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Given the ongoing COVID-19 challenges, the Australian Government continues to develop and implement initiatives to support Australia’s Skilled Migration program.
The Government has just introduced three Migrant Skills Incentives (MSI) that indicate their commitment to supporting Australian businesses and addressing skills shortages.
These targeted incentives will benefit around 9,500 onshore migrants who will be able to access free, fast-tracked skills assessments and subsidised training to improve their employment prospects.

The three Migrant Skills Incentives consist of:

Incentive 1 – Faster Migrant Skills Assessments

Fast-tracked skills assessments for:

  • Onshore migrants who have already submitted and paid for a skills assessment application on or before 28 February 2022.
  • Have not received the outcome yet.
  • Only for priority occupations.
  • From 28 February 2022 to 17 June 2022.

Incentive 2 – Skills Assessment Opportunities for Migrants

Free and fast-tracked skills assessment offered for:

  • Onshore applicants who can apply for a skills assessment in a priority occupation on or after 28 February 2022.
  • Have not previously undergone a skills assessment for the nominated occupation.
  • From 28 February 2022 to 30 June 2023.
  • Only available for specific visa holders:
Visa Category Visa Subclass
Family & Partner visas Adoption visa (subclass 102)
Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 114)
Aged Dependent Relative visa (subclass 838)
Aged Parent visa (subclass 804)
Carer visa (subclass 836)
Carer visa (subclass 116)
Child visa (subclass 101)
Child visa (subclass 802)
Contributory Aged Parent visa (subclass 864)
Contributory Parent visa (subclass 143)
Orphan Relative (subclass 117)
Orphan Relative (subclass 837)
Parent visa (subclass 103)
Partner visa (subclass 100)
Partner visa (subclass 801)
Remaining Relative visa (subclass 115)
Remaining Relative visa (subclass 835)
Interdependency (subclass 110 and 814)
Designated Parent (subclass 118 and 859)
Refugee & Humanitarian visas Global Special Humanitarian (subclass 202)
Protection visa (subclass 866)
Refugee visas (subclass 200, 201, 203 and 204)

Incentive 3 – Employability Assessments

Under this incentive, underemployed onshore migrants, who have previously received a suitable skills assessment outcome in a priority occupation, will be offered a free employability assessment and access to subsidised training to gain the specific skills required in the Australian job market.

A full list of priority occupations (incentive-3) will be available soon.

Anzscosearch

Searching tool TIP: this icon will help you identify eligible occupations under these incentives (paid subscribers only).
Priority occupationsMSI by the Department of Education, Skills & Employment

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We are Registered Migration Agents providing honest and transparent advice in relation to Australia's visa program.

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It is a search engine based on the ANZSCO catalogue that combines all federal and State/Territory skilled occupation lists in one single place.

We also provide useful information for Australia's visa program.

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