Q&A with ANMC regarding the skilled Australian visa program's switch to ANZSCO

ANMC is responsible for assessing 
the skills of migrating nurses

With the skilled Australian visa program switching to using the ANZSCO occupation classification on 1 July, 2010, responses from Australian skills assessing bodies are still coming in.

A representative for the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council (ANMC) was kind enough to answer a few of our questions over email.  See their responses to our Q&A below:

Q&A with ANMC on the switch to ANZSCO

  • Q: Should applicants be applying under the ANZSCO occupation now, or should applicants still be nominating an ASCO?

    ANMC RESPONSE: The ANMC will continue assessments under the current ASCO Codes. If/when this changes to ANZSCO codes, our online application system will be updated to include the new ANZSCO Codes and information will be made available on our website.
  • Q: Has any information been given in regards to transitional provisions that may be put in place for applicants that have obtained a skills assessment already under an ASCO code, and whether this will enable them to lodge to DIAC, or if they will require a reissue of skills assessment as an ANZSCO occupation?

    ANMC RESPONSE: This will need to be followed up with DIAC as we have not received any information from them ourselves.
  • Q: Additionally, for the occupations where there is only a partial match between the ASCO and ANSZCO, what is your policy? Will a partial match between occupations be sufficient, so as to allow a reissue in an ANZSCO occupation?

    ANMC RESPONSE: Unable to comment on this at the moment.
  • Q: Also, can we expect any changes to your forms or assessing policies based on the changes?

    ANMC RESPONSE: Yes, online forms will be updated. Assessment process will not change.

- Lauren Mennie is Casework Department Manager for the Australian Visa Bureau.