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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

Australian Government Increases the Amount of Regional Migration Visas The Australian government announced in March 2019 that it would be reducing the permanent migration cap from 190,000 to 160,000 places nationwide with 23,000 visa places dedicated to regional locations. However, after the 124% growth in granted regional visas in the first quarter of 2019, the…

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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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8 Australian PR visas you need to know about

IELTS — February 26th, 2019

Do you want to come to Australia? Or apply to live here permanently? You’ll need Australian Permanent Residency. We've listed 8 Australian PR visas you could apply for. Check the requirements here.

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What is Australia’s points system for immigration?

IELTS — February 13th, 2019

If you’re thinking of migrating to Australia as a Permanent Resident (PR), you may come seen points-based visas. These visas require you to meet certain skill requirements. We’ll explain what this is and how it works.

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5 tips to claim superior English for your Points Test Visa

IELTS — January 29th, 2019

Some Australian Permanent Resident (PR) visas are points-based. You can claim points if you have competent, proficient or superior English. Read our our 5 tips for getting extra points for migration.

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8 easy steps to get your Australian Student Visa

IELTS — January 22nd, 2019

Applying for an Australian Student Visa (subclass 500) can be tricky. In 8 steps, we’ll explain how you can apply, what you need to do, and how you can meet the English language requirements. Everything you need to know for first time application success. Read more 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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