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*Possible* Propose changes in July 1, 2016 - Check this out

pinoycoderpinoycoder SingaporePosts: 239Member
edited March 2016 in Working and skilled visas
The Commission seeks information on the potential impacts of tightening the points
test for the onshore independent visa subclass of the skilled immigration program,
including granting more points for:

• superior English-language proficiency
• better academic results
• qualification in under-supplied fields.

There is a case for adjusting the selection of skilled immigrants
Across the skill stream as a whole, immigrants’ skill levels are broadly similar to those of
the Australian-born population. However, within the skill stream there is significant
variation. The relatively poor labour market outcomes of onshore independent skilled
immigrants suggest that there is scope to improve the labour market outcomes of the
skilled immigration stream overall by adjusting the eligibility criteria for this visa subclass.
One option would be to radically change the approach to selection of all skilled
immigrants, such as by imposing a points test on all applicants, similar to the Canadian
system. However, this would not address the most problematic subclass — the onshore
independent subclass — which is already subject to a points test. It would add extra
administration to employer-nominated skilled immigration (which performs well). On
balance it is unlikely that imposing extra bureaucracy to the entire skilled immigration
program to address deficiencies in one visa subclass would improve skilled immigrants’
labour market outcomes significantly.

An alternative would be to make targeted adjustments to the eligibility criteria, including:

• increasing the points granted for superior English-language skills (currently superior
English attracts 20 points)
• granting more points to graduates who have studied in fields which are under-supplied
(or penalising graduates in over-supplied fields)
• granting more points to applicants who have achieved better academic results (currently
points are granted based on the award of a degree from a recognised institution;
academic success is not taken into account) — for example those with a distinction or
high distinction average, honours and higher degrees
• reducing the occupational ceilings for over-supplied fields
• capping the onshore independent visa subclass (which would implicitly increase the
points test pass mark for the subclass each year).

Of these options, the Commission favours the first three. Increasing the points granted to
applicants who have desirable human capital characteristics (English-language skills and
high marks in fields that are not over-supplied) would be consistent with the objective of
identifying immigrants who are likely to meet Australia’s longer-term labour market needs.


See full PDF here: http://www.pc.gov.au/inquiries/current/migrant-intake/draft/migrant-intake-draft.pdf

261313 - Software Engineer (190)
PTE = (20), Age = 26 (30), Experience = 5 years (0 - ACS deducted 5 years), Diploma (10) = 60
NSW SS = 60 + 5 points.
14-Nov-2016 - Direct Grant
26-Feb-2017 - Moved to Sydney

Comments

  • tiggerootiggeroo MandaluyongPosts: 246Member
    @pinoycoder based on the text, hindi ba ito applicable for onshore applicants lang?

    261313 Software Engineer (with partner)
    09.17.15 Submitted ACS docs for assessment
    09.28.15 ACS results for partner and me - 2 yrs deduction; 5 yrs work exp
    11.07.15 IELTS exam @ British Council
    11.20.15 IELTS results: partner OBS 8, mine OBS 7.5
    11.21.15 EOI Submitted for 189 visa (70 pts)
    11.22.15 Received Invitation to Apply
    12.03.15 Medicals at St. Lukes BGC
    12.07.15 NBI Clearance - Hit
    12.11.15 Processing of tourist visa withdrawal
    12.14.15 Lodged visa 189 application
    12.22.15 Claim NBI; MOC request for sputum tests and repeat x-ray
    01.13.16 CO allocated - request for payslips; Uploaded payslips
    03.07.16 Repeat x-ray 2
    06.07.16 Repeat x-ray 3
    06.15.16 Medicals finalized
    07.04.16 Visa Grant! IED 12.11.16

  • se29mse29m PerthPosts: 2,119Member, Moderator
    But this is for onshore applicants, I think

