VETASSESS is set to suspend 7 trade occupation applications

VETASSESS  is one of the leading skills assessment bodies in Australia for most of the level-3 trade occupations skills assessment.

The organisation recently announced that that from September 25 2023, the VETASSESS will pause acceptance of new applications for assessment for the following trade occupations to allow it to process the backlog of applications currently on-hand:

  • Chef, ANZSCO Code 351311
  • Cook, ANZSCO Code 351411
  • Diesel Motor Mechanic, ANZSCO Code 321212
  • Motor Mechanic (General), ANZSCO Code 321211
  • Fitter (General), ANZSCO Code 323211
  • Electrician (General), ANZSCO Code 341111
  • Metal Machinist (First Class), ANZSCO Code 323214.

For detailed announcement for this change, please click here to read the VETASSES’s publication in full.

If you have already lodged an application with VETASSESS, you do not need to take any action. VETASSESS will continue to process those applications.  Professional practisners  should seek alternative assessment authorities for these occupations during this period.

Korrylink advises that this pause by VETASSESS does not mean that the Department of Home Affairs will discontinue the visa applications related to these occupations.

If you have any queries, you are most welcome to consult with Korrylink.

Congraduations on 407 visa approval for the First Time

We are pleased to announce that we have got our first 407 visa granted for Mr Yan for the first time for the past 3 years since the outbreak of COVID-19.

Details of the visa grant as follows:

  • Nominated position: Network Administrator (ANZSCO 263112)
  • Visa duration: 2 years
  • Processing time: 12 months

Although the visa has been delayed for some time, the criteria for this visa are relatively low with English level only functional, such as IELTS 4.5.  This visa covers a wide range of occupations for candidates to choose from. More information about this visa can be viewed at our website at:

Those who have less than 3 years of work experinece in your area of expertise  and a functional English are most welcome to consult with Korrylink.

WA is to Become the Most Attractive State for Skilled Migrants

On 21 August 2022, the Western Australia State Government announced the new settings of State Nomination for General Skills Migration (subclass 190 and subclass 491) with a total of 8,140 skilled visa places for the 2022-2023 financial year. This is nearly double of the place for the current 4,950 places.

This move will make WA the most attractive State for skilled migratants. New measures to increase skilled migration to WA including:

– waiving the $200 application fee;
– halving the requirement to have an employment contract from 12 months to six months;
– reducing requirements for applicants to demonstrate sufficient funds;
– removing additional English requirements for professional and manager occupations, and;
– reducing work experience requirements for the 2022-23 program year to attract more skilled workers to WA.

Details announcement by the WA State Minister for Education and Training can be found here. Applicants how are interested in applying for State nomination under the subclass 190 or subclass 491, may go to visit the WA State government website at here.

Korrylink will make efforts to help our clients to achieve their objectives with various visa options.

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Conditions of Employer Sponsored VISA

Applying for an employee sponsored visa can be very exciting as you move to a new country, work in a corporate environment, gain new skills, experience a different culture, and taste some of the world’s finest coffee if you’re lucky to come to Melbourne. Nevertheless, there are some additional conditions or requirements that the employer of your sponsored visa has to fulfill when you lodge your VISA.

Caveat Meaning

The caveat is a condition or limitation that may be imposed such as a notice where certain actions may not be taken without informing the individual who gave the notice.

These conditions can occur when an occupation that you are applying for your employer sponsored visa either has too broad or difficult constraints with ensuring that the skills you provide for a skilled position are necessary. These conditions occur for a few visa subclasses, specifically 482 and 186.

Managing Caveat

Caveats are utilized to ensure that the skill level of the applicant or nominee of the employer sponsored visa is at the appropriate skill level and that the application is in shortage in Australia. Most importantly Caveats are there to protect the nominee of the employer sponsored visa. For instance, a caveat may state that an employee must receive a paid annual earning of a specified amount, in the instance that an employer nominates someone with a lower salary, the Caveat will be enacted and state that it cannot be approved and must oblige with the caveat recommendations.

An employer sponsored visa can have many headaches or twists and turns with regards to caveats, ensuring you understand what caveats are, what they entail for you, and how you benefit from them is important. Employer sponsored visas are a great opportunity for job employment and experience, talk to an expert in migration to understand the Caveats will be extremely beneficial for you and your job.

