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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.
kristlemedical laboratory scientist exam
Hi po, tanong lang, what happens po if maeexire na ung skills assessment as medical lab technician after 3 years pero hindi pa po nakapag AIMS professional exam? ipaparenew po ba siya or kelaangan magpa skills assessment ulit?

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.
irenesky489 visa to 887
@fgs at sa iba pa pong makakasagot, mag lodge na po ako ng 887 this August and my dependent is my 17 yr old daughter, ask ko lang po if need na po ba nya ng proof of functional English? Thank you po sa sasagot

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.
chilemayChild Visa (Subclass 101)
> @rjlim said: > > @rjlim said: > > update lang, na-approve na sa akin, logged December 2010 > > Sorry mali Dec 2020 pala.. lol excited much Hi, pwede magpa-guide sa paano o ano step gagawin sa pag apply ng subclass 101, sponsor (father) magprocess o pasa ng mga doc for application ng visa. Thanks sa pag asiste ❤

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.
goku_son186 Direct Entry Question
Hi, paano po i-update yun EOI for employment para ma increase ang points? Kasi naka 3 years na ako as RN Aged Care and may skills assessment narin. Automatic dagdag points ba? Then chineck ko din ulit yun tanong sa EOI, meron dun nakalagay sa Education if nag study daw ba ako sa regional. Sa ngayon kasi considered na regional na yun Richmond. Nung nag study ako, hindi pa. I tick as yes ko po ba yun kahit na hindi naman ako sa regional area nakatira at that time? Salamat in advance sa sasagot po! God bless!

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.
atheleneStudent Visa 2021 Intake
> @xiaoxue said: > > I thought you can work unrestricted hours if: > you are studying a masters by research or a doctorate degree > > Visa condition 8105 That's what I thought too, but it looks like DHA has the final say about this. I wasn't sure if I misinterpreted my visa conditions (that I can work without restrictions), but I realized a research degree requires a lot of study hours, so I actually don't have the energy to work beyond the 20 hours anyway.

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) !
WanderingWanderingneed din po ba mag IELTS exam ng dependent (wife) ?
> @rose85 said: > Hi all, planning to take PTE this coming Aug,. ask ko lang if need po ba mag to take the English exam ang dependent (Husband). > I am the primary applicant. thank you Yes, required na ngayon na functional english ang partner mo. Also practice din sa PTE via mock exams nang naka faceshield and facemask, hehe kasi nung nag exam ako suot ko both.

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.
nahodoudehaMigration Agent Bad Experience [Sharing Thread]
> > > > My migration agent is Re.... Migra... Inter... (PINOY) > > > > Rating: 1/10 > > Issues > > 1. Sobrang tagal magreply sa tanong ko (More than 2 weeks) kahit answerable lang naman ng Yes or No yung tanong ko. > > 2. Hindi nag-uupdate ng status ng application ko. Kahit ilang beses ako mag send ng e-mail ay matagal mag reply. > > 3. Mukhang hindi alam ang ginagawa nya. > > > > Yung company kasi ang pumili sa kanya kaya no choice ako kundi tiisin ang ugali nya. > > How often do you email? Medyo cautious Lang ako with comments like these dahil from experience there are also clients who can be difficult to please so hopefully within reason yung feedback. > > What do you mean by Hindi nag uupdate? To be honest there’s nothing much to update in relation to immigration process. Have you been given the Code of Conduct? Have a look at it and if you think there is something they have breached then report them to the MARA. How often do you email? - Every other day hanggat hindi sya nagrereply. Example ng tanong ko. "Natanggap mo na ba yung documents?". (Diba ang dali lang naman ng tanong) What do you mean by Hindi nag uupdate? - Example: After ko ipasa yung mga documents ko ay hindi manlang ata nya double check kung nagkamali ako. Update manlang sana ako baka may na miss akong data. - Hindi manlang sabihin kung Initial Assessment pa rin ba yung application ko or nasa next step na. Have you been given the Code of Conduct? "NO" - Obligado ba sya bigyan ako nun kahit yung employer ko ang kumuha sa kanya?

