Cook skilled visas – COOK – ANZSCO 351411 – skilled independent visa subclass 189, 190 & 491
When I was studying to be a lawyer, I worked as a cook to pay the bills. I did my commercial cook training and worked with some of Australia’s and the worlds best chefs – it was hard work: long hours and pressure, but as much as I loved it I am a much MUCH better lawyer. So I know that the last thing visa applicants want to do is fill out forms and deal with the stress of getting a visa.
And that, chef, is were I can help!
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Skills Assessment Requirement
Unless you are exempt in very limited circumstances, you are required to have a positive Skills Assessment to apply for the visas listed above. Skills Assessment authority for Cook is Trades Recognition Australia (TRA). To have a positive skills assessment, you must meet the following criteria:
- Three Programs for skills assessment with TRA.
- Program A- Offshore Skills Assessment (OSAP)
- If your passport is on the OSAP list next to your occupation you must apply through OSAP. If your passport is not on this list, apply through Program B or C.
- OSAP Pathway 1– for applicants who do not hold an Australian qualification in their trade but hold a qualification which is equivalent to an AQF cert
- OSAP Pathway 2 – for applicants who hold:
- a relevant Australian qualification, or
- a current identified Australian occupational licence
- To be eligible to apply for the skills assessment program, you must be able to show you have completed full-time paid employment in your nominated occupation, or an occupation that is directly related to your nominated occupation.
- Program B Migration Skills Assessment
- You must have a qualification directly related to your nominated occupation (i.e. Culinary Training) or at least 3 years of relevant experience
- If you have obtained a qualification internationally or an Australian qualification that was not through the Australian Recognition of Learning process, you are required to demonstrate 3 years full time or equivalent post-qualification experience
- If you have obtained an Australian qualification issued through the Australian Recognition of Learning process, you are required to demonstrate 3 years full-time or equivalent post-qualification experience OR 6 years full-time or equivalent experience which can be either pre- or post-qualification
- Pathway B- Temporary Skills Shortage Skills Assessment
- Program A- Offshore Skills Assessment (OSAP)
Note well: As part of the OSAP program you will be required to participate in a technical assessment of your skills and knowledge. This will be conducted by a qualified assessor who will also be a qualified tradesperson in your nominated occupation.
Overview Australia Immigration News
Very exciting news: big updates in the Skilled migration program in Australia. Interim State Allocation has been announced with a significant increase in the number of permanent places.
Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 and Skilled Nominated 190 Visa
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Following that, the jobs and skills summit held in Canberra on the 1,2 September 2022 has announced a lot of current Australian immigration initiatives. There are some key points to be mentioned later in this blog regarding the summit outcomes. There is still much more news to come in the future. We believe this year’s migration program is very promising. This article will discuss all the latest Australian Immigration updates in September and August 2022:
- State Allocation Confirmation from Australian Government for Program year 2022-2023
- State Nomination visa 491 and visa 190 Update
- Visa 189 Skilled independent invitation round
- Skills Summit Outcomes
- Agriculture Industry challenges
- Post Study work visa 485 Extension for Select degree (minimum 4 years duration)
- SA Skilled Migration Program update
- Business Visa Australia update on allocations and requirements
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THIS VISA ALLOW YOU TO:
This visa provides the holder with Australian permanent residency with no conditions. The holder can live and work wherever they like in Australia. Although the visa is granted based on the holder being skilled in a specific occupation, once granted, the visa doesn’t require you to seek or maintain employment in this occupation.
TO APPLY FOR THE SUBCLASS 189 VISA:
To apply for this visa you must be qualified and under 45 years of age when you apply for this visa. Your nominated occupation, which fits your skills and qualifications, must be on the list of approved occupations for migration to Australia, which is adjusted by the Government from time to time. (Skilled Occupations List from DIBP) Before you apply for a visa you have to obtain a positive skills assessment by the relevant Australian skills assessing authority. You also have to show recent work experience for a period of time in your field, or in another field that is on the skilled occupation list. In addition you have to show threshold English and also meet the health, character and public interest requirements. To be granted this visa you must pass what is called the Points Test. Points are allocated for qualifications, age, English language ability, work experience, your spouse’s skills. Extra points are given to those applicants who have family in Australia, who have Australian qualifications or those with skills in demand.
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Sub 491 Skill Visa. Skilled Work Regional (Provisional)
The Skilled Independent (Permanent) subclass 189 visa
This Visa is for:skilled applicants that wish to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident. Applicants are not required to have an employer to sponsor them or be nominatetd by a State or Territory government.
- be under 45 years of age
- have a nominated occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) or Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL)
- obtained a positive skills assessment
- have at least competent English – e.g. IELTS 6.0 for all bands or equivalent (higher scores may be required to be awarded additional points)
- score at least 65 points from the Point Test
What is the application process?
- Check eligibility against points test
- Obtain positive skills assessment and required English test results
- Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect
- Submit visa application within 60 days of receiving an Invitation to Apply (ITA) and include all supporting documents for the application
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