Friday, April 27, 2012
Puan değişiklikleri test vasıflı göçmen vizesi olan bu reformlar dahil yaşamak ve işveren sponsorluk olmadan Avustralya'da çalışmak isteyen göçmenler için.
Fazla bilgi burada DIAC Blog.
AIEC QUEST Avustralya Eğitim Merkezi.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Simplifying eligibility requirements, the changes include the introduction of three new points tested skilled migration visas:
- Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa
- Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa
- Skilled Regional Sponsored (subclass 489) (provisional) visa.
If you want to apply for one of the three new points tested skilled migration visas you will still need to:
- nominate a skilled occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list
- be under 50 years old
- have competent English skills.
AIEC QUEST Australian International Education Centre.
Friday, April 20, 2012
International Education Marketing Central Eastern Europe Turkey - SWOT Market Analysis
New higher education visa system and plans for roll out to TAFE, some private providers, and indirect benefits for VET and ELICOS.
Degrees in private colleges and TAFE, plus credit transfer & pathways, with not just lower fees but less onerous payment policies e.g. term payments.
Part time hospitality etc. work opportunities for international students, independent of slowdown in mainstream economy, especially Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
More house and flat rentals available with less demand at lower rates due to softening market and significant slowdown in population growth/NOM (i.e. international students, long term travellers, temp workers and their dependents, and related impacts for which politicians and media are only now appearing to understand......).
High AUD, negative perceptions toward international education and subjective decisions made by visa officers ascertaining whether candidates are both Genuine Students GS and Genuine Temporary Entrants GTE for fear of immigration risk (although legal)
Neither effective (digital) marketing of positive visa changes nor study in Australia, by national and state bodies, accordingly any positive message will be left to agents and student "word of mouth" i.e. impact seen in 2013?
Preference for expensive physical promotional events (Canadian universities complained recently in Istanbul of fair with too many walk ins from street and "fishing" for scholarships i.e. waste of time and money). Same fairs that Austrade "partners with" and encourages Australian institutions to participate in.....
"Sexed up" or "window dressed" statistics from DEEWR Austrade Turkey whereby all enrolments of students both offshore/onshore are included, cumulative over several years i.e. same students can be counted several times, cancellations apparently also included; to become meaningless for analysis. What appears to be around 1500 maybe more like 500 new commencements from offshore annually?
Turkey AL2 for VET, Bulgaria (?!) becoming AL1 for all sectors, much more significant interest from Croatia, Slovenia, Hungary, Serbia, Greece and Romania due to economic situation and future in CEE (plus Iran via AIEC networks but visas problematic).
The "Asian Century" whereby more in Turkey understand the importance of Asia due to recent high level visit by their PM and ministers (as opposed to the traditional focus upon the US or EU)
AIEC strategy has moved onto communicating directly to specific faculty in private institutions in Turkey (and Central Europe), and doing same for subscribing partners, potential for 2+2, ELICOS, "gap year", VET career training etc., i.e. shorter periods of study.
This is complemented by digital marketing both organic (tweaking and modifying marketing blogs) and paid campaigns via Facebook for all partners in selected markets.
AIEC via Turkish partner now uses Inlingua Language Centre in Istanbul as physical contact point (if needed). This branch is on the European side in Taksim in high traffic area, while the Asian side branch has 300+ "middle class" students.
Turkey affected by slowdown in the EU, its major trading partner, like CEE economies are already, unemployment up to 10%.
Negative perceptions toward Australia remain regarding visa and immigration changes in past 4 years.
Traditional destinations e.g. USA has reasserted itself, while UK, Canada, EU, Malta and Eastern Europe remain strong due to proximity, price advantage and perceived ease of gaining visas.
Digital Maketing & Consulting:
AIEC has standing offer for digital marketing in CEE & Turkey, with direct promotion to, and liaison with, private universities/institutions careers centres and faculty.
AIEC has already commenced promotion to and liaison with tourism & hospitality, film/tv & related in Turkey, to be followed by private high schools, business, health/medical, engineering, IT and specific partner requests (will also replicate in CEE).
2011 digital focussed upon marketing blogs in various languages including subscribing partners starting with institutional profile blogs, which will continue to be adapted for SEO, i.e. being found via Google searches.
2012 digital marketing will focus upon Facebook campaigns both generic and for individual
partners in Turkey, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Greece, UK and where partners find interest emerging via Google Analytics.
