Posted on: March 30th, 2024

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IELTS ONE SKILL RETAKE ALLOWS YOU TO RETAKE ANY ONE COMPONENT OF THE TEST – NOW AVAILABLE IN AUSTRALIA

IELTS ONE SKILL RETAKE ALLOWS YOU TO RETAKE ANY ONE COMPONENT OF THE TEST – NOW AVAILBALE IN AUSTRALIA IELTS One Skill Retake To help you feel confident going into your IELTS test. With this new feature, you can retake any one component of the test (Listening, Reading, Writing or Speaking), without having to take

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Posted on: March 22nd, 2024

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Skilled Hospitality workers from India

VETASSESS connecting skilled Indian hospitality workers with Australian industry VETASSESS has signed a memorandum of understanding with Tourism Training Australia (TTA) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) to create a streamlined skilled migration pathway to connect Australian employers with skilled hospitality workers from India. VETASSESS would be the assessing authority and would handle inquiries,

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Posted on: March 22nd, 2024

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English Language Requirements changes – Effective from 23/03/2024

Further to the Migration Strategy announcement released on 11 December 2023, the Australian Government is raising the English language requirements for Student and Temporary Graduate visas.   The English language reforms will support international students and recent graduates to have a positive educational experience in Australia and give students who earn a degree in Australia

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Posted on: January 25th, 2024

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NSW Nominations now open for the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) Pathway 1

NSW Nominations now open for the Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) Pathway 1 NSW State government is pleased to announce that applications for New South Wales nomination for the Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa under Pathway 1 are now open. In the following sections, a detailed explanation has been provided about the nomination

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Posted on: November 7th, 2023

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Expanding Employer Sponsored Pathways to Permanent Residence (PR)

From 25 November 2023 (subject to the approval of regulation changes), the Australian Government will be making changes to the Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) (subclass 482) and Temporary Residence Transition (TRT) stream of the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) (subclass 186) visas to provide a simpler and clearer pathway to permanent residence for TSS visa holders.

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Posted on: September 1st, 2023

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408 visa (COVID Pandemic Stream) is going to close gradually

The Minister for Home Affairs has released news that the 408 visa (COVID Pandemic Stream) is going to close gradually. From 2 September 2023 there will be a filing fee of $405 and the visa duration will be 6 months, and only for existing 408 visa (COVID Pandemic Stream). See media release https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/ClareONeil/Pages/closure-of-the-pandemic-event-visa.aspx

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Posted on: August 30th, 2023

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State Nomination allocations for the skilled nominated (Permanent) subclass 190 and skilled Work regional (provisional) Subclass 491 visa categories

State Nomination allocations for the skilled nominated (Permanent) subclass 190 and skilled Work regional (provisional) Subclass 491 visa categories. Two main categories under the Skilled migration program include: Skilled – Nominated (Permanent) subclass 190) – 10,300 places allocated for 2023/2024 year Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) – 6,400 places allocated for 2023/2024 year These

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Posted on: June 20th, 2023

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1 July 2023 Changes

We provide a list below for proposed 1 July changes. Please note that this list is current as at the date of this email and that some of the legislation that supports these changes has not yet been released. Home Affairs announced changes to Employer Sponsored Migration Pathways TSMIT increase to $70,000 – Legislative Instrument not yet

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Posted on: June 5th, 2023

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Jail terms and tougher policing to protect exploited migrants being underpaid

The Federal Government will protect workers who are at risk of being exploited with a package of measures that target employers who seek to exploit temporary visa holders and ensure workers can speak up without fear of reprisal. One in six recent migrants to Australia is paid less than the minimum wage. This exploitation doesn’t

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Posted on: February 24th, 2023

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Clare O’Neil pledges an overhaul of Australia’s ‘broken’ and ‘backwards’ migration system

Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil says Australia’s migration system is “broken” and “backwards” and is in desperate need of a fundamental overhaul and a “radical simplification”. Key points: Clare O’Neil has flagged eight priorities that will shape an overhaul of Australia’s migration programs Migration to Australia played a crucial role in the nation avoiding a

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