The Victorian State Government has made the following announcement:
Updates to Victoria’s State Nomination Occupation List and State Nomination Occupation List for Graduates were published on 10 September 2013.
These lists detail the occupations and eligibility criteria for state nomination of skilled migrants. They are updated twice a year and reflect the dynamic labour market in Victoria and the current occupations in demand. Changes include:
1. The removal of occupations:
Carpenter and Joiner
Applications in these occupations will continue to be accepted until 24 September 2013
2. The addition of occupations:
Child Care Centre Manager
Health Information Manager
Metal Machinist (First Class)
Nuclear Medicine Technologist
Physicist (Medical Physicist Only)
Primary School Teacher (with specialisation in languages).
3. There are also changes to the IELTS (International English Language Testing System) requirements and specialisations for other occupations.