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  • @carlomorato The PTE Academic website has the entire exam format, get used to the exam order first (including the introduction/mic test part) I reviewed by exam order and went with the E2Language lessons on Youtube + PTE Gold Kit (for the mock test…
    in PTE ACADEMIC Comment by fruitys July 13
  • Good luck to everyone. You'll love it here :)
  • @PinkMagnolia IMO aim for around: $350-400/wk for rent (goes higher the closer you are to your city's CBD) $50-90/mo for power, water and internet each (these are very high and conservative estimates) $50-60/wk to fund your transport card (aka go/op…
  • @indulgence Pearson has an official reviewer that comes with a CD-ROM (Practice Tests Plus). That CD has 3 full sets of the exam. The CD tests also look and is timed like the real thing, with a mock introduction part. If it's $40 then might as well…
    in PTE ACADEMIC Comment by fruitys July 6
  • @athelene Food yes always always always declare. Australia has one of the strictest customs borders in the world. For disks personal photos and files are ok but make sure you remove all/any pirated stuff like downloaded movies and mp3s.
  • @vincechaos Only got my TOR and diploma authenticated and parang di naman pinansin. Friend went through an agent and di naman din sinabi sa kanila yan after grant na need mag pa red ribbon. @jennyfv I wired over BPI. Mahal siya given the doc stamp…
  • @autumnleaf Most STSOL occupations are for the state (190) or regional nomination visas (489). Right now temporarily closed ang Victoria and Queensland for state nominations Check your occupation here to be sure what visa you can apply for: https:…
  • @jiza You can mark it as not related to current occupation when you file your EOI and note the same job in Form 80. That way kita lahat ng CO pero you don't want the new job to count sa assessment.
  • @ysabelle Those are just pro-rated occupations. Mga mataas demand and/or marami nagaapply kaya there's specific limits on those occupations. If you want to see all occupations, check mo yung yellow box on the top of the forums for the two occupatio…
  • What's your occupation? Occupations like accountants need 80+ points minimum. For the rest of the occupations 60/65 points usually a few months wait yan for 189. Ang benefit ng 190 is faster ang processing mo once invited compared to 189.
  • @Hendro File for change of circumstances
  • @ysabelle Invitation rounds happen twice a month every 2 weeks. The more points you have you get to be in front of the queue. If you have 75+ points you can expect to get invited in a month or two. How many points do you have/expect in your EOI?
  • @toAustraliaandbeyond I reviewed for around 3h a day for 3 weeks after work. Puyatan minsan on top of work but it's a small sacrifice for the end result. Good luck! @Supersaiyan I found the essays the easiest of the writing part and the summarize …
    in PTE ACADEMIC Comment by fruitys April 20
  • @alfonso31 Incoming money transfers to AU you need SWIFT/BIC code, BSB (this is a 6-digit code) and account number. Walang IBAN sa Australia. BIC and SWIFT same thing yan. If walang field sa form ng bank mo for BSB, lagay mo siya sa "sort code" or…
  • @wnchitman There's one testing center in Trident Tower at Makati. There's a new one in Cebu but I'm not sure where that is. @iamnotfromriverdale I studied following the exam order: Speaking > Writing > Reading > Listening
    in PTE ACADEMIC Comment by fruitys April 14
  • If you're going through ACS (I don't know about the other assessment bodies), you'd need a stat dec/affidavit of your job duties/descriptions. Then you can submit all 3 for assessment.
  • @tigerlance Check the results of the SkillSelect invitation rounds. This is the one from Mar 21:
  • @alfonso31 When you created your bank account they should've given you the SWIFT code and the BSB of the Westpac branch. Most AU banks have their SWIFT codes on their website. You get the BSB and the account number on your internet banking page. Yo…

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