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Changing lives

In 2008 we founded Bravo Migration because we had a vision, a vision such that we still hold dear and that guides everything we do: to offer innovative solutions to advance the lives of everyone we deal with, our clients, staff and associates.

I believe that you cannot advance in life without change, without choosing to change more specifically and if your change requires you to move to another country, where you think you will be happier, then we’re here for you.

Last week we held workshops in South America for the first time since Bravo started operations in Brazil. We had presented seminars in Brazil before, under the Bravo banner. I still remember all my trips to Brazil and Peru, speaking about General Skilled Migration 10 years ago, sometimes to rooms with 300, 400, even 500 people.

Back then not many people knew about the Australian General Skilled Program and I often got asked if it was real, as it sounded too good to be true. I had to tell people over and over that yes, Australia was seeking skilled migrants and that yes, if you qualified the Australian government would give you a visa to move here and you could change your life.

Now the media cannot stop talking about the program, and many times I see incorrect information published everywhere in blogs and other places, but it’s great to see that people finally understood the possibilities that Australia offers.

Organising Workshops in Sao Paulo and Rio last week had a different taste however: we wanted something more interactive and intimate, where the people attending could have a chance to ask questions, where we could discuss their cases and really add value.

The seminar format is great, but we wanted to do something different. It was a success. We only had 25 places at each workshop and they were both fully booked in 72 hours, with another 25 people in each workshop expressing interest in attending if there was a place. So watch this space as we will have another one very soon!

We have always offered services to people who are not in Australia from our Sydney office, but as myself and Michel, the founders of Bravo, were both born in Brazil, I have to admit it feels great to be able to offer our services to people there. The more lives we can change, the better.

We have obtained visa approvals for thousands of people – I have been registered with the Department of Immigration in Australia for 11 years – and I have to say, I never get tired of telling someone their visa was approved.

We want to make that phone call to thousands of people more. Hopefully one day I will be calling you!

Check out some photos of the workshops in SP and Rio below, and thanks to those who participated, your feedback was amazing!


Sao Paulo


Rio de Janeiro


Rio de Janeiro


Rio de Janeiro

Erica Carneiro
Co-Founder, Director and Registered Migration Agent 0532487

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NEW SOL (Skilled Occupation List) Starting July 2016


The Department of Immigration has published the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) for the next financial year.

The financial year in Australia starts on the 1st July.

Breaking News


The occupations of Accountants and Chef will remain on the list for another year, and we know this is going to make a lot of people happy.

IT Professionals will also be happy as all IT occupations that were on the list have been kept on. That includes ICT Business Analysts, Systems Analysts, Analyst Programmers, Developer Programmers, Software Engineers and Computer Networks and Systems Engineers also remain.

Most Engineers have also been kept on the list, with the exception of Mining Engineers and Petroleum Engineers, which were removed from the list. We believe this reflects the end of the “mining boom” and what the government thinks will happen to those industries in the next few years.

Also gone from the list are the technical Dental occupations of Dental Hygienist, Dental Prosthetist, Dental Technician and Dental Therapist.

The Department of Immigration has also removed Occupational Health & Safety Adviser, Metallurgist and Environmental Health Officer from the list.

New additions to the list this year include: Audiologists, Orthotists/Prothetists and Panelbeaters.

BE CAREFUL: there is a lot of confusion between the SOL and the CSOL.

The Department of Immigration released both, but the list used to apply for the most sought-after visa, the Permanent Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189, is the SOL, and not the CSOL.

The CSOL is used to apply for the Permanent Skilled State-Nomination Visa Subclass 190 (if your occupation is also on a State or Territory list) and visas within the Employer Nomination Program, such as the Sponsorship Work Visa (if you have a job offer from an Australian employer).

Check the entire SOL below:


