BSMQ Re-opens Skilled Program

BSMQ has received additional quota for the skilled program and is re- opening the ‘Working in Queensland, ‘Masters’ and ‘PhD’ Queensland Skilled Occupation Lists from Thursday, 18 April 2019. Once this quota has been filled the program will close again until July 2019.

These lists have been changed (some occupations added and removed), so please review these lists carefully before submitting an EOI through SkillSelect.

Only EOI’s submitted from the 18 April 2019 will be picked up. EOIs submitted prior to this date will not be picked up. If you have lodged an EOI in the past and not received an invitation you will need to submit a NEW EOI from 18 April 2019.

Applicants must be ONSHORE only and meet the onshore criteria for working in Queensland – including being employed for 6 months in the nominated occupation before submitting an EOI, and have an ongoing job offer for at least a year. If you are applying for the 489 visa you must be working in REGIONAL QUEENSLAND for at least 6 months before submitting an EOI.

Queensland Masters graduates must be currently working in the nominated occupation and have continual ongoing employment for at least 12 months.

PhD graduates are not required to have a job, however there is an exception for the occupation of University Lecturer. PhD applicants applying under the occupation of University Lecturer (ANZSCO code 242111), must meet working in Queensland criteria including having been employed for six months in their nominated occupation and have continual ongoing employment for at least 12 months.

Invitations to suitable candidates will start to be sent out from Wednesday, 24 April 2019.

Please note: The business program (for EOIs submitted through SkillSelect) will remain closed until July 2019.