Skills Assessments for Teachers

 Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Requirements

Are you a teacher or perhaps aspire to have such a high demand occupation for migration to Australia? Sitting on the Medium to Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) are the following teaching occupations:

  • Early Childhood Teacher [241111]
  • Secondary Teacher [241411]
  • Special Needs Teacher [241511]
  • Special Education NEC Teacher [241599]
  • Teacher of the Hearing Impaired [241512]
  • Teacher of the Sight Impaired [241599]


Studying to be a teacher 

math-teacher-chalkboard.jpgHave you already completed your bachelors and don’t want to start again? Continue reading “Skills Assessments for Teachers”

16 Restricted Occupations

Only open to certain visa programmes

The new occupation lists are complicated. Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). Short Term Skilled Occupation List. Some occupations on these lists face caveats under the 457 programme, which we’ve discussed recently.man_in_front_of_maze.jpg

What is not widely understood however is that some occupations on the Long Term list are not eligible for certain visa programmes, including the 457 visa. Continue reading “16 Restricted Occupations”

Major Changes in Occupation Lists and Employer Sponsored Visas

The announcement by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has certainly altered the landscape of migration, especially for those working on applications for employer sponsored visas. Whilst we are all adjusting to the changes, here are important the updates.

Occupation Lists

The Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) have been replaced effective today, 19 April 2017. Continue reading “Major Changes in Occupation Lists and Employer Sponsored Visas”

The Little Known Advantages of Tasmania’s State Sponsored 190 Visa

 Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190)

Perhaps you’ve been sitting in the SkillSelect pool for a while. Maybe you’re an accountant, for which spots are released pro rata, and you’re anxious as those ‘minimum’ point scores keep going up due to the heavy competition from other high scorers (SkillSelect skims off the top with the highest scores picked first). In reality obtaining a 70 point score is tricky, especially for fresh graduates. Continue reading “The Little Known Advantages of Tasmania’s State Sponsored 190 Visa”

Beyond the Visa: Divya

immiNews has been all about how-tos, breaking down the visa application process and explaining regulations in a more easy to digest way. It is to inform and educate, and it is for you.

But you is not just an application. You is a story. We know that and we don’t want anyone to forget that your stories are raw and real and they matter. This is our first truly human piece. We hope that you find that this story and the stories to come, resonate with you, give you hope and give you strength. The entire visa thing, it’s more often than not, trying and scary, and you are not alone in your journey.

Divya Tyagi is from Uttar Pradesh, India. She’s one of our favourite success stories.

We Skype because she is in Tasmania. She picks up the call with a smile and I can tell she’s a little nervous. Still, it doesn’t take longer than the snap of your fingers for her to warm up, and our call, which I had expected to last no longer than 20 minutes, ran well past 90.

Continue reading “Beyond the Visa: Divya”