Upcoming Seminars and Webinars by Acacia Immigration

Stay up to date with the latest online webinars and seminars run by Acacia covering immigration and moving to Australia.

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Student Visa Webinar

Wed 21 Aug 2019: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM AEST

Thinking of studying in Australia? Not sure where to start with the visa process? Join us for our introduction to Student Visas webinar!

 We will look at the visa requirements, including:

  • Financial requirements and sources
  • Genuine Temporary Entrant
  • Visa conditions - work limitations
  • Extending your stay - further Student visas and pathways after study

 If you have been considering studies in Australia, or would like to extend your stay, this is the webinar for you. Register now.

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485 Visa Webinar

Thu 29 Aug 2019: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM AEST

The Graduate Temporary Subclass 485 visa is a temporary work visa which allows International Students to stay on in Australia after completing their studies. It is also a useful stepping stone on the way to Permanent Residence. In this webinar we will be discussing:

  • Subclass 485 Streams – Graduate Skilled and Post-Study Work
  • Australian Study Requirement 
  • Skills Assessments for the Graduate Work Stream
  • Validity period of visas
  • How to use your 485 visa to improve your chances of obtaining permanent residence

 If you are close to finishing your studies in Australia, this is an ideal time to think about your options to extend your stay in Australia as a Graduate.

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Skilled and Employer Sponsored Visa Changes Webinar

Thu 5 Sep 2019: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM AEST

Skilled Regional Provisional Visas

The new Skilled Regional Provisional visas will be available for application from 16 November 2019, replacing the 489 and the RSMS Direct Entry stream visas. Armed with the latest information from Immigration, our webinar will cover important topics including: 

  • New definition of ‘regional Australia’
  • Occupation lists and the new points test
  • Application requirements – migrants and employers
  • Pathways to permanent residency
  • Visa obligations and monitoring

These new visas offer some great opportunities to live and work in regional Australia, and for businesses in these areas to attract skilled workers. To discover more about these visas, register for our free webinar now.

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State Nomination Webinar

Thu 12 Sep 2019: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM AEST

State Nomination not only opens up more options for Skilled migration to Australia, it raises your score on the GSM points test and avoids the need to wait for a SkillSelect invitation round.

 We will discuss the trends, changes, and requirements for permanent and regional provisional nomination, including:

  • State Occupation Lists and Nomination requirements
  • Subclass 190 Skilled State Nominated permanent visa
  • Subclass 489 Skilled Regional Provisional visa - State Nominated stream
  • Expression of Interest
  • Ongoing obligations

 With State Nomination for the Subclass 489 visa closing on 10 September 2019, this is your last chance to learn about this visa pathway before it is replaced.

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SkillSelect Webinar

Thu 19 Sep 2019: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM AEST


If you are interested in applying for permanent residence through the points-tested General Skilled Migration category, you will first need to lodge an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect.

Obtaining an invitation through SkillSelect is the most challenging part of the application process for many people, as there is a high level of competition and the minimum scores actually needed are often higher than the base score (65 points).

Our webinar will explain:

  • How SkillSelect works - EOI, Invitations, State Sponsorship, selection process
  • Trends from recent invitation rounds
  • Ways to improve your chances of receiving an invitation

Presented by one of our expert Immigration Advisors, if you are considering migrating through the GSM pathways, this free webinar is well worth your time.

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Migration for IT Professionals Webinar

Thu 26 Sep 2019: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM AEST

Migration for IT Professionals

Due to booming technology needs, skilled IT professionals are highly sought after in Australia. This webinar will focus specifically on IT occupations and the range of temporary and permanent visa options available, along with:

  • Australian Computer Society – skill assessment requirements
  • Competition – SkillSelect and Pro-rata occupations
  • Expression of Interest – improving your chances of an invitation

If you are a studying IT or currently working as an IT professional, this webinar offers a fantastic introduction to your migration options in Australia.

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RSMS (Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme) Webinar

Thu 3 Oct 2019: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM AEST


The Subclass 187 Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa is an attractive permanent residence option for people who have a job offer in a regional area of Australia. However, the Direct Entry stream for this visa will close on 15 November 2019.

Our final webinar on the RSMS visa will discuss the requirements for Australian employers looking to secure skilled foreign workers, as well as employee requirements including:

  • Definition of 'regional Australia'
  • The broader range of occupations available for nomination
  • Regional Certifying Bodies and the certification process
  • Age, skill, work experience, and English language requirements
  • Cancellation provisions

Registration is required, but it is free. Join us today!

