Australia Immigration News
Applications for NSW nomination for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) will open in mid January 2020.
The 491 visa will be managed entirely within the NSW Government and applications can be made directly to NSW Treasury.
NSW nominates applicants for the 491 visa to support the regional industries and economies of NSW through the provision of skilled talent.
NSW’s management of the new 491 visa aims to deliver strong, strategic outcomes for regional NSW.
NSW Government has a strong commitment to regional growth and the 491 visa will sit alongside several other government initiatives that aim to increase regional NSW’s attraction as a highly desirable place to live, work and do business.
Commencing January 2020, NSW will generally not invite candidates to apply for nomination by NSW for a Skilled Nominated visa ( subclass 190) if they are currently residing in another Australian state or territory.
You will need to supply evidence that you are currently residing in NSW if you are applying from within Australia. This information will be carefully checked.
The Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business proposed the changes in Migration Occupation List from March 2020. Several occupations have been flagged for recommendation purpose and will be reviewed for upcoming year, this doesn’t represent a decision of Government. Flagged changes pointed as Traffic Signals Light i.e., Red, Orange and Green.
Red Occupations – Flagged for removal from the lists:
• Careers Counsellor
• Vehicle Trimmer
• Business Machine Mechanic
• Animal Attendants and Trainers nec
• Gardener (General)
• Wood Machinist
• Massage Therapist
• Community Worker
• Diving Instructor (Open Water)
• Gymnastics Coach or Instructor
Orange Occupations – Flagged for movement between lists:
• Automotive Electrician
• Motorcycle Mechanic
• Painting Trades Worker
• Wall and Floor Tiler
• Post Office Manager
• Mechanical Engineering Drafts-person
• Real Estate Representative
• Sales and Marketing Manager
• ICT Project Manager
• Information and Organisation Professionals nec
• Insurance Loss Adjuster
• Procurement Manager
• Ship’s Master
• Corporate Treasurer Aged or Disabled Carer
• Nursing Support Worker
• Personal Care Assistant
Green Occupations – Flagged for addition to the lists:
• Poultry Farmer
• Horse Trainer
• Fiter and Turner
• Sportspersons nec