Visa Options based on the Occupation List – March 2018

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High School

Australia is a popular Higher Secondary Education destination for international students. Australia’s secondary schools follow to a national curriculum framework, which is progressively developed and implemented in schools to set high national standards in English, mathematics, science, history, languages, geography, the arts, health and physical education, information and communication technology, civics and citizenship, economics and business. The final years of secondary school have a different name in different states. For instance, name of Year 12 qualification in NSW is Higher School Certificate (HSC) whereas in Queensland it is called Queensland Certificate of Education (QCE) HSC is the highest award in secondary education in New South Wales in Australia. To get HSC certificate, students must complete till Year 12, satisfy HSC course requirements and sit for the state-wide HSC examinations at the end of Year 12, together with approximately 75,000 Year 12 students in NSW Class structure, areas of specialisation and even the elective subjects may vary between different secondary schools. It is highly recommended that you do your research which school focuses on specific extracurricular activities that may be suitable for your children. In many countries around the world High Schools students are required to study at least 10 subjects which unnecessarily create huge pressure on the students and often many students give up as it is too much pressure and as a result they lose interest. Many students tend not to grasp the concept of each of the subject matters instead they try to find ways to compete the subjects. Therefore, these studies do not help much when they go for higher studies and they tend to struggle. Whereas Studies in Australia particularly at private Schools and College offer only 5 or 6 subjects which are quite manageable and motivating as students can spend enough time on each of the subjects to comprehend and enjoy the student life. If the student enjoys student life they would most likely continue their studies and be successful. Please contact us for further information.

Prospective Marriage visa - subclass 300

Are you intending to marry your prospective spouse in Australia? Subclass 300 prospective marriage visa a prospective spouse to come to Australia for marriage within the visa’s validity period of 9 months.

Processing Time for Prospective Marriage Visa – Subclass 300: 13 – 20 Months
 
Eligibility
 
Applicant must:
  1. Be sponsored by an Australian citizen, an Australian permanent resident or an eligible New Zealand citizen
  2. Intend to marry prospective spouse or fiancé living in Australia
  3. Be above the age of 18 (in case of age below 18, permission must be granted from the Australian Court)
  4. Be currently living outside Australia

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Offshore Partner visa - subclass 309/100

Partner Visa

Processing Time for Offshore Partner Visa – Subclass 309/100: 12 – 29 Months

Do you want to join your partner/spouse in Australia? Australia Family Migration allows the spouse or partner of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live and work in Australia.
 
Eligibility
 
Applicant must:
  1. Be living outside Australia
  2. Be either married to or in a de facto relationship with Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen

 

Firstly, the applicant will be granted temporary visa subclass 309 for a specific period which then leads to permanent residency visa subclass 100. However, only in case of an ongoing relationship between the partners or married couple.

An applicant may apply for both temporary and permanent visa together.

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Subclass 820/801 – Onshore Partner Visa

Partner Visa

Processing Time for Onshore Partner Visa – Subclass 820/801: 19 – 26 Months
 
Do you want to join your partner/spouse in Australia? Australia Family Migration allows the spouse or partner of an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen to live and work in Australia.
 
Eligibility

Applicant must:
  1. Be living in Australia
  2. Be either married to or in a de facto relationship with Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or eligible New Zealand citizen


Firstly, the applicant will be granted temporary visa subclass 820 for a specific period which then leads to permanent residency visa subclass 801. However, only in case of an ongoing relationship between the partners or married couple.

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Work and Holiday visa - subclass 462

This visa enables people aged between 18 and 31 from particular countries to holiday and works in Australia for up to one year, allowing ample time to experience Australia and all it has to offer.

As a Work and Holiday Visa (462) holder, you could:

  • Stay in Australia for up to 12 months
  • Work in Australia, generally for a maximum of six months with the same employer
  • Study for up to four months
  • Easily travel in and out of Australia for the duration of your visa


To be eligible to apply for a Work and Holiday Visa (462), you’ll need to hold a passport from an eligible country, meet several health and character requirements and prove that you are able to support yourself financially during your stay.

You may also need to meet specific education and English language requirements, undertake biometrics tests and provide a letter of Government support depending on your country of passport.

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Working Holiday visa - subclass 417

This visa enables people aged between 18 and 31 from particular countries to holiday and works in Australia for up to one year, allowing ample time to experience Australia and all it has to offer.

As a Working Holiday Visa (417) holder, you could:

  • Stay in Australia for up to 12 months
  • Work in Australia, generally for a maximum of six months with the same employer
  • Study for up to four months
  • Easily travel in and out of Australia for the duration of your visa


Similar to the Work and Holiday Visa (462), you’ll also need to hold a passport from an eligible country, prove your financial capacity to support yourself and meet various health and character requirements, however there are general less conditions to meet.

If you are on a Working Holiday Visa (417) it may be possible to extend your stay in Australia by applying for a second Working Holiday visa (417) before your first Working Holiday visa expires.

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Partner Visa

As the name suggests, this is a visa for married partners (i.e. opposite-sex spouses) and de facto partners (including those in a same-sex relationship) of Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents and eligible New Zealand citizens to enter and remain permanently in Australia. We at Aussizz take care of procuring this visa for you through a thorough assessment, consultation and accurate visa application process.

Although, there are three major subclasses for partner visa, this visa is broadly divided into two categories: Prospective Marriage visa and Partner visa. The type of visa for which you should apply depends on the type of relationship you are in.

Following are the types of relationship and the visas that correspond to them:

  • Intended marriage (fiance(e)): Prospective Marriage visa
  • Married (de jure) relationship: Partner visa
  • De facto partner relationship: (including a same-sex relationship): Partner visa

Visitor Visas

Visitor visa is an overarching term. However, it can be broadly divided into two:

  • For only visit that may include vacationing, recreational activities, visiting an Australian resident family member, medical treatment etc.
  • For business activities that may include making general business or government enquiries, business negotiations, government visits, attending conferences, seminars, job interviews or professional examinations.
  • Apart from these there are some other special categories for visitor visas too.

Aussizz is there for you if you want to visit Australia for any of these reasons or something other than these

Each of these visas has different requirements and eligibility criterion. Aussizz facilitates the processing of all of these visas as per your requirement.

