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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.
crashbandicootAustralian Computer Society Skills Application
> @alegria0407 said: > Got my skills assessment today. :) Congrats!! Ilang weeks inabot sayo? :)

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.
John316491 Visa Application
Hi Ms. @RheaMARN1171933 . This might be off topic pero want to ask you something. I am under ANZSCO 233211 as Civil Engineer. Civil Engineer in the Philippines includes Structural Engineer. My experience are all under Structural Engineer. When I got assessed by EA, I initially nominated ANZSCO 233214 Structural Engineer. Hoiwever, the governing bodies gave me a message that I cannot be assessed as Structural Engineer because I graduated as Civil Engineer. To shorten the story, I was assessed as Civil Engineer. Now, in my visa application, I indicated that I am under ANZSCO 233211 Civil Engineer, but the job description and details are as Structural Engineer. I had a correspondence with the case officer saying that my job description is not according to the description of ANZSCO 233211 Civil Engineer. Any thoughts on what I should respond to?

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.
vet_girlPARTNER VISA (Subclass 309 & 100)
Hello po. Nagrant po yung 309 ko last December 2020. Since mukhang mahirap magbook ng flight para makapag 1st entry ako before visa expiry sa December, napagusapan namin ni hasban na magrequest ng extension. Meron po ba sa inyo ang dumaan po sa process na ito or kung meron po kayong suggestion for another plan of action. Marami pong salamat!

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.
DerylC186 ENS Visa Timeline
Hello po, I'm just confused and gusto ko lang mag clarify ng some questions. So I had 2 years work experience as an Industrial Engineer in PH. I finished my Masters here in Australia, currently employed as an Industrial Engineer and I will be earning my 1 year work experience here in Australia on August. Naka visa 485 na po ako ngayon for 1 year. I also had my positive skills assessment from Engineers Australia and for my two years work experience. Kaya po ngayon winowork around ko nalang ung 1 year work experience ko onshore to complete 3 yrs requirements ng ENS DE. Question is, in ENS DE, under proof of skills and qualifications document, it states that they do not accept a skills assessment obtained for visa subclass 485. Clarify ko lang po if iaaccept ba nila ung 1 yr obtained work experience ko dito under visa 485? Ipapaassess ko din naman ulit ung 1 year work experience ko sa EA after I gained 1 yr work experience. Medyo nag worry lang ako sa nabasa ko. Salamat po and keep safe always!

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.
maguero40 yo to take student visa as a pathway to PR... possible?
@France11 I suggest you guys focus on getting your wife qualified to practice here, so either option 2 or 3. Her occupation has a higher chance of getting an ITA in the future & unlike Marketing Specialist, her occupation isn't limited to a state-sponsored visa. My nominated occupation was Marketing Specialist & it took me almost 2 years to get an ITA because not a lot of states sponsor this occupation & those who do, don't invite a lot of us. That was 3 years ago when it was generally easier to get an ITA. Right now, states are focusing on inviting onshore applicants but we don't know what the situation will be when you graduate. Anyway, you can still study once you get here so you don't have to give up this plan. But I think if you want to move here permanently then your chances of doing so are much higher through your wife's occupation.

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.

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) !
renzkimwellPTE ACADEMIC
Hello Mamser, ask ko lang po has anyone followed Jimmyssemm's template for DI-RL? This one below. is it effective? Eventhough we speak of non-sense as long as we say this? thanks p osa sasagot [preview]

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.
AdminRespall Migration Australia vs Ms. Gigi Processing Fee
> @star07 said: > Hi po. I have also tried reaching out to Ms. Gigi - sent her 3 emails na and I have also filled in yun assessment form nila sa website but wala pa rin response. 2 weeks na ako waiting. Just wondering if ganito ba talaga sila katagal mag reply? I was thinking baka closed na yun ReachOut Migration due to the pandemic??? Ill try to reach her and check what's going on :)

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.
> @engineer20 said: > @wizardofOz congrats, sa wakas natapos din ang lakbayin hehe Sa wakas nga! mga in the next few months nalang ako apply passport.. di pa naman ata magagamit :)

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A general discussion area about Australia where topics doesn't fall on any categories.
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May Site Engineer (Civil) po ba dito? Baka pwedeng makahingi ng reference ng CDR. Magsussubmit na ako sa Friday, gusto ko lang idouble check yung pinagsusulat especially sa Summary Statement ko at understanding ng MSA Booklet is tama or almost there. Salamat!

