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Changes to Skilled Occupation List 10 March 2019 There have been changes to the Skilled Occupation List as of 10 March 2019. Occupations added to the MLTSSL list which gives much greater opportunity for securing a Visa: Artistic Director (ANZSCO code 212111) Arts Administrator or Manager (ANZSCO code 139911) Biochemist (ANZSCO code 234513) Biotechnologist (ANZSCO code 234514) Botanist (ANZSCO code 234515) Chemist (ANZSCO code 234211) Conservator (ANZSCO code 234911) Dancer or Choreographer (ANZSCO code 211112) Economist (ANZSCO code 224311) Engineering Professionals nec (ANZSCO code 233999) Environmental Consultant (ANZSCO...

Finding jobs in Australia Finding a job in Australia is one of the biggest parts of your move if you are moving from overseas. Employers will have different expectations, but they most likely want migrants to be job ready. This includes: Having the right visa to allow you to workHave a moving date setHave the correct registrations and licenses required for your occupation. Australian visa types It’s important that you have the right visa to allow you to work in Australia and understand the...

Jobs and Visa Seminar - February 2019 We had our Jobs and Visa Seminar on Saturday 16th February, which was a sellout! At our Seminars we assist with visas, skills assessments, jobs and relocation services. It is definitely and opportunity you don't want to miss out on as you can speak to migration professionals one-on-one and also find out about employment opportunities for both Australia and New Zealand. Our next Jobs and Visa Seminar at the Down Under Centre London office will be on Saturday 27 April...

Changes to South Australia State Nominated Lists As of 11 February 2019, the following changes will take effect in the State Nominated Occupation List (SNOL) and the Supplementary Skilled List (SSL) for South Australia.   Occupations added to the State Nomination Occupations List (SNOL): 323299 Metal Fitters and Machinists nec 323313 Locksmith 351211 Butcher or Smallgoods Maker   These occupations are currently on the Supplementary List requiring 80 points, but will be available with 65 points. 149212 Customer Service Manager 234112 Agricultural Scientist 252711 Audiologist 254415 Registered Nurse (Critical...

Growing industries in Australia The Australian Government has released Australia's top 5 growing industries! The top industry for growing jobs is the Healthcare industry which is expected to add over 250,000 jobs in the next 5 years!   The Down Under Centre can assist you with visas, skills assessments, jobs and relocation services for Australia! We specialise in skills assessments for these industries and skilled, parent and partner visas.   For a free visa/skills assessment consultation, please call us on 0203 376 1555 or...

Finding work as a Tradie in Australia Australia is a destination country with great work perks and plenty of opportunities for most construction, engineering and electrical trades, but finding work as a Tradie in Australia can be difficult and frustrating. Wes Zandt, Founder of the Down Under Centre gives some great insight and tips on how to find work in Australia as a Tradie! Presenting yourself in the best possible way to future employers is crucial. Holding Australian qualifications show that you meet the Australian Industry Standards....

Designated Area Migration Agreement Visa for Australia DESIGNATED AREA MIGRATION AGREEMENT VISA FOR AUSTRALIA A new 5 year visa agreement has taken effect for Northern Territory and the Warrnambool region in Victoria.  Specific occupations have the chance to eventually gain Permanent Residency via a Designated Area Migration Agreement (DAMA). This new employer sponsored visa scheme aims to attract workers to these regions and address the particular skill shortages. https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/davidcoleman/Pages/new-agreement-to-help-victoria-great-south-coast-region.aspx https://minister.homeaffairs.gov.au/davidcoleman/Pages/nt-five-year-migration-agreement-begins.aspx...

AUD and NZD Quarterly Update - 28th December 2018 Check out the quarterly update on the Australian and New Zealand Dollar from our partners at Moneycorp. In this overview, we look into the key influences in the AUD and NZD; politics and ongoing trade tension. Click here for AUD and NZD Quarterly Update - 28th December 2018 Want to find out more about transferring your money over to Australia or New Zealand? Register with Moneycorp today  ...

