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  • @Rye23 I live near USyd. Sadly I've got plans already this weekend, and it's kind of last minute ehehe. How about early December para may time to arrange our schedules? Maybe Dec 1 or 2? We could do lunch (or picnic somewhere if you prefer to bring …
  • Alright, semester's almost over (submitted my final assessment today, late though hahaha), so I should be pretty free to meet up in the next few days. We can keep the meetup small muna, kung sino lang available on that day, then we can schedule more…
  • @anzone You can check SeekVolunteer to search for volunteering opportunities (I found mine there), or if you're moving to WA, you can check Volunteering WA. Maybe there are opportunities close to your occupation, and the contacts you gain from there…
  • @anzone I haven't worked since arriving in Australia, but the tips I've gotten from my uni's career centre workshops regarding finding jobs is that you can start with casual jobs just so you can garner the "local experience" that most companies look…
  • @MLBS I opted No for my application. I think you'll only answer Yes if you're, like, transferring to Australia in the midst of your degree. @yennerz13 You need your CoE to be able to lodge your visa application. The CoE will include a code on the u…
  • @shelly if you have a bachelor's degree in nursing, why don't you try for a higher degree (master's)? And there's plenty more universities that offer nursing, why not apply to others (you might want to inquire first with the university about your el…
  • hello, hello~! Been busy with uni for weeks, but once semester ends (maybe around early Nov), I'd like to meet up with pinoyau people in Sydney. :) Maybe we can schedule a small meet-up over coffee or a meal?
  • @marfrance Yes, I'm taking up postgrad studies in architectural science. You might want to check first if cook/chef occupation is still in the MLTSSL, because in order to apply for Graduate Work stream, you have to nominate an occupation that's on t…
  • @ChefMa My semester load is pretty heavy so I opted not to work at the moment. Marami kasing assignments due on the same week so crunch time talaga; no time and energy to think of working. Hopefully pag mas nakaluwag na ng konti sa study load ay mak…
  • @damassh Hi, sorry but I can't send you my GTE. However, I've written a detailed guide here:
  • @damassh I actually didn't apply for a scholarship in USyd. But successful admission to their program will make you eligible for the Vice-Chancellor International Scholarship (but they will only make you a scholarship offer if you're one of the top-…
  • @adamson187 Wala po ba sa MLTSSL yung respiratory technologist? Maybe you can find an occupation that matches your job description and nominate that instead of going into graphic design right away. Since your work experience is more related to heal…
  • @adamson187 Hi, are you planning to migrate to Australia permanently, specifically WA? Is it not possible for you to apply for PR with your current credentials? As you'll read across threads in the forum (which I recommend you do), migrating via stu…
  • @dyanisabelle hahaha sige nga masubukan nga yan. Baka over time masanay nalang din ako
  • @DreamPinoy hi, 1. I'd recommend finding a temporary place to stay (friends or relatives if you have any) at least for a few weeks while you look for a more permanent place to live. I just looked for listings at flatmates and scheduled viewings/in…
  • @abby126863846328746 hi, I just searched through uni websites for scholarships. In my experience, mas may scholarships ang universities for undergrad / postgrad degrees than let's say vocational schools. When in doubt, contact the scholarships offic…
  • @dyanisabelle I find that useful din yung unli calls and text, in case walang internet yung other person. Yung AUD 24/month is discount price, parang 5% discount from orig price. It's not much, but definitely a lot cheaper than 30/month ng Vodafone …
  • @Mia ahahaha really? XD Even for a big city like Auckland, mahilig pala sila sa chismis hehehe. How do you react kung hindi nyo sila kilala and you don't want to share your life story with them? Do they get offended or they just leave you alone afte…
  • I've only been in Sydney for a month, but most of the people I've encountered (both Asian migrants and Caucasians) are nice naman. Nakakapanibago nga yung "how are you mate" whenever they greet you, minsan nakakalimutan ko magreply kasi d ko sure ku…
  • @dyanisabelle At first i kinda regretted buying the amaysim sim card, but when i realized how that free vodafone sim worked, parang mas tipid ung amaysim hahaha. Poor student lang ako kaya low-cost plan lang ang kinuha ko sa Jeenee, AUD 24/month on …
  • Hello hello~ Medyo nakapagsettle na ako kahit papaano sa Sydney (as student, not PR po). The first things I did were to apply for the NSW Photo Card, tax file number (even though wala pa rin akong work till now haha), open bank accounts, and activ…
  • Please check the forums first for GTE/SOP-related advice. There are several already out there. Use the search box function.
  • @chayix congrats on your visa!
  • @charm15 see DHA website.
  • @bankshot15 if PR is your endgame, why don't you check if you can apply directly for skilled migration?
  • @PongAsuncion Sydney based ka rin? Pwede rin, maybe we can try to arrange a meet-up with fellow Sydneysiders :) hehehe siguro pag medyo nakapagsettle na ng maayos ang mga bagong dating
  • @onehitwonder So tumuloy ka talaga sa Tasmania hehe. Maganda yang idea mo for people who want to migrate sa Tasmania :D Good luck on your studies!
  • @PongAsuncion I see. Yup, July intake po ako. No I didn't defer, my classes start July 30.
  • @daint081189 you don't need to post the same question on multiple threads.
  • Write a short version of the SOP so that could be put in the text box, then provide the longer SOP in pdf format to IDP so they'll attach that to your application.
    in GTE/SOP Comment by athelene June 26
  • @PongAsuncion hindi pa po hehehe. kayo po kelan alis nyo? d ko po sure kung super strict doon hehe
  • @angelcheng There's plenty of info on how much you will spend, you apparently have not looked around enough. I think I've written a response to this question somewhere but I don't remember where, so I'll try to write it all over again and hope I don…
  • @MissAussie You plan to lodge student visa onshore? As far as I know, International students have to be full-time students (visa condition 8202), so taking a part-time evening course will not qualify you for a student visa. But of course, verify wit…
  • @Cassey Hindi pa po ako nakarating sa Sydney hehehe next month pa ang flight ko, pero baka early or mid-Aug pa ako magrenew ng passport
  • @Ajit22 if you know someone who is already in Australia, try asking how much ang palitan doon and then compare with the exchange rates in the Philippines. May countries kasi na mas OK ang palitan sa ibang bansa, meron din yung mas OK as pinas. You c…
  • @MissAussie Please take a look at the following pages first (for complete details): Visa Extension No Further Stay Fact Sheet According to these pages, if you have a "No Further Stay" condition under your current visa, you can't lodge for a student…
  • @MLBS I see. During visa application I was only required to provide details of the English test: name of test (IELTS), date of test, test reference number, country where it was taken, and test core. No need to upload a scan of the exam results. I th…
  • @MLBS does the PTE exam indicate on the results the purpose of the exam? Was your PTE the Academic type or General? If you're going to universities, they might look for the Academic type of English exam; but try to confirm with the Admissions Office…
  • @Monique2018 congrats on the uni offer! :) sana umabot ang student visa mo, malapit-lapit na ang july hehe good luck!

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