Temporary closure in applications for ICT occupations extended

In November 2016, the Victorian Government decided to temporary stop accepting applications for skilled visa for certain ICT occupations.

Skilled visa applications for 11 occupations were temporarily closed by the Victorian Government for certain ICT occupations from 11 November 2016 till 6 March 2017.

On February 6th this year, the state government has revised and extended this date.

Due to a large volume of skilled visa nomination applications received, applications for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) occupations will be closed until 30 June 2017, Victorian Government has said on its website.

Further updates will be provided should this be extended.

The occupations affected by the temporary closure are:

  • 135112 – ICT Project Manager
  • 261111 – ICT Business Analyst
  • 261112 – Systems Analyst
  • 261311 – Analyst Programmer
  • 261312 – Developer Programmer
  • 261313 – Software Engineer
  • 261314 – Software Tester
  • 261399 – Software and Applications Programmers nec
  • 262111 – Database Administrator
  • 262112 – ICT Security Specialist
  • 263111 – Computer Network and Systems Engineer

This temporary closure will allow processing of all outstanding applications and reduce the risk of delay for future applicants.

All applications currently in process will be assessed against current guidelines and an outcome will be provided in due course.

Applications for all other occupations eligible for Victorian Government visa nomination remain open.

Note: Applicants applying under the streamlined PhD and 457 pathways are not affected by this closure and may apply with these ICT occupations during this time.

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