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New student visas could boost property market

New student visas could boost property market

New rules affecting foreign student visas, which go into effect from 1 July 2016, will be a boon for the property market, especially in Sydney and Melbourne. The Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) aims to “support the sustainable growth of Australia’s international education sector” by reducing red tape. Key changes under the SSVF include reducing […]

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International Education Strategy for Australia Aims Million Students by 2025

International Education Strategy for Australia Aims Million Students by 2025

The Australian Education Roadmap developed by Austrade clearly articulates an ambition to develop, enhance and grow the onshore sector to welcome up to 720,000 students; compound annual growth of 3.8% on the nearly 500,000 Australia welcomes today. “In a high market-share scenario, these numbers could almost double to nearly 990,000 by 2025,” states the report. […]

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Record migration to Australia  for the fifth year running

Record migration to Australia for the fifth year running

The Australian government has announced that the migration programs for 2017 will remain for the fifth year in a row at its highest level – 190,000 permanent residency places. Migration numbers according to categories will be 128,550 for skilled migration (including General Skilled Migration, permanent Employer Sponsorship and Business Skills) and 57,400 places for family […]

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3 Things to Know About Earning an Undergraduate Degree in Australia / Kelly Mae Ross

3 Things to Know About Earning an Undergraduate Degree in Australia / Kelly Mae Ross

Students are able to work while studying and can earn a bachelor’s degree in three years. Australia sits at a cultural crossroads, with historical links to the West and economic ties to the East. This may, in part, explain the country’s appeal to international students. “You’re getting the best of both worlds,” says Vik Naidoo, […]

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Australian International education income hits record high

Australian International education income hits record high

Exports from Australia’s international education services sector – two-thirds of it comprising income from international higher education students – reached a record high of $18.8 billion in 2014-15, the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data has shown. According to the Minister for Tourism and International Education, Senator Richard Colbeck, the figures eclipsed the previous […]

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Application invited for Postgraduate  scholarships to study in Australia

Application invited for Postgraduate scholarships to study in Australia

The Australian Government’s Department of Education and Training is inviting  applications for the Endeavour Postgraduate Awards. The awards provide full financial support to international students to pursue a postgraduate qualification at a master’s (up to two years) or PhD level (up to four years) either by coursework or research in any field of study in […]

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New student visas could boost property market

New student visas could boost property market

New rules affecting foreign student visas, which go into effect from 1 July 2016, will be a boon for the property market, especially in Sydney and Melbourne. The Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) aims to “support the sustainable growth of Australia’s international education sector” by reducing red tape. Key changes under the SSVF include reducing […]

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Australia’s points-based immigration system explained

Australia’s points-based immigration system explained

Skilled migrants made up about 68% of the 190,000 places in Australia’s 2014-15 migration programme, which is separate from the humanitarian programme. The migration programme controls the variety and number of workers moving to the country, and according to the Department of Immigration is “specifically designed to target migrants who have skills or outstanding abilities […]

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Want to migrate to Australia? New Skilled Occupations List (SOL) 2016-17 announced 

Want to migrate to Australia? New Skilled Occupations List (SOL) 2016-17 announced 

Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17. This list will come into effect from 1st July, 2016. The Skilled Occupations List is used for 189 (Skilled Independent Visa), 489 (Skilled Regional Provisional Visa) and 485 (Graduate Temporary Visa) visa applications. The DIBP have also released the […]

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Record migration to Australia  for the fifth year running

Record migration to Australia for the fifth year running

The Australian government has announced that the migration programs for 2017 will remain for the fifth year in a row at its highest level – 190,000 permanent residency places. Migration numbers according to categories will be 128,550 for skilled migration (including General Skilled Migration, permanent Employer Sponsorship and Business Skills) and 57,400 places for family […]

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Australia Changes Significant Investor Visa

Australia Changes Significant Investor Visa

New applications for the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) have been suspended since 24 April 2015, for the purpose of preparing new framework for the SIV in anticipation of its reintroduction on 1 July 2015. Last Friday (15 May 2015), Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade and Investment, and Michaela Cash, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border […]

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Australia Committed to Streamline Visa System

Australia Committed to Streamline Visa System

According to  Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Peter Dutton, Australia is set to further streamline and the visa system simplified under measures contained in the Budget. Reduced red tape and several initiatives will benefit Australian consumers, international travellers, the travel industry, exporters, importers and visa applicants. The Seamless Traveller initiative will see the roll […]

