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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.
OzdrimsWaiting for GRANTS
Ayan atleast everyone is ready to chip in -when someone feels the need to be helped, isa nko doon. Journaling - find your innermost thoughts and pen it down, it helps Talk to your inner circle - let them know what it means for you to have gone this stage Ask Help- just do , lifelines will save you Be like an 🐜 - prepare before the rainy season comes , magimpok ay di biro. Just do your best, G will do the rest- in a sense practically live your life -happy life- be excited sa future. Speak Positivity / Grateful sa mga advices dito Salamat mga ka -AUbangers , atat na atat pero di susuko 😂

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.
rainmakerVisa 190 and 491
good am po, ask ko lang po sana regarding sa pag submit ng EOIs if advisable magsubmit ng isang EOI per state? May nabasa kasi ako na hindi okay pumili ng multiple states or ANY sa EOI na-isusubmit? Ibig sabihin po ba nung pwede ako gumawa ng isang EOI per state? Preferred ko sana NSW or VIC pero kahit saan/kahit sinong mauna, okay lang din sakin.. Currently, ito yung accumulated pts ko and i'm hoping ma-invite within 2 years... 189 - 80pts 190 - 85pts 491 - 95 pts Madadagan pa ng 5 pts by Oct once my accredited work exp passes the next threshold..

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.
lisakent86Change Last Name
> @missmirmo said: > Hello po, > > Could anyone provide assistance? We are currently awaiting my 801 visa and I hold a Philippine passport. My spouse and I got married last year here in Australia. We are considering changing my last name in Australia. Is it worth po ba mag change ng last name now or wait nalang sa decision ng visa? Like what are the pros and cons? Changing your last name now could streamline paperwork and align with personal preferences for unity. However, it may cause confusion if there are discrepancies with your visa application and add extra paperwork during an uncertain time. Consider weighing these factors before deciding, and consult with a professional if needed.

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.
baikenWithdraw EOI for 189/190/491
> @lunarcat said: > Good day All- > > Hope everyone is doing well. > > I have an outstanding EOI for 189/190/491. We are initiating the process for visa 186. Do you have any idea if kelan ko dapat i-withdraw yong EOI ko to avoid conflicts, just in case? > > Ta i would keep the EOI's open, as of the moment, current timeline for Visa 186: [preview] need mo din read yung "fine print" ng contract mo, just-in-case you get invited on the EOI's, baka you may need to pay your employer a fee if you move away from the employer sponsorship lalo na pag naumpisahan na nila yung process for it, which in my experience is a bit stressful (i helped in every part of the application kasi) at the end of the day, mas okay for me yung Visa's na free ka to move around, unlike visa 186 na you will be tied-up (depends on contract) to your employer for the next 2 years or so... (this was during my time, not sure ano na ang legalities nowadays around this moral obligation to stay) all the best po! God Bless!

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.
RheaMARN1171933NURSES: What you need to know
Are there AHPRA registered nurses in here who are based overseas?

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.
Pandabelle0405Tourist Visa - Parent
@whimpee wow sir ang galing naman cge po ayusin ko un sa mother ko sana mabigyan ng 1yr stay 🙏. Thank u po

