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VET Qualification Permanent Resident Pathway for International Students


Vocational Education & Training VET Qualifications Officially Regional PR Pathway for International Students

Since the 16th of November 2019, there have been plenty of regulation changes in Australia including additional regional areas, for instance, Perth as part of Western Australia, has become one of the regional areas. This change was introduced to attract more student visa migrants to Western Australian educational institutions and, most importantly, to apply for the latest updated skilled visas afterward.

The new regulation also affects the possibility for international students to extend their graduate visa, even though there are some specific requirements that need to be met. In relation to this, Western Australia has also updated its Graduate occupation list.

Commencing in 2018, the graduate stream offers a skilled migration pathway permanent Resident for International students graduating from universities in Western Australia.

However, starting from 9 December 2019, the graduate stream has been extended to include VET graduates, who complete a qualification in Western Australia at Certificate III level or above this level. This stream is also more accessible for international students. Furthermore, ELICOS is also counted into the two-year study requirement in Western Australia. 

Popular occupations added to the list are Chef and Baker profession. 

Accredited Vocational Education and Training (VET) institutions must be registered with the Australian Skills Quality Authority and have a campus in Western Australia, where students study full time through face-to-face delivery. The same requirements apply for English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) provider. It has to be run by a provider in Western Australia and CRICOS-registered. 

More good news, the requirements for the graduate stream is also reduced. As of 1st of December 2019, graduates only need to demonstrate either 6 month’s work experience in Western Australia or 6 month employment contract in Western Australia. Prior to this, international students needed to have 12 months or work experience and a job offer for 12 months. These updates indeed lighten the burden of some graduates who perhaps do not have 12 months’ work experience.  

If you are an international student, studying in Western Australia and you are interested in a skilled migration pathway becoming Australia Permanent Resident, these new updates would be welcomed news for you. However meeting the criteria listed above is somehow not enough to gain your skilled migration visa, then you might need assistance to do so.

Indah Melindasari as our principal migration agent who is registered with the Australian Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) with registration number 0961448. We are regulated in our professional practice and are bound by the profession’s Code of Conduct issued by the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

We understand that applying for a visa to Australia could get very complex. Indah Melindasari and the team at ONE derland Consulting will help you to understand what you have to do and also provide the best options for applying for your visa. ONE derland consulting will take the time and compile all documents needed and guarantee that your application is 100% ready before submitting, ensuring a positive outcome for your visa application.

Get in touch through email [email protected] or via phone to 08 9477 5831 (Perth), 02 9188 2065 (Sydney) & 03 9088 4114 (Melbourne). Talk to our experience team member on any queries you may have.

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