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.
rellim115FORM 80 / FORM 1221 / Documents
> @rrrosiiieee said: > Hello po ulit mga kabayan! > > Tanong ko lang po san po iuupload yung form 80 and 1221? Hindi po kasi ako sigurado kung saan. Wala po kasi dun kung saan iuupload mga docs. Ayoko magnext baka mamaya hindi na ko makabalik sa previous page at masubmit ko na wala yun. Maraming salamat mga kabayan! Under 'Others' or 'Other Documents'

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A general discussion area about Australia where topics doesn't fall on any categories.
engineer20Federal budget 2021: When Australia's borders will finally open for international travel?
kaya advice sa magiging PR from 2022, ipon ng pambaon bago big move. medicare lang ang maasahan na social benefit agad. imagine the cost of childcare without the subsidy - average $100/day/child

Taste of Australia

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Show us your photos, showcase how beautiful Australia is.
CasseyUrgent Positions: Pharmacy Assistants
Hi, Chemist Warehouse Highpoint (Melbourne) is in urgent need for Pharmacy Assistants. S3 training will be provided by the company. Please send your resume to [email protected] If you have any queries, just pm me. Thank you.

EB's and Get Together

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Organize a meet up or gatherings here.
seekerAULooking for new friends in Sydney
sure Ma'am @JuanaMariana. ok lang po. drawing ata un post n to. haha. btw, lalake po ako. hehe

Family Matters

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Bringing up a family in Australia, education for kids, etc.
xiaolicoPregnant wife, what to expect to the new baby to be born?
> @JuanaMariana said: > hi @xiaolico, did apply au passport thru online or aust post? is this the correct site to apply for baby's passport? thank you.. Sa au post ako. Pero you need to schedule an appointment with them para sa baby. hindi walk in ang baby, well at least nung nag apply ako ganun.

Working in Australia

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Work related experiences in OZ.
daimaruAny advice PlanIt hiring?
feeling ko may mga kilala ako dito hahaha

Health Care

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Health related matters, insurance, etc

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.
shygraceLearn to Ride a Bicycle
Anyone here who is already an adult but never learnt how to ride a bicycle?

Balikbayan Box

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Sending you Balikbayan Box? Where to and How to help us decide.
AdminBalikbayan Box from Manila to Sydney
You can give this thread try :)

Flying to and out of Australia?

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Flight travel discussions, find the cheapest flight ticket or learn tricks from our members.
engineer20Backdoor Exit in SG to AU
@barryco hindi OEC hahanapin sa iyo but CFO sticker indicating you undergone PDOS. refer to this website PRs are exempted from paying travel tax when you have this plus proof of PRship like visa grant or VEVO printout (AU PRs)

Other Info Bout OZ

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All other things or information you want to know about Australia
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Sharing our Tipid tips. :)