Taste of Australia

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Show us your photos, showcase how beautiful Australia is.
CasseyUrgent Positions: Pharmacy Assistants
Hi, Chemist Warehouse Highpoint (Melbourne) is in urgent need for Pharmacy Assistants. S3 training will be provided by the company. Please send your resume to [email protected] If you have any queries, just pm me. Thank you.

EB's and Get Together

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Organize a meet up or gatherings here.
devon31So lonely
Hello po I'm new here in tassie.. sino po ba ang close dito sa burnie maybe po pd tayo mag meet at mag kape sa labas.. Meliza

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.
testerkunoAny advice PlanIt hiring?
> @mgray said: > > @amc1890 said: > > > @testerkuno said: > > > yung kakilala ko june-28th na final interview, automation tester post, then she got her JO yesterday. Surname: O > > > > nakatanggap po ba sya survey? thanks po > > Kapag po ba nakatanggap na ng 2 surveys most likely pasado na? parang hindi pa ren po ata, check check lang po talaga sa candidate portal kung naka on-going pa po status

Health Care

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Health related matters, insurance, etc
Hello, just wondering any nurses na nakakuha ng PR 186 dito? I'm from NZ po, and I told to my employer if possible PR 186 instead of TSS and ibigay nila. may direct grant po ba rito offshore? Thank you

Remittance/Exchange Rate

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Sending money to the Philippines? Useful tips in selecting between providers.
fruitysNew Online Remittance Partner - Sable Remit
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.
xeegoTable Tennis Social Game
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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You can give this thread try :)

Flying to and out of Australia?

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Flight travel discussions, find the cheapest flight ticket or learn tricks from our members.
nahodoudehaTSS 482 Visa_Return Ticket [Pandemic]
Hi guys, Sa mga holders ng TSS 482 Visa, one way ticket lang ba binili niyo? Parang may nabasa kasi ako na kailangan daw ng return ticket? Totoo ba ito?

