More occupations eligible for Skilled Migrant Category – Are you eligible?
More occupations eligible for Skilled Migrant Category
On 15 July 2020, the following jobs were added to the list of jobs as exception for the purposes of Skilled Migrant Category residence visas.
- Aged or disabled carer
- Bicycle mechanic
- Nursing support worker
These jobs are currently classified as Skill Level 4-5 under ANZSCO (Australia and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations).
What does this mean?
This means that in order to qualify for Skilled Migrant Category you would have had to be earning $38.25 per hour as these jobs were considered to be low-skilled.
From 27 July 2020 these jobs will now be treated as exception – and will be treated as Skill Level 2-3 (or mid-skilled) under ANZSCO. This means that to qualify after 27 July 2020, you will need to be earning $25.50 per hour making it much easier to qualify for Residence under Skilled Migrant Category.
What other jobs are treated as exception?
In October 2019 the following Skill Level 4-5 jobs started being treated as mid-skilled for the purposes of qualification for Skilled Migrant Category.
Bungy Jump Master
Mountain or Glacier Guide
Outdoor Adventure Instructor
Whitewater Rafting Guide
Outdoor Adventure Guides nec
Credit or Loans Officer
Paper Products Machine Operator
Footwear Production Machine Operator
Hide and Skin Processing Machine Operator
Knitting Machine Operator
Textile Dyeing and Finishing Machine Operator
Weaving Machine Operator
Yarn Carding and Spinning Machine Operator
Textile and Footwear Production Machine
Textile and Footwear Production Machine Operators nec
Crane, Hoist or Lift Operator
Paper and Pulp Mill Operator
Waste Water or Water Plant Operator
Logging Plant Operator
Paving Plant Operator
Personal Care Assistant
Diving Instructor (Open Water)
Insurance Loss Adjuster
That sounds good? How do I apply?
If any of these jobs sound like yours please contact Idesi Legal for a consultation and we can discuss your path to Residency.