- Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement, your admission papers stating your duration of stay
- Financial requirements
- English proficiency requirements
- Health and character requirements
3. Grab an internship to increase your chances of full-time employment.
There are several student and work visas that allow international students to intern in Australia. While on a student visa, you may work up to 40 hours per fortnight during term time, and full-time in the holidays. Any work required as part of your course is not included in the limit.
4. Get a work permit.
Unlike in some other English-speaking countries, there is no automatic right associated with your student visa to stay on and work in Australia after you get your degree. When you receive your student visa, the government lets you with the understanding that you will leave upon completion of course and before the visa will expire.
However, you can apply for work visas. You’ll need to apply for a visa 485 Skilled Temporary Graduate Visa) once your find a job. This visa is the most common option available to international students after graduating. With a 485 visa, you are allowed to stay in Australia for 18 months to gain work experience, but only if you have completed at least two years of study in Australia.
Also, you need to earn at least $53,900 per annum to be eligible enough to apply.
5. Apply for permanent residency.
Many international students enjoy their time in Australia so much that they apply for permanent residency. You can express your interest in applying for permanent residency through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection's SkillSelect migration program, which could lead to permanent residency through a Skilled Independent Visa, the Employer Nomination Scheme or the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme. The visa decision will be done by the officials in accordance with your application, certificates and employment status.
To be eligible to apply, you must have already lived in Australia for two years, have a year of work experience and have sufficient points.
6. Get citizenship.
To get a citizenship you need to satisfy the following key requirements:
- The general residence requirement, which means an applicant for Australian citizenship will need to demonstrate a minimum of four years permanent residence immediately prior to their application for citizenship
- An English language test, which means applicants will need to demonstrate competent English language listening, speaking, reading and writing skills before applying for citizenship by conferral