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Regional Australia desperate for staff despite all-time high unemployment rate!

Regional Australia desperate for staff despite all-time high unemployment rate!

South Australia, Western Australia and Queensland are some of the states that have had zero COVID cases during the past ...
Tasmania Nomination Update

Tasmania Nomination Update

Changes occurring in August – October 2020 The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has indicated that it will be providing ...
2020-21 visa nomination program update

2020-21 visa nomination program update

The Department of Home Affairs has just announced that it has provided a limited number of visa nomination places to ...
South Australia allows set number of allocations for General Skilled/Business Migration program for 2020/21

South Australia allows set number of allocations for General Skilled/Business Migration program for 2020/21

The South Australian government has decided to allow a set number of interim allocation places for the State’s General Skilled ...
Massive increase in invitation for regional areas 2019-20!

Massive increase in invitation for regional areas 2019-20!

After the new regional visas were introduced in November 2019, there has been a significant increase in the number of ...
Are you a stranded temporary visa holder?

Are you a stranded temporary visa holder?

Some unemployed temporary visa holders are pushed to the brink.  Firstly, just like everyone, they too must survive the ongoing ...
Sponsorship approved within 2 days!!

Sponsorship approved within 2 days!!

International student visa applications to Australia have plunged by more than a third with growing fears the sector will take ...
Highest national jobless rate since September 1994!

Highest national jobless rate since September 1994!

Australian Treasury is now expecting the national jobless rate to hit 9.25 per cent by the end of December – ...
New worker support payment for Victorian workers diagnosed with COVID-19!

New worker support payment for Victorian workers diagnosed with COVID-19!

Victorian workers who, as of 20 June, have been instructed by the government to self-isolate or quarantine at home, due ...
2020-21 Migration Program Delivery Cap remains unchanged!!

2020-21 Migration Program Delivery Cap remains unchanged!!

As part of the COVID-19 response, the Department of Home Affairs has disclosed further information regarding the 2020-21 Migration Program. Health restrictions ...
Australia offers extended visas for Hong Kong citizens!

Australia offers extended visas for Hong Kong citizens!

The Australian government  announced yesterday, the 9th of July 2020, that it will be offering a pathway to permanent residency ...
Australia considering safe haven visas for Hong Kong residents!

Australia considering safe haven visas for Hong Kong residents!

Australia is considering to offer safe haven visas to thousands of Hong Kong residents living here who don’t want to return ...
Latest immigration news amid COVID-19!

Latest immigration news amid COVID-19!

This year has without a doubt gone through an unprecedented chain of events and left a trail of adversity for ...
Major changes to Victoria’s visa nomination programs!

Major changes to Victoria’s visa nomination programs!

Victoria’s state nomination program will remain temporarily closed while we await the Commonwealth Government’s allocation of state nomination places for 2020-21. ...
ACS will now nominate for Global Talent Visa applications!

ACS will now nominate for Global Talent Visa applications!

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the largest professional body in Australia representing the ICT sector and will now nominate Global Talent candidates ...
BREAKING NEWS: The New Financial Year Witnessed an Indefinite Closure of 190, 491 and 189 visas

BREAKING NEWS: The New Financial Year Witnessed an Indefinite Closure of 190, 491 and 189 visas

 Australian Migration Program has Hit the Bottom? Let’s Get You a Plan B! At the beginning of every new fiscal ...
Australian Universities’ plan for foreign students

Australian Universities’ plan for foreign students

Australia’s unemployment rate has been skyrocketing and has already reached a staggering 7.1 per cent. This is the highest level ...
South Australia state nomination applications closing soon!

South Australia state nomination applications closing soon!

The state of South Australia will be accepting it’s final applications for the 2019/2020 program year throughout the remainder of ...
491 New South Wales Nominations open, hurry now!!

491 New South Wales Nominations open, hurry now!!

The state of New South Wales is now accepting applications for NSW nominations for the Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa ...
Australia needs migrants more than ever!

Australia needs migrants more than ever!

Experts say the number of migrants arriving in Australia with formal post-schooling qualifications highlights the economic benefits of migration and ...
South Australia opens its borders!

South Australia opens its borders!

The state of South Australia has announced its decision to reopen it’s borders to unrestricted travel on the 20th of ...
NSW 491 visas open from next week!

NSW 491 visas open from next week!

