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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.
smarieOctober 2019 Visa 189/190/489
smarie
@johnnydapper march 2020 po. Hehe See you sir! Thank you po @moskio @superluckyclover! God bless us all! Happy holidays! ❤️

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.
ramaineffr190 visa Entry
ramaineffr
Hello! Ask ko lang po any rules sa entry ng visa 190? Balak ko kasing magentry sa ibang state and magstay muna dun habang walang work? Pwede po ba yun? Hanggang gaano katagal pwede sa ibang state bago magsettle sa nominating state? May thread na po ba regarding dito?

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.
aanoverPartner visa onshore
aanover
> @anjelica3789 said: > > @itsdaryllp said: > > @vanes_a kame lang gumawa ng lahat.. hehe > > Hello @itsdaryllp , would you be able to help and guide me thru sa process na ginawa mo? > so my case is, im on a tourist visa until Feb 2020. And we got married here in AU nito lang Dec4 2019. > We are now just waiting for the Marriage Cert then maglodge kami thru IMMI. tama po ba we have to lodge separate po? yung sakin tapos separate yung skanya? > > Also is anyone here changed their last name? Hi Yes, separate. Bale if you are the applicant, lodge your application first (**Stage 1 - Partner or Prospective Marriage Visa (300,309/100,820/801)**). Then the TRN generated for that will then be used to lodge your sponsor's application (Sponsorship for a Partner to Migrate to Australia (300,309/100,820/801)) I (sponsor) was planning to change my name after our marriage, kaso lahat ng documents ko na pinasa during lodgement is under my maiden name so we've decided nlng once we get our temporary grant nlng mag change ng last name.

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.
LovellaEllenTSS 482 VISA
LovellaEllen
congrats @japsdotcom :)

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.
billieleeIT Student
billielee
> @frisch24 said: > @billielee hindi naman masyadong different. concentrated pa rin sa Java and SQL. pagdating naman sa research papers, i'm not really sure kasi parang hindi naman sila ganun kahigpit nung Bachelors pa. Dito kasi kelangan ng reliable references and proper citation. kaya mas ok na gumawa na lang ng program/application kesa gumawa ng research paper.xP hahaha. Kahit po sa Masters? SQL and Java ang focus? Medyo kabado po ako > @frisch24 said: > @FilVictoria2020 Masters in IT po ako dito sa Aus. CQU po, Melbourne campus. CQU din po ako dapat kasi ang pathway na inoffer sakin po is Bachelor na 3 yrs + 1 yr na masters. Medyo matagal po kaya naghanap po kami ibang uni. Sa uni po na inenroll-an ko po meron lang pong 1st sem na qualifying, may idea po ba sila ano gnagawa sa qualifying? > @Crayon_ said: > @frisch24 AECC po yung agent ko ang sa TAFE NSW po nila ako pinapapasok kasi walang show money po. (Sa totoo lang po namamahalan ako sa tuition fee ng IT sa TAFE, kaso ang problem ko po wala ng ibang school na inooffer sakin si AECC). Nag emial na po sakin yung TAFE for offer letter, Right now po nag rereview ako for english test. Same po tayo AECC din po ako. Nag lodge ka na ng visa?

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.
paulineTourist Visa Waiting Area
pauline
Meron ba nag -apply dito ng walk-in?

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) !
IzanagiPTE ACADEMIC
Izanagi
Hi bros and sis, I need your help and tips, anu po ung dapat kong iimprove pra mahatak score ung scores ko to 79+? [preview] Hoping makagraduate na sa PTE next take ;) Thanks guys! :*

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.
AdminEVP consultancy services
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I dont see them from the MARA.gov.au . I might have missed them but , atleast they should show their mara number. mahirap pag nag kaissue hindi nyo po sila marereklamo. I would suggest you try checking out pinoy au agent reviews. https://pinoyau.info/plugin/page/migration-agents

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.
onioncubeAUSTRALIAN CITIZENSHIP TIMELINE
onioncube
Hi, just want to ask if any of you have done changing of name in passport after you lodge your australian citizenship application? mag e expire na kasi ang philippine passport ko so was thinking of renewing it (and name change since i got married) while my australian citizenship application is on going ...

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General

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A general discussion area about Australia where topics doesn't fall on any categories.
harryalbeldaofwHow to get a job with NSW Treasury
harryalbeldaofw
Hello. Please can I check if there's someone here working with NSW Treasury? Could you let me know how hard it is to get in? Thanks. :)

Taste of Australia

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Show us your photos, showcase how beautiful Australia is.
Noodles12Roadtrip: Sydney - Canberra - Melbourne
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Sharing my Sydney to Melbourne trip last weekend. It was around a 10hr drive including toilet break and stop over to eat via Hume highway. We left Sydney at 5:30am and arrived at Melbourne around 4pm. The drive was not too bad but kind of boring(lol), maybe because there is not much scenic view except maybe from the windmills (Not sure what place it was). Make sure you had a good sleep the night before because the loooooong drive will definitely make you feel sleepy, and take loooots of coffee. LOL Be sure to visit these place when you get to Melbourne. - Great Ocean road (this will make your Sydney to Melbourne long drive worth it. ) - Twelve Apostles - Phillip Island - Brighton Bath Boxes

