PR after study in Australia

Study in Australia has many benefits for international students. Along with getting quality education in a developed country there are various options whereby students can stay back after completion of study program in Australia. These options may further be a pathway for Australia PR after study subject to fulfilling the conditions attached with the visa policy.

Below are few of the queries regarding Australia PR after study answered by a Registered MARA agent in Chandigarh

How can I extend my visa after completion of study in Australia?

After the students have completed their course while on Australia study visa students have the option of applying for post study work visa subject to fulfilling the visa conditions. This visa is called Post study work visa subclass 485. The duration of this visa would depend on the course type and duration of the course you have done in Australia. Once the students have got this visa they may find a job relevant to the qualification they have completed and then may become qualified for Australia PR.

What would be the duration of Post study work visa once I complete my study while on Australia student visa?

The duration of the post study work visa would depend on the course as well as the location of the course you have completed in Australia.

Australia Post study work visa after completing VET qualification

If your qualification is in a VET sector that is vocational education training sector then after your study in Australia you may qualify for a post study work visa of up to 18 months. This would be 18 months only irrespective of the location of the college where you completed your course in Australia.

Australia post study work visa after completing Bachelors or Masters by Coursework

If your qualification is of higher education then the duration of the post study work visa is of minimum of 2 years. For Bachelors and Masters by course work it is of 2 years. If you have studied and lived in a Category 2 area in Australia then you may be eligible for a second post study work visa of up to 1 year more. Further if the location of the study in Austral is category 3 area then you may be eligible for a second PSW of up to 2 years.

Australia PSW after competing Masters by Research

For Masters by Research the duration of PSW for Australia is 3 years.  Again you may be eligible for a second post study work visa of up to 2 years depending on the location of the university where you have and studied.  For Category 2 area the duration is of 1 year and for category 3 area the duration is of 2 years

Australia Post study work visa subclass 485 after PhD

If you have completed your PhD in Australia then you may qualify for a 4 years of post study work visa. Again if you have lived and studied in a category 2 area you may be further eligible for a second post study work visa of up to one year. If you lived and studied in a Category 3 area the duration of second post study work visa for Australia may be of up to 2 years, thus making the total duration of 6 years . This is a very big attraction of doing PhD in Australia.

Applicants may consult a qualified and a certified Australia education consultant to know more the Post study work visa options for Australia

What are the different visa categories I may qualify for Australia PR after my study?

Following are some of the visa categories the applicants may opt for PR after study in Australia

Option 1 Subclass 189 skilled independent visa

This is one of the options for students to apply for Australia PR after they have completed their study and gained work experience while on visa subclass 485 which is Post study work visa. This is one of the visa categories under General skilled migration for Australia. Once you get this visa you may live and work permanently in Australia. As the name suggests it is a skilled independent visa which means there is no need of any kind of sponsor. The applicants must have a occupation in the relevant occupation list along with having a skills assessment report from the assessing body.

This is a point’s based visa and the applicants need to satisfy the minimum point requirements. The requirement is of 65 points. Applicants get points on number of factors. Some of the factors are

  • Age
  • English language ability (minimum requirement is of IELTS 6 each or equivalent score in any other acceptable English language test like PTE/ TOEFF). Applicants must note that this is the minimum Department of home affairs requirements.
  • Work experience- Applicants are awarded points based on their work experience. Your Australia work experience can give you more points
  • Qualification- Your Australian qualification may give you extra points

Option 2 Subclass 190 skilled nominated visa

Another visa category for which you may qualify for Australia PR after study is subclass 190 skilled nominated visas. The applicants need to nominate an occupation from the relevant occupation list as well as have a skills assessment report from the relevant assessing authority.  This is also a point’s based visa and the applicants need to satisfy the requirement of 65 points. As the name suggests it is a nominated visa. Applicants need to be nominated by a state. Nomination by a state would give you extra points in this visa category. Rest all other points awarding factors are similar to the skilled independent visa subclass 189

In case you are looking for complete information of settling in Australia after completing your study in Australia then you may contact West Highlander MARA agent in Chandigarh.

Option 3 Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa

This is another option the students may go for Australia PR after study. This is a provisional visa. This means that the students do not directly apply for Permanent visa .With this visa you live and work in a regional Australia. There is a nomination requirement for this visa. You need to be nominated by either a state or be sponsored by an eligible relative. This is again a point’s based visa. Applicants need to score minimum of 65 points to qualify for this provisional visa subclass. You must have your occupation in the relevant consolidated skilled occupation list. You must also have skills assessment with the relevant skill assessing authority. The length of this visa is of 5 years. This visa is a pathway to PR to Australia under visa subclass 191.

Above are some of the visa options for applicants who would like to make Australia their home based on their skills.

West Highlander- Your trusted and best Australia study visa consultant in Chandigarh

In case you are looking to study in Australia and would like to have complete information to make an informed decision then you may contact West Highlander – MARA agent in Chandigarh. They have experience and expertise to guide you throughout the process. Contact them for free profile assessment of your application.