International students hailing from various corners of the world find Australia a very attractive country to settle in. The largely applauded Australian features that amount to such excitement among migrants worldwide are the stable and open economy, attractive career choices and compensation, highly rated infrastructure, multicultural society and rather unmissable landscapes.
Australia offers an impressive life style that many international students aspire to achieve. Learn more about the student visa here! International students aiming to study, work and live in Australia post their studies should possess an Australia Student Visa to come and study in Australia.
After 2 years of studies in Australian universities or a college offering higher education, an international student could apply for an Australian post study work visas under subclass 485. An Australian post study work visa may issued for varied time periods depending on your qualification. The Tourist visas and Working Holiday Visas allow the visitors to study in Australia for a short duration, but they don’t lead to residency and PR in Australia.
The permanent residency pathway in Australia opens-up to the international students when they satisfy the eligibility criteria of being nominated by the employer or they can apply through general skilled migration program. If applying through General Skilled Migration, the applicant must get positively assessed for the skills by an authorised assessor and nominate the corresponding occupation from the occupations list. An important thing to note here is, your study area and your nominated occupation must match with each other and should be in the long term occupation list released by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Please note is the occupations list changes every year according to the needs of the economy and labour market.