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Training Benchmarks are still required

Do not risk it! To order training for Training Benchmark B and get an Auditable Training Plan for FREE, click here. Please note that: training Benchmarks still apply to all sc#457 Sponsors who have or had sc457 visa holders working for them. the #Skilling Australia Fund (#SAF) Levy applies to only new nominations made after…
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Migration Legislative Update

The Australian Liberal Coalition Federal Government, headed by Prime Minister Scott Morrison, has been re-elected. In terms of implications for the #Australian immigration program, we would expect permanent migration numbers to remain relatively low with the caps on migration programs reduced. The composition of the Australian immigration program will be maintained at about 70 per…
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Department of Home Affairs Update: SkillSelect May 2019 Round

Liberal Gladys Liu has become the first Chinese-Australian woman to sit in Federal Parliament's Lower House after notching a victory in the 2019 Federal Election in the suburban Melbourne seat of Chisholm. Ms Liu, a prominent voice in the Chinese community in Victoria, was born in Hong Kong and moved to Melbourne in 1985 to…
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Australian Federal Election 2019: A Migrant Success Story

The Department of Home Affairs has released details of the SkillSelect May 2019 invitation round. The number of invitations for the #Skilled Independent visa is 100 and 10 for the #Skilled Regional visa, 110 in total. The minimum point score has been raised from 80 to 85 points for the Skilled Regional visa. The number…
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Australian Federal Election 2019: Immigration Considerations

The OMARA website has been updated to reflect the lapsing of the Migration Amendment (Regulation of Migration Agents) Bill 2018. On 11 April 2019, the 45th Australian Parliament ended with the announcement of the general election.  As a result, all business on the Notice Papers before the House of Representatives and Senate lapsed. The Bill to remove…
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Training Benchmarks are still required

Do not risk it! To order training for Training Benchmark B and get an Auditable Training Plan for FREE, click here.   Please note that: training Benchmarks still apply to all sc#457 Sponsors who have or had sc457 visa holders working for them. the #Skilling Australia Fund (#SAF) Levy applies to only new nominations made…
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Skilled Migration Information- Queensland

The following information has been published on the #Business #Skills #Migration Queensland (#BSMQ) website. A common question from prospective Queensland business migrants and their migration agents is ‘How do I write a business proposal?’ The most important thing to keep in mind is that the applicant MUST use the BSMQ business proposal template. BSMQ does…
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Job growth in Australia over the next five years

The labour market in Australia is strong and constantly evolving, with the number of workers in most industries expected to grow over the next five years. There are likely to be around 886,000 more jobs by 2023. The top industries for expected jobs growth over the next five years are in: Health Care and Social…
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Fraudulent IELTS Certificates

Beware of social media posts and websites promoting the acquisition of International English Language Testing System (IELTS) certification without taking the examination. A certified level of English is mandatory for most Australian visas. Under IELTS, testing is mandatory. A visa applicant is required to obtain the minimum score, depending on visa criteria, in each band…
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