Hi to All, Please take extra care guys wherever you are, take care of your love ones too. Especially to our friends in Singapore, more being confirmed, and are through community spread, no longer from people who travelled from China. Observe proper hygiene at all times and also monitor our little ones as they often put their hands in their mouth.
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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.
jaygarrethmedical laboratory scientist exam
jaygarreth
@lecia I haven't read that part. Thanks! :)

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.
A_GA2AUNSW State Sponsorship
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> @nashmacoy101 said: > Hi po sa lahat, regarding SC491 application form, ilalagay pa din po ba ung work experience na hindi iki claim dito sa table po? > [preview] > Application lodging kanaba? If yes, oo you need to upload everything.

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.
jadale1017De facto application 2019
jadale1017
@likemike_01 may sumagot na po ba sa inyo dito? Same po kasi tanong ko. Thanks po.

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.
cucciTSS 482 VISA
cucci
> @jahOZ said: > hi po, yung under ng TSS visa 482. need pa po ba ng IELTS and skills assessment? > may nahanap po kasi ako na employer and they're willing to sponsor me. salamat po sa sasagot Depende sa occupation. Some occupations require skills assessment and English proficiency. https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/temporary-skill-shortage-482/medium-term-stream You must - be nominated to work in an occupation on the list of eligible medium and long-term skilled occupations - have at least 2 years relevant work experience in your nominated occupation or a related field - have a relevant skills assessment if this is required for your occupation - work only for your sponsor or associated entity, unless you are exempt - meet minimum standards of English language proficiency unless you are exempt from needing to show this

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.
unicayenStudent Visa (Step by step)
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Hello guys! :) magtatanong lang, meron po ba dito couple na kumuha ng OSHC separately? I mean individual/single. Costly kasi pag couple insurance :#

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.
Captain_ATV timeline February
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> @melko said: > Ask ko lang po. Pag wla po bang restriction sa visa nyo po like 8603-no further stay. Pwede po ba mag apply ng visa for extension onshore? yes

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) !
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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.
RalskieECE with experience in electronics/semicon
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The EA will decide kung sa technologist ka or engineer. Ang importante yung experience mo is related sa electronics engr.

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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.

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A general discussion area about Australia where topics doesn't fall on any categories.
ali0522Just became AU citizen
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@Olrac321 the longer the term of payment mas mahala pa rin ata mataas ang interest rate sa pagibig kapag longer din po ang payment, search nyo po sa net.

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.
seekerAULooking for new friends in Sydney
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Hello! May natuloy po ba dito? Or drawing lang? :D :D :D

Family Matters

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Bringing up a family in Australia, education for kids, etc.
jake38Australia Education System - Pre-school and beyond!
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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.
AnnegraceHi meron po ba student dito sa icae commercial cookery sa darwin Australia..
Annegrace
Hi kumusta po as student for commercial cookery sa darwin Australia..plan papo ako mag apply Student visa. From, Anne

Health Care

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Health related matters, insurance, etc
LovellaEllenAPPLYING AS A NURSE IN AUSTRALIA
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@cheng1003 you need to do below: - Get your registration (AHPRA) - have your assessment done (ANMAC) - look for employer who is will to sponsor through 482 (if needed) - start applying for PR VISA

Remittance/Exchange Rate

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Sending money to the Philippines? Useful tips in selecting between providers.
nsmaleWhat is the cheapest way to send money to Philippines
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> @nsmale said: > Given the topic of this thread, I'd love to get some input from those focussed on sending money home cheaply. > > I'm an Aussie living in Pampanga. I am hoping some OFWs in this group could please help me complete a short survey (10 Q's) on sending money home. For every 10 responses, I'll donate 100PHP to my location charity. Capped at 2000PHP for today. Thanks so much for your help. > > https://nathan537218.typeform.com/to/UREbFe haha some of the responses that I have received so far as to how the funds sent home have been misused are hilarious.

