30 August 2017

Australia's New Migration Rule Changes & IELTS and PTE Score Changes

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joining us today this video is going to be about a little bit on the migration rules that have been changed and you know we have Hannibal from tennis migration thank you so much for joining us so the million dollar question and I'm sure that's on everyone's mind who is watching what are the changes that we need to be aware of yeah thanks for asking the major change occurred on the 1st of July we had a few changes historically on the 1st of July Australian financial year we tend to see those changes so from the Department of Immigration tends to adjust fees at that time in line with Australian financial year so that we did see a fee increase on the 1st of July additionally we also saw some changes to the eligible skilled occupation list so we saw 12 occupations being removed from that list and further to that we also saw a change in the age criteria for skilled migration applicants that are seeking to apply for skilled migration it's good migration being subclass 189 the skooled independent visa so class 190 the skilled nominated visa and a subclass Florentino the skilled region of these ok so one of the major reasons that you

know they'd have a drastic change was the 457 right so we know that you know we've seen the news where it says that it's going to be abolished and replaced with something called a temporary skill-shot visa so could you enlighten us a little bit about you know what are the changes on that yes certainly well the changes haven't been implemented yet so although they were announced slightly just before the 1st of July they have been announced to be implemented on in March 2018 so it's a matter of watch this space at the at the moment but the changes to relate as you indicated to the soon-to-be-released tss visa mm-hmm and also missile a medium to long term shortage list visa the TSS phaser and marking call it that that's a two-year visa and it's reflective of the short-term occupation list and the medium to long term visa is a four-year visa and it's reflective of a the medium to long term occupation list now though is a again that hasn't been implemented due to be implemented in March 2018 those that are that those of you that may be the holder of a subclass 457 that is perhaps valid

beyond March 2018 would still be valid however if you are seeking to transit from a skill the skill subclass for 5-7 days into a skilled migration visa and it's probably wise and prudent that you look at seeking advice for registered migration agent or migration lawyer right so as you were mentioning right so the Weiser changes are happening in two phases we have some rules that have been implemented from the 1st of July 2017 and you know some that are going to be done from March 2018 on do it so can you tell us what are the what are the rules that have been implemented from July 2017 yes certainly so we've got as I indicated the the changes relate to there's a change with regards to the age criteria for the skilled migration program for skilled migrants that are entertaining subclass 189 190 and for 8 9 so that's been reduced from 50 to 45 up to the age of 45 additionally to that we we have also seen some changes with regards to the transition from 4 5 7 to employ a nomination scheme and regional sponsored migration scheme right so there has been there has been a change there with regards to English language requirements that I believe Jay has

touched on is that correct yet yeah so one these these changes have been have been implemented and are now in effect but again if there are any any concerns with regards to some of these changes or you're unsure then by all means we'd be happy to discuss that with the individual applicants yeah that that's definitely good so you know do we also need to be aware of any changes that are happening for you know the subclass 189 the subclass one nine zero you mentioned the age so is there anything else that possible applicants need to be a better oh no yeah the English criteria remains the same before that those particular subclasses of visas so again being briefing when yet was touched on with relation to that but some no major changes there apart from the English length at sorry apart from a rather the age criteria and also there has been a slight increase in fee as of the 1st of July all right anything else that you think possible applicants need to be aware of regarding you know the new rules that have been done the well really just to be wise and prudent with regards to the changes that have gone through those of you that are

thinking of applying for permanent residency or a visa a temporary residency visa or any type of visa relief for Australia to ensure that you seek the correct advice from the registered migration agent to ensure that they map out a pathway that's best suited for you with regards to migration definitely and you know on that note know if you could possibly tell our viewers you know how can they reach you at times migration there's certainly times migration has officers both in the United Kingdom in London and also in Melbourne we've also got an office in Adelaide and one in Queensland we have our offices based in South Melbourne and our website you can contact us via our website on www.mchcp.org contact us by email at info INF Oh at Tim's migration com sounds good just so you know for your information the link to attends migration is present in the description of this video so you can just click on the link and you can visit that website alright so thank you so much my pleasure and thank you so much for the information I'm sure a lot of them would have got a clearer perspective now my

pleasure thank you thank you so we have J what's up so you know so we heard Hannibal talking about all the migration requirements and the changes that have been done so we're hoping that you can help us out by giving us some information on the English language requirements and how what are the things that possible applicants need to be aware of sure sure so as Hannibal described for the four five seven visa you need a an equivalent IELTS five total with no less than four point five in any of the skills so you might get a seven in writing or something that's great but if you get a four in one of the other skills that will mean that you'll have to take the test again so what I want to do Abby is I want to talk about the levels and the definitions that the Australian government requires for English language requirements because there are five levels right first one's called functional English there's also vocational English there's competent English there's proficient English and then there is superior English so I think what people should do is they should

