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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.
markier87March 2019 Visa 189 / 190 / 489
Yey! Congrats @momo and @wintergreen Praying for more 189 grants 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.
> @udonggo said: > after graduating college as civil engineering. whats the best way po to work and live in australia? can someone advise for the steps? thank you.. planning po to work there sana after graduating or any advise na kuha muna ako ng experience sa pinas and pass the exam or dun na sa australia mag exam? any tips po. maraming salamat @udonggo imo, gain job experience first since you can get points from it and will be part of your migration assessment as a professional. time your application where you can get max points from age (i.e. 25-32yrs old = 30pts). the only draw back of waiting for the right time is the change in migration rules. every year pabago-bago ng rules or requirements kaya minsan nauudlot yung plans to migrate. But if you have the money, why not study here and work part time to gain experience. marami naman pwede pagpilian na related sa CE dito like Construction Project Management, Quantity Surveyor, etc. And in my experience mas mabilis ang processing ng PR visa (given you completed all requirements) kapag on-shore ka.

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.
> @Sjmac said: > Good Day All! Ask ko lang po kasi na nominate ako for 491 visa pero sa eoi ko ang nakalagay single po. Ask ko lang po kasi under tss visa ako ngayon and my partner and I are planning to get married on Feb po sana kaso bigla naka tanggap po ako ng nomination for 491. Kapag po ba nagexpire and nomination pwede ulit maglodge ng visa for 491? My partner is under student visa and will expire on 2020 po. Ano po kaya best way na gawin? Thank you I don't see any problems with your situation. Just apply for the visa. If married kana declare.

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.
cucci457/482 TSS subsequent entrant - de facto
> @mariz2214 said: > Oh.thankyou. > So i just need to bring my passport with me plus my visa and boarding pass? yes po

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.
Supermon25IT Student
Hello po. Meron po bang nagmamasteral dito sa University of Wollongong. ? Nag babackground check lang po. dhila may plano po ako mag master doon MIT. Salamat :)

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.
YunaTourist Visa - Parent
Hi po! I am planning to have my mom and dad visit po dito sa Aus this year. Concerned lang po ako kasi both of them don't have any income, and are completely dependent on me. I am only planning to have them here for a month para makabisita at tour. Side note: I am a temporary resident from a partner visa. But have my auntie living here in aus. Pwede ko po ba syang gawing sponsor din? Aside from me and my partner.? Any tips and suggestions po is greatly appreciated! Salamat

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) !
> @MrMocha said: > Hi Everyone! Happy New Year. I'm a newbie here in this forum and I need your comments po re: my PTE score. I took my exam yesterday and got the results this morning. > > I'm not sure if I should be happy about it coz I don't know if passed ako or failed. Based on my readings dito sa forum, nakikita ko is 79. In my case, 78 ang overall score and my scores sa communicative and enabling skills are more than 65 naman except written discourse. Ok na po ba un? It's my first time to take the exam and ayoko na mag retake sana. > > Hoping for your feedback po. TIA! hey, narito ang mga tip para sa nakasulat na diskurso https://www.ptegurus.com/blog/how-to-perform-well-in-pte-written-discourse/

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.

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.
Regarding Nationwide Health Baguio. I would like to inquire kung ito ang dinala niyo prior to the medical exam. a)Health Examination List or the Examination Referral Letter which contains your HAP ID/ TRN number b)A valid original passport is the form of identity documentation preferred by the Australian Government. c) Any prescription spectacles or contact lenses that you may wear. d) Where you have a known medical condition, any existing specialist reports e)Detailed medical certificate regarding a previously-treated or currently managed clinically significant illness which should contain the following information: duration and date of treatment surgical procedure or medical intervention done complete final diagnosis outcome of treatment or treatment plans and prognosis, if available f)polio vaccination certificate g) filled-out Form 26 h)Any previous chest x-ray films you have, particularly those from the last 5 years. (Old chest x-ray films not less than 3 months prior to the medical examination ) i) Passport size pictures j) Filled-out Form 160 k)NHSBI Form – Nationwide Health Form l) HIV Consent Form m) DOH EB FORM A IDS a) A valid original passport is the form of identity documentation preferred by the Australian Government. b) Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) ID (laminated version with photo) c)Voter’s ID (laminated version with photo) d)Driver’s license e)Social Security System (SSS) ID f) Postal ID g) Professional Regulations Commission (PRC) ID h) Unified Multi-Purpose ID i) Philhealth ID Other requirements a) Previous HIV Test, Hepa A Test, Hepa B Test b) Hepa A and Hepa B vaccine (proof) c) polio vaccination certificate Miscellaneous Requirements a) Black Ballpen b) Minimum payment of P7,750.00

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A general discussion area about Australia where topics doesn't fall on any categories.
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> @SGtoAU said: > > @miller115 said: > > hello, guys! kakalodged ko lang ng 491 sa NT, so mga june 2020 pa malamang kung ma-invite. tanong ko lang ung sa PCC. tama ba na kukuha lang ng police clearance the last 10 years kung saan nakatira? i have been living in SG for more than 14 years, so PCC lang sa SG kunin namin ng wife ko at hindi na kasama ung sa pinas? thanks so much sa mga sasagot:-) > > > > > > Yes po sg pcc lang if more than 10 years na sa sg > > 24 Dec 2019 | turned 40, minus 10 points (75 points) > > thank you so much:-)

Taste of Australia

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Show us your photos, showcase how beautiful Australia is.
Noodles12Roadtrip: Sydney - Canberra - Melbourne
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.
SGtoAUPinoys in Rockhampton
Sino po mga taga Rockhampton dito? Would love to connect thank you!

