No. 7 - July 2007
- NEW TRADES APPLICATION PROCEDURES FOR ELECTRICIANS,
PLUMBERS, BRICKLAYERS, CARPENTERS, MECHANICS, ETC..
New details have been announced of significant changes
affecting applicationsfor Trades Assessment for many
tradespersons from September 1st. From that date, applicants
from the UK, India, Sri Lanka, South Africa and the
Philippines who work in the list of trades below, will need to
undertake a much more detailed Trades Assessment before
applying for Australian residency.
This will include a detailed technical interview and practical
assessment. The application process is likely to take longer
and will be much more in-depth. At the moment the Trades
Assessment process is relatively quick and no practical
assessment is required.
Our advice to all our clients is that if you work in any of
these Trades and you are thinking of emigrating to Australia,
then you need to contact us promptly.
It is much more preferable to try to submit your application
now, before the much more onerous and expensive requirements
from September 1st are introduced.
The full list of Trades subject to the new assessment process
- General Electrician
- General Plumber
- Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
- Motor Mechanic
- Carpenter and Joiner
- Electrical Powerline Tradesperson
- Cable Jointer
We will bring you a further update on the new assessment
process, once we have more information. Feel free to call us
on (+44) (0) 20 8365 3380 or complete an Online Assessment
form on our website.
- NEW GOVERNMENT APPLICATION FEES
All clients need to be aware that new government application
fees apply for all Australian visa applications, effective
from July 1st.
Please contact us to ensure you are paying the correct
AUSTRALIA - CALLING ALL NURSES AND MIDWIVES !
We met last week with representatives of the Western
Australia Department of Health.
At the moment, Western Australia is experiencing an acute
shortage of Registered Nurses, Registered Mental Health
Nurses and Midwives. This shortage is expected to continue
for many years, in part due to an ageing workforce but
largely due to the growing provision and investment in
healthcare throughout Western Australia.
The good news for overseas Nurses is that the WA government
are looking to sponsor such professionals for permanent
residency. Furthermore, newly qualified Nurses and Nurses
over 45 years will also be eligible for sponsorship (which
is a change from the General Skilled Migration criteria).
So, if you are a qualified Nurse or Midwife, or are soon to
qualify, then please send us your CV or complete the Online
Assessment form on our website. We can then present your
details to the WA Department of Health with a view to
securing employment and permanent residence visas for you
and your family.
Commonwealth Immigration Consultants
59 Cambridge Gardens
London, N10 2LN
Tel. +44 (0)20 8365 3380