Skilled migration


The government of Victoria sent practitioners an email on 7 September 2018 about changes to its Skilled and Business Migration Program (SBMP).

That email contained the following passage:

A quick reference to these changes:

1. Removal of the 457 streamlined processing pathway for all occupations

2. An expanded “Invitation Only” procedure across three industry groups: Information & Communication Technology, Building & Engineering and Nursing.

3. Standardising skilled visa nomination application processing times.

These changes take effect from Monday 10 September 2018.

Click here to see a similar version of that email on their webpage.

Disclaimer: the above is a mere copy of some of the parts of the Victorian government’s email. The editor of this article does not attest to the accuracy of the information published by the Victorian government. That information might have changed between the writing and reading of this article. The author of this article and Migration Law Updates disclaim any liability for any action (or omission) on their part based on any information provided (or not provided) in this article and are under no obligation to keep the general public nor practitioners informed about the matters discussed in this article or any other matters, or any future changes to any of those matters. It is the responsibility of each practitioner to obtain access to primary sources of law and policy by themselves and to carry out their own research and come to their own conclusions on legislation, case law, policies and more. This article is not intended for the general public.

Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461003). He is the owner of Target Migration in Sydney. He can be reached at

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