Family Matters

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Bringing up a family in Australia, education for kids, etc.
jake38Australia Education System - Pre-school and beyond!
Hello po. Pa-advise naman sa inyo, alam ko natanong na ito dati kaso naguguluhan pa din ako.. Yung panganay ko ngayon ay Grade 7 dito sa pinas. Bale sa April 2020 ang plano namin pag punta. Kung ieenroll ko siya for 2nd term, anong Year siya qualified? 13yrs old siya ngayon at 21-Dec-2006 ang bday.. nag email kasi kami sa isang high school ang reply eh “The school currently caters for students from year 8 to year 12 and as your son will be in year 7, we will be unable to accommodate.” Akala namin pwede siya as year 8. Salamat po.

Working in Australia

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Work related experiences in OZ.
Captain_AWork as an engineer in Australia
@chikka_gurl143 said: Hi everyone! I am an engineer from the Philippines. I am migrating to Aus as a partner of an Aussie. Do I need to become a member of Engineers Australia before I can apply for a job here in Aus? I will appreciate it if someone is able to shed light on this. Daghang Salamat! Joycenel in my experience, no employer has mentioned about EA membership, they look more on how close your work experience to the position they need.

Health Care

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Health related matters, insurance, etc
YunaBecoming a pharmacist in Australia
Hello po! I am a registered pharmacist since 2014 with a 3 year community experience in the Philippines.. Now I am here in Aus with a partner visa and now waiting for my PR hopefully this year. I've decided I want to pursue my career here.. sayang naman. I understand that I have to apply to have my documents assessed and then take the KAPS exam. Just wondering if anyone has any experience pursuing their career as pharmacist here in Australia? I am in desperate need of guidance. Is it worth it? Also how did you go about the documents? What are the chances of getting approved with my experience and qualification? Any tips, help or advise is much appreciated! Salamat po

Remittance/Exchange Rate

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Sending money to the Philippines? Useful tips in selecting between providers.
theado15What is your Trusted Remittance Center?
lord give me people who help me coming 2020 nyeee barrow ng money tsktskkkk god bless

Hobbies and Activities

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Balikbayan Box

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Sending you Balikbayan Box? Where to and How to help us decide.
cyborg5LBC Brisbane sucks big friggin time
I asked for a box since November 11 and none arrived. End of story.

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
@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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JannehBudget Room
Posting for a friend: Budget room for rent 160 per week single inclusive of bills and wifi. We also accept couple for 210 per week. The spacious room is furnished with double bed and closet and appliances/utensils in the house can be used, we just prefer a clean and tidy person. 8-9 minutes walk to Doonside Train station, groceries etc. and 3 minutes walk to Bus stop. West Sydney, near blacktown and easy train ride to Parramatta (15 mins from doonside train station) and 45 minutes train ride to central cbd. Message me on 0402739359 or msg here
Victoria - Melbourne
Victoria - Melbourne
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jkkaedsCouple Looking for Room, Southeastern Suburb.
> @corrappyka_CE said: > Hi! May napagtanungan kame sa may Pakenham and Frankston North. We can refer you po sa mga owners if you’re interested. Sige po, malaking tulong po yan. Thank you po. Saan po kayo nag communicate ng owners? Thank you again.
ACT - Canberra
ACT - Canberra
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We’re looking for a housemate! 1 bedroom for rent, for a single person or a couple, living in a shared house accomodation in Mawson, ACT. 5 mins to Westfield Woden and near The Canberra Hospital. For long-term lease. Available by February 2020.
South Australia - Adelaide
South Australia - Adelaide
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dhenzfortRoom for Rent: Walkerville Area - very close to Adelaide City
hi po, i was wondering if this accommodation is still available for 1 person? thanx :) Looking to movein from SG to Adelaide by Feb 20. Pls advise :) Salamat
Western Australia - Perth
Western Australia - Perth
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batmanPermanent Resident
> @DonnaMay said: > Hi po, ano pong mas okay magapply ng work onshore or offshore? Ano pong pros and cons? Thanks Regardless same requirements and criteria naman.
Queensland - Brisbane
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bhenicole15Accomodation available
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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zairishWork and life in Darwin
Hi po, bago palang po dito sa forum... Kamusta po kayong lahat? Planning din po pumunta ng Darwin, ano po kaya ang status ng employment sa isang electrical engineer?
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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Looking and offering accomodations
Guwi27Looking for Flat/Apartment/Room for 2(Couple) this February 12,2020
In Ballarat Victoria po yung location. Thank you

Jobs-Seeking & Openings

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Job opportunities and employment corner
GinoExample format CV, resume and cover letter here in australia
Hi, Ako din po pasend sana ko format or sample ng resume dito sa australia. Thank you so much! Email address:[email protected]

Goods & Services

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Sell goods and other services here
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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.
RabsrsWhat's your favorite app?
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
rigilabogadoMagdadala ng desktop
Hello po. Pwede po ba magdala ng mga PC parts sa check in baggage papunta australia? Mayron po bang mga fee? or like bawal magdala ng mga hard drive/ ssd na may mga downloaded movies and software?

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