Visa and migration glossary of terms

This glossary provides the definitions of words, acronyms and technical terms used on the visa and migration pages. 


Adverse information

The employer or any associated (including previous) entities are expected to be compliant with the following provisions: workplace relations, and work health and safety and with migration provisions.


Skilled & Business Migration provides advice to Department of Home Affairs in relation to Government criteria under the RSMS program (direct entry). Skilled & Business Migration can provide information about state application requirements.

Skilled & Business Migration cannot provide migration advice to employers or applicants.

Annual Market Salary Rate (AMSR)

Is determined in accordance with the instrument which specifies the method for determining the Annual Market Salary Rate for an occupation nominated under section 140GB of the Migration Act or an occupation in relation to which a position is nominated under regulation 5.19 of the Migration Regulations.


Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) is a classification system for identifying and grouping all occupations in Australia and New Zealand on the basis of the tasks, duties and responsibilities associated with the occupation. The ANZSCO dictionary is available from the Australian Bureau of Statistics website.


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