Since the Subclass 457 has been repealed and been replaced with the Subclass 482, changes on the English language test requirements for the TSS visa commenced on 18 March 2018. Below are the changes and exemptions:
Applicants who are passport holders of (Canada, New Zealand, Ireland, United Kingdom & United Sates) and a citizen of Australia.
Applicants who completed 5 years in full-time study in a secondary or higher education level where the instruction are in English.
Applicants who are nominated by an SBS sponsor for an occupation that will be performed at a diplomatic or consular mission of another country or an Office of Authorities of Taiwan located in Australia.
Applicants who were nominated in an occupation that requires occupational licensing, registration or membership to perform the duties and was required to show proficiency in English
Applicants who are employed by a company operating an established business overseas and nominated by an SBS sponsor of that company or an associated entity of that company and who is paid at least $96,400 pa.
Applicants must achieve the test results required in a single attempt on the test day.
Applicants who are providing evidence of the test should make sure that it's not more than 3 years old. IELTS, OET, TOEFL, PTE & CAE (Are the approved English language test.)
For the TSS Short term stream visa - The required test scores remains the same. Although, the TOEFL dropped by 1 points the overall band requirement is from 36 to 35.
For TSS Medium term stream visa - All the approved English language tests increased. IELTS (at least 5.0 in each test component), OET (at least B for each test component), TOEFL (at least 35 overall and at least 4 in each test component), PTE (at least 36 in each test component) & CAE (at least 154 in each test component)
Spring is here! In about a month, we’ll start to see the first wave of shorebird migrants pass through the British Columbia coast as they head north to their breeding grounds in the Arctic. They’ll also begin moulting into their breeding colours, like this Dunlin which I photographed in April a few years ago.
Este magnífico ejemplo de la arquitectura italianizante del Litoral fue levantado por los residentes de ese origen, quienes habían fundado la Sociedad de Socorros Mutuos en 1863:
SOCIEDAD ITALIANA DE SOCORROS MUTUOS
Ubicación: Congreso de 1816 y 9 de Julio, Victoria, Entre Ríos
Años: 1876; 2013 (restauración)
Autores: Arq. Luiggi Sessarengo (proyecto); Angel B. Balbi (modificaciones)
There are few minor changes for visa holders for Subclasses 186 and 187. You must meet the age, skills and English language requirements specified for the stream of visa that you are applying for, unless you are exempt from these requirements. This only applies to applications made on or after 18 March 2018, unless transitional arrangements apply.Below are the exemptions:
Subclass 186 Direct Entry (Skills exemption)
University tutors ANZSCO 242111 - Skills and Employment history are required
Subclass 444 or 461 visa holders who have been working for 2 years in their nominated position and employer prior to application for a Subclass 186 visa.
Subclass 187 Direct Entry (Age exemption)
Medical Practitioners who are nominated for positions in regional Australia are no longer exempt for age requirement.
Subclass 186 or 187 Temporary Transition Stream (Age exemption)
Subclass 457 or 482 visas holders who've been paid the Hi Income Threshold are only required to work and get paid that income for three years instead of four years.
Medical practitioners who are immediately employed for at least three years prior to application for the Subclass 186 or 187 on a Subclass 457 or 482. Medical practitioners who were employed for two years in those three years in regional Australia and the nominated position is located in regional Australia.
If the nominated occupation is made before 18 March 2018
If a Subclass 186 or 187 visa application was made before 18 march 2018.
If a Subclass 186 or 187 visa application was made before, on or after, 18 March 2018.
If the related nomination was made before 18 March 2018
Exemptions for the 45 age limit:
If a person at the time of application have not turned 50
If a person held or had applied for a Subclass 457 visa that was subsequently granted on 18 April 2017.