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New Pathway to Australia Permanent Residency for International Students

New Pathway to Australia Permanent Residency for International Students

Western Australia Government Introduces New Pathway To Permanent Residency for International Students

On Monday 1st October 2018 the Western Australia State Government introduced a new pathway to Permanent Residency for international students who have studied a minimum of two years in a Western Australian university.

To be eligible under the governments new pathway to Australian Permanent Residency for international students which is known as “graduate stream” the student must have proficient English and have been offered full time employment.

They have also released a “graduate occupation list” and the student must have an occupation that is available on the list to be eligible.

For students who hold A bachelor or higher degree you will only be able to access certain occupations however those who have graduated with a Masters or PhD all of the occupations on the “Graduate Occupation List” or GOL are available to you.

You may be eligible for Western Australian State nomination using one of the following visa subclasses:

  • Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190); or
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489).​
  • The requirements for the “Graduate stream” are as follows:
  • ​Meet the Department of Home Affairs requirements for the intended visa subclass 190 or 489.
  • Have ​A nominated occupation available on the Graduate occupation list
  • ​Meet English requirements – all applicants must demonstrate “proficient” level of English
  • Demonstrated the minimum required work experience in nominated occupation – For Bachelor and higher degree graduates only
  • ​Provide a contract of employment
  • Demonstrate the minimum requirements for Western Australian study
    ​Demonstrated sufficient funds – For applicants who are not yet living in Western Australia
  • Most of the occupations listed on the Graduate Occupation List (GOL) are available for both the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and the Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489), but not all.
  • This is also the case for what occupations are available between those who have a PhD/Masters or those who have a Bachelor or higher degree.

To help determine if your eligible of Permanent Residency for International Students and your nominated occupation is on the GOL we have listed it below:

2018 Graduate occupation list

ANZSCO code Occupation List Eligible Visas PhD and Masters Bachelor /Higher
221111 Accountant 190, 489 YES YES
233911 Aeronautical Engineer 190, 489 YES YES
231111 Aeroplane Pilot 489 YES YES
234111 Agricultural Consultant 190,489 YES YES
234112 Agricultural Scientist 190,489 YES YES
411111 Ambulance Officer 190,489 YES YES
253211 Anaesthetist 190,489 YES YES
232111 Architect 190,489 YES YES
252711 Audiologist 190,489 YES YES
271111 Barrister 190,489 YES YES
253312 Cardiologist 190,489 YES YES
253512 Cardiothoracic Surgeon 190,489 YES YES
272111 Careers Counsellor 190,489 YES YES
233111 Chemical Engineer 190,489 YES YES
233211 Civil Engineer 190,489 YES YES
253313 Clinical Haematologist 190,489 YES YES
272311 Clinical Psychologist 190,489 YES YES
252311 Dental Specialist 190,489 YES YES
252312 Dentist 190,489 YES YES
253911 Dermatologist 190,489 YES YES
261312 Developer Programmer 190,489 YES YES
253917 Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist 190,489 YES YES
241111 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher 190,489 YES YES
233311 Electrical Engineer 190,489 YES YES
233411 Electronics Engineer 190,489 YES YES
253912 Emergency Medicine Specialist 190,489 YES YES
253315 Endocrinologist 190,489 YES YES
233915 Environmental Engineer 190,489 YES YES
251311 Environmental Health Officer 489 YES YES
132211 Finance Manager 190,489 YES YES
222311 Financial Investment Adviser 190,489 YES YES
222312 Financial Investment Manager 190,489 YES YES
253316 Gastroenterologist 190,489 YES YES
253111 General Practitioner 190,489 YES YES
234411 Geologist 190,489 YES YES
233212 Geotechnical Engineer 190,489 YES YES
251511 Hospital Pharmacist 190,489 YES YES
141311 Hotel or Motel Manager 190,489 YES YES
262112 ICT Security Specialist 190,489 YES YES
233511 Industrial Engineer 190,489 YES YES
251512 Industrial Pharmacist 190,489 YES YES
411112 Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic 190,489 YES YES