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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.
xiaoxuePMSOL Priority for Employee-Sponsored Visas Inquiry
PMSOL updated: Social Worker is added to the list.

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.
ga2auVisa 190 and 491
> @Gian said: > Hi po! I'm a community development practitioner (NGO worker) in the Philippines who would like to work in Australia. Pasok naman po ang work and experience ko sa SOL under community worker. Naisip ko rin po na i-take ang visa 491 state nomination pathway. Anyone here who has the same experience/plans? Paano po ang step-by-step process na ginawa ninyo? You're comments would be very very helpful po. TIA! :) Have ur be assessed by the accredited assessing body. Then while waiting foe the result review and take ur English exams. Feom there u can create an EOI account.

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.
fgsProspective Visa
> @Jcamp25 said: > Okay thank you. Are you allowed to have your bank account joined even though it’s two different branches. Like BDO and Commonwealth? If so how do I do that? What do you mean? Joint account means dalawa kayong account holders in 1 account in 1 bank. Kung may account ka sa CBA at may account BF mo sa BDO at isinama mo as proof sa inyong application, thats not means its a joint account. They 2 separate accounts of 2 separate person.

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.
Pretsels186 Direct Entry Question
Unfortunately, walang health waiver provision ang 186 DE meron. Ang 186 TRT stream meron. :)

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.
xiaoxueStudent Visa (Step by step)
> @ChocoVillain123 said: > Is it true that AECC don't collect professional fee? Papano sila kumikita? > Yes. They are one of several educational agencies representing the schools. I think they are paid by the school for every successful enrollment.

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.
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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) !
> @Scofield said: > > @stihlce12 said: > > Hi to All, ask ko lng ano po ung pinaka the Best PTE application or Platform that you can practice with and have a mock up test? > > See my response above. Hehe. thanks @Scofield

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.
meyettebonifacioHas anyone tried AMVS Legal or Carmine Mercorella as agen
Hi anyone po na nasa australia na with the help of mr. Carmine? 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.
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Ganito yung stat dec form sa Au:

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A general discussion area about Australia where topics doesn't fall on any categories.
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> @lecia said: Salamat po! 😄 opo ganun na nga lang hehehe binalak ko lang kasi iterminate kasabay ng wifi sa inuupahan naming bahay hehehe salamat po ulit 😄

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.
aikrgnFilipino Doctors planning to practice in Australia
> @_maldita_ said: > > @aikrgn said: > > Hi @_maldita_! I am a 2nd yr medical student from the Philippines. I am planning to apply in Australia once I pass the PLE here hopefully. Can you tell me how long usually does one need to review before taking the AMC exam? ☺️ > > Hi @aikrgn, you need to review atleast 1 month full time for AMC part 1 and then longer for AMC part 2, ideally join a 10 week course then review for atleast 1 month after that before taking it. 🙂 Thank you for that @_maldita_ ☺️ Do you think it is possible to get sponsored by a relative who also works in Australia? Also, by any chance, do you know any review centers or training centers (idk what its called really hehe) for AMC 1 here in the Philippines and AMC 2 in Melbourne or in the Phils (much better)? Thank you for your time, Doc! ☺️

Health Care

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Health related matters, insurance, etc
crankygrinchIn Vitro Fertilisation (IVF)
> @sharean07 said: > Salamat po sa huling nag post dito. At naalala ko itong post ko after 6 years. > > The Lord us faithful and true to His promise. > > Ishare ko lang po. > > NagpaIVF ako nung 2016. And i now have a healthy baby girl. > > Clinic : Primary IVF (now called Adora Fertility) > Cost : $800 > — yes yan lang po ang ginastos ko :) > - lahat ng check ups, gamot, blood test, ultrasound ay bulk billed po (libre!!!) binayaran na ni Lord in advance :) :) :) > Process: a very smooth one cycle round lang. walang kahit anong aberya or complications. > > Napakabuti ng Panginoon. Salamat Australia. Salamat Panginoon :) I am looking for any information about ivf sa australia, buti na lang naghanap ako ng post dito at nakita ko to :) salamat sa info sis. Alam ko 2019 pa ito, pero congrats :) and helpful din ng info na ito sakin. Akala ko fake news na sagot nila ang ivf. Totoo pala :) Magiging super worth it ang move ko sa oz next year 🙏♥️

Remittance/Exchange Rate

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Sending money to the Philippines? Useful tips in selecting between providers.
relaxhaxHow to send money to Australia?
I want to do the same. Any recommendations po?

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.
crankygrinchshipping our items from Phl to Melbourne
Buhayin ko lang ulit thread na to hehe. Any options for shipping? I think cheaper ang sea cargo. May nagooffer ba nito? I checked dhl, air cargo lang ang pwede. 25kg costs around 20k na. Any other alternatives?

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
gingerdveraPwede utang ng pera. 12 months to pay
kung nasa Pilipinas kayo, may irecommend ako kung saan pwede mangutang. May services sila for OFW - check nyo ting website na to Baka matulungan kayo nila.