    233211 Civil Engineer
    30/09/15 - VETASSESS Lodged - 133112 Project Builder
    09/10/15 - IELTS Results: L-7.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.5 OBS-7.0
    19/10/15 - PTE A Results: L-82, R-74, S-90, W-76 OAS-79
    26/11/15 - Obtained NBI Clearance
    09/12/15 - VETASSESS Results - NEGATIVE!!!
    12/01/16 - Submitted CDR to Engineers Australia
    22/01/16 - EA Positive Results - Bachelor's Degree with 4 years 8 months skilled employment
    22/01/16 - Lodged EOI 189 (60pts)
    03/02/16 - Received 189 ITA
    11/02/16 - Health Clearance Provided - No Action Required
    18/02/16 - Obtained SG CoC
    26/02/16 - Lodged 189 Visa
    15/03/16 - Direct Grant - IED 11/02/2017
    25/05/16 - Big Move Perth!
    16/06/16 - Started Casual Work
    11/07/16 - Permanent Full-time Work

    Now for the Citizenship Journey

    26/08/2019 - Applied and acknowledgement letter received
    27/09/2019 - Test Email Invite for 19/12/2019
    01/10/2019 - Actual Test/Interview Date
    01/10/2019 - Approval Date (received the approval letter from the post 11/10/2019)
    05/02/2020 - Ceremony Date (received the email 10/01/2020)

  • ranier1337ranier1337 RiyadhPosts: 44Member
    May nakapagbasa na po ba ng proposal na to: http://www.border.gov.au/ReportsandPublications/Documents/discussion-papers/proposal_paper_dec14.pdf

    based sa mga article na to, etong july 2016 daw binabalak iimplement yung bagong visa framework:
    http://www.overseas-emigration.co.uk/australian-immigration-news/australia-implement-points-based-visa-system-july-2016/
    http://whoswholegal.com/news/features/article/32284/australias-migration-programme-guide-ever-changing-landscape

    although sabi naman dito baka di matuloy dahil sa election:
    http://www.overseas-emigration.co.uk/australian-immigration-news/no-radical-changes-planned-1st-july/

    Balak ko po kasi magapply na as soon as possible (visa 189), currently nagcocompile na ko ng mga documents na kelangan para sa assessment sa TRA, ANZSCO 312312 yung inonominate ko tapos may 3.5 yrs relevant experience na ko, graduate din ako ng 2 yrs electrical technology course. Pag nakumpleto ko na yung mga evidence na kelangan, magsusubmit na ko ng application para maassess, yun muna uunahin ko bago ako mag take ng english test. Hopefully magawa ko lahat to bago mag may or june next year and makapag apply bago mag july 2017 (baka magkaron nanaman ng changes). Malaki po ba magiging epekto kung sakaling maimplement yung changes sa situation ko? turning 28 yo din po pala ako this year, pasok pa ko sa 30 points sa age.

    312312: Electrical Engineering Technician

    05/10/16 - Gathered docs/requirements for TRA Assessment
    11/13/17 - PTE-A Examination (L=77/R=86/S=90/W=80)
    01/16/17 - TRA MSA Application Received

  • garfieldgarfield DohaPosts: 215Member
    May nakapagbasa na po ba ng proposal na to: http://www.border.gov.au/ReportsandPublications/Documents/discussion-papers/proposal_paper_dec14.pdf

    based sa mga article na to, etong july 2016 daw binabalak iimplement yung bagong visa framework:
    http://www.overseas-emigration.co.uk/australian-immigration-news/australia-implement-points-based-visa-system-july-2016/
    http://whoswholegal.com/news/features/article/32284/australias-migration-programme-guide-ever-changing-landscape

    although sabi naman dito baka di matuloy dahil sa election:
    http://www.overseas-emigration.co.uk/australian-immigration-news/no-radical-changes-planned-1st-july/

    Balak ko po kasi magapply na as soon as possible (visa 189), currently nagcocompile na ko ng mga documents na kelangan para sa assessment sa TRA, ANZSCO 312312 yung inonominate ko tapos may 3.5 yrs relevant experience na ko, graduate din ako ng 2 yrs electrical technology course. Pag nakumpleto ko na yung mga evidence na kelangan, magsusubmit na ko ng application para maassess, yun muna uunahin ko bago ako mag take ng english test. Hopefully magawa ko lahat to bago mag may or june next year and makapag apply bago mag july 2017 (baka magkaron nanaman ng changes). Malaki po ba magiging epekto kung sakaling maimplement yung changes sa situation ko? turning 28 yo din po pala ako this year, pasok pa ko sa 30 points sa age.
    Uh oh... oks lng taasan ang visa fee wag lng tighten ang points system. Hayst dpkmi naka raos ng PTE. :((

