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New occupations needed in Victoria

embraceaustraliaadmin | Friday, September 23rd, 2011 at 9:00 am


Experienced surveyors are now among those eligible for migration to Victoria, Australia

The Australian state of Victoria has updated its State Migration Plan (SMP), which outlines the most in-demand skills needed locally. From next month, the state will sponsor successful visa applicants with these skills.

Among the new jobs listed on the SMP are ship/marine engineers, surveyors, and systems engineers. Specialist ICT skills are also back on the list after a brief absence, in response to long-term demand. If you have at least five years’ experience in these fields, Victoria would now like to hear from you.

No other pre-existing occupations have been removed, meaning that there’s been an increase in the number of in-demand occupations in Melbourne and across its home state.

Having these specific skills is no guarantee of success though… Melbourne totally rocks, having recently been judged the World’s Most Liveable City… So due to intense competition from other people wanting to live here, fulfilling the minimum requirements does not guarantee you an offer of sponsorship.

If, however, you can pass the various financial and occupational assessments with flying colours, and the state offers you sponsorship, you can officially jet off to join some of the happiest people in the world, in a new life Down Under.

• Pore over VIctoria’s Occupation Lists here

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