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SM16.10 Qualifications in an identified future growth area (to 27/08/2017)

Note: The instructions contained in this section cease to be effective from 28/08/2017.

A recognised qualification(s) in an identified future growth area will only qualify for points if:

  1. the principal applicant has points for current skilled employment or an offer of skilled employment in an identified future growth area (see SM8.10); and
  2. the qualification is relevant to that employment (see SM16.10.1).

SM16.10.1 Relevance of qualification(s) to skilled employment in an identified future growth area

A recognised qualification is relevant to skilled employment in an area of identified future growth if an immigration officer is satisfied that:

  1. the major subject area of the recognised qualification is directly applicable to skilled employment in an identified future growth area that qualifies for points (see SM8.10); and
  2. the skilled employment is in an occupation for which that qualification is a core requirement.

SM16.10.5 Evidence

Recognised qualifications in an identified future growth area only qualify for points if the principal applicant provides evidence that satisfies an immigration officer that the qualification(s) meets the requirements of SM16.10 and SM16.10.1 above.

Effective 29/11/2010

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