Significant changes to the Australian Migration Program due to be introduced on 1 July 2012
it will no longer be possible to give an accurate assessment of a person’s eligiblity for skilled migration to Australia at the beginning of the process. Eligibility will depend on whether the person will be issued an invitation to apply by the Department of Immigration, which will depend on a range of factors including how many people have already applied in the occupation nominated by the person.
In addition, the skilled migration program will be effectively closed to new applications from July 2012 until January 2013. The reason for this is that the Department of Immigration does not plan on issuing any invitations to apply for skilled migration whilst the SkillSelect system “populates”.