Due to the unprecedented demand of the skilled program the BSMQ skilled program is temporarily CLOSED.
Expressions of interest (EOI’s) submitted for SkillSelect after 5.00pm AEST 30 July 2019 will not be considered at this time.
EOIs submitted from 29–30 July 2019 (5.00pm AEST) will be accepted and considered over the coming months.
Due to this demand, it is unlikely that the subclass 489 program will reopen (for skilled applicants) due to the closure for nominations on 10 September 2019 (to be replaced by the new subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa).
The subclass 190 program will reopen in due course, and BSMQ will publish the re-opening date via www.migration.qld.gov.au and on social media channels.
The BSMQ Business program remains OPEN.
ANZSCO and Assessing Authorities
ANZSCO is a system developed to collect, publish and analyse occupation statistics across government agencies, and is being introduced by HA as the new standard to capture occupation information in all visa, settlement and citizenship programs.
ANZSCO is used within skilled visa programs, where it is a requirement for visa eligibility, as the standard by which a visa applicant’s skills to undertake a specific occupation in Australia are assessed.
The relevant assessing authority is listed against the occupations in the Migration (LIN 19/051: Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities) Instrument 2019. Below is an explanatory list of the abbreviations for the assessing authorities. Please note this is not an exhaustive list. For more information, please see HA’s website.
|AACA||Architects Accreditation Council of Australia Inc|
|AASW||Australian Association of Social Workers|
|ACPSEM||Australasian College of Physical Scientist and Engineers in Medicine|
|ACS||Australian Computer Society|
|ACWA||Australian Community Workers Association|
|ADC||Australian Dental Council|
|AIM||Australian Institute of Management|
|AIMS||Australian Institute of Medical Scientists|
|AIQS||Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors|
|AIR||Australian Institute of Radiography|
|AITSL||Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership|
|AMSA||Australian Maritime Safety Authority|
|ANMAC||Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council|
|ANZSNM||Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine|
|AOAC||Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council|
|APharmC||Australian Pharmacy Council|
|APodC/ANZPAC||Australasian Podiatry Council/Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Inc.|
|APC||Australian Physiotherapy Council|
|APS||Australian Psychological Society|
|AVBC||Australasian Veterinary Boards Council|
|CASA||Civil Aviation Safety Authority|
|CCEA||Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia|
|CPAA||Certified Practising Accountants Australia|
|DAA||Dietitians Association of Australia|
|CA||Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand|
|IPA||Institute of Public Accountants|
|NAATI||National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters|
|OCANZ||Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand|
|OTC||Occupational Therapy Council|
|SPA||Speech Pathology Association of Australia|
|SSSI||Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute|
|TRA||Trades Recognition Australia|
|VETASSESS||Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services|