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Migration for Trade Occupations Webinar

Thu 10 Oct 2019: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM AEST

Migration for Trade Occupations

Looking to migrate to Australia based on your trade skills? Join us for an introduction to the temporary and permanent visa options for Tradespeople, with topics including:

  • Skill assessments – Trades Recognition Australia and RTOs
  • English language testing
  • The GSM points test
  • Mandatory licencing

Trades are in demand in Australia, but it can be complex to qualify for migration as a tradesperson. Start planning your migration goals with the right tools.

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Migration for Engineers Webinar

Thu 24 Oct 2019: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM AEST

Migration for Engineers

Ever wondered what is involved in migrating to Australia as an Engineer? Start yourself off with a short and free webinar covering the basics: 

  • Engineers Australia skill assessments – Accords and CDR
  • Engineer classifications – Professionals, Technologists and Technicians
  • English requirements – EA vs Immigration
  • SkillSelect – EOI, invitations, and pro-rata occupations

Civil, Mechanical, Electric, Agricultural and more, regardless of your speciality this is a great starting place for Engineers looking to migrate to Australia.

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Migration for Nurses Webinar

Thu 31 Oct 2019: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM AEST

Migration for Nurses

Focussing on migration for qualified Nurses, we will discuss the various visa options and pathways available, as well as application requirements including: 

  • Relevant qualifications
  • English language levels
  • Registration with AHPRA
  • Nursing specialisations and the occupation lists

With Nurses in demand in Australia, now is a great time to consider your migration options.

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Migration for Accountants Webinar

Thu 7 Nov 2019: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM AEST

Migration for Accountants

Calling all Accountants! If you're looking to calculate your skilled visa options, join us for a specially tailored webinar discussing:

  • Skill Assessments – CPAA, IPA, CAANZ
  • English language requirements – skill assessment vs Immigration
  • Competition – SkillSelect and Pro-rata occupations
  • Expression of Interest – improving your points score

Accountants are still needed in Australia, but with increased competition for SkillSelect invitations it has become more and more difficult to obtain a visa. Register now to find out how to improve your chances of success.

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TSS Employer Sponsorship Webinar

Thu 14 Nov 2019: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM AEST

TSS Visas

The Temporary Skill Shortage visa – or TSS for short – is an employer-sponsored visa designed to bring foreign workers to Australia to meet short and medium-long term skills shortages. While similar in purpose to the 457 visa, the TSS has a number of different requirements, which we will cover in our webinar:

  • Employer sponsorship – Actively and Lawfully operating
  • Nomination – Labour Market Testing and the Skilling Australians Fund
  • Visa – skill levels, work experience requirement, English
  • Occupation lists – short term (STSOL) and medium-long term (MLTSSL)
  • Limitations and pathways to PR

The TSS application process can be challenging, so join us for a great introduction to the requirements and pitfalls.

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Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) Webinar

Thu 21 Nov 2019: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM AEST


With invitations for Skilled Independent and State Sponsored visas in high demand, and the high level of competition driving up points score requirements, migrants (especially those currently in Australia) are now looking to employer-sponsored visa options.  Join us to learn about the permanent Employer Nomination Scheme (SC186) visa, including: 

  • Occupation lists - what occupations can be nominated
  • Caveats - additional requirements for certain occupations
  • Age, skill, work experience, and English language requirements
  • Available exemptions
  • Demonstrating a genuine need for the position 
  • Training levies for employers

This short webinar will provide a great introduction to the ENS visa for employees and applicants alike.

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Resident Return Visa & Australian Citizenship Webinar

Thu 28 Nov 2019: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM AEST

Citizenship and RRV

Australian Citizenship

Obtaining Australian citizenship is a dream for many people. Once you are a citizen, you have unrestricted travel rights, can vote in Australia, and have no limitations on the jobs you can apply for.

The most common pathway for migrants is to apply for Citizenship by Conferral. This webinar will explore the eligibility requirements including:

  • Residence requirements
  • Including dependent children
  • Proving your identity
  • Character issues

Australia does allow for dual citizenship, so find out today how you can become an Aussie!

Resident Return Visas

Did you know your permanent visa doesn't last forever? You can stay in Australia indefinitely, but if you want to travel overseas after 5 years you will need another visa. Our webinar will outline how to 'extend' or 'renew' your PR by applying for a Resident Return Visa (RRV), including the residence requirements and evidencing ties to Australia.

Don't get caught out - check your visa and then watch our FREE webinar before you travel overseas.

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