BSMQ skilled program

 

The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 visa (from 65 points and above)

Only onshore applicants working in Queensland will be considered.

The Subclass 491 visa is open to COVID critical skill or sectors as previously outlined:

We are also nominating the following selected hospitality occupations however, you must meet all the work experience requirements and caveats detailed in the below table.

Hospitality Skilled Occupations for the 491 visa Round 19 April – 25 April 2020–21

 

Occupation ANZSCO Code Occupation Caveats
Accommodation and Hospitality Managers 141999 Requires minimum post qualification work experience of 3 years, including 3 months in Queensland.
Café and Restaurant Managers 141111 Requires minimum post qualification work experience of 3 years, including 3 months in Queensland.

Excludes positions in a limited-service restaurant. A limited-service restaurant includes, but is not limited to, the following: fast food or takeaway food services, fast casual restaurants, drinking establishments that offer only limited food service, limited-service cafes including but not limited to coffee shops, limited-service pizza restaurants.

Chef 351311 Requires minimum post qualification work experience of 3 years, including 3 months in Queensland.

Specialisations: Chef de Partie, Commis Chef, Demi Chef, Second Chef, Sous Chef.Excludes positions involving mass production in a factory or a limited-service restaurant.

A limited-service restaurant includes, but is not limited to, the following: fast food or takeaway food services, fast casual restaurants, drinking establishments that offer only limited food service, limited-service cafes including but not limited to coffee shops, limited-service pizza restaurants.

Cook 351411 Requires minimum post qualification work experience of 3 years, including 3 months in Queensland.

Chefs, Fast Food Cooks and Kitchenhands are excluded from this group.

Excludes positions involving mass production in a factory or a limited-service restaurant.

A limited-service restaurant includes, but is not limited to, the following: fast food or takeaway food services, fast casual restaurants, drinking establishments that offer only limited food service, limited-service cafes including but not limited to coffee shops, limited-service pizza restaurants.

Please note: there is no specific occupation list (apart from the occupations listed above), and other applicants must meet one of the critical skills or sectors as listed and email migration@qld.gov.au detailing how you meet this, including details of employer and role, and how this position is assisting in the COVID response or recovery.

You must also have been working for a minimum of 3 months in a regional location in Queensland and have a job offer for an additional 12 Months from your employer in your nominated occupation.

Please ensure you review the “I’m working in Queensland” page for further requirements.

While we are accepting new EOIs, there is a significant backlog of 491 EOIs yet to be processed, therefore it could be a number of weeks before you receive an invitation.

Please note:  not all applicants will receive an invitation due to limited quota available.

If you submitted an EOI from 1–7 February, and did not meet minimum criteria (such as work experience requirements) at this date, your application was closed.

Please refrain from contacting BSMQ regarding your place in the queue as this significantly impacts our processing times and ability to provide you with a nomination.

Please note: Alumni (Queensland Masters and PhD graduates) must meet the working in Queensland criteria as detailed above.

We will be prioritising applications based on the above COVID criteria and occupations and will not prioritise visas expiring.


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.

Assessing Authority Abbreviations
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