Category: Skilled Visa

Visa changes to support the reopening of Australia and its economic recovery

The government is making changes to the migration programs to support the reopening of Australia and assist its economic recovery. These changes include pathways to PR for STSOL visa holders, extended visas for skilled regional (provisional visa) holders, extended visa application charge waivers for new visitor visa applicants overseas, and increasing the length of stayRead more

Additional Engineering Occupations added to South Australia’s Skilled Occupation List

To manage South Australia’s COVID recovery response, an additional 24 Engineering occupations will be open to applicants currently residing offshore from Tuesday 2 November 2021.  The minimum requirements for state nomination for these occupations include: You must have at least eight years work experience in the nominated or closely related occupation You must demonstrate a SuperiorRead more

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