The Australian Department of Jobs and Small Business researches the type of skills shortages that exist in the Australian labour market. This research is then used to inform the skilled migration program for the next financial year.
During the 2017-18 financial year 190,000 visas were allocated for Skilled, Family and Special Eligibility visa. This has remained unchanged for the 2018-19 financial year.
In the 2018-19 year there will be:
Skilled Visa applicants fill 128,550 or 68.9% of all available places in the following categories:
The majority of places are allocated to Employer sponsored visas.
If you don’t have an eligible employer you may be eligible for the Skilled Independent visa. The advantage of the Skilled independent category is that you don’t need to be sponsored. You can also choose where you want to live and work.
How do you assess your eligibility for the Skilled independent visa- Step by Step?
Once you identify that your occupation is in high demand, look at the ANZSCO Standard of Classification of Occupations to see what Australian qualifications and tasks you must meet to qualify for that occupation.
You then need to have your skills assessed by the appropriate Australian authority.
For example, Accountants, Auditors and Company Secretaries needed at least 80 points to receive an invitation to apply in the latest invitation round released on 11 September 2018.
As of 11 September 2018, only 45 Management Consultants out of the allocated 3,894 places had been filled for the 2018-19 year.
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