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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.
atheleneArchitect - Applying as Architectural Draftsperson
> @athelene > Thank you so much for your reply, I highly appreciate.. thanks also for sharing your inputs as well about archi.. we get an idea and know more of what’s really going on there and what to expect.. hoping there’ll be also a need for archi not just for draftings, but we can be also involve in BIM Revit or Site Archi Coordination works.. supervisor on finishings, interior works.. etc.. You're welcome. There's actually some demand for BIM Managers or architectural technicians with lots of BIM experience, but again the key issue that seems to arise is "local work experience." The way I see things (just my opinion ha), migrants are more like "outsiders" because they have no knowledge of and experience in the Australian workplace. Knowledge of Australian building codes/regulations are key to practicing the profession, but it will take months or years to teach/train a new migrant about these stuff. I'm guessing that's why they prefer someone who's had years of local experience, instead of a new migrant. Not all companies have the time, resources, or an experienced employee willing to train a newbie, because training involves work hours that could be spent on billable tasks instead. Australia's minimum wages are one of the highest in the world, so living costs in Australia is quite high due to the fact that companies pay a lot for labour. In case no one in this forum has mentioned it (or maybe no one really knew about this), it's quite common for Australians to start working part-time from age 15 or 16, even for just a retail or hospitality job (like McDo). Then when they go to for further education (whether VET or university), they would look for part-time work in design firms while they study, so they get exposed to the industry quite early. By the time they graduate from MArch (which is required if they're looking to register as an architect), they could easily have at least 3 years of industry experience, which is pretty much the minimum that employers are looking for. Those young Australians with years of knowledge and experience is what we're competing against. Even though our architectural training is more technical (wala sila masyadong engineering sciences sa curriculum nila), sa palagay ko mas habol ng companies ang knowledge on local regulations and software skills (Adobe Creative Suite).

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.
nutzagi26491 Visa Application
> @engineerphils said: > > @nutzagi26 said: > > hello po... may nakapagtry na po ba sa inyo ng 491 sa tasmania? any news po kung nagaaccept pa sila ng offshore? > > accepting sila kapag nasa TSOL ka. ang kagandahan sa tas, kapag high caliber 491 ka pwede ka nila bgyan ng 190 kaya lang po hindi po high calibrr ung skills ko pero nagtry pa din po ako magsubmit, hoping na mainvite din 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 Hindi ko lang po alam kung gano katagal ang paghinhintay😊

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.
chamarkProspective Marriage Visa 300- 2020 waiting group!
> @chingisabel said: > > @chamark said: > > > @chingisabel said: > > > Sis @chamark hows your arrival and quarantine? ☺️ > > > > Very smooth naman sis. Pagdating ko sa sydney sasalubong sayo yung mga military personel and nurses. Then ull be transported via bus sa quarantine hotel. Iam at novotel and so far so good naman. > > Ohhh akala ko sis Mel ka? Via sydney ang available pa na flight sis kaya grab ko na . I booked already for my domestic flight sa 25

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.
JacrayeEmployer nominated
> @EngrV said: > Hi, I am Jay, 28, Civil engineer currently working in Taguig sa isang kilalang gencon company. I was emailed by for a job position and i was qualified po. I signed an employment agreement including salary etc. Then, sabi nila sila magpaprocess ng residence/work visa and all flight tickets, travelling expenses, will be provided. But before that para maprocess daw is I have to acquire employment eligibility and attestation letter sa attorney nila and i have to pay 1370 AUD almost 48k pesos. May ganito po bang proseso or this is scam? Thanks Honestly, my first impression upon seeing the the 1370AUD that needs to be paid ---- definitely a scam! I hope you did not fall for this. papunta ka pa lang ini-iscam ka na. pagdating mo dito marami din tumatawag na scammaz. Mahirap kitain ang pera sa pinas kaya doble ingat tayo.

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.
atheleneStudent Visa 2021 Intake
> @RodSher said: > how true that they will open by 2024 for international travels? No one can tell until 2023 arrives. The government can speculate or propose timelines, but in the end it will depend on how well the pandemic is being managed by countries outside Australia.

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.
fgsTourist Visa - Parent
> @nezy1226 said: > Hi everyone! > My mom is offshore and no longer working. I am planning to bring her here. Anyone here applied to Tourist Visa Family Stream? Pa help po sa requirements and is it good to apply this month or bka ma deny lang? Will 6 mos stay let her do Medicals? thanks Check the website for list of requirements. No approval is being issued this time. My sister's application is still pending and was ready to be approved since March 2020. Usually, medical exam is required for stays longer than 3 mos or depending on the applicant's age. You can immediately see if medical exam is required once you submit the application.

