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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.
jinigirlAustralian Computer Society Skills Application
> @badtz said: > Thanks a lot for your reply @jinigirl Appreciate it! > > Lastly, is it possible to submit EOI for 190 and 491 at the same time? yes pwede naman, pero check yung state requirement, kung possible. sa Victoria for example, isa lang ROI na active, so mamimili ka talaga if 190 or 491 aapplyan mo.

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.
stihlce12Visa 190 and 491
@kerin88 no worries. All the best.

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.
vincesebastianPartner Visa onshore but with active student visa
Hi! Naglodge kami ng partner visa this week and yung student visa ko is mageexpire March 2024 so yung bridging A will take effect pagexpire daw ng student visa. Question is: tapos ko na yung course ko, need ko pa ba magenrol for a new course while nagaantay maapprove ang partner visa?

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.
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@Joane25 hello po maam, i have same problem. ask ko lang po kung naka kuha po kayo nag Bahamas PCC at ano po ginawa ninyo. Need help lang po talaga thank you

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.
kanbyStudent visa: main applicant switch to dependent and vice versa
Hello po, Meron po kaya dito case na nagswitch main applicant at dependent after 1 sem. Kung baga si dependent na yung magiging main applicant. New application. Any ideas po kung ano nilagay sa GTE/SOP para sa new application? Kasi makikita po nila na hindi na tinapos yung course nung 1st main applicant. Salamat 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.
mariemHow to Apply Online for an Australian Tourist Visa - Step By Step Guide
Hi everyone! I am currently working on my Father in law's tourist visa. Alam nyo naman uso sa pinas ang may Senior, added to their name once magkaroon sila ng Jr na anak. Ang question ko is, should I say na may change of name yung father in law ko? Yung passport nya is based on his birth certificate (walang Sr) pero all his official ID's (SSS and Driver License) may SR. Other names / spellings Is this applicant currently, or have they ever been known by any other names? YES Is this correct? Then explain ko na lang na same name sila ng son nya JR kaya he became senior. Anyone encountered the same dilemma? Thanks in advance for your help. ​

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) !
> @enrico0919 said: > > @ianakyth15 said: > > > @littlebabybum said: > > > Salamat sa lahat ng tips dito, nakuha ko na ang desired score ko - superior![preview] > > > > > > Ito mga sinunod kong tips: > > > **Read Aloud **- Second take ko na ito, so eto yung part na ginawa kong iba from una, medyo nilakasan ko yung boses ko. Tapos inulit ulit ko na yung mahihirap na salita bago recording para mabasa ko ng diretso. Nakatulong din siguro yung pagbabasa ko ng libro sa anak ko bago matulog :smiley: > > > **Repeat Sentence** - Ito tinutukan ko talaga ng aral. Everyday ako nagpractice, from apeuni to youtube prediction (monipte). Ang tip na tumatak sakin ay alalahanin mo yung first three words at last three words, intindihin yung sentence at wag mautal. Nag-notes ako pero unang word lang saka last. Fluency at pronunciation talaga importante dito kesa content. > > > **DI at RL **- Pinaghalo-halo ko yung mga template na nabasa ko dito saka sa apeuni. Mukhang effective naman heheheheh > > > **WFD** - practice mabilis magsulat! Para tong repeat sentence pero this time sinusulat mo na ng diretso. > > > **SWT **- Albeit, but, therefore > > > > > > Yung iba di ko na masyado tinutukan kasi nadadaanan ko naman sa mock exam. > > > > > > **Other tips:** > > > - Kung kaya, everyday mag-mock test. 8 days lang ako nag-review, pero everyday yun - morning mock exam tapos sa gabi naman practice yung mga weakness ko like repeat sentence. Apeuni lang gamit ko, isang beses lang ako nag-superior sa apeuni tapos laging proficient na so mukhang mahigpit nga scoring dun kumpara sa totoong exam. > > > - Kung keri, weekdays mag-exam para mas konti tao saka yung patay na oras piliin (lunchtime). Di ko nga lang sure kung applicable ito sa lahat ng test centers. Dito ako sa Australia nag-exam at 5 lang kami sa room, one seat apart. > > > - Practice na din na may magulo sa paligid para sanay ka na. Nung nag-mock ako, may background music akong malakas na tipong nakaka-distract talaga. > > > - Ok lang kabahan, pero pagharap mo sa screen, breathe in breathe out na > > > - Nag mouth exercise ako para sa speaking hhahahaa > > > - Dasal dasal dasal! > > > > > > Goodluck sa mga mag-eexam pa! :blush: > > > > > > > > > > > > > saan ka po sa australia? mag start ako practice ng pte..ngsesearch lang ako ng mock exam, anu po website or app gamit nyo? need ko din makasuperior huhu > > Apeuni > > This ^ APEUni ang best to have access to exercises for each test type. About 800 PHP yata ito, if I remember correctly. Pearson kit is also good if gusto mo naman ng mock tests created by the PTE organisation/body mismo, mas mahal lang, 2–3K PHP yata and you get a limited number of tests (may iba-ibang options siya).

