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Study + Work and etc.

ariisokaariisoka PhilippinesPosts: 4Member
edited June 2019 in Study and Training Visa
Hi Everyone,

Good day.

I'm currently processing my student visa under AECC Makati and will be taking an Advanced Diploma in Telecommunications Network Enginering in Brisbane. I have a few concerns before moving forward, please see my questions and details of my course below.

Intake: July 2019
Duration: 104 weeks including semester break
Fees: 17,000AUD + EF (250AUD) + OSHC (approx. 900AUD)
Balance: 3,400AUD every after 16 weeks
Room Rent: 200AUD max
Food: Don't know yet
Transpo: Zero (I plan to rent a room that offers free use of bicycle - if possible)
Loan: 400AUD/fornight (to be sent back here in Philippines)

1. I will personally fund my tuition fee balance doing part time work - kaya po ba given all the details above?
2. Based sa nabasa ko dito hourly rate is roughly 18AUD - how much is the net minus tax?
3. Do all of you strictly follow yung 20 hours work per week or there's an option to do part time na hindi declared pero do it at your own risk kumbaga? How risky yun option na 'to?
4. Is it viable to extend yung stay after graduating by enrolling to probably a Master's Degree then pathway to getting a PR na ba yun?
5. Ano po yung acceptable budget for renting a room including electricity, water, gas and internet?
6. Is it easy to find a part time work while holding a student visa particularly in Brisbane?
7. Any advise or tips sa mga future students na maglalakas loob tulad ko? Hehe!
8. Can I bring a family member or my partner and declare the person as a de facto?

I hope this also helps yung mga planning to fly to Australia na will be holding a student visa. Baka same concern din ng iba na sana masagot para po makatulong din sa makakabasa. Thanks all!
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  • onehitwonderonehitwonder Posts: 107Member
    edited June 2019
    @ariisoka
    Be very careful lang sa mga agents, not all agents has a good intention. Sad to say some of them just want you to enrol us in a school that they can get a commission. That almost happened to me when my agent wants me to pursue a course in Melbourne, good thing my instincts brought me here to Tasmania where there are better chances of getting a residency afterwards.

    To answer some of your questions

    1. Yes kaya, ang tanong is how fast can you get a work and are you willing to do ANY kind of work. Here in Tas it took me 5 months before I got a permanent part time work. (I am a student as well).
    2. What I heard from some pinoys here there is a certain amount of salary ($26/hr) before you get tax deductions.
    3. The right term is 40 hours a fortnight (kada 2 linggo). Not 20 hours a week. Meaning you can work 10 hrs 1st week then 30 hours 2nd week or 18 hours 1st week and 22 hours 2nd week... BY LAW YES WE SHOULD BE WORKING 40 HOURS A FORTNIGHT. Be very careful, from what I heard may mga nagsusumbong kasi if nalaman nila yan. Though some companies still do that. Better if sila na magoffer sayo ng cash on hand. Not the other way around.
    4. Yes, you can apply for Master's Degree, after that degree you are eligible to apply for graduate visa that let you stay for another 2 years then once you secure a permanent work you can apply for PR. I SUGGEST RESEARCH REGARDING QLD REQUIREMENTS.
    5. Here in Tas, as low as $60 room only (but very rare yun), usually $130-180 all in. Including net, electricity, water. In my case, I am house sharing with an aussie, $100 all in na kami ng family ko.
    6. Brisbane is a big city unlike Hobart, I think it is much easier to find a job, again as long as you are not picky.
    7. Do lots of research, especially sa state na gusto mo puntahan. Sa school ko, 95% ng students came from Sydney and Melbourne... Why? In simpler terms, naghigpit na yung major cities in giving visas. Pinapalipat na nila sa regional areas yung mga migrants. Next tip, PRAY. We need it.
    8. Yes, you can.

    07/2016 - Signed with an agent
    10/2016 - PTE-A OA70
    01/2017 - VETASSESS - Marketing Specialist
    03/2017 - VETASSESS positive
    03/2017 - EOI submitted
    09/2017 - EOI (65 pts)

  • onehitwonderonehitwonder Posts: 107Member
    Better talk to an education/migration agent. They will know better than an education agent only. Good luck.

