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Medicare On A Visa

Medicare for Visa Holders If you’re applying for an Australian visa, you’re probably wondering what your healthcare entitlements are. Australia has an excellent public health system, but not all visa holders are covered by Medicare. Some people are required to purchase private health insurance and maintain coverage during their time in Australia. Once you become a permanent resident or Australian citizen you are entitled to free access. Until then, it’s a little more complicated. Reciprocal Healthcare Agreements Australia has reciprocal healthcare arrangements in place with some countries. This means that visitors or visa holders from these places may be able to […]


Sponsoring a Sports Coach on a 408 Visa


  Every year we hear from dozens of clubs and academies wanting to sponsor sports coaches from overseas. The increasing popularity of sports like tennis, badminton and gymnastics means home-grown coaches are often in short supply and club owners have no choice but to seek talent from outside of Australia in order to meet demand for classes, competitions and tuition. Is it hard to sponsor a sports coach? Whether you want to sponsor a tennis coach or a gymnastics coach, certain criteria must be met. The club or academy must meet requirements and the nominee must have the skills or […]


Your Guide to English Language Testing for Australian Visas

Depending on your nationality and the type of visa you plan to apply for, you may be required to demonstrate your English language ability by taking a test. English language testing is a terrifying prospect for many visa applicants, but don’t fret, with preparation and perseverance most people can get over the line. It’s not as bad as you think! A number of English language tests are accepted by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. International English Language Testing System (otherwise known as IELTS) Occupational English Test (OET) Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT) Pearson […]


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