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News and updates from Victoria's Skilled and Business Migration Program
Skilled migration update - August 2012
Welcome to the first edition of the Victorian Government’s Skilled and Business Migration Program’s quarterly update for Victorian industry and employers.
This edition has information on:
SkillSelect: Skilled workers expressing interest in migrating to Australia
The Australian Government has changed the way it administers key visas in its skilled migration program, with the introduction of SkillSelect.
Intending migrants must now submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) on SkillSelect, outlining their skills and experiences. In their EOI, they can indicate an interest in employer sponsorship and the states and territories where they are willing to live and work. They will also be able to indicate whether they would consider working outside capital cities or in regional areas.
Australian employers can use SkillSelect to find and contact skilled workers who want to migrate to Australia to fill skill shortages.
SkillSelect is a free online service for employers. For more information, visit the SkillSelect website.
Skilled migration support for Victorian employers
A range of support services and resources are available to assist Victorian employers to access global talent and navigate Australia's skilled migration system. Through the Victorian Government's Skilled and Business Migration Program, Victorian employers can access expertise, programs and support services including:
Access to global talent
Specialist information and advice
For access to skilled migration expertise, resources and support services, contact a Victorian Government Skilled Migration Industry Advisor via the following methods:
Telephone 03 9651 8139
Free skilled migration information session at the Small Business Festival
As part of Victoria's Small Business Festival, the Department of Business and Innovation's Skilled and Business Migration Program is hosting a free information session in collaboration with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship for employers experiencing ongoing recruitment difficulties and skill shortages.
This free morning session will explain:
When 9.30am - 11.30am, Tuesday 14 August 2012
Where Investment Centre Theatrette, Level 46, 55 Collins Street, Melbourne
Enquiries IndustrySupport@LiveInVictoria.vic.gov.au or 03 9651 9878
Bookings are essential. Click here
Australian Futures 2012: October 2012
The Victorian Government's Skilled and Business Migration Program is co-hosting Australian Futures 2012, a recruitment event for high calibre professionals in the UK seeking a new life in Australia.
Australian Futures 2012 will take place in Bristol on 10 October and London on 16 and 17 October 2012, providing Victorian employers with the opportunity to speak directly to a vetted group of high calibre overseas professionals and tradespeople.
Employers who are unable to attend the event in person, also have the opportunity to engage the Skilled and Business Migration Program to promote job vacancies on their behalf.
For information about exhibiting or becoming involved in Australian Futures 2012, email
IndustrySupport@LiveInVictoria.vic.gov.au or call 03 9651 8139.
New online information for employers
The LiveInVictoria website now includes information on skilled migration for Victorian employers and industry.
The new section provides information on how to access highly skilled overseas workers, and provides an overview of resources and contacts to help you understand your skilled migration options.
For more information view our Employers and Industry page.
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