The links below cover news and updates on migration, immigration and education in Australia, as reported in September 2015.
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September 2015 migration news
What’s Covered in this Article?
18. IT Jobs market
20. The New MBA
- 1 1. Jobs in regional NSW
- 2 2. Some Australian skilled visas affected
- 3 3. Australia entrepreneurship visa
- 4 4. Melbourne education city
- 5 5. Latest Australian Universities Rankings
- 6 6. Job situation – good or bad?
- 7 7. Some skilled occupations quota reached
- 8 8. Work and Holiday visa arrangement between Australia and China
- 9 9. Here is a list of some top ranking Australian Universities
- 10 10. Is this the best time to study in Australia?
- 11 11. IELTS English language test update
- 12 12. Careers in science teaching
- 13 13. Choice of an International student
- 14 14. Education partnership
- 15 15. Student visa cancellation
- 16 16. South Australia State Nomination points
- 17 17. India, Australia education ties
- 18 18. IT Jobs market
- 19 19. More skilled migrants needed
- 20 20. The New MBA
Regional NSW gained an additional 30,400 jobs in the 12 months to August, continuing NSW’s lead as the state with the strongest jobs growth for its regional areas.
More jobs were created in regional NSW than in the regions of all of the other states and territories combined, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics data.
NSW had the only regional area of Australia to increase overall employment in the year to August and at 2.6%, also outstripped Sydney’s jobs growth which was 2.2%.
The figures showed the strongest job gains were in the Illawarra, which grew by 10,100 jobs, the Mid North Coast (7,400 jobs) and Richmond-Tweed (7,300 jobs).
The Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection has stopped processing some skilled visa classes, after announcing it would do so earlier this year.
The “cap and cease” announcement affected people overseas who had applied for permanent skilled migration to Australia under three visa subclasses: subclass 175 (Skilled Independent), subclass 176 (Skilled Sponsored) and subclass 475 (Skilled Regional Sponsored).
Visas for entrepreneurs: Labor unveils plans to lure ‘smartest minds on the planet’ to Australia
Chinese backed commercial venture, Australian Education City could make Melbourne home to a vast hi-tech education hub housing more than 80,000 international and local students in a 1.5 million-square-metre city campus.
Australia has five universities in the world’s top 50 in the latest QS World University Rankings with the Australian National University (ANU) returning to the global top 20.
Australia is creating jobs, just not high paying ones
The sectors of professional services, healthcare, accommodation and food services and admin services created the most jobs.
Job losses across the sectors were focused in retail, agriculture, finance and insurance and mining.
Quota reached for Marketing Specialist and Human Resources Advisor skilled occupations
International students welcome falls in dollar making it ‘best time to study in Australia’
The cost of tuition fees, student accommodation, food and travel expenses had traditionally made the decision to study abroad a considerable strain for many students, or for parents financing their offspring’s study.
But a devaluation of the Australian dollar against major currencies was a great relief for international students at educational institutions across Australia.
The written components of IELTS will now be assessed by independent contractors.
IELTS examiners may lose jobs as marking goes online. A decision by student services giant IDP Education to mark part of the IELTS English language tests online will force many current examiners out of work.
The University of Canberra (UC) and the Australian National University (ANU) have joined forces in a unique collaboration to help students kick-start their careers in science teaching.
For the first time, starting from 2016, the two universities will offer a vertical double degree for science teaching, combining a Bachelor of Science (BSc) from ANU with a Master of Teaching (MTeach) from UC.
International students tend to choose high-cost courses when they come to Australia, opting for prestige over value for money, according to a new study from the Grattan Institute.
The University of Canberra and global education services provider Navitas launch partnership to operate UC College
Australian Immigration authorities have cancelled almost 11,000 visas of non-genuine students in the year ending June, an increase of more than a third compared with the previous corresponding period.
Increase in High Point Category Score for South Australia State Nominations
Due to high demand, Immigration South Australia has decided to raise the requirement for the point score in this category from 80 points to 85 points. This new points requirement for this policy will come into effect on the 22 September 2015 and all high point applications submitted from that date will need to meet the new requirement.
In addition, applicants will be able to access additional occupations (special conditions and Supplementary Skilled List) if they have 85 points in SkillSelect (including state nomination points).
For more information please visit the South Australia sponsorship webpage http://www.migration.sa.gov.au/news-events/news-releases/1843
Recognition of VET by India is a big step for Indian students
The recognition of Australian pathways and foundation courses in the vocational education & training (VET) sector by India is a big step for Indian students who choose to return to work in India or take up further studies.
The providers of VET in Australia include TAFE institutes, adult and community education providers and agricultural colleges as well as private providers, community organisations, industry skill centres, and commercial and enterprise training providers.
Australian IT graduates face stiff competition in the jobs market.
Australian information technology graduates face a pincer movement in the labour market, outflanked by skilled migrants on one hand and offshore contractors on the other.
Push for a new skilled migration program for economic upliftment of South Australia
Independent Senator Nick Xenophon has brought his push for a new skilled migration program to boost economically challenged areas to his home state, saying it would lift South Australia out of its economic “doldrums”.
Senator Xenophon said independent Tasmanian senator Jackie Lambie would co-sponsor the bill.
Tasmania and South Australia are lagging behind all other states with population growth.
UTS Business School has launched Australia’s first MBA expressly designed for entrepreneurs seeking to fill gaps in their business skills.
The MBA entrepreneurship (MBAe), beginning in 2016, comprises three graduate certificates covering specific skills in areas such as corporate structures, intellectual property, commercialisation and new venture funding
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