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Want to migrate to Australia? New Skilled Occupations List (SOL) 2016-17 announced 

Want to migrate to Australia? New Skilled Occupations List (SOL) 2016-17 announced 

Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17. This list will come into effect from 1st July, 2016. The Skilled Occupations List is used for 189 (Skilled Independent Visa), 489 (Skilled Regional Provisional Visa) and 485 (Graduate Temporary Visa) visa applications. The DIBP have also released the […]

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Record migration to Australia  for the fifth year running

Record migration to Australia for the fifth year running

The Australian government has announced that the migration programs for 2017 will remain for the fifth year in a row at its highest level – 190,000 permanent residency places. Migration numbers according to categories will be 128,550 for skilled migration (including General Skilled Migration, permanent Employer Sponsorship and Business Skills) and 57,400 places for family […]

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3 Things to Know About Earning an Undergraduate Degree in Australia / Kelly Mae Ross

3 Things to Know About Earning an Undergraduate Degree in Australia / Kelly Mae Ross

Students are able to work while studying and can earn a bachelor’s degree in three years. Australia sits at a cultural crossroads, with historical links to the West and economic ties to the East. This may, in part, explain the country’s appeal to international students. “You’re getting the best of both worlds,” says Vik Naidoo, […]

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New training initiatives for hospitality and tourism sectors

New training initiatives for hospitality and tourism sectors

Restaurant & Catering Australia has welcomed new training and product development arrangements for the vocational education sector announced by the Australian government this morning. R&CA CEO, John Hart says that the announcement serves as a welcome step in addressing the needs of the tourism and hospitality sectors. “The [hospitality] sector is currently experiencing a shortfall […]

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How international students could help boost Australia’s trade

How international students could help boost Australia’s trade

With the announcement of the recently concluded China-Australia Free Trade Agreement (CHAFTA) between Australia and China, followed by the Labor Party’s Asian Century White Paper and the Liberal Party’s New Colombo Plan, few could fault Canberra for not taking trade with China seriously. Australia has set the structural framework to open and accelerate trade links, […]

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Skilled workers could enter Australia easier for work

Skilled workers could enter Australia easier for work

Visa applicants are concentrated in mining, manufacturing, construction and education.  Companies would be allowed to bring employees to Australia for up to a year without applying for 457 skilled worker visas under a migration-rule revamp being considered by the government. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is proposing a new temporary entry visa for […]

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New student visas could boost property market

New student visas could boost property market

New rules affecting foreign student visas, which go into effect from 1 July 2016, will be a boon for the property market, especially in Sydney and Melbourne. The Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) aims to “support the sustainable growth of Australia’s international education sector” by reducing red tape. Key changes under the SSVF include reducing […]

Continue Reading

International Education Strategy for Australia Aims Million Students by 2025

International Education Strategy for Australia Aims Million Students by 2025

The Australian Education Roadmap developed by Austrade clearly articulates an ambition to develop, enhance and grow the onshore sector to welcome up to 720,000 students; compound annual growth of 3.8% on the nearly 500,000 Australia welcomes today. “In a high market-share scenario, these numbers could almost double to nearly 990,000 by 2025,” states the report. […]

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Australia Changes Significant Investor Visa

Australia Changes Significant Investor Visa

New applications for the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) have been suspended since 24 April 2015, for the purpose of preparing new framework for the SIV in anticipation of its reintroduction on 1 July 2015. Last Friday (15 May 2015), Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade and Investment, and Michaela Cash, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border […]

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Australia Committed to Streamline Visa System

Australia Committed to Streamline Visa System

According to  Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Peter Dutton, Australia is set to further streamline and the visa system simplified under measures contained in the Budget. Reduced red tape and several initiatives will benefit Australian consumers, international travellers, the travel industry, exporters, importers and visa applicants. The Seamless Traveller initiative will see the roll […]

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Australian Government Explores Price-Based Immigration System / Matthew Knott, Deborah Snow

Australian Government Explores Price-Based Immigration System / Matthew Knott, Deborah Snow

The Productivity Commission has floated the idea of selling the right to immigrate, but politicians aren’t sure it’s such a good idea. The Australian government would sell the right to immigrate to Australia – with migrants no longer accepted based on their skills or family connections – under radical proposals being examined by the government’s […]

