IT Professionals on Victoria Occupation List for State Migration Program 2015
On the 5th of January, Victoria released the updated list of eligible occupations for Victorian State Migration Program 2015. IT Specialists are on the list and can qualify for one of the two-state visas: the permanent State Nominated visa, subclass 190 and the temporary 4-year Regional Provisional visa, subclass 489, which might be a pathway to residency in 2 years.
Am I eligible?
If you are an IT professional with 3 or more years of work experience in your nominated occupation, you may qualify for this visa. ICT Business Analysts need to prove at least five years of experience.
Another major requirement for Victoria State Nomination for the IT guys is English at Proficiency level but you may skip this if you have lived and worked in your occupation in Victoria for 6 months or if you have completed a PhD in the past five years.
You also need to evidence that your qualification and skills are suitable for the local labour market and to show commitment to long-term settlement in Vitoria.
Victoria, similar to the other Australian states is trying to attract highly skilled applicants who will easily integrate and find employment. There’s a strong competition for Victorian nomination so if you think you qualify and want to apply for a State Nominated visa, hurry up and start working on the documents now.
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