Introduction of Job Ready Test for onshore GSM applicants
Trades Recognition Australia has released details of the new Job Ready Program for General Skilled Migration applicants who apply for a skills assessment in a trade.
The program is not likely to make overseas students (or their advisers) happy due to the cost and strict criteria that must be met in order to satisfy the requirements of the program.
It is important to note that the Job Ready Program;
1 Only applies to applicants for onshore General Skilled Migration visas.
2 Only applies to applicants in trades assessed by Trades Recognition Australia.
3 Has special arrangements for applicants for Subclass 485 visas.
4 Costs a maximum of $4550.00.
Below is a link to DIAC information on the Job Ready Program.
Below are links from the Trades Recognition Australia website;
Further 1 January 2010 changes
More information has been released on other changes to General Skilled Migration rules applying to applications lodged on or after 1 January 2010.
The changes include;
1 Applicants for Subclass 487,885 and 886 visas being required supply skills assessment with the applicationĘCit will no longer be acceptable to just provide proof of having applied for a skills assessment.
Applications lodged without a skills assessment will be invalid.
2 Applicants for Subclass 487, 885 and 886 visas who nominate a trade needing to supply a new skills assessment completed on or after 1 January 2010 that will involve satisfying the Job Read Program.
3 Offshore applicants for Subclass 475,175 and 176 visas who nominate a trade will not be able to rely on the Australian study requirement to obtain an exemption from work experience requirements and will need to have worked in the nominated trade for 12 of the 24 months immediately prior to the application.
4 All applicants for General Skilled Migration visas (including those who nominate a trade) will be required to have competent English (6 in each of the 4 IELTS test subjects).
Applicants for Subclass 475 and 487 visas will need an average of 6 in the IELTS test
5 New Vetassess requirements for skills assessments.
6 Special arrangements for skills assessments for Subclass 485 visa applicants apply in relation to skills assessments by Vetassess and Trades Recognition Australia
In some cases the changes only affect applicants who nominate a trade.
It is important to read the information in the links below carefully.
An overview of the changes
Onshore and offshore visas-skills and work experience
Skills assessments for onshore visas
Offshore applicants and the Australian study requiremnt