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This instrument amends the Migration Regulations 1994 to temporarily remove the requirements for applicants for a Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa in the Graduate Work stream to nominate an eligible skilled occupation and to obtain an assessment of the applicant’s skills in relation to the occupation.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 24 Jun 2022
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Migration Amendment (Occupation Nomination and Skills Assessment for Subclass 485 Visas) Regulations 2022

I, General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulations.

Dated 23 June 2022

David Hurley

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

Andrew Giles

Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs

 

 

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Migration Regulations 1994                                                                                                               2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Migration Amendment (Occupation Nomination and Skills Assessment for Subclass 485 Visas) Regulations 2022.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

1 July 2022.

1 July 2022

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the Migration Act 1958.

4  Schedules

                   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 1Amendments

  

Migration Regulations 1994

1  After paragraph 1229(3)(k) of Schedule 1

Insert:

                   (ka)  Paragraph (k) does not apply if the application is made in the period starting on 1 July 2022 and ending on:

                              (i)  if, before 1 July 2023, the Minister specifies a day on or after 1 July 2023 in a legislative instrument made for the purposes of this subparagraph under subregulation 2.07(5)—the day specified; or

                             (ii)  in any other case—30 June 2023.

2  Clause 485.222 of Schedule 2

Before “Each”, insert “(1)”.

3  At the end of clause 485.222 of Schedule 2

Add:

             (2)  Subclause (1) does not apply if the application is made in the period mentioned in paragraph 1229(3)(ka) of Schedule 1.

4  Clause 485.223 of Schedule 2

Before “When”, insert “(1)”.

5  At the end of clause 485.223 of Schedule 2

Add:

             (2)  Subclause (1) does not apply if the application is made in the period mentioned in paragraph 1229(3)(ka) of Schedule 1.

6  At the end of clause 485.224 of Schedule 2

Add:

             (3)  Subclauses (1), (1A) and (2) do not apply if the application is made in the period mentioned in paragraph 1229(3)(ka) of Schedule 1.