Subregulation 2.26AA(2)(a) provides that prescribed qualifications and number of points applies to an applicant for a points-tested General Skilled Migration visa if the applicant is a person, or a person in a class of persons, specified in an instrument in writing made by the Minister.
Subregulation 2.26AA(2)(b) provides that the application is made on or after 1 July 2011 but before 1 January 2013.
. The purpose of the Instrument is to:
- provide access to the skilled occupations lists in effect from 1 July 2012 for applications lodged on or after 1 July 2012; and
- ensure that the transitional arrangements announced by the Government on 8 February 2010 continue to have effect; and
- ensure that applicants who are eligible for transitional arrangements and who lodged an application on or after 1 July 2012 retain access to the skilled occupation list in effect on 8 February 2010.