EB's and Get Together

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Organize a meet up or gatherings here.
groovez10anybody in the sunshine coast?
groovez10
Hi sa mga taga sunshine coast kaway

Family Matters

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Bringing up a family in Australia, education for kids, etc.
batmanCatholic School vs State School vs Grammar School
batman
> @Grifter said: > @batman hello. kamusta po :) bale kung room lang ang i rent, ano po pwede evidence ang ipresent sa school to prove yung residency sa school catchment zone? parang nabasa ko nuon na stat declaration from housemates? tama po ba? Pede k ask ng letter from main leasee

Working in Australia

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Work related experiences in OZ.
engr_boySeeking Job as Accountant
engr_boy
it's not impossible but it is highly improbable na ma-sponsoran ka. pero siguro tipong pang-director or vp position (senior/management positions) ang iniisponsoran nila. madami ka naman options to get to australia puwede kang mag apply by your self (skilled independent), puwede din student visa or maybe even aim for somewhere easier to go to like middle east or singapore then build up your work experience before embarking on australian migration.

Health Care

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Health related matters, insurance, etc
cucciAHPRA, IHNA/ETEA BP/IRON for 2019 in Perth, WA
cucci
@Atul12 This site might give you some idea about the visa prospects for Enrolled Nurses... https://deltaimmigration.com.au/Enrolled-Nurse/411411.htm

Remittance/Exchange Rate

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Sending money to the Philippines? Useful tips in selecting between providers.
Blakburn3130What is the cheapest way to send money to Philippines
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Load. What's the cheapest best, company for sending load? Thank you.

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.
gene_borresTennis at Sydney
gene_borres
Tagal ko na di naglaro, Ryde area

Balikbayan Box

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Sending you Balikbayan Box? Where to and How to help us decide.
AdminSending gifts to Philippines via online stores
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@berlinpadilla1979 i have sent you private message.

Flying to and out of Australia?

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Flight travel discussions, find the cheapest flight ticket or learn tricks from our members.
engr_boyNew migrant: anong pwede dalhin from pinas to au
engr_boy
@cucci yan yung vietnamese ata. akala ata nya walang pork sa australia haha. mukhang magbabarque si ate. sayang na bakasyon nya may record pa sya. di kasi nagbabasa ng news. ang higpit ngayon dahil sa african swine flu epidemic sa ASEAN.