    PA: Husband (Production/Plant Engineer -ANZSCO 233513)

    2015 April : Contacted an Agent (Resp)
    2015 June 21: 1st IELTS Result (L-6/ S-6/ W-6 R-5.5 OBS: 6)
    2015 Oct 18 : 2nd IELTS Result (L-6.5/ S-7/ W-6/ R-6 OBS 6.5)
    2015 Nov 09 : Preparing COE and CDR for EA Assessment
    2016 Jan 11 : Submitted CDR to Agent
    2016 Jan 13 : Agent lodged CDR to EA via fast track
    2016 Jan 19 : EA requested from Agent additional supporting docs -Husband's current Work Permit
    2016 Jan 20 : Agent submitted additional supporting docs -Husband's current Work Permit to EA - Received EA positive result - Lodge EOI to NSW visa 190 (55+5) -Salamat Jehovah
    2016 April : after 2 months of waiting - decided to review PTE-A aiming for 189
    2016 May 28: PTE-A exam (FAILED)
    2016 Aug 29 : EOI submitted for visa subclass 489 in NSW.

    Long hiatus
    2017 Feb- Resumed in reviewing PTE -A

  • ranier1337ranier1337 RiyadhPosts: 44Member
    @garfield buti ka pa nakapagstart na, ako kakaresign ko lang nung feb tapos dahil may 3 mos. waiting period kaya hinihintay ko pa yung mga references ko, unang magiging obstacle ko tong TRA assessment, sana walang maging problema. Good luck sa application mo, kung magbago man ang policies sana mas gumanda.

    312312: Electrical Engineering Technician

    05/10/16 - Gathered docs/requirements for TRA Assessment
    11/13/17 - PTE-A Examination (L=77/R=86/S=90/W=80)
    01/16/17 - TRA MSA Application Received

  • wannabecathywannabecathy SingaporePosts: 45Member
    @ranier1337 Same kayo ni hubby ng job code. And ito rin ang fears ko kaya rin minamadali ko cya. He is currently making his CDR na. Ok ka na ba sa EA assessment? Hopefully we can submit EA assessment this week para fast track namin. We want to lodge sana by June kung papalarin...
  • wannabecathywannabecathy SingaporePosts: 45Member
    @ranier1337 sorry mali pala. Electrical Engineer pala apply nya...
  • garfieldgarfield DohaPosts: 215Member
    @garfield buti ka pa nakapagstart na, ako kakaresign ko lang nung feb tapos dahil may 3 mos. waiting period kaya hinihintay ko pa yung mga references ko, unang magiging obstacle ko tong TRA assessment, sana walang maging
    problema. Good luck sa application mo, kung magbago man ang policies sana mas gumanda.
    55 pointer lng kc c husband at mag 4 months na walang feedback from NSW kaya take cya ng PTE end of this month baka sakaling maka apply kmi ng 189.
    :(

    PA: Husband (Production/Plant Engineer -ANZSCO 233513)

    2015 April : Contacted an Agent (Resp)
    2015 June 21: 1st IELTS Result (L-6/ S-6/ W-6 R-5.5 OBS: 6)
    2015 Oct 18 : 2nd IELTS Result (L-6.5/ S-7/ W-6/ R-6 OBS 6.5)
    2015 Nov 09 : Preparing COE and CDR for EA Assessment
    2016 Jan 11 : Submitted CDR to Agent
    2016 Jan 13 : Agent lodged CDR to EA via fast track
    2016 Jan 19 : EA requested from Agent additional supporting docs -Husband's current Work Permit
    2016 Jan 20 : Agent submitted additional supporting docs -Husband's current Work Permit to EA - Received EA positive result - Lodge EOI to NSW visa 190 (55+5) -Salamat Jehovah
    2016 April : after 2 months of waiting - decided to review PTE-A aiming for 189
    2016 May 28: PTE-A exam (FAILED)
    2016 Aug 29 : EOI submitted for visa subclass 489 in NSW.

