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Hi,

I remember reading in some of the recent threads that there would be a job ready test implemented for all applications from Jan 2010?
Was looking at the immi.gov site just now and saw that the changes are effective only for onshore applications?
The other change discussed earlier with respect to work experience seems to be in place for offshore applications as well.

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1 January 2010 legislative change – Australian Study Requirement and offshore GSM visa applicants

From 1 January 2010, applicants nominating a trade occupation under one of the offshore GSM visa subclasses are no longer able to meet the Australian Study Requirement when seeking to migrate to Australia. This change impacts on the following visa subclasses:

* Skilled - Independent (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 175)
* Skilled - Sponsored (Migrant) Visa (Subclass 176)
* Skilled - Regional Sponsored (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 475)

Applicants applying for one of the above visa subclasses and in one of the specified occupations can only seek to satisfy the work experience criterion. This criterion requires the applicant to have at least 12 months work experience in a skilled occupation in the 24 months immediately prior to applying.

The option for offshore applicants to apply based on meeting the Australian Study Requirement remains open to all other occupations contained on the Skilled Occupation Demand List (SOL).

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Cheers,
Maverick
 
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