International students challenges in Australia include poverty and racism

PHOTO: Hoang Xuan Doan was shocked when he was the target of racist abuse. The number of international students in Australia continues to rise, with enrolments now making up more than a quarter of the total at some universities. But the life they had imagined didn’t always match up with the reality …

Budget and jobs growth would suffer if Australia cut immigration, Government report finds

Cutting Australia’s migration rate would cost the budget billions of dollars, lower living standards and reduce jobs growth, according to a report delivered to the Federal Government. The paper, prepared by the departments of Treasury and Home Affairs, found the 2014/15 intake alone would contribute nearly $10 billion to the …

Embark Migration 2018 Chinese New Year Event

🙇🏻 Thank you for supporting Embark Migration (Australian Education, Immigration and Tourism Information Centre) in 2017. 🎊Announcing our 2018 Chinese New Year special event to be held on 1 February 2018 in our Sydney Office – special giveaways red envelopes on the day! 1. Come into our Sydney office on the …

ASQA cancels Study Group Registration

The Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) has cancelled the registration of Study Group Australia Pty Limited (registered training organisation (RTO) number 5806) as a provider of vocational education and training (VET) services. ASQA has also issued a written direction to the RTO requiring it to cancel a number of VET …

Australian Visa Finder

Do you need help to work out which visa you need?  The Australian Visa Finder can help you find the visa which is most likely to suit your circumstances. You can access the Australian Visa Finder on the Department of Home Affairs official website. This handy tool includes the most …

17 January 2018 Changes to Eligible Skilled Occupations

The Lists of eligible skilled occupations will be updated on 17 January 2018 to reflect these changes. There are changes (including additions) to certain occupational caveats (indicated via ‘*** asterisks’) which exclude the use of the occupation in certain circumstances.  A summary of Caveats on occupations is available. These changes …

Invictus Games 2018 – Which Australian visa do I need?

The 2018 Invictus Games will be held in Sydney, Australia from 18-29 October at various venues. Today we provide some useful information and tips for the wounded, ill and injured servicemen and women and their supporters travelling to Australia for the Games. What visa do I need to attend the …

Important updates for student visa applicants

Will you be applying for, or extending your student visa this year? Here are a few important updates for student visa applicants that you should be aware of. The Australian Government will be updating the annual cost of living amounts from 1 February 2018.  From that date, every application for …