial Engineer
233512 Mechanical Engineer
233513 Production or Plant Engineer
233911 Aeronautical Engineer
233912 Agricultural Engineer
233913 Biomedical Engineer
233914 Engineering Technologist
233915 Environmental Engineer
233916 Naval Architect
234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist
234711 Veterinarian
251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
251212 Medical Radiation Therapist
252411 Occupational Therapist
262611 Podiatrist
252712 Speech Pathologist
253111 General Practitioner
253211 Anaesthetist
253312 Cardiologist
253315 Endocrinologist
253316 Gastroenterologist
253317 Intensive Care Specialist
253321 Paediatrician
253913 Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
253999 Medical Practitioners nec
271111 Barrister
271311 Solicitor
272314 Psychotherapist
272399 Psychologists nec
351311 Chef*
399111 Boat Builder and Repairer
399112 Shipwright


Skilled Occupations List (SOL) – What you should be doing

If you are intending to apply for subclass 189 visa and especially if your occupation is listed as flagged, it is important to ensure that you lodge your expression of interest via SkillsSelect and receive an invitation to apply for the 189 visa prior to 1 July 2017 as it is likely (though not a guarantee) that the above occupations will be impacted as part of the current review. It is also not uncommon for occupations that are not flagged to be removed as part of the review process.

As with any visa subclass, there are criteria applicable at the time of application which you will need to meet in order to secure a favourable application outcome.

For further information on SOL or the Subclass 189 Visa application process, please contact No Borders Migration at or call +61 7 3876 4000.

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Government bars fast food chains from sponsoring 457 visas

Government bars fast food chains

The federal government has barred fast food chains from sponsoring foreign workers to work in Australia.

The Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton has ended the Fast Food Industry Labour Agreement which allowed foreign workers on sponsored visas to work at fast food chains, such as KFC and McDonalds.

"Every Australian teenager should have the chance to get a job at the local shops."

"The Aussie kid shouldn’t be knocked out of the job by a foreign worker, which is what Bill Shorten did," The Daily Telegraph quoted Mr Dutton as saying.

Mr Dutton said Australian workers, particularly young Australians, must be given priority.

The 457 visas have been at the centre of a raging controversy amid debate about prioritising local jobs.

The visa has also been under the spotlight with stories of workplace exploitation and immigration fraud wherein restaurant owners have been allegedly selling visa sponsorships in exchange for thousands of dollars.

However, Mr Dutton says individual businesses will still be able to apply under normal labour agreement arrangements to ensure that exceptional circumstances can be considered.

"Genuine business needs for overseas workers which contribute to economic growth will still be considered," he said

India is among the countries where most 457 visa holders come from to work in Australia besides the United Kingdom, China, the Philippines and Ireland.



Family facing deportation for living in wrong suburb

Deportation Australia

A couple along with their 15-year-old daughter, may have to leave Australia - a country they moved to six years ago with a dream of having an enduring home.

The family may be deported in two months after having exhausted their visa options, despite putting their home and business on the line in their bid to stay in Australia.

The family's application for permanent residency in Australia was rejected in 2013 because of the suburb they lived in.

After arriving in Australia in 2011 on a regional sponsored visa, the family settled in a suburb in south-west of Brisbane only to realise two years later that they had not been living in a designated regional or low population growth area which is just 20 minutes from where they lived.

In 2014, the federal member said the family had been misled about their visa entitlements.

Since the refusal of their first application, they have applied for several other visas, including a medical visa,but they were all refused.

The family's appeal for a special ministerial intervention has been turned down.

A spokesperson of the Immigration Department said the minister couldn't be compelled to intervene in every case.

"A person is able to write to the Minister and request intervention, however the Minister cannot be compelled to exercise his powers and he is not required to explain his decisions on any case," The Courier Mail quoted a department spokesperson as saying.

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Economists say immigration is good for Australia

Immigration good for australia-economy

Immigration and visa rules are set to continue to be major topics in Australia with calls continuing for a tightening up of the system but economists are backing growth.

American President Donald Trump has just praised Australia's point-based immigration system but there are plenty of people in Australia who would like to see it made tougher.

The camps are split between those, like One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, who would like visas restricted on various grounds, including religion, and Commonwealth Bank chief interest rate strategist Jarrod Kerr who believes that immigration helps the economy.

But even Australian Immigration Minister Peter Dutton is open to being more strict. He has been accused by some of wanting to introduce a Trump-like ban on certain people on the grounds of religion, race or ethnicity, but he has denied this.

Opposition politicians claim that plans to check the health, character and employment of people from China taking up the option of the new 10-year visa currently being offered as part of a pilot scheme could set a precedent that would then apply to other visa holders.

They are worried that people could be targeted on the basis of their place of birth, passport or religion, the very kind of screening that Trump is currently under fire for trying to introduce in the United States.

But Dutton says plans to scrutinise holders of the 10-year visa were nothing like Trump’s controversial immigration ban. He described the claims as ‘hype’ and said it is perfectly reasonable to introduce checks for the scheme.

But Australia should be welcoming young immigrants, according to Kerr, who argues that countries like Australia are undergoing a seismic shift in demographic terms as baby boomers retire and that population growth is important for economic growth.

Reserve Bank governor Philip Lowe also supports immigration. He told a Federal Parliamentary Committee hearing that immigration is a source of strength for Australia and added that he thinks populist and anti-immigration politics pose a huge risk for Australian economic growth.


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.


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.
  • 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 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, 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


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

Alternatively you can check our website for further details


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