Since, visitor visa is a general and broader term; it requires tremendous experience of immigration process and laws to match the exact type of visitor visa corresponding to your requirements.

Other Family Visas

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Parent Migration

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Prospective Marriage

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Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa - Subclass 888

The Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 888) is a permanent residency visa for those who hold a four-year provisional subclass 188 visa and looking to continue to own and manage a business or an investment activity in Australia and Australian state or territory respectively.

Contributory Parent visa - subclass 143 & 173

Australia Family Migration gives another possibility of bringing parents to Australia that is usually termed as Contributory Parent Visa that guarantees quicker visa processing but with higher visa chargers as compared to Parent visa (103).

Processing Time for Contributory Parent Visa – Subclass 143 & 173 : 43 – 46 Months

Eligibility

Parent must:

  1. Have children who is Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen of Australia
  2. Qualify for Balance of Family Test that requires 50% of the children must be the citizen, president resident or eligible New Zealand citizen

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Business Innovation and Investment
(Permanent) visa - Subclass 888

The Business Innovation and Investment visa (Subclass 188) is a temporary visa for applicants who want to own or manage a new or existing business in Australia. It also serves as a first step towards being eligible for a permanent Business Skills visa.

Business Talent (Permanent)
visa - Subclass 132

The Business Talent Visa (Subclass 132) is a permanent resident visa for those who are willing to establish or develop a new or existing business in Australia. It requires the applicants to have sufficient funds and genuine intention to reside in a particular Australian state or territory.

Temporary Graduate Visa

  • 485 visa or Temporary Graduate visa is for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution.

    It lets you stay in Australia temporarily after you have finished your studies.

    There are two streams:

    1. Graduate Work stream. For international students with an eligible qualification who graduate with skills and qualifications that relate to an occupation on the list of eligible skilled occupations. This visa will give you 18 months of work visa from the date of granted.
    2. Post-Study Work stream. For international students who graduate with a higher education degree from an Australian education provider, regardless of their field of study. This visa will give you 24 months of work visa from the date of granted.

Skilled Nominated Visa

  • 190 visa or Skilled Nominated visa is for people who want to live and work in Australia. You must be nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency. This visa is a permanent visa for points-tested skilled workers.

    To be able to apply for this visa you need to be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government then submit an expression of interest (EOI) and then wait to be invited through SkillSelect to apply.

    Your occupation must be in the MLTSSL or STSSL and you obtained positive skills assessment from the skill assessing body of your nominated occupation.

    Contact PACE Migration & Education Consultancy for more information.

Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa

    • 491 visa or Skilled Regional Visa is for people who want to work and live in specified regional areas in Australia for four years.

      To be able to apply for this visa you need to be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government then submit an expression of interest (EOI) and then wait to be invited through SkillSelect to apply.

      Contact PACE Migration & Education Consultancy for more information.

Independent Visa

189 visa or Skilled Independent visa is a permanent residence visa for people who are not sponsored by an employer, family or nominated by a State or Territory Government. You have to obtain a minimum point on the points test.

To be able to apply for this visa you need to submit an expression of interest (EOI) and then wait to be invited through SkillSelect to apply.

Your occupation must be in the MLTSSL and you have obtained positive skills assessment from the skill assessing body of your nominated occupation.

Contact PACE Migration & Education Consultancy for more information.

W&H

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SESR

    • The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187) is for skilled workers who want to work in regional Australia. This visa involves a two-step process, firstly, nomination by an approved Australian employer an​​​d then an application under the nominated stream. It is part of the Permanent Employer Sponsored Visa program.  This vacancy need to be available at least for two years. RSMS covers all the regional areas which do not include Brisbane, Newcastle, Wollongong, Gold Coast, Melbourne or Sydney.

      Applicants must be under 50 years of age and meet the English language requirements. You may be in or out of Australia to apply for this visa

      Contact PACE Migration & Education Consultancy for more information.

Employer Nomination Scheme Visa - subclass 482

  • 186 visa or Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) is a permanent visa for skilled workers who want to work in Australia; there are two different ways to apply for this visa:

    The Temporary Residence Transition stream is for subclass 482 visa holders who have worked for three years, while holding a subclass 482 visa, in the same occupation with their nominating employer (who is not subject to a labour agreement and who has lodged a valid nomination with us under the Temporary Residence Transition stream), who wants to offer them a permanent position in that occupation.

    The Direct Entry stream is for:

    • people who have been nominated by their employer under the Direct Entry stream and occupation is listed on MLTSSL.
    • people who have never, or only briefly, worked in Australia, or
    • temporary residents who do not qualify for the Temporary Residence Transition stream.

    In case you do not have an employer to nominate you, you can submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect. This is possible to do in or outside Australia.

    Contact PACE Migration & Education Consultancy for more information.

Temporary work visa - subclass 457

457 Visa or Temporary work visa allows you to work up for 2 or 4 years full time depending on your occupation.

To apply for 457 Visa, you need an employer who is an approved Standard Business Sponsor (SBS)

Contact PACE Migration & Education Consultancy for more information.

Training Visas

407 visa or Training visa is for people who are coming to Australia in order to participate in occupational training or professional development.

Parent visa – subclass 103

Are your parents living outside Australia? Parent visa Australia is for those parents who want to live with their children in Australia permanently.

Processing Time for Parent Visa – Subclass 103: Can take up to 30 years

Eligibility

Parent must:

  1. Have a child who is an Australian citizen, Australian permanent resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.
  2. Qualify for Balance of Family Test that requires 50% of your children must be the citizen, president resident or eligible New Zealand citizen.

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Child visa - subclass 101

Australian Family Migration allows children to live with their parents permanently.

Processing Time for Child Visa – Subclass 101: 8 – 14 Months

Eligibility

The child must be:

  1. Sponsored by a parent or step-parent who is an Australian citizen, permanent resident of Australia or eligible New Zealand citizen of Australia
  2. Currently living outside Australia
  3. Under 18 years of age or between 18-25 years if studying and financially dependent on the parent for the studies

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Transit visa - subclass 771

This is for you and your dependent children transit through Australia for no longer than 72 hours.