    07/2016 - Signed with an agent
    10/2016 - PTE-A OA70
    01/2017 - VETASSESS - Marketing Specialist
    03/2017 - VETASSESS positive
    03/2017 - EOI submitted
    09/2017 - EOI (65 pts)

  • VaLaVVaLaV PhilippinesPosts: 2Member
    @ariisoka I also have plans in going to AU. Currently in discussion with a consultant based in Sydney. I am an ECE graduate here in the Philippines and have 10 years experience sa BPO. Offer nila sakin is Project Management, naghahanap pa raw sila ng school for me. @onehitwonder may advice ka?
  • onehitwonderonehitwonder Posts: 107Member
    @VaLaV Anong nominated occupation mo? Have you had your skills assessed? Common mistake na nakikita ko sa students hindi pa sila ready sa documents like english exam, skills assessment, etc nearing graduation. Best to know your chances of pathway if your documents are ready.

    07/2016 - Signed with an agent
    10/2016 - PTE-A OA70
    01/2017 - VETASSESS - Marketing Specialist
    03/2017 - VETASSESS positive
    03/2017 - EOI submitted
    09/2017 - EOI (65 pts)

  • ariisokaariisoka PhilippinesPosts: 4Member
    @onehitwonder thanks for very detailed answers. I am looking at studying nga sa regional area probably in Adelaide. I've been to MEL for a few weeks visit and I don't think there's a big difference kung mag stay ako sa regional area. Do you think okay lang mag enroll sa "institute" instead of "university"? The reason I asked is my local agent suggested yun particular school na yun sa Adelaide based sa qualifications ko at yung gusto ko nga na mag regional. Then, they also suggested I get a diploma course first and package it with a a degree so total na 2 years yun studies plus another 18 months extension. What do you think? Thanks ha.. very much appreciated all your inputs here.
  • onehitwonderonehitwonder Posts: 107Member
    No difference if institute or university. Kasi pathway lang naman, though may additional points yata if more than 2 years ka nagaral. Please assist to check if nagbibigay pa sila ng points regarding this. Also make sure that the institute you are going for is CRICOS registered, on second thought, suggested school sya ng agent so baka registered sya.

    The Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) is a register of Australian education providers that recruit, enrol and teach overseas students.
    Registration on CRICOS allows providers to offer courses to overseas students studying in Australia on student visas.

    Happy to help.

    @ariisoka

    07/2016 - Signed with an agent
    10/2016 - PTE-A OA70
    01/2017 - VETASSESS - Marketing Specialist
    03/2017 - VETASSESS positive
    03/2017 - EOI submitted
    09/2017 - EOI (65 pts)

  • ariisokaariisoka PhilippinesPosts: 4Member
    @onehitwonder thanks for that suggestion. I will definitely discuss it with my local agent. If something comes up in mind, I'll drop you a message here. I hope that's fine. Your inputs are greatly appreciated. Thanks much!
  • onehitwonderonehitwonder Posts: 107Member
    Sure, let me know how it goes. I will answer the best I can. Good luck. @ariisoka

    07/2016 - Signed with an agent
    10/2016 - PTE-A OA70
    01/2017 - VETASSESS - Marketing Specialist
    03/2017 - VETASSESS positive
    03/2017 - EOI submitted
    09/2017 - EOI (65 pts)

  • VaLaVVaLaV PhilippinesPosts: 2Member
    edited June 2019

    @VaLaV Anong nominated occupation mo? Have you had your skills assessed? Common mistake na nakikita ko sa students hindi pa sila ready sa documents like english exam, skills assessment, etc nearing graduation. Best to know your chances of pathway if your documents are ready.


    Pwede naman po siguro eto. Just did my research today. For now lang siguro kasi yan ang pinaka madali kong pasukan na trabaho pag nanjan na eh.

    Hindi ko pa po alam san mag papa assess ng skill kasi sabi dito https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skills-assessment

    "Contact the relevant assessing authority for your occupation. Check which skills assessing authority is the correct one for your nominated occupation and organise your skills assessment well before you apply for the visa.

    Each assessing authority has its own procedures, timeframes and charges. The assessment of your qualifications and experience by the assessing authority can take some time and can vary between different authorities."

