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  • EngrKen

    Hi @superluckyclover ! Can I ask about yung "number of slots" ng ITA na binibigay ng Australia for 189? I have seen before yung figure na 16,000 something but I couldn't remember where I saw it. I was wondering if combined 189, 190 and 491 na yun or would you have an idea if it's just for 189.

    Basing on the Dec 2011 report ng DHA, 189 has 3,200, 491 has 200, 489 has 300 and the table below.

    Thank you!

    January 14
    • superluckyclover
      Hi, engineer. Ito yung link for the occupation ceiling kung need mo makita breakdown per skill/occupation:

    • superluckyclover
      Ito for the migration planning - meaning total for all the visas offered

    • superluckyclover
      Hindi definite ang number of invites palagi per month. Ang discretion ay nasa DHA mismo.

      Hindi rin mandatory na punan lahat (let’s say 16,000+) allocated for the skilled independent visa. Yan ang pattern for the past 2-3 years na ata.

      All the best
    • EngrKen
      Thank you sa response! :D
  • You have received 5 insightfuls. Not a bad start!
    January 10
  • FilVictoria2020

    Dear Super LC,

    Hello and good day.

    Regarding Deakin Uni, you mentioned you lived near the uni, ask lang sana ako your opinion on Deakin Uni... is this a good uni? What are your impressions of this school?How does this compare with RMIT Uni and also Victoria Uni? Pasensiya na po .. need inputs as we are trying to look for a good uni .

    Thank you so much. Kind regards.

    December 2019
    • superluckyclover
      Hi, no worries. Wala akong metrics for comparison. Iba kasi ang system dito ng uni. Hindi ko sya pwede i-compare sa UP, UST, DLSU, etc.

      1. Lahat ng uni dito ay expensive - kung international student ka.
      2. Ano ang purpose mo for studying? better career prospect ba? Sa Australia? Pinas? Other foreign countries?

      Popular ang Deakin sa mga nurses. Anong course mo?
    • FilVictoria2020
      Hi Super Lucky Clover,
      Thank you sa response, truly valued with your experience diyan. Bale this is the case kasi, one of our children nasa UP na (Computer Science) and we are thinking if worth pa ba lumipat sa Australia for University studies or magtapos na lang siya sa Philippines. Sa researches namin looks like Deakin is a modern and forward looking uni and could be a good school for our child that is if he comes to Australia. What are your thoughts on this? Worth ba na bitawan UP for Deakin? Or are there are better unis than Deakin? We know Monash is really really popular. Appreciate the inputs sa mga tanong... kind regards. Merry Christmas!
    • superluckyclover
      I guess that’s a personal decision. PR na ba kayo ngayon? May access sa HECS yung anak mo kung gusto nya give up ang UP for Australian university. Product ako both UP and an Australian university system.

      Feeling ko, mas natutunan ko yung resiliency sa UP. Mahirap makapasok sa UP while makakapasok naman sya dito kahit sa best uni pa - Melbourne Uni, Monash, etc basta kaya mo magbayad ng mahal. We’re talking about at least 20k aud per sem.(kindly double check the price)

      Ang Australian education Ko naman was a privilege dahil sa chance of PR saming family.

      Pero kung job lang din naman, makakuha pa din ang anak mo ng magandang job anywhere with a UP degree. Marami akong classmate from La Trobe na hindi pa rin makapasok sa field while marami akong friends with PH degree na sponsored pa ng Aussie companies para makarating dito.
    • FilVictoria2020
      Dear Mam Super LuckyClover,

      Thanks for the reply uli Mam SuperLC, this exchange getting more and more meaningful sa amin I mean your inputs and sharing, we truly appreciate your time and effort as we need this most at this time.

      Yes Mam we are all PRs na when we land in Australia mid next year. Right now, we are truly at a cross roads in relation to our child who is now in UP. As you mentioned it is a personal decision on his part and our part. And not an easy decision really. Medyo mahirap na decision.

      Giving up UP is a serious matter for us and at the same time po here is a golden opportunity/privilege to take up Uni studies in Australia and earn Australian qualifications which is recognized globally po. He is doing ok naman po sa UP and he completed high school from the Philippine Science High School. Appreciate po the info on the value of UP credential as you explained. When you said po La Trobe graduated having difficulty sa pagpasok sa line of work nila, are these bachelor's degree graduates from Philippines who are on student visas in Australia?

      In your case po if I may ask, you did bachelor degree in both UP and Australian Uni? Nag re research na rin po kami and found that PRs are entitled to CSP or government subsidized courses and we have calculated na babayaran annual namin be around 8 to 10K AUD annual net of the CSP benefit. For PRs parang hindi pa pwede sa HECS na government loan po, only the CSP subsidy from government. Yung 8 to 10K annual mahahanapan naman ng paraan and means to shoulder and provide.

      Kaya eto po we are truly in a crossroads right now, that is why we truly value your feedback based on experience, especially na there are a number of common circumstances between our child and your case po re UP education and PR.

      Salamat ng marami. Kind regards. Looking forward to more guidance from you Mam.
    • superluckyclover
      Hi, given your child's strong academic skills kayang kaya nya mag survive everywhere.

      I did my bachelors in UP. Then masters here in Australia. Back in 2015, university fees in a good and
      reputable universities range between 15-18k AUD per semester, for internation students, we have to
      pay upfront.

      UP education, for me, builds character. (Di ko gine-generalise). Sobrang struggle sa UP kaya need magpakatatag.
      From UPCAT hanggang sa pag-graduate, madaming pressure. Highly regarded ang UP sa mga Philippine companies. Ilan ilan din sa mga kalapit na bansa like Japan.
      Marami rin akong kilalang nasa managerial roles sa ANZ na UP alumni.
      Marami akong classmates sa uni na wala sa field meaning hindi sila chosen as top candidate or may kulang.
      Minsan kasi hindi porket magaling mag code ay top candidate na, matimbang din minsan ang "culture fit."
      Sobrang important to sa mga locals (Aussies) dahil iba rin ang ways of working ng bawat companies.

      Dito naman, ang education ay one of the biggest contributors sa Australian economy. It means, nag-aattract
      sila ng mga students from overseas so maraming crazy rich Asians. Marami din nag aaral for PR purposes dahil
      may pathway ang ilang courses. So, pagdating sa job opportunities, hindi masyado "napapansin"
      kung san school ka grumaduate. Maraming pathways para maka land ng opportunities like
      referrals/networks. Tinitignan din yung culture fit.

      May mga classmates ako sa Professional Year program na graduates from top universities, bright kung
      bright, pero struggle sila mag English kaya di sila makahanap ng work agad.

      Ang nakikita ko lang na maaring ma-miss out ng anak mo just in case hindi sya dito makapagtapos
      ay yung Graduate Programs lalo na sa mga magagandang companies. Exampe, Telstra. Usually kasi
      ang requirement dun ay PR/Aus Citizen AND Australian graduate.

      Pero hindi ibig sabihin nito ay walang chance makapasok ang anak mo sa Telstra (example) dahil
      UP Graduate sya. Maari syang matanggap through experience, or referral or makapasok talaga dahil
      top candidate sya.

      To be honest, kung ako ang parent ng anak mo, I would make the child decide. Wherever he goes,
      maganda na ang future nya.

      Also good to consider yung time na need nyang magstay dito sa Australia para ma confirm yung
      residency. Hindi ako sure kung anong rule but may case na naglapse ang PR nung child kasi
      ayaw nya sumama sa Australia with his family.
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    You keep posting great content. Nice!
    December 2019

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