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Old Jun 6th 2011, 5:19 am
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Exclamation New SOL and points test Released Effective 1st July, 2011

Here's some news:

New SOL released which would be effective 1st July, 2011.

The following 13 occupations have been added:
234914 Medical Physicist
251311 Environmental Health Officer
251312 Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
251511 Hospital Pharmacists
251513 Retail Pharmacists
271111 Barrister
271311 Solicitor
323211 Fitter (General)
323212 Fitter and Turner
323213 Fitter-Welder
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class)
399111 Boat Builder and Repairer
399112 Shipwright
And these 4 occupations have been removed:
251411 Optometrist
251412 Orthoptist
324111 Panel Beater
324311 Vehicle Painter
Source: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/whats-new.htm

Alternatively, find the announcement attached.


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Old Jun 6th 2011, 7:06 am
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Default Re: New SOL Released Effective 1st july, 2011

Originally Posted by armandra View Post
Here's some news:

New SOL released which would be effective 1st July, 2011.

The following 13 occupations have been added:
234914 Medical Physicist
251311 Environmental Health Officer
251312 Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
251511 Hospital Pharmacists
251513 Retail Pharmacists
271111 Barrister
271311 Solicitor
323211 Fitter (General)
323212 Fitter and Turner
323213 Fitter-Welder
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class)
399111 Boat Builder and Repairer
399112 Shipwright
And these 4 occupations have been removed:
251411 Optometrist
251412 Orthoptist
324111 Panel Beater
324311 Vehicle Painter
Source: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/whats-new.htm

Alternatively, find the announcement attached.


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Thanks Armandra!

As expected, no drastic changes.

Cheers,

TAA
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Old Jun 6th 2011, 7:28 am
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Thanks for the update..
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Old Jun 7th 2011, 8:18 am
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Default New points test for skilled migrants effective 1 July 2011 – 6 June 2011

On 1 July 2011 a new points test for skilled migrants will come into effect.

Information about the points test, which visas are affected and how this relates to those eligible students and former student visa holders for transitional arrangements is available.


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Old Jun 7th 2011, 8:36 am
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Morning all

Been lurking for a while but thought it was worth signing up and posting

The new points test has been confirmed this morning, and is pretty much as expected. As expected the pass mark is 65 points.

Full details attached, as well as the transitional arrangements for people with applications already lodged
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Old Jun 8th 2011, 10:33 pm
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Morning all

Been lurking for a while but thought it was worth signing up and posting

The new points test has been confirmed this morning, and is pretty much as expected. As expected the pass mark is 65 points.

Full details attached, as well as the transitional arrangements for people with applications already lodged

Just wondering if you know whether the SOL - schedule 4 is likely to change?
I have searched the DIAC website and can't seem to find any reference to amendments.
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Old Jun 9th 2011, 6:03 am
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Originally Posted by retso1000 View Post
Just wondering if you know whether the SOL - schedule 4 is likely to change?
I have searched the DIAC website and can't seem to find any reference to amendments.
I'd say there's been (a minor) change only in SOL Schedule 3, other lists remain the same.


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I'd say there's been (a minor) change only in SOL Schedule 3, other lists remain the same.


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Old Jun 13th 2011, 11:07 am
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Thanks Armandra!

As expected, no drastic changes.

Cheers,

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Unlucky me, My ANZSCO is not in the list and recently got my +ve ACS....... too bad
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Old Jun 13th 2011, 2:24 pm
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I have been doing the points calculator with my husband as the main applicant and we probably score 60. Does anyone know if the family sponsor points can apply to the spouse's family rather than the main applicant ? I have several relatives in Oz but my husband doesn't. That could make the difference for us.
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I have been doing the points calculator with my husband as the main applicant and we probably score 60. Does anyone know if the family sponsor points can apply to the spouse's family rather than the main applicant ? I have several relatives in Oz but my husband doesn't. That could make the difference for us.
According to the present rules, it mentions:
"This visa also requires that either:

* you or your partner have an eligible relative living in Australia who is willing and able to sponsor you


However, under the new rules, your 'eligible sponsor' (probably, will carry the same definition of you or your partner) must be from a designated area (there is no mention of sponsors from non-designated areas) and furthermore this seems to apply only for 475 visas. 176 visas seem to carry points for state/territory nomination. In short, it looks like the PR visas no longer support family sponsors, forcing you to make up points in qualification, work experience and/or IELTS.

Anyway, its only a few days more until there are more details made clear on their website on July 1st.
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Default Re: New SOL and points test Released Effective 1st July, 2011

Hi guys.
Thanks for the info. I'm a bit confused. Hope someone can help me. I wanna apply for a 885 under the new point test. I'm under transitional arrangements. I got granted a 485 by April 2010. My nominated skill is market research analyst (got an ANZCO code) but I don't see it on the new SOL list, if I apply under the old point test I'll be 5 points under so my only option is the new points test, is it possible to do it? Cheers
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Default Re: New SOL and points test Released Effective 1st July, 2011

Originally Posted by t9jla View Post
I have been doing the points calculator with my husband as the main applicant and we probably score 60. Does anyone know if the family sponsor points can apply to the spouse's family rather than the main applicant ? I have several relatives in Oz but my husband doesn't. That could make the difference for us.
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It does not a matter at all as long as you are include as a secondary applicant.
You will need to include the following documents with your application.
include a family tree to show how you are related to your sponsor along with birth certificates
marriage certificates

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Default Re: New SOL and points test Released Effective 1st July, 2011

Hi,

Thank you the valuable information. I'm from Sri Lanka. Planning to apply to Australia for the category of 312311 - Electrical Engineering Draftsperson. In August I'm completing the Advanced Technician Diploma in Engineering (City & Guilds). I've around 10 yrs of experience in this filed. Do you think I can manage to migrate Australia with these qualification.

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Default Re: New SOL and points test Released Effective 1st July, 2011

Hi Armandra,

Thanks for the info. My ANZSCO is 224412 (Policy Analyst) which is not there in the list. Does that mean I am not eligible to apply for skilled migration?..

Thanks and waiting.

-Saif

Originally Posted by armandra View Post
Here's some news:

New SOL released which would be effective 1st July, 2011.

The following 13 occupations have been added:
234914 Medical Physicist
251311 Environmental Health Officer
251312 Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
251511 Hospital Pharmacists
251513 Retail Pharmacists
271111 Barrister
271311 Solicitor
323211 Fitter (General)
323212 Fitter and Turner
323213 Fitter-Welder
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class)
399111 Boat Builder and Repairer
399112 Shipwright
And these 4 occupations have been removed:
251411 Optometrist
251412 Orthoptist
324111 Panel Beater
324311 Vehicle Painter
Source: http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/general-skilled-migration/whats-new.htm

Alternatively, find the announcement attached.


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