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Employer Nomination Scheme visa - subclass 186

This visa allows overseas skilled workers to live and work in Australia permanently when nominated by the eligible employer. However, there is a condition that the employer is not able to find the right talent in Australia on the nominated positions. Also, the state grants 5 points to the nominated overseas applicants.

 

Subclass 186 – Direct Entry Stream

This visa stream allows eligible employers to sponsor and nominate the overseas skilled workers to live and work in Australia permanently.

Processing Time for Direct Entry Stream – Subclass 186: 10 – 14 Months

Eligibility

Applicant must have:

  1. Nomination from the eligible employer
  2. An occupation listed on the eligible Skilled Occupations List
  3. 3 years of relevant work experience
  4. Positive skill assessment assessed by relevant assessing authorities
  5. Age of 45 or if above 45 (certain conditions are applied)
  6. Competent English
  7. Meet health and character requirements

 

Subclass 186 – Labor Agreement Stream

This visa stream permits those skilled workers who are currently living and working in Australia or will work for eligible employers. However, the eligible employer must hold labour agreement with the Department of Home Affairs to sponsor and nominate the overseas skilled workers to live and work in Australia permanently.

Processing Time for Labour Agreement Stream – Subclass 186: No standard time available

Eligibility

Applicant must:
  1. Get a nomination from the eligible employer who holds labour agreement with the Department of Home Affairs
  2. Hold Temporary skilled shortage visa under the labour agreement if currently living in Australia
  3. Have a positive skill assessment to comply with the terms of a labour agreement
  4. Have sufficient English as per directed by the labour agreement
  5. Meet health and character requirements

 

Subclass 186 – Temporary Residence Transition Stream

This visa stream permits those overseas skilled workers who hold the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa or subclass 457 to live and work in Australia permanently. Only when sponsored by the eligible employer on the nominated position.

Processing Time for Temporary Residence Transition Stream – Subclass 186: 10 – 15 Days

Eligibility

Applicant must have:

  1. Worked full-time for the sponsoring eligible employer on nominated position for at least 3 years holding the Temporary shortage skilled visa or subclass 457 visa
  2. Nomination from the eligible employer
  3. Required skills, qualifications and positive assessment
  4. Age of 45 or if above 45 (certain conditions are applied)
  5. Competent English
  6. Meet health and character requirements

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Special Program visa - subclass 416

Usually, this visa is sought in case of special programs where an approved special program sponsor has sent an invitation to participate in a specifically approved program. The purpose is to enhance international relations and cultural exchange between Australian community and the world at large.

In addition to the Special Program, the Special Program visa (subclass 416) has another stream called Seasonal Worker Program.

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Investor Retirement visa - subclass 405

This is a visa for those self-funded retirees with no dependents and who want to spend rest of their retired lives in Australia.

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Medical Treatment visa - subclass 602

The purpose of this visa is to allow anyone visit Australia.

For medical treatment or consultations.

To support someone needing medical treatment who holds or has applied for this visa.

To donate an organ.

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Dependent Child visa - subclass 445

Is your parent moved to Australia? Australian Immigration allows the dependent child to move to Australia temporarily where they can live with their parents.

Processing Time for Dependent Child Visa – Subclass 445: 9 – 13 Months

 

Eligibility

Applicant must:
  1. Be the dependent child of a visa-holding parent
  2. Be sponsored by the sponsor or nominator of visa-holding parent
  3. Under 18 years of age or between 18-25 years and financially dependent on the parent for the studies

 

After the child has been granted a dependent visa, they must apply to be added to a parent’s permanent residency partner visa application.

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Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa - subclass 888

The Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 888) is a permanent residency visa for those who hold a four-year provisional subclass 188 visa and looking to continue to own and manage a business or an investment activity in Australia and Australian state or territory respectively.

This is a permanent visa that allows Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa holders to live in Australia permanently to carry out their business activities.

 

Subclass 888 – Business Innovation Stream

This is a permanent visa stream that allows Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa holders in the Business Innovation stream or subclass 444 visa holders or certain subclass 457 visa holders to live in Australia permanently to carry out their business activities.

Processing Time for Business Innovation Stream – Subclass 888: 10 – 12 Months

Eligibility

Applicant must:
  1. Own or manage a business at least for 2 recent years
  2. Meet the assets, employment and residence requirement
  3. Hold Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa in the Business Innovation stream or subclass 444, or subclass 457 (in certain conditions)
  4. Have current nomination from the state or territory government
  5. Have functional English
  6. Meet health and character requirement

 

Subclass 888 – Investor Stream

This is a permanent visa stream that allows Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa holders in the investor stream to live in Australia permanently to carry out their business and investment activities.

Processing Time for Investor Stream – Subclass 888: No standard time available

Eligibility

Applicant must:
  1. Have maintained the investment of AUD 1.5 million for at least 4 years in Australian state or territory
  2. Hold Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa in the Investor stream
  3. Meet the assets, employment and residence requirement
  4. Hold Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa in the Business Innovation stream or subclass 444, or subclass 457 (in certain conditions)
  5. Have current nomination from the state or territory government
  6. Have functional English
  7. Meet health and character requirement

 

Subclass 888 – Entrepreneur Stream

This is a permanent visa stream that allows those people who held Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa in the Entrepreneur stream for 2 years to live in Australia permanently to carry out their entrepreneurial activities.

Processing Time for Entrepreneur Stream – Subclass 888: No standard time available

Eligibility

Applicant must:
  1. Held the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa in the Entrepreneur stream for 4 years
  2. Have a successful record of maintaining entrepreneurial activities
  3. Have current nomination from the state or territory government
  4. Have functional English
  5. Meet health and character requirement

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Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa - subclass 188

The Business Innovation and Investment visa (Subclass 188) is a temporary visa for applicants who want to own or manage a new or existing business in Australia.

It also serves as a first step towards being eligible for a permanent Business Skills visa.

This visa allows overseas people with the potential to establish a new business or operate an existing business to live temporarily in Australia. Therefore, this visa holder can stay in Australia temporarily. But they have a pathway to permanent residency through Business Innovation and Investment (Permanent) visa – subclass 888.

