Overall, Australia sets a maximum number of places for its migration program every year. And, for 2020 and 2021, the total number of places available is capped at a ceiling of 160,000. Some of these require your profession to be on the Skilled Occupation List. Now, here are some of the key highlights:
79,600 places allocated in the Skill stream
77,300 places have been allocated to the Family stream
Only 6,500 places allocated to Skilled Independent visas
Full list of the new occupations for NSW
Below is a list of the 10 new occupations that NSW added to its Skilled Occupation List in February 2021.
233211 Civil Engineer
233212 Geotechnical Engineer
233214 Structural Engineer
233215 Transport Engineer
233511 Industrial Engineer
233512 Mechanical Engineer
233513 Production or Plant Engineer
312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson
312212 Civil Engineering Technician
312999 Building and Engineering Technicians
Work as Engineer in Australia?
Engineers Australia is the designated authority for assessing skills and competencies related to engineering occupations in Australia. Engineers Australia works with the Department of Home Affairs, migration agents, and international organisations. And it helps to develop streamlined migration skills assessment procedures for engineers, like you!
Every year, Engineers Australia helps thousands of engineers in and outside of Australia achieve their goals. So, whether you are a foreign student that needs an assessment for a new visa, or a skilled engineer seeking a new life in our beautiful country, contact Engineers Australia for help.
When you register as an engineer in Australia, you may need to prove your English language proficiency. IELTS is officially accepted by Engineers Australia.
What is Australia’s points system for immigration?
When you’re thinking of migrating to Australia as a Permanent Resident (PR), you may come across points-based visas. We’ll explain what this is and how the Australian PR points calculator works.
Full list for Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190) in NSW
The full list of occupations NSW is currently nominating for the subclass 190 and subclass 491 visas can be found below. Please be aware that these lists are subject to change without notice. So, it’s good to keep checking the NSW Government website. Information about minimum eligibility criteria and how invitation rounds work can be found on the dedicated Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190) website. Or, information on how to apply for regional NSW nomination can be found on our Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) website.
|134212||Nursing Clinical Director|
|134214||Welfare Centre Manager|
|233513||Production or Plant Engineer|
|233999||Engineering Professionals nec|
|254412||Registered Nurse (Aged Care)|
|254413||Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)|
|254414||Registered Nurse (Community Health)|
|254415||Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)|
|254417||Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)|
|254418||Registered Nurse (Medical)|
|254421||Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)|
|254422||Registered Nurse (Mental Health)|
|254423||Registered Nurse (Perioperative)|
|254424||Registered Nurse (Surgical)|
|254425||Registered Nurse (Paediatric)|
|254499||Registered Nurses nec|
|261111||ICT business Analyst|
|262112||ICT Security Specialist|
|263111||Computer Network and Systems Engineer|
|312211||Civil Engineering Draftsperson|
|312212||Civil Engineering Technician|
|312311||Electrical Engineering Draftsperson|
|312312||Electrical Engineering Technician|
|312999||Building and Engineering Technicians nec|
How does the points test work for Australian skilled migration?
When you apply for an independent skills migration visa, you need to meet a minimum pass mark. Each visa has its own pass minimum points score. For example, you need a minimum of 65 points to be able to submit an expression of interest for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) visa. The Department of Home Affairs has an online Australian PR points calculator.
Points can be claimed for a few different personal factors:
community language qualifications
the skills of your partner
you can also get extra points if you have been invited to apply for a visa by a state or territory government agency.
Use IELTS for Migration
Your visa options
If you like the opportunity to live, study or work in Australia, there are many visa options available to you. There is a study visa, skilled, sponsored work visa and business visa. Some of these may lead to Permanent Residency (PR) in Australia.
Your IELTS options
The IELTS Academic test has been developed if you wish to study at university or college as an undergraduate or postgraduate student or if you want to join or gain entry into a professional institution. The IELTS General Training test has been developed to test your every-day, non-academic English.
Immigration and the law
Legislation about immigration changes frequently. It’s important to check the Australian Department of Home Affairs website for changes that may apply to you. If you are interested in Australian student visas, work visas, or looking to migrate permanently, you need to lodge an application with the Australian Government. You may want to consider getting support from a lawyer or migration agent.