Category: Skilled Visa

PTE Academic to change in November 2021

Pearson PTE has announced changes to PTE Academic testing from 16 November 2021. The following changes will occur to the PTE Academic test: • the test will be reduced to two hours duration• questions will be reduced from 70-82 to 53-64 questions• the shorter version will still test all four language skills and include theRead more

How to employ an overseas worker – Sponsor Obligations and Visa Requirements

Sponsoring overseas employees to work for your Australian business is not only a great opportunity for a business to tap into highly skilled workers from around the world, but also a great opportunity for foreign nationals to work in Australia and gain experience abroad. Some visa options even offer pathways to Permanent Residency!

Global Talent Independent Visa (GTI)

MedTech - Global Talent Independent (GTI)

The program was introduced in order to attract highly talented individuals who are at the top of their field in high growth industries. It is a streamlined visa pathway for highly skilled professionals to work and live permanently in Australia.

Good News! Special arrangements for COVID affected Visa holders

New transitional arrangements for COVID affected visa holders – Subclass 457 in the Temporary Residence Transition Stream New legislation has been introduced in order to provide concessions for particular Subclass 457 visa holders. If your work hours have been reduced or you have been required to take unpaid leave due to the COVID19 pandemic, transitionalRead more

Fantastic News For 457/482 Nomination Transfers

457/482 Nomination Transfers and the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Levy We are pleased to confirm we have received some fantastic news regarding how the payment of the SAF levy will affect employers facilitating a nomination transfer for a subclass 457 or subclass 482 visa holder. Going forward, all employers facilitating subclass 457/482 nomination transfers will only need toRead more

Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Expected To Be Released In The Next Four Weeks

Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) Due to be Released in the Next Four Weeks  A friendly reminder to all of our corporate clients that the Skilling Australians Fund (SAF) levy is anticipated to be released within the next four weeks. We encourage anyone eligible to lodge a Temporary Skills Shortage (subclass 482), Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)Read more