Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)

The new policy will be implemented on January 15, 2014, instead of October 28, 2013, to allow graduates to use their remaining time in Australia to apply for new visa to stay in Australia :

1.ACS Temporary Graduate – 485 Skills Assessment can be used only for 485 applications who cannot apply directly for skilled migrants such as PR 189. The requirement is the completion of an Australia’s undergraduate degree or above.

2.IT ACS Post Australian Study Assessment – may be used for the PR application, except Temporary Graduate requirements are also meeting one of the following two conditions: 1 year of related work experience or IT Professional Year Program.

Further note:

ACS Post Australian Study Assessment (full assessment) can be used to apply for both general skilled migration (General Skilled Migration as 189) and employer’s guarantee.

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