Melbourne Trade Courses

Find out which trade courses are available for international students to study in the city of Melbourne

Intro to Melbourne


Melbourne is the most popular destination for international students.

Melbourne an incredibly cultured and quirky city that offers delicious food, world class coffee and has countless winding alley ways that are magical to explore – don’t forget your camera down the colourful and famous Hosier Lane. Melbourne has a booming nightlight with different bars, pubs and clubs on every corner, ensuring you always have an evening to remember.

This city is also known for its eccentricity, creativity and love of the arts and has a multitude of underground music events, record stores, swing dancing clubs and more. Its efficient public transport and trams make travelling and exploring this wonderful city easy.

If that’s not enough, Melbourne is located closely to the picturesque Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula wine regions. On top of all this, take a long weekend off and road trip along the gorgeous Great Ocean Road, gaze upon the natural wonder of the 12 apostles, get close to native wildlife, take a surf break or wander through a misty rainforest waterfall. The opportunities are endless, and it all starts in Melbourne.

Trade & Vocational Courses

Why study a trade?

Studying the right trade or vocational course can greatly increase your chances of receiving Work Visas to Australia.

But migration can be very difficult to understand. There are so many different types of visas and so much information out there, which can make it super challenging to know what is accurate for your circumstance.

Therefore we’ve created a booklet for you that explains a pathway that has been tried and tested. Pathway to Aus has had many of its students successfully go down this path to achieve Permanent Residency.

This pathway is not for everyone, however it may be for you!

Study a course or package of courses that go for at least 2 years and includes the Certificate III in a relevant trade coruse

By studying for 2 years and undertaking a 360 hours vocational placement during your studies (most education providers will arrange this for you), you may be eligible to apply for and receive the Temporary Graduate Visa. The graduate visa is a work visa that allows the visa holder to live and work in Australia for up to 18 months. For more information on the Graduate Visa, click here.

The main benefit of the JRP is that on completion you will be provided with a positive skills assessment for general migration purposes. On this program, you must work for at least 12 months as a qualified Boat Builder.

Your employer will not need to sponsor your visa, as you will already be on the graduate visa. This will mean that you have a much higher chance of finding employment as it is very easy for the employer to hire you. You may find this video on the Job Ready Program helpful.

Once you have completed the Job Ready Program as a Boat Builder you will receive a positive skills assessment. Once you have the positive skills assessment you may be able to apply for general skilled migration visas. If eligible, the general skilled migration visas (Skilled Independent Subclass 189, State Nominated Subclass 190 or Regional Nominated Subclass 491) do not require you to have an employer that is willing to sponsor your visa. Please note that you will still be required to pass the points test and health checks to apply for this visa.
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