The contents of this article are correct as at 11 April 2012.
The Department of Immigration has clarified whether certain ENS and RSMS applicants need to hold registration, licensing or professional membership, when lodging their applications.
In summary, the revised policy provides that:
Whether registration, licensing or professional membership is required will be depend on the nature of the occupation, duties and the laws of the applicable State/Territory and in certain instances the Commonwealth.
It is important to keep in mind that it is a legal criterion that the applicant must have the relevant registration, licensing or professional membership secured at the time the visa application is lodged, otherwise the application will be refused.
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