Immigration to Australia gets better, and this time it is the life scientists who get to live and work in Australia!

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship has recently declared its list of occupations for Australia and 234511 Life Scientist (general) gets a mention on the list. The occupation has been categorised under the General Skills category and invites applications from immigrants across the world.

The occupation of life scientist and a lot more such as Web Designer, Graphic Designer, Technical Sales Representative have all been categorised under the Major Group 2 Professionals. The intention with such categorisation is to create a pool of talent who can conceptualize, analyse, create and perform tasks based on a thoughtful input of knowledge and experience. The jobs in this category originate in the fields of media, arts, designing, transport, education, health, sciences, engineering, information and communications technology.

ANZSCO ‘Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations’ further classifies the occupation as:- A professional who conducts a study on the anatomy, origin, behaviour, reproduction and physiology of the living organisms with an objective to establish their relationship with the nature

As gets clear with the definition, the 234511 Life Scientists (general) need to work in the field of Zoology and conduct researches on different life models. ASRI ‘Australia Skills Recognition Information’ makes it necessary for the immigrant to produce a Bachelor Degree as formal education or 5 years of relevant exposure in the field. Under classification of ANZSCO Skill Level 1 the formal education can be replaced with a good relevant experience. An on-the-job training and an Advanced Diploma should only make the individual more competent for the job.

The applicants can place their application under 3 visa programs i.e.

  • Standard Business Sponsorship (subclass 457)
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)

The immigrants get an advantage of a preferred selection over other candidates under the Regional Sponsorship or Employer Nomination scheme. However, an EOI ‘Expression of Interest’ needs to be first placed over Skillselect. The application is given a wide point’s based assessment based on age, qualification, skills, official language, adaptability and ability.

A good cumulative score and an impressive standing on the list should fetch you an invitation to live and work in Australia as a Life Scientist. Skillselect does also recommend the individuals to get an assessment done by an independent national body such as VETAASSESS ‘Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services’.

The occupation also comes as an outcome to the comprehensively laid immigration policy of Australia. The country could successfully meet labour market demands at almost all the voids in the economy. Occupations are being identified at every field and ASRI makes sure that global talent is invited to make contribution to the existing knowledge. The workplace too gets a hybrid version of talents with an advanced mix of knowledge, theory, approaches, skills, ideologies and attitude. As an outcome to globalisation, Australia gets to acquire a work force that is more competent and skilled. For the Life scientist the benefits come in the form of a progressive occupation, a good income and access to a good life style that boasts of a world class arrangement on education, residence, healthcare and medical care.

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