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Australia accepts Alternative English Language Tests for Student Visas

| November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Australia  will be able to accept test scores from the alternative English language tests for Student visa applications for all countries lodged on or after 5 November 2011. In addition to IELTS test, the  acceptable alternative tests are: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), The Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic and Academic […]

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New accreditation scheme for 457 visas

| November 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, today announced businesses using the subclass 457 visa program can now gain access to priority processing and approval for six years under a new accreditation scheme. ‘This new scheme recognises that many Australian businesses have a long history of dealing with the Department of Immigration and […]

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Australia announce the new points test for permanent residency

| November 16, 2010 | 0 Comments

  On 11th November the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, the Hon Chris Bowen MP, announced the government’s intention to implement a new points test applying to certain skilled migration applications made on or after 1 July 2011. The new points test will not apply to unfinalised applications lodged prior to 1 July 2011. It […]

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Frequently Asked Questions – Priority processing arrangements for General Skilled Migration – 19/07/2010

| August 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

    These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are designed for clients who have already lodged an application for General Skilled Migration (GSM). These FAQs should be read with the information about the priority processing arrangements. Please note: These FAQs will continue to be updated in response to common questions received from clients about the changes. The Minister for […]

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Minister Announces New Priority Processing Arrangements for Australian General Skilled Migration Visas – 19 July 2010

| August 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

  The Minister for Immigration has announced new processing priorities which apply from 14 July 2010 for General Skilled Migration and permanent employer sponsored visas. These arrangements take account of the changes to the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) that came into effect on 1 July 2010, as well as the revocation of the Migration Occupation […]

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New Australian Skilled Occupation List(SOL) announced

| May 17, 2010 | 0 Comments

Today the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, announced the list of occupations included in the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL). The introduction of a new list of occupations is part of a package of reforms that reflects the Government’s commitment to a labour market demand-driven Skilled Migration Program.   This will affect […]

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