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Migration Occupations in Demand List.

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Philip Ruddock MP    Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs    Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Reconciliation

Migration Occupations In Demand List  

MPS 038/2000 

The Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs, Philip Ruddock, has described as a success, the introduction of the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) to target migrants in those occupations that are in demand nationally.

An applicant for migration under one of the skilled migration points-tested categories whose occupation is on the MODL, obtains up to an additional 10 points, giving them a greater chance of having their application succeed.

"Analysis of Departmental data suggests that 51% of applications lodged under the new skilled migration categories are from applicants whose occupation is in demand in Australia," Mr Ruddock said.

"This shows the Government's policies continue to help address skill shortages in Australia and enhance Australia's skill base.

"Migrants entering in the Independent category have been shown to have positive labour market outcomes. MODL arrangements are likely to further enhance these outcomes," Mr Ruddock said.

The MODL is reviewed annually to take into consideration existing and emerging skill shortages identified by the Department of Employment, Workplace Relations and Small Business.

The MODL is expected to be amended shortly to include the following occupations and specialisations:

Information Technology Managers, Child Care Co-ordinators, Electronics Engineers, Accountants, Computer Professionals in the following specialisations (Oracle, SQL Server, Java, Java Script, C++, CISCO Certified Professionals (CCPs), Advanced Web design, E-Commerce, SAP, PeopleSoft (enterprise based multiple applications)), Nurse Managers, Nurse Educators and Researchers, Registered Nurses, Registered Midwives, Registered Mental Health Nurses, Registered Developmental Disability Nurses, Hospital Pharmacists, Retail Pharmacists, Medical Diagnostic Radiographers, Radiation Therapists, Sonographers, Trade Qualified and Experienced Chefs, Refrigeration and Airconditioning Mechanics, Pastrycooks and Cabinetmakers.

Several occupations are to be removed from the list, at the same time, as there is no longer a labour market shortage in these fields. These occupations are:

The specialisation of Visual Basic within the overall occupation of Information Technology Officers, Physiotherapists, Metal Machinists (First Class), Metal Fabricator

(Boilermaker) and Welder (First Class).

3 April 2000 Media Enquiries: Steve Ingram 0419 278 715 

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