September 2022 – SMC

Month: September 2022

Unrestricted work rights for student visa holders to end on 30 June 2023

​​​​To address workforce shortages, the Department temporarily removed the student visa work hours restrictions. This will end on 30 June 2023. Until 30 June 2023, all current and new students will be able to work full-time (more than 40 hours a fortnight) in any sector of the economy. ​After 30 June 2023, the number of …

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Jobs and Skills Summit: Proposed Changes to Migration

The permanent skilled migration rate for 2022/23 had been set at 160,000 places. However, Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil, at the Jobs and Skills Summit, has announced that the annual permanent immigration intake will increase from 160,000 to 195,000. This means: There will be 142,400 spots in the Skill stream; There will be 52,500 places …

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