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Looking to apply for an employer sponsored visa? Unsure which employer sponsored visa is the most appropriate for you or don’t know what the processes of visa application are? Fear not, Korrylink is your visa application processing expert here to help you! Korrylink are professionals in Australian migration allowing people to live in a foreign country for either studying, work or for better opportunities. Having fostered more than 18 years of experience and tackling complex migration cases, Korrylink is the reliable expert you want to handle your visa applications and migration concerns! Interested in applying for an employer sponsored visa, contact us today and see how we can help you experience a smooth, professional application service!

194 Occupations have been added to the WA Graduate Occupation List

The Western Australia Government is implementing new initiatives to attract skilled migrants and international students to Western Australia to help ease skills shortages.

As part of the State Government’s $195 million Reconnect WA strategy, an additional 194 occupations have been added to the Graduate Occupation List – taking the total number of listed occupations to 331 – to attract more international students to study in WA.

Expansion of the Graduate Occupation List will help to attract a broad and diverse range of skills that align with the State’s current and future workforce needs.

The skilled migration pathway will also provide international students graduating in WA with the option to apply for permanent residence.

Along with prioritising applicants who are already in WA and Australia, the State Government has expanded the skilled migration criteria to allow offshore candidates to apply for WA State nomination.

The changes will simultaneously support the international education sector and add to WA’s pipeline of skilled workers in priority areas.

The new initiatives also complement strategies to address skills shortages following industry consultation at the Perth and Regional Skills Summits.

More information is available on the WA Government website here.  The WA Occupations list can be accessed here.

Korrylink will endeavour to help our students to apply to study in Western Australia. Contact us for more more information and procedures.

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What is an Employer Sponsored Visa?


Employer sponsored visa or the Employer Nomination Scheme visa is a visa that allows skilled workers nominated by their employer to live and work in Australia permanently or for a set duration of time depending on which one the applicant chooses to apply. There are three employer sponsored visas an individual may apply for:

  1. Subclass 186 Employer Nomination Scheme Visa
  2. Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage Visa
  3. Subclass 494 Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) Visa

All employer sponsored visas hold different requirements, processing times and costs as dictated by the government’s charges and policies. Please consult carefully before applying for an employer sponsored visa to ensure the one you are applying for is the most appropriate for you.


Subclass 186

An applicant applying for this employer sponsored visa of this subclass needs to be nominated by an Australian employer, have competent English skills and their current occupation must be in accordance with a relevant list of eligible skilled occupations deemed by the government. This subclass of employer sponsored visas allows for the individual to stay permanently and work in Australia. In this employer sponsored visa section there are three applications:

  1. Direct entry stream
  2. Labour agreement stream
  3. Temporary residence transition stream

Subclass 482

An applicant applying for this employer sponsored visa of this subclass must be nominated for a skilled position by an approved sponsor, the compatible skills for the job and meet relevant English language requirements. This subclass of employer sponsored visas allows the individual to stay between 2 to 4 years or up to the expiration of their visa that permits them. In this employer sponsored visa there are different applications:

  1. Short term
  2. Medium term
  3. Labour Agreement
  4. Subsequent Entrant

Subclass 494

An applicant applying for this employer sponsored visa of this subclass must be nominated for a skilled position by an approved sponsor, the compatible skills for the job and meet minimum standards of English language proficiency. The applicant must also be under 45 years of age. For this subsection of visas, the duration of stay is up to 5 years. In this employer sponsored visa section there are three applications:

  1. Employer Sponsored Stream
  2. Labour Agreement Stream
  3. Subsequent Entrant

Choose Us

All listed subclasses all have different requirements and thus you need to do the due diligence of ensuring you apply for the correct one. That is why you should rely on us Korrylink. Korrylink is a professional in Australian migration allowing people to live in a foreign country for either studying, work or for better opportunities. Having fostered more than 18 years of experience and tackling complex migration cases, Korrylink are the reliable experts you want to handle your visa applications and migration concerns! Interested in applying for an employer sponsored visa, contact us today and see how we can help you experience a smooth, professional application service!


Curtin University signed articulation agreement with Shantou University

With the introduction and lobby of Korrylink Migration, Curtin University in Western Australia signed an articulation agreement with China’s Shaotou University in Guangdong Province to recruit students of business and computer science  as from 2022.

