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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?

IDP 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.

IDP 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

IDP 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?

IDP 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

IDP 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.