Are you dreaming of calling Australia your forever home? Imagine the golden beaches, vibrant cities, and diverse culture all becoming a permanent part of your life. If you're an international student seeking to make Australia your permanent residence, you're in the right place. 🏖️🦘
🚀 Get Ready to Explore Your Path to PR
Embarking on the journey to become a permanent resident in Australia is pretty exciting. While we're not Australian Migration Agents, we're here to provide you with valuable insights and suggestions on how to make this dream a reality. Our goal is to guide you towards the right study path that aligns with your aspirations. Remember, it's always best to consult with professionals for personalised advice. Book an appointment now with our Registered Migration Agent.
Now, let's dive into your pathway to permanency! 🌟
How to obtain permanent residence in Australia?
To apply for the Australian Permanent Residence Permit there are several ways, but before we start, we would like to remind you that we are not dedicated Migration Agents, so any doubt you may have in relation to the skilled visa or the sponsor, we recommend you to consult with a professional (as mentioned above, you can book an appointment with one directly from our website). Nobody better than a registered agent or an immigration lawyer to help you with the process. You should also check the official Australian immigration website, to find out if your chosen career path is on the list.
One thing we can help you with is to advise you on what courses will give you the points you need to apply for residency in Australia.
Getting Closer to PR with your Education🏫📚
Your education journey in Australia is more than just acquiring knowledge; it's a stepping stone towards permanent residency. To get the your Permanent Residence (PR) after holding a student visa, you have two main paths:
Sponsorship by an Employer🤝🏢: Companies can sponsor you for PR through various visa options like Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS), Regional Sponsored Skilled Migration Scheme (RSMS), and more. This route involves proving your worth and dedication to an Australian employer.
General Skilled Migration Program🔧: This program is a gateway to PR for skilled workers. Visa options include Subclass 189, Subclass 190, Subclass 489, Subclass 887, Graduate Temporary Subclass 485, and Recognised Graduate Subclass 476. Each comes with its requirements and benefits.
Within these pathways, there's a multitude of visa types, making the process diverse and flexible, but also quite complex. Let's break down the options. 💼📝
Your Passport to PR: Occupations in Demand 📊💼
To qualify for any of these visas, your studies and profession must align with those on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). Keep in mind that these lists can change annually based on Australia's needs. 📜🇦🇺
Wondering what to study for PR?
Here are the top-demanding professions that often lead to sponsorship or skilled visa eligibility:
1. Engineers and Architects🔩🏗️:
Engineering and architecture fields are usually PR-friendly, with a vast range of specialisations on the demand list. If you already have experience in the field, your chances of getting a sponsor or applying for a skilled visa will be higher.
However, if you have studied engineering, but have no previous experience, we recommend you to go for a master's degree. You will have to invest in your studies, but it is one of the safest ways to go.
You can also study an engineering or architecture course that will allow you to earn points towards permanent residency in Australia. Some course examples are:
- Diploma of Engineering - Technical + Diploma of Civil Construction Design
- Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering
- Diploma of Engineering - Technical
- Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology- Electrical
- Certificate IV in Engineering
- Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade
- Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Trade (Fitting and Turning)
2. Health Professions💉⚕️:
From nursing to psychology, healthcare fields are in constant demand in Australia and is well paid. A master's or relevant courses can help you secure those precious PR points:
- Diploma of Anaesthetic Technology
- Diploma of Laboratory Technology
- Diploma of Dental Technology
- Certificate III in Dental Assisting
- Diploma of Nursing
- Certificate III in Individual Support
- Diploma of Community Services
- Diploma of Mental Health
3. Trades and Skills🔌🔧:
Electricians, carpenters, mechanics, plumbing, air conditioning installation and repair, wall painting, construction, lift mechanics,and more are valued skills. There are plenty of VET and TAFE courses that offer a straightforward path to job markets:
- Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Overhauling
- Certificate IV in Automotive Performance Enhancement
- Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
- Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology
- Certificate III in Painting and Decorating
- Certificate III in Carpentry
4. Hospitality and Culinary Arts🍔🍳:
Australia's food scene is thriving, making culinary professions like chefs and cooks a great choice. Some courses that can be a good start for this pathway are:
- Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery
- Certificate III in Commercial Cookery
- Diploma in Hospitality Manager
5. IT and Communication🖥️💻:
Tech-savvy roles are in high demand, including IT professionals, programmers, and web designers. Some courses for this field are:
- Diploma of Information Technology Networking
- Certificate III in Information, Digital Media and Technology
- Diploma of Information Technology Networking
- Certificate IV in Digital Media and Interactive Games
- Certificate IV Information Technology Support
- Certificate IV Web Based Technologies
Accountants are often in demand and can study a VET course for certification. Just be aware that this profession's is not always on the lists, make sure to check before!
- Diploma of Accounting
- Certificate IV in Accounting
- Certificate IV in Bookkeeping
- Certificate III in Accounts Administration
7. Graphic Design and Audiovisuals🎨🎬:
This creative field has become a recent addition to the skilled visa list. Courses in graphic design, communication, and more can be your ticket to PR.
- Certificate IV in Graphic Design
- Diploma in Graphic Design
- Diploma of Film
- Diploma of Communication and Creative Industries
- Diploma of Visual Arts
- Diploma of 3D Animation
Teachers are highly regarded in Australia. Consider VET courses or even a master's to teach in secondary schools.
- Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
- Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
- Certificate III in Education Support
- Certificate IV in Education Support
While not on the MLTSSL, it's on the STSOL, meaning sponsorship is possible. VET courses can open doors in this dynamic field.
- Diploma of Marketing and Communication
- Certificate IV in Marketing and Communication
- Diploma of Social Media Marketing
More Than Studies: Essential Considerations 🤔📅
While the right courses are crucial, other factors play into obtaining PR:
- CRICOS Approval🏆🎓: Choose CRICOS-approved courses for government-recognised quality.
- Duration Matters📆🕰️: Opt for a two-year full-time course for post-study work and PR eligibility.
- Timely PR Application📝📅: Apply for PR within six months of completing your studies.
- Government Requirements📝🇦🇺: Meet qualifications, English proficiency, assessments, and ANZCO job descriptions.
We're here to guide you on the best course choices for your PR aspirations. Our team specialises in student visas and is your go-to for informed decisions. 🤝🔍
Your Australian dream is within reach. 🇦🇺🌟 Don't hesitate to ask us for advice – we're dedicated to your success! 💼🌈