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Australian Latest ENS and RSMS Changes, from 1 July 2012

| April 11, 2012 | 0 Comments

The changes to the permanent employer sponsored visas (ENS and RSMS) coming in on 1 July 2012 are quite significant. One of the main intentions behind the changes to the ENS/RSMS programs is to streamline the process of applying for permanent residence whilst holding a 457 visa. People will be affected differently by the new changes […]

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Australian Government Response to the Knight Review of the Student Visa Program

| March 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

  The international education sector is one of Australia’s largest export industries and is important to Australia in supporting bilateral ties with key partner countries, supporting employment in a broad range of occupations throughout the Australian economy, as well as delivering high-value skills to the economy. In December 2010, the Australian Government appointed the Hon […]

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Visa Changes to Boost Australian International Education

| March 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

  The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, today announced key changes to the student visa program recommended by the Knight Review will commence from 24 March, as part of the government’s commitment to position Australia as a preferred study destination for international students. ‘International education plays a vital role in a growing […]

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Australian skilled workers win immigration visa changes

| March 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

  The government will replace the six employer sponsored permanent visa programs with two simplified categories. The Australian Government has announced plans to make it easier for skilled migrants to become permanent Australian residents. The Immigration Minister Chris Bowen says the changes will simplify the process for people who hold 457 visas which give temporary […]

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Changes to international student visas good news for Australian economy

| February 16, 2012 | 0 Comments

The changes are in response to the immigration department’s 2011 review of student visa assessment level settings. INTERNATIONAL students will more easily be able to apply for visas following changes announced by Federal Immigration and Citizenship Minister, Chris Bowen. The changes, welcomed by the higher education sector, mean the number of assessment levels across a […]

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SIMPLIFYING Australian STUDENT VISAS

| February 15, 2012 | 0 Comments

1                     The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen MP, today announced the Government will make the visa application process easier for students from 29 countries by reducing assessment levels across a range of student visa subclasses from 24 March. The changes are in response to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship’s (DIAC) 2011 review […]

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AUSTRALIA: Doors open to foreign students

| October 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

  Australia’s 39 universities are preparing for a brand new day in 2012: not only will government quotas on the number of local students they enrol be lifted, but they will also be able to recruit as many foreigners as they wish as a result of a new fast-track visa system. In an unexpectedly generous […]

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Review of Latest Australian Student Visa Changes

| September 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

  September 2011 International Education Agency-Australia, one of the largest education agent of Australia has welcomed the Government’s response to the Knight review into the student visa program, in particular steps to remove barriers for genuine higher education students to study in Australia. The Australian federal government commissioned the Knight Review into the student visa […]

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Australian Visa change to help foreign students

| September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

    OVERSEAS AID: Visa rules and red tape is being eased to help more foreign students come to Australian universities. AUSTRALIAN universities will be more attractive to overseas students under new visa rules to be adopted in time for the second semester of 2012, the government says. The federal government announced on Thursday it […]

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Australia announces the new changes on General Skill Migration

| February 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

On 8 February 2010, the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Senator Chris Evans, announced the following changes to the General Skilled Migration program: the outcomes of a review of the Migration Occupations in Demand List (MODL) the replacement of the current Skilled Occupation List (SOL) in the second half of 2010 offshore GSM visas made […]

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