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16 Apr

New Australian Student visas from 1 July 2016

From 1 July 2016, the Department of Immigration will introduce a simplified international student visa framework. The new framework will: there will be two only student visa subclasses: Subclass 500 (Student) and Subclass 590 (Student...

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21 Feb

457 Visa TSMIT Review in Progress

Mr John Azarias has been appointed to undertake an evidence based review of the Temporary Skilled Migration Income Threshold (TSMIT) for the 457 visa. This review follows from Recommendation 5 made in the report from...

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13 Jan

Work and Holiday Visa for Slovaks Commences

The new Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) arrangements between Australia and the Slovak Republic and Australia and Slovenia commenced on 1 January 2016. These arrangements allow up to 200 young adults from the Slovak...

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06 Jan

Engineers Australia now accepting TOEFL Ibt for Skilled Migration

Engineers Australia have announced that from 1 January 2016 it will be accepting the TOEFL IbT as an alternative English Language Test to address the English language competency element of the Migration Skills Assessment. Applicants...

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13 May

English for AUSTRALIAN SKILLED MIGRATION

English Language Requirements and Acceptable English Tests for Australian Skilled Migration

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29 Jun

IELTS Scores Explained for Australian Migration

IELTS Scores Explained: There is no pass or fail in IELTS. Candidates are graded on their performance, using scores from 1 to 9 for each part of the test – Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking....

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29 Jun

How Powerful is Your Passport? 29 June 2014

An Australian passport holder has access to 167 countries without a visa or by receiving one upon arrival, the same number as a passport holder from Singapore and Greece.  British travel documents were cited as among...

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27 Jun

Skills Assessments – Further Clarifications 27 June 2014

06/27/2014  All visa applications made on or after 1 July 2014 will be subject to the new regulatory requirements concerning the validity of skills assessments. Applicants who have been invited to apply are encouraged...

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25 Jun

Australian Migration for 2014 – 2015

A total of 190 000 places make up Australia’s 2014-15 migration programme, as announced by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection on Budget Day. Breaking down the numbers, next year’s programme planning levels comprise:...

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17 Jun

Australian Skilled Migration News

Australian Skilled Migration Changes: The following changes will be made to the SOL and CSOL lists, on or after 1 July 2014: 1. The following occupations will be added to the SOL: Chef (ANZSCO) 351311)...