 

Subclass 188 – Business Innovation Stream

A temporary visa that allows overseas people who are nominated by the state or territory government to establish a new or operate an existing business in Australia.

Processing Time for Business Innovation Stream – Subclass 188: 18 – 20 Months

 

Process

Applicant must go through the following process:

  1. Calculate the points of interest on the points table
  2. Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect online immigration system that will estimate the point score of each applicant
  3. Get a nomination by the state or territory government. Only if the applicant secured enough high points to get the nomination and can fulfill the skill requirement
  4. Receive the invitation by the Department of Home Affairs to apply for the visa
  5. Apply for the visa
  6. Submit the required documents

 

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  1. Score at least 65 points on the point table
  2. Have a successful business career
  3. Own personal and business assets of at least AUD 800,000
  4. Be an owner of a successful business for at least 2 fiscal years that had a turnover of at least AUD 500,000 in each of two years
  5. Have an annual turnover of at least AUD 3.0 million
  6. Be nominated by state or territory government
  7. Under the age of 55 or above 55 if authorized by the state or territory government
  8. Have functional English
  9. Meet health and character requirement

 

Subclass 188 – Investor Stream

This temporary visa stream requires overseas people to invest AUD 1.5 million in Australian state or territory to operate a new or existing business in Australia.

Processing Time for Investor Stream – Subclass 188: 20 – 21 months

 

Process

Applicant must go through the following process:

  1. Calculate the points of interest on the points table
  2. Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect online immigration system that will estimate the point score of each applicant
  3. Get a nomination by the state or territory government
  4. Receive the invitation by the Department of Home Affairs to apply for the visa
  5. Make the investment of AUD 1.5 million in Australian state or territory
  6. Apply for the visa
  7. Submit the required documents

 

Eligibility

Applicant must have:

  1. Invested AUD 1.5 million in Australian state or territory
  2. Right experience of managing the successful business or investment
  3. Genuine intention to live in the state or territory for at least 2 years where the investment is made
  4. Net business and business assets of at least 2.25 million
  5. An annual turnover of at least AUD 3.0 million
  6. Nomination from the state or territory government
  7. Age of 55 or above 55 if authorized by the state or territory government
  8. Functional English
  9. Meet health and character requirement

 

Subclass 188 – Significant Investor Stream

This temporary visa stream requires overseas people to invest AUD 5 million in Australian investment that complies with all the requirements to operate a new or existing business in Australia.

Processing Time for Significant Investor Stream – Subclass 188: No standard time available

 

Process

Applicant must go through the following process:

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) that includes skills, qualifications and investment experience in SkillSelect online immigration system that will estimate the point score of each applicant
  2. Get a nomination by the state or territory government agency. Only if the applicant secured enough high points to be nominated and can fulfill the skill requirement.
  3. Receive the invitation by the Department of Home Affairs to apply for the visa
  4. Apply for the visa
  5. Submit the required documents

 

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  1. Have genuine intention to live in the nominated state or territory
  2. Make an investment of at least AUD 5 million
  3. Be nominated by the state or territory government
  4. Have functional English
  5. Meet health and character requirement

 

Subclass 188 – Business Innovation Extension Stream

This temporary visa stream allows those overseas people who hold Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa – (Business Innovation stream) – Subclass 188 for at least 3 years to extend their stay in Australia for 2 more years.

Processing Time for Business Innovation Extension Stream – Subclass 188: No standard time available

 

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  1. Must indicate a need for staying in Australia to manage the business
  2. Have fulfilled the commitment of being directly involved in the business
  3. Be nominated by the state or territory government
  4. Have functional English
  5. Meet health and character requirement

 

Subclass 188 – Significant Investor Extension Stream

This temporary visa stream allows those overseas people who hold Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) visa – (Significant investor stream) – Subclass 188 for at least 3 years to extend their stay in Australia for 2 more years and can stay for up to 8 years in total.

Processing Time for Significant Investor Extension Stream – Subclass 188: No standard time available

 

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  1. Must indicate a need for staying in Australia to manage the business and investment
  2. Must hold the significant investment
  3. Be nominated by the state or territory government
  4. Have functional English
  5. Meet health and character requirement

 

Subclass 188 – Premium Investor Stream

This temporary visa stream requires overseas entrepreneurs to invest AUD 15 million and comply with all the requirements when get the nomination from the Austrade to establish a new business in Australia.

Processing Time for Premium Investor Stream – Subclass 188: No standard time available

 

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  1. Receive an invitation by the Austrade to invest in Australia
  2. Make an investment of at least AUD 15 million that comply with all the requirements
  3. Have net assets of at least AUD 15 million
  4. Have functional English
  5. Meet health and character requirement

 

Subclass 188 – Entrepreneur Stream

This temporary visa stream allows overseas people who have received the funding of at least AUD 200,000 from one of the authorized entities to carry out entrepreneurial activities in Australia

Processing Time for Entrepreneur Stream – Subclass 188: No standard time available

 

Process

Applicant must go through the following process:
  1. Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) that includes skills, qualifications and investment experience in SkillSelect online immigration system that will estimate the point score of each applicant
  2. Get a nomination by the state or territory government agency. Only if the applicant secured enough high points to be nominated and can fulfill the skill requirement.
  3. Receive the invitation by the Department of Home Affairs to apply for the visa
  4. Apply for the visa
  5. Submit the required documents

 

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  1. Have received the funding of at least AUD 200,000 from one of the authorized entities
  2. Be nominated by the state or territory government
  3. Have a genuine intention of continuing the entrepreneurial activity
  4. Under the age of 55 or above 55 if authorized by the state or territory government
  5. Have competent English
  6. Meet health and character requirement

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Business Talent (Permanent) visa - subclass 132

The Business Talent Visa (Subclass 132) is a permanent resident visa for those who are willing to establish or develop a new or existing business in Australia.

It requires the applicants to have sufficient funds and genuine intention to reside in a particular Australian state or territory.

 

Subclass 132 – Significant Business History Stream

This is a permanent visa stream that allows experienced business owners with a significant history of successful businesses to establish a new or operate an existing business in Australia.

