1. Nurses Demand in South Australia

2. Western Australia State Sponsorship

3. Best Courses in Australia

4. International Students stick to Visa Conditions

5. Accountant Jobs Australia

6. Partner Visa Australia

7. Skillselect Program

8. Study in Australia

9. MBA Sydney

10. University Rankings Adelaide, Sydney

11. UTS Scholarship

12. Future Career Options

1. Nurses Demand South Australia (Adelaide)

Enrolled Nurse occupation status and and SA State Sponsorship Availability  has changed on SA State Nomination List (SNOL) – the status of Enrolled Nurse has been Downgraded to ‘Special Conditions Apply’ – effectively restricting sponsorship to SA Graduates.

Review the following websites:

The Immigration SA website:
The State Nomination Occupation List (SNOL):
The eligibility requirement for SA state sponsorship:


2. Western Australia(Perth) – New State Sponsorship Criteria to be Released in March 2014

The new criteria for WA State nomination is expected to be released on 1 March 2014.
Western Australia has advised that until the new criteria are released, the current  2012-13 criteria will remain in place.
Western Australia has also advised that as long as you receive an invitation to apply for State Nomination before the release of the new criteria in March, your application will not be affected.

For latest WA Migration updates visit:

3. Best Courses in Australia

Open Universities Australia Top 10 trending courses shows teaching is the most popular career choice

Top 10 trending courses in 2014

Bachelor of Education (Primary)
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)
Bachelor of Behavioural Studies (Psychology)
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Accounting
Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art and Visual Culture)
Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Bachelor of Communication
Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management)

4. International Students stick to Visa Conditions

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) has started monitoring international students who enter Australia on a streamlined visa to study at university, but upon arrival switch to studying at cheaper, private colleges. If a student is found to be abusing the streamlined visa system, they risk having their visa cancelled and may have to return home to apply for a new visa.

5. Tip: Remember to update your EOI in SkillSelect when your circumstances change. SkillSelect will automatically take the changes into account and if appropriate update your ranking and points score. See

6. Accountancy Skill Australia – Demand Supply gap

According to reports there are too many unemployable accounting graduates and the profession should be struck off Australia’s priority list for skilled migrants, the federal Employment Department says. "Vacancy levels are now at their lowest since the (job index) began in 2006 and there is no sign of an upturn," the department says in a submission to this year’s review of the skilled occupation list.

7. No easy Australian Permanent Migration (PR)?

Marriage scams uncovered amid crackdown on partner visa fraud.
Each year, thousands migrate to Australia using partner visas, but the government is cracking down on those abusing the system.
Some of the cancelled visas were exposed as fake relationships, but most involved people with permanent or temporary visas who were outside Australia.
The highest number of partner visa applicants are from China, the UK and India, and the number is also increasing among students.

According to data based on Immigration Minister’s Report and Analysis by Migration Agent Australia the following were some reasons for Visa cancellations:
– Incorrect information and or bogus documents.
– On character related grounds.

8. Skillselect Program and Australia’s Economic Needs

The Australian Government runs a program called SkillSelect, which based on the nation’s economic needs decides who can apply for skilled migration, when they can apply, and in what numbers.
Basically its a program to have foreign skilled workers at the national level to fill gaps in the domestic labour market, particularly in regional areas.

9. Australia’s Popularity among International Students

The latest figures show a 7 per cent increase in the total number of overseas student visa lodgements.

China remains Australia’s largest source of applications, followed by India and Vietnam.

The Australian Immigration Department says minor increases were also noted for Brazil, Nepal and Pakistan.

The Department of Immigration says in the September quarter there were almost 350,000 international student visa holders in Australia.

10.  MBA in Sydney

The full-time MBA Program offered by the Australian Graduate School of Management at UNSW has been recognised as the leading program in Australia in the Financial Times (UK) 2014 ranking of the top 100 MBA programs globally.

Visit the UNSW MBA Webpage :

11. UniSA (Adelaide) Ranking

According to QS World University Rankings, The University of South Australia (UniSA) is in the top 50 universities under 50

Visit UniSA Website:

12. Top University in Sydney?

Sydney’s Macquarie University has been placed equal 9th among the 25 most international universities in the world by the UK’s Times Higher Education.
The top 25 list includes many famous names including the universities of Cambridge and Oxford, Imperial College London, National University of Singapore and the highly prestigious Nanyang Technological University.

Visit Macquarie University Website:

13. Best Education Australia in Sydney?

University of Technology Sydney (UTS) has been ranked first in Australia and 20th in the world among "young" universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, announced recently.
Meanwhile, UTS has been named among the top 25 most international universities by Times Higher Education

Visit UTS Website:

14. Scholarships at University of Technology, Sydney

The Dr Chau Chak Wing Scholarship program offers Australian and Chinese students with unique international educational, professional and personal opportunities. Starting in 2014, the program aims to build relationships between China and Australia by providing financial support to Australian and Chinese students.

These exciting scholarships are aimed at Chinese students enrolling to study abroad or full award coursework programs at UTS, and to Australian students enrolled at UTS undertaking short term or study abroad programs in China.

For more info contact:

UTS Scholarships Office
Phone: +61 2 9514 2527

15. Popular Career Options Australia

Careers in paramedicine, policing, criminology, physiotherapy, podiatry, nursing and teaching are some of the popular choices this year, as the University of Western Sydney makes 12,020 uni offers to students in 2014.

Visit UWS website:

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