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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.
jakibantilesGeneral Skilled Immigration Visa - Step By Step Process
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Hello po. Malapit na po mag expire yung 60days ng visa lodging namin. Singapore police clearance na lang ang hinihintay. Pwede ko po ba iupload muna yung luma at maglodge na? May option po ba to upload new docs after maglodge?

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.
mkelSC 187 Temporary Residence Transition Stream Eligibility
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> @vishalvikas said: > > @mkel said: > > > @vishalvikas said: > > > Hey @mkel , > > > > > > I am in the same boat. Been working for my employer in regional WA for 3 years now on a STSOL occupation with TSS visa. Did you find a solution? > > > > Hi @vishalvikas Still not sure if STSOL occupations have PR pathway. I’m running to 2nd yr on my TSS visa and I’ve been trying to find well supported answers if I’ll be actually eligible for 187 TRT visa after 3yrs of working for the same employer. But so far, 4/5 of the agents I have consulted said, Tss 482 visa holders under STSOL occupation can only be eligible for 187 TRT stream if they are a previous 457 visa holder. > > Have you tried inquiring with migration agents/lawyers as well regarding your options for PR? Ano usually suggestion nila sayo? > > > > > > I have talked to one migration agent, and he advised the same that it would not be possible as I don't have a 457. The only suggestion I got was to get on the 494 and wait for another 3 years :-( > > At the moment, I am trying to get a skill assessment in a closely related occupation code which is in the medium term list and then I should be able to lodge 186 DE. If I dont get a positive skill assessment in that, then I will go the 494 way and wait another 3 years. > > I would recommend you to do 494 and not waste another year on the TSS. > > Let me know how you go mate. > @vishalvikas thanks for the info! Regarding 494, you will still need a positive skills assessment for 494 visa right?

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.
thesarahveePARTNER VISA (Subclass 309 & 100)
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> @benjfabian said: > > > @thesarahvee said: > > > @benjfabian said: > > > > @thesarahvee said: > > > > > @benjfabian said: > > > > > > @thesarahvee said: > > > > > > Hello po!! We recently converted our visa from PMV300 to PV309. Tanong ko lang po baka meron nag ganito din laty, gaano po kabilis/katagal ang outcome after conversion these days? TIA > > > > > > > > > > hello.. na-lodge na po ba yung PMV nyo nang mag convert kayo? if yes, mabilis na daw yun. meron kami migration agent and mag-apply sana kami ng PMV pero nagpartner visa na lang kami. kasi yun daw ang priority ngaun at just in case na ma-approve exempted na sa travel restriction. > > > > > > > > Hello po ma'am/sir, yes na lodge na po ang PMV namin then nagpakasal and converted to 309. Hopefully nga po mabilis nalang :smile: still waiting for the grant po.. > > > > > > hello. Sir po lol. pwede ding sis. charot. saan kayo nag pakasal? online wedding ba? mag lodge pa lang kami this august. kailan pa na lodge yung PMV nyo? > > > > ay sir pala sorry haha oo nag online wedding kami to convert the PMV, and na convert naman sya. We lodged february this year. > > until now wala pa din? hala gaano kaya katagal? mid pa kami ng August mag lodge eh. may agent po ba kayo? > wala pa, nasa almost 6 months palang naman since we lodged and then na convert lang kami noong july 9. DIY lang 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.
emilella20TSS 482 VISA
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Hello! I just like to ask regarding our current situation with visa 482 and 190. Last year before the pandemic starts, my fiancé and I submitted our EOI for visa 190. Unfortunately we haven't moved forward since then because of the current situation. Now I got a sponsorship via 482 TSS short stream visa. We are just concern if there will be a conflict having our EOI on process for 190 and process our 482 at the same time? Note that I am about lodge my visa for 482 and there is a part wherein I am asked for "Genuine Temporary Entrant".

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.
Saysaysay888Advice school na may aged care and may path po ba for PR ang aged care
Saysaysay888
Hello po pa help naman kung ano pong school ang may aged care and may path po ba for PR ang aged care ? And madali po bang makakuha ng student visa if aged care ang course ? Thank youuu po

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.

