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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.
kerin88Any TSS 482 Grants recently?
> @_sebodemacho said: > > @kerin88 said: > > > @_sebodemacho said: > > > > @kerin88 said: > > > > > @_sebodemacho said: > > > > > ako naman nasa nomination stage pa lang, early Jun in-apply. wala pa results up to now. sad. > > > > > pinakuha na ako ng police clearance nung Mar. so now, technically, 6mos na lang natitira dun sa validty nya. kaka-frustrate baka abutin pa nga ng expiry... > > > > > > > > > > > > Hello @_sebodemacho , pmsol or non-pmsol? > > > > Ang alam ko pwede isubmit yung nomination at yung visa application ng sabay. Yun yung sabi ng agent ko. Pwede mo rin siguro itanong yun sa kanila. > > > > > > > > > > > > > > PMSOL. > > > > > > Deliks kasi pagsabayin ang nomination at visa. Posible kasing ma-reject ang nomination. And technically, it's a pre-requisite to the visa application. > > > > Understood . Pero ganun yung ginawa ng agent ko. Nakita ko din sa iba kong kakilala ganun ginawa. Pero depedepende din nga siguro :) > > haha good for you/them! agree naman ako sa agent ko na ganon ginawa nila, kakainip lang talaga. Hehe true. Yung waiting game talaga ang nakakainip. Parang gusto ko na mag empake kahit wala pa visa 😅 Praying for positive outcome ng visa approvals super soon! 🙏🙏🙏

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.
DreamerGVisa 190 and 491
Hopefully maraming mainvites na offshore, even the score is 65.

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.
auauoioiPartner visa onshore
> @flying_lime said: > > @Butterfly8i8 said: > > @flying_lime thank you! > > Just lodged my partner visa and received my BVA a few minutes after, it says “NO CONDITIONS” — meaning I can study and/ or work. 😊 Hi Ma'am, may I ask anong visa ang meron si applicant partner before naglodge, at ang bilis nagkaron ng results ng BVA..

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.
JoninhoTSS 482 VISA
> @kaf said: > Hala, grabe po pala! Mukhang dyan pa po tlga magtatagal. Thank you po sa pagbibigay ng heads sa mga nagpaprocess pa lang. Hopefully po makuha niyo na yung OEC niyo! 🙏 Thanks. Nakuha ko na po kahapon lang. :) Lipad na me ngayong Martes.

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.
telliebooStudent Visa (Step by step)
Hello! I’ve been doing some research, medyo naguguluhan kami which pathway should we take 🥲 1st option: Visa Subclass 190 - My husband is an Architect and planning to apply for Architectural Draftsperson. He’s an independent contractor for almost 8 years, he worked as an architect/visualizer sa isang company before, he also worked as an university instructor and taught architecture subjects i.e History, AutoCAD etc. - I checked VETASSESS requirements for self-employed applicants problem lang is wala na yung payslips niya, also his taxation records sa business niya. - He’s 31 years old, assuming he’ll be able to score superior on PTE, he could get 80 pts. I’m just worried if malaki ba ang chances ng mga offshore applicants for Architectural Draftsperson? 2nd option: Student Visa Pathway - I’m a Psychology Graduate. Planning to take masters related to my course. Worried lang ako since wala pa akong work experience related sa course ko since nag business ako right after I graduated, what are my chances sa SV? Need your insights on this please hehe thank you so much!!

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.
jakibantilesHow to Apply Online for an Australian Tourist Visa - Step By Step Guide
Share ko lang po yung timeline ng TV600 ng parents ko. Mama - 65yo Papa - 69yo Visa Lodge - 10th Aug Biometrics - 17th Aug Visa Grant - 19th Aug Sobrang bilis ngayon. Mas mabilis pa sa timeline nung pre-covid. Di ko inexpect 😅

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) !
ArchillesDavidPTE ACADEMIC
> @AuroraAustralis said: > > @ArchillesDavid said: > > Hi baka meron po kayong code, Ill be taking my exam on october this year,. Thank you in advance! > > hello. try mo to kung pwede pa🙂.. > > [preview] > Not working na po, thanks anyway. Baka meron papong iba hehe