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) !
crisanthonyPTE ACADEMIC
> @engineerphils said: > if you need questions regarding pte you can message me guys. took pte thrice and got 79+ above on my third take. willing to help for templates and etc. Sipag mo sir magcomment ah. mukang inip na inip kana rin. Sana maginvite na sila ng offshore this year. Best of luck po.

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.
> @Mau766 said: > > @RheaMARN1171933 said: > > > @Mau766 said: > > > di pa kami nag sign up po sa kanila. kasi considering na close pa yung border, we invested muna our funds. pero nag baby steps na po kami like taking the pte or yung pwede namin gawin by ourselves. sign up nlng po kami sa kanila soon. pero gusto ko sana mag consider ng other agent din. > > > > The aim for now is to be document ready. Get your skills assessed and English done. Exhaust ways to claim further points ie partner skills, CCL test then lodge your EOI as soon as possible. The sooner you get in the EOI queue plus high points, you’re increasing your chances to be invited sooner when restrictions are lifted. Don’t wait until borders open up, kung dun ka pay Lang kikilos, you’ll likely miss the boat since yung mga nag asikaso ng documents as early as now and got into the EOI queue will likely benefit when invites start pouring down. > > hello po. that is well noted po and i actually have read that advice and i agree po. next month, hopefully we can start obtaining our documents for our skills assessment. tapos ko na yung pte ko and yung bf ko target nya next month din. Hi! nakapag sign up na po kayo? how was it?

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.
@jmban33 From Singapore po kami. Wala nman pong hiningi pa na PCC upon lodgement.

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A general discussion area about Australia where topics doesn't fall on any categories.
helloiamalexaBuying a car with a bridging visa
> @cucci said: > Is your bridging visa leading to PR? It would be costly to get a loan while on temporary visa because amortizations will be computed against the remaining validity of your visa. Since bridging visas are temporary in nature, meaning your application for substantial visa can be approved or disapproved, a car loan may not be viable. > > The other option is to buy used. You can get from dealers or buy direct from sellers. Of course most of the time this would be spot cash and the prices can range from as low as Au1K upwards depending on the vehicle. If buying this way, be sure to bring along a mechanic who can check the vehicle and be sure to test drive. I haven't tried but read somewhere the mechanics would charge 2-3 hours labor cost. In most cases the cost would be better than buying a used car that would cost you more to service and maintain. Thank you @cucci. I wasn't aware that there were those sorts of calculations involved relating to my Visa. I'll take you advise to bring a mechanic with me :smiley:

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.
seekerAULooking for new friends in Sydney
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.
jhoannaLooking for a house for rent
Hi guys naghahanap po kami ni hubby house for rent ung 2 or 1 bedroom po sana...balak kasi namin lumipat ng place after ko manganak...sana sa malapit lng kasi sa Girraween work ni hubby...dito po kami toongabbie rent ng place....salamat guys

Working in Australia

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Work related experiences in OZ.
tungsten13Filipino Doctors planning to practice in Australia
> @_maldita_ said: > > @tungsten13 said: > > Hello. When do we need to do the IELTS? After passing AMC 1 & 2 ? Thank you! > > You need to have your IELTS results when you apply for AHPRA registration. Ideally, do it after passing AMC1 because you will be eligible to apply for AHPRA registration after passing it but you need a job offer as well before you can apply for AHPRA registration. I hope this makes sense. Yes, it makes sense. Thank you!!

Health Care

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Health related matters, insurance, etc
magueroHealth Insurance Agent ANZSCO Code
@kayanatinto Check mo if this fits your work experience[email protected]/Previousproducts/BBF35AC0718D9DD9CA2575DF002DA5C2?opendocument If hindi fit, you can check for other related occupations sa website na yan.

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.
ignormsMountain bikers here in Adelaide
Mukhang hindi active sa forum mga mtbikers ng SA. Hehe kung may interested sa trail rides, shoot me a message. We ride during weekends. Tara?

Balikbayan Box

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Sending you Balikbayan Box? Where to and How to help us decide.
ali0522How many balikbayan boxes I can send in a year?
Hello po pde po b magsend ng boxes many times in a year? Tumwag kasi ako sa isang courier, wala nman daw limit basta wag lalagpas sa 12 same items considered commercial na sya. Any experiences po dito?

Flying to and out of Australia?

