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Academic Year for Australian Study Requirement
2 April, 2019

Australian Study Requirement Australian Study Requirements: From 3 April 2019, a new definition of an ‘academic year’ has been released. This is defined as ‘at least a total of 46 week’ duration for a CRICOS course. It is intended to remove uncertainty as to the number of weeks a course...

New visitor visa for Parents (870)
26 March, 2019

Home affairs has recently foreshadowed the introduction of the new visitor Visa for parents to Australia for 17 April 2019. Sponsorship applications can be submitted from 17 April 2019. Once the sponsorship is approved the visa can be applied for – probably from about 1 July 2019. At the time...

Working Holiday Maker Program cap increases
Police Clearance
28 December, 2018

The Work and Holiday arrangements (462 visa) with Israel, Peru and Spain now allow even more young people to work holiday and study in Australia. These effectively start on the 28 December 2018, an increased cap for Israel and Spain, and  the 2nd January 2019, the increased cap for Peru.  

Revised and Expanded Occupation List by Immigration SA
13 December, 2018

Immigration SA will be publishing a revised and expanded occupation list for the 2018/19 program year and re-opening the 489/190 application system later this week. We have updated our skilled nomination requirements and international graduate of South Australia requirements and waivers. Please review these requirements in full before applying. We...

Pass and Pool Marks for the 189, 190 and 489 Visas Increased
Australian Study Requirements
13 December, 2018

From 1 July 2018, the pass and pool marks for the 189, 190 and 489 visas will increase to 65 points (from 60 points). This will only affect invitations to make a visa application issued after 1 July 2018. This will really affect the state sponsored 190 and 489 visas!

TSS (Temporary Skills Shortage Visa 482)
Temporary Skills Shortage Visa 482
13 December, 2018

TSS (Temporary Skills Shortage Visa 482) – new Skilling Australia Fund (SAF) legislation is due to be signed and come into effect in the coming days. This is the new training expenditure requirement impacts new sponsors who want to employ persons from overseas.  

The new TSS 482 visa
Travel exemptions
13 December, 2018

The new TSS 482 visa (Temporary Skills Shortage Visa) is introduced. This really replaces the 457 visa – the Australian work visa.