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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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christinenangJoin to group in the Facebook - Pinoy AP
Hi i agree. Me and my friends tried joining without any luck? I have no idea what we must do to join this exclusive facebook group. Pinoy AU Sydney Does anyone know who runs the group and how much money they want members to pay to join there group?
Victoria - Melbourne
Victoria - Melbourne
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chercandaJob Opening in a consulting company in Melbourne
> @atonibay said: > Job Title Programme Manager-SP > Job Description Purpose of the Role: > Execute large scale, multi –dimensional, complex programs to meet and exceed Client outcomes. The responsibilities would include managing major business initiatives on behalf of the client, across multiple application portfolios, impacting one or more client business units. Achieve the business objectives of the program sponsors and ensure effective communication across key stakeholder groups. > As a high value practitioner and thought leader, you will also be able and willing to contribute to developing Infosys Consultings IP and capability in respect to Program Management and Agile Delivery. As a practitioner you will bring deep experience that can contribute to methodology, training and tool development that can amplify and accelerate our speed and capability to deliver engagements for our Clients. As a thought leader, you will be an innovator who can contribute towards thought leadership that will enhance our brand and reputation in the market. This will also enable you to add value to offer and proposal development to stimulate and convert market demand. > > > Job Responsibilities: >  Manage and motivate Client stakeholders and Infosys team members to create momentum and a high performance culture respectively. >  Work closely with other Infosys Consulting teams and other Infosys Delivery Units to ensure; management of scope, schedule, risks, configuration, change, communication, issue escalation, budget, quality, delivery resources & people with the objective of ensuring program management of the highest standards >  Develop thought leadership to drive points of view in the market and contribute to business development through RFP/RFI responses and proactive offer development >  Participate in practice building activity as a valued contributor to the program management and agile delivery community. This may involve recruitment, training and knowledge management activity to mature our capability and practitioners > Qualities, Experience, and Skills: >  Industry – We are interested in practitioners and thought leaders who have Financial Services, Telco or Energy and Utilities experience. We are happy to speak to talent that has deep experience in one of these industries or who has demonstrated agility across one or more >  Capability – We are interested in practitioners and thought leaders who can bring a ‘Bi-modal’ capability blending traditional program management disciplines or execute agile delivery methods as required. >  Consulting mindset – In addition to industry and capability skill sets you are a problem solver at heart. You know how to frame problems and break them. You are able to step outside of your primary skill set and be comfortable and credible in adjacent skill-sets such as change management and financial management. In doing this you can be a transformation agent not simply a project manager. > > Qualificaitons: >  Certifications in traditional project management disciplines such as PRINCE2 or PMBOK >  Certifications in Agile delivery methods such as PMI-ACP >  Cerificaition in change management such as Prosci or in Financial analysis such as CPA. > > > Hiring Country: Australia > Work Location: Melbourne > Type of Employment: Permanent - Full time Hi, are you working in this company? Pwede mo ask if hiring pa sila? Salamat :)
ACT - Canberra
ACT - Canberra
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katnissany tips po for looking/buying for secondhand cars in ACT?
sorry for the super delayed update: Nov 2017 we were looking for cars, Dec 2017 we bought our secondhand car. Bad experience: We initially went to a Holden dealership, as they were selling a brand new car within our budget (we were ready to pay cash). But from the start, the sales guy was already rude. Went to Toyota and we felt like we weren't really taken seriously that time. Good experience: We found a dealership (lennock) and bought a secondhand car instead from there. We fell in love with the car after the test drive and also because the salesman was really friendly and explained things in detail to us. Almost 3 years na sya and only one had major fix needed. I think we're just lucky po that we got a really good car. :)
South Australia - Adelaide
South Australia - Adelaide
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jerichokyawBudget for Migration? First Entry
Hi, Im a PR holder about to migrate to AUS, I'll be living alone, no sponsor,I will be 19 on 2021, will not go to College at Aus. (typically no degree or vocational certificates) i'll most likely be working minimum wage jobs , Im worried I will find a hard time finding any jobs before I run out of money, how much should I save up?How many months of living expense should I keep? airfares? other fees?
Western Australia - Perth
Western Australia - Perth
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NikkiBaykalHello anyone working in a private age care in geraldton???
Hi anyone working in geraldton?? In a private age care?? Would like to ask some questions po, not sure if i can write the name of facility but i just want to know more about that particular age care thank you
Queensland - Brisbane
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jumperNAATI - CCL exam - additional 5 points for 189/190 visa
Batchmates for June 21 NAATI CCL exam. I received my results after 10 business days - July 5 and I passed :D . Thank you sa crash course ni ms @MumVeng PM me for more details
Tasmania - Hobart
Tasmania - Hobart
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MissusGEB in Hobart?
Hello sa inyo! Family of 3 planning for BM around Aug, baka meron kayong massuggest san makakahanap ng place to stay in Hobart? :) Thanks sa inyo! Sana makita namin kayo pagdating namin :)
Northern Territory- Darwin
Northern Territory- Darwin
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JRoma1828Aspiring Teacher Applicant
Hello po, good evening.. pwede po ba akong makahingi ng format ng Supervised Teaching Practice Certificate, need ko lang po kasi kumuha sa university ko, wala po kasi silang idea kung paano po yung format na gagawin.. big thanks po.. here is my email address: [email protected]
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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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christinenangroom to rent in darlinghurst area
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Job opportunities and employment corner
wandererPHJob Openings - Finance, Audit, IT & Mgt Consulting Roles
Cloud operations (IT). Meron pa bo? Kddting ko lng po last March 28 sa sydney. @filozjobs

Goods & Services

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Sell goods and other services here
smargioMobile Plans, NBN Plans at your service!
Anyone who is interested to join or switch their NBN Plans that uses Telstra network and there is no lock in contracts? There are different plans from $59/mth to $79/mth with unlimited data on all plans. For mobile plans we have plans starting from 20$ to 40$ All Aussie based support. No setup fee on BYO modem plans. If interested, PM me for more info.


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Cars, Vans, Parts Accessiories, Sale & Rental
tangentphCar Service Available in Sydney
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Bing1218Newly opened Dental Clinic
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Anything goes. Kulitan, moving to another countries, opinions, etc.
jakibantilesAny youtuber dito?
Hi po! Sharing our first ever Youtube video! Train ride from Liverpool to Kiama NSW na may konting padyak at tulak ng bike! Please subscribe for more AU videos! Thank you!

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
> @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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AdminTelstra is giving consumer and small business customers extra data
[preview] Telstra is giving consumer and small business customers extra data to support working and studying from home or self-isolating, as part of the national response to COVID-19. Post-Paid customers (both mobile and mobile broadband) can get an extra 25GB of data on their plan to use in Australia within 30 days. Pre-Paid customers with an active recharge of $40+ can get 10GB of extra data to use in Australia within 28-30 days (depending on your plan). The data won't rollover. Register your details below to get extra data. Telstra will send you an SMS to confirm once it's been applied to your account - it should take about 48 hours. It will be available within 48 hours and you'll be notified by SMS once it's been applied. Ineligible phone numbers won't receive a notification.

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