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.
cutiepie25Recommend Tourist Visa Agent
Hi! May marerecommend po ba kayo na tourist visa agent na affordable? Planning to apply my parents and sibling

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.
@xiaolico > Congrats, mas ok na online hehe. basta makuha yung certificate. passport na lang, tapos na boxing. Haha yes oo mas ok na din online pwede pang itaas lang ang palitan then pyjamas lang sa baba 🤣🤣🤣

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atheleneHow to convert PH Driver's License to AU Driver's License?
> @WanderingWandering said: > Just confirmed here in QLD, need lang daw mapasa yung Open Driver's license exam, no need to go through P1/P2, bale counted yung foreign license mo but you need learner's permit para makapag drive if expired yung foreign license.. Thanks for this! I've been wondering about this, kasi mag-eexpire na yung PH license ko this year, pero mag-aapply ako ng learner's permit before the end of the year. Although kailangan ko magpractice magdrive on the other side of the road para maging confident enough to take the practical test. :D

Taste of Australia

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Show us your photos, showcase how beautiful Australia is.
ispidprikCanada Vs. Australia
> @maguero said: > My 2 cents. > > I think a realistic mindset would be to hope for the best but prepare for the worst. The migration journey, particularly the experience in looking for the first job varies from person to person kahit na parehong-pareho kayo ng qualifications and work experience simply because you were looking for a job at different points in time, maybe in different places, and you don't present yourselves in the same way. Some employers evaluate applicants based on how they will fit in the team culture. > > Siguro meron din dapat differentiation between a survival job and a blue collar job. A lot of blue collar or tradie jobs require an apprenticeship which last for 1 to 6 years, so you can't just apply for those jobs maski gipit na gipit ka na. The pay is also quite good and can even be better than some office jobs which is why there are locals who really opt for careers as tradies. > > Sa tingin ko the best way to avoid getting a survival job is to ensure na malaki ang baon pag lumipat dito. That will take the pressure off needing to find a job, any job, right away and you can then afford to wait for an offer for a job you want. > > Having said all that, may kapatid at pinsan ako sa Canada. Pareho naman silang nakakuha agad ng trabaho sa field nila and hindi kinailangan mag survival job. Swerte-swerte lang din talaga ang pag migrate. True. Just prepare for the worst dn talaga and swertehan na lang dn. I have a friend na ngmigrate and was lucky to get a similar role nya dito sa pinas within a couple of weeks ng pagdating nya. Dasal lang dn talaga, sipag at diskarte. Sa nakikita ko kelangan lng dn na ilagay mo dn un sarili mo sa position na mgssucceed ka. Preparation talaga either monetary or skills wise.

EB's and Get Together

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Organize a meet up or gatherings here.

Family Matters

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Bringing up a family in Australia, education for kids, etc.

Working in Australia

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Work related experiences in OZ.
melodymanICT PM or Scrum Master
Hi. I would like to ask lang po if someone here from PH who was hired as PM, scrum master or maybe as product owner sa AU. I noticed that most are working as developers or DevOps engineers. Pls share naman yung experience ninyo. Did you take any course or certification in AU?

Health Care

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Health related matters, insurance, etc
Hello good day. Im new here po. Im planning to apply for NCLEX AU then after daw OSCE exam in Au. Ask ko lang po meron po ba nagsponsor ng visa or pwede po applyan kht assistant lang habang waiting for result at magkalicense or may other option po ba. Para bago mag OSCE ksi sa Australia po ang exam and expensive. Im currently working here in Kuwait,more than 2 years med-surg nurse sa pinas, then operating room assistant for more than 2 years then 6 years nurse sa hair transplant clinic until now po. Thank yoy

Remittance/Exchange Rate

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Sending money to the Philippines? Useful tips in selecting between providers.
In addition, PERAMAX also blocked me. I can't send them email anymore... I am not even harassing them... I was polite and trying my best to explain to them what was advised to me by both Banks. This made me think that they are really into something. Especially when I read the reviews on Facebook. The bank is right, they are using my money for crypto currency.

