Skilled Migration Victoria has provided the following information for MIA members:
Due to a large volume of skilled visa nomination applications received, applications for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) occupations will not be accepted from 11 November 2016 to 6 March 2017.
The closure will be for a period of four months, however further updates will be provided should this be extended.
The occupations affected by the temporary closure are:
135112 ICT Project Manager 261111 ICT Business Analyst 261112 Systems Analyst 261311 Analyst Programmer 261312 Developer Programmer 261313 Software Engineer 261314 Software Tester 261399 Software and Applications Programmers nec 262111 Database Administrator 262112 ICT Security Specialist 263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer
This temporary closure will allow processing of all outstanding applications and reduce the risk of delay for future applicants.
All applications currently in process, and received prior to this date, will be assessed against current guidelines and an outcome will be provided in due course.
Applications for all other occupations eligible for Victorian Government visa nomination remain open.
Note: Applicants applying under the streamlined PhD and 457 pathways are not affected by this closure and may apply with these ICT occupations during this time.