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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.
joselle.syAustralian Computer Society Skills Application
Hi, I was able to get a 1-pager CoE from my previous employer with job roles and responsibilities. The thing is, it is too specific with regard to the tools used in our company, and because those tools are proprietary, i am doubtful that it would not suffice. I am planning to also get a stat dec from my previous manager there. Would submitting both be okay? Thanks! :)

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.
jammynessInquiry: 491/489 visa
Hello po. Inquiry about 491 visa. For example, di makahanap ng work sa state na nagsponsor, is it allowable to find job sa ibang region/state? Thank you.

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.
enriquezsarahChild Visa (Subclass 101)
> @rjlim said: > hello anyone na yung kids ay nag travel to AU under child visa 101 tapos di kasama parents? > > ask ko lang kung hindi na ba talaga kelangan ng DSWD minor travel clearance kapag under PR visa ang bata? Hello. Sa case po ng pamangkin ko, may binigay po silang Travel Exemption Clearance parin from Regional office ng DSWD. May I ask po sino ang kasama ng bata? Same case po kasi tayo. Tanong ka nadin po if ano po ang visa ng mag aaccompany sa kanya?

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.
pumpkinExceeded Processing Time
> @Enad said: > May CO contact na ako after 6 months of lodging the visa. Hopefully ma-action agad once completed na ang req’d docs. Laban lang :) Anong visa type and occupation mo?

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.
vbdalugdogStudent Visa 2022 Intake
@corrappyka_CE update lng sa details @vbdalugdog | Cert IV in Laboratory Techniques and Diploma of Laboratory Technology | TasTAFE |Hobart, Tasmania | | Feb 2022 | DIY (ako yung exempt person niya) | 09-01-22 | 18-01-22 | 26-01-22 @lizzi thank God din kasi Feb 2 na yung orientation niya. So we were hoping na DG and before the orientation maka fly in na siya. Thank God na release yesterday. Aussie day gift. Don't worry lapit nadin yan for you.

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.
mariedriscoll[Question] Tourist Visa 600 Current Overseas Employment
Hi @lunarcat, thank you! yes po, included naman po ung sa business ko po, may business permit kaso sa COE and leave of absences sa employer wala po ako eh. Tapos ung di ko pa nasasagutan yung nakaattach an image kasi employed ako kaso no office address sila sa pinas , sa states lang, ayun po ba ilalagay ko na main address ung sa states address ng employer ko po? Thank you!

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) !
> @haringkingking said: > > @haringkingking said: > > > @unbusybee said: > > > Thank you so much @datch29!!! :) > > > > Good luck to your exam, @unbusybee! Make yourself busy! :P > > Busy studying ah! Haha joke 'yung previous comment ko, baka ma-misunderstood. :P Hahaha! Maraming salamat, @haringkingking :D

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.
kaaruHas anyone tried AMVS Legal or Carmine Mercorella as agen
> @miner2013 said: > Hi, I just availed the normal program. For the services, Carmine responds to queries promptly. The english class also is very good. They have a schedule for each applicant and have weekly exams. > > have you availed of their services already? > Hello po. I have not availed yet of their services. Though im interested dun sa migration plus (seems attractive na may job offer na pag migrate).. Question lang po - how did you settle the payment? Dun kasi sa option nila, if via CC, they ask for card details including the CVC. im not comfortable to give the card details.. thanks

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.
CbantilanSending Money FROM Philippines to Australian Bank
> @wizardofOz said: > > @engineer20 said: > > > @wizardofOz said: > > > Hi everyone.. what is the best way to send money FROM the Philippines to an Australian bank account? > > > > > > Based sa nabasa ko, kapag bank-to-bank (e.g. BDO to NAB) malaki daw service fee and mababa exchange rates? > > > > > > May nakapagtry naba through Western Union from Pinas? TIA > > > > uy, bibili na ng bahay hehe. kung significant amount mas ok at safe yung bank to bank. > > Hahaha di nemen heheh... > > Nafigure-out ko na best way (for me at least)... mababa palitan kapag Wester Union... 40Php Selling nila for 1AUD then my fee na around 800 pesos > > > Nag pa bank to bank na lang ako thru BPI.... 38Php ang selling then 1K pesos fee.. then within the same day, pumasok na sa NAB account ko > > Hi @wizardofOz kung bank to bank transfer to BPI to NAB, OTC po ba ito or via phone banking po?

