January 4th, 2019

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Occupation Detail for 233512 MECHANICAL ENGINEER 

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Visa Type Availability Instrument List Notes/More Details
Visa 186 Yes IMMI 18/049 MLTSSL
Visa 187 Yes IMMI 18/043 MLTSSL
Visa 189 Yes IMMI 18/051 MLTSSL Points-tested Stream
Visa 190 Yes IMMI 18/051 MLTSSL
Visa 489 Yes IMMI 18/051 MLTSSL Family and State or Territory Nominated
Visa 482 Yes IMMI 18/048 MLTSSL
Visa 407 Yes IMMI 18/050 , IMMI 18/051 MLTSSL
Visa 485 Yes IMMI 18/050 , IMMI 18/051 MLTSSL
State Details
ACT
190: Yes
489: No

Comments:
Closed

Additional Comments:

Fees:
$300.00

Website:
http://www.business.act.gov.au/skilled_and_business_migration

State Comments:

Effective 27 November 2018 at 4pm (AEST): the current ACT 190 nomination program will close to ALL applicants to allow time for system upgrades.

Effective 29 November 2018: the new ACT 190 nomination Program will reopen and you will be able to express your interest in ACT 190 nomination by completing a merit-based assessment matrix.

Canberra Residents:

  • You are eligible to apply for ACT 190 nomination if your nominated occupation is listed as ‘open’ on the current ACT Occupation list
  • You are not eligible to apply for ACT 190 nomination if your nominated occupation is listed as ‘closed’ on the current ACT Occupation list

Overseas Residents:

  • The ACT 190 nomination program remains closed for overseas applicants without close ties to Canberra, and is now closed to overseas applicants with close ties to Canberra.

 

 

Restrictions or Conditions May Apply to State/Territory Sponsorship – please check with relevant State/Territory for clarification.

Regional and Designated Area Postcodes for ACT

  • Regional Australia/Low Population Growth Metropolitan Area Postcodes: none
  • Designated Areas of Australia: anywhere
NSW 190
190: Yes
489: No

Comments:

Additional Comments:

Fees:
$330.00

Website:
http://www.business.nsw.gov.au/live-and-work-in-nsw/visa-and-migration/skills-in-demand

State Comments:

Restrictions or Conditions May Apply to State/Territory Sponsorship – please check with relevant State/Territory for clarification.

 

NSW Regional – Far South Coast
190: No
489: No

Comments:

Minimum two (2) years full-time*, paid employment as a Mechanical Engineer. This condition is separate to any professional year.

Additional Comments:

Minimum score of seven (7) in each IELTS category (or equivalent).

Fees:
$770.00

Website:
http://www.rdafsc.com.au/skilled-migration/skilled-migration-srs-489/

State Comments:

ATTENTION: Please note that applications for the Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (SRS) 489 for the NSW Far South Coast is currently suspended until early 2019. Due to this suspension, we cannot accept any further applications at present. We will announce the reopening of the program on this website and recommend that you monitor this site for further information.

The assessment process for all previously accepted applications will proceed as normal.

* Full-time is defined as a minimum of 35 hours per week paid employment

 

Regional and Designated Area Postcodes for NSW

  • Regional Australia/Low Population Growth Metropolitan Area Postcodes: 2311-2312, 2328-2411, 2420-2490, 2536-2551, 2575-2594, 2618-2739, 2787-2899 (except Sydney, Newcastle, the Central Coast and Wollongong)
  • Designated Areas of Australia: Postcode areas: 2311-2312, 2328-2333, 2336-2490, 2535-2551, 2575-2739, 2787-2899 (anywhere except Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong)
NT
190: Yes
489: Yes

Comments:
Offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent

Additional Comments:

Fees:
$0.00

Website:
http://www.migration.nt.gov.au/visa/territory/index.html

State Comments:

Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) Government can nominate highly skilled professionals and tradespeople for visas.

