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Opportunities in the Northern Territory

 

NT - photoAlice Springs - Northern Territory

The Northern Territory is a remote area of Australia but they are actively trying to attract people to move there, from within and outside Australia, with a series of initiatives that reflect how serious they are about getting more people to live and work on the state.

The state offers nomination for General Skilled Migration under visas Subclass 190 Skilled Permanent State-Nomination Visa and the Subclass 489 Provisional Regional Sponsored Skilled Visa.

On top of that, there are programs to offer resources for permanent residents and citizens who reside in other states and territories within Australia, as well as an agreement with the department of immigration to assist Northern Territory employers with sponsoring workers on the 457 visas.

They have even presented a series of free seminars in Australian cities to discuss options and resources for people considering moving to NT.

They have created the Territory Worker Database is a great way for jobseekers and Northern Territory employers to connect. If you are interested in going to the Northern Territory to work, the database allows you to register your skills so that potential employers may find you when talent searching, even before you arrive there.

*Please note that the Northern Territory does not offer job placement or recruitment services.

So what are the requirements?

Subclass 190 Skilled Permanent Independent?

The Northern Territory (NT) Government will consider your application if:

  •     your skilled occupation is listed on the NT's Migration Occupation List, or
  •     you have a skilled occupation that is on the CSOL (Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List) but not on the NT's Migration Occupation List AND you are able to provide evidence that there are job prospects in the NT in your occupation, or
  •     you complete a full-time course of at least 2 years of duration at Charles Darwin’s University campus in the NT, or
  •    you have an occupation on the CSOL and you have family in the NT

If you are an International  Student who didn’t complete at least two years of study in the NT you can still apply for state nomination but only for the Subclass 489 Visa and if:

  •     you have lived in the NT for at least 3 months, while also working on your occupation (six months if you finished a course at diploma level for Welfare Workers) prior to applying for nomination (see important information for applicants already residing in Australia), and

International student graduates and holders of Skilled Graduate (Subclass 485) visas, who have studied elsewhere in Australia and have not completed at least two (2) years of study at a campus of the Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory, will generally only be considered for Subclass 489 visa sponsorship

Some popular occupations on the Northern Territory List that are not on the SOL:

-    Accomodation and Hospitality Managers (Hostels, Pubs, etc)
-    Cafe or Restaurant Manager
-    Cooks
-    Actors
-    Arts Managers
-    Divers
-    Dieticians
-    Graphic Designers
-    Hairdressers
-    Hair Salon Managers
-    HR Adviser
-    Marketing Specialist
-    Sport coaches
-    Recreation Officers
-    Translators and Interpreters
-    Webdesigners

Flexible Requirements for 457 Sponsorship Visas

Concessions may be available to NT employers as long as they have been agreed between the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) and the Department of Business. These concessions include access to some occupations that are not available under the standard Subclass 457 visa arrangements on the CSOL and limited concessions for English language requirements and salary levels in certain circumstances.

Northern Territory employers must meet eligibility requirements in order to be endorsed by the Department of Business to access the agreement called DAMA.

An international candidate for a job in the NT under the DAMA will still need to demonstrate that they have the minimum skills and experience required in Australia in the occupation for which they have been nominated under the Northern Territory DAMA arrangements. The specific qualifications and experience required will depend on the nominated occupation.

Most importantly, to apply for this visa, candidates need a full time job offer from an employer in the Northern Territory.

Some occupations that are not on the CSOL but under which you could still be sponsored under:

-    Child Care Worker
-    Aged or Disabled Carer
-    Dental Assistant
-    Bar Attendant (Supervisor)
-    Waiter (Supervisor)
-    Retail Supervisor
-    Hotel Service Manager
-    Office Manager
-    Retail Manager
-    Barista
-    Gaming Worker
-    Beauty Therapist
-    Tour Guide
-    Crowd Controller or Security Consultant
-    Warehouse Administrator
-    Law Clerk
-    Library Assistant
-    Motor Vehicle Parts Interpreter
-    Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator
-    Boiler
-    Engine Operator
-    Earthmoving Plant Operator
-    Excavator Operator
-    Linemarker
-    Mobile Plant Operator
-    Bus Driver
-    Delivery Driver or Truck Driver (General)
-    Storeperson
-    Scaffolder
-    Steel Fixer
-    Tyre Fitter
-    Nursing Support Worker / Nursing Assistant

Check out some videos that the NT prepared to attract migrants!

 

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Erica Carneiro
Co-Founder, Director and Registered Migration Agent 0532487

IMPORTANT: There are many other requirements from the Department of Immigration, from Skills Assessment Authorities and from the NT authorities as well. This article is to provide general information only and it is not exhaustive of the requirements/criteria.

If you are considering applying for a visa with Nomination by the NT, or any other states, please consult a Registered Migration Agent to find out if you meet all requirements.

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You need to read this if you are an Engineer moving to Australia

 

young engineer showing something to his partner at building site

 

Everyone applying for a visa within the General Skilled Migration Program needs to obtain a positive Skills Assessment. The skills assessment authority varies from occupation to occupation. For example, if you are a doctor you have to go through an assessment with the Medical Board. If you are an IT professional your assessment is with the Australian Computer Society, while if you are an Engineer you have to go through Engineers Australia.

Some countries have agreements (called Accords) with Engineers Australia and Engineering Degrees from such countries are considered equivalent to Australian degrees, making the Skills Assessment process a straight-forward one.

Many other countries however, are not part of any reciprocal agreement with Australia and applicants from those places have to go through a more detailed assessment of their qualifications and knowledge of Engineering.

This means in practice that they need to present what is called a “Competency Demonstration Report” and an important part of that is to present Career Episodes. These episodes are like mini-essays where the applicant has to demonstrate how they applied their learned knowledge of engineering in a practical career episode.