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Flight travel discussions, find the cheapest flight ticket or learn tricks from our members.
engineer20Backdoor Exit in SG to AU
@barryco hindi OEC hahanapin sa iyo but CFO sticker indicating you undergone PDOS. refer to this website PRs are exempted from paying travel tax when you have this plus proof of PRship like visa grant or VEVO printout (AU PRs)

Other Info Bout OZ

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All other things or information you want to know about Australia
satURdayTipid Tips in Australia
Sharing our Tipid tips. :)

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New South Wales - Sydney
New South Wales - Sydney
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pawlytrinidadLooking for Quantity Surveyor
Hi @Jacraye! Is your company still looking for QS?
Victoria - Melbourne
Victoria - Melbourne
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Candy65Live in nanny required in southeast suburb Melbourne
Hello, we are family of 3. Baby is 22months We are looking for a live in nanny full time. Good living environment and high salary. Please call 0449534416 if you have nanny experience age between 45 and 55. Thanks
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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prncssMoney transfer from PH to AU
Hello po, ask ko lang po sana sa mga nakatry mag avail ng visa assistance from Australia.. San bank or any platform po magandang magpadala na may mababang charge fee and mataas na exchange rate? Salamat po!
Western Australia - Perth
Western Australia - Perth
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Queensland - Brisbane
Queensland - Brisbane
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engineerphilsNAATI - CCL exam - additional 5 points for 189/190 visa
how to ace naati ccl? tips naman po jan mas mahirap ba ung actual exam kesa sa mga youtube videos? Thanks po.
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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batmanWork and life in Darwin
> @macped said: > @batman hi sir, can you describe po how are the job opportunities for a pinoy accountant in darwin? also, if you can compare how will it be different (in terms of living & work) with other AU locations like Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, etc. Thanks in advance po. > I had a chance working in SYdney for 1 month. I dont like it. Its so busy. Cost of living is expensive. traffic. If you want an affordable rent you have to find location na 1-1.5 hours away from the cbd. in Darwin. Walang traffic. sa case ko i found work right away. depende din siguro sa work experience. as external auditor in demand dito. accountants prefer nila may local experience. ayaw kasi nila magturo pa. gusto nila alam mo na agad pag nag join ka. nun napunta kami dito di ko worry and trabaho. una isip maka pasok lang sa Australia. I will start from scratch if i have to or change ng line of work maka hanap lang ng work experience. luckily i still found a job that i in line sa field ko.
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
randszLooking for House to rent in Bathurst, NSW
Hi I am looking for a House / Accommodation in Bathurst, NSW. 2 to 3 rooms. Possible move in 1st week of April. PM me I am always online, lets discuss.

Jobs-Seeking & Openings

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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
leciaWhere to buy IRVINS salted egg chips (Potato/Fish Skin) ?
> @pmzinoz said: > Hello guys, nagcrave ako sa fish skin.. any recommendation? Prefer online with shipping para contactless :-) Hehehe kakain lang namin ng Irvins ngayon.. Nagppdeliver lang din ako, check mo baka meron international delivery. 😉


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Cars, Vans, Parts Accessiories, Sale & Rental
tangentphCar Service Available in Sydney
Need to go to supermarkets, pick parcels or for "essential" travels but worried of using public transport? Worry no more! Car service available. E-mail [email protected] or call 0426-057-133 for details. [preview]

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Bing1218Newly opened Dental Clinic
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Loose talk, Kulitan & off-topic

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

Information Tech Thingy

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Discuss any IT related stuff here
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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AdminImmiTracker Feature - need inputs
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JacrayeJourney on our Australian Citizenship Year 2020 - please share your status in this thread here
> @jedh_g said: > Finally completed submission of our youngest born daughter (Born in Perth, WA) for "evidence of citizenship" just now. I think mauunahan talaga kami ni baby before us na maging australian citizen hahaha... > @katniss said: > hi po :) meron po sa inyo na nag-submit & > @jedh_g said: > > Hello guys, just completed my Citizenship test yesterday and it went well - passed! Take my advise...just listen to the podcast on “our common bond” before the day of your exam from their website. It will take you less an hour to complete for the 5 module tracks. Just do your part and pray. Good luck to all! Just waiting for the family’s pledge ceremony now. Cheers! 😊 > > Hi Jedh_g, thanks for the tip. Can you also share what type of questions did they ask during the interview? There are available practice test apps downloadable via ios or android that you can use for practice. The app made it easier for me to remember key items that will most likely appear in the exam.

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