Nomination is possible if you have a positive skills assessment for a skilled occupation on the Australian Government’s current list of eligible skilled occupations and the NT Migration Occupation List.

The assessment must be from the authorised Australian assessment body.

You need to have skills and experience that match the needs of NT employers and are in demand in the NT.

The NT Government participates in the Skilled Regional (Provisional) (Subclass 489) visa and Skilled Nominated (Subclass 190) visa schemes.

To apply for NT Government nomination you must lodge:

  • a nomination application with the NT Government
  • an Expression of Interest (EOI) on the Australian Government’s SkillSelect service.

The NT Government does not select candidates for nomination from the SkillSelect service.

To get an invitation from the Australian Government to lodge a visa application under the General Skilled Migration program you must have lodged an EOI on the SkillSelect service.

 

 

Applicants already in the territory: You may be exempt from the specialisation requirements if you can show that you already live and work in the NT and you can demonstrate positive future employment prospects.

Language Skill Level: Some occupations on this list require a specific language skill level.  These will be stated in the additional comments.  Where there are no indicators, the required level of English is at least IELTS 6 in each band or equivalent in one of the other English testing systems accepted by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Regional and Designated Area Postcodes for NT

  • Regional Australia/Low Population Growth Metropolitan Area Postcodes: Entire Territory
  • Designated Areas of Australia: Anywhere

Applications for NT Government nomination should be forwarded to:

Department of Trade, Business and Innovation

Migration NT

Email: migration@nt.gov.au

SA Supplementary
190: Yes
489: Yes

Comments:

Not available for high points nomination – 19/07/2018

Not available for chainmigration nomination – 19/07/2018

Additional Comments:

Competent Plus English (or Proficient overall)

Fees:
$200.00

Website:
http://www.migration.sa.gov.au/skilled-migrants/lists-of-state-nominated-occupations

State Comments:

The Supplementary Skilled List reflects occupations available on the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) that are not available on South Australia’s State Occupation List. These occupations are only available if you meet the additional requirements listed here.

This list of occupations has not been identified as being in shortage; they are available to limited applicants who can demonstrate employment outcomes or family links to support human capital and economic objectives of South Australia’s participation in the skilled migrant program. The list is available to international graduates of South Australia; skilled migrants who are working in a skilled occupation in South Australia (minimum time periods apply); have immediate family members permanently residing in South Australia who can support their settlement whilst seeking employment; or who demonstrate strong employability qualities (based on scoring very highly on the DIBP Points Test).

Please note that some occupations in this list may have certain barriers to being immediately eligible for employment.  Please research your employment opportunities thoroughly before choosing South Australian state nomination. It is your responsibility to determine your employability, if your occupation requires further training, or if it has registration, licensing, residency or other requirements before you can work in South Australia.

TAS – Family in TAS
190: No
489: Yes

Comments:

Additional Comments:

Fees:
$0.00

Website:
https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/skilled_migrants/skilled_regional

State Comments:

SUBCLASS 489: Category 4 – Family in Tasmania

To be considered for this category you must have a family member who:

  • is an Australian permanent resident or an Australian citizen
  • has lived as a permanent resident or an Australian citizen in Tasmania for 12 months or more
  • is your parent, child, sibling, aunt, uncle or grandparent AND
  • agrees to support you when you arrive in Tasmania and assist you in the process of gaining employment in Tasmania.

 

Restrictions or Conditions May Apply to State/Territory Sponsorship – please check with relevant State/Territory for clarification.

