[Australia Weekly Migration News 58 issue]

Subclass 186/187-work experience policy

The MIA has sought clarification from the Department on changes to the Subclass 186/187 Work Experience policy.

In the current versions of Legend, the pro-rata calculation of work experience has been inadvertently left out of the Procedural Instructions policy for Subclass 186/187. The policy below will continue and be reinstated in the next Legend update, however, casual, unpaid and volunteer work will not be counted for work experience.

If work experience is to be expressed in full-time terms, for part-time workers this can be calculated pro-rata. For example, if the requirement is for 3 years of relevant full-time work experience, if part-time work is at 50% of a full-time load, the applicant must be able to demonstrate they have worked in that occupation on a part-time basis for 6 years.

The applicants should be aware that the full time work is now defined as 38 hours per week, rather than 35 hours in previous policy.

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