    Ewan ko kung anong agency ang pwedeng mag assess. Any recommendations?
  • ConquerorConqueror Posts: 10Member

    @onehitwonder - Hello po, nabasa ko message mo sa taas and very encouraging thanks po.
    ask ko lang po sana, anong course nyo po as a student visa?
    In terms po sa part time madali po vah makahanap ng work jan as a student visa? like mga accounts clerks, cashier or ano ung mas madaling mahanap na part time job?
    Plan ko kasi migrate as student visa muna then later on apply for PR na din, my Agent suggested sa Kaplan business school sa Adelaide as "Master of Accounting course" ready na po lahat ng documents ko, pero need ko po ng place lower cost ung rent and other expenses aside sa school and madali makahanap ng part time kasi, para ma sustain ko ung pag stay and sa tuition fee na din,

    thanks po sa info, and God Bless

    Anna

  • onehitwonderonehitwonder Posts: 107Member
    @Conqueror i am taking Diploma of Marketing and Communication.
    With regards to part time, yes there are part time available pero like what I said as long as you are not picky with jobs, then yes makakahanap ka. Though it took me 5 months to get a job.
    Good on you if you are taking Masters. But I suggest you to check your current points and compare to the current points requirement ng SA for Accountants. I heards mataas points requirement ng SA, Like for my nominated occupation is 85 pts.

    07/2016 - Signed with an agent
    10/2016 - PTE-A OA70
    01/2017 - VETASSESS - Marketing Specialist
    03/2017 - VETASSESS positive
    03/2017 - EOI submitted
    09/2017 - EOI (65 pts)

  • onehitwonderonehitwonder Posts: 107Member
    edited June 2019

    @VaLaV said:

    @VaLaV Anong nominated occupation mo? Have you had your skills assessed? Common mistake na nakikita ko sa students hindi pa sila ready sa documents like english exam, skills assessment, etc nearing graduation. Best to know your chances of pathway if your documents are ready.


    Pwede naman po siguro eto. Just did my research today. For now lang siguro kasi yan ang pinaka madali kong pasukan na trabaho pag nanjan na eh.

    Hindi ko pa po alam san mag papa assess ng skill kasi sabi dito https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skills-assessment

    "Contact the relevant assessing authority for your occupation. Check which skills assessing authority is the correct one for your nominated occupation and organise your skills assessment well before you apply for the visa.

    Each assessing authority has its own procedures, timeframes and charges. The assessment of your qualifications and experience by the assessing authority can take some time and can vary between different authorities."

    Ewan ko kung anong agency ang pwedeng mag assess. Any recommendations?

    @VaLaV sorry ngayon ko lang nabasa yung message mo. Try to tag the person you are replying to para they will get notification.

    Go to this website. Type-in yung nominated occupation mo then it will show the assessing body kung saan ka magpapaassess. By checking the information provided by anzscosearch, you are eligible for Visa 187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme. Maybe meron ka pa skill na pwede ipaassess na nasa Short or Medium-Long term Skill Shortage List ng AU? Check the info on 187 here.

    Your assessing authority: VETASSESS
    Based sa anzscosearch, walang state open to sponsor Call Center Manager. Maybe double check with a migration agent as I am not 100% sure with this.

    Good luck and God bless.

    07/2016 - Signed with an agent
    10/2016 - PTE-A OA70
    01/2017 - VETASSESS - Marketing Specialist
    03/2017 - VETASSESS positive
    03/2017 - EOI submitted
    09/2017 - EOI (65 pts)

  • ConquerorConqueror Posts: 10Member

    @onehitwonder - really thank you sa info.. I think were the same lang po 85 points ( not sure, will ask my agent later). Sabi naman ng agent ko, maka add ako ng 5 points pero still Praying na makayanan ko, para ma aim ko ung PR later on and makahanap ng full job as well. kasi mag isa lang ako mag BM.
    Target ko to take this november2019 intake.
    Sana makilala and ma meet ko kayo jan sa adelaide and baka lang po my ma recommend kayo na room or sharing a room na malapit sa Kaplan school.
    thanks ulit.

