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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.
bpgamerslobbyEngineers Australia Skills Assessment
> @irl031816 said: > > @bpgamerslobby said: > > Hi, > > > > Good day po, ask ko lang sana kung automatic magaupdate yung points sa EOI if nadagdagan yung number of years sa working experience? I was trying po na iupdate kase since yesterday nag 8 years na working experience ko kaso napansin ko wala pala part na need ienter yung number of years sa working experience, nagbbase lang yung summary ng points sa dates of employment. Kaso hindi po nadagdagan yung points even I can claim na for 15 points. > > > > Thank you po sa makakasagot. :) > > Automatic din na nag update yung akin pero medyo kakaiba naman yung case ko kasi sa Jan 20 pa ako supposedly mag 8 years sa work pero kahapon (17th) nag email na sa kin ang skillselect na may update sa EOI ko hehe Hello po, ok na po siya nagupdate din after few days. :)

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.
EricTCStructural Engineer - ANZSCO 233214
Waiting for invite pa rin po ako. Pero kakapasa ko lang po kasi last November 2021. As per other thread, may na-invite pong Civil Engineer occupation this January 2022 from NSW. Hopefully ma invite na din po tayo next.

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.
tobettertomorrowPARTNER VISA (Subclass 309 & 100)
Salamat po sa makakatulong. Nag-iisip lang po, gaano po katagal ang processing ng partner visa? Sa ngayon po kasi nakapagsubmit na ako ng EOI for skilled visa. Kung magdecide kami ng boyfriend ko maglive-in para maging de-facto ang status namin, mababawasan ako ng 5 points dahil hindi siya skilled and less chance of getting an invitation. Pero kung di naman siya isasama, mas magiging mahirap po ba na mapapunta siya ng Australia under partner or prospective marriage kung sakaling mainvite at maging PR ako?

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.
lunarcatTSS 482 VISA
Hello po, ask ko lang, hindi ba eligible ang 482 (short stream) for 186?

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.
hikariStudent Visa (Step by step)
Hello everyone! FYI for incoming IS :)

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.
mariedriscoll[Question] Tourist Visa 600 Current Overseas Employment
Hi @lunarcat, thank you! yes po, included naman po ung sa business ko po, may business permit kaso sa COE and leave of absences sa employer wala po ako eh. Tapos ung di ko pa nasasagutan yung nakaattach an image kasi employed ako kaso no office address sila sa pinas , sa states lang, ayun po ba ilalagay ko na main address ung sa states address ng employer ko po? Thank you!

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) !
haringkingkingPTE ACADEMIC
> @haringkingking said: > > @unbusybee said: > > Thank you so much @datch29!!! :) > > Good luck to your exam, @unbusybee! Make yourself busy! :P Busy studying ah! Haha joke 'yung previous comment ko, baka ma-misunderstood. :P

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.
kaaruHas anyone tried AMVS Legal or Carmine Mercorella as agen
> @miner2013 said: > Hi, I just availed the normal program. For the services, Carmine responds to queries promptly. The english class also is very good. They have a schedule for each applicant and have weekly exams. > > have you availed of their services already? > Hello po. I have not availed yet of their services. Though im interested dun sa migration plus (seems attractive na may job offer na pag migrate).. Question lang po - how did you settle the payment? Dun kasi sa option nila, if via CC, they ask for card details including the CVC. im not comfortable to give the card details.. thanks

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Show us your photos, showcase how beautiful Australia is.
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Organize a meet up or gatherings here.
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Hello po I'm new here in tassie.. sino po ba ang close dito sa burnie maybe po pd tayo mag meet at mag kape sa labas.. Meliza

Family Matters

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Bringing up a family in Australia, education for kids, etc.
xeegoHow to put daughter in childcare
Assuming that you will have night shifts, best option is if you can have somebody to give care to her while you are at work, like a relative. Your daughter will be starting school with her age, and OSHC normally starts at around 6am in the morning, and ends at 6pm in the evening. If you'll be working nightshifts, you'll need someone to care for her during the night. That's tough, but you might be able to talk with your employer or supervisor and work out a fair schedule that will suit your situation.

Working in Australia

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Work related experiences in OZ.
anxiouspepAny advice PlanIt hiring?
Hello po! Question ko lang kasi unang offer sakin is 4 years yung visa na iaapply for me. Then nagkaron ng changes naging 2 years na lang based daw kasi sa changes ng government requirements na sadly inabutan ako which refers to job role level, anyone knows about this? I just want to know if meron same sa case ko.

Health Care

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Health related matters, insurance, etc
hi po question lng po, ano po kaya better pathway and process if going to AU po. My husband po is a RN, with 8 years of exp po. 4 years po sa ER. then currently po cruisenurse po 2 years n po.. ano po ba new process to migrate sa AU. sorry nalito na po sa process

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.
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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.
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Flying to and out of Australia?

