The Department of Immigration and Citizenship announced today the changes to the skilled migration pass mark. People who want to migrate will first need to submit an expression of interest (EOI) for their Australian visa application. This applies to the new SkillSelect visa subclasses 189, 190 and 489.
According to a Department of Immigration and Citizenship spokesman, the change to the pass mark was in the context of the series of reforms to the skilled migration program undertaken by the Australian Government since 2008.
“These reforms have ensured the skilled migration program is a responsive and demand driven program,” the spokesman said. “The cornerstone of this migration reform package will be the introduction of SkillSelect from July 1.”
The pass mark for the new SkillSelect visas will encourage a wider range of people with the skills and attributes needed in Australia to register their interest in migration.
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