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
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!
As English is the primary language spoken in Australia, it is an important aspect of the visa application process and there is a minimum standard that needs to be met
NSW has officially announced the updated skilled occupation lists for the Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (Subclass 190) and the Skilled Work Regional visa (Subclass 491).
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.
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
Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) announced which has 17 occupations that will be able to enter Australia to assist in the country’s COVID recovery.
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) 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
New Legislation to Come into Effect First Quarter of 2018/19 SKILLING AUSTRALIANS FUND We have been advised overnight that the Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Bill 2018, which was passed by Australian Parliament on 9 May 2018, is expected to be implemented during the first quarter of 2018/19, or, in other words, between July 2018Read more