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New South Wales - Sydney
New South Wales - Sydney
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xiaolicoRhodes or Macquarie Park
> @LittleFinger said: > Macquarie Park is better specially if you’ll turn it to IP. Mas marami renters sa area because of companies nearby and uni. Thanks. I decided to go with rhodes. Thanks for the reply, appreciate it.
Victoria - Melbourne
Victoria - Melbourne
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Bag-iw3 Bedroom property is available for rent in Kings Park/St Albans, Victoria - Families welcome
Property is available for rent in Kings Park/St Albans Home offers three bedrooms all with built-in robes, generously sized lounge, great size meals areas and central bathroom. Other features include pergola, shed, ducted heating, and ceiling fans. Located in a quiet court, 5 mins drive to St Albans or Keilor Plains stations, within 10mins drive to Watergarden or Brimbank shopping centres. Close to bus stop Inspection is available via appointment Lease directly from the owner PM me if interested
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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zappedBrand New House for Rent at Seaton, SA
Currently Unavailable. Thank you
Western Australia - Perth
Western Australia - Perth
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erwayneAnyone working in a shipbuilding company in Perth?
matagal tagal na din pala tong Question na to.... Buhayin natin ulet hehehe.. Anyone working in a shipbuilding company in Perth or is there any shipbuilding company over there? Most of my job experiences are from Shipbuilding, I am wondering if I could find a job in Perth or any other part of Australia that has Shipbuilding Companies as 2020?
Queensland - Brisbane
Queensland - Brisbane
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Tasmania - Hobart
Tasmania - Hobart
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melbAvailable - 1 Big master Bedroom Furnished
Hello po...meron room for rent . details below: 1Big Master bedroom - modern and clean Location: Along Windsor Road, Northmead(Parramatta area) 10 to 15 mins to Parramatta(Bus) 25 to 30 mins to CBD(via expressway M2) Bus Stop in front the House Room Details: -Room furnished -shared kitchen, toilet, laundry -aircon and heater -internet & TV -big mirror wardrobe Required: -Single person -pinoy -Working -1 week advance, 2 weeks deposit Payment -Driver Licence, Passport, etc for reference -Person should be neat and knows how to clean the shared area. The house is only shared with 1 person. Good neighbours, quite and very safe place, and with garden. All Bills(water, electricity, internet) are FREE!! just pay the weekly rental. text/sms 0444517382 for further questions. Thanks
Northern Territory- Darwin
Northern Territory- Darwin
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batmanWork and life in Darwin
> @ProjectLDU said: > Hello Everyone, lucky to found this Darwin forum, hope you can help to advise what's the best approach to apply for PR using NT state nomination in short period of time. Upon my own research, im thinking the pathway of student visa for 2 years and then 190 but this approach will take to stay commitment of 5 years in total in NT. Im also thinking the pathway of 491 but there is a requirement of secured job employment upon arrival. Any advise guys? I saw some people before that applied for 489 (old 491) manage to get into NT even if no employment yet (maybe not required during that time). By the way, my background is accountant here in PH as well as cpa au associate member w/ more than 10 years exp. Thank you so much for any advice you can offer. during my time we are not required to submit proof of employment. Only job ads that our nominated occupation is being advertised. Accountants are required to have a job offer before they can apply for 491. Student visa is another way but not advisable as rules are changing anytime, but up to you if you want to gamble.
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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wihjie0House for rent Point Cook VIC
Students are welcome to rent a room if they like

Jobs-Seeking & Openings

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Job opportunities and employment corner
Temp1Example format CV, resume and cover letter here in australia
> @pissedball said: > On the first part of your CV, instead of putting your objective, make a narrative (2 to 3 sentences) of your achievement/milestone/citation from your previous company para may impact kaagad, so babasahin ng employers ang succeeding details. (it worked for me many times) > > - resume must be brief and straightforward > - don't put your photo, no age, no nationality. > - indicate your visa class. Hello. That's a good advise and my CV format is just like that. Tanong ko lang though, how would you generally describe AU (and maybe NZ as well) employment process? In terms of reaching out to prospective candidates specifically. Nagtataka lang kasi ko. Last year, I have been sending my CV to some US employers to attempt for a work visa sponsorship. I am in a niche STEM industry kaya nagbabaka sakali ako. I did receive a lot of interest from US employers and did remote interviews and I eventually received a couple of job offers from the US, but all was lost due to COVID and both offers were rescinded since H1B visas are to be processed supposedly by April 2020. I also received responses from some of the UK employers and even one from the Netherlands. With this, I am assuming my CV is ok or even good, and is in the standard of the Western CV. However, wala akong na receive kahit isang feedback or response from any AU and NZ employers. Sadyang snobs ba sila? Or may drastic difference kaya sa CV format ang AU from US and the UK CV? My CV for US and the UK was effective but I can't get its attention from AU or NZ employers. At first i was thinking mas mahirap lang siguro talaga sponsorship sa AU and NZ, so now I'm just trying to get a feedback for employability potential only, I'm not applying for a position, this is only to be used for State nomination pero wala pa rin kahit anong feedback (heck kahit man lang negative feedback wala). Medyo na put-off ako sa employers ng AU.

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
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Loose talk, Kulitan & off-topic

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Anything goes. Kulitan, moving to another countries, opinions, etc.
satURdayAny youtuber dito?

Gamers Arena

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Any gamer here? What games do you play? Share and Show case your Strategy.
KennethGauthierWhat's your favorite app?
> @KennethGauthier said: > Hey, > E-commerce is supported by electronic business. E-commerce transactions include the purchase of online books, online shopping, online grocery, and other items and also music purchase, and many more. [ ]( " ")

Information Tech Thingy

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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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AHH!!! good point. yes we can keep it basic. pwede rin siguro add what visa type 190, 189, etc

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Captain_AJourney on our Australian Citizenship Year 2020 - please share your status in this thread here
> @wizardofOz said: > I finally got my Citizenship Approval Letter last 23 Nov... exactly after 1 week after mag-reflect sa Immi Account na approved na yung application. > > Mukhang mabilis sila lately.. and I have a feeling (fingers-crossed) na mai-invite ako for Citizenship Ceremony on Australia Day 2021... Law of Attraction lang yan hehehe exciting...

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