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Working and skilled visas

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For people who are not sponsored by an employer and who have skills in particular occupations required in Australia. Applicants satisfy the age requirement, English language skill, and work experience or a completed eligible Australian qualification.
ali0522BIG MOVE 2020
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We arrived last march 7 here in Australia. So far so good naman po. hindi kami naabutan ng quarantine and we also landed a job after two weeks. Thank God nakakuha po ng work. Tips na alng po, habang wala pa kayo dito hanap na po kayo agad ng work thru online.

Regional Sponsored Migration

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This visa allows skilled workers (who are nominated by their employer in regional Australia) to live and work in Australia permanently. Occupation must be on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations to qualify and must have at least Competent English.
barrycoBIM Modeller/Drafter
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> @krizzia said: > Good morning sir @barryco Ask kolang po bim manager po kayo sa architect side or contractor side..salamat po sa advice nyo apply for 312111. However since main contractor side po ako na bim modeller..im afraid magkakaproblem po kasi ang descritpion ni 312111 ay “architectural draftperson”.. more on contractor na archi field draftperson po kasi ako.. wish to request advice from you po Neither architect nor contractor. I work as a BIM Manager for a BIM and VDC consulting company - it's actually a tech company na focus sa AEC industry, bali clients namin contractors, architects, and engineers. I think you have to focus on what you actually do, not with the nature of you company, they will not be scrutinized by Vetassess, mas concern nila kung anong sinasabi ng COE mo.

Family and Partner Visas

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This category is for families of permanent residents or citizens who wish to join their familes in Australia. Various family visa categories are available, from fiances, partners, children, parents and other family members of Australian citizens.
Captain_AProving defacto relationship
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> @PedalPusher said: > > @Captain_A said: > > > @PedalPusher said: > > > Hi, I am looking to apply for the onshore partner visa. 3 years na kami ng GF ko, pero hindi kami nag live together bago ako pumunta dito sa AU as PR. Pwede ba kami mag file ng PV as de facto partners? Meron kaming mga pictures, plane tickets, emails, text messages, joint accounts and bank transfers as evidence. Enough na ba iyon sa ngayon? Balak namin magpakasal but because of Covid baka matagalan pa. So pwede bang mag file muna as de facto then while waiting for the visa, ay iadd nalang ang marriage certificate? > > > > marriage license meron n kayo? > > Wala pa. Hindi pa kami magkasama sa ngayon. Ang iniisip sana namin gawin ay kumuha siya ng tourist visa, then pagkarating niya ay saka kami mag file ng onshore partner visa. Pwede po ba yun? Nagaalala ako doon sa proof namin kung enough na nga ba yun. Kasi nakalagay sa immi site na kailangan same address dapat kami. Salamat po! baka pwede kayo magpaksal na dito para derecho na

Employer Sponsored Visas

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For lawfully operating Australian and overseas employers to employ approved skilled workers for temporary vacancies in particular occupations required in Australia. Temporary visas can offer a pathway to a permanent visa.
cucci186 ENS Visa Timeline
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> @Dian said: > Salamat po s sagot. Nabasa ko po yung link, tanong ko lang din if less than 3 years, required po ba n magkaroonn ng positive assessment pa sa assessing body? For Direct Entry stream sa nursing, I was required to submit... dunno with other professions.

Study and Training Visa

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Student visas are temporary visa that allows student to study in Australia for a specific course duration. Discussion includes steps on how to apply student visa on your own.
eden.evoNURSES: What you need to know
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Hi just wanna ask paano if Pr na dito sa aus and Di pa RN. Paano Po ako makaka apply for conversion. Meron Po bang same situation sakin.

Visitor - Tourist Visa

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For people who intends to visit or extend their stay in Australia for holiday, sightseeing, social or recreational reasons, to visit relatives, friends or for other short-term non-work purposes.
batmanExtention of parent visit visa.
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@poinsettia9 nag apply kana ba ng extension? Naka bridging naman na sya pag nag apply kana. Kaya ok lng. Pede nila antay yung medical.

IELTS, PTE and OET Topics

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This Forum is related to International English Language Testing System (IELTS) , PTE , OET corner! Share your tips and tricks to get a high score. Get tips from the experts to in order to get the max score (9.0) !
karenschmarenPTE ACADEMIC
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> @awin said: > > @emil1125 said: > > Pede kaya > @awin said: > > > Good evening everyone. Would like to ask if someone here has an experience with the PTE test exam sa Trident recently? Ano po gamit na paper for taking down notes? And ilan yung capacity ng exam room? Thank you in advance. > > > > Hi @awin, for taking down notes po, they will give you paper board laminated with plastic and about the capacity of the room (more or less 25 persons pag normal) but I don't know ngayon kung nabago na. > > @emil1125 > If I am going to use templates, is it possible na maisulat mo na siya sa paper na provided before magstart exam? Or young laminated paper ba is limited lang pwede mo ilagay then need na burahin na agad? You must not write down anything hanggang di pa nagstart ang exam. The laminated papers is usually 5 pieces (not sure) and pwede naman back-to-back magsulat. If you need a new one, it's either they will give you an eraser or they will provide you with another batch of paper.

