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Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce to Land Big Fish of the Business World

Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce to Land Big Fish of the Business World

The Australian Government has announced that they have created a new taskforce, the “Global Business and Talent Attraction Taskforce”, to bring business and skills to Australia.

This was announced on ABC News, and repeated by Minister Tudge in a tweet this morning (5 September 2020).

The Shepparton news reported that Peter Dutton told Nine News "It's OK that we've got support in place at the moment with JobKeeper and JobSeeker - that's fine and that's a good thing - but to get to the next stage we need to have investment."

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Priority Migration Skilled Occupation Listm PMSOL - Critical Skills for Australia

Priority Migration Skilled Occupation Listm PMSOL - Critical Skills for Australia

The Australian Government has announced a new skilled list on 2 September 2020 to prioritise occupations which are critical to Australia’s handling and recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.


There is a clear focus on the construction, health and ICT sectors.


The Government has indicated that applications under these occupations will be processed more quickly than other occupations.


We expect this to primarily have a large impact on the TSS 482 visa and SESR 494 visa sponsored worker space, as well as for the 189 visa program.

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Move to South Australia Replaces Immigration SA - Requirement Changes

Move to South Australia Replaces Immigration SA - Requirement Changes

Rebrand to “Move to South Australia - Skilled + Business Migration”

https://www.migration.sa.gov.au/ now has a new look.

We noticed that Immigration South Australia has changed its name to Move to South Australia.

New Move to South Australia Logo

Move to South Australia has updated its criteria for interim 491 and 190 nominations to support and prioritise South Australia’s economic recovery and public health response. 

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How to get your trade occupation recognised in Australia: Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) skills assessment

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Trades Recognition Australia, also known as TRA, is the skill assessment authority for trade occupations. For example, occupations such as chefs, bricklayers, electricians and plumbers are all assessed by TRA.

TRA assesses whether the applicant’s qualifications, skills and employments meet Australian standards for migration purposes.

There are several assessment pathways and it is important that you choose the correct one to apply for.

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Global Talent Visa Update: Processing Times, ACS Nominations & Hong Kong

Global Talent Independent Visa Update August 2020

The world is changing quickly and to keep up with it, we have some updates for you on the Global Talent Independent visa.

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State & Territory Nominations updates for 190 and 491 visas - VIC, NSW, TAS, ACT and SA

State & Territory Nominations updates for 190 and 491 visas - VIC, NSW, TAS, ACT and SA

Victoria State Nomination update 07 December 2020 

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Victoria Business Nomination Remain Closed 26 November 2020 - 188 visa and 132 visa

Business innovation and investor visa nomination applications (subclass 188A, 188B, and 188E streams and subclass 132A and 132B streams) remain closed to new applications as announced on 26 November 2020. Significant Investor (subclass 188C) visa nominations have opened on 30 November 2020 in Victoria. 

Victoria has reopened its 2020-2021 nomination for 188 visa and 132 visa on 8 September 2020.

All applications must meet new criteria and be submitted before 21 September 2020 at 5 pm AEST, giving only 2 weeks to apply!

This comes soon after Victoria announcing on Sunday that the lockdown will be extended by at least further two weeks, until 28 September.

The new criteria required that the planned activitiy (business and/or investment) must promote economic and health recovery from the pandemic.

There is a new form for expressing your interest.
This requires details including:
  • Acceptance of the new requirements
  • Explanation of what your contribution to the recovery will be (200 words or less) in either:
    • Business activity
    • Investment activity

This is according to news published by Live in Melbourne. We expect further information following the Federal Budget around 6 October 2020.

Victoria Skilled Migration - 491 visa and 190 visa

The Department of Home Affairs has confirmed that Victoria continues to use the interim allocation places beyond 5 October 2020. 

By 02 October 2020, Victoria's temporary allocation for 2020-21 were: 

  • 600 places for skilled subclass 190
  • 200 places for skilled subclass 491
  • 400 places for the business innovation and investment program

Victoria has received more than 2,400 registrations of interest received from skilled migrants, and more than 480 application from business migrants.

On 26 November 2020, Victoria has annouced that the skilled program (subclass 190 and subclass 491) remain closed to new applications. They continue to select high calibre skilled migrants for nomination from the pool of Registration of Interest submissions.

Once Victoria receives confirmation of its full 2020-21 nomination allocations for the skilled and business migration programs, it would reopen its 2020-2021 nomination for 491 visa and 190 visa soon.

It will only select applicants to apply for Victorian visa nomination if their Registration of Interest demonstrates they are working in health or medical research and contributing to Victoria’s economic recovery and/or health response.  

To be considered for Victorian visa nomination, you must submit a Registration of Interest for Victorian State Visa Nomination.  Applicants who register their interest may then be selected to apply for Victorian visa nomination.  

To be eligible to submit your Registration of Interest (ROI) for Victorian visa nomination (subclass 190 and 491) you must

  • be currently living in Victoria, and
  • be currently employed in Victoria (minimum six months), and
  • work in a highly-skilled occupation in health or medical research, which supports Victoria’s economic recovery and/or health response

VIC will then select the best candidates to apply for Victorian visa nomination.

We are expecting a further update from Live in Melbourne following 6 October 2020.

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Increase Your Chances of Getting a 491/190 State Nomination: 4 things to do while waiting for state nomination to re-open

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If you are interested in applying for a subclass 491 or a subclass 190 visa, you will need to be nominated by an Australian state or territory. At present, all the states and territories in Australia are closed for new nominations. This is because the Federal Government has not yet announced the quota for the program 2020-21 year.

The subclass 190 and subclass 491 visas are point-based visas, requiring visa applicants to have a minimum of 65 points, plus be nominated by an Australian State or Territory. 

With the significant decrease in migration numbers in the coming year, obtaining state/territory nomination is more competitive than ever. States and territories are more likely to nominate high quality applicants, especially those working in essental occupations to assist with post-COVID recovery. While you wait for state nomination applications to re-open, you may want to work on increasing your points to increase your chances of getting a nomination.

There is no indication for when nomination applications will be accepted again, therefore it is imperative that you have all your documents ready to lodge an application as soon as possible. Some states may work on a 'first come, first served' basis, as such, being prepared to apply for nomination as soon as applications are open may work in your favour.

In this article, we give you 4 tips to improve your chances of getting state nomination. 

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IELTS vs PTE: Which English Test is Easier? Plus Tips for Better English Scores

 

 

In this video, we are joined by Scott Johnston from Swoosh English to give us an insight into the popular International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and Pearson Test of English (PTE) tests, including some helpful tips and tricks to get the best English results.

If you are interested in English tutoring from Swoosh, please use our affiliate link: https://go.swooshenglish.com/pass-ielts?fpr=wvl-ielts

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Update August 2020 491 visa 190 visa and Business Visa South Australia nominations

Update August 2020 491 visa 190 visa and Business Visa South Australia nominations

Today it has been announced by Immigration SA that they have received a limited allocation from the Department of Home Affairs for GSM 491 visa and 190 visa nominations and Business/Investment visa nominations. 

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Appealing a Visa Refusal: 7 Frequently Asked Questions

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An Australian Visa refusal can be devastating for everyone involved and can put your future in Australia in immediate jeopardy and uncertainty. However, your visa refusal does not necessarily mean it is the end of your pathway to Australia.

In this article, we answer some of the most commonly asked questions for applicants that have received visa refusals.

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