Happy 2020 to all! I'm very pleased to announce that we have reached the 1 DECADE milestone! This is a proof that we continue to hold the title "Longest running Filipino Australian Forum" on the net! This will not be possible without your continued support , especially to those who kept on visiting us and helping others with their AU journey. To those who has already successfully migrated please don't forget us and continue to support our kababayan who will be next in line, while to those who are still in progress, we hope and wish you the best. May this year be a great year to everyone. Thank you!
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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.
RheaMARN1171933Engineers Australia Skills Assessment
> @"mikeez." said: > Hi po. Question lang po. Working po ako for 4 years now sa Telco field po as RF Engineer pero may 1 year work experience po ako na under consultancy contract. Wala po akong business, govt taxes for that year po. Ang question is, pag dineclare ko po ba yun sa EA, manghihingi po sila supporting documents like itr or sss or business permit? Or pwedeng hindi ko nalang po ideclare? You need to provide the necessary evidences for each employment you are declaring in order to be considered and recognised.

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.
Captain_AAre You An Engineer? (Visa 476)
> @mmagpantay546 said: > > @Captain_A said: > > this visa used to take only a month to get approved. > > Those were the days, now it usually takes more than a year. babalik pa kaya sa dati?

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.
anjelica3789Partner visa onshore
thanks alot @aanover , appreciate sharing your experiences. for now ill probably wait for 6mths to a year before we get medicals, PCC and NBI.

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.
chachaaguirreTSS 482 VISA
Hello po, Ask lang po ako sa current situation namin. May trn na po ung employer ko, na file na po ng visa agent ung visa namin kasama de facto at dalawa ko anak. Ako po primary applicant. Questions: 1. Though naka file na last Sept 2019 pa ung application namin walanpa rin request sakin sa medical, sabi ni agent wait kami advice nya? pero sa mga nababasa ko nagpasa kayo agaf ng medical? Eto kaya possible na delay ng aming application? 2. May ganito po ba na super tagal pa approve? Thajks po pls pasagot po.

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.

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.
> @oselie said: > still waiting may booked tickets ka na?

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) !
> @MrMocha said: > Hi Everyone! Happy New Year. I'm a newbie here in this forum and I need your comments po re: my PTE score. I took my exam yesterday and got the results this morning. > > I'm not sure if I should be happy about it coz I don't know if passed ako or failed. Based on my readings dito sa forum, nakikita ko is 79. In my case, 78 ang overall score and my scores sa communicative and enabling skills are more than 65 naman except written discourse. Ok na po ba un? It's my first time to take the exam and ayoko na mag retake sana. > > Hoping for your feedback po. TIA! hey, narito ang mga tip para sa nakasulat na diskurso https://www.ptegurus.com/blog/how-to-perform-well-in-pte-written-discourse/

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.
RheaMARN1171933Best Migration Agent in Philippines - Subclass 189 - Civil Engineer
> @Captain_A said: > > @RheaMARN1171933 said: > > > @Captain_A said: > > > > @RheaMARN1171933 said: > > > > > @Captain_A said: > > > > > > @xakniferrand said: > > > > > > Hi everyone. Can you help me on choosing the best Migration Agent that could help me on the application for Permanent Residency - Subclass 189 Independent to Australia?. > > > > > > > > > > if you have 85pts and above and no extraordinary case/issue, you may do it your own > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > It’s not about the points you have, it’s the strategy you want to use and at times an agent can give you a different perspective you’ve never seen. > > > > > > what i mean was if sure sya sa points nya na 85points, i dont mean na yun lang makukuha s agent if thats how u understand it. > > > > > > anyway, also if not extraordinary case, better to do it yourself like what most forum pips did to save money, like thousands of money siguro mga 10,000AUD. > > > > > > imagine this big some of money you can save if you do it yourself. > > > > > > you can learn strategies by patiently researching, as long as you have time to do it, isipin mo na lang iyong approximately 400,000 pesos na mase-save mo.. > > > > > > its up to you syempre, if may budget ka nmn then go to agent 😁 > > > > Wow! Is that how much fees agents charge nowadays? That’s crazY and I’m gutted for those who pay for such amount. We only charge more or less P100,000 to assist from start to finish it sickens me when I hear about these agents trying to capitalise on people aspiring for a better future. And it’s sad that people fall into this trap out of desperation. > > wow thats a big difference. well, those interested to hire an agent might want to contact you. Are you sure that’s how much it costs? I still can’t believe it! I’m gobsmacked by it! We better increase our fees! - of course not!