Migration Agent

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This forum is catered for topics regarding migration agents, tips in engaging, reviews and experiences of the members. Please do share your views.
AdminMNAL (My New Australian Life) Agency
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Hi @shizuoka2020, nope I haven't heard about them, you may also want to consider checking our list of migration agent reviews :) here https://pinoyau.info/plugin/page/migration-agents . Try scouting first and do a lot of research. My recommendation is Visa consort :)

Other Migration Topic

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Other migration topics that doesn't fall to above. Topics specifics to other visas, Citizenship or other special visas can be discussed here.
ladymaroonFilipino Pharmacists-KAPS EXAM
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Hello po! Meron po ba ditong Pinoy pharmacist and also registered as a pharmacist in Australia na via Student Visa yung initial pathway niya? (Or kahit kakilala nyo lang po) Then I would like to ask for some advice din po sana regarding the Visa for internship once makapasa na sa KAPS exam, especially if hindi makahanap ng sponsor. Maraming salamat po sa makakasagot.

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Captain_ACorona virus concern on big move
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extra careful guys.. all the best

Taste of Australia

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Show us your photos, showcase how beautiful Australia is.
abroaderoRoadtrip: Sydney - Canberra - Melbourne
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I did bike road trip.... Port Stephen to Brisbane. (NSW to Queensland). https://www.abroadero.com/2020/03/i-travelled-australia-using-emountain.html

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Organize a meet up or gatherings here.
seekerAULooking for new friends in Sydney
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sure Ma'am @JuanaMariana. ok lang po. drawing ata un post n to. haha. btw, lalake po ako. hehe

Family Matters

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Bringing up a family in Australia, education for kids, etc.
jake38Australia Education System - Pre-school and beyond!
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Hello po. Pa-advise naman sa inyo, alam ko natanong na ito dati kaso naguguluhan pa din ako.. Yung panganay ko ngayon ay Grade 7 dito sa pinas. Bale sa April 2020 ang plano namin pag punta. Kung ieenroll ko siya for 2nd term, anong Year siya qualified? 13yrs old siya ngayon at 21-Dec-2006 ang bday.. nag email kasi kami sa isang high school ang reply eh “The school currently caters for students from year 8 to year 12 and as your son will be in year 7, we will be unable to accommodate.” Akala namin pwede siya as year 8. Salamat po.

Working in Australia

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Work related experiences in OZ.
magueroWork as an engineer in Australia
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@erwayne I suggest icheck mo rin sa website mismo ng assessing authority for your occupation kung ano ang requirements for a successful skills assessment for your better understanding and peace of mind. Tama naman yung agency na baka mas mahaba ang work experience required pag hindi highly related ang course sa occupation. That will be specified naman sa website. For example sa case ko ang assessing authority ko was Vetassess. Pag highly related ang course 1 year work experience lang kailangan. Pero pag hindi highly related kailangan 3 years work experience.

Health Care

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Health related matters, insurance, etc
DreamerAPrivate health insurance in Australia
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@Captain_A thank you sir . medyo hindi ko lang po maintindihan ung LHC loading din? sa panganganak po pag lalabas na tulad sa nabanggit nyo ayos naman? prang mas Ok pa ata i-CS nlang ulit sakali pra nka schedule talaga?iaadmit ka nmana sa ospital pag sumasakit na tiyan or week na nng kapanganakan mo? maraming salamat po 🙂

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Are you a fan Basketball or other sports? How about hobbies like Yoga, dancing or Singing? Check this out.
pip09Basketball in Sydney 2020
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Hello po mga kabayan! Tanong ko lang sana kung meron po group dito sa Sydney na nagbabasketball na pwede salihan? Salamat! :)

Balikbayan Box

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Sending you Balikbayan Box? Where to and How to help us decide.
ali0522BALIKBAYAN BOX DURING COVID
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Okay na po ba magpadala ng balikbayan box sa pinas ngayong covid? Sydney to Manila po.

Flying to and out of Australia?

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Flight travel discussions, find the cheapest flight ticket or learn tricks from our members.
Captain_AUsing PH passport if already an AU Citizen
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i> @kramkramkram said: > AFAIK, its illegal. Once you obtain Australian citizenship, you will lose your Filipino citizenship and the validity of your passport. You have to re-apply for a Filipino citizenship, then passport. i agree, @RyanJay never mentioned he's dual citizen. so technically, his ph passport is not valid.

