DHA's Skilled Visa E-news for August 2018

DHA’s Skilled Visa E-news for August 2018

August 1, 2018
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The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has released its Skilled visa e-news for the month of August.  The e-news is focussed on changes to the skilled visa programs for the second half of 2018, including the implementation starting on 1 July 2018 of the (a) Global Talent Scheme (GTS) pilot launch, (b) changes to the online skilled application forms, and (c) new pass mark for the skilled migration points test.

The DHA also announced that it is in the final stages of preparing for implementation the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) changes in this quarter of 2018, with the exact implementation date impacted by legislative and systems release processes and timeframes.

For more information, visit the Department of Home Affairs’ website at: https://www.homeaffairs.gov.au/trav/work/newsletters/august-2018#