Regional and Designated Area Postcodes for TAS

  • Regional Australia/Low Population Growth Metropolitan Area Postcodes: Entire State
  • Designated Areas of Australia: Postcode areas: Anywhere
TAS – Graduates
190: Yes
489: Yes

Comments:

Additional Comments:

Fees:
$0.00

Website:
https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/

State Comments:

SUBCLASS 190 Category 1 – Tasmanian graduate

For applicants who have enrolled in a Tasmanian tertiary institution after 31 July 2017, to be considered for this category, you must meet the following criteria:

For applicants who have enrolled in a Tasmanian tertiary institution prior to 31 July 2017, to be considered for this category, you must meet the following criteria:

  • completed and graduated from a CRICOS registered tertiary institution in Tasmania. The course undertaken:
    • must be either a degree (a bachelor or any higher degree), a diploma, an advanced diploma, or a trade qualification (minimum Cert III level for a skilled occupation in Major Group 3 in ANZSCO)
    • must have a minimum duration of one academic year (40 weeks)
    • must be full time and on site in Tasmania.
  • you and your dependants are currently in Tasmania and can provide evidence of genuine commitment to living in Tasmania. Please refer to disclaimer at the bottom of this page for indicators as to how to meet this requirement.
  • lived in the state for at least 12 months during your period of study (evidence needs to be provided).

If you do not meet the abovementioned requirements, you may still be eligible for state nomination of a Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489).

SUBCLASS 489 : Category 1 – Tasmanian graduate

To be considered for this category, you must meet the following criteria:

  • completed and graduated from a CRICOS registered tertiary institution in Tasmania. The course undertaken:
    • must be either a degree (a bachelor or any higher degree), a diploma, an advanced diploma, or a trade qualification (minimum Cert III level for a skilled occupation in Major Group 3 in ANZSCO)
    • must have a minimum duration of one academic year (40 weeks)
    • must be full time and on site in Tasmania.
  • you and your dependants are currently in Tasmania and can provide evidence of genuine commitment to living in Tasmania. Please refer to disclaimer at the bottom of this page for indicators as to how to meet this requirement.
  • lived in the state for at least 12 months during your period of study (evidence needs to be provided).

Restrictions or Conditions May Apply to State/Territory Sponsorship – please check with relevant State/Territory for clarification.

Regional and Designated Area Postcodes for TAS

  • Regional Australia/Low Population Growth Metropolitan Area Postcodes: Entire State
  • Designated Areas of Australia: Postcode areas: Anywhere
TAS – Overseas Applicant (Job Offer)
190: Yes
489: Yes

Comments:

Additional Comments:

Fees:
$0.00

Website:
https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/skilled_migrants

State Comments:

SUBCLASS 190 : Category 3 – Overseas applicant (job offer)

To be considered for this category you must be living overseas and meet the following criteria:

  • received a formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania that is highly relevant to your nominated occupation
  • you, or any of your dependants have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last twelve months
  • you will need to be able to provide evidence of your employment claims (see Document Checklist for more details)

The employer you are employed with must have been actively operating their business in Tasmania for the past 12 months. There needs to be a genuine need for your position within the business. This may be satisfied if there is:

  • an existing, current and genuine need for your position within the business
  • an ongoing need for your position and the capacity for the business to sustain the nominated position.

If you have not secured employment in Tasmania, you may still be eligible to apply for the Subclass 489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa

 

SUBCLASS 489 : Category 3B – Overseas applicant (Job offer)

To be considered for this category you must be living overseas and meet the following criteria:

  • received a formal job offer for a job that is based in Tasmania that is in-line with your nominated occupation
  • you, or any of your dependents have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last twelve months
  • the employer offering you employment must have been actively operating their business in Tasmania for the past 12 months
  • there needs to be a genuine need for your position within the business. This may be satisfied if there is:
    • an existing, current and genuine need for your position within the business
    • an ongoing need for your position and the capacity for the business to sustain the nominated position.

Restrictions or Conditions May Apply to State/Territory Sponsorship – please check with relevant State/Territory for clarification.