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.
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A general discussion area about Australia where topics doesn't fall on any categories.
Captain_ALTO-DFA Authentication Certification (PHL Driver's License)
> @ali0522 said: > need po ba ipa red riboon yung lto certificate? no need, but take note without a PH license, VicRoads do not honor this.

Taste of Australia

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Show us your photos, showcase how beautiful Australia is.
Noodles12Roadtrip: Sydney - Canberra - Melbourne
Sharing my Sydney to Melbourne trip last weekend. It was around a 10hr drive including toilet break and stop over to eat via Hume highway. We left Sydney at 5:30am and arrived at Melbourne around 4pm. The drive was not too bad but kind of boring(lol), maybe because there is not much scenic view except maybe from the windmills (Not sure what place it was). Make sure you had a good sleep the night before because the loooooong drive will definitely make you feel sleepy, and take loooots of coffee. LOL Be sure to visit these place when you get to Melbourne. - Great Ocean road (this will make your Sydney to Melbourne long drive worth it. ) - Twelve Apostles - Phillip Island - Brighton Bath Boxes

EB's and Get Together

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Organize a meet up or gatherings here.
SGtoAUPinoys in Rockhampton
Sino po mga taga Rockhampton dito? Would love to connect thank you!

Family Matters

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Bringing up a family in Australia, education for kids, etc.
jake38Australia Education System - Pre-school and beyond!
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.
BashyFor Accountants - how long did it take you to get a job?
Hi, tanong ko lang. Ive been browsing Jobseek.com, based sa mga qualifications is “CA/CPA or close to completion“ ang essential criteria, does that mean for Chartered Accountants yun at hindi yun CPA ng PH, right? Napansin ko din na mas mababa ang sahod sa jobs na hindi yun nirerequire. Medyo mahirap din pala maghanap ng work. Pls advise. Thanks

Health Care

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Health related matters, insurance, etc
YunaBecoming a pharmacist in Australia
Hello po! I am a registered pharmacist since 2014 with a 3 year community experience in the Philippines.. Now I am here in Aus with a partner visa and now waiting for my PR hopefully this year. I've decided I want to pursue my career here.. sayang naman. I understand that I have to apply to have my documents assessed and then take the KAPS exam. Just wondering if anyone has any experience pursuing their career as pharmacist here in Australia? I am in desperate need of guidance. Is it worth it? Also how did you go about the documents? What are the chances of getting approved with my experience and qualification? Any tips, help or advise is much appreciated! Salamat po

Remittance/Exchange Rate

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Sending money to the Philippines? Useful tips in selecting between providers.
theado15What is your Trusted Remittance Center?
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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.

Balikbayan Box

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Sending you Balikbayan Box? Where to and How to help us decide.
cyborg5LBC Brisbane sucks big friggin time
I asked for a box since November 11 and none arrived. End of story.

Flying to and out of Australia?

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Flight travel discussions, find the cheapest flight ticket or learn tricks from our members.
engr_boyNew migrant: anong pwede dalhin from pinas to au
@cucci yan yung vietnamese ata. akala ata nya walang pork sa australia haha. mukhang magbabarque si ate. sayang na bakasyon nya may record pa sya. di kasi nagbabasa ng news. ang higpit ngayon dahil sa african swine flu epidemic sa ASEAN.

