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First round of Skill Select invitations

29th of August The Department of Immigration and Citizenship released their first round of offers on the 1st of August. The first round of offers was extremely small and this is likely due to the issues that immigration has had with the new system and to ensure that everything went smoothly. It is anticipated the […]

Employer Sponsored opportunities explained

14th August 2012 Employer sponsorship is an important part of Australia’s migration program. In the Department of Immigration’s eyes, employer sponsorship is a good fit as it involves: An Australian business that needs an employee An employee who needs a job There are two types of employer sponsorship, both temporary and permanent. Under the new […]

Study + Work in Australia

14th August 2012 Towards the end of last year, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC), announced some changes that are designed to encourage more students to come and study at university in Australia. The streamlined processing of student visas means that students who study a Bachelor or Masters degree for 2 or more years […]

Skill Select Invitations start 1st of August

31 Jul 2012 On August 1st, the first invitation round for Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) and the family sponsored Skilled Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 489) visas will be held. As SkillSelect is a new and complex system, our first run of invitations will be reduced in size, to allow us to ensure that all […]

Occupation ceilings – check them out here.

8th August 2012 An occupation ceiling may be applied to invitations issued under the points based skilled migration program. This means there will be a limit on how many EOIs are selected for skilled migration from an occupation group. This ensures that the skilled migration program is not dominated by a small number of occupations. […]

Monthly IELTS Coaching

EVENING IELTS COACHING COURSE (with IELTS examiner) Our clients & friends have been telling us that they are finding it hard to get the time to practice their IELTS in preparation for University or Skilled Migration. One of the biggest problems with IELTS exams is that you don’t get feedback and more importantly, don’t get to see […]

Living Cost Requirement for Australian Student Visa to Increase

The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will increase the funds required for prospective student visa applicants to demonstrate their ability to meet living costs in Australia. The change is a part of stage two of the Knight Review to help reform the Australian student visa program. Under the change, from July 1, 2012, […]

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