Queensland has opened the Skilled Migration Program for onshore applicants.
“For the 2021–22 Skilled Migration program year, Migration Queensland will remain open until the nomination allocation (quota) is filled. Over the Christmas period, applications will not be processed, but the program will remain open,” said Migration Queensland.
The state will only accept “decision-ready” applications.
“Due to the high demand, competitive nature and the limited nomination quota of the Queensland skilled migration program, there is no guarantee you will be selected for state nomination, and you need to consider your alternative migration options.”
“When quotas have been filled for specific occupations, we will notify applicants of this on our website.”
The state government has announced the return of international students to study in Queensland in 2022.
State’s Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said they’ll be the first to use the Regional Quarantine Facility at Wellcamp.
The Premier said Wellcamp provides the perfect solution not to displace returning Australian citizens and residents.
The state government has also announced two additional conditions:
A proportion of students must study at universities outside of Brisbane
Priority will be given to medical and health students who will work for Queensland health
The Premier said the decision is a win-win.
“This is why we went it alone to make Wellcamp a reality. It gives Queensland an opportunity other states don’t have,” the Premier said.