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) !
Oo, nakaranas na ako ng IELTS computer-based sa IDP Singapore. Ito ang aking karanasan: **Pagpaparehistro at Pag-iiskedyul:** Ang pagpaparehistro at pag-iiskedyul ng aking pagsusulit ay madali at maayos. Ginawa ko ito sa online portal ng IDP Singapore. Nagbigay sila ng malinaw na mga tagubilin at mabilis na tumugon sa aking mga tanong. **Araw ng Pagsusulit:** Dumating ako sa test center sa oras at sinalubong ako ng mga magiliw na staff. Bago ako pumasok sa test room, kinailangan kong ipakita ang aking valid ID at sumailalim sa security check[.]( ".") **Test Room:** Ang test room ay malinis, tahimik, at may sapat na espasyo. Binigyan ako ng headset para sa pakikinig na bahagi ng pagsusulit at isang keyboard at mouse para sa pagsusulat na bahagi. **Pagsusulit:** Ang pagsusulit ay eksaktong kapareho ng papel na bersyon ng IELTS. Ang mga tanong ay malinaw at madaling maunawaan. Ang interface ng computer ay user-friendly at hindi naging problema sa pag-navigate. **Pagkatapos ng Pagsusulit:** Nakuha ko ang aking resulta ng pagsusulit sa loob ng 3 araw ng pagsusulit. Nasiyahan ako sa kabuuang karanasan sa IELTS computer-based sa IDP Singapore. Ito ay maginhawa, mahusay na organisado, at propesyonal. Narito ang ilang mga karagdagang tip para sa pagkuha ng IELTS computer-based sa IDP Singapore: * **Mag-aral nang mabuti:** Ang IELTS ay isang mapaghamong pagsusulit, kaya mahalagang mag-aral nang mabuti bago ka pumunta. Mayroong maraming mga online at offline na mga mapagkukunan na magagamit mo upang maghanda para sa pagsusulit. * **Dumating nang maaga:** Siguraduhin na dumating ka sa test center nang maaga upang magkaroon ka ng oras na mag-relax at maghanda para sa pagsusulit. * **Magdala ng valid ID:** Kakailanganin mong ipakita ang iyong valid ID sa mga tauhan ng test center bago ka pumasok sa test room. * **Patayin ang iyong telepono:** Ang mga telepono ay hindi pinapayagan sa test room, kaya siguraduhin na patayin mo ang iyong telepono bago ka pumasok sa test center. * **Magpahinga at mag-relax:** Ang pinakamahalagang bagay ay magpahinga at mag-relax sa araw ng pagsusulit. Kung ikaw ay masyadong kinakabahan, hindi ka makakapag-isip nang malinaw at gagawin mo ang mga pagkakamali.

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.
sillylooHas anyone tried AMVS Legal or Carmine Mercorella as agent
> @JuanAUS said: > @fil0mena , and payo ko jan, sa ibang ahente ka na lang kasi sobrang overpriced jan sa mnal. Hindi sulit bayad mo. Mapapasubo ka lang. May mas murang mga ahente for the same service. Mapapakamot ka na n lng sa ulo if macompare mo presyo jan vs sa iba. > @lgdcz said: > Hi, I just have a concern and hope anyone can answer. I am also under My New Australian Life with Carmine as my Lawyer. I received an email today regarding my application update and I was advised that my Expression of Interest and Skills Assessment has already lapsed. So I need to lodge a new skills assessment and lodge multiple new EOI's this coming July. However, I was not aware that they will charge me for this additional work when I did not received any invite since January 2023. I worry if this will be worth it? What if I will not receive an invite again for the next 1 or 2 years? So they will charge me again? > > I do not know what to do with this setback. Hope anyone can share if they have experienced this. Thank you. Hi @lgdcz did you renew your contract with them?

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.
CITIZENSHIP APPROVAL TODAY!!! YOWN!!! :) THANK YOU LORD!!! Awaiting ceremony na lang, lapit na gumraduate!!! ;) kapit lang mga besh! XD all the best! God Bless!

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> @ga2au said: > Kamusta naman kayung lahat!?!?! Hopefully lahat ng mga kasabay ko is nasa Australia nadin. Madaaaaam!!!! :D

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Show us your photos, showcase how beautiful Australia is.
Hahha yes PC game. Still playing ako pero madalang na. > @baiken said: > valorant po is PC game tama ba? lolz, wala na akong alam sa mga PC games, console lang nilalaro ko recently (the past 3 years lolz) > > all the best po!

EB's and Get Together

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Organize a meet up or gatherings here.
KomikusLooking for friends in Melbourne
Hi @emzkie , where are you located? I can help you with that. ;)

Family Matters

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Bringing up a family in Australia, education for kids, etc.
Au4LyfGot marriage annulled in PH. Any experience updating relationship status in AU?
Hello guys! I went to Australia as a married Permanent Resident. In the process, me an my ex got separated. I am now an Australian citizen and me and my ex just received the annulment result from the court in PH. Has anyone experienced updating your relationship status here in AU? And what are the government agencies that needs to be updated (ATO, Service NSW, Medicare, etc.)? Do I need to submit anything as well? Thank you!

