Good news for international students! Australia extends post-study work rights

Good news for international students studying in Australia! The Australian government will extend post-study work rights to overseas students who graduate with qualifications linked to labor shortages. This will give students more time to find a job in Australia and use their skills learned while studying here.

However, the Australian government has not yet specified which degrees will be selected for the employment rights extensions. Details regarding the degrees in this category are expected at the end of October when the working advisory group submits its opinion.

Recently, he also announced that a new budget allocation of A$36 million will be earmarked to improve the visa process for international students and reduce delays in visa decisions.

With these new developments, Australia will see an increase in study abroad applications in the near future, which has been affected due to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

A Look at Post-Graduation Labor Rights

1) Some undergraduate degrees will provide international students with a four-year post-study work permit. The current limit is two years.

2) Some postgraduate degrees will provide students with five years of work experience after graduation. The current limit is three years.

3) Graduates of selected doctorates will be able to work for up to six years in Australia. The current limit is four years.

Meanwhile, Australia’s Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs has released the 2022-23 Migration Agenda. The program was designed to boost the economic recovery of the country which is still reeling from the woes of the pandemic.

The program is designed to improve and boost social cohesion outcomes in the post-pandemic environment. It will have a planning level of 160,000 seats.

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