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.
AdminBalikbayan Box from Manila to Sydney
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.
tigerlanceGetting International Covid Vaccine Certificate
Naming Naming Conventions Australian names generally follow English naming conventions. Overseas-born Australians generally adapt their names to fit these conventions in formal documents. English naming conventions arrange names as follows: [first given name] [middle given name(s)] [FAMILY NAME]. For example, Jack Samuel ADAMS (male) or Emily Claire TAYLOR (female). One’s ‘first name’, known as a ‘personal name’ or ‘given name’, is chosen at birth as the individual’s personal identifier. It always comes before the family name. The ‘family name’, known as a ‘surname’ or ‘last name’, is inherited from one’s parents and shared with other members of the individual’s immediate family. Australian names are traditionally patrilineal, whereby children are given their father’s family name. However, this is not an enforced custom. Some parents may choose to give their children a hyphenated surname that contains the family name of both parents (e.g. Jack Samuel WILSON-ADAMS). A child born to same-sex parents can be registered with the family name of either parent or both parents. A child born to unmarried parents will be registered using the birth mother’s surname, unless both parents agree to use another surname.1 It is traditional for women to adopt their husband’s family name at marriage. However, this practice is declining. Many Australians also have a ‘middle name’, which is a secondary personal name written between the person's first name and their family name. For example, Emily Claire TAYLOR’s middle name is ‘Claire’. Middle names are optional and are rarely used in daily life. However, most Australians have one or multiple. Names Most Australian parents choose their children’s personal names based on aesthetic appeal. Many popular names have biblical roots, e.g. Joshua, Michael, Grace. More recently, it has been the trend for Australians to choose names that they find unique. These are usually names that are less traditionally common in the English-speaking west and are hence seen as more unique. Sometimes they are variations of a western name with a different spelling. The most popular first names for Australian children in 2020 were Charlotte, Olivia, Amelia, Isla, Mia (female) and Oliver, Noah, Jack, William, Leo (male).2 It is common for a child’s middle name to reflect the personal name of a close family member (such as a grandparent). The most common Australian family names have a British origin, e.g. SMITH, JONES, WILLIAMS, BROWN, WILSON. Other family names reflect the broad cultural, linguistic and geographic diversity of Australian families. For example, Jeremy SCHULTZ (German), Hannah NGUYEN (Vietnamese), Ashley MURPHY (Irish), Dylan WANG (Chinese). Australian law requires names to be registered with English letters only. Therefore, some foreign names may have various spelling in the transliteration to the Roman alphabet. Addressing Others Australians generally address one another verbally by the first name alone. In formal situations, people may use a person’s title (e.g. Mr., Mrs., Ms., Doctor, etc.) followed by their family name. Middle names are almost never used to address a person, unless quoted on formal/legal documentation. Australians often form nicknames for each other by abbreviating the name to a minimal amount of syllables (e.g. Michael becomes Mike). It is common for people to be given an ‘Australianised’ nickname that turns their name into Australian slang (e.g. Barry becomes Baz, Andy becomes Ando). These are often used within close friendships to emphasise mateship. Australians may refer to others as “mate” (usually to men) or “love” (usually to women) without knowing them very closely.

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JacrayeExperience in Buying Cars in Australia
> @gelangel said: > Hi po. Anyone here bought a brand new car from Tynan Motors? Any feedback po? > And any thoughts po sa car finance? What is the est interest rate na nakakuha na dati ng car finance? Or any suggestions po para sa car loans? 😊 > > Thank you po sa mga magrereply. :smiley: Not familiar with Tynan but with regards to car financing usually may mga in-house ang dealership. You can of course go with banks or other 3rd party institutions. Based on my experience, it is best that you do not just stick with one dealership when looking to buy a car. At least contact 2 dealerships and ask them their best financing offer. I remember when I got my car, the first dealership gave me a rate of approx. 7.2% for financing (year 2017). Almost grabbed it but I tried looking for another and I got a better rate of 5.6% (I forwarded them the 1st dealership's offer through email). Also, try to check customer feedbacks regarding the dealership specially with their aftermarket services.

