DIMIA announces new MODL list on 18 April: Implications for IT Professionals

Recent changes to the Migration Occupations in Demand List by DIMIA mayaffect the number of points skilled migrants intend to claim on their visaapplication points tests.

Major changes include the removal of the following occupations:

  • Electronics Engineers
  • Nurse Managers
  • Nurse Educators and Researchers
  • Cabinetmakers
  • Furniture Upholsterers

If you have nominated one of the occupations above and your visa applicationhas already been lodged with DIMIA, then you will still be able to claim MODLpoints.

IT Professionals have also been affected as shortages in certain new skillshave been identified and other skills have been removed from the MODL.

Skills that have been removed from being highly in demand include:

Oracle, MS SQL Server, Powerbuilder, Java, Java Script, Delphi, Visual Basic,Lotus Notes, Advanced Web Design, ASP, Data Warehousing, Unix, Solaris, Linux,Project Management, Systems Analysis, Broad Commercial Business Understanding,and Overall e-commerce.

Skills that have been added to the MODL include:

Java security and e-commerce, Progress, Satellite Design, e-commerce security(non-programming skills), and CISSP.

Again the only potential migrants that maybe affected here are those whose skills were identified by the ACS as being onthe MODL prior to April 18th and whose applications have not already beenassessed by the visa officer in charge of your case.

Please contact Workpermit.com if you have any questions regarding the MODLand see our new self-assessmentpoints calculator on our website.