Hairdressers still in demand throughout Australia

The Australian government has relaxed its points system for skilled migrants, in the face of a labour shortage and a booming economy.

A new points-based system will be introduced by Australia’s Department of Migration and Citizenship on July 1st and is expected to put more emphasis on employer and State sponsorship. There will be a new SkillSelect scheme for skilled migrants who have not been sponsored.

Last week saw the announcement the number of points required will be cut from 65 to 60 as a pass mark for migrants under this scheme. According to Hannibal Khoury, Australian Registered Migration Agent of UK migration specialists Thames Migration, this move will allow more potential migrants to apply under SkillSelect system and is a sign Australia is embarking on one of its largest recruitment drives in the search for skilled migrants.

”Under the SkillSelect scheme, potential migrants without an employer sponsor initially have to provide an Expression of Interest in order to be points ranked accordingly and the most points are then invited to apply for a visa application.”

The new system enables the Australian government to match those potential migrants with the number of jobs in demand throughout Australia.

“Currently, the authorities have cut the points requirement in an attempt to drive skilled migrants to apply. This is a positive move that is welcomed by the industry. The system also allows individual states to sponsor migrants whose skills are in particular demand, for example Australia currently needs Hairdressers, Stylists, and Professional Make Up Artists with expansion being undertaken throughout Australia due to the mining boom. The increase in the developments both commercial and residential has sparked an increase in trades especially Hairdressers roles being in demand necessary to ensure the growing demands of a growing local population are met.”

The new system is a complex one and is set out on the Australian government website.

Mr Khoury advises would be migrants to use registered migration agents to handle their applications as this can often save time wasted time and money with an application that fails. Mr Khoury warns DIY applicants to be very careful not to embellish claims in the attempt to merely achieve an invitation whereby claims cannot be evidenced as this may carry serious consequences.

There are excellent nursing career opportunities available, whether you want to migrate to Australia permanently, or temporarily.

Thames Migration are MARA registered migration agents based in London and have helped many Hairdressers successfully relocate to Australia.

Thames Migration service offers a fast and efficient option for Hairdressers. We have a high success rate and our prices are very competitive. If you are a Hairdressers considering a move to Australia call us 0208996 0120

To learn more about the SkillSelect process and migration to Australia, Thames Migration will be conducting a series of seminars throughout the year. Visit to register your interest.