Latest Currency News - 7th December 2018 Check out the latest currency news on the Australian and New Zealand dollar from our partners at Moneycorp   AUD: Any idea that the Aussie had turned a corner in the sentiment stakes was put to rest this week as it moved lower on a broad front. It held its own until Tuesday but then headed decisively south. The Aussie lost almost one US cent and it fell by nearly two against sterling. Its troubles were the result of a...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Australia FIVE THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT AUSTRALIA   Life Down Under is full of excitement; from interesting wildlife that can’t be found anywhere else in the world, slick city streets with plenty to see and do, to gorgeous beaches ready for you to try your hand at water sports. Our currency partners at Global Reach have highlighted five things you might not know about Australia and life Down Under.   A Room with a View It’s estimated that approximately 85% of Australia’s...

Weekly brief on the AUD/NZD - 23rd November 2018 Weekly brief on the AUD/NZD - 23rd November 2018   Both the Australian and New Zealand dollars have been having tough times recently. The Australian dollar made some gains this week on the US dollar as the US were going into the Thanksgiving holidays. It could not however, counter the rise of the British Pound or the Euro after the draft Brexit deal was agreed. Both the AUD and NZD gave been hit hard, one of those factors being the...

Shipping to New Zealand from the UK If you’re moving to New Zealand, you’ll of course be keen to ship your things at the cheapest cost possible but also be aware of all the quotes you receive as you could face more costs further down the line. Here is a guide where we’ll look at how to get the best value on your shipping to New Zealand. Check out this previous article from our partners at PSS International Removals to find out how much it costs to ship...

Buying property in Australia in 2018 Moving to Australia is a big dream for many people from the UK with the weather and relaxed way of life usually being a huge factor. However, another important part of the Aussie dream for many people is having a spacious house with a swimming pool. Having the ability to own your own pool as well as a property far larger than that of UK properties is a huge bonus! Australian homes are generally well known for being more spacious...

Best Jobs in Australia - Teaching, Nursing and Construction BEST JOBS IN AUSTRALIA According to the global jobs website, Indeed, the technology, healthcare, teaching and trades industry are the “best jobs in Australia” this 2018. There have been remarkable levels of growth over the past three years of well-paid roles being advertised which present great opportunities. Teachers came on top of the list. The average salary for a teacher in Australia is $93,723 AUD. Across Australia, skills shortages in healthcare continue to push up demand for workers, especially in...

5 Reasons Why Expats Love New Zealand Impressive waterfalls, glow-worm lit caves, volcanoes, glaciers, and stunning sandy beaches are just a few of the reasons why expats love New Zealand. This beautiful country has plenty to offer, and our currency partners Global Reach are highlighting why expats fall in love with the wonderful world of Down Under. A Warm Welcome The people in New Zealand are notoriously friendly and inviting, so it won’t be long before you’re settling in and making friends. You’ll always be able to ask for...

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Hear from Accent Health Recruitment Hear from Accent Health Recruitment Hear from Prudence Thomson from Accent Health Recruitment! Accent Health Recruitment specialises in permanent and contract placements of medical professionals throughout New Zealand. “Accent Health Recruitment have been working with Wes Zandt and the Down Under Centre for many years now and we find them as the ‘go to’ for webinars and networking. The webinars are hugely successful, and Wes Zandt provides amazing ways to meet migrants who are looking to move and work as health professionals...

Down Under Centre New Zealand Hear from Paul Goddard, the Director of Down Under Centre New Zealand   “I have worked with Wes Zandt, company director, and The Down Under Centre for over 5 years. I am always very selective when it comes to partnerships and the people who are the core of the business is what is important to me. Wes Zandt and the team share my ideals and ethos so that we put all our clients first and are here to help you...

Smart Teachers attending our monthly migration webinars! Smart Teachers attending our monthly migration webinars! Smart Teachers attend our monthly Australian Migration Webinars! Our webinars for Australia are on the first Tuesday of every month.  If you're a teacher and want to get through the challenge of moving to Australia to live by the beaches and change your lifestyle, Smart Teachers can help! This is a blog from Monet Hawkins, from Smart Teachers, who works with us at The Down Under Centre!    The Down Under Centre is...

Skilled Workers in Australia Skilled Workers in Australia Want to trade up? Are you a skilled trade worker dreaming of a new life Down Under? Our expert answers your top questions... If you’re a skilled worker working in the trades industry and dreaming of a new life Down Under then you’re in luck – your skills are needed! There are plenty of fantastic job opportunities available in Australia for trades such as carpenters, bricklayers, electrical, fitters and joiners, but where do you start, and...