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Family Matters

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Bringing up a family in Australia, education for kids, etc.
xeegoHow to put daughter in childcare
Assuming that you will have night shifts, best option is if you can have somebody to give care to her while you are at work, like a relative. Your daughter will be starting school with her age, and OSHC normally starts at around 6am in the morning, and ends at 6pm in the evening. If you'll be working nightshifts, you'll need someone to care for her during the night. That's tough, but you might be able to talk with your employer or supervisor and work out a fair schedule that will suit your situation.

Working in Australia

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Work related experiences in OZ.
pattyrossAny advice PlanIt hiring?
> @mgray said: > > @fudge123 said: > > > @metal said: > > > May mga kilala po ba kayo na nag decline sa current offer? > > > > meron nagdecline dito nagpost sa > > > > sadly if galing ka sa singapore or have a big family, i think planits aud offer will be lower considering tax sa australia is 32-37% depending on your salary bracket and cost of living is generally higher if na sa bigger cities ka like sydney or melbourne. > > How much po ideal salary dapat? Hi, UP ko lng tong question n to. Any idea how much is the ideal salary ?

Health Care

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Health related matters, insurance, etc
Hi po. Asking po sana ng any idea and advise for nurse pathway sa Cairns Australia. I'm a company nurse dito po sa PH. Graduate po ako 2010 pa. Pwed pa din po ba mag apply for conversion or need na po ba mag bachelor? May nakita po ko CQU QL - Rockhampton pero 3 years for Bachelor. Also sa IELTS po 7 band score po ba talaga pag mag aaral sa school? My sister po ako sa Cairns na pwed po ako tulungan sa pag aaral. yung CQU rockhampton po ang malapit na school na possible ko po applayan for schooling. Thank you in advance po. God Bless

Remittance/Exchange Rate

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Sending money to the Philippines? Useful tips in selecting between providers.
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It's harder to get money out of PH compared to inbound, but you can do it through the big banks like BDO and BPI.

Hobbies and Activities

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Are you a fan Basketball or other sports? How about hobbies like Yoga, dancing or Singing? Check this out.
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Uy lapit lang! Regular yung sched ng Saturday?

Balikbayan Box

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Sending you Balikbayan Box? Where to and How to help us decide.
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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_AMNL to PER
> @mathe009 said: > I have recently been granted my partner visa. My partner is from Western Australia and we have been looking at flights going to Perth, but the options seems to be very limited. (Noting that there are no direct flights from Manila :'( ) I was wondering if anyone can provide tips and advises? We're hoping that I will be able to travel before the year ends. > *We are also looking at flights to Brisbane and Sydney (then book the domestic flight after the quarantine there), but given the strict protocols in Perth, my partner reckon it's better to go via Brisbane than Sydney. > > Sorry, I'm not sure if I've missed any articles about this if in case it's available. Would appreciate any responses. > > Thank you! Western Australia, where Perth is, is currently closed borders with other states and international flights, ideally by November it will open up, no announcement yet also in November, international flights will resume in Sydney while Brisbane has not committed yet when will they open. better always be updated on the news.

