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Skilled visa applications for 11 occupations have been temporarily closed by the Victorian Government.
Mosiqi Acharya

Victorian Government
23 Nov 2016 - 5:20 PM  UPDATED 23 Nov 2016 - 5:20 PM

If you are an ICT Professional and plan to migrate to world’s most liveable city, Melbourne, here’s an update about state government’s skilled visa nomination program.

Due to a large volume of skilled visa nomination applications received, applications for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) occupations have been temporarily closed by the state of Victoria. Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria state.

Applications for certain ICT occupations will not be accepted by Victoria from 11 November 2016 to 6 March 2017.

The closure will be for a period of four months, however further updates will be provided should this be extended.

The occupations affected by the temporary closure are:

  • 135112   ICT Project Manager
  • 261111   ICT Business Analyst
  • 261112   Systems Analyst
  • 261311   Analyst Programmer
  • 261312   Developer Programmer
  • 261313   Software Engineer
  • 261314   Software Tester
  • 261399   Software and Applications Programmers nec
  • 262111   Database Administrator
  • 262112   ICT Security Specialist
  • 263111   Computer Network and Systems Engineer

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

All applications currently in process, and received prior to this date, will be assessed against current guidelines and an outcome will be provided in due course.

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

Note: Applicants applying under the streamlined PhD and 457 pathways are not affected by this closure and may apply with these ICT occupations during this time.

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