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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> @ramones_cmg1925 said: > For those who have attained their target scores in PTE, may you recommend an app or youtube videos containing repeated questions in REPEAT SENTENCE? Napakahirap nung iba. Ang hahaba. Huhu E2 PTE Academic sa youtube po on repeat, very helpful tips ni Jay para ma-reach ung target scores ko

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.
magueroHas anyone tried AMVS Legal or Carmine Mercorella as agen
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@Clarkita I suggest you clarify what they mean by visa 190 ka agad. Possible naman talaga for an offshore applicant to get a PR visa if that person meets certain criteria and that has happened to many people in this forum. Since you are a PT and the agent mentioned a specific visa, I think you should try to clarify these 2 points - Allied health degree holders from the Philippines usually need to take an exam or a conversion course before they are able to get a positive skills assessment. A positive skills assessment is needed for all skilled visa applications (189, 190, 491). Is the agent assuming that you already have a positive skills assessment? 190 is a state sponsored visa and right now, most states are only sponsoring applicants who are already living and working in their state OR applicants already in Australia who have a job offer for their state. There might be some states who are sponsoring offshore applicants ATM, but I suggest you ask the agent which state is doing this now. Last point lang. You can't just apply for a skilled immigrant visa. You have to be invited by DHA (189) or sponsored by a state (190, 491). An agent cannot guarantee sponsorship or an invitation. So you may want to clarify as well yung sabi na 190 ka agad.

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.
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A general discussion area about Australia where topics doesn't fall on any categories.
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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
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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.
engineer20Planning to apply for visa in Au
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> @nolex said: > Open pa rin ba Australia for applications these covid times? Onshore applicants - yes. Offshore applicants - yung mga nasa field na kailangan ng AU as of now (mostly medical field)

Health Care

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Health related matters, insurance, etc
MissAussieAPPLYING AS A NURSE IN AUSTRALIA
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Hello, just wondering any nurses na nakakuha ng PR 186 dito? I'm from NZ po, and I told to my employer if possible PR 186 instead of TSS and ibigay nila. may direct grant po ba rito offshore? Thank you

Remittance/Exchange Rate

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Sending money to the Philippines? Useful tips in selecting between providers.
fruitysNew Online Remittance Partner - Sable Remit
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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.

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xeegoTable Tennis Social Game
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Uy lapit lang! Regular yung sched ng Saturday?

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Sending you Balikbayan Box? Where to and How to help us decide.
AdminBalikbayan Box from Manila to Sydney
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You can give this thread try :) https://pinoyau.info/discussion/759/how-do-you-ship-your-items-to-australia/p1

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Flight travel discussions, find the cheapest flight ticket or learn tricks from our members.
nahodoudehaTSS 482 Visa_Return Ticket [Pandemic]
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Hi guys, Sa mga holders ng TSS 482 Visa, one way ticket lang ba binili niyo? Parang may nabasa kasi ako na kailangan daw ng return ticket? Totoo ba ito?

