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    VETASSESS Skills Assement Processing Delays

    VETASSESS is one of the main skills assessment bodies utilised to assess wannabe migrants professional qualifications or vocational skills as part of their Australian migration application process. A recent letter from one of the managers at VETACESS highlights that there are ‘unusual delays’ in the current processing processing times with a current application with all […] More

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    Submitting An Expression Of Interest (EOI) In SkillSelect

    The Australian Department of Immigration has recently published some top tips to help you submit your Expression Of Interest (EOI) In Skillselect There’s some good stuff in here so we’ll share these tips below: 1. Make sure you express an interest in the right visa for your circumstances. Skilled visa options are available on the […] More

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    Free CDR Samples and Templates

    Here at getting down under it’s our aim to provide those of you looking to make the move down under with as many useful resources as we can. Today we are pleased to announce the release of a new category called CDR templates. The aim of this new category is to provide examples of Competency […] More

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    Changes to the skills assessment criterion for certain onshore General Skilled Migration applicants

    From 12 March 2010, all applicants applying for either a Skilled—Regional Sponsored (subclass 487) visa, Skilled—Independent (subclass 885) visa or Skilled—Sponsored (subclass 886) visa will be able to use an existing suitable skills assessment to lodge a valid visa application. This will allow applicants nominating a trade occupation for the above visa subclasses to provide […] More

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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 […] More

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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 […] 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