New English Tests set to commence for Australian visa applicants

Australian visa applicants will have a choice of two new English tests from next month, broadening their options beyond the traditional assessment options such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Occupational English Test (OET). The Test of English Language as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) and the Pearson Test of English (PTE) …

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New English Tests set to commence for Australian visa applicants

Australian visa applicants will have a choice of two new English tests from next month, broadening their options beyond the traditional assessment options such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Occupational English Test (OET). The Test of English Language as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) and the Pearson Test of English (PTE) …

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New English Tests set to commence for Australian visa applicants

Australian visa applicants will have a choice of two new English tests from November, broadening their options beyond the traditional assessment options such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Occupational English Test (OET). The Test of English Language as a Foreign Language (TOEFL iBT) and the Pearson Test of English (PTE) are …

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Message from the Director

Dear subscribers, Welcome to the October edition of Immigration News! This month marks the one-year anniversary of our e-newsletter service, which we launched to help keep our clients updated about the latest changes to immigration policy, issues relating to the migration industry, as well as the work we are doing here at Migration Solutions. We …

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Industry bodies rally together to improve immigration policy for SA

A number of South Australian industry bodies have presented a joint submission to the Federal General Skilled Migration and series 400 visa review in an effort to improve immigration outcomes to South Australia.   The initiative, prompted by Migration Solutions, consists of nine local industry bodies, representing sectors such as construction, hospitality, agriculture and training. …

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South Australia’s economic woes set to continue

Two major economic reports have warned South Australia’s economic pain is set to continue for the foreseeable future, due in part to the impending closure of the local car manufacturing industry. The October quarterly state of states report from CommSec and Business Outlook report from Deloitte Access Economics both ranked South Australia in the third-tier of state economies, …

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New skilled migration review presents golden opportunity for SA

A major announcement by the Immigration Department of a review into Australia’s skilled migration program has quietly slipped under the radar, despite being set to “result in the most far reaching transformation…in the last 20 years” according to an official overview. The review will encompass all skilled migration and series 400 visas, including both temporary …

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Message from the Director

Ever wonder what Migration Solutions does on a day-to-day basis whilst working on visa applications?  The following is a behind the scenes insight into the Migration Solutions engine room – a team of 14 dedicated and committed people working towards getting visas approved and granted for our clients. As a company, in the month of …

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Skilled migration programme review opens door to new visa models

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection are inviting submissions from key stakeholders towards series 400 visa subclasses after announcing further reviews of Australia’s skilled migration programme. The invitation follows the release of the eagerly-anticipated 457 programme review’s ‘Robust New Foundations’ report, which was unveiled last week. The Department have indicated four broad frames of …

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New structure for English workshops

Feegrade Consulting have announced a restructuring to their recently launched series of English-language proficiency workshops, which are being hosted in the Migration Solutions boardroom.  The changes to to the original program are as follows: Week 1 – The Speaking Domain:   The development of fluency and communicative competence will be both addressed and practised. Week …

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Making sense of the 457 Review

The Department of Immigration have released the highly-anticipated findings of their 457 review, including 22 recommendations aimed at enhancing the integrity and accessibility of the programme to Australian employers. The report, entitled ‘Robust New Foundations,’ has proved to be a major source of interest for migration industry stakeholders everywhere. However according to Migration Solutions Managing Director, …

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Department lifts lid on scam website

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has issued a warning to visa applicants to avoid fraudulent website work4australia.com, which claims to provide genuine migration services to Australia. The scam purportedly offers a five-year eVisa for a cost of USD$4700, and requires applicants to travel to Thailand before a representative from the organisation hands over …

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