Change to Skilled Worker program

From 2 June 2011 all applicants for permanent migration, regardless of the visa type being applied for, will be assessed under the Offshore Skills Assessment Program where the applicant is from a nominated country and nominated trade occupation.
Where DIAC requires a skills assessment, applicants in the nominated countries and nominated trade occupations will now be required to have their skills assessed by a TRA-approved Registered Training Organisation. As a result, all successful applicants will receive an Australian qualification as part of the migration process.