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Free Translating Service no longer be eligible Students entering Australia on visa subclass 500 will no longer be eligible for the Free Translating Service (FTS). This change was made by Government as part of Budget 2024-25, and reflects the intent of the FTS to support people settling permanently in Australia in their participation in employment and community engagement.

Removal of OSAP countries of passport The change to remove countries of passport for automotive occupations from mandatory OSAP assessment is to instead allow assessment under the less complex and cheaper MSA program for qualified applicants from countries with comparable qualification frameworks. This change was agreed to following engagement with automotive industry representatives regarding skills assessments and countries that have similar qualification standards to Australia, together with TRA’s desire for consistency. This change now allows qualified applicants from 1 April 2023 to choose the cheaper MSA (offered in-house by TRA). OSAP assessments are still available if an applicant requires an Australian qualification The occupations and countries of passport in scope for this change are below, with applicants from the following countries applying under the nominated occupation now eligible for MSA: Occupations: Automotive Electrician [321111] Motor Mechanic (General) [321211] Panelbeater [324111]* Vehicle Painter [324311] Diesel Mechanic [321212] Countries of passport: China* Ireland Sri Lanka United Kingdom * Chinese applicants under the Panelbeater occupation will still be required to be assessed under OSAP

Ending ‘visa hopping’ in the migration system From 1 July 2024, the Federal Government is implementing regulations to stop 'visa hopping'. Firstly, Visitor Visa holders will not be able to apply for Student Visas onshore. Secondly, Temporary Graduate Visa holders will not be able to apply for Student Visas onshore. https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/ClareONeil/Pages/ending-visa-hopping-migration-system.aspx

South Australia Update on Registrations of Interest (ROIs) South Australia’s skilled migration Registration of Interest (ROI) applications for onshore applicants have closed for the 2023-2024 program year. State nomination is a highly competitive process and South Australia received more than 12,000 ROIs for the nomination allocation of 2,300 places this financial year. All ROIs received will be processed by 30 June 2024. If you are successful and receive an invitation to apply for state nomination, please submit your state nomination application as soon as possible.

Victoria’s skilled visa nomination program 2023-24 Victoria’s 2023-24 state nominated skilled visa program is now closed to new Registrations of Interest (ROI). We will continue to assess submitted ROIs for any remaining nomination places in the 2023-24 program year. If you withdraw a ROI, you will not be able to submit a new one until the 2024-25 program opens. Information on the 2024-25 program will be published when it becomes available.


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