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New South Wales - Sydney
New South Wales - Sydney
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xiaolicoRhodes or Macquarie Park
> @LittleFinger said: > Macquarie Park is better specially if you’ll turn it to IP. Mas marami renters sa area because of companies nearby and uni. Thanks. I decided to go with rhodes. Thanks for the reply, appreciate it.
Victoria - Melbourne
Victoria - Melbourne
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jhndoe2000Rooms for rent Newport 3015 3 minute walk to newport station
Hello, Please message if interested in a room. 2 available one is 115/week and the other is 140/week Split bills. Mobile:0402921334
ACT - Canberra
ACT - Canberra
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katnissany tips po for looking/buying for secondhand cars in ACT?
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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hardworker0221Industrial Engineer in SA
@lock_code2004 pwede rin po ba magpasend ng sample CDR please? 🙂 working on my CDR too 🙂
Western Australia - Perth
Western Australia - Perth
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flora30Any mums in perth?
Hello, naa bay mummies dinhia nga taga cebu nga naa sa perth??
Queensland - Brisbane
Queensland - Brisbane
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jumperNAATI - CCL exam - additional 5 points for 189/190 visa
> @Cbantilan said: > Hi! Got my result last April 28. Only reviewed for 11 days using @MumVeng resources and practice materials! Thanks again po @MumVeng
Tasmania - Hobart
Tasmania - Hobart
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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 :)
Northern Territory- Darwin
Northern Territory- Darwin
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eris0819Work and life in Darwin
> @thesarahvee said: > Hi!! I have a job offer in Darwin, and my employer is willing to sponsor my visa. I just wanna ask if it's a safe place for someone like me who will go and live there alone? TIA Hello po, san po kyo nkpgsearch ng job opening? Thank you :)
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
randszLooking for House to rent in Bathurst, NSW
Hi I am looking for a House / Accommodation in Bathurst, NSW. 2 to 3 rooms. Possible move in 1st week of April. PM me I am always online, lets discuss.

Jobs-Seeking & Openings

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Job opportunities and employment corner
wandererPHJob Openings - Finance, Audit, IT & Mgt Consulting Roles
Cloud operations (IT). Meron pa bo? Kddting ko lng po last March 28 sa sydney. @filozjobs

Goods & Services

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Sell goods and other services here
JimmyNeeded - Asian/ Filipino food product wholesale suppliers in Melbourne
> @Metaform said: > Hi. I'm setting up a retail business that provide Asian or Filipino food products (e.g. Condiments, rice, snacks, seasonings, canned goods, etc) and I need a wholesale provider who can supply products in boxes. Pm me contact details please. Thanks. Hi Kuya.. I'm jimmy from pinoy pinay ice buko based in sunshine North, Melbourne, i have ability to supply you an icebuko in 6 different flavours, Ube Macapuno, Buko Salad, Buko Pandan, Buko Munggo, Plain young Coconut and Coconut Chocolate. Please contact me if your interested on 0403420172. Thank you in Advance. Jimmy


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Cars, Vans, Parts Accessiories, Sale & Rental
tangentphCar Service Available in Sydney
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Loose talk, Kulitan & off-topic

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

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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😞

Information Tech Thingy

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Discuss any IT related stuff here
AdminTelstra is giving consumer and small business customers extra data
[preview] Telstra is giving consumer and small business customers extra data to support working and studying from home or self-isolating, as part of the national response to COVID-19. Post-Paid customers (both mobile and mobile broadband) can get an extra 25GB of data on their plan to use in Australia within 30 days. Pre-Paid customers with an active recharge of $40+ can get 10GB of extra data to use in Australia within 28-30 days (depending on your plan). The data won't rollover. Register your details below to get extra data. Telstra will send you an SMS to confirm once it's been applied to your account - it should take about 48 hours. It will be available within 48 hours and you'll be notified by SMS once it's been applied. Ineligible phone numbers won't receive a notification.

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agrandeJourney on our Australian Citizenship Year 2020 - please share your status in this thread here
> @fgs said: > > @agrande said: > > > @fgs said: > > > > @agrande said: > > > > Hello, usually ano kaya yung mga typical questions sa interview? > > > > > > Casual conversation..they just need to verify your identity and could be checking if you understand english. After that, they will direct you ro the computer room or give u an ipad to do the test. > > > > Thank you. Ano nga po pala yung app for the test? Lahat ba ng tanong dun manggagaling? > > > > > > You can download the "Our Common Bond"(Testable part only) booklet on DHA website. The podcast is a good option too. There are many practice test apps online but were not officially released by DHA. You need to get all Australian Values questions correct otherwise you will fail the test even though you get a 75% or higher total score. All questions will come from the booklet. Thank you. :) Ano po yung recommended app na pwedeng idl?

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