Top Courses leading to PR in Australia

Australia is regarded as one of the world’s top educational destinations. Every year, a large number of students from all around the world come to Australia to further their studies. Most overseas students intend to stay in Australia permanently after completing their degrees because they believe it to be a secure, accepting, and supportive environment to live and study.

Let us now go over the best courses/trades in Australia that will help you achieve a well-paid job and eventually lead to PR in Australia.

Top PR Fields in Australia

  • Training
  • Automotive
  • Trade Engineering
  • Accounting
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Medical
  • Information and Technology
  • Education Decoration
  • Building Qualifications
  • Dentistry
  • Hospitality
  • Painting and Construction
  • Plumbing
  • Cooking
  • Psychology

Top PR Courses in Australia-

  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Dental Science
  • Bachelor of Applied Finance
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Creative Arts
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Medicine
  • Bachelor of Business Laws
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Education

Eligibility Requirements

The following are requirements for studying in these courses for PR in Australia-

  • Student should be 18 years old
  • Attested copies of 10th and 12th grade mark sheets
  • English Language Proficiency (IELTS, TOEFL or PTE exams)
  • In 12th grade, you should get 60-65 percent (students with lesser percentage can consider foundation and diploma courses)
  • SOP (Statement of Purpose): A long essay describing your personality, ambitions, and motivation for applying to a specific course/university.
  • English language proficiency proof- IELTS/ PTE
  • Evidence of Funds
  • Other awards for participation in extracurricular activities.
  • Letter of Recommendation (LOR)

Vocational Education & Training (VET) options

Apart from a Bachelor’s degree, overseas students can choose from a variety of Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses following 12th grade for PR in Australia. VET courses differ from degree programmes in that they emphasise the development of job-specific practical skills. Theory-based direction and knowledge are the most well-known aspects of degree courses. Of fact, because VET encompasses such a broad range of courses and credentials, there are several exceptions to this rule. The government, Registered Training Organizations (RTOs), and Technical and Further Education (TAFE) collaborate on VET programmes (Technical and Further Education Institutions).

Here are some popular VET courses for PR in Australia-

  • Certificate IV in Business
  • Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management Diploma in International Business
  • Advanced Diploma of Accounting
  • Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)
  • Certificate in Commercial Cookery
  • Diploma in Accounting
  • Advanced Diploma of Hospitality
  • Diploma in Software Development
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment
  • Diploma of Financial Services
  • Certificate III in Engineering Technical

Intake for courses in Australia-

Unlike Indian universities, which have a single intake, Australian colleges and universities have two major intakes. In Australia, there are two intake options:

Semester 1 begins in late February or early March and ends in late May or early June.

Semester 2 begins in late July/early August and runs until November.

Cost of Study in Australia

Education Average Cost of Tuition (AUD)
Vocational Education and Training (VET) $4000 to $22,000 per year*
Technical and Further Education (TAFE) $4000 to $22,000 per year*
Foundation courses $15,000 to $39,000 in total**
Undergraduate bachelor degree $15,000 to $33,000 per year*


The following is a list of occupations that you can have in your respective field of choice for PR in Australia:-

Field of Study Job
Engineering ·         Mechanical Engineer

·         Industrial Engineer

·         Chemical Engineer

·         Agricultural Engineer Aeronautical Engineer

·         Electronics Engineer

·         Geotechnical Engineer

·         Materials Engineer

·         Electrical Engineer

·         Environmental Engineer

·         Civil Engineer

Social Work ·         Community Worker

·         Welfare Centre Manager

·         Welfare Worker

·         Family Support Worker

Trade Courses ·         Boat Building

·         Automotive Mechanic

·         Painting and Decorating

·         Air Conditioning and Refrigeration

·         Automotive Body Repair

·         Engineering Fabrication

·         Plastering Electrical Engineering Technician

Psychology ·         Child Psychologist

·         Counsellor

·         Clinical Psychologist

·         Communications Specialist

·         Child Care Worker

·         Case Worker

Medical ·   Medical Practitioner

·   Resident Medical Officer

·   General Practitioner

Nursing ·         Midwifery

·         Nurse Practitioner

·         Registered Nurse

Building & Construction ·         Carpenter

·         Building Inspector

·         Construction Estimator

·         Bricklayer

·         Construction Project Manager

Education & Training ·         Vocational Education Teacher

·         Primary teacher

·         Special Needs Teacher

·         Secondary School Teacher

Hospitality ·         Cafe or Restaurant Manager

·         Chef

·         Bed and Breakfast Operator

·         Hotel Manager

·         Accommodation and Hospitality Managers

·         Baker and Pastry cook

Information Technology ·         Computer Network

·         Developer Programmer

·         Systems Analyst

·         Software Tester ICT Support Engineer

·         Software Engineer

Automotive ·         Motorcycle Mechanic

·         Motor Mechanic

·         Diesel Motor Mechanic

·         General Mechanic

·         Automotive Electrician

Accounting ·         Accountant

·         Budget analyst

·         Finance Managers

·         Auditor