Other Info Bout OZ

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All other things or information you want to know about Australia
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New South Wales - Sydney
New South Wales - Sydney
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Captain_Ahighschool grad pero nc2 caregiver
> @wheendy said: > hello po tanong ko lang po may chance ba ako na maka pag work sa australia high school grad may NCII caregiver certificate. may minimeet po ba na units na required? salamat po maliit po na chance, you may need to study again as they have a different standards in australia
Victoria - Melbourne
Victoria - Melbourne
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ACT - Canberra
ACT - Canberra
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We’re looking for a housemate! 1 bedroom for rent, for a single person or a couple, living in a shared house accomodation in Mawson, ACT. 5 mins to Westfield Woden and near The Canberra Hospital. For long-term lease. Available by February 2020.
South Australia - Adelaide
South Australia - Adelaide
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sabbRoom for rent at Dudley Park (6 km from Adelaide City)
Hi, I am a post graduate student at the University of Adelaide, looking for a female flat mate (student or professional). This will be available from 1st February 2020. Address accessibility - Regency Road, Churchill Road, South Road - Nearby bus station, 3 minute walk - 1 bus ride to the city - 6 minute walk to train station - 1 train ride to the city (Islington station) -Shopping mall (Churchill and bunnings) -TafeSA in 10 minutes Room - Fully furnished (bed, study table, chair, wardrobe and air condition. - Shared kitchen, dining, living, laundry and toilet/bathroom. - All utility bills included (water, electricity, gas and unlimited internet) Tenant - Rental amount: $175/wk (for single room) or $150/wk (for shared room per person) - Have to pay 2 weeks in advance. Payment fortnightly every Friday via bank account only - 4 week bond =$700 - non-smoker non-alcoholic /no illegal activities - Respectful and clean Please contact me via E-mail for more details. Thank you.
Western Australia - Perth
Western Australia - Perth
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batmanPermanent Resident
> @DonnaMay said: > Hi po, ano pong mas okay magapply ng work onshore or offshore? Ano pong pros and cons? Thanks Regardless same requirements and criteria naman.
Queensland - Brisbane
Queensland - Brisbane
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Des2019IANAATI - CCL exam - additional 5 points for 189/190 visa
> @JohndAU said: > hello all! just wanted to say thank you sa lahat ng tips at review materials provided dito sa forum especially by @BrizyFilo and @kailey. I passed the test I took last December 5th in Melbourne. Buti na lang hindi umabot ng dalawang buwan ang paghihintay.. Sana pumasa din lahat ng mga Pinoy na nakasabay ko. > > Good luck din sa mga magte-take and hopefully we'll get invitations very soon. Congrats! anyone takers for april in Karsten?
Tasmania - Hobart
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shela_79_02EB in Hobart?
Malapit lang pala kayo @Enzeru08. Sa northgate din kami nag gogrocery. Hope to meet you guys.
Northern Territory- Darwin
Northern Territory- Darwin
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zairishWork and life in Darwin
Hi po, bago palang po dito sa forum... Kamusta po kayong lahat? Planning din po pumunta ng Darwin, ano po kaya ang status ng employment sa isang electrical engineer?
Other States, City, Suburb, Location
Other States, City, Suburb, Location
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jeharileCairns Student - Looking for a Job
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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Housing & Rentals

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Looking and offering accomodations
Guwi27Looking for Flat/Apartment/Room for 2(Couple) this February 12,2020
In Ballarat Victoria po yung location. Thank you

Jobs-Seeking & Openings

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Job opportunities and employment corner
GinoExample format CV, resume and cover letter here in australia
Hi, Ako din po pasend sana ko format or sample ng resume dito sa australia. Thank you so much! Email address:[email protected]

Goods & Services

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Sell goods and other services here
ArjayStephenLooking for Pinoy plumber - Sydney
Hello sir po pwede po ako sa kaylangan nyo pipe fitter po ako sa shipyard Japan 4 years Napo ako dito pano po ba mag apply sainyo sir


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Cars, Vans, Parts Accessiories, Sale & Rental
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Loose talk, Kulitan & off-topic

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Anything goes. Kulitan, moving to another countries, opinions, etc.

Gamers Arena

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Any gamer here? What games do you play? Share and Show case your Strategy.
RabsrsWhat's your favorite app?
Android assistant and Android helper are good , i used to use the Android Manager , but it doesn't work for me , Google has their web site, or you can check it out on their website

Information Tech Thingy

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Discuss any IT related stuff here
rigilabogadoMagdadala ng desktop
Hello po. Pwede po ba magdala ng mga PC parts sa check in baggage papunta australia? Mayron po bang mga fee? or like bawal magdala ng mga hard drive/ ssd na may mga downloaded movies and software?

Suggestions for improvement

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help suggest to improve the Forum site
AdminImmiTracker Feature - need inputs
AHH!!! good point. yes we can keep it basic. pwede rin siguro add what visa type 190, 189, etc

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