Great news for candidates looking to be sponsored under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme/subclass 187 visa!!
THE DIBP have recently updated their policy as a result of the MRT finding that their policy did not meet the purpose of the legislative requirement. In short, the two year mandatory work experience has been removed.
As a result, graduates from the international VET sector no longer require two years full time work experience to apply for a RSMS if they hold a Certificate IV qualification or above.
If the applicant is relying on Australian or overseas work experience to meet the skill requirement, officers will assess whether the work experience is relevant and equates to the corresponding formal qualification.
If the applicant relies on an Australian qualification, that qualification must be as specified within the ANZSCO framework for that occupation. For example, if the nominated position were that of a cook (ANZSCO 351411), the applicant must:
– hold a relevant AQF Certificate IV or
– hold a relevant AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on the job training or
– have at least 3 years of relevant experience