According to this simplified articulation agreement or Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL) agreement, students from Shantou University, upon completion of 2-year Study of Abroad programs in business and in Computer Science & Technology, will be articulated into Curtin University with 200 credits exemptions (equivalent to 1 year or 8 units). Students will have to meet the Curtin University English entry requirement of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.   It is expected that Curtin’ English Bridging course will be introduced to Shantou University also once the Study Abroad program starts running in September 2022 at Shantou University.

Shantou University is looking at recruiting about 200 students in their first cohort of campaign for their international program.

We look forward to welcoming students from Shantou University in the near future.

For more information about this program, please visit here.

Welcome to apply for training visa subclass 407

Training visa subclass 407 is intended to allow applicants to participate in work-based occupational training activities in order to improve their skills in Australia.  It also offers an opportunity  for applicant to transit from a temporary visa to a permanent visa such as subclass 494 or subclass 186.

With this visa, applicants can attend a series of training programs or a professional development training program of your interest for different purposes. In addition to being trained, you can be employed as a full time employee and be paid salary.

If you can be granted a 2 year training visa and gain Australian work experience for two more years, you may stand a better chance to apply for alternative visa onshore in Australia.

Qualification is not so important, as long as you have functional English  and are ready to learn.

We are currently looking for people who are doing the following professions to apply for this visa.  We are able to find employers for you.

  • Café or Restaurant Manager
  • Carpenter
  • Cabinetmaker
  • Chef/Cook
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Fitter (General)
  • Massage Therapist
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Motor Mechanic (General)
  • Painting Trades Workers
  • Pastrycook
  • Production Manager
  • Roof Plumber
  • Solid Plasterer
  • Stonemason
  • Supply and Distribution Manager
  • Wall and Floor Tiler
  • Welder

Contact Korrylink for detailed procedures and process or visit our 407 visa page here for details.


VISA 155 and VISA 157 Resident Return VISA in Australia

VISA 155 and VISA 157 Resident Return VISA in Australia

As the limitations and restrictions of the pandemic have been lifted for many Australians as well as travel zones being established between countries. Many Australian permanent residents are seeking out 155 VISAs or 157 VISAs. VISA applications can be very time-consuming and tiring, so for today, we will talk about a very popular VISA lodgement that many Australians enquire and lodge about, 155 VISA and 157 VISA.

VISAs are an endorsement on a passport stating that the passport holder is allowed to enter, leave or stay for a specified period of time in a certain country. With a 155 VISA or 157 VISA, you are allowed to travel in and out of Australia as many times as you want until the travel validity of said VISA expires. Some VISA costs can range between $410 to $490, anything cheaper is guaranteed to involve fraud, identity theft, or scam, whereas anything higher is simply a waste of money and may take longer than the expected time you should be waiting for the VISA processing time.

People who meet the requirements: Australian Permanent Resident, Former Permanent Resident whose last VISA was not canceled, or a former Australian citizen who lost or renounced citizenship. These people are allowed to apply for the 155 VISA and 157 VISA as many times as possible after their VISA expiry regardless of their age. Depending on your residence satisfactory requirements, you may be granted between 3 months to 5 years of VISA validity depending on if you lodge for 155 VISA or 157 VISA.

A 155 VISA or 157 VISA generally takes a few days after application lodgement when they have met the residence requirement of living in Australia for 2 years out of 5 years. However, individuals who do not meet this standard of requirement may take up to 12 weeks or longer for processing. On the Australian Immigration website, 25% – 75% of applications take less than 1 day to 2 days of processing for 155 VISA. The 157 VISA can take between 3 – 5 months.

At Korry Link Migration Consultants, we pride ourselves on being a part of the Migration and Education Services, dedicated to helping people like you with travel inquiries and VISA applications. Looking to lodge a VISA with a smooth application process without any headaches, check out our website today and contact us to see how we can help you with your travel requirements.

Australia is to Reopen International Borders from February 21, 2022

After almost two years, Australia will reopen its international borders and welcome back fully vaccinated tourists from February 21. Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the announcement on Monday (7 February 2022) just hours after the government’s national security committee was briefed on the latest health advice. While the international borders have been opened since late 2021, entry has only been allowed for citizens, permanent residents and their families, with it later expanded to international students, backpackers and migrant workers.

From 21 February, people including visitors who have received two vaccination jabs will be allowed to enter Australia. Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews said unvaccinated travellers would still need to apply for a travel exemption to come to Australia and have to undergo hotel quarantine if they were granted permission to enter the country.

Prime Minister’s news conference announcement can be viewed here.