  • onehitwonderonehitwonder Posts: 107Member

    @Conqueror Tasmania based ako. :) For sure makakahanap ka ng work sa Adelaide, bigger city yun and definitely maraming kababayan dun na ready tumulong. Check FB pages or group ng mga pinoy dun para matulungan ka nila.

    Dito sa Tas marami ako pinoy na nameet sa Church, basketball league and be active sa filipino gatherings.

    Malapit na November. Good luck.

    07/2016 - Signed with an agent
    10/2016 - PTE-A OA70
    01/2017 - VETASSESS - Marketing Specialist
    03/2017 - VETASSESS positive
    03/2017 - EOI submitted
    09/2017 - EOI (65 pts)

  • tonilicious0613tonilicious0613 Posts: 10Member
    @onehitwonder hi. just want to ask your advise too. i’m planning to take a 52 weeks vocational course in Cairns - Certificate IV in Accounting. and hoping to find an employer who can give me a working visa after the course. appreciate your thoughts about it. thanks in advance
  • onehitwonderonehitwonder Posts: 107Member

    Hi, @tonilicious0613 considered regional area ba ng QLD yang Cairns? If yes, I think good chances ka to get residency after your course. But I suggest you get an assessment on your skills and educational background first. You will base your eligibility to apply for 489/190 on your points.

    I don't think employers can give you a working visa after your course? Have you researched this? Or maybe you are referring to employer-sponsored visa? According to my agent it takes 2 years to process.

    07/2016 - Signed with an agent
    10/2016 - PTE-A OA70
    01/2017 - VETASSESS - Marketing Specialist
    03/2017 - VETASSESS positive
    03/2017 - EOI submitted
    09/2017 - EOI (65 pts)

  • ConquerorConqueror Posts: 10Member

    @tonilicious0613, which school are you in for 52 weeks course ( accounting)?

  • KoalaAdelaideKoalaAdelaide AdelaidePosts: 7Member
    Hi to all. Anyone encounter immi s57 justice of peace for public interest criterion 4020?
    I applied my visa here, from tourist to Student visa. Hinihingan ako ng immigration officer nyan. Character test not sure. Diy kase ako. Baka po me nka encounter na ganito. Pls share your thoughts. Salamat po.
  • tonilicious0613tonilicious0613 Posts: 10Member
    > @onehitwonder said:
    > Hi, @tonilicious0613 considered regional area ba ng QLD yang Cairns? If yes, I think good chances ka to get residency after your course. But I suggest you get an assessment on your skills and educational background first. You will base your eligibility to apply for 489/190 on your points.
    >
    > I don't think employers can give you a working visa after your course? Have you researched this? Or maybe you are referring to employer-sponsored visa? According to my agent it takes 2 years to process.

    @onehitwonder thanks for answering my question :)

    yap, Cairns is considered regional area ng QLD.
    sorry but can you let me know pano mag pa assess ng qualification sa AU.

    nag try na kc ako mag ask sa isang agency and I was advised na since hindi ako CPA and prime age na, I dont have chance na for skilled nominated visa esp na ang taas ng required points for accountants which is currently 85 points.

    and yes i’m aiming for a employer sponsored visa sana after ng course ko. also i would like to ask if ever ba i can apply for temporary graduate visa after ng VET study ko.

    appreciate your advise.
  • tonilicious0613tonilicious0613 Posts: 10Member
    > @Conqueror said:
    > @tonilicious0613, which school are you in for 52 weeks course ( accounting)?


    @Conqueror targeting Australis Institute of Technology and Education. on process pa lang kc un application ko.
  • agentKamsagentKams AustraliaPosts: 820Member

    @tonilicious0613 said:
    for temporary graduate visa, important masatisfy mo iyong australian study requirement plus assessment.
    for a 52 weeks course, mukhang hindi mo masatisfy ang criteria na iyon. read here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/temporary-graduate-485/graduate-work#Eligibility

    Timeline: Student Visa Subclass 573 (Masters)
    06 July 2015: Visa Grant
    22 July 2015: First day of class
    Feb 2016: Change program to dual
    Nov 2017 : Finished MBAC program
    April 2018: Uni Graduation