The Treasury of New South Wales has announced that it will be accepting nominations for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) ...
International students could return under Stage Three!

International students could return under Stage Three!

Australian universities are desperate to bring back it’s international students and resume their courses. Some campuses in regional Australia have ...
Australian Campuses propose new plan for international students to return to Australia!

Australian Campuses propose new plan for international students to return to Australia!

Australian Universities have been forced to restructure their schedules & programmes in response to the Coronavirus. The return of international ...

Which state is the easiest and the fastest to get Permanent Residency?

We all know that Independent Skilled Migration (189 visa) has become overly competitive nowadays. Everyone is competing on migration points ...
Attention Employer Sponsored Temporary Visa Holders!

Attention Employer Sponsored Temporary Visa Holders!

If you are a Temporary Skill Shortage visa holder, you might be wondering what you need to do if you ...
Cafes and Restaurants in Victoria opening soon!

Cafes and Restaurants in Victoria opening soon!

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced that all cafes, pubs and restaurants will be opening for business. The opening date ...
It’s Time to Land A Job While Each State Starts to Lift Restrictions after the Coronavirus Crisis

It’s Time to Land A Job While Each State Starts to Lift Restrictions after the Coronavirus Crisis

MARN.  0743862  Australia has been making huge progress in fighting against coronavirus, and now each State finally starts to reopen ...
Waiver Approved on 8503 ‘No Further Stay’ Condition!

Waiver Approved on 8503 ‘No Further Stay’ Condition!

The Corona virus pandemic has brought many challenges and uncertainties to residents and migrants that are living in Australia. One of ...
Policy Update – TSS Visa, Student Visa, 485 Visa, AAT Policy and Exemption for Departing and Entering Australia

Policy Update – TSS Visa, Student Visa, 485 Visa, AAT Policy and Exemption for Departing and Entering Australia

Student Visa Holders   The Government will be flexible in cases where Coronavirus has prevented international students from meeting their ...
Healthcare workers wanted amid COVID-19 pandemic!

Healthcare workers wanted amid COVID-19 pandemic!

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation (ANMF) is in great demand for nurses – with some calls for retired staff to return to work. ...
Restaurants and cafes reopen!

Restaurants and cafes reopen!

As part of the government’s 3 stage plan, cafes and restaurants are have reopened much faster than expected. As of ...
Various jobs still available amid COVID crisis

Various jobs still available amid COVID crisis

Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has set a global imprint. Economies have been shaken and numerous companies are on ...
<Official EOI Invitation Report> Only 100 Invitations Issued in April 11th Round, with the Minimum Points Score Reaching 95! 120 Points Score is Now Part of the Picture!

Only 100 Invitations Issued in April 11th Round, with the Minimum Points Score Reaching 95! 120 Points Score is Now Part of the Picture!

The Department of Home Affairs has finally announced the official report of EOI invitations issued on April 11th! Following a ...
Growing concerns amid Corona Crisis

Growing concerns amid Corona Crisis

2.4 million Temporary Visa holders are affected by global travel bans and border closures as a result of the COVID-19 ...
Covid-19 and impact on VIC nomination visa

Covid-19 and impact on VIC nomination visa

AMS has received many questions from our clients about visa nomination round. Today we will help you address it by ...
Options for Temporary Visa holders amid COVID-19 Crisis

Options for Temporary Visa holders amid COVID-19 Crisis

2.4 million Temporary Visa holders are affected by global travel bans and border closures as a result of the COVID-19 ...
Social workers are in demand!

Social workers are in demand!

Here at AABD, our experienced team of recruitment consultants can help you find your ideal employee. If you are looking ...
Childcare workers available!

Childcare workers available!

Here at AABD, our experienced team of recruitment consultants can help you find your ideal employee. If you are looking ...
All you need to know about Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA)

All you need to know about Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA)

What is DAMA? Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA) is a formal agreement between the Australian Government and a regional, state ...
New vacancies for Early Childhood Teacher!

New vacancies for Early Childhood Teacher!

Australia’s demand for Early Childhood Teachers is increasing over the past five years. With the development of regional areas among ...
Why you should choose early childhood teacher for your career?

Why you should choose early childhood teacher for your career?

Studying early childhood teacher in Australia is perfect for those who love working with kids and always want to have ...
Accountants available!

Accountants available!