    Long hiatus
    2017 Feb- Resumed in reviewing PTE -A

  • ranier1337ranier1337 RiyadhPosts: 44Member
    @wannabecathy Parehas naman kaming electrical, TRA nga lang magaassess sa occupation ko. So far hindi naman flagged yung occupations namin tsaka mukang onti yung mga nagaapply so onti rin lang ang competition. Ako di ko na talaga mababraso ngayon, cross finger nalang, hirap pag wala ka ng iba pang magagawa kundi maghintay. 3rd week pa ng May ko makukuha yung mga references na rinequest ko, sana ibigay nung dati kong employer lahat nung hinihingi ko tapos yung voctech certificate ko sana tanggapin ng TRA na suitable s occupation ko (EET naman kaso certificate imbes na diploma)...

    @garfield good luck sa english test, pansin ko sa forum mas preferred na nga ang PTE, kadalasan mga nakikita ko sa sig nung mga nagtake ng IELTS puro kulang ng .5. Ako TRA muna babrasuhin ko para magkaalaman na.

    312312: Electrical Engineering Technician

    05/10/16 - Gathered docs/requirements for TRA Assessment
    11/13/17 - PTE-A Examination (L=77/R=86/S=90/W=80)
    01/16/17 - TRA MSA Application Received

  • wannabecathywannabecathy SingaporePosts: 45Member
    @ranier1337 tinatanggap naman statutory declaration if hindi makakuha sa company mismo. Just make sure na meron kang other secondary docs na ipapakita :) Matagal kasi processing sa TRA kaya nagdecide si hubby na sa EA na lng mag process.
  • garfieldgarfield DohaPosts: 215Member
    @wannabecathy Parehas naman kaming electrical, TRA nga lang magaassess sa occupation ko. So far hindi naman flagged yung occupations namin tsaka mukang onti yung mga nagaapply so onti rin lang ang competition. Ako di ko na talaga mababraso ngayon, cross finger nalang, hirap pag wala ka ng iba pang magagawa kundi maghintay. 3rd week pa ng May ko makukuha yung mga references na rinequest ko, sana ibigay nung dati kong employer lahat nung hinihingi ko tapos yung voctech certificate ko sana tanggapin ng TRA na suitable s occupation ko (EET naman kaso certificate imbes na diploma)...

    @garfield good luck sa english test, pansin ko sa forum mas preferred na nga ang PTE, kadalasan mga nakikita ko sa sig nung mga nagtake ng IELTS puro kulang ng .5. Ako TRA muna babrasuhin ko para magkaalaman na.
    God Bless sa ating lahat, let's just keep going.

    PA: Husband (Production/Plant Engineer -ANZSCO 233513)

    2015 April : Contacted an Agent (Resp)
    2015 June 21: 1st IELTS Result (L-6/ S-6/ W-6 R-5.5 OBS: 6)
    2015 Oct 18 : 2nd IELTS Result (L-6.5/ S-7/ W-6/ R-6 OBS 6.5)
    2015 Nov 09 : Preparing COE and CDR for EA Assessment
    2016 Jan 11 : Submitted CDR to Agent
    2016 Jan 13 : Agent lodged CDR to EA via fast track
    2016 Jan 19 : EA requested from Agent additional supporting docs -Husband's current Work Permit
    2016 Jan 20 : Agent submitted additional supporting docs -Husband's current Work Permit to EA - Received EA positive result - Lodge EOI to NSW visa 190 (55+5) -Salamat Jehovah
    2016 April : after 2 months of waiting - decided to review PTE-A aiming for 189
    2016 May 28: PTE-A exam (FAILED)
    2016 Aug 29 : EOI submitted for visa subclass 489 in NSW.