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Captain_AExperience in Buying Cars in Australia
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> @DreamerA said: > @Captain_A maraming salamat sir! snaa makakuha ng best deal at maka-kuha ng me mbabang interest rate. maraming salamat! mukang kailangan na tlga i-let go ang isang old car at pra bwas sakit ulo. agree.. dun tayo sa less stress..

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sionyaWanted: Virtual Assistants or Work from Home Assistants
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[preview] #COVID19 Update (22 March 2020) The ACT Chief Health Officer, Dr Kerryn Coleman, has announced 10 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the ACT’s total to 19 as at midday today. The new cases include 7 males and 3 females, aged between 21 and 67 years. ACT Health is currently undertaking thorough contact tracing of all positive test results, but can confirm that eight (8) cases are linked to overseas travel, one (1) case is a known close contact of a previously confirmed case and one (1) case follows interstate travel from Queensland. Relevant flight details will be uploaded to the www.health.act.gov.au/novelcoronavirus website shortly and the community are encouraged to visit the site if they have recently undertaken air travel to Canberra. There have been 2395 negative COVID-19 tests in the ACT as at midday on Sunday 22 March. There are currently two (2) COVID-19 patients being cared for in hospital in Canberra. The remainder of the current cases are isolating at home with the support of ACT Health. ACT Health is continuing to take appropriate public health action in line with national guidelines. Source: ACT Heatlth
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South Australia - Adelaide
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BlagajRoom For Rent -10 to 13 minutes away from Adelaide CBD
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For rent, 115 Aud per person weekly. Room good for 2 persons either couples or good friends - inclusives: Electricity, Water and Internet - House with washing machine, oven and other kitchen needs. - 10 to 15 minutes bus ride to the city - close to a park where you can relax and feel the environment. PM me for more informations... Would be glad to answer your inquiries
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We are looking for a Graduate Engineer to be a part of our team. The potential candidate should meet the following criteria: • Recently completed a Systems, Electronics, Communications or Software Engineering degree or similar • Interest in requirements management, systems engineering, assurance generally • Detailed focus • Strong documentation skills • Strong excel skills • Relevant work experience would be beneficial but not essential • Previous experience with IBM DOORS beneficial but not essential • Can start immediately Please contact me at [email protected]
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Elleeee88Room4rent Hobart
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Hi, I’m breaking my lease. The room is 2km away from the CBD, 15mins walk to CBD. Its in South Hobart. Near to bus stations, groceries, cafes, restaurants and pharmacy. Females only, no couples, no pets please. 250$ per week fully furnished. Bills not included. Pinay roommate.
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miller115Any Filipino Baptist Churches in Darwin?
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Any filipino baptist churches to recommend in Darwin? Thank you so much.
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jeharileCairns Student - Looking for a Job
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Hello my fellow Kababayan! I was hoping if anyone can help me find a job here in Cairns. I am currently studying but I can work 20 hours a week during school term and full time during Christmas Holiday. I can do any kind of work. Thank you!

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Anything goes. Kulitan, moving to another countries, opinions, etc.
ignormsAny youtuber dito?
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> @abroadero said: > Nice... Just keep on making video, post it in YouTube.https://www.abroadero.com/2020/03/i-travelled-australia-using-emountain.html Kuya Robbie! Follower moko sa YT! Haha Nice contents btw! I'm also posting vids at YT, but more of my personal misadventures, family travels, and some nonsense kulitan. Not for general public consumption I would say. Haha As for the topic, if you're going to make a youtube channel, maybe think of contents that you can sustain creating. Para makabuild ka ng following... Just my 2cents. Anyway, goodluck!

Gamers Arena

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Any gamer here? What games do you play? Share and Show case your Strategy.
thesarahveeIphone locked in Globe and I want to bring the phone in Australia
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> @hyuna14 said: > > @thesarahvee said: > > > @vamdcpa said: > > > Nagpaopenline ako s greenhills, originally locked to globe.. Anyone here who tried the same? Hopefully magwork siya when we land in june > > > > Hi under plan po ba phone nyo when you had it unlocked? > > > > Hi @thesarahvee > I need your help... Sa case ko, yes naka plan ako sa GLOBE. Iphone 11 pro max. Kapag pina openline ko ba siya sa greenhills, Gagana yung phone ko sa US? Since I'll be going to US this March. Hello the same problem natin eh. Meron bang ganyan sa greenhills? Pls share naman po if anong store kayo nagpa unlock and magkano :) thank u sorry for the late reply ngayon ko lang po nahanap ulit yung thread Na to😞

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jedh_gJourney on our Australian Citizenship Year 2020 - please share your status in this thread here
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@Cassey hope you're safe at home as you read this. Just wanted to inquire what documents will I prepare in lodging our citizenship application (checklist)? Appreciate your feedback thanks in advance!
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