Education, and in particular the provision of education to overseas students is a massive part of the Australian economy. In 2019 international education contributed $37.6 billion to the Australian economy. It is said to support 240,000 jobs in Australia.
The Australian government is committed to supporting this vital sector of the economy.
At Endeavour Migration we tend to focus on particular elements of the student visa sector. In a very competitive skilled migration environment, we see these as genuinely of value to individual applicants who may be able to access pathways to permanent residency. We don’t generally assist those seeking to study vocational (except for the vocational pathway) or undergraduate visas. If you seek honest advice on your student visa options we are happy to refer you to our trusted Education agent colleagues.
Studying the right trade or vocational course can significantly increase your chances of obtaining an Australian skilled working visa.
The range of trade and vocational courses is wide.
The trade courses currently include; Carpentry, Boat Building, Car Mechanic, Commercial Cookery, Heavy Diesel Mechanic, Solid Plastering, Bricklaying, Wall and Floor Tiling, Electrical Instrumentation, Car Body Repair, Automotive Electrician, Cabinet Making and Joinery, Painting and Decorating.
The Vocational courses currently include; Engineering, Social Work, Nursing, Teaching, Quantity Surveying and Telecommunications.
This pathway has four steps;
In the current economic and political climate where general skilled migration is becoming harder and harder; it makes complete sense to undertake trade and vocational training in Australia with a view to gaining permanent residency.
The 485 Temporary Graduate visa.
For students in Australia who have completed a qualifying period of Australia study, we are happy to help with this visa which allows graduates to remain in Australia for periods of between 18 months and 4 years while they seek employment or undertake Professional Years.
This visa is for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution. It allows international students to live and work in Australia temporarily after having finished their studies.
You may be eligible to apply for this visa providing that you have met the two-year Australian Study requirement and have at least Competent English, amongst other requirements.
This visa has two streams: