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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