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New South Wales - Sydney
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hustinianohuseFully furnished room for rent near DOONSIDE station - 40 minutes via train to Sydney CBD
Hi we are looking for a single Filipino female to rent our vacant room. The room is furnished with bed, built in wardrobe, study table & chair. You will be sharing the house with a young Filo couple, and another single female Filo. We are located near Doonside Train Station that is currently having an upgrade with a lift. Close to Filipino shops (groceries and lutong bahay food). 40 minutes fast train travel from Doonside Station to Central station (Sydney CBD). We prefer long term tenancy. Inspections can be schedule after 6pm in weekdays and anytime in weekends. Hope to see you! Thanks. 0401749007 [email protected]
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Victoria - Melbourne
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MabskyAffordable Room For Rent ( 166 AUD only )
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PeanutButterpinoy medtek in aus
Good day po to all and kay boss @Ren , plan ko po mag masteral of IT sa SA/Adelaide, yung asawa ko AIMS passer na po siya Med Tech, ang tanong ko po makakapag full time job po kaya siya kahit lab technician? Isa po kasi sa kinakatakot nya yan ang hindi makahanap ng trabaho to sustain. Salamat
Western Australia - Perth
Western Australia - Perth
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rmtbejMedical Laboratory Scientist
Hello :) i’m planning to work in dost po kasi kaso ang job title ko dun project assistant IV (medical technologist) would they consider it in australia? Since research po ito? At yunh job description ko naman po is mag process ng samples for chem. Makakadagdag points po kaya ito? Kasi may 5 and half experience na ako eh kapag naging 8 yrs additonal points ulit. Thanks
Queensland - Brisbane
Queensland - Brisbane
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buyergoodchoice28k job - House for rent near job opportunities - Ipswich BRISBANE
House for rent - for family - for workers - near shopping malls - near train - near school - new development area, meaning lots of new job opportunities Apply online to rent this house. Jobs available in this area 28,000 jobs available
Tasmania - Hobart
Tasmania - Hobart
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nutzagi26Tasmania Room for Rent
Two seperate rooms available for rent in Launceston. If anyone interested please send a message for further details. Suburb “INVERMAY” Very close to Coles, Asians Grocery store, 24hrs’Kmart and Laundry shop. Available from 10th of April You can DM me. or whatsapp +6591201933
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Northern Territory- Darwin
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Zezima1234Looking for accomodation
Magandang araw po sa lahat, I'll be moving to Darwin next month and am currently looking for a place to stay. Okay po sana if one br or one rm sa house sharing within CBD area. Any insight po would be highly appreciated salamat!
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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Hi. I think I have posted this in another section, but still looking for a place to stay in Shepparton, Victoria. Will be working in the public hospital soon. Budget is between 150-220AUD/week. Let me know if you guys know someone with a place. Please. Thank you!

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JayperBitcomtrader(Cryptocurrency) Legit or Scam?
Hello, Today in many countries cryptocurrency is used to make purchases and trade on the exchange along with the dollar, euro and other national currencies. There are several ways to buy bitcoin: for cash, through a mobile app or on an exchange. You can also buy cryptocurrency with a debit card, for this you can use the service []( "") it is a proven and reliable service, where I have repeatedly bought cryptocurrency.

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Sell goods and other services here
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Cars, Vans, Parts Accessiories, Sale & Rental
Desert_CowboyCar Loan for 491/489 visa
Hello. Pwede bang makapag car loan agad ang 491 visa holder sa Australia? May contract na ako pero wala pang pay slips. Need ko kasi ng sasakyan kasi malayo ung work ko sa titirhan ko. Di rin kasi reliable ang public transport kasi regional area. I'm looking for used car (7-12 yrs old). Thanks

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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.
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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fgsDrafter aga 45
> @romar_7655Yr said: > Hello po mga kabayan ako isang drafter po dito sa Singapore nangangarap na makapunta ng Australia pero ako ano 45 years old na po ako posible pa po ba na magkaroon ako ng pagkakataon na makapunta. At kung drafter po sa anong skill po ba sya dapat ipaassess, salamat po. You can still come on a work visa but the skilled migrant visa has an age limit of 45 years must be invited to apply before you turn 45. Applications for a permanent skilled visa after you turn 45 is extremely limited unless you are a high income earner applicant . You must be atleast 3 years on a work visa with a minimum income of $158,500 for each of the 3 years prior to application.

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mathilde9Visa Consort - Year End Offer 2021
Hi. Anyone who was able to pay visa consort via wise? Which LOCAL (ph) credit/debit card worked? Thanks!


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