For example, a two day Facebook campaign in Turkey has potential reach of 22 million 18-30
year olds, 750,000 impressions/views, 500+ click throughs, at minimum very effective branding
without requiring physical presence.
Annual subscription fees will increase significantly i.e. 50% taking into account footprint or digital presence created plus market intelligence and social capital acquired by AIEC.
AIEC QUEST Australian International Education Centre Budapest & Istanbul.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Üniversite öğrencileri için yeni ekspres vize sistemi, başladı
TAFE öğrenciler ve bazı özel okullar için de aynı sistem, daha sonra yıl içinde başlayacak.
AIEC QUEST Avustralya Uluslararası Eğitim Merkezi.
Today’s Council of Australian Governments meeting agreed to bring forward the implementation of the “revised framework for low immigration risk providers”, giving some colleges access to “streamlined” student visa assessments from the second half of this year...
.....The new approach means international students seeking visas to study at colleges deemed low-risk will be treated as coming from ‘level 1 risk assessment’ countries. This vastly reduces their waiting time for visas, and scales back onerous requirements to prove that they have plenty of money to cover their expenses in Australia.
Navitas welcomes commitment to expanded student visa streamlining.
Leading global education provider Navitas has welcomed plans announced today by federal and state governments to expedite the expansion of streamlined student visa arrangements for low risk education providers.
Announced following today's Council of Australian Governments (COAG) meeting this measure will allow low immigration risk providers, including Tafe's and some private providers, to utilize streamlined student visa assessment processes introduced for universities in late March.
This measure will significantly improve the visa application process for international students seeking to study in Australia, reducing the cost and time taken to secure a visa.
"This is a very welcome move by COAG and should help to improve the global competitiveness of Australia's third largest export sector," said Rod Jones, CEO of Navitas.
"Of course the devil will be in the detail and we will look forward to engaging with
Government as they implement visa streamlining across the sector." he said.
Monday, April 2, 2012
Migration slows along with boat arrivals. Last year's political posturing and grandstanding over boat arrivals may not have been one of the most edifying episodes in Australian history. But, as deterrent strategies go, it turns out the strategy of thinly veiled racism and hostility towards asylum seekers was a remarkably successful one.....
....But Australians have always had a hard time keeping the asylum seeker issue in perspective.
When surveyed by Essential Media in 2010, a third of Australians thought boat arrivals account for 10 per cent plus of Australia's total immigration intake. A further third ''didn't know'' and the rest guessed, more accurately, the boat arrival share at less than 5 per cent.
For all the political scaremongering, most immigrants arrive on business visas, student visas and on family reunion visas.
Of total population growth each year, about half comes from natural increases - births minus deaths - and about half from net overseas migration - inbound immigration minus permanent departures.
Immigrants bring the skills needed to fill shortages and fuel economic growth. They also put pressure on urban infrastructure and housing.
But if the population debate has slipped somewhat off the radar, there's a reason: immigration has slowed dramatically in recent years......
It's my kind of town, say 666,000 new Melburnians. MELBOURNE has added 666,000 new residents - equivalent to a third of a Brisbane - in a decade of growth that has outpaced anything any Australian city has seen before.
THE Gillard government is to make it easier for American workers to fill skill shortages in Australia's mining and construction sectors. In a move aimed at taking advantage of high North American jobless rates, US workers in licensed occupations, such as electricians and plumbers, will have their qualifications assessed before they leave for Australia, meaning they can be granted immediate access to provisional Australian licences on arrival.
Foreign students say some Australian universities are dumb. SOME Australian university courses are like being "back in grade 2", the head of an international students group has said. Council of International Students Australia president Arfa Noor told an education conference the country would not attract the best and brightest from overseas until universities lifted their game.
'Asian Century' leads to influx of Chinese tourists. CHINESE tourists are visiting Australia in record numbers, helping offset a fall in travellers from traditional western markets such as the UK. The number of visitors from China grew by 17 per cent over the past year, jumping an even greater 27 per cent during January for Chinese New Year celebrations.
Tourism Australia said the latest Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show an industry in transition, with a significant shift away from the "far world'' towards the "near world'' during what is being touted as the "Asian Century''.
Changes to Australian Student Visa System from Knight Review. The majority of the stage two Knight Review changes commenced on 24 and 26 March 2012. This includes streamlined visa processing for certain university applicants from 24 March 2012. Other stage two Knight Review changes are proposed to commence later in 2012 and in early 2013.
AIEC QUEST Australian International Education Centre.