Working in Australia

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Work related experiences in OZ.
JacrayeWork as an engineer in Australia
> @Rizal28 said: > Hello po, 2 months mahigit na po kami dito sa Canberra Australia ng wife ko. Ako po ay Electrical Engineer at ang background ko experience ko ay Project Management sa Building Design and Construction sa Singapore for 10 years at half year sa Pinas. As of now ay wala pa din akong makuhang work at kahit interview na linya sa career ko ay wala din. Meron po ba dito na taga ACT din na makakagrecommend at tulong. Maraming Salamat po. It is possible that you do not have the proper qualifications or requirement for the position you are applying for. Example: you are applying for a position with an engineering title but the company requires you to have an engineering degree (usually for local applicants) or chartered engineer (for migrants). Additionally, you might be applying for a position that is still a bit advance for you since you have no local experience. You might need to downshift for now and just advance later on. Also, if you have tons of experience previously, avoid very long CV. Just keep it short making sure your duties and responsibilities match the requirements of the company.

Health Care

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Health related matters, insurance, etc

Remittance/Exchange Rate

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Sending money to the Philippines? Useful tips in selecting between providers.
camBendigi Bank to BPI
Anyone who have tried sending from Bendigo Bank to BPI? How many days po siya usually?

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.
shinobi01Melbourne Filipino Art Group / Art Community
Hello guys! We finally arrived here in Melbourne! :) We are currently and slowly settling down. I just want to ask, are there any filipino arts community or art group here in Melbourne? Your advise would be appreciated! Thank you guys!

Balikbayan Box

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Sending you Balikbayan Box? Where to and How to help us decide.
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Good day po, May experience or alam po ba kayo na courier na pwedi magpadala ng gadgets (cellphones and laptop to be exact)? Thanks in advance sa sasagot ! 🥰

Flying to and out of Australia?

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Flight travel discussions, find the cheapest flight ticket or learn tricks from our members.
datadashFirst Entry from PH then fly back
Anyone who did a first entry move from PH then bumalik din muna? Magbabakasyon lang din naman for about a week. Just wondering if need na agad mag PDOS. Can you share your experiences. Cheers!

Other Info Bout OZ

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All other things or information you want to know about Australia
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markedinoLooking for house for rent in Wangaratta VIC
Just an update: nakahanap rin kami ng place to stay 2 weeks before our planned move date through realestate app.
ACT - Canberra
ACT - Canberra
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> @Rizal28 said: > Ganun pa rin @TotoyOZresident, wala p rin tumawag or reply sa email ko. Hello po, one tip, when we arrived here in Australia wala rin po work yung husband ko, nagsubmit sya ng mga resume nya sa linkedin/jobstreet pero walang swerte walang tumatawag for more than a month. Then, he came across with this local work agency (Collar), submitted his resume, tinwagan sya and the agency scheduled an interview with the prospect employer and yung first interview nya, nakapasok agad sya. Better hanap po kayo ng work agencies jan sa state kung asan po kayo kasi based on my husband's experience, mas mabilis ang feedback ng mga agencies kasi commissioned based sila, hahanapan ka talaga nila ng work na related sayo. Thanks :)
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dhey_almightyAny Filipino singles group in Perth?
> @MsPerth said: > Calling all single ladies and guys in Perth!!! :) > Anyone care to meetup? > > My friends are all lovely but I am sick and tired of just being the single one in the group. > Would love to spend time with unattached people for a change. > > Can't wait to hear from you single people out there! single ka pa rin? :D
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melodymanHow is living in Hobart,Tasmania?
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Looking and offering accomodations
datadashLF: House/apartment to rent in/around Perth CBD
Looking for a place to rent. Moving this coming June. Thanks!

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Job opportunities and employment corner
sven06Formulation Chemist Job Opportunity
Hi! Anyone po dito na formulation chemist or may kilalang formulation chemist with at least 5 years of experience in the field of pesticides/herbicides. My employer is currently looking for someone po na magspearhead ng formulation chemistry for pesticides/herbicides in our other office (new lab will be built) in Brisbane, QLD. We're soon to open a new lab in QLD, main lab is in NSW. We are a testing laboratory and we've committed to a few clients already that we'll be soon starting formulation chemistry in our lab. If you have or know someone who has an extensive experience in this field, please send me a private message. Thank you.

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LuxiyaFinding Timber Flooring In Canberra? Come Flooring 2 You
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MakuneruPhilippines 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. Isang positive skills assessment(result letter) ay ok na po kahit ilang employer pa pu yan. di na di na po kailangan ng reassessment.

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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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AdminStudent & Training Visa Seminar | Baguio & Live Stream | 16 Sept 2023.
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