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Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa: Subclass 491

IELTS — March 31st, 2020

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa: Subclass 491 by IELTS — March 31st, 2020 Australia is a prosperous western nation with a great standard of living and relatively high domestic income. People from around the world choose to live in Australia for many reasons, with the Visa Subclass 491 providing an opportunity to live, work, and…

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IELTS for Lawyers

IELTS — March 10th, 2020

Taking IELTS if you are a lawyer? If you are a lawyer outside Australia and you want to migrate to Australia and practice law here, you must have your qualification assessed. Sometimes you need to take an IELTS test. Check the updated requirements for 2020 here.

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Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa: Subclass 489

IELTS — March 3rd, 2020

Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa: Subclass 489 Australia is a popular destination for people who are looking to start a new life. The high standard of living, relatively high wages, and fantastic work opportunities draw thousands of people each year. There are various avenues available to new migrants, including the Skilled Regional subclass 489 visa, or…

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Skilled Independent Visa: Subclass 189

IELTS — February 11th, 2020

Know more about IELTS and Australia's popular Skilled Independent Visa: Subclass 189. We'll tell you how this visa works and what the English language requirements are. Read more here.

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Student Visa: Subclass 500

IELTS — January 10th, 2020

Student Visa: Subclass 500 Since the early 2000’s, the number of international students enrolled in Australian universities has been steadily increasing, proving Australia to be a popular destination and a great place to study. If you’re interested in moving to Australia to begin or further your studies, we’ve compiled everything you need to know about…

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IELTS reappointed as a language test trusted by the UK government for visas

IELTS — December 17th, 2019

IELTS reappointed as a language test trusted by the UK government for visas This week, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) announced IELTS, the world’s most trusted language test, will continue to be accepted for UK visas that require applicants to demonstrate their English. Following a tender process, IELTS was reappointed as an official test provider…

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Australian Government Increases the Amount of Regional Migration Visas

IELTS — November 20th, 2019

The latest news on Australian migration changes. Get to know the recent government changes to Australia’s regional migration plan and how it may affect you. Read more here.

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Regional vs City: Where you should study in Australia

IELTS — November 20th, 2019

Regional vs City: Where you should study in Australia Want to move to Australia to study? Read more about whether you’ll be more suited to study in the bustling major cities or in regional areas. With warm summer breezes and sandy beaches, Australia has continuously proved itself to be a popular country for studying abroad.…

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What is the difference between 491 vs 489 visa?

IELTS — August 23rd, 2019

Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa replaces the 489 Visa (Skilled Regional) in November 2019. What are the benefits for you? The visa is now valid for five years. You can claim more points. And, access to more eligible occupations. Let's have a look at the difference between 491 vs 489 visa.

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Does using AI eliminate bias? MIT doesn’t think so.

IELTS — June 5th, 2019

Researchers from MIT –the top university in the world– found that Artificial Intelligence, is biased. So, what does it mean when machines that are testing your English language ability are unfair? Read it here.

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IELTS Australia invites all test takers and English students to practice their English by writing a blog for publication. Would you like to participate? You can by emailing us a blog post about learning English and studying in Australia, or your experience living in Australia. Don’t forget to tell us a little about yourself!

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