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Regions of Queensland: What’s New in Central Queensland

2017-10-12

Did you know? Central Queensland’s major regional centre is Rockhampton, also known as the ‘Beef Capital of Australia.’ Australia’s national beef expo is held once every three years in Rockhampton and will be held from the 6-12 May 2018. Rockhampton acts as a business gateway for the mining and agricultural industries, while the Gladstone region … Continued

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Settlement Information: Staying safe in Queensland

2017-09-04

As you settle into your new life in Queensland, it is important to understand the ways you can keep yourself and your family safe. This includes in the water, under the sun, driving, bushwalking and in the community. It is important to be aware that if you are in an emergency in Queensland, or anywhere … Continued

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BSMQ has temporary updates to Skills Occupations list

BSMQ Update to QSOL: temporary removal of some occupations

2017-08-21

Please note that due to high numbers of EOIs, BSMQ will not be accepting any further EOIs from 22 August 2017 for the below occupations until further notice: 221111 Accountant (general) 261311 Analyst Programmer 263111 Computer Network & Systems Engineer 262111 Database Administrator 261312 Developer Programmer 261111 ICT Business Analyst 313112 ICT Customer Support Officer … Continued

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BSMQ attended Queensland Multicultural Awards as finalist

2017-08-14

BSMQ attended the Queensland Multicultural Awards (QMA) gala lunch as a finalist in the Government (state or local) category on 6 August 2017. These awards are part of Queensland Multicultural Month, the state’s largest multicultural celebration. The 2017 theme for the awards is Creating Welcome, Building Opportunity, and Celebrating Diversity. These awards recognise the valuable contributions … Continued

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Regions of Queensland: What’s New in Mackay and Whitsunday Islands?

2017-08-09

Did you know? The Mackay Whitsunday region is known for relaxing tropical lifestyle with beautiful beaches, rainforests and national parkland – as the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands. The sub-regions include Bowen, Mackay, Hinterland (Moranbah, Nebo, Dysart, Middlemount) and the Whitsundays. Mackay is an hour flight away from Brisbane and has … Continued

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BSMQ Update to QSOL: Engineering Technologist

2017-07-12

Engineering Technologist (233914) was taken off our Queensland Skilled Occupations Lists (QSOL) on 11 July 2017 – please note we will not be accepting any new EOIs under this occupation from the 12 July 2017 at this stage. We have received a very large number of EOIs for this occupation. We are currently not issuing … Continued

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Settlement Funds Requirements for Skilled Visa Applications

2017-07-04

It is a requirement of your application that you have sufficient funds available to you in order to settle in Queensland. Settlement funds differ depending on whether the applicant is onshore or offshore, and how many secondary applicants are included in the application. MANDATORY REQUIREMENTS An applicant is required to have a mandatory cash component … Continued

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