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rksal11Need help with Accommodation in Northern Beaches
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South Australia - Adelaide
South Australia - Adelaide
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petiteIndustrial Engineer in SA
Hello po! Anu po update sa job market sa SA for IE(Planning/procurement)? I was invited kasi for SA 491 visa pero was thinking of declining it and waiting on 190 visa from NSW at 90+5 points for better job opportunities and hoping for an increase in migration levels din next FY. Is it worth the risk given unstable migration ngayong pandemic? Thank you!
Western Australia - Perth
Western Australia - Perth
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frouAny Filipino Community in Albany or Geraldton?
> @reachmond said: > Following up po, baka meron po ditong makapansin, mag migrate po kami soon sa ALBANY at nakakuha po ng job c misis ko sa JUNIPER Korumup at on process npo VISA nmin... Looking for House or 2 rooms to rent po. Salamat! Hello po..I have an incoming interview po sa Juniper Albany din..may taning po sana ako sa kung kumusta na mn yung interview ni misis mo? Ang kumusta na po yung visa processing onshore po ba kayo? Thank you
Queensland - Brisbane
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EricTCNAATI - CCL exam - additional 5 points for 189/190 visa
> @steven said: > Good Day po sa lahat :smile: Please allow me to bring up this particular post from "Iscah Australian Migration" facebook page. Sino po dito sa inyo ang may additional na information, thoughts, or advice whether this is something that we should be concerned about. For me, I'm a bit worried dito kasi kasali ako don sa first batch ng ONLINE NAATI CCL Test last March 2021 na gumamit ng "ProctorExam" which is a web-based infrastructure for remote exams. > [preview] > > Thanks for this info.
Tasmania - Hobart
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MissusGEB in Hobart?
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Looking and offering accomodations
brownsugar149Looking for a room to rent in the City.
> @hikari said: > > @brownsugar149 said: > > I'll be landing in Adelaide. If anyone has a room in the CBD area or somewhere close, please send me a message. > > Thank you. > > Kung magisa ka lang and looking for a room then check gumtree, flatmates, FB marketplace. > If you cannot secure a place to rent, maybe you can check with airbnb first then saka na lang hanap ng pangrerentahan dito. It is much easier to look for a room to rent rather than a whole house/apartment. Thank you.

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athelene13 Places to Search for Jobs
> @mrs_hopeful said: > Wow! I sincerely appreciate your answer, its very detailed! Its been a while since I prepared a resume, >10yrs. So I felt like a beginner all over again! Lol. I even saw a resume with an attached power point presentation, but my personal taste is also upto 2 pages max. > > Thanks again @athelene , your response was very helpful! I can definitely relate! It's been 6 years since I last applied for work, so I was pretty rusty too when I was preparing my resume. I've attended tons of career seminars in the past years, so I'm happy to pass on the knowledge :smile: Just remember that the resume won't get you the job; its purpose is to get you an interview. The interview is what will get you a job, because that's the time you can show the prospective employer your personality and attitude towards work.

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Sell goods and other services here
smargioMobile Plans, NBN Plans at your service!
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fgsPhilippines Vettassess Fee
> @roldan008 said: > Hi gusto ko lang po ishare ung isang sitwasyon po ng kasama namin na pa Australia. Isa pong mekaniko, kami po ay nakatapos at nakapasa sa Vettassess para sa isang mining company sa Australia, sa kasamaang palad ng dahil sa Covid , hindi na po natuloy ang aming pag alis. Ngayon hinanapan kami ng Agency ng new employer, at naging ok na ung isa naming kasama. ang concern ko lang po, okay po ba yong ginawa ng agency na kami daw ang magbabayad ng Vettassess fee and twice daw namin babayaran ito dahil nakadalawang employer kami. > > salamat po sa makakapag bigay ng Idea and information. Skills Assessment is usually valid for 3 years. Unless its already expired, i dont think your agency will have to reapply for a new one for a different employer. If they insist, ask a copy of your new skills assessment as a proof that they really applied for a new skills assessment. Otherwise it is just a money making technique.

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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
> @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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fgsDrafter aga 45
> @romar_7655Yr said: > Hello po mga kabayan ako isang drafter po dito sa Singapore nangangarap na makapunta ng Australia pero ako ano 45 years old na po ako posible pa po ba na magkaroon ako ng pagkakataon na makapunta. At kung drafter po sa anong skill po ba sya dapat ipaassess, salamat po. You can still come on a work visa but the skilled migrant visa has an age limit of 45 years must be invited to apply before you turn 45. Applications for a permanent skilled visa after you turn 45 is extremely limited unless you are a high income earner applicant . You must be atleast 3 years on a work visa with a minimum income of $158,500 for each of the 3 years prior to application.

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