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Victoria has temporarily closed skilled applications for two occupations and has increased the work experience requirement from two to five years for engineering and building occupations.
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Mosiqi Acharya

13 Oct 2017 - 12:20 PM  UPDATED 13 Oct 2017 - 12:20 PM

Victoria has announced major changes to it's skilled visa applications on Thursday.

Victoria updated it's Visa Nomination Occupation List, temporarily closed skilled applications for two occupations and has increased the work experience requirement from two to five years for engineering and building occupations.

The state's official website said, due to a large volume of visa nomination applications received, applications for engineering and building occupations on the Visa Nomination Occupation List for Victoria will not be accepted from 16 October 2017 to 12 January 2018. 

The occupations affected by the temporary closure are:

  • 312112 Building Associate
  • 233211 Civil Engineer
  • 312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson
  • 233311 Electrical Engineer
  • 312311 Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
  • 233512 Mechanical Engineer
  • 233914 Engineering Technologist

However, applicants who hold an offer of employment in Victoria in their nominated occupation or meet the streamlined PhD or 457 pathways are not affected by this closure and may apply for these engineering and building occupations during this time.

This temporary closure will allow processing of all outstanding applications and reduce the risk of delay for future applicants.  

All applications received prior to 16 October 2017 will be assessed against the guidelines that applied at time of application and an outcome will be provided in due course.

Applications for all other occupations eligible for Victorian Government visa nomination remain open.

With this, Victoria also announced new criteria for engineering occupations.

From 16 October 2017, applicants will have to fulfil new minimum work experience and specialisation requirements while applying for engineering occupations which has been increased from two years to five years. 

Victoria also updated its Visa Nomination Occupation List on 12th October 2017.

Occupations eligible to apply for Victorian visa nomination are:

Engineering and Building

Applications for engineering and building occupations will be temporarily closed from 16 October 2017 to 12 January 2018. Applicants who hold an offer of employment in Victoria in their nominated occupation or meet the streamlined PhD or 457 pathways are not affected by this closure and may apply for these engineering and building occupations during this time. See News and Events for more information.

ANZSCO code

Occupation

Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement

Minimum work experience

Specialisations and other requirements

312112

Building Associate

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

233211

Civil Engineer

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

312211

Civil Engineering Draftsperson

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

233311

Electrical Engineer

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

312311

Electrical Engineering Draftsperson

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

233512

Mechanical Engineer

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

233914

Engineering Technologist

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

 

Biotechnology and Science

ANZSCO code

Occupation

Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement

Minimum work experience

Specialisations and other requirements

224112

Mathematician

6.0 in each band

Two years

Must have two year’s experience in the Science industry.

234111

Agricultural Consultant

6.0 in each band

Two years

 

234112

Agricultural Scientist

6.0 in each band

Two years

 

234711

Veterinarian

7.0 in each band

Three years

Must be registered with the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria. 

Human Resources Management

ANZSCO code

Occupation

Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement

Minimum work experience

Specialisations and other requirements

132311

Human Resource Manager

6.0 in each band

Five years

 

 

Information and Communications Technology 

Applications for ICT occupations have a different application process. For more information, see How to apply for Victorian visa nomination: ICT occupations on the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) page.

 

ANZSCO code

Occupation

Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement

Minimum work experience

Specialisations and other requirements

 

135112

ICT Project Manager

7.0 in each band

Three years

 

 

261111

ICT Business Analyst

7.0 in each band

Five years 

 

 

261112 

Systems Analyst  

7.0 in each band

Three years 

 

 

261311 

Analyst Programmer 

7.0 in each band

Three years

 

 

261312 

Developer Programmer 

7.0 in each band

Three years

 

 

261313 

Software Engineer 

7.0 in each band

Three years

 

 

261314 

Software Tester

7.0 in each band

Three years

 

 

262111 

Database Administrator 

7.0 in each band

Three years

 

 

262112 

ICT Security Specialist

7.0 in each band

Three years

 

 

263111 

Computer Network and Systems Engineer 

7.0 in each band

Three years

 

 

Applications in the following specialisations are not currently accepted:
- Web Designer
- Help Desk Operator
- Help Desk Manager.

