Australian qualifications are known to make graduates attractive employees to employers in their home country, in Australia and around the world.
If you are completing or have completed your studies, there are a range of options available for you to consider.
If you’d like to stay in Australia and continue working after your current visa expires, you’ll need to get a new visa that lets you do this. There are a number of options, so work out what best fits your situation.
If you completed a Bachelors, Masters or Doctoral degree, you may be eligible for the Post-Study Work stream of the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa.
Alternatively, a new employer may be able to sponsor you for a new visa – talk to their Human Resources or Recruitment staff.
If you’d like to stay in Australia independently of employer sponsorship for a longer term or professional career, you can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Government has expanded options for onshore students that enable you to extend your stay. Visit the ‘Staying in Australia’ tab on the Department of Home Affairs’ COVID-19 webpage.
Wherever your post-graduation path leads, think about joining an alumni group from your institution. It will help you stay in touch with your classmates, and can provide you with great benefits and opportunities.