Here at AABD, our team of recruitment specialists can help you find skilled workers with relevant qualifications. If you are ...
Alex’s incredible journey to PR!

Alex’s incredible journey to PR!

Alex’s story began when he was living with his family in Taiwan, where he worked as a Mechanical  Engineer. Just ...
Successful job placement within 2 weeks!

Successful job placement within 2 weeks!

Similar to  many who dream of coming to Australia, Jason too had aspirations to find a job and settle in ...
Civil Engineers available!

Civil Engineers available!

Here at AABD, our team of recruitment specialists can help you find skilled workers with relevant qualifications. If you are ...
Hire a Skilled IT Worker

Hire a Skilled IT Worker

Here at AABD, our experienced team of recruitment specialists can help you find skilled workers with zero service fee. According ...
Gear up for the 2020 migration changes

Gear up for the 2020 migration changes

After major visa changes from last year, international students and skilled migrants are heading into 2020 facing an uncertain future. Our ...
How will the new policies affect you?

How will the new policies affect you?

The 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) and Subclass 494 (Skilled Employer Sponsored Regional (Provisional) visas are now in effect.The 494 ...
Are you struggling to find hospitality workers?

Are you struggling to find hospitality workers?

Here at AABD, our team of recruitment specialists can help match skilled workers with relevant qualifications and skills to jobs ...
New Victorian State Sponsored 491 Visa

New Victorian State Sponsored 491 Visa

Applicants for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) can now apply for state nomination in Victoria and plan to ...
Hire workers for long term

Hire workers for long term

Hiring migrants that are pursuing sponsored visas (such as the 484,491, etc) is cost-effective in the long term. Holders of ...
Skilled Occupation List for 494 visa is out!

Skilled Occupation List for 494 visa is out!

From the 16th of November 2019, the 187 (RSMS) visa will be replaced by a new skilled visa known as ...
A closer look at the November Visa changes

A closer look at the November Visa changes

On the 16th of November, two new types of skilled migrant visas  will be open for application, the 494 and ...
AABD  provides free recruitment services

AABD provides free recruitment services

If you are an employer and looking to hire someone for a specific task, AABD can assist you in finding ...
Far North Queensland DAMA is now in operation!

Far North Queensland DAMA is now in operation!

The Far North Queensland Designated Area Migration Agreement (FNQ DAMA) allows Far North Queensland (FNQ) employers to sponsor skilled and ...
Why Superannuation is important for your visa

Why Superannuation is important for your visa

Establishing a superannuation fund is necessary not just for retirement, but also to ensure an individual is  being fairly compensated ...
Why choose AABD?

Why choose AABD?

Finding a job can be a gruelling and time-consuming process which can be frustrating at times. At AABD ( the ...
How to get PR with an IELTS overall score  of 5.5

How to get PR with an IELTS overall score of 5.5

Individuals that are currently holding the 457/482 visa do not necessarily have to have   IELTS band score of 6.0 each ...
AVOID JOBS THAT PAY IN CASH!

AVOID JOBS THAT PAY IN CASH!

Visa applicants with verifiable work experiences will be favoured by the Department of Home Affairs in comparison to those that ...
NEW SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST FOR NSW

NEW SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST FOR NSW

The NSW regional government has just released the August job vacancy list! Employers in regional NSW are urgently looking to ...
Tough 189 now! Which state to go for fast access to PR?

Tough 189 now! Which state to go for fast access to PR?

No matter you are onshore or offshore, to make up the points for a 189 Skilled Independent visa is extremely ...
You have more than 50% chance of winning your case at AAT

You have more than 50% chance of winning your case at AAT

Interesting Facts about AAT! According to a recent report from AAT, you have 51% chance of winning and only 31% ...
SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST CHANGES

SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST CHANGES

Government Initiative for Skill shortage in South Australia The Australian Government has released the List of State Nominated Occupations for the ...
What will Change in November 2019?

What will Change in November 2019?

1. Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) Visa REPLACING Skilled Regional (Provisional)(subclass 489) Visa   a) Increase in points awarded:  ...
Warrnambool DAMA Occupation List has been Published

Warrnambool DAMA Occupation List has been Published

  At the end of last year, the Victoria government has signed DAMA program with the immigration department. Recently, a specific occupation ...
AUSTRALIA HIT A “PAUSE” ON ANNUAL MIGRATION INTAKE

AUSTRALIA HIT A “PAUSE” ON ANNUAL MIGRATION INTAKE

AUSTRALIA HIT A “PAUSE” ON ANNUAL MIGRATION INTAKE The prime minister Scott Morrison has once again “paused” on Australia’s annual ...

