Month: July 2015

457 Visa in this financial Year

From the 1st of July 2015 the following has altered for the 457 visa: The skilled Occupations List (SOL) has had the following categories removed: Urban and regional Planner 232611 Dental specialist 252311 Dentist 252312 These occupations do remain on the consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL), and as such they remain valid options for state or employer sponsorship. The following...

Brake Pads, Sydney

Why replace brake pads? Obviously the most common reason for getting new brake pads is to replace older, worn pads. This is simply part of the ongoing cost of maintaining a car. Worn brake pads affect the performance of your vehicle; accidents are far more costly than regular maintenance. When a car goes from worn old brake pads to new pads the difference in performance is quite noticeable, often...

Things to do in Sydney

You can spend a day just walking the sights. Sydney is a large city if you include the outer suburbs, and there is a lot to see out there. But the CBD can be browsed in a day’s travel. You can start at Circular Quay and see The Rocks, the Opera House, and the Harbour Bridge. The Botanic gardens are near hare, and worth a fair amount of time. You can walk from here or catch a train to Town Hall...

IELTS

There are several tests used to assess an immigrants English language skills. IELTS is the most common one used in Australia. It has four components: speaking, listening, reading and writing. Unlike TOEFL, which tests some of these areas in combination, the IELTS test does not use computer assessment; it is all either handwritten or spoken directly to an assessor. IELTS is run in two streams, an...