Pass and Pool Marks for the 189, 190 and 489 Visas Increased
From 1 July 2018, the pass and pool marks for the 189, 190 and 489 visas will increase to 65 points (from 60 points). This will only affect invitations to make a visa application issued after 1 July 2018. This will really affect the state sponsored 190 and 489 visas!
TSS (Temporary Skills Shortage Visa 482)
TSS (Temporary Skills Shortage Visa 482) – new Skilling Australia Fund (SAF) legislation is due to be signed and come into effect in the coming days. This is the new training expenditure requirement impacts new sponsors who want to employ persons from overseas.
The new TSS 482 visa
The new TSS 482 visa (Temporary Skills Shortage Visa) is introduced. This really replaces the 457 visa – the Australian work visa.