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What is the difference between 491 vs 489 visa?

IELTS Australasia — 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 Australasia — 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 Australasia — 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 Australasia — 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 Australasia — 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 Australasia — 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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Australian place names commonly mispronounced

IELTS Australasia — August 8th, 2018

Some Australian city names are hard to say. From Moombooldool to Wangkatjungka: Check out these hard to pronounce Australian place names here.

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Understanding the Aussie slang

IELTS Australasia — March 14th, 2018

We've asked a few new Aussies to share their favourite Australian slang with us. Anything from "bogan" to "arvo" and "Woop Woop" will be explained in this funny article. Read-up on your Aussie slang here.

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IELTS for native English speakers – some tips to get a top score

IELTS Australasia — January 21st, 2019

Even if you speak English fluently, it’s important to spend a bit of time preparing for your IELTS test so you don’t face any unpleasant surprises on the day of your test. We’ll share some IELTS tips and the marking criteria with you.

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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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