Month: December 2009

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Happy new year

Hey all, well it’s nearly 1 am down under on the 1st of January 2010! Much food has been eaten and much wine and beer has already been drunk :) With that in mind, this is a very short post to wish you all the very best for 2010.May this year be the year that …

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Onshore Applicants Nominating a Trade must be Job Ready from January

From the 1st of January, as part of the skills assessment process for certain onshore GSM applicants who nominate a trade occupation, applicants will be required to demonstrate that they are ‘job ready’. This new requirement will be assessed through the Job Ready Program (previously referred to as the Job Ready Test). The Job Ready …

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Changes to VETASSESS Assessment Requirements for General Occupations

VETASSESS conducts assessments for over 200 occupations for people applying to migrate to Australia under the General Skilled Migration (GSM) and Employer Nomination Schemes (ENS). From the 1st of January 2010, VETASSESS will be changing the requirements for assessment against these “Generalist Occupations” which are managerial, administrative, professional and associate professional occupations. The new assessment …

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Completed Skills Assessment Required Prior to Applying For Aussie Visas

Prior to the 1st of January 2010, applicants applying for permanent migration based on one of the onshore General Skilled Migration (GSM) visa subclasses were required, at time of application, to provide evidence that they had applied for a skills assessment by the relevant assessing authority. At time of decision, a suitable skills assessment was …

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Happy Holidays Everyone!

G’day everyone! Well, in less that 14 hours time it’s going to be Christmas day here in Australia. For those ‘enjoying’ the snow throughout many countries in the Northern hemisphere, you’ll be interested to know that it’s forecast to be a not so chilly 36 Celsius here in Australia tomorrow. We’ve got the ‘outlaws’ over …

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Nil visa application charge for students affected by college closures

From the 1st of January 2010, the Migration Regulations are being amended to allow Student visa holders who have been affected by the closure of their education provider in the preceding 12 months to lodge an application for a further Student visa to continue their studies and be entitled to a nil visa application charge. …

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457 Visa Holders – A benefit to Australia?

Since starting my new role in the mining industry, I’ve found myself working for an organisation which is much more reliant on skilled resources brought in from overseas. I was chatting to one of the hiring managers the other day about this and being quite interested in the subject, I managed to steer the conversation …

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