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Proposed scrapping of the Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has recommended dropping the Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa Subclass 476 next year.
The Subclass 476 visa was introduced in 2007 and allows recent engineering graduates of eligible universities to gain up to 18 months of skilled work experience in the Engineering Field in Australia.
The Department stated that “The continuation of the subclass 476 is at odds with the policy intent of a simplified, deregulated visa framework”. Holders of overseas engineering degrees wishing to migrate to Australia through the Skilled Migration Programs will not be affected by this proposed change of Policy.
If you think you are or will be affected by the removal of the Subclass 476 Visa, you should seek a consultation with our Immigration Lawyer to discuss your options.