    Timeline: Permanent Visa (189) Accountant 221111
    26 Aug 15: PTE-A Result- OK! ( L84 W80 R77 S69)
    28 Aug 15: Email sent to CPAA for Assessment
    14 Sept 15: Positive Assessment received from CPAA
    14 Sept 15: Lodged EOI (60 pts 189/65 pts 190) - lapsed
    17 Nov 2017: Lodged EOI (75 pts 189 / 80 pts 190)
    08 March 2018: PTE-A Retake - Superior (L87 W90 R90 S90)
    16 March 2018: Updated EOI (85 pts 189/90pts 190)
    12 April 2018: NSW pre-invite [lapsed, EOI withddrawn]
    18 April 2018: ITA received - Visa 189
    04 May 2018 : Lodged Visa Application - Visa 189
    29 Aug 2018 - First CO Contact - PCC Qatar (partner)
    9 Jan 2019 - 2nd CO Contact - penal waiver
    18 Jan 2019 - Updated immiaccount with penal waiver
    29 Jan 2019 - Forwarded PCC to gsm.allocated email
    8 Feb 2019 - Visa Grant - Finally!!

  • tonilicious0613tonilicious0613 Posts: 10Member
    > @agentKams said:
    > Type your comment> @tonilicious0613 said:
    > for temporary graduate visa, important masatisfy mo iyong australian study requirement plus assessment.
    > for a 52 weeks course, mukhang hindi mo masatisfy ang criteria na iyon. read here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/temporary-graduate-485/graduate-work#Eligibility

    @agentKams so uni courses lang ang eligible to apply for temp grad visa?
  • onehitwonderonehitwonder Posts: 107Member

    @tonilicious0613 I think bachelor and uni grads ang eligible to apply for graduate visa.

    Go to this website, register, then try to search your target nominated occupation. Dyan mo makikita yung assessing authority and yung mga states na open sa occupation mo.

    Try to go to Tasmania website. I think one good option mo Tas kasi if may 65 pts ka, proficient english, below 45 yrs old... After you study 1 year course you are eligible to apply for 489. But please read on their website, check carefully all the requirements if you meet them.

    Good luck.

    07/2016 - Signed with an agent
    10/2016 - PTE-A OA70
    01/2017 - VETASSESS - Marketing Specialist
    03/2017 - VETASSESS positive
    03/2017 - EOI submitted
    09/2017 - EOI (65 pts)

  • tonilicious0613tonilicious0613 Posts: 10Member
    > @onehitwonder said:
    > @tonilicious0613 I think bachelor and uni grads ang eligible to apply for graduate visa.
    >
    > Go to this website, register, then try to search your target nominated occupation. Dyan mo makikita yung assessing authority and yung mga states na open sa occupation mo.
    >
    > Try to go to Tasmania website. I think one good option mo Tas kasi if may 65 pts ka, proficient english, below 45 yrs old... After you study 1 year course you are eligible to apply for 489. But please read on their website, check carefully all the requirements if you meet them.
    >
    > Good luck.

    @onehitwonder thanks. appreciate ur help.
  • onehitwonderonehitwonder Posts: 107Member

    @KoalaAdelaide said:

    Hi to all. Anyone encounter immi s57 justice of peace for public interest criterion 4020?
    I applied my visa here, from tourist to Student visa. Hinihingan ako ng immigration officer nyan. Character test not sure. Diy kase ako. Baka po me nka encounter na ganito. Pls share your thoughts. Salamat po.

    Hi maybe go to a council near you, nandun yung Justice of Peace. Baka hinihingan ka lang ng evidence na nandito ka sa Australia signed by a JOP? I am not sure, pero better check with the council.

    07/2016 - Signed with an agent
    10/2016 - PTE-A OA70
    01/2017 - VETASSESS - Marketing Specialist
    03/2017 - VETASSESS positive
    03/2017 - EOI submitted
    09/2017 - EOI (65 pts)

  • agentKamsagentKams AustraliaPosts: 820Member

    @tonilicious0613 said:

    @agentKams so uni courses lang ang eligible to apply for temp grad visa?

    nope, may graduate skilled pathway designed for those graduates with non bachelor/master.
    just read the link i shared so you know.

