Migration Amendment (Skills Assessment) Regulation 2013

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Migration Amendment (Skills Assessment) Regulation 2013
 
Select Legislative Instrument No. 233, 2013
I, Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation under the Migration Act 1958.
Dated 17 October 2013
Marie Bashir
Administrator
By Her Excellency’s Command
 
Scott Morrison
Minister for Immigration and Border Protection
 
 
  
  
Contents
1............ Name of regulation.............................................................................. 1
2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1
3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1
4............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 1
Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2
Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                     2
 
1  Name of regulation
                   This regulation is the Migration Amendment (Skills Assessment) Regulation 2013.
2  Commencement
                   This regulation commences on 28 October 2013.
3  Authority
                   This regulation is made under the Migration Act 1958.
4  Schedule(s)
                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.
Schedule 1—Amendments
  
Migration Regulations 1994
1  At the end of regulation 2.26B
Add:
             (3)  A relevant assessing authority may set different standards for assessing a skilled occupation for different visa classes or subclasses.
2  Subitem 1137(4) of Schedule 1 (table item 4, paragraph (c))
Repeal the paragraph, substitute:
      (c) for which the applicant declares in the application that the applicant’s skills have been assessed as suitable by the relevant assessing authority and that the assessment is not for a Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa
3  Subitem 1138(4) of Schedule 1 (table item 4, paragraph (c))
Repeal the paragraph, substitute:
      (c) for which the applicant declares in the application that the applicant’s skills have been assessed as suitable by the relevant assessing authority and that the assessment is not for a Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa
4  Subitem 1230(4) of Schedule 1 (table item 4, paragraph (c))
Repeal the paragraph, substitute:
      (c) for which the applicant declares in the application that the applicant’s skills have been assessed as suitable by the relevant assessing authority and that the assessment is not for a Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa
5  Subclause 186.234(2) of Schedule 2
Omit “Both”, substitute “All”.
6  After paragraph 186.234(2)(a) of Schedule 2
Insert:
                    (aa)  the assessment is not for a Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa;
7  Paragraph 187.234(b) of Schedule 2
After “authority for the occupation”, insert “and the assessment was not for a Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa”
8  Subclause 189.212(1) of Schedule 2
Repeal the subclause, substitute:
             (1)  At the time of invitation to apply for the visa:
                     (a)  the relevant assessing authority had assessed the applicant’s skills as suitable for the applicant’s nominated skilled occupation; and
                     (b)  the assessment was not for a Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa.
9  Subclause 190.212(1) of Schedule 2
Repeal the subclause, substitute:
             (1)  At the time of invitation to apply for the visa:
                     (a)  the relevant assessing authority had assessed the applicant’s skills as suitable for the applicant’s nominated skilled occupation; and
                     (b)  the assessment was not for a Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa.
10  Subclause 489.222(1) of Schedule 2
Repeal the subclause, substitute:
             (1)  At the time of invitation to apply for the visa:
                     (a)  the relevant assessing authority had assessed the applicant’s skills as suitable for the applicant’s nominated skilled occupation; and
                     (b)  the assessment was not for a Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa.
11  Part 6D.11 of Schedule 6D (table item 6D111, paragraph (e))
After “for the occupation”, insert “and the assessment was not for a Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa”
12  At the end of Schedule 13
Add:
Part 22—Amendments made by the Migration Amendment (Skills Assessment) Regulation 2013
  
2201  Operation of Schedule 1
             (1)  The amendments of these Regulations made by items [5] to [7] of Schedule 1 to the Migration Amendment (Skills Assessment) Regulation 2013 apply in relation to an application for a visa made on or after 28 October 2013.
             (2)  The amendments of these Regulations made by items [2] to [4] and [8] to [11] of Schedule 1 to the Migration Amendment (Skills Assessment) Regulation 2013 apply in relation to an application for a visa made on or after 28 October 2013 as a result of an invitation in writing on or after 28 October 2013 by the Minister to apply for the visa.