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Permanent Residency Courses in Australia

When it comes to studying in a foreign country, Australia is considered one of the best countries for that. Australia provides a holistic approach to studies with its state-of-the-art universities. On top of that, there are many benefits given to students, such as a permit for part-time work and a post-study work permit that allows international students every year. The majority of international students coming to Australia look for courses that will enable them to a permanent residency. A student can apply for the Australian post-study work visa after completing two years of study at an accredited Australian university, vocational institution, or college. This visa permits students to work and reside in Australia for a period ranging from two to four years, based on credentials. This two to four years of time call enable students to gain extra points for the PR application.


There are several ways to have permanent residency in Australia, such as Skilled Migration, State Nomination, or Employer Nomination Scheme. To enrol in a PR course, the international students have to apply to any of the courses that are eligible for permanent residency. Let’s look at the courses that allow students to opt for PR in Australia.


Engineering (All Streams)

Engineering is one of the most demanded degrees in Australia. A student can do various engineering courses such as Aeronautical Engineer, Agricultural Engineer, Chemical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Industrial Engineer, and other kinds of engineering specialization.



All the enterprises need, Accountant and Finance Manager making it a demanding course for PR. Australia has a growing corporate sector and hence services of accounting and finance professionals are in demand.



One can apply for a course of automotive course and become Automotive Electrician, Diesel Motor Mechanic, General Mechanic, Motor Mechanic, and Motorcycle Mechanic.


Computer and Information Technology (IT)

With the emerging technology worldwide, the need for IT professionals is increasing significantly in Australia. Students can opt for IT courses and become Analyst Programmer, Computer Network, Developer Programmer, ICT Business Analyst, ICT Support Engineer, Software Engineer, Software Tester, Systems Analyst, Systems Engineer, and Web Developer.



People from hospitality backgrounds can pursue their careers in Australia as Accommodation and Hospitality Managers, Baker and Pastry cook, Bed and Breakfast Operator, Cafe or Restaurant Manager, Chef, and Hotel Manager.



Students can enrol in nursing courses and become Midwifery, Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurse for all departments


Other than that, students applying for PR courses should consider the following things in mind.

  • The students should have completed at least two years of study from their university.
  • Students must ensure that their course is CRICOS approved.
  • Within six months of completion, of course, the student must apply for a post-study work visa “485 visa”.
  • Students must verify that they have completed all of their requirements for the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupation (ANZCO).


The abovementioned points should be taken into consideration by an application if he/she wishes to apply for permanent residency in Australia. It is also important to notice that behavioural factors also play an important role in strengthening the application.

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