We have been working with Engineers Australia for many years, and have assisted hundreds of overseas Engineers obtain positive Skills Assessment and accreditation with the organisation, leading to a further permanent visa. Our service aims to explain Engineers Australia’s requirements and documents, as well as to guide clients when preparing their Career Episodes, through consultation and review.

Engineers Australia performs Skills Assessments for Migration Purposes, but it is also the professional body for Engineers registration in Australia and offers membership to Engineers. As such, they set high standards for conduct and ethics.

Recently we have been contacted by a number of companies, mainly outside of Australia, offering to write CDRs on behalf of Engineers for a fee. One even went on to say they have “a team of Engineering Graduates performing the CDR writing activities”.

This is a problem because if the Engineer is not the one writing the episode, Engineers Australia cannot know if the applicant is an Engineer in Australian standards. Plus, the requirement in the Skills Assessment is that the Engineer submits work that is theirs, not that has been outsourced or written by anyone else.

Engineers Australia’s assessing members are really frustrated but they cannot do anything to stop people and companies writing career episodes on behalf of Engineers (because technically, this is not illegal), but they assured us they will always make an effort to find out if this happened and penalise the applicant. We have been told by them that they are using softwares like Turnitin to help them find if applicants have used copied material or are claiming other people’s work as their own.

They believe Engineers should have “reliability, good written communication and ethics” as attributes and by choosing to employ a “ghost-writer” to write their Career Episodes, they are going against those skills and values.

From our part, we will not participate in this: many years ago I created a service for Engineers to apply for Skills Assessment where our experience and knowledge would assist the Engineer in prepare their own Career Episodes and we will continue to assist our clients in such a manner and advise them about their ethical responsibility, as I have promised Engineers Australia to do.

Successful young business man

 

After all, one of the many things that makes Australia a great country is the values we hold dear, and ethics and honesty feature high on that list.

So if you’re an Engineer applying for migration to Australia, please do the right thing.

Erica Carneiro
Co-Founder, Director and Registered Migration Agent 0532487

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If you need assistance with your Skills Assessment application with Engineers Australia or migration to Australia in general, please contact us on visas@bravomigration.com.au

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Wanna move to Queensland?

 

On 25th July Queensland released their lists of occupations in demand for their State-Nomination Migration Program covering the financial year 2016/17.

There are 3 streams to apply for State Nomination with Queensland: 
1- If you are a Skilled Professional who is already living and working in QLD;
2- If you are a Skilled Professional who is NOT living and working in QLD (that includes people living outside of Australia and in another states of Australia);
3- People who have recently graduated in QLD.

For each stream there is a different list of occupations in demand.
IMPORTANT: Having an occupation on one of the lists above is just one of several other requirements. This article aims to provide general information only!

Applying for a State Nomination visa involves meeting a lot of requirements from the State nominating you, on top of the usual requirements prescribed by the regulations that the Department of Immigration applies.

If you would like to know if you are eligible for one of the visas with nomination by Queensland, please contact us here.

Check out the entire Queensland Skilled Occupation Lists (QSOL) below:

1- Queensland Skilled Occupation List for Migrants Currently Working in Queensland

2- Queensland Skilled Occupation List for Applicants Not Currently Working in Queensland

3- Queensland Skilled Occupation List for Post Graduate Alumni

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Gold Coast (QLD)

Queensland is a very popular destination with migrants, as it is called "The Sunshine State" for its awesome climate and mild temperatures, tropical regions and growing opportunities in business, employment and study, while providing an amazing life style.

Queensland is home to locations such as the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Cairns, and the Sunshine Coast.

Queensland nominates skilled migrants seeking a visa to live and work there.
They participate with nominations for the:
- The Permanent Skilled State-Nomination Visa Subclass 190
- The Provisional Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 489

The program for Queensland has 2 different stream and there will be 2 different lists accordingly:

1) A set of criteria and a List of Occupations in Demand for those already living and working in Queensland
2) A set of criteria and a List of Occupations in Demand for those NOT living and working in Queensland: this includes people outside of Australia and living in other states in Australia

1) Criteria and List of Occupations for those already living and working in Queensland

  • Meet all the Department of Immigration's requirements for the visa they are applying for
  • Have an occupation on the list for Skilled Professionals Working in QLD
  • Meet all the Queensland requirements for your occupation
  • Show evidence of having been living and working in QLD for at least six months before applying and show that an employer is willing to continue employing you for another 6 months (190 visa)
  • If living in a regional area in Queensland show evidence of having worked and lived there for at least 4 months (489 visa)

2) Criteria and List of Occupations for those NOT living and working in Queensland and for those living in Queensland but NOT working

  • Meet all the Department of Immigration's requirements for the visa they are applying for
  • Have an occupation on the list for Skilled Professionals NOT Working in QLD
  • Meet all the Queensland requirements for your occupation
  • Show evidence of having worked at least 2 years in your nominated occupation -unless specified otherwise (190 visa)
  • Show the same as above OR have an offer of employment for 12 months in regional Queensland in nominated or closely related occupation (489)

The Story Bridge in Brisbane, QLD - Australia.

Brisbane (QLD)

Some of the popular occupations on the Queensland lists this year include:

Civil Engineer
Agricultural Engineer
Environmental Engineer
Nutritionist
Veterinarian
Dentists
Software Engineer
Marine Biologist

IMPORTANT: There are many other requirements from the Department of Immigration, from Skills Assessment Authorities and from the QLD authorities as well. This article is to provide general information only and it is not exhaustive of the requirements/criteria.

If you are considering applying for a visa with Nomination by Queensland, or any other states, please consult a Registered Migration Agent to find out if you meet all requirements.

 

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