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What to Study to Obtain Permanent Residence in Australia

If you want to obtain Australian residency and want to study something that increases your chances of obtaining it, here you can find out some highly recommended options. But remember, federal and state governments frequently review the trades that their respective economies need and based on this they introduce, change, and remove trades from their lists.
This can happen at ANY time and without prior announcement.

⚠️  IMPORTANT: The information that we will present to you now IS OF A GENERAL CHARACTER and is based on the list of trades in demand as of the date of publication. Federal and state governments frequently review the trades that their respective economies need and based on this they introduce, change, and remove trades from their lists. This can happen at ANY time and without prior announcement.


In Australia there are important vacancies in occupations for which it is not necessary to attend university such as carpentry, mechanics, nursing and social work. Many of these cannot be filled with Australian labor. Therefore, the Australian government places these trades on a ‘list of jobs in demand’ so that foreigners who are qualified in them (or are prepared to qualify) can use them for immigration purposes. The vocational studies that we will present below are aligned to trades that are in high demand today.

If you want to review the list this is the link:

However, it should be noted that in Australia there are NO guarantees of residence for studying here. Australia attracts around 500,000 – 700,000 international students a year. In the points system for residency there are approximately 50,000 places per year. This means that mathematically not everyone studying in Australia will obtain residency. Despite the mathematics, the studies that we will recommend below, in our experience, have a path to residency with a greater probability of success than many other professional trades such as accounting, business administration, architecture and others.

Variety of vocational courses that you can study in Australia apart from English


They cost between $ 5,000 – $ 8,000 a year. They let you buy time while you enjoy the experience of living in Australia, but they do not strengthen your path to residency.
Example: Diploma of Leadership & Management.


They cost around $ 14,000 a year and are usually related to technical trades. They give you a more serious path to residence.

Examples: kitchen, plasterwork, and carpentry.


They cost from $ 15,000 a year and are more internationally recognized and maybe they will serve you more if you want to return to your country at the end of studying in Australia, but they usually do not strengthen your path to PR.
Example: Master of Business Administration or Master of Supply Chain Management


They cost from $ 20,000 a year and are aligned to high-demand trades, usually requiring a high level of English.
Example: Master of Education, Master of Social Work, Master of Software Engineering, or Master of Professional Engineering.

Does it make sense to study courses WITHOUT direct immigration purposes?

These studies are known in the street lexicon as “burn visas.” You would only study them for 3 reasons:


They are usually cheap and help you buy time while accumulating finances to study a course WITH direct immigration purposes.


You buy time while you enjoy the experience of being a student in Australia and then make the decision about whether to stay here, move to another country or return to your country.


If what you are passionate about is not on the list of jobs in demand, you would study one of these because if you do not use it here, at least it will be something related to your own interests.

Why do many students end up studying vocational courses WITH direct immigration purposes even if they are not related to the careers they already have?

Many people who come to Australia with the purpose of improving their English and then return to their country end up falling in love with Australia. This is when they want to start a path to permanent residence. However, in many cases they have several difficulties when using their university degrees to obtain the PR, for example:

1. The careers they studied are not directly related to the trades on the list.

Example: international business or financial engineering, which are not strongly aligned to a trade on the list of in-demand jobs.

2. They studied an academic level lower than that required in Australia to validate their career.

Example: they studied graphic design technicians, but here they ask for a university degree to validate it.

3. The validation of your career in Australia is highly complex or requires a very high level of English.

Example: law and veterinary.

4. Careers in Australia are very competitive or the job market is relatively closed.

Examples: fashion design, industrial engineering, architecture, and accounting.

If you want to start a new migration route or alternative to your career then let’s get started!

Know all the careers, their requirements and how to migrate in their PDFs.

Vocational courses to obtain Permanent Residence

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