  

Tourism and Hospitality

  

ANZSCO code

Occupation

Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement

Minimum work experience

Specialisations and other requirements

 

351311

Chef

6.0 in each band

Five years

 

 

141311

Hotel or Motel Manager

6.0 in each band

Five years

Must have experience in a large, international firm and managerial experience.

 

See the Trades section for information on Hospitality Trades. 

Health

ANZSCO code

Occupation

Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement 

Minimum work experience

Specialisations and other requirements

224213 

Health Information Manager 

7.0 in each band 

Two years 

Must have a qualification accredited by the Health Information Management Association of Australia.

Higher education transcripts and certificates required.  

254111

Midwife

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254411

Nurse Practitioner

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254412

Registered Nurse (Aged Care)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254413

Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Must be registered as both a nurse and a midwife.

254414

Registered Nurse (Community Health)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254415

Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254416

Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254417

Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254418

Registered Nurse (Medical)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254421

Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254422

Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254423

Registered Nurse (Perioperative)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254424

Registered Nurse (Surgical)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254499

Registered Nurses nec

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

272311

Clinical Psychologist

7.0 in each band (Academic IELTS only)

Two years

Must have general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

251111

Dietitian

6.0 in each band

Two years

 

252411

Occupational Therapist

7.0 in each band

Ten years

Must have experience in mental health care. 

252511

Physiotherapist

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

252611

Podiatrist

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Podiatry Board of Australia.

272511

Social Worker

7.0 in each band

Two years

Preferred specialisations:

  • Mental Health Workers
  • Skilled Children and Family Workers
  • Child Protection (must have a minimum of two years statutory child protection practice and Australian Association of Social Workers accreditation).

251214

Sonographer

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

252712

Speech Pathologist

6.0 in each band

Two years

 

234914 

Physicist (Medical only) 

7.0 in each band 

Two years 

Must have experience in diagnostic imaging or radiation oncology.

251213  

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

7.0 in each band 

Two years 

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia. 

Education

   

ANZSCO code

Occupation

Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement

Minimum work experience

Specialisations and other requirements

241111

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher

Overall: 7.5
Speaking: 8.0
Listening: 8.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 7.0

Two years

Must have ACECQA certification.

134111 

Child Care Centre Manager 

Overall: 7.5
Speaking: 8.0
Listening: 8.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 7.0

 Two years

Must have ACECQA certification (note that certification focuses on education qualifications not management qualifications).

241213 

Primary School Teacher 

Overall: 7.5
Speaking: 8.0
Listening: 8.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 7.0 

 Two years

Must be registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Must have experience teaching at least one of the following languages:

  • Chinese
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Greek
  • Spanish
  • Turkish
  • Arabic
  • Vietnamese.

241411 

Secondary School Teacher 

Overall: 7.5
Speaking: 8.0
Listening: 8.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 7.0 

 Two years

Must be registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Must specialise in at least one of the following fields: 

  • Mathematics or Physics
  • Technology (Food, Metal, Wood or Auto) 
  • Languages  
  • General science 
  • Special education 
  • Information technology. 

272412 

Interpreter 

6.0 in each band 

Two years 

Must have NAATI “professional” accreditation.

Trades

ANZSCO code

Occupation

Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement

Minimum work experience

Specialisations and other requirements

Construction Trades 

334112 

Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

394111 

Cabinetmaker 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

334113 

Drainer 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

334114 

Gasfitter 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

334115 

Roof Plumber 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

Engineering Trades 

322311 

Metal Fabricator 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

322211 

Sheetmetal Trades Worker 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

322313 

Welder (First Class) 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

323214 

Metal Machinist (First Class) 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

Electrical/Electronic/Communications Trades 

342111 

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

342313 

Electronic Equipment Trades Worker 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

342413 

Telecommunications Linesworker 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

Hospitality Trades 

351111 

Baker 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

351411 

Cook 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

351112 

Pastrycook 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

 

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