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Foreign Aged Care Workers in demand       

The Australian Government has introduced new aged care labour agreements that will allow aged care providers access to a personalised visa arrangement, enabling them to hire overseas workers with specialised skills that can cater for the needs of older Australians. These new agreements will provide overseas workers with more employment opportunities and fill the skill [...]

By |March 15th, 2019|General news|Comments Off on Foreign Aged Care Workers in demand       

Changes to the Skilled Occupation List for 2019

On 11 March 2019, the Department of Home Affairs introduced a number of new occupations to the Skilled Occupation Lists, affecting both Employer-sponsored and General Skilled Migration. The occupation allocation has been decided upon according to the labour market recommendations given by the Department of Jobs and Small Business. These changes have been implemented to [...]

By |March 14th, 2019|General news|Comments Off on Changes to the Skilled Occupation List for 2019

Top 5 jobs that lead to permanent residency in Australia

With obtaining permanent residency becoming even more challenging in Australia, it may be helpful to know what occupations are more likely to lead to permanent residency. The Australian immigration program is one of the largest in the world, with 190,000 places offered each year for permanent residency. Nearly 70% of those places are allocated to [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|General news|Comments Off on Top 5 jobs that lead to permanent residency in Australia

Submitting your Expression of Interest?

 4 important tips on how to improve your application today!   For those of you wishing to apply for the subclass 189/489 visa programme, today marks an important day as applicants are selected and invited to lodge an application for their chosen visa. If you have not received an invitation, you may need to update your [...]

By |March 7th, 2019|General news|Comments Off on Submitting your Expression of Interest?

Changes to the Working Holiday Maker Visa Program 2019

The Australian Government has announced that there will be changes to the Working Holiday Maker Visa (WHM) Program to address the growing issue of labour shortages in regional Australia. These WHM visa program improvements will provide farmers with immediate access to workers in regional Australia and allow visa holders to stay longer and work in [...]

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Permanent Residency for Retirees

With amazing weather, friendly people and beautiful landscapes, Australia is often seen as a great location to settle down in. In May 2018, the Australian government announced great news for those wishing to settle down and retire in Australia. From 17 November, holders of the Investor Retirement (subclass 405) and Retirement (subclass 410) visas will [...]

By |February 28th, 2019|General news|Comments Off on Permanent Residency for Retirees

Five important Australian Visa changes happening in 2019

If you’re thinking of moving down under to work, live or just to enjoy an extended vacation, it is important that you stay up-to-date with changes to Australian visas. Here are the five most important Australian visa changes happening in 2019:   Partner Visa processing times extended Proposed changes to the Family Violence Bill will [...]

By |February 22nd, 2019|General news|Comments Off on Five important Australian Visa changes happening in 2019

New parent visa for 2019

A new visa pathway for parents, and grandparents that wish to visit their families in Australia. Late last year, the Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016 passed by the Federal Senate. This new Bill includes the introduction of a five-year sponsored temporary visa for the parents, and grandparents of migrants in 2019. [...]

By |February 22nd, 2019|General news|Comments Off on New parent visa for 2019

Graduate Temporary 485 Visa – 6 Most Common Mistakes to avoid

International students that have recently completed their studies are facing difficult decisions about their future as their student visas come close to expiration. They will need to decide whether to apply for another visa and stay in Australia, or return to their home country. The natural progression for most international students is to apply for [...]

By |February 20th, 2019|General news|Comments Off on Graduate Temporary 485 Visa – 6 Most Common Mistakes to avoid

Partner Visa Changes 2019

New changes to Partner Visa requirements have been introduced, which may significantly impact those that wish to lodge their Australian Partner Visa, whilst residing in Australia. On 20 December 2018, the new Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill was passed through Parliament and approved by the government. The Act requires Partner Visa Sponsors [...]

By |February 13th, 2019|General news|Comments Off on Partner Visa Changes 2019