Processing Time for Significant Business History Stream – Subclass 132: 16 to 27 Days

 

Process

Applicant must go through the following process:

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect online immigration system that will estimate the point score of each applicant. EOI must include skills, qualifications, occupation and business experience
  2. Get nominated by the state or territory government. If the applicant secured enough high points to be nominated and can fulfil the skill requirement
  3. Receive the invitation by the Department of Home Affairs to apply for the visa
  4. Apply for the visa
  5. Submit the required documents

 

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  1. Have a successful business career
  2. Be the owner of a successful business for at least 2 fiscal years
  3. Have net asset worth of at least AUD 1.5 million
  4. Have an annual turnover of at least AUD 3.0 million
  5. Under the age of 55 or above 55 if authorized by the state or territory government
  6. Be nominated by the state or territory government
  7. Have functional English
  8. Meet health and character requirement

 

Subclass 132 – Venture Capital Entrepreneur Stream

This visa allows those overseas people who have sourced funding of venture capital from one of the members of Australian Venture Capital Association Limited (AVCAL) to establish a new business or operate an existing business in Australia.

Processing Time for Venture Capital Entrepreneur Stream – Subclass 132: No standard time available

 

Process

Applicant must go through the following process:

  1. Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect online immigration system that will estimate the point score of each applicant. EOI must include skills, qualifications, occupation and business experience of the applicant
  2. Get nominated by the state or territory government. If the applicant secured enough high points to be nominated and can fulfil the skill requirement
  3. Receive the invitation by the Department of Home Affairs to apply for the visa
  4. Apply for the visa
  5. Submit the required documents

 

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  1. Have a genuine intention to be engaged in the business
  2. Maintain ownership in business or investment
  3. Have funding of at least AUD 1 million from the Australian venture capital firm
  4. Meet the requirements of venture capital agreement
  5. Have nomination by the state or territory government
  6. Have functional English
  7. Meet health and character requirement

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Visit visa - subclass 600

Australia is a very beautiful country with many attractive sceneries to watch. This visa allows visiting Australia temporarily :

  • As a tourist
  • To meet family and friends
  • For business-related reasons

 

Subclass 600 – Tourist Stream

This visa allows visiting as a tourist, to roam around Australia to see beautiful places, and to visit family and friends up to the duration of 12 months.

Processing Time for Tourist Stream – Subclass 600: 16 – 27 Days

Eligibility

Offshore – Subclass 600

Applicant must:

  1. Be outside Australia when applying for this visa
  2. Have the intention of coming to Australia for a purpose of visit only
  3. Have sufficient money to support the stay in Australia
  4. Have health insurance
  5. Meet health and character requirements

 

Onshore – Subclass 600

Applicant must:

  1. Be inside Australia when applying for this visa
  2. Have the intention of coming to Australia for a purpose of visit only
  3. Have sufficient money to support the stay in Australia
  4. Have health insurance
  5. Meet health and character requirements

 

Subclass 600 – Approved Destination Status Stream

This visa allows the citizen of the People’s Republic of China to visit approved destinations in Australia on a tour that is organized by an approved travel agent for a granted time period.

Processing Time for Approved Destination Status Stream – Subclass 600: 1- 3 Days

Eligibility

Applicant must:
  1. Be a part of a tour to approved destinations of Australia organized by an approved travel agent
  2. Be the citizen of the People’s Republic of China
  3. Have the intention of coming to Australia for a purpose of visit only
  4. Have sufficient money to support the stay in Australia
  5. Meet health and character requirements

 

Subclass 600 – Frequent Traveller Stream

This visa allows those citizens of the People’s Republic of China who travel to Australia often for the business or personal reasons to stay in Australia temporarily.

Processing Time for Frequent Traveller Stream – Subclass 600: 7 – 8 Days

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  1. Hold a passport and be a citizen of the People’s Republic of China
  2. Have the intention of coming to Australia for a purpose of visit only
  3. Have sufficient money to support the stay in Australia
  4. Meet health and character requirements

 

Subclass 600 – Business Visitor Stream

This visa allows visiting Australia temporarily for business reasons such as attending the conference, business meetings or negotiations etc.

Processing Time for Business visitor Stream – Subclass 600: 9- 18 Days

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  1. Be outside Australia when applying for this visa stream
  2. Have the intention of coming to Australia for business reasons only
  3. Have sufficient money to support the stay in Australia
  4. Meet health and character requirements

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Training visa - subclass 407

Do you want to improve your skills and abilities? Australian Immigration has introduced a training visa to develop your skills for your current occupation, the area of tertiary education or field of expertise. This visa allows you to stay in Australia up to the duration of 2 years to:

  • Complete a workplace-based training in Australia
  • The complete professional development training program

Processing Time for Training Visa – Subclass 407: 70 Days – 4 Months

407 visa or Training visa is for people who are coming to Australia in order to participate in occupational training or professional development.

The Training Subclass 407 Visa is a short stay visa for people to undergo occupational training or professional development in Australia. The Training visa allows people to undertake occupational training in Australia to meet occupational registration or licensing requirements; to enhance skills in their occupation; or for capacity building overseas.

The visa is generally valid for stay in Australia for 2 years. The visa is subject to condition 8102 which forbids work apart from the training specified in the visa application. You must also maintain your health insurance whilst in Australia.

 

Types of Occupational Training:

This visa allows you to take part in one of the following occupational training types:

  1. Occupational Training to Get Registration or Licensing:

    Workplace-based training that is required to get occupational registration, licensing, or membership. In addition to that, registration, membership, or licensing must be compulsory to work for your occupation in your home country or Australia.

  2. Occupational Training to Improve Your Skills in an Eligible Occupation

    This includes structured workplace-based training specifically tailored and timed according to the training needs of the nominated person. However, the purpose of this training is to improve your skills for your eligible occupation.

  3. Occupational Training for Capacity Building Overseas

    This includes:

    • Overseas Qualification

      Structured workplace-based training specifically tailored according to the training needs of nominated students who are:

      • Currently enrolled in a foreign educational institution
      • Need the training to complete their degree, research, or practical training.

    • Government Support

      Structured workplace-based training with the support of the Australian government agency or government agency of the home country.

