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 …

10 tips to avoid a visa scam in Australia

Thinking about working in Australia? You’ll need a valid work visa. If you are told that you can work on an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA), you’re being lied to. You could be caught in visa scam if: the individual or agent demands upfront fees/money for an Australian visa you are …

VETASSESS Fee Increase in 2017

Did you know about the VETASSESS fee increase in 2017 and the launch of their Priority Processing service for General Professional Occupation applicants? VETASSESS have released the following news update: PRIORITY PROCESSING – COMING SOON! We are pleased to announce that on 1 August 2017, we are launching Priority Processing …

Scholarships for International Students

The Department of Education and Training is accepting applications for Australia Awards–Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships, which provide individuals of academic merit with high-quality learning opportunities that contribute to Australia’s standing as a world-leader in education and research. Students willing to start their course in 2018 can apply for the scholarship, deadline …

No more departure cards needed for international travelers

The Australian Government has signed off on new legislation which abolishes the need for travelers leaving Australia to complete an outgoing passenger card.   The new law, which comes into effect from 1 July 2017, means that international travelers should experience much quicker processing times at Australian international points of …

Northern Territory Government GSM Nominations

The Northern Territory Department of Trade Business and Innovation has announced that it has temporarily suspended  applications for Northern Territory nomination for Subclass 489 and Subclass 190, visas where the applicants are not in the Northern Territory, ie offshore, until 1 July 2017.  This suspension is due to the upcoming introduction of an online …