– ANNOUNCEMENT BY VETASSESS
VETASSESS have just announced some major changes in the way applicants will be assessed.
By way of background, VETASSESS is the skills assessment authority for many applicants for Australian residency. They accept applications from those applicants who wish to migrate to Australia and who nominate a skilled occupation which is a managerial, administrative, professional or associate professional occupation.
Examples include occupations such as Graphic Designers, Production Managers, Marketing Specialists, Hotel Managers etc...
Effective from 1 January 2010, such applicants need to show that their qualification is related to their occupation. VETASSESS will also in some cases require evidence of relevant work experience.
This is a major change in the current process. At the moment, if you select your nominated occupation as, for instance “Management Consultant”, you are not required to have a related degree. In other words your degree qualification could be in any subject.
This will not be possible after 1 January 2010.
These does not apply to some of those trade occupations that VETASSESS is responsible for assessing, only those which are managerial, administrative, professional or associate professional occupations.
We advise any clients looking to apply to VETASSESS to start this process asap, to avoid any complications after January.
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NEW ZEALAND – GENERAL INFORMATION
The following is an update on routes of entry for Investors
and Skilled Workers.
The recently unveiled New Zealand 'Migrant Investment
Policy' aims to attract financial capital to local firms or
government by providing residence to people under the age of
66 years who wish to make a significant financial
contribution to New Zealand's economy.
The policy is divided into two categories:
Investor Plus - requires a three year investment of
NZ$10 million and
Investor - requires an investment NZ$1.5 million for
four years plus assets of NZ$1 million. The requirement for
how long you have to stay in New Zealand and other
conditions vary between these 2 categories but they now
present a real opportunity to many people.
Update on Skilled Workers
The requirement in the New Zealand labour market for the
majority of health professional occupations remains high and
also for Secondary School Teachers. Chefs who are well
qualified with proven experience of leading a team of Cooks,
are also in demand. Many trades’ occupations are currently
in low demand with the exception of Electricians and
Fitter/Turners. If you find an employer who needs your
skills, and you have formal qualifications, then there are
other routes to consider if they have permission to employ
If you are interested in moving to New Zealand then please
complete the Online Assessment form on our website.
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We hope that this newsletter
has been informative for you. However, remember
everyone's circumstances are different so if you or a friend
or family member want to check your eligibility to emigrate
1) complete the Online
on our website www.commonwealthimmigration.com
2) give us a call on +44 (0) 1223 830 916
We would love to hear from you!
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