New Migrant Support in Australia.
Most new migrants are aware that there is a TWO YEAR exclusion period to be able to claim Social Security Benefits in Australia.
However, there are some other Programs available to New Migrants that can be claimed.
Adult Migrant English Program.
This is a program to provide free English language courses to help you settle in Australia.
This provides up to 510 hours of free English language education, over up to 5 years.
Some Temporary Visa Holders are eligible for this program, including Partner (Provisional) (Class UF) and
Partner (Temporary) (Class UK).
Skills for Education and Employment.
This is a program to help develop speaking, reading, writing or basic maths skills to improve your employment prospects.
Requirements for this program include eligibility for various Australian Government Benefits, but also includes a migrant serving the 104 week newly arrived residents waiting period for income support payments
Some Visa Applicants might find an Experienced Australian Migration Agent of great assistance.