    Long hiatus
    2017 Feb- Resumed in reviewing PTE -A

  • wannabecathywannabecathy SingaporePosts: 45Member
    @garfield thanks po :) God bless sa ating lahat. Kakainip mag antay...
  • jocarvjocarv MandaluyongPosts: 27Member
    May update na ba na list of SOL para sa July 1, 2016????
  • se29mse29m PerthPosts: 2,119Member, Moderator

    233211 Civil Engineer
    30/09/15 - VETASSESS Lodged - 133112 Project Builder
    09/10/15 - IELTS Results: L-7.5, R-7.0, W-6.0, S-7.5 OBS-7.0
    19/10/15 - PTE A Results: L-82, R-74, S-90, W-76 OAS-79
    26/11/15 - Obtained NBI Clearance
    09/12/15 - VETASSESS Results - NEGATIVE!!!
    12/01/16 - Submitted CDR to Engineers Australia
    22/01/16 - EA Positive Results - Bachelor's Degree with 4 years 8 months skilled employment
    22/01/16 - Lodged EOI 189 (60pts)
    03/02/16 - Received 189 ITA
    11/02/16 - Health Clearance Provided - No Action Required
    18/02/16 - Obtained SG CoC
    26/02/16 - Lodged 189 Visa
    15/03/16 - Direct Grant - IED 11/02/2017
    25/05/16 - Big Move Perth!
    16/06/16 - Started Casual Work
    11/07/16 - Permanent Full-time Work

    Now for the Citizenship Journey

    26/08/2019 - Applied and acknowledgement letter received
    27/09/2019 - Test Email Invite for 19/12/2019
    01/10/2019 - Actual Test/Interview Date
    01/10/2019 - Approval Date (received the approval letter from the post 11/10/2019)
    05/02/2020 - Ceremony Date (received the email 10/01/2020)

  • CasseyCassey Melbourne, AustraliaPosts: 2,791Member, Moderator
    @se29m Ang galing naman napakaupdated mo sa lahat,hehe

    June 16, 2013 Arrival in Melbourne (AGED CARE)
    Nov 12, 2014 Changed Visa Subclass (572->573) and Course
    Nov 13, 2014 573 Visa Approved
    Mar 2015 Nursing Conversion Course (Deakin Uni) started
    April 13, 2016 Lodged EOI thru Skill Select
    April 27, 2016 Received invitation to apply for Visa 189 (Nurse)
    May 2, 2016 Lodged application for 189 Visa (Onshore)
    May 11, 2016 CO contacted for Form 80/Medicals of daughter
    June 17, 2016 189 VISA GRANTED Thank you my amazing God :)

    Dec14, 2017 Citizenship application
    March 21, 2019 Citizenship Ceremony :)

    "Happy is the person who learns to wait as he prays and never loses his patience, for God's time is the best time."

  • guenbguenb MandaluyongPosts: 470Member
    Hello I just read this today:

    SOL / CSOL List changes 2016-17

    A new legislative instrument has been released containing the new SOL and CSOL list for the next program year 2016-2017.
    If there are no other changes, the new list will take effect on 1st July 2016.

    SOL / CSOL list changes
    SOL to CSOL

    The following 9 occupations will be REMOVED from the SOL list:

    233611: Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
    233612: Petroleum Engineer
    234912: Metallurgist
    251311: Environmental Health Officer
    251312: Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
    411211: Dental Hygienist
    411212: Dental Prosthetist
    411213: Dental Technician
    411214: Dental Therapist

    CSOL to SOL

    The following 2 occupations will be ADDED to the SOL list:

    252711: Audiologist
    251912: Orthotist or Prosthetist

    https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2016L00800

    261111 - ICT Business Analyst
    26|05|15 - Visited Oz
    01|08|15 - IDP PH IELTS
    14|08|15 - (L:8.5 R:8.0 W:6.5 S:8.0 OBS:8.0) Sawi!
    07|09|15 - Remarking, unchanged.
    21|03|16 - Submitted to ACS
    30|03|16 - Assessment result, unsuitable, <4years
    27|09|16 - PTE Academic (L76/R55/S31/W88) Sawi!
    08|10|16 - IDP PH IELTS
    12|10|16 - Re-assessment ACS
    21|10|16 - (L:8.5 R:8.0 W:7.0 S:7.5 OBS:8.0) Better!
    28|10|16 - Assessment result, suitable!
    28|10|16 - Lodged EOI for 190/489 (60/65)
    Preparing for PTE Academic...
    Philippians 4:13 "I can do all this through him who gives me strength."

  • jocarvjocarv MandaluyongPosts: 27Member
    @se29m

    Thank you so much and accountants are in.
  • jocarvjocarv MandaluyongPosts: 27Member
    @se29m

    Thank you so much and accountants are in.
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