look at the immigration website or they could consult with Hannibal about which level they need for their particular visa so I want to go through each of these levels so functional English is an IELTS general or IELTS academic at least four point five within 12 months of your visa application it's the equivalent to a TOEFL IBT of a total of 32 again within 12 months of your visa application and it's the equivalent of a Pte academic of at least 30 in all skills within twelve months of your visa application vocational English is Niles general or academic at least five within three years of your visa application it's a TOEFL IBT for for listening for for reading fourteen for writing fourteen for speaking within three years of your visa application PT academic at least thirty six in each of the skills and also for this one it's an OE TB in each skill competent English is an IELTS general or IELTS academic at least six in all of the bands within three years of your application it's the equivalent to a TOEFL IBT 12 for listening 13 for reading 21 for writing 18 for speaking within three years of your application

also that's the equivalent of a Pte academic 50 and an OE t be in all skills there are two more let me impress on so there's proficient English which is an IELTS general or academic seven within three years of your application TOEFL IBT 24 for listening 24 for reading 27 for writing and 23 for speaking C equivalent of a PT academic 65 and an OE TB and the highest level of English that the English that the Australian Government recognises rather is superior English which is an IELTS general academic eight within three years of your application TOEFL IBT 28 for listening 29 for reading 30 for writing and 26 for speaking PT academic 79 and 80 straight A's okay so that's a lot of information it is and you know one thing that that ran to my mind when you were talking about this is they're like four or five different tests that anyone can take for you know an immigration school yeah so what do you think is the best test that you know anyone can give your we understand which is the right exam to take it's a good question it's a question that we get asked a lot of ET language because people want to know what's the easiest test to take which is

a probably the best way to look at this it's an obstacle that you need to get over and you should do it as quickly and as painlessly as possible so I've got a little list here of the pros and cons of each test we've ET language by the way our teachers have actually taken these tests so it's not secondhand experience it's a first-hand experience about what these tests are like to take IELTS let's start there because that's the most common popular test probably the biggest test so the pros of IELTS are that it has both general and academic which means that if you can take the IELTS general take the ions general instead of the academic why because it's easier their vocabulary is less common the tasks are a bit simpler and yes that'll make your life easier now the pro of the IELTS is there are many test centers and many test dates that's a good thing and I think the speaking in IELTS is relatively easy that brings me to the cons of IELTS which is that writing in IELTS writing it's tough if you're aiming for superior English like an IELTS eight to achieve that is well you need to be really good let's just say for that or you might

need help from into language comm the cons also for IELTS is it's inconvenient and what I mean by that it's it's a full day the speaking is often at a different time than the rest of the test it's also inconvenient because you have to use a pencil and you have to write an essay on a piece of paper it's it's yes there are other tests that are more convenient TOEFL IBT let's talk about the pros so first of all American accents make it easy and it's also not genuine English what I mean by that is the lectures that they are not real lectures from real lecture theatres they're produced in a studio so they're very clear okay TOEFL is a very sensible test it's not tricky some of the IELTS questions can be tricky like to the point where you sort of think oh my god what is this the TOEFL is also not overwhelming in that the reading sections and the listening sections are quite bite-sized and you just move through it systematically the cons of the TOEFL are that the dates test dates and not often available and also you'll have to check with it they actually offer the TOEFL close to you because in Australia at least there's

not many test centres also preparation provide preparation for the TOEFL is hard to find unless you go to e2 language comm and there's also no general TOEFL so it's academic English which means it's a bit harder PT academic is popular or becoming popular and I think for good reason I think it's a I think it's a good test the pros are that there are many different tasks there are 20 different tasks in the PT so instead of just doing one writing task for example there are there are five tasks that relate to your writing so if you do make a mistake in one it's not going to be the end of the world for example in fact writing is a bit easier in the Pte to get a higher score PT is extremely convenient you can book it online take your test and get your results within a few days yeah and it's computer-based so you get to type your essay instead of write with a pencil which suits a lot of younger people and also when you get your report card from the PT they give you your enabling skills which means that you can see where your deficiencies are which is really important whereas the other tests don't they just say you've got this in

speaking and you don't know why okay the cons of the PT that the speaking is tough particularly for Indian accents and non-native speakers non-native speakers yeah but some first languages that seem to be harder than others and South Asia seems to be a big one right there's no general so it's academic English and unlike the TOEFL and the IELTS the PT uses real English real lectures this they're fast they're hard to listen to yeah so you need some good preparation from us probably last one is the OE T this is for medical professionals so if you are a doctor a nurse a physiotherapist or one of the 12 different professions medical professions this test might suit you because it uses medical vocabulary and the writing task is to write a referral letter and the readings are about medical texts and the listening is about listening in a medical context the cons are that it's more expensive it's only held once a month and the reading and the writing a particularly tricky so if you need help by the way you should just come check out the website we can offer a one-on-one consultation right yeah yeah we definitely can do that so

you can check out the links there in the description of this video and you can always reach out to us for any questions I've even be more than happy to help you out absolutely yeah well thank you so much for joining us today and you know subscribe to our channels for more such videos