Mostly students’ dream of staying in Australia after completing their degree, some just want to stay for time being or some actually look for permanent residency. Most of the international student try and love to find a legal way to stay in Australia on a permanent visa.
Australia permanent residency is for non-citizen who holds a permanent visa to stay in Australia. This visa holder can live, work and study in Australia without any restriction. They are given most of the rights and entitlements of Australian citizens just like other Australians. A permanent resident has access to Medicare, The Australian Government’s national health scheme. And there are many other programs that the Australian government offers to these Permanent residents.
Now many students set their goal to gain PR in Australia after graduating, most of the students try their luck through General Skilled Migration (GSM), which is a completely different process. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) runs it and is driven by the labor market needs of Australia. GSM approval means you must have some particular Points according to your skills and experiences; it is dependent on point test. Even the fact that you have studied in Australia does not grantee you your approval for GSM.
Now to help all those international students, who are looking for a chance to gain PR in Australia, we have decided to put down some tips that can improve your chances of being approved for the GSM program.
Stay in Australia after completing your degree:
When you are planning for PR after your graduation, the first thing you should do to apply for 18 months Temporary residency TR. In this time you can gain time to improve your English language skills of finding the most suitable job (we have another blog on “how to find your first job” check that out) while doing that you would have enough time to boost your score in the point test for GSM.
Climb the qualifications ladder:
Now one more thing that surely can improve your chances of gaining PR, is to build your skills and knowledge by progressing to a more advanced qualification. For example, if you are doing a diploma and you move to a bachelor’s degree. Diploma and trade qualification has 10 points on the point test, while bachelor’s degree attracts 15 and Doctorates attract 20 points.
Study in Regional Area:
Now it is actually good news for those who have studied in regional areas of Australia. Many students study in regional areas for its laid-back environment and pure Aussie culture but studying in a regional area, completing 2years degree in a regional area can get you 5 additional point toward your PR. Those who have lived in a specific regional area of Australia and have worked full time in that area for 12 months in a specified regional area are eligible for different visa types.
Develop your English language skills:
Even having expertise in the English language can get you some extra points. Applicants deemed as having English language ability that is proficient (IELTS 7) or above (IELTS 8) can gain an additional 10 and 20 points respectively.
Few tips and shortcuts that can help you get close to your dream of living in Australia and getting PR. I hope you will find this informative. You can check our other blogs at Edvise hub’s blog section for more information about Australia.