SKILLED OCCUPATION LIST CHANGES The Department of Home Affairs has updated the combined list of eligible skilled occupations for Australia’s ...
Visa expiring soon? Tips for visa extension ✅

Visa expiring soon? Tips for visa extension ✅

Is your student visa expiring on 15 March? The clock is ticking, so don’t leave it to the last minute and ...
VETASSESS: Employment Length Calculation Change

VETASSESS: Employment Length Calculation Change

Employment Length Calculation VETASSESS has announced recent changes to the calculation of employment length. From 14 February 2019, VETASSESS will consider the ...

Northern Territory: DAMA as a new PR pathway ✅

UPDATES ON DAMA PROGRAM IN  NORTHERN TERRITORY Last week, Northern Territory has announced updates on its DAMA program (so-called ‘concessioned ...
South Australia & Queensland: Occupation Lists Updated!

South Australia & Queensland: Occupation Lists Updated!

Here are some recent updates on state sponsorship occupation lists. South Australia The state government has recently updated the state ...
Orana: The new destination for skilled workers?

Orana: The new destination for skilled workers?

Another door is opening soon for semi-skilled or low-skilled workers to get an employer-sponsored visa to Australia! Following Northern Territory ...
The end of doggy employment sponsorship coming soon?

The end of doggy employment sponsorship coming soon?

Is this an end of doggy employment sponsorships? The Department of Home Affairs will exchange data with the Australian Taxation ...
Upcoming Immigration Changes in 2019

Upcoming Immigration Changes in 2019

Australian Visas: New Changes in 2019 1. Partner visas take a longer time to process.   According to the latest news ...
Changes to WA state sponsorship (Graduate stream)

Changes to WA state sponsorship (Graduate stream)

It seems things are getting worse for those who are studying accounting. Many doors to PR have been closed since ...
New Pathway to Australian PR!

New Pathway to Australian PR!

Door Opens for Permanent Migration to Australia!   In a bid to distribute the migrant population outside Australia’s major cities such ...
Changes to VETASSESS skills assessment

Changes to VETASSESS skills assessment

  One of the most important documents you’ll need for skilled migration to Australia is a skills assessment! It is ...
ACT state sponsorship reopened!

ACT state sponsorship reopened!

Hooray! Closed for a few months, the ACT 190 nomination program has reopened to all applicants on 29 November 2018. ...
Free workshop: Need a new 457 (TSS) sponsor? 💼

Free workshop: Need a new 457 (TSS) sponsor? 💼

How to switch to a new 457 (or TSS) sponsor without losing the visa? How to find a new sponsor? ...
The hidden information in the Department of Home Affairs Annual Report 😲

The hidden information in the Department of Home Affairs Annual Report 😲

The Department of Home Affairs has recently released its 2017-18 Annual Report. We found something interesting and can’t wait to ...
New Graduate Stream for Western Australia State Sponsorship

New Graduate Stream for Western Australia State Sponsorship

Last Tuesday, the Western Australian Government (WA) announced a new state sponsorship policy for WA graduates. It launched a series of preferential ...
Skilling Australians Fund commencement

Skilling Australians Fund commencement

Migration Amendment (Skilling Australians Fund) Regulations 2018 came into effect on 12 August 2018. From 12th August, If Australian employers want ...
ACT State Sponsorship is changing… What’s next?

ACT State Sponsorship is changing… What’s next?

The ACT Government is undertaking a review of the State Sponsorship program to ensure the policy settings enable the program ...
Free info session: Which state is the easiest to get PR?

Free info session: Which state is the easiest to get PR?

FREE Info Session Date: 3pm, 26th Oct 2018, Friday Venue: 318 King St, Melbourne CBD RSVP via link or button ...
A SECRET PLAN TO CUT BACK ON MIGRANTS!

A SECRET PLAN TO CUT BACK ON MIGRANTS!

Peter ­Dutton proposed cutting the ­annual immigration intake by 20,000 last year but was knocked back. “I am not proposing ...

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