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.
RheaMARN1171933Cost of Migration Agent Inquiry
> @meek said: > Hello po. Tanong ko lang po kung pwede po kaya mag migration agent pag may ITA na po? Thank you You could get an agent at any stage but it all depends if the agent wants to take your case. If deadline is soon approaching it would probably be difficult to get an agent to work on your case.

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.
> @whimpee said: > > @enrico0919 said: > > anu ang requirements na kailangan para pwede na mag pa medical ? > > You just need the HAP ID which you get after lodging your application. thanks

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> @curiousmom said: > Hi everyone > On March 8 officially 4 years na kme =) this is it!! preparing mode. > Tanong ko po not sure if im on the right thread, 16 years old yung eldest ko and husband. Nbasa ko na they will apply on their own, does that mean mgcreate sila ng sarili na immiaccount or sa immiaccount pero as new application? Just create a new application on your immi account for each of them. > Sorry second question =( ko sa 2 kids under 11 sila ksama daw sa application ko, do I need to fill up different form for them? thanks in advance =) They are to be included in your application form.

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Organize a meet up or gatherings here.
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Family Matters

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Bringing up a family in Australia, education for kids, etc.
alibanini1209Australia Education System - Pre-school and beyond!
Hello, I’m currently in AU on a 482 visa. Planning to fly my partner and daughter here in August, after ng school year ng daughter namin sa Pinas. May question sana ako sa parents na naka temp visa regarding tuition sa NSW. I’ve read na us enroling sa NSW public schools require a payment of 5,600. Ang question ko is, there is no mention ng what if private mo ipasok ang bata, do private schools charge more for kids on temp visa? Also, do i still have to go through NSW Educ department if i decide to enrol my daughter in a private school?

Working in Australia

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Work related experiences in OZ.
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Salamat mga Sir sa reply. Mabuhay po tayong lahat👍

Health Care

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Health related matters, insurance, etc
> @diannaC said: > Hi. Our hospital is in need for RN. We have good migration agent din. We are located sa regional (3 hrs away from Sydney). They are offering 186 visa for successful applicant. Meaning, direct PR ka na. I can help. Send me CV para i can give it to my incharge. Hi! Any way na a non-forum member can connect with you directly? Will be sharing this with my contacts :)

Remittance/Exchange Rate

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Sending money to the Philippines? Useful tips in selecting between providers.
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Hobbies and Activities

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Paulo2022Looking for basketball team in Brisbane South side
Hello - just new to Brisbane and looking to join a Filipino basketball team. I am 27 yr Male. Living at Carina but can travel around the south side. Can anyone help or suggest. Thank you.

Balikbayan Box

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Sending you Balikbayan Box? Where to and How to help us decide.
lunarcatCourier service
Good day po, May experience or alam po ba kayo na courier na pwedi magpadala ng gadgets (cellphones and laptop to be exact)? Thanks in advance sa sasagot ! 🥰

Flying to and out of Australia?

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Flight travel discussions, find the cheapest flight ticket or learn tricks from our members.
tcarBackdoor Exit in SG to AU
> @lulu06 said: > > @tcar said: > > > @ga2au said: > > > > @jumper said: > > > > Hello checking with you guys kung meron bang nagexit sa SG to AU recently? Just want to check your experience cause we plan to do this too. > > > > > > Dito kami manggaling sa SG pag punta namin ng Australia next week. Ill update u pag andun na kami. > > > > Hi. How did you tell your employer na mag backdoor exit kayo? Pinayagan kayo ng employer? > > Nung experience namin, we did inform my partner's employer that we will pass thru SG. Sa SG nag tour kami ng 6 days. Ok lang naman sya sa employer ng partner ko, actually dito lang sa PH sya required to protect us from illegal recruiters etc. Andito na kme sa AU and dito na namin plan ayusing yung mga POLO requirements. Nagstart nadin magwork ung partner ko. buti kayo.. yung agency sa AU i opened up the idea.. pero sabi wait for approval daw :( How I wish magbago isip nila

Other Info Bout OZ

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All other things or information you want to know about Australia
ConboyboyExperience in Buying Cars in Australia
Ano po ba ok na SUVs diyan? Looking at patrol/prado hehe.

