Overall, Australia sets a maximum number of places for its migration program every year. And, for 2020 and 2021, the total places available is capped at a ceiling of 160,000. Some of these require your profession to be on the Skilled Occupation List. Now, here are some of the key highlights are:
- 79,600 places allocated in the Skill stream
- 77,300 places have been allocated to the Family stream
- Only 6,500 places allocated to Skilled Independent visas
Below is a list of the 10 new occupations that NSW added to its Skilled Occupation List in February 2021.
- 233211 Civil Engineer
- 233212 Geotechnical Engineer
- 233214 Structural Engineer
- 233215 Transport Engineer
- 233511 Industrial Engineer
- 233512 Mechanical Engineer
- 233513 Production or Plant Engineer
- 312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson
- 312212 Civil Engineering Technician
- 312999 Building and Engineering Technicians
Work as Engineer in Australia?
Engineers Australia is the designated authority for assessing skills and competencies related to engineering occupations in Australia. Engineers Australia works with the Department of Home Affairs, migration agents and international organisations. And it helps to develop streamlined migration skills assessment procedures for engineers, like you!
Every year, Engineers Australia helps thousands of engineers in and outside of Australia achieve their goals. So, whether you are a foreign student that needs assessment for a new visa, or a skilled engineer seeking a new life in our beautiful country, contact Engineers Australia for help.
When you register as Engineer in Australia, you may need to prove your English language proficiency. IELTS is officially accepted by Engineers Australia.
When you’re thinking of migrating to Australia as a Permanent Resident (PR), you may come across points-based visas. We’ll explain what this is and how the Australian PR points calculator works.
The full list of occupations NSW is currently nominating for the subclass 190 and subclass 491 visas can be found below. Please be aware that these lists are subject to change without notice. So, it’s good to keep checking the NSW Government website. You can also access information about minimum eligibility criteria, and how invitation rounds work, can be found on the dedicated Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190) website. Or, to get information on how to apply for regional NSW nomination can be found on our Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) website.
Full list for Skilled Nominated visas in New South Wales (February 2021)
|134212||Nursing Clinical Director|
|134214||Welfare Centre Manager|
|233513||Production or Plant Engineer|
|233999||Engineering Professionals nec|
|254412||Registered Nurse (Aged Care)|
|254413||Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)|
|254414||Registered Nurse (Community Health)|
|254415||Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)|
|254417||Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)|
|254418||Registered Nurse (Medical)|
|254421||Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)|
|254422||Registered Nurse (Mental Health)|
|254423||Registered Nurse (Perioperative)|
|254424||Registered Nurse (Surgical)|
|254425||Registered Nurse (Paediatric)|
|254499||Registered Nurses nec|
|261111||ICT business Analyst|
|262112||ICT Security Specialist|
|263111||Computer Network and Systems Engineer|
|312211||Civil Engineering Draftsperson|
|312212||Civil Engineering Technician|
|312311||Electrical Engineering Draftsperson|
|312312||Electrical Engineering Technician|
|312999||Building and Engineering Technicians nec|
When you lodge apply for an independent skills migration visa, you need to meet a minimum pass mark. Each visa will have its own pass minimum points score. For example, you need a minimum of 65 points to be able to submit an expression of interest for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) visa. The Department of Home Affairs has an online Australian PR points calculator.
Points can be claimed for a few different personal factors:
- English proficiency
- employment experience
- educational qualifications
- community language qualifications
- the skills of your partner
- you can also get extra points if you’re invited to apply for a visa by a state or territory government agency.
Your visa options
If you like the opportunity to live, study or work in Australia, there are many visa options available to you. There is a study visa, skilled, sponsored work visa and business visa. Some of these may lead to Permanent Residency (PR) in Australia.
Your IELTS options
The IELTS Academic test has been developed if you wish to study at university or college as an undergraduate or postgraduate student or join or gain entry into a professional institution. The IELTS General Training test has been developed to test your every-day, non-academic English.
Legislation about immigration changes frequently. It’s important to check the Australian Department of Home Affairs website for changes that may apply to you. If you are interested in Australian student visas, work visas, or looking to migrate permanently, you need to lodge an application with the Australian Government. You may want to consider getting support from a lawyer or migration agent. However, you can also get free advice for student visas.