Want to stay in Australia for a few years, or forever?
For many, their end goal is to gain permanent residence, or find a short term sponsorship to call their home Down Under. It’s not an easy process, but every year hundreds of thousands of people undertake the migration path to Australia.
If you are looking to migrate, or explore your options – our friends at Go Study Australia can help.
Education is a very common pathway to migration outcomes. For example, anyone who completes a higher education qualification in Australia and studies for 92 weeks or more, will be eligible for a 485 visa which gives unrestricted work rights for 2 or 3 years.
Other courses, such as trade certificates may also grant a 485 visa which will then allow you to seek sponsorship or apply directly for permanent residency if you meet eligibility criteria.
Other popular pathways involve studying in regional areas of Australia (including Gold Coast and Perth) – which may lead to much easier PR pathways.
While some paths are the same for everyone (e.g Higher education leading to 485), most migration pathways are dependent on your personal situation – so you should definitely seek professional advice.
Migration pathways are easily accessed by those who have the skills for jobs in high demand. Roles such as:
are all very in demand jobs with strong migration pathways.
There are a number of unique courses that may surprise regarding PR pathways. Jobs such as horticulturist are on the list, and every state produces a skills list each year based on what the state needs. At the time of publishing QLD invited marketing specialists to apply for the 190 state sponsored visa.
Studying a course that will grant you qualifications in highly demanded jobs is a great way to secure your migration dreams.