Important update: Department of Home Affairs changes to skilled occupation lists

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has released their updates to Australia’s skilled occupation lists.

There is a summary of the changes to come into effect on 17 January 2018 on their website. In line with these changes, BSMQ has removed Building Associate from our QSOL as it will not be an eligible skilled occupation for all skilled visa programs from 17 January 2018.

Please note that DHA has specified on their website: “The changes will apply to applications made on or after 17 January 2018 and will not affect existing nominations or applications made prior to this date. In the case of points-tested visas, the changes will apply to invitations issued on or after 17 January 2018.”

For more information about recent policy reforms as well as some upcoming changes to skilled visa programs, see DHA’s Skilled Visa E-news January 2018.