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Post-study work rights in Australia

If you’ve been considering studying in Australia, there’s now even more motivation to do so: the newest information on the new 485 post-study work stream visa! You can now work in Australia’s regional locations after finishing your studies and realise your dream.

International students can now work in remote locations for up to four years after earning their bachelor’s or master’s degree, thanks to recent modifications announced by the Australian government. Perth, Adelaide, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Canberra, Newcastle/Lake Macquarie, Wollongong/Illawarra, Geelong, and Hobart are just a few of the places that now provide an additional year of PSW (total of 3 years).

What is this new 485 post-study work stream visa?

This new post-study work stream visa, offered by the Australian Government, enables you to study, live, and work in the designated regional areas of the country, for up to four years. This is a fantastic improvement because it allows you to better plan for your future career by allowing you to study and work in a larger choice of fields, as well as extending the validity of your post-study work visa.

Who can apply?

If you are an international student who wishes to work in Australia for a longer period of time (up to four years) after completing your studies, this is the programme for you. The good news is that this visa gives you full study and employment rights, as well as the flexibility to travel to and from Australia for the duration of your visa.

You should know:

Because this post-study work visa does not have an occupations list, your field of specialisation will not be a deciding factor. However, make sure you’re learning at the appropriate levels.

A degree from a CRICOS-registered course is required.

It is not necessary to have your skills assessed in order to apply for this visa.

You must meet the language proficiency standards in English.

Definition Locations Incentives for international students
Major Cities Sydney
International students finishing Bachelors and Masters degrees (minimum 92 weeks) are eligible for a two-year post-study work visa, three years for Masters by Research, and four years for PhD graduates.
Cities and major regional centres Perth
Gold Coast
Sunshine Coast Canberra Newcastle/Lake Macquarie
Wollongong/Illawarra Geelong
International students enrolled in regional universities will be eligible for a post-study work visa that will allow them to stay in Australia for an additional year (Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 3 years of PSW visa)
Regional centres and other regional areas All other locations International students studying at regional institutions will be able to extend their stay in Australia for an additional two years on a post-study work visa (Which means a Bachelors or Masters graduate can get up to 4 years of PSW visa)

The post-study work stream visa can help you get a job in Australia. More alternatives, exposure, and, yes, employability are all advantages.

Regional cities in Australia are fantastic places to study, work, and live, combining a world-class university education with a fantastic lifestyle. While Melbourne, Brisbane, and Sydney are already well-known, places such as Perth, Adelaide, the Gold Coast, and Canberra are gaining popularity among international students. This may result in a more sustainable balance and more chances for everyone, as well as the fact that students take advantage of all available education and job prospects across Australia rather than competing in a small area. There are economic opportunities that are all around the country and the new policy will advantage the international students in many ways.

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