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Work and eligibility arrangements for the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa

| November 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa offers a great opportunity for recently graduated international students to gain valuable work experience after completing their studies. This work experience helps develop the skills graduates gained during their studies and also makes them more employable upon return to their home country. It is important to note that applicants […]

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Australia introduces Labour Market Testing (LMT) for key 457 visa occupations

| November 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Labour Market Testing (LMT) for the Australian subclass 457 visa programme has begun and further details of how it will work have now been issued by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. All applications from 23 November will be subject to the new LMT rules but those lodged before this date will be unaffected. […]

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Overseas Students in Australia

| November 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Overseas Students in Australia

The student visa program enables overseas students to come to Australia to undertake full-time study in registered courses. When processing applications, the department ensures: ·         transparency in the requirements to be granted a student visa ·         consistency in decision-making ·         integrity of the student visa program by using objective measures of risk to determine visa […]

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Australia to ease student visa rules

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

THE Abbott government yesterday moved to loosen visa restrictions to attract international students, prompting calls for increased funding for regulators to ensure there was no return to the “visa factory” that marked the height of the 2008-09 higher education boom. From next year, tougher restrictions on students from countries with the highest risk of visa […]

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Australian International Student visa numbers are rising

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

The number of visa applications granted for overseas students to study in Australia has increased by approximately 4% marking the second year in a row of growth for the sector. Numbers had previously been falling but the financial year 2012/2013 has seen figures rise with the previous year of 290,761 applications lodged compared with 280,003, […]

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