    • Professional DevelopmentStructured training for employers to train their employees for the growth of the organization.

Eligibility

Applicant must:
  1. Sponsored by an approved sponsor
  2. Nominated to take part in occupation training or professional development training if your sponsor is not an Australian Commonwealth Government agency
  3. At least 18 years of age
  4. Functional English
  5. Meet health and character requirements
  6. The genuine intention of living in Australia temporarily

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Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa - subclass 187

The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme visa (subclass 187) is for skilled workers who want to work in regional Australia. This visa involves a two-step process, firstly, nomination by an approved Australian employer an​​​d then an application under the nominated stream. It is part of the Permanent Employer Sponsored Visa program.  This vacancy need to be available at least for two years. RSMS covers all the regional areas which do not include Brisbane, Newcastle, Wollongong, Gold Coast, Melbourne or Sydney.

Applicants must be under 50 years of age and meet the English language requirements. You may be in or out of Australia to apply for this visa.

Subclass 187 visa allows overseas skilled workers who are nominated by the eligible employer to work in regional areas of Australia on a condition that the employer is not able to find the right talent in Australia on the nominated positions. State grants 10 points to the nominated overseas applicants.

 

Subclass 187 – Direct Entry Stream

This visa stream permits overseas skilled workers who are nominated by the eligible employer to live and work in Australia permanently.

Processing Time for Direct Entry Stream – Subclass 187: 21 – 22 Months.

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  1. Be nominated by the eligible employer to work in regional Australia
  2. Have an occupation listed on the eligible Skilled Occupations List
  3. Have at least 3 years of relevant work experience
  4. Have positive skill assessment assessed by relevant assessing authorities
  5. Be under age of 45 or if above 45 (certain conditions are applied)
  6. Have competent English
  7. Meet health and character requirements

 

Subclass 187 – Temporary Residence Transition Stream

This visa stream permits those overseas skilled workers who hold the Temporary Skill Shortage Visa or subclass 457 to live and work in regional areas of Australia permanently when sponsored by the eligible employer on the nominated position.

Processing Time for Temporary Residence Transition Stream – Subclass 187: 78 Days – 9 Months

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  1. Have worked full-time for the sponsoring eligible employer on a nominated position in regional areas of Australia for at least 3 years holding the Temporary shortage skilled visa or subclass 457 visa
  2. Be nominated by the eligible employer to work in regional Australia
  3. Have required skills, qualifications and positive assessment
  4. Have positive skill assessment assessed by relevant assessing authorities
  5. Be under age of 45 or if above 45 (certain conditions are applied)
  6. Have competent English
  7. Meet health and character requirements

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Temporary Skill Shortage visa - subclass 482

This visa allows the eligible employers to sponsor the overseas skilled workers to live and work in Australia temporarily on a condition that if the employer is not able to find the right talent in Australia on the nominated positions.

186 visa or Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) is a permanent visa for skilled workers who want to work in Australia; there are two different ways to apply for this visa:

The Temporary Residence Transition stream is for subclass 482 visa holders who have worked for three years, while holding a subclass 482 visa, in the same occupation with their nominating employer (who is not subject to a labour agreement and who has lodged a valid nomination with us under the Temporary Residence Transition stream), who wants to offer them a permanent position in that occupation.

The Direct Entry stream is for:

  • people who have been nominated by their employer under the Direct Entry stream and occupation is listed on MLTSSL.
  • people who have never, or only briefly, worked in Australia, or
  • temporary residents who do not qualify for the Temporary Residence Transition stream.

 

In case you do not have an employer to nominate you, you can submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect. This is possible to do in or outside Australia.

 

Subclass 482 – Short-Term Stream

This visa stream allows eligible employers to sponsor and nominate the overseas skilled workers with a relevant occupation listed on Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). The nominated employee can live and work in Australia for up to 2 years or up to 4 years if the International Trade Obligation applies.

Processing Time for Short-Term Stream – Subclass 482: 51 Days – 3 Months

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  1. Have required skills, qualifications and at least 2 years of relevant work experience
  2. Be nominated by Standard Business Sponsor for the occupation listed on STSOL
  3. Have positive skill assessment assessed by relevant assessing authorities
  4. Know sufficient English language required for the visa
  5. Meet health and character requirements

 

Subclass 482 – Medium-Term Stream

This visa stream allows eligible employers to sponsor and nominate the overseas skilled workers with a relevant occupation listed either on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or on the Regional Occupation List (ROL). The nominated employee can live and work in Australia for up to 4 years.

Processing Time for Medium-Term Stream – Subclass 482: 35 Days – 70 Days

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  1. Have required skills, qualifications and at least 2 years of relevant work experience
  2. Be nominated by Standard Business Sponsor for the occupation listed on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or on the Regional Occupation List (ROL)
  3. Have positive skill assessment assessed by relevant assessing authorities
  4. Know sufficient English language required for the visa
  5. Meet health and character requirements

 

Subclass 482 – Labor Agreement Stream

This visa stream allows overseas skilled workers to live and work in Australia when nominated by the employer with the labour agreement. The nominated employee can live and work in Australia for up to 4 years depending upon the terms of a labour agreement.

Processing Time for Labour Agreement Stream – Subclass 482: 14 Days – 54 Days

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  1. Be nominated by the eligible employer who holds the labour agreement with the Department of Home Affairs
  2. Have a positive skill assessment to comply with the terms of a labour agreement
  3. Have sufficient English as per directed by the labour agreement
  4. Meet health and character requirements

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Spouse/Partner Visa

Apply for the permanent Partner visa in two stages (if inside Australia):

  1. Temporary stage, SC820 visa
  2. Permanent stage, SC801 visa

 

Apply for the permanent Partner visa in two stages (if outside Australia):

  1. Temporary stage, SC309 visa
  2. Permanent stage, SC100 visa

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Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa - subclass 491

491 visa or Skilled Regional Visa is for people who want to work and live in specified regional areas in Australia for four years.

To be able to apply for this visa you need to be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government then submit an expression of interest (EOI) and then wait to be invited through SkillSelect to apply.

