Australian immigration changes in 2020 – The Dubai perspective

Australian immigration

Australia has always been a haven for skilled professionals. The influx of professionals from all over the world to Australia is phenomenal. The career prospects and opportunities for permanent residency lure the candidates.  

You can go for an Australian work permit from Dubai knowing the updates in rules in 2020. To work in Australia, you will need to know major changes in Skilled Occupation List. Immigration to Australia from Dubai is conducted by the Australian Consulate-General in Dubai. 

The minimum score needed for Australian immigration will remain 65 points. Scoring more will be an ambitious attempt for an advantage. The advantage is a higher chance of being invited by migration experts to lodge an Expression of Interest. 

There are points to be earned for individual status like: 

  • Extra 10 points for being single 
  • 10 points for applicants with a spouse with a positive Skill Assessment Report 
  • 5 extra points for applicants with spouse demonstrating competent English 
  • 10 points for certain STEM qualifications 
  • Extra 15 points for nomination from a state/territory or sponsorship from an eligible family member 

Australia has 25,000 places assigned for regional visas. The new Subclass 491 and Subclass 494 Visas have a provision for Permanent Residency too. That is an attractive scenario. 

The Traffic Light Bulletin 

The Traffic Light Bulletin is issued by the Dept. of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Businesses. The Bulletin proposes significant changes to the Skilled Occupation Lists of Australia. 

Traffic Light Colours & Meaning 

RED  Flagged for removal from the SOLs 
ORANGE  Flagged for movement between occupation lists 
GREEN   Flagged for addition to the lists 

 Here are the job statuses: 

ANZCO Code  Occupation Name  Current status  Recommended Status 
272111  Careers Counsellor  STSOL  RED
324212  Vehicle Trimmer  STSOL  RED 
342311  Business Machine Mechanic  STSOL  RED 
361199  Animal Attendants and Trainers nec  STSOL  RED 
362211  Gardener(General)  STSOL  RED 
391111  Hairdresser  STSOL  RED 
394213  Wood Machinist  STSOL  RED 
411611  Massage Therapist  STSOL  RED 
411711  Community Worker  STSOL  RED 
452311  Diving instructor (Open water)  STSOL  RED 
452311  Gymnastics Coach or Instructor  STSOL  RED 
321111  Automotive Electrician  MLTSSL  STSOL (ORANGE) 
321213  Motorcycle Mechanic  MLTSSL  STSOL (ORANGE) 
323313  Locksmith  MLTSSL  STSOL (ORANGE) 
332211  Painting Trades Worker  MLTSSL  STSOL (ORANGE) 
333111  Glazier  MLTSSL  STSOL (ORANGE) 
333411  Wall and Floor Tiler  MLTSSL  STSOL (ORANGE) 
394111  Cabinetmaker  MLTSSL  STSOL (ORANGE) 
142115  Post Office Manager  ROL  STSOL (ORANGE) 
312511  Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson  ROL  STSOL (ORANGE) 
612115  Real Estate Representative  ROL  STSOL (ORANGE) 
234411  Geologist  STSOL  ROL (ORANGE) 
131112  Sales and Marketing Manager  STSOL  MLTSSL (ORANGE) Salary caveat of $120,000 
135112  ICT Project Manager  STSOL  MLTSSL (ORANGE) Salary caveat of $120,000 
224999  Info. And Org. Prof nec  STSOL  MLTSSL (ORANGE) Salary caveat of $90,000 
599612  Insurance Loss Adjuster  STSOL  MLTSSL (ORANGE) Salary caveat of $80,000 
133612  Procurement Manager  ROL  MLTSSL (ORANGE) 
231213  Ship’s Master  ROL  MLTSSL (ORANGE) 
221212  Corporate Treasurer  OFF  STSOL (GREEN) 
423111  Aged or Disabled Carer  OFF  STSOL (GREEN) 
423312  Nursing Support Worker  OFF  STSOL (GREEN) 
423313  Personal Care Assistant  OFF  STSOL (GREEN) 
121321  Poultry Farmer  STSOL  Salary caveat of $65,000 
351111  Baker  STSOL  Salary caveat of $65,000 
351112  Pastrycook  STSOL  Salary caveat of $65,000 
361112  Horse Trainer  MLTSSL  Salary caveat of $65,000 
323212  Fitter and Turner  MLTSSL  Salary caveat of $65,000 
452499  Sportspersons nec  STSOL  Salary caveat of $120,000 

Y-Axis offers a wide range of visa services and products. It serves aspiring overseas immigrants. These include: 

  • Australia Skilled Regional Visa, 
  • Australia General Skilled Migration Program via RMA,  
  • Australia Temporary Graduate Visa Subclass 485, 
  • Australia Temporary Skilled Work Visa  

We work with Registered Migration Agents in Australia.   

If you are looking to Visit, Study, Work, Invest or Migrate to Australia from Dubai, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Consultant.     

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