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Flight travel discussions, find the cheapest flight ticket or learn tricks from our members.
Captain_AMNL to PER
> @mathe009 said: > I have recently been granted my partner visa. My partner is from Western Australia and we have been looking at flights going to Perth, but the options seems to be very limited. (Noting that there are no direct flights from Manila :'( ) I was wondering if anyone can provide tips and advises? We're hoping that I will be able to travel before the year ends. > *We are also looking at flights to Brisbane and Sydney (then book the domestic flight after the quarantine there), but given the strict protocols in Perth, my partner reckon it's better to go via Brisbane than Sydney. > > Sorry, I'm not sure if I've missed any articles about this if in case it's available. Would appreciate any responses. > > Thank you! Western Australia, where Perth is, is currently closed borders with other states and international flights, ideally by November it will open up, no announcement yet also in November, international flights will resume in Sydney while Brisbane has not committed yet when will they open. better always be updated on the news.

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All other things or information you want to know about Australia
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rksal11Need help with Accommodation in Northern Beaches
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Victoria - Melbourne
Victoria - Melbourne
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2rmobileFilipinos with IT jobs in Melbourne
hello sa inyo.. is it just me noticing there are lots of dev jobs in melb at the moment, its like a hiring spree... so now is really a good time!!! very old thread.. just dropping by, hope all is well... hope all have jobs.. kung kailangan nyo na tulong.. resume build up etc.. feel free to reach out.. dont worry i dont charge.. and looking back at those who had made their lives here now.. its like very fulfilling and rewarding... you can reach me here regards sa lahat
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South Australia - Adelaide
South Australia - Adelaide
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petiteIndustrial Engineer in SA
Hello po! Anu po update sa job market sa SA for IE(Planning/procurement)? I was invited kasi for SA 491 visa pero was thinking of declining it and waiting on 190 visa from NSW at 90+5 points for better job opportunities and hoping for an increase in migration levels din next FY. Is it worth the risk given unstable migration ngayong pandemic? Thank you!
Western Australia - Perth
Western Australia - Perth
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frouAny Filipino Community in Albany or Geraldton?
> @reachmond said: > Following up po, baka meron po ditong makapansin, mag migrate po kami soon sa ALBANY at nakakuha po ng job c misis ko sa JUNIPER Korumup at on process npo VISA nmin... Looking for House or 2 rooms to rent po. Salamat! Hello po..I have an incoming interview po sa Juniper Albany din..may taning po sana ako sa kung kumusta na mn yung interview ni misis mo? Ang kumusta na po yung visa processing onshore po ba kayo? Thank you
Queensland - Brisbane
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jakibantilesNAATI - CCL exam - additional 5 points for 189/190 visa
> @EricTC said: > > @jakibantiles said: > > > @EricTC said: > > > Hi guys, I just need an extra encouragement or suggestion from you. Right now kasi, medyo nagdadalawang isip pa ako to take CCL exam, kababayad ko lang kasi ng 40k (Php) sa EA assessment kaya pingiisipan ko eton addl 30k payment for CCL. > > > > > > Right now, I am at 85pts for visa 189 (after EA Assessment (Structural Engineer)). Would you think I still need to take the CCL exam? > > > > Almost sure pass po yung CCL pag nagreview ng 2-4wks. Pag kaya pa ng budget, I suggest you take the test. Nagdalawang isip din ako dati kasi ang mahal tapos 5pts lang. Pero inisip ko na lang i-all in since marami naman na akong nagastos, baka pagsisihan ko yung 5pts na di ko kinuha. It's all or nothing ganern 😅. Dati nga lumipad pa ako papuntang Perth para magtake ng test, di pa kasi siya available sa overseas/online noon. And marami rin akong nakasabay sa test na galing sa labas ng AU. If you get a glimpse kung gaano karami ang nag aagawan sa slots at pabibo kids na more than 90pts tapos konti lang ang allotment for the fiscal year, baka maconvince ka na rin pong magtake hehehehe > > Thanks for this reply. Oo nga po, narealize ko rin na i-exhaust ko na lahat ng kaya kong gawin to increase my points para wala akong pagsisihihan in the end. Magandang perspective po yung binigay nyo, iba nga ang outlook pag nakita mong everyone is also doing their best for their dream. > > I am considering to take it next year, just waiting a little progress with invitations from Dec - Feb 2022 :) All the best po! 😊
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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 :)
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> @mrs_hopeful said: > Wow! I sincerely appreciate your answer, its very detailed! Its been a while since I prepared a resume, >10yrs. So I felt like a beginner all over again! Lol. I even saw a resume with an attached power point presentation, but my personal taste is also upto 2 pages max. > > Thanks again @athelene , your response was very helpful! I can definitely relate! It's been 6 years since I last applied for work, so I was pretty rusty too when I was preparing my resume. I've attended tons of career seminars in the past years, so I'm happy to pass on the knowledge :smile: Just remember that the resume won't get you the job; its purpose is to get you an interview. The interview is what will get you a job, because that's the time you can show the prospective employer your personality and attitude towards work.

Goods & Services

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Sell goods and other services here
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fgsPhilippines 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. Skills Assessment is usually valid for 3 years. Unless its already expired, i dont think your agency will have to reapply for a new one for a different employer. If they insist, ask a copy of your new skills assessment as a proof that they really applied for a new skills assessment. Otherwise it is just a money making technique.

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