Regional and Designated Area Postcodes for TAS

  • Regional Australia/Low Population Growth Metropolitan Area Postcodes: Entire State
  • Designated Areas of Australia: Postcode areas: Anywhere
TAS – Overseas Applicant (TSOL)
190: No
489: Yes

Comments:

Additional Comments:

Fees:
$0.00

Website:
https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/skilled_migrants

State Comments:

SUBCLASS 489 : Category 3A – Overseas applicant (TSOL)

To be considered for this category you must be living overseas and meet the following criteria:

  • nominated occupation is listed on the Tasmanian Skilled Occupations List (TSOL)
  • you, or any of your dependants have not lived in another Australian state or territory within the last twelve months
  • achieved at least ‘Proficient English’ in a recognised English language test or hold a passport of the UK, Ireland, the USA, Canada or New Zealand
  • researched the Tasmanian labour market and provide evidence (see Document Checklist – Employability) that there are sufficient employment opportunities (at least five and not more than eight opportunities) in your nominated occupation in Tasmania and that you have:
    • skills and recent experience relevant to the researched employment opportunities
    • skills and experience relevant to the Tasmanian economy
    • access to sufficient financial assets to fund your migration and settlement in Tasmania while you seek employment

If your application is one of ‘high calibre’, and the Tasmanian Government is satisfied that you will be able to secure employment with ease due to your skills and previous work experience, you may be invited to apply for the Subclass 190 – Skilled Nominated visa. Each application is assessed on a case-by-case basis and factors which would be considered to determine ‘high calibre’ applications includes, but not limited to, points claimed, English language competency, financial assets available for migration, evidence of interest from Tasmanian employers to employ you, level of skill shortage for your nominated occupation in Tasmania, and skills of dependants.

*On arrival in Tasmania, you need to be realistic about employment expectations as it can take up to three months to secure employment. The time it takes to gain employment will depend on several factors including the time of the year, skills, experience, employer requirements and your level of English language ability.  You will compete for employment vacancies with all people in the labour market as part of a normal selection process. You should ensure that you have sufficient financials available to support yourself and your family during this time.

Restrictions or Conditions May Apply to State/Territory Sponsorship – please check with relevant State/Territory for clarification.

Regional and Designated Area Postcodes for TAS

  • Regional Australia/Low Population Growth Metropolitan Area Postcodes: Entire State
  • Designated Areas of Australia: Postcode areas: Anywhere
TAS – Small Business Owner
190: No
489: Yes

Comments:

Additional Comments:

Fees:
$0.00

Website:
https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/skilled_migrants/skilled_regional

State Comments:

SUBCLASS 489 : Category 5 – Small business owner

If you are living outside Australia, you are not eligible to apply for this category. You may be eligible to apply for nomination for the Subclass 489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa under two other categories – Category 3A – Overseas applicant (TSOL) or Category 3B – Overseas applicant (Job offer).

You can apply for this category if your business is operating in Tasmania. If your business is operating in another state of Australia, you are required to demonstrate a genuine intention and commitment to move the business to Tasmania.

To be considered for category 5, you must:

  • demonstrate that you have past business ownership or management experience in starting a similar business and/or in an industry closely related to the proposed business
  • provide evidence and demonstrate your business’s profitability: that is, your business has been making profit in the last two years, or has the potential to be profitable in the next two years
  • demonstrate your financial capacity to support projected establishment and running costs, along with your initial settlement in Tasmania
  • provide a comprehensive business plan with:
    • evidence of thorough research into, and understanding of, the target market
    • research and understanding of relevant industry conditions, licensing and/or registration requirements for the business in Tasmania
    • realistic market opportunities for your proposed business in Tasmania, particularly where the business would be competing with other similar existing businesses already established in Tasmania.

 

You can find helpful information about establishing a business in Tasmania on the Business Tasmania website.

Restrictions or Conditions May Apply to State/Territory Sponsorship – please check with relevant State/Territory for clarification.

Regional and Designated Area Postcodes for TAS

  • Regional Australia/Low Population Growth Metropolitan Area Postcodes: Entire State
  • Designated Areas of Australia: Postcode areas: Anywhere
TAS – Working in TAS
190: Yes
489: Yes

Comments:

Additional Comments:

Fees:
$0.00

Website:
https://www.migration.tas.gov.au/skilled_migrants

State Comments:

SUBCLASS 190 : Category 2 – Working in Tasmania

To be considered for this category, you must meet all of the following criteria.

