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ACS changes to IELTS requirement for Professional Year Program

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has made important changes to the 485 Temporary Graduate visa requirements.  Effective 18th April 2015, the following changes have been made to English language requirements;

  • an overall score of at least 6, with nothing below 5 in each of the four test components (speaking, reading, listening and writing) in an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test
  • a score of at least ‘B’ in each of the four test components (speaking, reading, listening and writing) of an Occupational English Test (OET)
  • a total score of at least 64, with nothing below 4 for listening, 4 for reading, 14 for writing and 14 for speaking, in a Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test (TOEFL iBT)
  • an overall score of at least 50 with nothing below 36 in each of the four test components (listening, reading, writing and speaking) in a Pearson Test of English Academic

an overall score of at least 169 with nothing below 154 in each of the four test components (listening, reading, writing and speaking) in a Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test taken on or after 1 January 2015.

Accordingly, ACS will now accept an IELTS score of 6, with no band below 5 (or the above equivalents) for entry into the ACS IT Professional Year Program, effective immediately. 

For more details or any esquires, please feel free to call us for booking appointment with our migration consultants for free consultation.

AES hotline: 03 9654 3409

AES address: level 4, 258 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne 3000

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GOOD NEWS!Changes to minimum English language test scores for subclasses 476 and 485

Commencing from 18 April 2015, Temporary Graduate Subclass 485 and Skilled – Recognised Graduate Subclass 476  applicants will be allowed a lower English language test score to enable these visas to be more responsive to Australia’s labour market conditions. This change will allow applicants to apply with an overall minimum English language score and a minimum score for each of the four English test components.

Minimum required overall test score and the minimum required scores for each of the test components:

English test Minimum

overall Score

Total overall score Minimum scores for English test components
Listening Reading Speaking Writing
IELTS 6 5 5 5 5
TOEFL iBT 64 4 4 14 14
PTE Academic 50 36 36 36 36
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken on or after 1 January 2015) 169 154 154 154 154

If you have any esquires, please contact us for free consultation : 03 9654 3409. Or make appointment with our migration or education consultants.

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INTRODUCING DEAKIN COLLEGE – Deakin and Navitas rebrand successful pathway college

Deakin University and leading education provider Navitas are pleased to announce plans to extend their long and successful partnership by renaming the pathway college, the Melbourne Institute of Business and Technology (MIBT), to Deakin College.


Via MIBT, Navitas has successfully collaborated with Deakin University since 1996, providing pathway courses for both domestic and international students. In that time more than 14,000 students have successfully progressed to degree programs at Deakin.


Deakin College will integrate more closely with the University to enable further growth of international and domestic enrolments across Deakin University campuses in Melbourne and Geelong.


The refreshed physical context and teaching and learning approaches of the College will reflect recent developments in teaching and learning, physical spaces, digital technologies and course offerings at the University.


The new College will also provide an improved student experience and superior student outcomes as well as reflecting the enhanced standing and reputation of the University.


Deakin University and Navitas will transition to operation of the renewed Deakin College from July 2015.

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Chinese Travellers visitor visa extended to three years with multiple entrie

Minister Andrew Robb has announced that approved Chinese travellers will now be able to apply for online visitor visas with three-year validity and multiple entries. This extension follows the introduction of three year, multiple entry Chinese business visas in 2014.

This follows the success for the online visitor visa pilot for Chinese visitors.Further information form the announcement is available here

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DIBP closed 27 April 2015; TIS National unaffected

The Department will be closed on 27 April 2015 as agreed in their Enterprise Bargaining Agreement.

The Translation and Interpreting Service (TIS National) will still operate as usual on this date.

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Studying Education in Australia

Studying the course of Education is always ignored by Chinese Students who plan to study in Australia. However, being a teacher has an awesome career path and migration benefit. Teacher is a nice occupation with high income, and there is a high demand of teacher every year.

There are a number of advantages for being a teacher in Australia:

1. Teachers are goverment staff, with high superannuation. in Australia, retired teacher have a quite nice life.

2. Short working hours, usually from 9 am to 3 pm. there are no over time for Australian teachers.

3. Long vacation. Teachers in Australia have 4 paid leaves every year.

4. High reputation.  all people respect teachers in Australia.


List of Education major in reputable Australian universities

Ranking  University Name 

1 University of Tasmania

2 Flinders University

3 University of Technology, Sydney

4 University of South Australia

5 Charles Sturt University

6 Australian Catholic University

7 University of Newcastle

8 Macquarie University

9 Deakin University

10 University of Canberra

11 University of Melbourne

12 University of Southern Queensland

13 Curtin University of Technology

14 Monash University

15 University of New England

16 Southern Cross University

17 Victoria University

18 Griffith University

19 University of New South Wales

20 University of Sydney

21 Charles Darwin University

22 James Cook University

23 University of Queensland

24 University of Wollongong

25 Queensland University of Technology

26 University of Adelaide

27 RMIT University

28 Edith Cowan University

29 Central Queensland University

30 La Trobe University

31 Murdoch University

32 University of Western Australia

33 University of the Sunshine Coast

34 Bond University


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The Opening Ceremony of Elite institute Hong Kong Carlton College

Elite institute acquired an over-14-year-history college in Hong Kong, and renamed it as Carlton College. We are so glad that lots of guests and friends from different places could join this ceremony and we could also share happiness together. AES Group has established for over ten years. We began from an office which was not over 100 feet in Melbourne, Australia, and now, our branches have spread to Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao and Australia. Meanwhile, we have expanded the business from handling registration procedures of overseas study and immigration to handling the certification of bachelor degree and qualified certificate. When we looked back, we were just like the other entrepreneurs, which had confronted lots of difficulties and tough decisions. However, we still insist on our original aims, the development of education can help our society to have a great progress. Thus, we believe that education can change our life. We can succeed because of the support from the students, the customers, the partners and our teammates.  “Your success is our success” is always our main purpose. We will continue to provide the best service to you. Also, we hope that you can continue to keep an eye on us, which can encourage us to do the contributions to the place where we live together!

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New Science Research Master’s for 2015 at Deakin University

We are excited to announce Deakin University’s newest degree program for students interested in pursuing postgraduate studies in engineering, IT and frontier sciences: the Master of Science (Research).

This new, two-year degree program offers a number of specialisations for students who want to be leaders and innovators in their fields. Deakin’s Master of Science (Research) will prepare your students for professional success or doctoral level studies.

Applying and entry requirements

The application process for Master of Science (Research) is simple: Just submit an application with the student’s specialisation clearly stated.

The entry requirements for the course are also simple: The student must have an undergraduate qualification in a related field with a cumulative average of 65% over their final year of undergraduate studies. English language requirements also apply.


The specialisations offered for the Master of Science (Research) are in cutting edge fields that are in demand in the global job market. Your students can choose from:


Information Technology:

Frontier sciences:

Sustainable Regional Development (from Trimester 2, 2015)

Deakin University official Website-


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Partner visa fee increases – 1 January 2015

Members are reminded Partner visa fees will increase on 1 January 2015. Where possible lodge as early as possible to allow for the disruptions that may occur if the ImmiAccount system becomes overloaded with last minute applications.

The MIA has made strong representations expressing deep concerns on the increases to the Minister and Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the Treasurer and the Department.

The new visa application charges:

Your Future Is Our Future!