As an international student in Australia, you can apply to work full-time upon completion of your studies. This is known as a Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) for either 18 months or 24 months depending on the course that you study in Australia.
If you have a qualification which enables you to apply for a nominated occupation that is listed in the Skilled Occupation List for permanent residency pathway in Australia, you are eligible to apply for a General Skilled Migration Visa (Subclass 489, 189 or 190). This is a lengthy process which requires a positive outcome from a skill assessment by the relevant assessing authority and a submission of expression of interest (EOI) to the Department for the visa application. Upon all criteria met and achieving the visa point test, you will have to receive an invitation to apply (ITA) from the Department before a valid visa application can be made. Refer to our EOI page to learn how you can write and lodge an Expression of Interest. There are selection criteria to be met in order to satisfy the requirement for a grant of this visa class.
With this Australian Work Visa program, you will be able to work fulltime in Australia permanently. This program is meant to encourage the best talent and skilled workers to live and work in Australia to improve its economy and workforce. International students who love the way of life in Australia after studying a few years in this country will have the opportunity to live the fun yet hardworking lifestyle in Australia which this country is renowned for.
Work visas are available for skilled workers which covers employer sponsored, independent skilled, state nominated skilled and business or investment migrants. Our migration experts will be able to guide you on the various type of visa which you may be eligible to apply either for temporary or permanent stay in Australia.