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New South Wales - Sydney
New South Wales - Sydney
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FilMechDesperately Looking for Perth Accommodation because of Infant
Good day mga kabayan. Manghihingi po ng favor kung may referral or kahit bakanteng room po kayo sa Perth for a family of 3, 3mos old yung baby. Kakagrant lang po kasi namin kaso visa condition namin lahat is kelangan April 20 ang 1st entry namin. More worried kami sa baby namin dahil baka wala kami makuhang accommodation para sa maattend ng maayos mga kelangan nya. Sana po may makatulong. Salamat.
Victoria - Melbourne
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Western Australia - Perth
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enrico0919NAATI - CCL exam - additional 5 points for 189/190 visa
Sa mga future exam takers, kunin nyo po ung test course ni Ms. Venie, maganda approach nya papalakasin nya loob mo na makasagot ng tama. Pray first bago mag exam, and then Focus. Exam Proper: Dialogue 1: Tenant inspecting house - I have used 2 repeats here, may mga words na di ko alam tlga ung Filipino word ang sinagot ko na lang ung English word. meron din ako kaunti na mali pero di ko na pinansin para di mwala sa focus. Dialogue 2: Mother inqiring to join toy library - Dito ako worried, kasi naka tatlo akong repeats pero I make it sure na nasagot ko ng maayos, kesa wlang masagot. meron din akong response na nautal ako. Salamat sa taas.
Tasmania - Hobart
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aagHow is living in Hobart,Tasmania?
Hello po. Anyone from this group po to help me if there’s any available room for rent? I’m planning to move po March 2023.
Northern Territory- Darwin
Northern Territory- Darwin
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Zezima1234Looking for accomodation
Magandang araw po sa lahat, I'll be moving to Darwin next month and am currently looking for a place to stay. Okay po sana if one br or one rm sa house sharing within CBD area. Any insight po would be highly appreciated salamat!
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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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MakuneruPhilippines Vettassess Fee
> @roldan008 said: > Hi gusto ko lang po ishare ung isang sitwasyon po ng kasama namin na pa Australia. Isa pong mekaniko, kami po ay nakatapos at nakapasa sa Vettassess para sa isang mining company sa Australia, sa kasamaang palad ng dahil sa Covid , hindi na po natuloy ang aming pag alis. Ngayon hinanapan kami ng Agency ng new employer, at naging ok na ung isa naming kasama. ang concern ko lang po, okay po ba yong ginawa ng agency na kami daw ang magbabayad ng Vettassess fee and twice daw namin babayaran ito dahil nakadalawang employer kami. > > salamat po sa makakapag bigay ng Idea and information. Isang positive skills assessment(result letter) ay ok na po kahit ilang employer pa pu yan. di na di na po kailangan ng reassessment.

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Anything goes. Kulitan, moving to another countries, opinions, etc.
patlSingapore VS Australia VS Canada VS Pinas
> @ga2au said: > > @patl said: > > Updating this thread. I've only been staying in SG for several months. Ano po ba ang mga mamimiss sa SG? Para matry man lang at masulit bago ang Big Move. Thanks > > Hokkien mee sa may bandang geylang. Name is Swee guan Hokkien mee. hawker lang pla talaga at tax rate haha. thanks po sa input.

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Any gamer here? What games do you play? Share and Show case your Strategy.
JayperPerfect mobile game for Filipinos
My favorite [worldle game]( "worldle game"), in the evenings after work is the best thing. I'm already tired, so I have no desire to play hard games, and this game is just right for me. This game will test your knowledge of geography which is very useful for both adults and children.

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fgsDrafter aga 45
> @romar_7655Yr said: > Hello po mga kabayan ako isang drafter po dito sa Singapore nangangarap na makapunta ng Australia pero ako ano 45 years old na po ako posible pa po ba na magkaroon ako ng pagkakataon na makapunta. At kung drafter po sa anong skill po ba sya dapat ipaassess, salamat po. You can still come on a work visa but the skilled migrant visa has an age limit of 45 years must be invited to apply before you turn 45. Applications for a permanent skilled visa after you turn 45 is extremely limited unless you are a high income earner applicant . You must be atleast 3 years on a work visa with a minimum income of $158,500 for each of the 3 years prior to application.

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