CONFIRMATION FROM DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION ABOUT 3 YEARS REQUIREMENT FOR TRANSITION TO PERMANENT WORK VISAS
Confusions from the public about the introduction of 3 year requirement whether it will be implemented from 1 July 2017 or March 2018?
Now, a confirmation received from DIBP that the correct date for introduction of the 3 year requirement will be
BY MARCH 2018
Therefore, from 1 July 2017, the only changes will be
-raising the English language requirement for all applicants to competent English (IELTS 6) with TRT and Direct Entry for (sc186 and 187) requirement to be consistent
-the upper age limit for Direct Entry sc186 and 187 will be lowered to 45 years of age
-further changes to occupation lists and their application to relevant visas will come into effect.