Tuesday
Dec132011

Post-study work route opens up

As part of the ongoing efforts to attract more students to Australia changes have been announced to which students will qualify for post-study work visas.

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Tuesday
Dec132011

New visa pricing model to require the user to pay

The government has announced plans to introduce a new visa pricing system which will require the user to pay for visa applications and remove taxpayer subsidies.

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Friday
Nov182011

DIAC suggests universities raise English language requirements

The Department of Immigration and CItizenship (DIAC) has sent a notice to universities suggesting that they raise their required level of English language by up to 1.5 bands of the IELTS.

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Friday
Nov112011

Immigration to host Skills Australia Needs event in London

People interested in migrating to Australia as a skilled migrant will be given the opportunity to meet with potential employers at an event run to be held in London.

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Friday
Nov112011

DIAC Annual Report for 2010-11 published

The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has published its annual report for the year 2010-11 which provides detailed information on Australian immigration statistics and policy.

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Thursday
Nov102011

Immigration officers to visit Karratha next 

The next town to receive visits from outreach officers from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will be Karratha, Western Australia.

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Thursday
Nov102011

New accreditation scheme doubles length of 457 visas

Under the terms of a new accreditation scheme introduced by the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, Chris Bowen, businesses will be able to sponsor workers on 457 visas for six years and get priority processing.

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Thursday
Nov102011

Immigration Officers visit towns across Australia

Outreach officers from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) will be visiting a range of locations across Australia in November as part of an ongoing regional information program.

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Thursday
Nov102011

First changes to student visas made following the Knight Review

The first reforms to the student visa system were made today, based on the recommendations of the recent Knight Review of the Student Visa Program.

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Wednesday
Oct192011

New IELTS qualifications accepted from 5 November 2011

Applicants will be able to submit English language test results from new test providers as part of their visa application next month.

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