The student visa comes with its perks to work part-time, and this helps students find internships or jobs to pick up while pursuing their studies. Some requirements must be met while working under the subclass500 visa.
- Students must be above 18 years old
- International students can work for 20 hours a week under a valid student visa
- There is no limit on the number of days for academic assistant work.
- Students are not allowed to be self-employed or work as freelancers.
After graduation students can apply for the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) or Graduate Work Stream to be able to extend their duration of stay, and also get a visa required to be able to work in Australia.
Post-Study Work Visa & Work Permits
- Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485): This visa grants post-study work rights to international students who have finished their education in Australia on a student visa. It allows students to work for two to four years and gain experience in the broader market of Australia.
- Graduate Work Steam: Students are only eligible for this stream if they have graduated with the skills and studies that are related to an occupation that features in the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). This visa is only valid for 18 months.
International students aspire to get hold of a PR when they come to study in Australia. To get become a permanent resident in Australia students must apply for a visa through the SkillSelect program, which is managed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. This online portal helps applicants to submit an Express of Interest (EOI) for a skilled visa.
Requirements to send an EOI
- Personal information as required by the portal
- A nominated occupation
- Information about work experience and education
- Information regarding their English language proficiency
- Details of skills assessment related to the nominated occupation
- Information about business and investment experience
- The age limit is set at 16-49
The first step to sending in your EOI is to nominate an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List. If your work is not on the SOL, you will need to secure sponsorship from either a state government or an employer.
Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189): This is a visa for applicants who have not been sponsored by an employer, a state/territory, or a family member who is a permanent resident or citizen of Australia. It costs approximately AUD 4,045. This visa will allow you to live and work permanently anywhere in Australia and also has provisions for you to include your family members in the application process.
Requirements for application of Skilled Independent visa (189)
- Receive an invitation to apply through the SkillSelect portal
- Be younger than 45 years of age
- Nominate an occupation that matches your skills and qualifications
- Have your skills positively assessed by the authorities in charge of the process
- Meet all the requirements for English language proficiency
- Score at least 65 on the points test
- Meet the health and character requirements as set by the authorities
The Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186): is a visa that allows Australian employers to sponsor international workers by providing them with job opportunities and the chance to live and work permanently in Australia. The key features of this visa are that it allows the holder to work and stay in Australia indefinitely as a permanent resident, access to Medicare, travel outside Australia with multiple return entries for 5 years, and sponsor eligible relatives for a variety of Australian visas.
- Be under 50 years of age
- Demonstrate their proficiency in the English language
- Hold a successful skills assessment for their nominated occupation
- Have a minimum of 3 years of work experience relevant to their field
- Meet the health and character requirements set forth by the government
Group of Eight universities (G8)
The universities of Australia are grouped into different categories depending on their characteristics, the level of research, and their association with other universities. One of the categories of universities in Australia is the “Group of Eight” or Go8. The Go8 are research-intensive universities and some of the largest and oldest in Australia.
- Australian National University
- University of Melbourne
- University of Sydney
- University of New South Wales
- University of Queensland
- Monash University
- University of Western Australia
- University of Adelaide