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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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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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