• covid-19

    Firstly, we hope everyone is keeping safe and staying healthy. We want to assure you that it is still business as usual at This Is Australia. Due to the current developments in Australia with regards to COVID-19, we ask if you are sick with flu like symptoms that you strongly consider staying at home to […]

  • NSW Nomination For Skilled Work Regional Visa

    Sources: As of mid January 2020, the NSW State Government will be taking charge of processing the applications for the new regional sponsored 491 visa. While at the same time, the Regional Development Authorities (RDA) will look after the remainder applications for the 489 visa. New management of the 491 visa plans to deliver […]

  • Provisional Skills Assessment

    Provisional Skills Assessment – Child Care Centre Manager Source:   ACECQA now offers a provisional skills assessment for child care centre managers, for the Graduate Skilled Visa Subclass 485 Visa. Eligibility To be eligible to apply for a Child Care Centre Manager provisional skills assessment you must have: an ACECQA approved diploma (or higher) […]

  • Trades Recognition Australia

    Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) Skills Assessments Source:     From 11 November 2019, Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) will not accept any new applications for skills assessments or the “Child Care Centre Manager” occupation. As a result of recent changes to the Migration Regulations, all new requests for a skills assessments for the “Child Care […]

  • Migration Amendment Instrument

    Migration Amendment Instrument 2019 Occupations and Assessing Authorities for Subclass 491 Source:   Legislative Instrument F2019L01402 – LIN 19/243 : Migration (Specification of Occupations and Assessing Authorities for Subclass 491 Visas Instrument 2019 The purpose of the instrument is to introduce the subclass 491 and to close the subclass 489 visa to applicants in […]

  • Attract More Regional Migrants

    Perth, Gold Coast dump ‘major cities’ tag to attract more regional migrants, international students Source: The federal government is increasing intake under its regional migration program from 23,000 to 25,000 after the initial success of the initiative. Perth and the Gold Coast will no longer be classified as “major cities” in an effort to […]

  • Introducing SendFX

    Introducing SendFX   Save up to 80% on International Money Transfers against your bank For all of our clients, we are pleased to announce an exciting partnership that we have developed with SendFX. If you are transferring money internationally, SendFX is a leading international money transfer specialist. Whether you are currently in Australia or another […]

  • Skilled Nominated Program

    NSW Releases Their Skilled Nominated (190) Program 2019–20 The NSW 190 Priority Skilled Occupation List for the 2019–20 financial year is published below and includes a list of occupations across a broad range of industry sectors. They have introduced a system to show the availability of occupations for nomination by NSW. It will be updated […]

  • Skilled Work Regional

    Transitional arrangements for the new Skilled Work Regional visa The special edition March 2019 of the skilled visa newsletter provided details of the new regional visas coming into effect in November 2019. The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa will commence on 16 November 2019. The Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa will cease […]

  • Top things to do in Australia

    With more than 7 million tourist arrivals a year, Australia is a dream destination for many. Whether you’re lucky enough to already be living here or you’re just passing by, here is a list of the best things to do in ‘Oz’. Marine wildlife With more than 25.000 kms of coastline, Australia is home to […]

  • Partner provisions - NOT commencing 17 April 2019

    Partner provisions – NOT commencing 17 April 2019 The MIA has been provided with the following information by the Department: The Migration Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2016, passed by Parliament on 28 November 2018, will provide a framework to separate sponsorship assessments from visa application assessments for Family visas. The separate sponsorship […]

  • New Visas to be introduced

    New Visas to be introduced: Subclass 491, 494 and the 191 PR visa Change to GSM Points Test Important: This is all we know at the moment. The changes are not set to take effect until November 2019 however as more information comes to hand we will be posting it on our website. To receive […]