Construction Project Manager 133111
Project Builder 133112
Engineering Manager 133211
Production Manager (Mining) 133513
Child Care Centre Manager 134111
Medical Administrator 134211
Nursing Clinical Director 134212
Primary Health Organisation Manager 134213
Welfare Centre Manager 134214
Accountant (General) 221111
Management Accountant 221112
Taxation Accountant 221113
External Auditor 221213
Internal Auditor 221214
Actuary 224111
Land Economist 224511
Valuer 224512
Ship's Engineer 231212
Ship's Master 231213
Ship's Officer 231214
Architect 232111
Landscape Architect 232112
Cartographer 232213
Other Spatial Scientist 232214
Surveyor 232212
Chemical Engineer 233111
Materials Engineer 233112
Civil Engineer 233211
Geotechnical Engineer 233212
Quantity Surveyor 233213
Structural Engineer 233214
Transport Engineer 233215
Electrical Engineer 233311
Electronics Engineer 233411
Industrial Engineer 233511
Mechanical Engineer 233512
Production or Plant Engineer 233513
Aeronautical Engineer 233911
Agricultural Engineer 233912
Biomedical Engineer 233913
Engineering Technologist 233914
Environmental Engineer 233915
Naval Architect 233916
Agricultural Consultant 234111
Agricultural Scientist 234112
Forester 234113
Medical Laboratory Scientist 234611
Veterinarian 234711
Physicist (Medical Physicist only) 234914
Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher 241111
Secondary School Teacher 241411
Special Needs Teacher 241511
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired 241512
Teacher of the Sight Impaired 241513
Special Education Teachers (nec) 241599
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer 251211
Medical Radiation Therapist 251212
Nuclear Medicine Technologist 251213
Sonographer 251214
Optometrist 251411
Orthotist or Prosthetist 251912
Chiropractor 252111
Osteopath 252112
Occupational Therapist 252411
Physiotherapist 252511
Podiatrist 252611
Audiologist 252711
Speech Pathologist 252712
General Practitioner 253111
Anaesthetist 253211
Specialist Physician (General Medicine) 253311
Cardiologist 253312
Clinical Haematologist 253313
Medical Oncologist 253314
Endocrinologist 253315
Gastroenterologist 253316
Intensive Care Specialist 253317
Neurologist 253318
Paediatrician 253321
Renal Medicine Specialist 253322
Rheumatologist 253323
Thoracic Medicine Specialist 253324
Specialist Physicians (nec) 253399
Psychiatrist 253411
Surgeon (General) 253511
Cardiothoracic Surgeon 253512
Neurosurgeon 253513
Orthopaedic Surgeon 253514
Otorhinolaryngologist 253515
Paediatric Surgeon 253516
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon 253517
Urologist 253518
Vascular Surgeon 253521
Dermatologist 253911
Emergency Medicine Specialist 253912
Obstetrician & Gynaecologist 253913
Ophthalmologist 253914
Pathologist 253915
Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist 253917
Radiation Oncologist 253918
Medical Practitioners (nec) 253999
Midwife 254111
Nurse Practitioner 254411
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 254412
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health) 254413
Registered Nurse (Community Health) 254414
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) 254415
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) 254416
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation) 254417
Registered Nurse (Medical) 254418
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 254421
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 254422
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 254423
Registered Nurse (Surgical) 254424
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) 254425
Registered Nurses (nec) 254499
ICT business Analyst 261111
Systems Analyst 261112
Analyst Programmer 261311
Developer Programmer 261312
Software Engineer 261313
Computer Network & Systems Engineer 263111
Telecommunications Engineer 263311
Telecommunications Network Engineer 263312
Barrister 271111
Solicitor 271311
Clinical Psychologist 272311
Educational Psychologist 272312
Organisational Psychologist 272313
Psychotherapist 272314
Psychologists (nec) 272399
Social Worker 272511
Civil Engineering Draftsperson 312211
Civil Engineering Technician 312212
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson 312311
Electrical Engineering Technician 312312
Radio Communications Technician 313211
Telecommunications Field Engineer 313212
Telecommunications Network Planner 313213
Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist 313214
Automotive Electrician 321111
Motor Mechanic (General) 321211
Diesel Motor Mechanic 321212
Motorcycle Mechanic 321213
Small Engine Mechanic 321214
Sheetmetal Trades Worker 322211
Metal Fabricator 322311
Pressure Welder 322312
Welder (First Class) 322313
Fitter (General) 323211
Fitter & Turner 323212
Fitter-Welder 323213
Metal Machinist (First Class) 323214
Locksmith 323313
Panelbeater 324111
Bricklayer 331111
Stonemason 331112
Carpenter & Joiner 331211
Carpenter 331212
Joiner 331213
Painting trades workers 332211
Glazier 333111
Fibrous Plasterer 333211
Solid Plasterer 333212
Wall & Floor Tiler 333411
Plumber (General) 334111
Airconditioning & Mechanical Services Plumber 334112
Drainer 334113
Gasfitter 334114
Roof plumber 334115
Electrician (General) 341111
Electrician (Special Class) 341112
Lift Mechanic 341113
Airconditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic 342111
Electrical Linesworker 342211
Technical Cable Jointer 342212
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker 342313
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General) 342314
Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class) 342315
Chef *** 351311
Cabinetmaker 394111
Boat Builder & Repairer 399111
Shipwright 399112


Contact Bravo Migration to check if you are eligible for any visas within the General Skilled Migration Program.

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All about the PTE

PTESince the Department of Immigration started accepting other forms of English Language evidencing (as in, tests) for all visa and migration applications for Australia recently, there is one test in particular making waves among visa applicants and prospective migrants: the PTE Academic.

We have seen clients who had been struggling with scoring the minimum required on IELTS, obtain what they needed on PTE after one or two tries. The results overall for everyone have been better, the results are received faster, and there are a lot of happy people out there, all due to the PTE.

But what is this exam anyway and should you also give it a try?

PTE stands for Pearson Language Tests and there are a couple of versions of the test:
• PTE Academic,
• PTE General (formerly London Tests of English),
• PTE Young Learners (formerly London Tests of English for Children)

If you are applying for a visa to Australia and you are required to take an English exam, the one you need to take is the PTE Academic. The careful as this is the requirement from the Department of Immigration only. If you need to do a Skills Assessment as part of your visa application, you may need to take other types of PTE or even other types of exams altogether as the Skills Assessment authorities are organisations completely separated from the Department of Immigration.

The PTE is part of the Pearson PLC group, which is, according to Wikipedia, “a British multinational publishing and education company headquartered in London. It is the largest education company and the largest book publisher in the world.”

And it seems that they are about to experience growth again, as thousands of applicants for Australian visas rush to sit for this exam.

The test is computer- based meaning that you will take the test in a computer. It covers the normal 4 components of Reading, Listening, Writing and Speaking, but interestingly, you will take the Writing and Speaking components together. The whole test takes 3 hours.

You will not have a human examiner in the same manner as the IELTS exam and being marked by a computer reduces time in obtaining results, which are ready faster than results for the IELTS exam.

Scores are from 10 to a maximum of 90 and the score you need to achieve will depend on the type of visa that you are applying for.

A quick search on the PTE website shows that at the moment of writing there are 10 Testing Centres in Australia:
- Navitas English Test Centres, in Sydney and in Brisbane
- Educational Enterprises Australia in Adelaide
- Pearson Professional Centres in Melbourne an in Sydney
- PLT at Cliftons in Melbourne and in Sydney
- RMIT in Melbourne as well
- USQ in Toowoomba
- Central Institute of Technology in Perth

The PTE costs AUD$330.00 (same as IELTS!!!)

Erica Carneiro
Co-Founder, Director and Registered Migration Agent 0532487

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