The Australian government is especially emphasizing on its regional areas by creating more prospects related to work in these regional areas. This is expected to bring economic growth for regional Australia. In this very context, a new visa subclass 491 is introduced.

Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa has 2 applicants:

 

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 491- Main Applicant

This visa is allows the skilled individuals to live and work in regional areas of Australia for a span of 5 years

Australian government is emphasizing on the development of their regional areas by creating new work
opportunities there and by inviting people from overseas to meet the void of skilled workers there.
What can you do with this visa?

This visa will entitle you to:

  • Come and live in Australia for a span of 5 years
  • One can live, work and study in Australian regional area
  • The applicant can travel from Australia and to Australia whenever he/she wants.

 

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  1. The applicant must be nominated by the state or is sponsored by a relative who is a permanent Australian resident living in regional Australia
  2. Should belong to the profession listed in the relevant occupation list
  3. The skill of the applicant must be assessed by the relevant skill assessing authorities
  4. Must be 45 or less than 45 in age
  5. The applicant must meet all the character and health requirements
  6. Should get an invitation to apply
  7. The applicant must score 65 points at minimum

 

The duration of skilled work regional visa subclass 491:

The duration of the skilled work regional visa is 5 years. One can apply for Permanent visa subclass 191 after 3 years if eligible.

The cost of skilled work regional visa subclass 491:

The visa processing fee of skilled work regional visa subclass 491 is AUD 4,045

 

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 491 – Subsequent Entrant

This visa allows the member of the family unit of a person who holds work regional visa subclass 491 to come and live in regional Australia until the visa that the main applicant holds ends.

 

What can you do with this visa?

  • Come and live in Australia until the visa of the main applicant ends.
  • One can live, work and study in Australian regional area
  • The subsequent entrant can travel from Australia and to Australia whenever he/she wants.

 

Eligibility

One should meet the following criteria to get this visa

  • The applicant must be a member of the family unit of the main applicant holding skilled work regional visa subclass 491
  • Should meet all health and character requirements

 

Duration of Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 491 – subsequent entrant

The duration of this visa is until the visa of the main applicant ends.

Cost of Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 491 – subsequent entrant

The processing fee of this visa is AUD 4,045

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Skilled Nominated visa - subclass 190

190 visa or Skilled Nominated visa is for people who want to live and work in Australia. You must be nominated by an Australian state or territory government agency. This visa is a permanent visa for points-tested skilled workers.

To be able to apply for this visa you need to be nominated by an Australian State or Territory government then submit an expression of interest (EOI) and then wait to be invited through SkillSelect to apply.

Your occupation must be in the MLTSSL or STSSL and you obtained positive skills assessment from the skill assessing body of your nominated occupation.

Every State or Territory Government publishes a list of occupation in which workers of different skills are required. This is the State Nominated visa that invites the nominated skilled workers to live and work in Australia permanently.

Processing Time for Skilled Nominated Visa – Subclass 190: 7 – 9 Months

 

Process

Applicant must go through the following process:

  1. Check the eligibility to apply for Subclass 189 by selecting the relevant occupation from skilled occupation list, skill assessment and calculating points of interest in SkillSelect
  2. Submit the EOI if points of Interest are at least 65
  3. Get the invitation to apply for the visa
  4. Apply within the 60 days of invitation

 

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  1. Have an age less than 45 year
  2. Have an occupation listed on the relevant Skilled Occupations List
  3. Have positive skill assessment from the relevant assessing authority
  4. Score at least 65 points on the points test
  5. Be invited to apply for the visa
  6. Meet health and character requirements
  7. Have a competent English language

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Independent Skilled visa - subclass 189

189 visa or Skilled Independent visa is a permanent residence visa for people who are not sponsored by an employer, family or nominated by a State or Territory Government. You have to obtain a minimum point on the points test.

To be able to apply for this visa you need to submit an expression of interest (EOI) and then wait to be invited through SkillSelect to apply.

Your occupation must be in the MLTSSL and you have obtained positive skills assessment from the skill assessing body of your nominated occupation.

SubClass 189 is the most popular visa for skilled workers to work and live in Australia permanently. Applicant must have at least 65 points of interest to get the invitation from the Department of Immigration. However, the applicant does not need any nominator or sponsor to apply for this visa.

Processing Time for Independent Skilled Visa – Subclass 189: 7 – 8 Months

 

Process

Applicant must go through the following process:

  1. Check the eligibility to apply for Subclass 189 by selecting the relevant occupation from skilled occupation list, skill assessment and calculating points of interest in SkillSelect
  2. Submit the EOI if points of Interest are at least 65
  3. Get the invitation to apply for the visa
  4. Apply within the 60 days of invitation

 

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  1. Have an age less than 45 year
  2. Have an occupation listed on the relevant Skilled Occupations List
  3. Have positive skill assessment from the relevant assessing authority
  4. Score at least 65 points on the points test
  5. Be invited to apply for the visa
  6. Meet health and character requirements
  7. Have a competent English language

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Skilled-Recognised Graduate visa - subclass 476

This visa allows the recent engineering graduates who have completed their degrees from the specified educational institutions to live, study and work in Australia for usually the duration of 18 months.

Processing Time for Skilled-Recognised Graduate Visa – Subclass 187: 16 – 27 Days

Washington Accord

Washington Accord is an agreement between different countries to recognize or accredit the engineering degrees of specific engineering institutions. Engineering qualifications recognized by different signatories are considered equally qualified by each signatory and do not need any further assessment.

Eligibility

Applicant must:

  1. Be under the age of 31
  2. Have completed one of the following higher qualification degrees in the past two years from the specified educational institution under Washington accord:
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Master’s degree
    • Doctoral degree
    • Postgraduate diploma
  3. Have graduated in of the following engineering disciplines:
    • Civil engineering
    • Chemical engineering
    • Environment engineering
    • Electrical engineering
    • Electronic engineering
    • Structural engineering
    • Mining and Material engineering
    • Mechanical, Production and Plant engineering
  4. Have not previously held the subclass 476 or 485
  5. Have a passport from the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand,
    or the Republic of Ireland, or must prove English proficiency by giving one of the following tests to secure the required score:
    • IELTS
    • TOEFL
    • Cambridge Advanced English
    • PTE Academic
    • Occupational English Test
  6. Meet health and character requirement

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Temporary Graduate visa - subclass 485

485 visa or Temporary Graduate visa is for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution.

