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Studying the right trade or vocational course can significantly increase your chances of obtaining an Australian Work Visa.

Simple 4 Step Process

Enrol to a Course

Firstly, you must enrol in the right course/courses – one that trains you for a position on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).

Apply for 485 visa

After graduation, you may be eligible to apply for a temporary work visa called 485 Graduate Visa.

Undertake Job Ready Program

Job Ready Program program involves 12-months of paid work experience and can lead to a positive skills assessment for migration purposes.

Apply for 190 or 491 visas

Finally, after receiving a positive skills assessment, you may be eligible to apply for General Skilled Migration Visas. Common visas include the State Nominated (Subclass 190) or Regional Nominated (Subclass 491) Work Visas.

Find a Course

Study Pathways that may meet the 2-year course requirement for positions on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List

Carpentry

Course Summary

12-24 months
$9,000 – $15,000 per year
Intake from January and July
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Boat Building

Course Summary

12-24 months
$15,000 - $20,000
Intake from Jan and July
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Automotive Mechanic

Course Summary

12-24 months
$15,000 - $25,000
Intake monthly
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Commercial Cookery

Course Summary

24 months
$7,500 – $13,000 per year
Intake monthly
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Heavy Diesel Mechanic

Course Summary

12-24 months
$5,000 - $10,000
Intake Jan, Apr, Jun and Jul
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Solid Plastering

Course Summary

12-24 months
$10,000 - $15,000
Intake Jan, Mar, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov
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Bricklaying

Course Summary

12-24 months
$10,000 - $15,000
Intake January and July
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Wall & Floor Tiling

Course Summary

12-24 months
$10,000 - $15,000
Intake monthly
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Electrical Instrumentation

Course Summary

12-24 months
$10,000 - $15,000
Intake Feb, Apr, Jul, Oct
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Automotive Body Repair

Course Summary

12-24 months
$10,000 - $15,000
Intake Jan, Mar, May, Jul, Sep
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Automotive Electrician

Course Summary

12-24 months
$10,000 - $15,000
Intake Jan, Mar, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct
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Engineering Fabrication

Course Summary

12-24 months
$10,000 - $15,000
Intake July
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Electrical Engineering

Course Summary

12-24 months
$10,000 - $15,000
Intake February
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Airconditioning & Refrigeration

Course Summary

12-24 months
$10,000 - $15,000
Intake Feb, Jul and Oct
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Cabinet Making

Course Summary

12-24 months
$15,000 - $25,000
Intake February and July
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Joinery

Course Summary

12-24 months
$10,000 - $15,000
Intake January and July
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Painting and Decorating

Course Summary

12-24 months
$10,000 - $15,000
Intake monthly
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Other Non - Trade Pathway Courses

Job Ready Program

The Job Ready Program (JRP) is a four-step employment-based skills assessment program for international student graduates seeking a skills assessment for migration purposes. It is commonly used for those who cannot pass their skills assessment for general skilled migration purposes for those wanting to apply in Australia permanently.

JRP allows applicants to demonstrate their skills and job readiness in an Australian workplace, before they apply for migration to Australia.

Eligibility for the Job Ready Program

General Skilled Migration Visas

General Skilled Migration Visas are permanent visas to Australia that do not require you to have an employer to sponsor your visa. These visas include – Skilled Independent (Subclass 189), State Nominated (Subclass 190) or Skilled Regional (Subclass 491)

Graduate Visa

The Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) allows recent university graduates and some vocational graduates to remain in Australia and work after their studies have finished. At any stage throughout the temporary Graduate Visa, visa holders can apply for another permanent visa.

Immigration Points Test

To apply for general skilled migration visas, you must first pass a skills assessment and points test. The points test measures how desirable you are to the Australian Government by measuring such things as your age, education, work experience and English ability

Ian’s Story (Case Study)

Ian always knew that he wanted to live in Australia. He is a keen surfer, and the climate and waves on The Gold Coast suit him perfectly. Unfortunately, he had already used his working holiday visa and did not have the skills or experience to get an employer-sponsored or skilled independent visa.

At his initial consultation, Pathway to Aus went through some study options that may have been suitable for him. He had always been interested in boat building, and we managed to enrol him in the Cert III of Marine Craft Construction. This certified course is a 2-year package offered at TAFE QLD on the Gold Coast. Boat Building is on the Immigration Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List. Ian then spent 2 years undertaking this course, which combines in-class study and a vocational placement with a boat building company.

During his studies, Ian was fortunate enough to find paid work experience at the boat building company where he did his vocational placement. On the Student Visa, Ian could work 40 hours per fortnight and unlimited hours during school holidays allowing Ian to earn money to support his stay.

Because boat building is on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List, upon graduating, we were able to apply for an 18-month temporary graduate visa for Ian. We then ensured Ian passed a provisional skills assessment and entered into the Job Ready Program run by Trades Recognition Australia. As part of the Job Ready Program, Ian undertook a minimum of 1725 hours of full-time work as a boat builder. Consequently, Ian can obtain a full skills assessment in just 12 months, as opposed to the usual 3 years. We have now used the full skills assessment to apply for general skilled migration under the skilled independent stream (subclass 189). After we lodged Ian’s Expression of Interest (EOI), we received a nomination to apply for the visa in only 2 days!

“I want to thank Pathway to Aus for setting me on the right pathway. I had no idea how to stay in Australia, but they found a course that I love, and I am now in a job that I have always wanted to work in.”