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March 12, 2010 03:00 ET

Critical Skills List Update Clarifies Australian Immigration Rules for Key Professions

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 12, 2010) - The Australia immigration authorities have made a change that will be of interest to anyone seeking a skilled migration visa for Australia. The Critical Skills List (CSL) was updated last week by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), making a successful Australian visa application more likely for several groups of skilled workers, including computing and IT professionals, healthcare professionals, engineers, and surveyors.

In February the Australia immigration authority had announced changes to the Australian visa application procedures which made the Migration on Demand List (MODL) obsolete. This left many groups of workers whose skills were on this list unsure of the likely success of a visa application.

The Critical Skills List did not previously include occupations like Computing and IT and, in order to qualify for this list, these workers previously had to have a skill that was on the MODL. After the withdrawal of the MODL they did not qualify, so the latest changes reopen the route for these workers to make a successful Australia immigration application.

The addition of these skills to the CSL is a good indicator of the in-demand skills that are likely to be listed on the new Occupations in Demand list that will replace the Critical Skills List in April and makes the Australian visa application process clearer for these workers. Liam Clifford of world leading immigration company Global Visas commented on the change, saying, "This is good news for anyone in the appropriate skill groups who is thinking of applying for a skilled migration visa to Australia: it removes uncertainty, particularly for computing and IT professionals."

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