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1. International students working in the tourism and hotel service industry are no longer subject to the 40-hour limit, and the PMSOL list adds occupations

A press release from the Minister of Immigration on Saturday announced that in order to support the tourism and service industries, workers in these industries with a study permit will no longer be restricted to a maximum of 40 hours of legal work every two weeks during the course. With reference to the introduction of the Australian National Industry and Skills Committee, the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) classifies the hotel service industry as including companies that provide accommodation and catering (such as cafes, restaurants and takeaway food services); bars, bistros And bars; hotels, motels and other accommodation and hotel clubs, the main positions include the following:

Cafe and restaurant managers

Retail manager

Bartender and barista

Cafe worker


Sales Assistant


Hotel and motel manager

Hotel Service Manager

As you can see, it covers a lot of common and popular jobs that foreign students work part-time.

At the same time, those who hold a temporary visa to work in the tourism and hotel service industries will be able to apply for the 408 epidemic special branch, which means that they can apply for the 408 pandemic visa within 90 days before the expiration of the existing temporary visa. The length of the visa is 12 Months, and this 408 visa has full-time work rights. This press release is more like the minister's official announcement. I believe that the corresponding pages of the immigration bureau's official website and legislation will also have corresponding amendments.

The Minister of Immigration has previously revealed that it will adjust the PMSOL list, which currently has only 18 occupations. In the same press release, the Minister mentioned that a decision has been made to add veterinarians to the list of PMSOL shortage occupations. The government will continue to consider opinions and feedback from a wide range of industries, and will not rule out other industries and new additions will be announced afterwards.

All in all, as he said before, in the next fiscal year or even in the next few years, Australia will pay attention to the state government and industry data. Immigration and visa policies will be more flexible to adapt to the real-time shortage of skills in the market during the post-epidemic recovery period. 

2. Canberra can be invited with a minimum score of 50, and Victoria still has a large quota surplus!

Canberra issued two rounds of matrix state invitations this week, and the second round of 5.7 only issued 491, IT and engineering

Popular majors can be invited as low as 50 points, which is the lowest score since the implementation of the matrix scoring system.

2253 Public Relations Professional 55 points

2339 Other Engineering professionals 60 points

2332 Civil Engineering professionals 50 points

2544 Registered Nurses 50 points

2611 ICT Business and Systems Analyst 50 points

2613 Software and Applications Programmers 50 points

2621 Database and Systems Administrator 50 points

2632 ICT Support and Test Engineers 50 points

This is very good news for applicants with the above occupations in other states, and this threshold can be easily reached.

Canberra’s 491 and 190 quotas for this fiscal year are still sufficient. The state government has been distributing according to the plan. During this period, it is obviously encouraged to apply for 491. Popular occupations such as accounting also have a step-by-step trend of lowering their scores. The state applicant opened the door. In the next fiscal year, the state government will strive for more states to share the quota, and the ratio of 491 may increase.

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