    Timeline: Student Visa Subclass 573 (Masters)
    06 July 2015: Visa Grant
    22 July 2015: First day of class
    Feb 2016: Change program to dual
    Nov 2017 : Finished MBAC program
    April 2018: Uni Graduation

    Timeline: Permanent Visa (189) Accountant 221111
    26 Aug 15: PTE-A Result- OK! ( L84 W80 R77 S69)
    28 Aug 15: Email sent to CPAA for Assessment
    14 Sept 15: Positive Assessment received from CPAA
    14 Sept 15: Lodged EOI (60 pts 189/65 pts 190) - lapsed
    17 Nov 2017: Lodged EOI (75 pts 189 / 80 pts 190)
    08 March 2018: PTE-A Retake - Superior (L87 W90 R90 S90)
    16 March 2018: Updated EOI (85 pts 189/90pts 190)
    12 April 2018: NSW pre-invite [lapsed, EOI withddrawn]
    18 April 2018: ITA received - Visa 189
    04 May 2018 : Lodged Visa Application - Visa 189
    29 Aug 2018 - First CO Contact - PCC Qatar (partner)
    9 Jan 2019 - 2nd CO Contact - penal waiver
    18 Jan 2019 - Updated immiaccount with penal waiver
    29 Jan 2019 - Forwarded PCC to gsm.allocated email
    8 Feb 2019 - Visa Grant - Finally!!

  • geps290geps290 Posts: 1Member
    Hi...new member here...Im just wondering if someone from the group heard about rps immigration traineeship visa for butchers?salamat po 😊
  • Angelkoh0618Angelkoh0618 Posts: 4Member

    @onehitwonder said:
    @ariisoka
    Be very careful lang sa mga agents, not all agents has a good intention. Sad to say some of them just want you to enrol us in a school that they can get a commission. That almost happened to me when my agent wants me to pursue a course in Melbourne, good thing my instincts brought me here to Tasmania where there are better chances of getting a residency afterwards.

    To answer some of your questions

    1. Yes kaya, ang tanong is how fast can you get a work and are you willing to do ANY kind of work. Here in Tas it took me 5 months before I got a permanent part time work. (I am a student as well).
    2. What I heard from some pinoys here there is a certain amount of salary ($26/hr) before you get tax deductions.
    3. The right term is 40 hours a fortnight (kada 2 linggo). Not 20 hours a week. Meaning you can work 10 hrs 1st week then 30 hours 2nd week or 18 hours 1st week and 22 hours 2nd week... BY LAW YES WE SHOULD BE WORKING 40 HOURS A FORTNIGHT. Be very careful, from what I heard may mga nagsusumbong kasi if nalaman nila yan. Though some companies still do that. Better if sila na magoffer sayo ng cash on hand. Not the other way around.
    4. Yes, you can apply for Master's Degree, after that degree you are eligible to apply for graduate visa that let you stay for another 2 years then once you secure a permanent work you can apply for PR. I SUGGEST RESEARCH REGARDING QLD REQUIREMENTS.
    5. Here in Tas, as low as $60 room only (but very rare yun), usually $130-180 all in. Including net, electricity, water. In my case, I am house sharing with an aussie, $100 all in na kami ng family ko.
    6. Brisbane is a big city unlike Hobart, I think it is much easier to find a job, again as long as you are not picky.
    7. Do lots of research, especially sa state na gusto mo puntahan. Sa school ko, 95% ng students came from Sydney and Melbourne... Why? In simpler terms, naghigpit na yung major cities in giving visas. Pinapalipat na nila sa regional areas yung mga migrants. Next tip, PRAY. We need it.
    8. Yes, you can.

    @onehitwonder said:
    @ariisoka
    Be very careful lang sa mga agents, not all agents has a good intention. Sad to say some of them just want you to enrol us in a school that they can get a commission. That almost happened to me when my agent wants me to pursue a course in Melbourne, good thing my instincts brought me here to Tasmania where there are better chances of getting a residency afterwards.

