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Skill Matching Database

Skill Matching Database ceases operating on 1 July 2012

From 1 July 2012 the Skill Matching Database is no longer operational.

The department announced on 1 July 2011 that the Skill Matching Database will be decommissioned in a phased approach:

  • Phase 1: No new applicants were added to the database after 30 June 2011
  • Phase 2: The database will be shutdown on 1 July 2012.

The decision to decommission the Skill Matching Database coincides with the introduction on 1 July 2012 of a new skilled migrant selection register, SkillSelect.

SkillSelect is an online system that enables skilled workers interested in migrating to Australia to record their details to be considered for a skilled visa through an Expression of Interest (EOI). Intending migrants can register their interest in being selected for independent (non sponsored) migration or seek  nomination  for a skilled visa from Australian employers or state and territory governments
See: SkillSelect