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
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christinenangJoin to group in the Facebook - Pinoy AP
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Hi i agree. Me and my friends tried joining without any luck? I have no idea what we must do to join this exclusive facebook group. Pinoy AU Sydney https://m.facebook.com/groups/275047462851435 Does anyone know who runs the group and how much money they want members to pay to join there group?
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Victoria - Melbourne
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chercandaJob Opening in a consulting company in Melbourne
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> @atonibay said: > Job Title Programme Manager-SP > Job Description Purpose of the Role: > Execute large scale, multi –dimensional, complex programs to meet and exceed Client outcomes. The responsibilities would include managing major business initiatives on behalf of the client, across multiple application portfolios, impacting one or more client business units. Achieve the business objectives of the program sponsors and ensure effective communication across key stakeholder groups. > As a high value practitioner and thought leader, you will also be able and willing to contribute to developing Infosys Consultings IP and capability in respect to Program Management and Agile Delivery. As a practitioner you will bring deep experience that can contribute to methodology, training and tool development that can amplify and accelerate our speed and capability to deliver engagements for our Clients. As a thought leader, you will be an innovator who can contribute towards thought leadership that will enhance our brand and reputation in the market. This will also enable you to add value to offer and proposal development to stimulate and convert market demand. > > > Job Responsibilities: >  Manage and motivate Client stakeholders and Infosys team members to create momentum and a high performance culture respectively. >  Work closely with other Infosys Consulting teams and other Infosys Delivery Units to ensure; management of scope, schedule, risks, configuration, change, communication, issue escalation, budget, quality, delivery resources & people with the objective of ensuring program management of the highest standards >  Develop thought leadership to drive points of view in the market and contribute to business development through RFP/RFI responses and proactive offer development >  Participate in practice building activity as a valued contributor to the program management and agile delivery community. This may involve recruitment, training and knowledge management activity to mature our capability and practitioners > Qualities, Experience, and Skills: >  Industry – We are interested in practitioners and thought leaders who have Financial Services, Telco or Energy and Utilities experience. We are happy to speak to talent that has deep experience in one of these industries or who has demonstrated agility across one or more >  Capability – We are interested in practitioners and thought leaders who can bring a ‘Bi-modal’ capability blending traditional program management disciplines or execute agile delivery methods as required. >  Consulting mindset – In addition to industry and capability skill sets you are a problem solver at heart. You know how to frame problems and break them. You are able to step outside of your primary skill set and be comfortable and credible in adjacent skill-sets such as change management and financial management. In doing this you can be a transformation agent not simply a project manager. > > Qualificaitons: >  Certifications in traditional project management disciplines such as PRINCE2 or PMBOK >  Certifications in Agile delivery methods such as PMI-ACP >  Cerificaition in change management such as Prosci or in Financial analysis such as CPA. > > > Hiring Country: Australia > Work Location: Melbourne > Type of Employment: Permanent - Full time Hi, are you working in this company? Pwede mo ask if hiring pa sila? Salamat :)
ACT - Canberra
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katnissany tips po for looking/buying for secondhand cars in ACT?
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sorry for the super delayed update: Nov 2017 we were looking for cars, Dec 2017 we bought our secondhand car. Bad experience: We initially went to a Holden dealership, as they were selling a brand new car within our budget (we were ready to pay cash). But from the start, the sales guy was already rude. Went to Toyota and we felt like we weren't really taken seriously that time. Good experience: We found a dealership (lennock) and bought a secondhand car instead from there. We fell in love with the car after the test drive and also because the salesman was really friendly and explained things in detail to us. Almost 3 years na sya and only one had major fix needed. I think we're just lucky po that we got a really good car. :)
South Australia - Adelaide
South Australia - Adelaide
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jerichokyawBudget for Migration? First Entry
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Hi, Im a PR holder about to migrate to AUS, I'll be living alone, no sponsor,I will be 19 on 2021, will not go to College at Aus. (typically no degree or vocational certificates) i'll most likely be working minimum wage jobs , Im worried I will find a hard time finding any jobs before I run out of money, how much should I save up?How many months of living expense should I keep? airfares? other fees?
Western Australia - Perth
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NikkiBaykalHello anyone working in a private age care in geraldton???
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Hi anyone working in geraldton?? In a private age care?? Would like to ask some questions po, not sure if i can write the name of facility but i just want to know more about that particular age care thank you
Queensland - Brisbane
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jumperNAATI - CCL exam - additional 5 points for 189/190 visa
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Batchmates for June 21 NAATI CCL exam. I received my results after 10 business days - July 5 and I passed :D . Thank you sa crash course ni ms @MumVeng PM me for more details
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MissusGEB in Hobart?
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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
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JRoma1828Aspiring Teacher Applicant
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Hello po, good evening.. pwede po ba akong makahingi ng format ng Supervised Teaching Practice Certificate, need ko lang po kasi kumuha sa university ko, wala po kasi silang idea kung paano po yung format na gagawin.. big thanks po.. here is my email address: [email protected]
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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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christinenangroom to rent in darlinghurst area
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wandererPHJob Openings - Finance, Audit, IT & Mgt Consulting Roles
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Sell goods and other services here
smargioMobile Plans, NBN Plans at your service!
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Anyone who is interested to join or switch their NBN Plans that uses Telstra network and there is no lock in contracts? There are different plans from $59/mth to $79/mth with unlimited data on all plans. For mobile plans we have plans starting from 20$ to 40$ All Aussie based support. No setup fee on BYO modem plans. If interested, PM me for more info.

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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
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> @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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