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.
pip09Basketball in Sydney 2020
pip09
Hello po mga kabayan! Tanong ko lang sana kung meron po group dito sa Sydney na nagbabasketball na pwede salihan? Salamat! :)

Balikbayan Box

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Sending you Balikbayan Box? Where to and How to help us decide.
cyborg5LBC Brisbane sucks big friggin time
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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.
Captain_AUsing PH passport if already an AU Citizen
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i> @kramkramkram said: > AFAIK, its illegal. Once you obtain Australian citizenship, you will lose your Filipino citizenship and the validity of your passport. You have to re-apply for a Filipino citizenship, then passport. i agree, @RyanJay never mentioned he's dual citizen. so technically, his ph passport is not valid.

Other Info Bout OZ

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All other things or information you want to know about Australia
JacrayeTipid Tips in Australia
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> @athelene said: > Are stoves and ovens in Australia commonly electric or gas? Mas mura po ba gumamit ng electric oven or gas oven? I'm kind of fond of baking/reheating food in the oven kasi (rather than microwave), so I'm considering my options for when I move to Sydney. @athelene based on my experience and computations, mas magastos ang electric stove in the long run. and generally mas-magastos kung electric powered ang stove at water heater mo. before, we were using gas stove and gas water heater, bill was less than $400 quarterly including electricity. now, in our new place, puro electric powered. bill namin $700-800 quarterly including elec. that's sydney area near cbd.

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New South Wales - Sydney
New South Wales - Sydney
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mariz2214FULL TIME JOB
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Hello, this Mariz. May alam po ba kayo fulltime job dto sa Sydney? Baka po may alam kayo at matulungan nyo po ko. Thank you po
Victoria - Melbourne
Victoria - Melbourne
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riabagaporoAccommodation
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Looking for a room for rent near Hays Internationa College - Box Hills South Vic Australia. For March or April. Thank you.
ACT - Canberra
ACT - Canberra
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selacoidACCOMDATIONS AVAILABLE IN CANBERRA & QUEANBEYAN Area
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Hello Bibibi, Is the room still available? cheers
South Australia - Adelaide
South Australia - Adelaide
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belugaaaaaaLooking for room for rent po near flinders university
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Hello po Im looking for a room for rent po sana near flinders? By march po sana Thank you!
Western Australia - Perth
Western Australia - Perth
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tweety11Newly Arrived PR and waiting period for benefits
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@DreamerA at for centrelink payment lang ng parental leave yung 2yr waiting period. Possible may sariling rule yung company mo kung may paid parental leave kayo.
Queensland - Brisbane
Queensland - Brisbane
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goku_sonNAATI - CCL exam - additional 5 points for 189/190 visa
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Hello. Plan ko sana mag take ng NAATI para maka add 5 pts sa 189/190 ko but when I checked, Nov 2 pa ang next available slots sa Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane. Pinaka early na pwede ko i book is July 17 sa Perth pa. Nagkakaroon po ba yan sila ng biglaang availability?
Tasmania - Hobart
Tasmania - Hobart
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MissusGEB in Hobart?
MissusG
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 :)
Northern Territory- Darwin
Northern Territory- Darwin
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AnnegraceICAE school
Annegrace
Hi kumusta po jan..plan ko po mag apply for student
Other States, City, Suburb, Location
Other States, City, Suburb, Location
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jeharileCairns Student - Looking for a Job
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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
carla_glamRoom for rent at Chatswood (6mins walk to station) - Short term only
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Hi Guys We have room available for rent at Chatswood. Available from 22 Feb til 1st week of April 2020. Pls let me know if you are keen & happy to send you photos of the unit & room. Thanks Carla

Jobs-Seeking & Openings

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Job opportunities and employment corner

Goods & Services

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Sell goods and other services here
ArjayStephenLooking for Pinoy plumber - Sydney
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Hello sir po pwede po ako sa kaylangan nyo pipe fitter po ako sa shipyard Japan 4 years Napo ako dito pano po ba mag apply sainyo sir

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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.
hyuna14Iphone locked in Globe and I want to bring the phone in Australia
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> @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.

Information Tech Thingy

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Discuss any IT related stuff here
vbarry1990Do you recommend To take IT
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@RheaMARN1171933 Thanks po.

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AHH!!! good point. yes we can keep it basic. pwede rin siguro add what visa type 190, 189, etc

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jedh_gJourney on our Australian Citizenship Year 2020 - please share your status in this thread here
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@lecia glad to hear that. Be a blessing to others applied to all hope you do the same. Regards Sa inyo kaya nyo rin yan!
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