Australia Skilled Visas For Teachers And Nurses To Be Assessed Within Three Days

Australia Skilled Visas For Teachers And Nurses To Be Assessed Within Three Days

The Australian government is introducing new changes to the way that prioritizes skilled visa applications. 

The new Ministerial Direction No. 100 directs department staff to prioritize all skilled visa nominations and visa applications with work experience in the health and education sectors. 

The new ministerial direction emphasized assessing applications from teachers and nurses in three days. 

They (Department of Home Affairs) will probably be granting visas to teachers and nurses as quickly as they apply,” said Former Department of Immigration secretary Abul Rizvi. 

The federal government could further assess the effectiveness of current skilled migration occupation lists as it was last updated on 11 March 2019.

Australia’s skilled visa programs are regularly reviewed on basis of skilled migration occupation lists to reflect genuine skills shortages and facilitate the immigration of foreign skilled workers. 

The recent ministerial direction is aimed at addressing skills gaps in specific sectors. 

Take this free assessment online to determine your eligibility for Australian immigration. 

Targeted Occupations Under Ministerial Decision No. 100

Australia discontinued the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) on 28 October 2022. PMSOL fast-tracked 44 occupations such as engineers, chefs, accountants, programmers, and healthcare workers like nurses, doctors, pharmacists, and psychiatrists, but excluding teachers amid the COVID-19 recovery and travel restrictions in 2020. 

Instead, the new ministerial decision now prioritizes occupations like 

  • School teachers 
  • Health and welfare support workers 
  • Childcare center managers 
  • Medical scientists 
  • Counselors 
  • Psychologists 
  • Social workers
  • Medical technicians 

The need to set up a new order priority list was felt as PMSOL contributed to the backlog of skilled visa applications in Australia as it involved time-consuming and complex assessments, noted a spokesperson from the Department of Home Affairs. 

New Order of Priority for Australian Skilled Visa 

Australian skilled visa applications will now be decided in the following order of priority: 

  • Healthcare or teaching occupation applications
  • Applicants nominated by an approved sponsor with accredited status (for employer-sponsored visas) 
  • Visas for a designated regional area
  • Visas for permanent and provisional visa subclasses
  • All other visa applications

The new ministerial decision enables priority to be given to applicants located outside Australia for provisional and permanent skilled visa applications.

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Leading online employment marketplace reports the average earnings for Teachers in Australia between $85,000 and $100,000 annually and that of Nurses between $70,000 and $90,000 a year. 

Immigration experts believe that the latest change would accelerate the processing of visa applications. Since June 2022, the department has already finalized more than 43,000 temporary skilled and 47,000 permanent Australian skilled visas. 

If you’re looking for better job opportunities abroad, Australia is among the best immigration destinations to consider. A work experience in the health and education sector could help you get an Australia skilled visa under any one of the following categories: 

  • Subclass 124 (Distinguished Talent)
  • Subclass 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme)
  • Subclass 187 (Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme)
  • Subclass 188 (Business Innovation and Investment) (Provisional)
  • Subclass 189 (Skilled – Independent)
  • Subclass 190 (Skilled – Nominated)
  • Subclass 191 (Permanent Residence (Skilled Regional))
  • Subclass 457 (Temporary Work (Skilled))
  • Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage)
  • Subclass 489 (Skilled – Regional (Provisional))
  • Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional))
  • Subclass 494 (Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional))
  • Subclass 858 (Global Talent)
  • Subclass 887 (Skilled – Regional)
  • Subclass 888 (Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent).

Book your free appointment with CanApprove and get more accurate details as per your candidature. 

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