UMBA Australia blog

Welcome to our Blog. Here you can find useful and up to date information and discussions on immigration and visas, work and study in Australia and anything else about Australia.

NEWSFLASH!!! 3rd year for Working Holiday Makers

Great NEWS!!! From 1st July 2019  the maximum number of ‘working holiday maker’ visas that a person may hold in Australia will be increased. You can now hold not two but three visas if you meet additional work requirements. The reason for the changes is to Read More …

Major Changes in the Immigration System

There have been changes in the occupation lists. Five Legislative Instruments were registered on Sunday 10 March 2019 and commenced on the 11 March 2019. New occupations were added to the occupation lists for General Skilled Migration scheme, Employer Nomination scheme, Temporary Skill Shortage visa, Read More …

2017-2018 Department’s of Home Affairs annual report

Permanent visa outcomes

12% decrease overall in the number of permanent migration program numbers in the last financial year
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Scholarship anyone?

Want to come to Australia and get a scholarship to study English? Read More …

Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482). How is it different from the old subclass 457 visa?

Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482). How is it different from the old subclass 457 visa Read More …

Have your say to the proposed changes to the STSOL list

Have your say to the proposed changes to the STSOL list
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How Migrants Contribute to the Australian Economy

The skilled migration program is one of Australia’s greatest success stories and growth in migrant income over time indicates that migrants are successfully integrating into the Australian community. Read More …

The most in demand jobs and skills in Australia

Jobs most in demand in 2016 in Australia:
1.Skilled trades
2.Engineers
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NSW Department of Industry – Skilled and Business Migration has announced its nomination criteria for Entrepreneur Visas.

NSW Department of Industry – Skilled and Business Migration has announced its nomination criteria for Entrepreneur Visas.

To be eligible for NSW nomination for the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa (subclass 188) – Entrepreneur stream, applicants must:
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Study in Australia

We are proud to say that over the years we have partnered up with a large number of reputable Australian education providers. We are able to offer you a standalone course or bundle it up with other courses or. You can study a certificate, a diploma, a bachelor or a masters degree. Read More …