The below information shows the number of updates occurred for each Australian State Nominated Occupation List during program year 2014-2015.
Definition: an update on a list is considered to be either a status change on a single occupation or a massive change affecting the whole list.
Program year 2014-2015
From 1st July 2014 to 30th June 2015
|NSW||New South Wales||6|
|ACT||Australian Capital Territory||4|
As per above information, 145 updates took place between the 1st of July 2014 and the 30th of June 2015.
South Australia – State Nominated Occupation List was the most updated with 119 updates, approximately 1 update every 3 days. On the contrary, the list of NT was updated and released only once.
Program year 2014-15 vs. 2013-14
|State||#updates 2014-15||#updates 2013-14|
|NSW||New South Wales||6||12|
|ACT||Australian Capital Territory||4||5|
- The biggest changes usually happen at the start of a new program year, between July and August. We have also noticed important changes at the beginning of October.
- Changes would generally occur without previous notice and/or without any reference or post-reference published on official websites.
In summary, an unexpected change on a particular occupation list may leave the applicant with no options for a successful state sponsorship application. It is very important to periodically check the list of interest as well as keeping up to date with general Australia migration changes.
Data from previous program year 2013-2014 - How often does an occupation list change 2013-2014?
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