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April 5, 2023

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Extended Post-Study Work Rights: Eligible Occupations and Qualifications

The Government has extended post-study work rights to give eligible international higher education graduates with select qualifications an additional two years on their Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485).

Post-study work rights for select degrees in areas of verified skill shortages will be increased from:

  • Two years to four years for select Bachelor degrees
  • Three years to five years for select Masters degrees
  • Four years to six years for all doctoral qualifications.To implement the extension, lists of occupations in demand and related qualifications were developed through a mapping process undertaken by Jobs and Skills Australia and the Department of Education.This document comprises:
  • A list of identified occupations from the 2022 Skills Priority List, and
  • A summary list of eligible qualifications by occupational category.
  • All doctoral studies are considered eligible for the measure, regardless of field of study and so are not listed individually.

The qualifications listed in this document are a summary of the eligible qualifications. A comprehensive list mapped to CRICOS course codes will be released by the Department of Education before implementation on 1 July 2023. Students will need to refer to the comprehensive list, when published, to confirm the eligibility of their particular course at their provider.

The implementation and on-going management of the extension to Post-Study Work Rights will be supported through monitoring and an annual review process. This approach means the lists and the implementation will be flexible in response to changes in the labor market and able to address any risks that may emerge.

Identified occupations from the 2022 Skills Priority List

List of occupations requiring Skill Level 1 qualifications in strong and moderate demand according to the 2022 Skills Priority List, adjusted by a manual validation process.

A Labour Market rating of ‘S’ represents an identified skills shortage at a national level, whereas a rating of ‘R’ specifies a shortage specific to regional areas only.

The acronym ‘nec’ refers to occupations ‘not elsewhere classified’ which allows occupations that do not fit into detailed categorisation in the classification to still be included. All occupations which are not separately identified in the ANZSCO classification structure are included in the ‘nec’ category of the unit group to which they relate.

The government has also created a list of degrees related to ‘high skills shortage’ occupations that grant you 4 to 6 years of postgraduate visa.

University and permanent residency, the best degrees

Medical, nurse and pharmacy
Bachelor / Master of Psychology
Bachelor of Health Sciences
Master of Business Psychology
Nursing
Bachelor / Master of Nursing
Bachelor / Master of Public Health
Bachelor of Dental Technology
Master of Dentistry
Bachelor of Medical Imaging
Bachelor od Medical Radiaton Science
Master of Medical Imaging
Bachelor of Vision Sciences
Master of Optometry
Bachelor of Pharmacy
Master of Pharmacy
Veterinarian
Bachelor of Vet Science
Bachelor of Vet Nursing
Master of Tropical Veterinary Science
Teaching
Bachelor of Early childhood Education and Care
Bachelor of Education
Bachelor of Teaching
Master of Education
Master of Teaching
Master of TESOL
Engineering
Bachelor of Project Management
Bachelor of Engineering
Master of Construction Management
Master of Enigineering
IT
Bachelor of IT
Bachelor of Networking
Bachelor of Cyber Security
Master of Data Science
Master of IT
Agriculture
Bachelore of Agriculture
Bachelor of Marine Science
Bachelor of Environment
Food Technology
Bachelor of Biotechnology
Master of Food Science
Master of Wine Business
Master of Viticulture
It looks pretty obvious that the government intention is to push migrants to university degrees in order to apply for permanent residency. For more info get in touch with our agents and start your journey to permanent residency ASAP!
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