Other Info Bout OZ

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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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jessica123Room for rent in Melbourne
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I have rooms available for rent in Gladstone park - 20 minutes from the CBD. $150 per person per week including all bills (internet, water, gas, heating, cooling, electricity) The home is for international students so everyone is friendly and gets along together very well. Please get in touch via email or phone [email protected] +61400092024
Victoria - Melbourne
Victoria - Melbourne
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alfonso31Looking for room for rent in Burwood
alfonso31
Hello po. Baka nman may alam kayo room for rent sa burwood, Melbourne. Nag hahanap kc yung kaibigan ko. Need nya po sa 2nd week ng january. Salamat. 😊
ACT - Canberra
ACT - Canberra
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queenie052288Asking for format in writing Commitment to Canberra
queenie052288
Hello. Anyone here who can give sample commitmetn to Canberra na sinubmit for 190, need it badly. Thank you po 🙏🏻
South Australia - Adelaide
South Australia - Adelaide
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cfandinoExpression of interest: 2BR Fully Furnished Home
cfandino
We are hoping to rent out our modern, low maintenance 2BR house at Woodville West, SA from 10 January 2020. This home offers you an easy, relaxed lifestyle in a smartly designed, spacious single level courtyard villa. A modern, vibrant space, with everything you could need and want within reach. It is so close to everything including shopping and transport. 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom Smart and spacious open-plan living areas with private garden  Generous 2.7 m high ceilings Contemporary kitchens featuring stainless steel electric oven, cooktop and rangehood, and fully integrated dishwasher Generous bedrooms, each with built-in robes Modern streamlined bathrooms with chrome fixtures, sunken basin, and semi-frameless shower screen Split air conditioning to living areas Secure single car garaging with automatic roller door and direct internal access NBN connection Foxtel dish satellite ready for connection Solar panels  Low maintenance grounds Security screen doors front and back Close to parks, beach, shopping, and transport (Albert Park Train Station is 2 minutes walking distance and 17 minutes train ride to Adelaide Railway Station, Bus stop is 2 minutes walking distance and 15 minutes bus ride to Westfield West Lakes Shopping Centre) Nearby schools: Woodville Primary School (5-minute bus ride), Queen Mary Private Catholic School, Woodville High School (5-minute train ride) Rental rate: $370 per week including NBN internet (does NOT include water and electric bills). Minimum 1-year stay, suitable for families or friends sharing a house. South Australian tenancy applies (Bond $1500 payable upon application approval, 2 weeks advance rent: $750). Total move-in cost: $2250. Fully furnished Room 1: Queen size bed, 2 bedside tables, built-in robes Room 2: Single size trundle bed (turns into a king-size bed), study table, and library cabinet Dining table with 4 chairs 3 seater lounge Television Refrigerator* * * Dishwasher Microwave Washing machine Please send a direct message for your interest. We shall send you photos of the house. Thanks!
Western Australia - Perth
Western Australia - Perth
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JanaPinoy driving instructor (automatic/manual)
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@SamParker pinoy instructor po ba?
Queensland - Brisbane
Queensland - Brisbane
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jakibantilesNAATI - CCL exam - additional 5 points for 189/190 visa
jakibantiles
Share ko lang po yung ginawa kong review materials. Translation ng naati practice materials sa youtube. Kung may mali or tingin nyo mas okay na translation, feel free to edit and share din po dito. 😁 2 dialogues a day, papasok at pauwi galing sa work. Isa o dalawang pasada kada speaker tapos type ng translation. Tapos babaligtarin ko yung translation pag weekends, si husband ang speaker. Sinasanay ko yung short term memory ko since may mga nabasa ako dito na sa sobrang kaba hindi na nakapagtake down ng notes. Na mukhang malamang na mangyayari sa akin. 😅 Disclaimer: Di pa po ako nakapagtake ng exam kaya hindi po proven effective yung mga pinagsasabi ko. Hehe 😁 https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=1MGmPVmSCT1F6GzAJpYsxwRuuT1rbgLmF
Tasmania - Hobart
Tasmania - Hobart
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bhenicole15Accomodation available
bhenicole15
Hi guys, We have a brand new 2 bedroom unit, built in oct 2018, fully furnished, located in Claremont, available for rent on January 2020. Exact date to be confirmed. Send me a message Thanks
Northern Territory- Darwin
Northern Territory- Darwin
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sachikoROOM FOR RENT IN DARWIN CITY SINGLE OR COUPLE
sachiko
Hi kabayans! S mga kabayans n may ticket n papunta darwin, i have a very clean big apartment in darwin city, walking distance s lahat. Grocery restaurants and parks. All pinoy housemate po. Gym, pool huge balcony fully furnished. Wifi netflix ready. Family feel po tau s bahay sharing of foods lage prng may fiesta. A couple from bulacan And from pampanga Single $170 choice of sharing bills or $190 all in Couple $190 choice of equal sharing of bills or $240 all in! Great location. We have everything u need po. Message me on watsapp or viber for fast convo 0475565876 see u po!!!!
Other States, City, Suburb, Location
Other States, City, Suburb, Location
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jeharileCairns Student - Looking for a Job
jeharile
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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Looking and offering accomodations
Gwapa**ROOMS FOR RENT NEAR CENTRAL CBD**
Gwapa
Hello po. In case the below interests you, feel free to reach out to me. 3 bedrooms available for rent in a terrace house very close to central station in the CBD. Room1 - with balcony for $340pw for 2 pax; $400pw for 3 pax Room2 - no balcony for $320pw; $380pw for 3 pax Room3 - Single room with balcony for $180pw Rent is inclusive of bills including internet.

Jobs-Seeking & Openings

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Job opportunities and employment corner
Topaz88Example format CV, resume and cover letter here in australia
Topaz88
Hi, can you also send to me please. My email is [email protected] Thank you!

Goods & Services

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Sell goods and other services here
russalmightyGET FREE ELECTRICITY - SOLAR (DISCOUNTS/PROMOS)
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#SharingIsCaring❤ #Discounts #Promo #SOLAR LIMITED TIME OFFER lang mga kababayan Anybody here who's thinking about going for SOLAR PANELS? well now's the perfect time! And you've have the perfect guy right here! Let me help you get your bills down for up to 80% or might entirely wipe it out! PLEASE MESSAGE ME FOR MORE INFO 🙂 You can also contact me at: Email: [email protected] Facebook: facebook.com/RUSSalmighty

Automotive

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Cars, Vans, Parts Accessiories, Sale & Rental
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cecile1AIMS
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Hello.. I just want to ask about AIMS reviewer/ reference.. thanks

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Anything goes. Kulitan, moving to another countries, opinions, etc.
aja675Is it good to study in Tafe?
aja675
Would anybody happen to know why this campus is filled with haters, many of whom are international students?: https://www.google.com/maps/place/TAFE+Queensland+South+Bank+campus/@-27.4805462,153.0187318,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m7!3m6!1s0x6b915a0bf6093855:0x9515a0584e2be814!8m2!3d-27.4805462!4d153.0209205!9m1!1b1

Gamers Arena

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Any gamer here? What games do you play? Share and Show case your Strategy.
RabsrsWhat's your favorite app?
Rabsrs
Android assistant and Android helper are good , i used to use the Android Manager , but it doesn't work for me , Google has their web site, or you can check it out on their website

Information Tech Thingy

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Discuss any IT related stuff here
lunarcatDo you recommend To take IT
lunarcat
Wow. Good to hear guys na you're processing your PR na. Sana kami din soon :) Oo Laban Lang tayo talaga. It's in Parramatta, Sydney po.

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