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Every IELTS and PTE Test Center In Singapore (Updated 2018)

As the most popular standardized English tests for students looking to study undergraduate courses in Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA or for migration purposes to Australia, IELTS and PTE make up the bulk of all the tests taken. However with various venue providers for both tests, the locations are fragmented across multiple websites [...]

By | 2018-04-09T14:21:00+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Featured, News|0 Comments

NSW State Sponsorship – Changes

NSW has made several key changes to their migration program for the year 2014/2015. Key points about the program in 2014/15 are: Applications for 2014-15 will be lodged electronically through a new online system Applications will be open for four intakes per year with a maximum of 1000 applications per intake Application intakes will remain open [...]

By | 2017-07-04T19:19:11+00:00 July 1st, 2014|Austral, News|0 Comments

Skills assessment validity changes – commencement 1 July 2014

Changes to the validity of skills assessments, announced yesterday in the Select Legislative Instrument SLI- F2014L00726 Migration Legislation Amendment (2014 Measures No.1) Regulation 2014, commence on 1 July 2014, as do the remainder of the changes announced in that SLI.It is advised to check the validity of skills assessments for points calculations used for lodged Skillselect EOI or [...]

By | 2017-08-03T09:11:10+00:00 June 23rd, 2014|News|4 Comments

Parent, Carer and Remaining Relative Visa Closed!

Today is the last day to lodge applications for those that are scheduled to be removed before the new financial year. The legislation to repeal the visas was signed off by the governor general yesterday and will come into effect on Monday, which means that applications must be validly lodged today: http://www.comlaw.gov.au/Details/F2014L00622 It was done in a [...]

By | 2017-08-03T09:12:13+00:00 May 30th, 2014|News|0 Comments

ACT Nominated SC 190 allocations almost reached

As of May 19, 2014, the ACT has reached the DIBP allocations for SC 190 nomination approvals for ACT residents, therefore, visa invitations will not begin to be issued again until 1 July 2014. Nomination approvals for overseas residents ceased on March 25, 2014. The ACT will continue to process applications for ACT nomination until [...]

By | 2017-08-03T09:12:21+00:00 May 28th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Additional English Tests Accepted by DIBP

It has been announced that applicants for Australian visas will have additional choices when it comes to English language testing. Applicants included would be temporary graduate, skilled, work and holiday, and former resident visas. Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Michaelia Cash, said that the changes, which come into effect in November, is in [...]

By | 2014-07-10T17:22:23+00:00 May 28th, 2014|News|2 Comments

Australia’s Department of Immigration’s new surcharge

Credit Card Surcharge Rates. Austral Migration Consultancy has received the following information from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection: From 19 April 2014, a credit card surcharge will apply to transactions made using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB and Diners credit cards. The following rates will apply: • Visa/Mastercard – 1.08% • Diners Club [...]

By | 2017-07-04T19:19:11+00:00 April 16th, 2014|News|0 Comments

ACT Government GSM nominations open again for ICT and Engineering Occupations

The ACT Government has announced that it is now able to nominate certain ICT occupations which DIAC had previously removed from their list. [See MIA Notice -6 August 2013] The ACT Government has provided the following advice: After consultation with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) the ACT is pleased to advise that offers [...]

By | 2014-05-07T22:11:44+00:00 September 26th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Abbott has announced his first Federal Government Ministry

Prime Minister-elect Tony Abbott has announced his first Federal Government Ministry. Mr Abbott said the incoming Coalition Government will restore strong, stable and accountable government to build a more prosperous Australia. Mr Abbott said this afternoon that Mr Scott Morrison MP would be Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and Senator Michaelia Cash would be [...]

By | 2017-07-04T19:19:12+00:00 September 26th, 2013|News|0 Comments