Australia is an extremely popular destination for international students, especially from countries in the Asia-Pacific region. According to the Department of Education and Training, there are 556,987 students from overseas studying in Australia as of May 2018, with 171,024 hailing from China, 66,233 from India and perhaps surprisingly, 31,956 from Nepal.
With a strong economy, academic credentials, balanced life style and attractive landscaping, Australia is no less than a paradise on earth to study and settle. If you are also the one who is currently studying in Australia or making a move to apply for the same, then the prospect of Australian Permanent Residency (PR) may have crossed your mind.
For those interested in attaining permanent residency to work and live in Australia, it’s important to choose the right course. Every year, Australian government releases a list of highly demanded occupations in Australia. International students who have completed their course in the given occupation areas have higher chances of getting PR.
In order to live and work in Australia on a Permanent Resident Visa (PR), there are various options for candidates. Most common pathways are:
- Employer Nomination Scheme
- Skilled Migration Program
- State Nomination
- Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme
Here are the courses with strong prospects for permanent residency.
Even though engineering is a popular field of study for domestic students, there are still skill shortages that fall under the authority of Engineers Australia.
Education and Teaching
Australia is considered as one of the powerhouses for the best high-quality Education system. International students can apply for Permanent Residency after they undertake courses in education and teaching.
Many businesses are recognizing the value of employees with the ability to code, even those outside of the tech sector. IT is at the core of all kinds of industries around the world. Australia’s booming economy very efficiently caters to IT Professionals who qualify from an Australian university or have excelled in IT profession in another country.
Australia has a rapidly ageing population and as a result, jobs in health and caregiving will be very important. Universities of Nursing in Australia have an outstanding international reputation for providing high quality range of undergraduate, research or postgraduate programs in health, nursing and midwifery.
Accountancy is one of the fastest-growing occupations in Australia. The number of international students pursing accounting in Australia increased by 500% between the year 2001 and 2014. As an accountant in Australia, you can have a great exposure to organizations relating to taxation, financial dealings, and record-keeping and compliance requirements.