Friday, 8 July 2016

 

Issue #1 July

 

TOP STORY

New simplified student visa system for students
 

ISSUES OF THIS MONTH

New simplified visa system for students now in place in Australia

 

New warning issued over migration scams in Australia

 

Queensland couple fights to keep 'son' in Australia

 

Eligible businesses can now apply to become a Trusted Trader

 

Available Jobs in Australia

 

New simplified visa system for students now in place in Australia

A new simplified student visa framework (SSVF) has been introduced in Australia, which has reduced the number of subclasses and simplified the visa framework.

The total number of student visa subclasses have gone down from eight to two, simplifying that system to one student visa and one student guardian visa. And there is now a single immigration risk framework for all international students.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection's First Assistant Secretary, Immigration and Citizenship Policy Division, David Wilden, said student visa settings are an important part of Australia's international education strategy.

'The value of our international education sector, Australia's third largest export industry and our largest services export, was estimated to exceed $19 billion in 2014/2015 and the recently released National Strategy for International Education acknowledges the Department's role in supporting international mobility through administration of the student visa programme,' he pointed out.

He explained that the SSVF will mean a broader, simpler and fairer framework for genuine international students and Australian education providers. 'A visa framework that is simpler to navigate and that provides a more targeted approach to immigration integrity will reduce red tape and improve productivity and international competitiveness,' he added.

Under the SSVF, students will no longer be subject to the complexity of the current process. Instead students will apply online for a single student visa subclass and be assessed under a single immigration risk framework.

Wilden also pointed out that online application is in line with the Department's policy to increase digital services and helps simplify the application process.

The single student visa (subclass 500) will be for all students, regardless of their course of study and comes with a global roll out of online visa lodgement to all international students. The Student Guardian visa (subclass 590) will be or those looking after students.

 
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New warning issued over migration scams in Australia

New warning issued over migration scams

Australia's Department of Immigration and Border Protection has issued a new warning about scams from criminals targeting visa applicants and holders.

Although there is no specific large scale scam that has been identified, the DIBP says that they are always out there and can take a variety of form including emails and telephone calls but also offers arriving by post.

A scam is an attempt to intentionally mislead people to steal money, property, or personal information, or to dishonestly obtain something else of value.

It is urging people applying for visas, citizenship and on the lookout for migration advice to be watchful for people who might give false or misleading information.

'We are aware that criminals around the world use scams about migration and visas as a way to steal money from people. Sometimes these criminals will use our name to make their story appear legitimate,' said a DIBP spokesman.

'It is your responsibility to be vigilant and careful to avoid scams. Keep yourself safe by knowing the current scams and trends. We have been made aware of a wave of scam phone calls currently taking place. The people making these phone calls are impersonating officers from the department or other government organisations,' the spokesman explained.

 

Queensland couple fights to keep 'son' in Australia

Queensland couple fight for visa

A Queensland couple are appealing to keep their toddler "son" in Australia after the Immigration Department knocked back his visa application.

According to the director of their childcare centre north of Brisbane, Craig and Karen Wells adopted the two-year-old boy known as "Cal" in Papua New Guinea and brought him back to Australia.

Since then Community Kids Deception Bay Child Care centre director Katie Voigt said he'd become a "much-loved" member of the community at the facility, north of Brisbane.

"This process has put a strain on the family physically, emotionally and financially," she wrote in a change.org petition that had gathered more than 1500 signatures by Tuesday morning.

"Despite their efforts the government have denied his right to a more permanent visa and the family are facing the little boy's deportation back to PNG if they don't get the immigration department to appeal the decision.

"If he is deported to PNG he will not have family to support him, his original family were trading him to another village when the couple intervened and offered to adopt him."

 
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Eligible businesses can now apply to become a Trusted Trader

Australian trusted trader

Australian Trusted Trader is a voluntary trade facilitation initiative. It recognises businesses with a secure supply chain and compliant trade practices, rewarding accredited businesses with a range of trade facilitation benefits.

Australian Trusted Trader is an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) programme. AEOs work to secure the international supply chain, while facilitating the movement of legitimate trade.

Benefits

Benefits to Trusted Traders include:

  • a dedicated Account Manager
  • priority trade services
  • differentiated and prioritised examinations
  • Mutual Recognition Arrangements.

Eligibility

Australian Trusted Trader is free to join and accreditation is available to all Australian businesses that are active in the international trade supply chain, and meet or exceed the required standards.

Eligibility requirements:

  • an Australian Business Number (ABN)
  • two years history of participation in international trade activities
  • the ability to demonstrate they are financially solvent.
 

Available Jobs in Australia

Jobs in Australia

Job2Go is a local recruitment company based in Adelaide, Queensland and Sydney, and has been providing staffing solutions and human resource services to small to large sized companies throughout Australia. We are hiring for the following positions.

Registered Pharmacist

We have a fantastic opportunity for a APHRA Registered Pharmacist to join our team at Bundaberg and Gladstone, QLD. Pharmacists applying need to have a positive attitude and are result-oriented. Flexibility to work weekends and public holidays on a rotating roster will also be a requirement of the role. Forward dispensing and counselling customers will also be a major part as well as assisting in the shop area. Must be willing to relocate.

Sous Chef

Qualified Sous chef needed in Brisbane region

  • Chefs must have at least a Certificate III in Commercial Cookery (or equivalent Chef trade qualifications)
  • Must have previous experience
  • Worked in a high-pressure environment
  • Someone who is goal oriented

Cooks

Qualified Cooks/Chefs for North Qld.

  • Willing to relocate is a must.
  • Excellent wages and conditions.
  • Immediate start for the right candidates.
  • Sponsorship available.

Tyre Fitter

Our client has an opportunity in the Brisbane region for a tyre fitter to commence immediately.

  • Previous tyre fitting experience required (passenger & truck)
  • Must have a driver's licence
  • Be prepared to assist with other duties
  • Visa sponsorship may be available
  • Attractive salary

Contact Job2Go on 1300 562246. If you are interested in any of these positions, please send your resume to jobs@job2go.org

Alternatively you can check our website for further details www.job2go.org

 
 

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