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Q&A with ANMC regarding the skilled Australian visa program's switch to ANZSCO

by Lauren 5/20/2010 11:09:00 AM

ANMC is responsible for assessing 
the skills of migrating nurses

With the skilled Australian visa program switching to using the ANZSCO occupation classification on 1 July, 2010, responses from Australian skills assessing bodies are still coming in.

A representative for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) was kind enough to answer a few of our questions over email.  See their responses to our Q&A below:

Q&A with ANMC on the switch to ANZSCO

  • Q: Should applicants be applying under the ANZSCO occupation now, or should applicants still be nominating an ASCO?

    ANMC RESPONSE: The ANMC will continue assessments under the current ASCO Codes. If/when this changes to ANZSCO codes, our online application system will be updated to include the new ANZSCO Codes and information will be made available on our website.
  • Q: Has any information been given in regards to transitional provisions that may be put in place for applicants that have obtained a skills assessment already under an ASCO code, and whether this will enable them to lodge to DIAC, or if they will require a reissue of skills assessment as an ANZSCO occupation?

    ANMC RESPONSE: This will need to be followed up with DIAC as we have not received any information from them ourselves.
  • Q: Additionally, for the occupations where there is only a partial match between the ASCO and ANSZCO, what is your policy? Will a partial match between occupations be sufficient, so as to allow a reissue in an ANZSCO occupation?

    ANMC RESPONSE: Unable to comment on this at the moment.
  • Q: Also, can we expect any changes to your forms or assessing policies based on the changes?

    ANMC RESPONSE: Yes, online forms will be updated. Assessment process will not change.

- Lauren Mennie is Casework Department Manager for the Australian Visa Bureau.

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