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New training initiatives for hospitality and tourism sectors

New training initiatives for hospitality and tourism sectors

Restaurant & Catering Australia has welcomed new training and product development arrangements for the vocational education sector announced by the Australian government this morning. R&CA CEO, John Hart says that the announcement serves as a welcome step in addressing the needs of the tourism and hospitality sectors. “The [hospitality] sector is currently experiencing a shortfall […]

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New student visas could boost property market

New student visas could boost property market

New rules affecting foreign student visas, which go into effect from 1 July 2016, will be a boon for the property market, especially in Sydney and Melbourne. The Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) aims to “support the sustainable growth of Australia’s international education sector” by reducing red tape. Key changes under the SSVF include reducing […]

Continue Reading

Australia’s points-based immigration system explained

Australia’s points-based immigration system explained

Skilled migrants made up about 68% of the 190,000 places in Australia’s 2014-15 migration programme, which is separate from the humanitarian programme. The migration programme controls the variety and number of workers moving to the country, and according to the Department of Immigration is “specifically designed to target migrants who have skills or outstanding abilities […]

Continue Reading

Want to migrate to Australia? New Skilled Occupations List (SOL) 2016-17 announced 

Want to migrate to Australia? New Skilled Occupations List (SOL) 2016-17 announced 

Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) have released the new Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for 2016-17. This list will come into effect from 1st July, 2016. The Skilled Occupations List is used for 189 (Skilled Independent Visa), 489 (Skilled Regional Provisional Visa) and 485 (Graduate Temporary Visa) visa applications. The DIBP have also released the […]

Continue Reading

International Education Strategy for Australia Aims Million Students by 2025

International Education Strategy for Australia Aims Million Students by 2025

The Australian Education Roadmap developed by Austrade clearly articulates an ambition to develop, enhance and grow the onshore sector to welcome up to 720,000 students; compound annual growth of 3.8% on the nearly 500,000 Australia welcomes today. “In a high market-share scenario, these numbers could almost double to nearly 990,000 by 2025,” states the report. […]

Continue Reading

Record migration to Australia  for the fifth year running

Record migration to Australia for the fifth year running

The Australian government has announced that the migration programs for 2017 will remain for the fifth year in a row at its highest level – 190,000 permanent residency places. Migration numbers according to categories will be 128,550 for skilled migration (including General Skilled Migration, permanent Employer Sponsorship and Business Skills) and 57,400 places for family […]

Continue Reading

3 Things to Know About Earning an Undergraduate Degree in Australia / Kelly Mae Ross

3 Things to Know About Earning an Undergraduate Degree in Australia / Kelly Mae Ross

Students are able to work while studying and can earn a bachelor’s degree in three years. Australia sits at a cultural crossroads, with historical links to the West and economic ties to the East. This may, in part, explain the country’s appeal to international students. “You’re getting the best of both worlds,” says Vik Naidoo, […]

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Australian International education income hits record high

Australian International education income hits record high

| November 23, 2015

Exports from Australia’s international education services sector – two-thirds of it comprising income from international higher education students – reached a record high of $18.8 billion in 2014-15, the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data has shown. According to the Minister for Tourism and International Education, Senator Richard Colbeck, the figures eclipsed the previous […]

Continue Reading

Australia Changes Significant Investor Visa

Australia Changes Significant Investor Visa

New applications for the Significant Investor Visa (SIV) have been suspended since 24 April 2015, for the purpose of preparing new framework for the SIV in anticipation of its reintroduction on 1 July 2015. Last Friday (15 May 2015), Andrew Robb, Minister for Trade and Investment, and Michaela Cash, Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border […]

Continue Reading

Australia Committed to Streamline Visa System

Australia Committed to Streamline Visa System

According to  Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Peter Dutton, Australia is set to further streamline and the visa system simplified under measures contained in the Budget. Reduced red tape and several initiatives will benefit Australian consumers, international travellers, the travel industry, exporters, importers and visa applicants. The Seamless Traveller initiative will see the roll […]

Continue Reading

Application invited for Postgraduate  scholarships to study in Australia

Application invited for Postgraduate scholarships to study in Australia

The Australian Government’s Department of Education and Training is inviting  applications for the Endeavour Postgraduate Awards. The awards provide full financial support to international students to pursue a postgraduate qualification at a master’s (up to two years) or PhD level (up to four years) either by coursework or research in any field of study in […]

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