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1992 No. 367 MIGRATION (1993) REGULATIONS - REG 2.4

Prescribed qualifications and prescribed number of points
2.4. (1) For the purposes of subsections 30 (1) and 41 (2) of the Act:

   (a)  each qualification specified in column 2 of an item in Part 1, 2, 4,
        5, 6, or 7 of Schedule 7 is prescribed as a qualification in relation
        to an applicant for a Class 105 (concessional family) visa; and

   (b)  each qualification specified in column 2 of an item in Part 1, 2, or 3
        of Schedule 7 is prescribed as a qualification in relation to an
        applicant for a Class 126 (independent entrant) visa.

(2) In relation to a prescribed qualification specified in Column 2 of an item
in Schedule 7, the following number of points is prescribed, namely, the
number of points specified in Column 3 of that item.

(3) For the purposes of subsection 30 (1) or 41 (2) of the Act, the Minister:

   (a)  is not to give an applicant a prescribed number of points for more
        than one prescribed qualification in each Part in Schedule 7; and

   (b)  is to give the applicant only the number of points applicable to the
        prescribed qualification that meets the applicant's circumstances and
        for which the prescribed number of points is the highest for any such
        prescribed qualification; and

   (c)  is to deduct 10 points from the total number of points otherwise
        obtained by an applicant if the usual occupation of the applicant is
        that of medical practitioner (including specialist medical
        practitioner).

(4) In Part 1 of Schedule 7:

"professional-equivalent occupation" means an occupation specified by
Gazette Notice as a professional-equivalent occupation;

"priority occupation" means an occupation specified by Gazette Notice as a
priority occupation;

"relevant Australian authority" means:

   (a)  NOOSR, or any body authorised in writing by NOOSR to assess
        educational qualifications or work experience on behalf of NOOSR; or

   (b)  a CTC; or

   (c)  the Department of Industrial Relations; or

   (d)  if the circumstances of a case preclude an authority referred to in
        paragraph (a), (b) or (c) from making an assessment, the Minister;

"technical-equivalent occupation" means an occupation specified by Gazette
Notice as a technical-equivalent occupation;

"usual occupation" means an occupation that the applicant has engaged in for
gain or reward for a continuous period of at least 6 months during the period
of 2 years immediately preceding the relevant application for a visa or entry
permit.

(5) In Part 4 of Schedule 7:

   (a)  a reference to adoption is a reference to an adoption occurring before
        the person adopted turned 18; and

   (b)  a reference to a step-relationship is a reference to such a
        relationship where the applicant and the relevant step-relative of the
        applicant have been members of the same family unit for a reasonable
        period and are members of the same family unit at the time of the
        relevant application. 


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