Occupation Nomination and Skills Assessment for Subclass 485 Visas

Subsection 504(1) of the Migration Actprovides that the Governor-General may make regulations, not inconsistent with the Migration Act, prescribing matters required or permitted to be prescribed, or necessary or convenient to be prescribed, for carrying out or giving effect to the Migration Act.

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The Migration Act 1958 (the Migration Act) is an Act relating to the entry into, and presence in, Australia of aliens, and the departure or deportation from Australia of aliens and certain other persons.

Subsection 504(1) of the Migration Act states that the Governor-General may make regulations, not inconsistent with the Migration Act, prescribing matters required or permitted to be prescribed, or necessary or convenient to be prescribed, for carrying out or giving effect to the Migration Act.

In addition, regulations may be made pursuant to subsection 31(3) of the Migration Act which provides that the regulations may prescribe criteria for a visa or visas of a specified class, and subsection 46(3) of the Migration Act which provides for the regulations to prescribe criteria and requirements for making a valid application for a visa.