  • You must have been working in Tasmania for six months immediately prior to your application for state nomination. Your employment needs to:
  • Your employer must have been actively operating their business in Tasmania for the past 12 months and there needs to be a genuine need for your position within the business.
    • be in your nominated occupation
    • be at least 35 hours per week in one full-time job or in two or more part-time jobs and you are able to provide evidence of your employment claims (see Document Checklist – Employment for more details)
  • You and your dependants must currently be living in Tasmania and can provide evidence of genuine commitment to continue to live in Tasmania (please refer to disclaimer at the bottom of this page for indicators as to how to meet this requirement).

Please note that internships, stipends, scholarships and volunteer positions are not considered employment for the purpose of this category.

 

SUBCLASS 489 : Category 2 – Working in Tasmania

To be considered for this category, you must meet all of the following criteria.

  • You must have been working in Tasmania for six months immediately prior to your application for state nomination. You do not have to be working in your nominated occupation. Your employment needs to:
    • be at least 35 hours per week in one full-time job or in two or more part-time jobs and you are able to provide evidence of your employment claims (see Document Checklist – Employment for more details)
    • fill a genuine skill shortage in Tasmania
  • You and your dependants must currently be living in Tasmania and can provide evidence of genuine commitment to continue to live in Tasmania (please refer to disclaimer at the bottom of this page for indicators as to how to meet this requirement).
  • Your employer must have been actively operating their business in Tasmania for the past 12 months and there needs to be a genuine need for your position within the business.

If your employment is for a position at ANZSCO skill level 4 or below, your employer must also provide evidence that no local person was able to fill the position (see ‘Document Checklist – Employment’ for evidence your employer would have to provide that you would need to submit together with your application for state nomination).

Please note that internship, stipend, scholarships and volunteer positions are not considered employment for the purpose of this category.

Restrictions or Conditions May Apply to State/Territory Sponsorship – please check with relevant State/Territory for clarification.

Regional and Designated Area Postcodes for TAS

  • Regional Australia/Low Population Growth Metropolitan Area Postcodes: Entire State
  • Designated Areas of Australia: Postcode areas: Anywhere
VIC
190: Yes
489: Yes

Comments:
7.0 minimum IELTS (or equivalent) in each band
Five years minimum work experience

Additional Comments:

Fees:
$0.00

Website:
http://www.liveinvictoria.vic.gov.au/visas-and-immigrating/occupation-lists

State Comments:

Restrictions or Conditions May Apply to State/Territory Sponsorship – please check with relevant State/Territory for clarification.

Regional and Designated Area Postcodes for VIC

  • Regional Australia/Low Population Growth Metropolitan Area Postcodes: 3211-3334, 3340-3424, 3430-3649, 3658-3749, 3753, 3756, 3758, 3762, 3764, 3778-3781, 3783, 3797, 3799, 3810-3909, 3921-3925, 3945-3974, 3979, 3981-3996 (except Melbourne Metropolitan area)
  • Designated Areas of Australia: Postcode areas: Anywhere
WA – Graduates
190: ​Yes
489: Yes​

Comments:
Availabl​e

Additional Comments:
PhD and Masters Graduates
Bachelor and higher degree Graduates

Fees:
$200.00

Website:
https://migration.wa.gov.au/services/skilled-migration-western-australia/about-state-nomination

State Comments:

Please see here for State Nomination Requirements

 

Regional and Designated Area Postcodes for WA

  • Regional Australia/Low Population Growth Metropolitan Area Postcodes: 6041-6044, 6083-6084, 6121-6126, 6200-6799 (except Perth and surrounding areas)
  • Designated Areas of Australia: Postcode areas: Anywhere

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