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    Australia Points Test Changes – November 2019

    We briefly wrote about the planned changes to the Australian Points test back in early April, however, following the publication of the legislative documents supporting the changes we can now go into a little more detail about what these changes may mean for overseas candidates looking to emigrate to Australia. The changes are relevant to […] More

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    Australian Government Slashes Visa Places By 15 Percent

    Australian prime minister Scott Morrison announced this week that permanent migration will be capped at 160,000 for the next four years which represents a 15 per cent decrease compared to the previous levels of 190,000 places He also announced that two new regional visas for skilled workers will be introduced that will reportedly cover 23,000 […] More

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    Australian 189 Skilled Independent Visa Age Threshold Lowered

    The Australian Government has introduced new changes for the subclass 189 Skilled Independent visas resulting in applicants aged over 45 years will no longer qualify to apply under the 189 Skilled Visa Stream. New age ceiling for subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa The new requirement for applicants to be under age 45 will be implemented […] More

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    What Are My Chances Of Getting An Australian Visa

    So you’ve got an occupation on one of the Australian Skilled Occupations Lists. You have registered an Expression Of Interest (EOI) with Skillselect and you’re now left waiting to see if you’ll get that sought after an invitation to apply for an Australian Visa. As a skilled migrant, you’re probably already familiar with the Australian points test […] More

  • Australian Occupations SOL Reaching Ceiling

    Occupation Groups Nearing Their Occupation Ceilings

    An occupation ceiling is a limit on the number of invitations that can be issued through SkillSelect each year. They are based on a percentage of stock employment figures for each occupation. Stock employment figures are provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and represent the number of people employed in Australia in each occupation. […] More

  • Changes to the points test for skilled migration have been made to encourage international students who have completed Australian postgraduate research qualifications in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field to remain in Australia.

    Extra Points For International Students To Encourage Stay In Australia

    Changes to the points test for skilled migration have been made to encourage international students who have completed Australian postgraduate research qualifications in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics field to remain in Australia. These graduates will be granted additional points under the skilled migration programme, enhancing their pathway to permanent residence in Australia. The […] More

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    Major Proposed Changes To Australia Skilled Migration Program

    Every year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world apply to migrate to Australia, but only a select group make it through the annual intake process. In a recently submitted report to the Australian Government, the Productivity Commission has recommended significant changes to Australia’s Skilled Migration program.   Some of the major recommendations are: […] More

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    My Job Is On The Australian SOL. What Next?

    Around about one week ago we announced that the latest Australian Skilled Occupations Lists had been published. Since writing this article, we’ve been picked up by a few online news organisations, and as a result, over 60,000 people have viewed the article! Together with these visitors, we’ve also had a heap of questions, posted both […] More

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    Wanted Down Under Makes a Return to the BBC

    Wanted down under has been an extremely successful format for the BBC with Series 3 of Wanted down Under being launched in the UK on Monday the 5th of January. The idea for the program is a simple one; If the job that you do is on the list of those in short supply in […] More

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    300,000 more chances to move to Australia

    The Australian budget has been and gone and I didn’t pay that much attention to it to be honest. Having said all that though a post made in our forums suddenly made me realise that the Australian Budget had pretty large implications for all wannabe Aussies. The Labor party budget for 2008-09 includes an increase […] More

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    Australian Skilled Visa’s – An Overview

    For many folks looking to emigrate to Australia, the Australian Skilled Visa route is often the route they take when applying for perminant residency. There are many different classes of Skilled Visa so I have listed an overview of the different Visa Classes for you below: SKILLED INDEPENDENT (Permanent) – sub class 136. This is […] More