    To answer some of your questions

    1. Yes kaya, ang tanong is how fast can you get a work and are you willing to do ANY kind of work. Here in Tas it took me 5 months before I got a permanent part time work. (I am a student as well).
    2. What I heard from some pinoys here there is a certain amount of salary ($26/hr) before you get tax deductions.
    3. The right term is 40 hours a fortnight (kada 2 linggo). Not 20 hours a week. Meaning you can work 10 hrs 1st week then 30 hours 2nd week or 18 hours 1st week and 22 hours 2nd week... BY LAW YES WE SHOULD BE WORKING 40 HOURS A FORTNIGHT. Be very careful, from what I heard may mga nagsusumbong kasi if nalaman nila yan. Though some companies still do that. Better if sila na magoffer sayo ng cash on hand. Not the other way around.
    4. Yes, you can apply for Master's Degree, after that degree you are eligible to apply for graduate visa that let you stay for another 2 years then once you secure a permanent work you can apply for PR. I SUGGEST RESEARCH REGARDING QLD REQUIREMENTS.
    5. Here in Tas, as low as $60 room only (but very rare yun), usually $130-180 all in. Including net, electricity, water. In my case, I am house sharing with an aussie, $100 all in na kami ng family ko.
    6. Brisbane is a big city unlike Hobart, I think it is much easier to find a job, again as long as you are not picky.
    7. Do lots of research, especially sa state na gusto mo puntahan. Sa school ko, 95% ng students came from Sydney and Melbourne... Why? In simpler terms, naghigpit na yung major cities in giving visas. Pinapalipat na nila sa regional areas yung mga migrants. Next tip, PRAY. We need it.
    8. Yes, you can.

    @onehitwonder said:
    @ariisoka
    Be very careful lang sa mga agents, not all agents has a good intention. Sad to say some of them just want you to enrol us in a school that they can get a commission. That almost happened to me when my agent wants me to pursue a course in Melbourne, good thing my instincts brought me here to Tasmania where there are better chances of getting a residency afterwards.

    To answer some of your questions

    1. Yes kaya, ang tanong is how fast can you get a work and are you willing to do ANY kind of work. Here in Tas it took me 5 months before I got a permanent part time work. (I am a student as well).
    2. What I heard from some pinoys here there is a certain amount of salary ($26/hr) before you get tax deductions.
    3. The right term is 40 hours a fortnight (kada 2 linggo). Not 20 hours a week. Meaning you can work 10 hrs 1st week then 30 hours 2nd week or 18 hours 1st week and 22 hours 2nd week... BY LAW YES WE SHOULD BE WORKING 40 HOURS A FORTNIGHT. Be very careful, from what I heard may mga nagsusumbong kasi if nalaman nila yan. Though some companies still do that. Better if sila na magoffer sayo ng cash on hand. Not the other way around.
    4. Yes, you can apply for Master's Degree, after that degree you are eligible to apply for graduate visa that let you stay for another 2 years then once you secure a permanent work you can apply for PR. I SUGGEST RESEARCH REGARDING QLD REQUIREMENTS.
    5. Here in Tas, as low as $60 room only (but very rare yun), usually $130-180 all in. Including net, electricity, water. In my case, I am house sharing with an aussie, $100 all in na kami ng family ko.
    6. Brisbane is a big city unlike Hobart, I think it is much easier to find a job, again as long as you are not picky.
    7. Do lots of research, especially sa state na gusto mo puntahan. Sa school ko, 95% ng students came from Sydney and Melbourne... Why? In simpler terms, naghigpit na yung major cities in giving visas. Pinapalipat na nila sa regional areas yung mga migrants. Next tip, PRAY. We need it.
    8. Yes, you can.

    This is very helpful because I have experience AGENTS who is pushing me to take up masters degree na super costly which is in the end tayo ang magsuffer sa cost 😭😭😭

  • zarazara Posts: 26Member

    Hi, ask ko lng po sna if may relative po b sa Au mas mapapadali ung application for student visa? Kaya din po kya mag DIY lng? Thanks po

  • Quokka_08Quokka_08 Posts: 5Member

    @zara said:
    Hi, ask ko lng po sna if may relative po b sa Au mas mapapadali ung application for student visa? Kaya din po kya mag DIY lng? Thanks po

    Not really. Whether or not you have relatives in Australia, the decision for your student visa application will be based on the GTE Requirements. DIY is not a good option, there is a lot of education agencies in the PH who could help you do all the process for free.

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