COVID19 - Financial Assistance for Australian Overseas

If you are currently overseas and unable to return to Australia due to restrictions on COVID-19 and are currently experiencing financial hardship, you might be entitled for financial assistance from the Australian Government. 


Covid-19 Update - For International Students

A message to International Students from the Study Melbourne Student Centre:

What to do if you have symptoms or a positive result

Your doctor or the clinic / test site where you were tested will contact you by phone or SMS to tell you your results, regardless if it is positive or negative. If you have symptoms, you must return home immediately after the test and remain in self-isolation until you receive your test result. If separate quarantine accommodation is necessary, this is free and at no cost to you. 


NSW to open for the 491 visa

NSW Treasury will begin accepting for NSW nomination for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) on Monday 15 June 2020. 

NSW Treasury will stop accepting applications at 5pm Tuesday 23 June 2020.

Applications will be assessed by the end of the financial year; Tuesday 30 June 2020. 


INZ information for Employers of Temporary Migrants

Changing visa conditions for employees in NZ

If you provided an essential business or service at Alert Level 4, you can apply for a short-term change inwork visa conditions on behalf of your employees. This short term Variation of Conditions ends at 11.59PM,Wednesday, 24 June. After this, the conditions set out inthe original visa – including the role, employer and hoursof work or study – apply.


Changes in JRP Application Process

Job Ready Program (JRP) Applications

From 11 June 2020, TRA is streamlining the way applications and documents are submitted to Trades Recognition Service (TRA)for all steps of the JRP. 

  • Step 1: Provisional Skills Assessment
  • Step 2: Job Ready Employment
  • Step 3: Job Ready Workplace Assessment
  • Step 4: Job Ready Final Assessment