It lets you stay in Australia temporarily after you have finished your studies.

 

There are two streams:

Graduate Work stream

Processing Time for Graduate work Stream – Subclass 485: 5 Months

For international students with an eligible qualification who graduate with skills and qualifications that relate to an occupation on the list of eligible skilled occupations. This visa will give you 18 months of work visa from the date of granted.

Applicant must:

  1. Be under the age of 50
  2. Hold the student visa
  3. Have completed the vocational course of study registered on CRICOS
  4. Have skills and qualifications relevant to the occupation listed on skilled occupation list
  5. Have a positive assessment of the relevant skills
  6. Have a passport from the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, or the Republic of Ireland, or must prove English proficiency by giving one of the following tests to secure the required score:
    • IELTS
    • TOEFL
    • Cambridge Advanced English
    • PTE Academic
    • Occupational English Test
  7. Hold health cover from an approved Australian health insurance provider when applying for the visa
  8. Meet health and character requirement

 

Post-Study Work stream

Processing Time for Post-Study Work stream – Subclass 485: 4 – 5 Months

For international students who graduate with a higher education degree from an Australian education provider, regardless of their field of study. This visa will give you 24 months of work visa from the date of granted.

Applicant must:

  1. Be under the age of 50
  2. Hold the student visa granted on or after November 5, 2011
  3. Have completed the higher education course of study registered on CRICOS
  4. Have a passport from the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, or the Republic of Ireland, or must prove English proficiency by giving one of the following tests to secure the required score:
    • IELTS
    • TOEFL
    • Cambridge Advanced English
    • PTE Academic
    • Occupational English Test
  5. Hold health cover from an approved Australian health insurance provider when applying for the visa
  6. Meet health and character requirement

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Student Guardian visa – subclass 590

This visa allows the parent, legal guardian or the relative of the overseas student who is under the age of 18 or above 18 if support and care are required due to some exceptional circumstances to live in Australia until the student stays.

Processing Time for Student Guardian Visa – Subclass 590: 72 Days – 4 Months

Applicant must:

  1. Be a parent, legal guardian or the relative of the student
  2. Have enough money to stay in Australia and to provide financial assistance to the student
  3. Have health insurance
  4. Be a genuine temporary entrant with the intention to go back to the home country after the completion of the course of study of the student

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High School (Student visa)

Australia is a popular Higher Secondary Education destination for international students.

Australia’s secondary schools follow to a national curriculum framework, which is progressively developed and implemented in schools to set high national standards in English, mathematics, science, history, languages, geography, the arts, health and physical education, information and communication technology, civics and citizenship, economics and business.

The final years of secondary school have a different name in different states.

Class structure, areas of specialisation and even the elective subjects may vary between different secondary schools. It is highly recommended that you do your research which school focuses on specific extracurricular activities that may be suitable for your children.

In many countries around the world High Schools students are required to study at least 10 subjects which unnecessarily create huge pressure on the students and often many students give up as it is too much pressure and as a result they lose interest. Many students tend not to grasp the concept of each of the subject matters instead they try to find ways to compete the subjects. Therefore, these studies do not help much when they go for higher studies and they tend to struggle.

Whereas Studies in Australia particularly at private Schools and College offer only 5 or 6 subjects which are quite manageable and motivating as students can spend enough time on each of the subjects to comprehend and enjoy the student life. If the student enjoys student life they would most likely continue their studies and be successful.

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Bachelor & Masters (Student visa)

Australia offers a diverse range of study options for international students, with more than 1,200 institutions and over 22,000 courses to choose from.

The higher education sector is made up of universities and other higher education institutions. The Australian Government supports the sector through policies, funding and programmes.

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VET (Student visa)

Vocational education and training (VET) enables students to gain qualifications for all types of employment, and specific skills to help them in the workplace.

The providers of VET include technical and further education (TAFE) institutes, adult and community education providers and agricultural colleges, as well as private providers, community organisations, industry skill centres, and commercial and enterprise training providers. In addition, some universities and schools provide VET.

Vocational education and training is provided through a network of eight state and territory governments and the Australian Government, along with industry, public and private training providers. These organisations work together to provide nationally consistent training across Australia.

The VET sector is crucial to the Australian economy; both for the development of the national workforce and as a major export industry.

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English Courses (Student visa)

Australia has one of the best ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students). You can choose between the following English courses:

  • General English
  • English for academic purposes
  • English for secondary school preparation
  • English for special purposes (English for Business, for example)
  • IELTS and TOEFL test preparation
  • Cambridge test preparation

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Student visa – subclass 500

This visa allows students to come to Australia and study their respective enrolled courses. Once this visa is granted, students can stay in Australia until the completion of their respective enrolled courses. 

Processing Time for Student Visa – Subclass 500: Processing time varies for every visa offering

 

Visa Offerings

Study visa offers the following programs to study in Australia by overseas students:

 

ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students):

English language prerequisite course to improve the English language proficiency to get enrolled in another higher-level course.

 

Primary and Secondary Schools:

Overseas students can come to study in primary and secondary schools of Australia

 

Vocational Education and Training (VET):

This allows overseas students to study:

  • Certificate I, II, III, IV
  • VET diploma
  • VET advanced diploma
  • VET graduate certificate/diploma
  • Registered Training Organizations (RTO’s) allows overseas students to develop both educational and work-oriented skills. As a result, these skills provide a pathway to get into different professional industries or higher education programs.

 

Higher Education Sector:

Higher Education offered by universities of Australia includes:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Associate degree
  • Higher education diploma and advanced diploma

 

Post-graduate Research:

This allows overseas students to study:

  • Master’s degree
  • Doctoral degree
  • Research work

 

Non-award Courses:

This allows the overseas students to study the foundation studies courses that do not lead to any Australian award but might help in higher education.

 

Foreign Affairs or Defence Sector:

This allows the overseas students who are sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs or Department of Defence to study the related courses in Australia.

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