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Queensland sponsorship list changes announced

by Lauren 29/06/2009 15:34:00

A number of changes have been made to
the Queensland sponsorship lists.

In the midst of many updates to the Australian immigration process, the new Queensland Sponsorship Lists were announced today. Many changes were made to both the Permanent Sponsorship List (which applies to applicants for the Skilled Sponsored visa (subclass 176, State) visa) and the Provisional Sponsorship List (which applies to applicants for the Skilled Regional Sponsored visa (subclass 475, State) visa), with many occupations being remvoed.

Note: While these new Queensland Sponsorship Lists are now in effect, Queensland will honour any applications from occupations using the old Sponsorship Lists until 7 July.

The new sponsorship lists can be found by going direct to the Queensland government site pages linked below:

Alternatively, see below for tables showing all the occupations that have been removed and added to both lists:

Queensland Permanent Sponsorship List (subclass 176) changes

REMOVED FROM QUEENSLAND PERMANENT SPONSORSHIP LIST (SUBCLASS 176)
ADDED TO QUEENSLAND PERMANENT SPONSORSHIP LIST (SUBCLASS 176)

Quantity Surveyor

Engineering Manager

Mechanical Engineer

Electrical Engineer

Chemical Engineer

Anaesthetist

Computing Professional specialising in:

  • CISSP
  • Data Warehousing
  • J2EE
  • Java
  • Javascript
  • Networking and Internet Security
  • Sybase SQL Server

Dermatologist

Optometrist

Emergency Medicine Specialist

Secondary School Teacher (All)

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

Urban and Regional Planner

Ophthalmologist

Environmental Health Officer

Paediatrician

Building Associate

Pathologist

Architectural Associate

Specialist Physician

Civil Engineering Associate

Psychiatrist

Civil Engineering Technician

Radiologist

Mechanical Engineering Associate

Surgeon

Mechanical Engineering Technician

Specialist Medical Practitioners (nec)

Chef

Registered Mental Health Nurse

Fitter

Registered Developmental Disability Nurse

Metal Machinist (First Class)

Occupational Therapist

Metal Fabricator

Speech Pathologist

Pressure Welder

 

Welder (First Class)

Sheet Metal Worker (First Class)

Motor Mechanic

Automotive Electrician

Panel Beater

General Electrician

Electrician (Special Class)

Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Mechanic

Carpenter and Joiner

Carpenter

Joiner

Fibrous Plasterer

Solid Plasterer

Wall and Floor Tiler

Stonemason

Floor Finisher

Baker


Queensland Provisional Sponsorship List (subclass 475) changes

QUEENSLAND PROVISIONAL SPONSORSHIP LIST (SUBCLASS 475)
ADDED TO QUEENSLAND PROVISIONAL SPONSORSHIP LIST (SUBCLASS 475)

Construction Project Manager

Mechanical Engineer

Project Builder

Production or Plant Engineer

Information Technology Manager

Optometrist

Architect

Secondary School Teacher - Mathematics

Surveyor

Secondary School Teacher - Science

Electronics Engineer

Fitter

Materials Engineer

Metal Machinist (First Class)

Aeronautical Engineer

Metal Fabricator

Biomedical Engineer

Pressure Welder

Industrial Engineer

Welder (First Class)

Accountant

 

Market Research Analyst

Advertising Specialist

Systems Manager

Systems Designer

Software Designer

Applications and Analyst Programmer

Systems Programmer

Computer Systems Auditor

Medical Practitioner:

  • Anaesthetist
  • Dermatologist
  • Emergency Medical Specialist
  • Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
  • Ophthalmologist
  • Paediatrician
  • Pathologist
  • Specialist Physician
  • Psychiatrist
  • Radiologist
  • Surgeon
  • Specialist Medical Practitioner (nec)

Registered Mental Health Nurse

Registered Developmental Disability Nurse

Dental Specialist

Industrial Pharmacist

Occupational Therapist

Speech Pathologist

Podiatrist

Dietitian

Pre Primary School Teachers

Vocational Education Teacher

Welfare Worker

Community Worker

Educational Psychologists

Organisational Psychologists

Legal Practitioner - Barrister

Legal Practitioner - Solicitor

Urban and Regional Planner

Surveying and Cartographic Associate

Plumbing Engineering Associate

Computing Support Technician

Parole or Probation Officer

Youth Worker

Residential Care Officer

Disability Services Officer

Family Support Worker

Ambulance Officer

Intensive Ambulance Paramedic

Locksmith

Vehicle Painter

Electrical Powerline Tradespersons

General Electronic Instrument Tradesperson

Electronic Instrument Tradesperson

Roof Slater and Tiler

Bricklayer

Painter and Decorator

General Plumber

Gas Fitter

Drainer

Roof Plumber

Mechanical Service and Aircon Plumber

Binder and Finisher

Cabinet Maker


There also seems to be some additional criteria that will apply, specifically relating to English language requirements (where an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test may be necessary for some applicants) and also to the work history for applicants in some listed occupations (which would be a new sponsorship critera for visa applicants looking to emigrate to Queensland through the state sponsorship route).

We are investigating into these changes and well provide updates as and when we have them.

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

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