Students from the UK, South Africa, and Southeast Asia migrate to Australia to study at top Australian universities. If you are also planning to come to Australia for your further studies, then it is important to apply for a Student Visa. Today, we will help you understand the process of migrating to Australia step by step.

What Is Permanent Residency (PR)

PR means permanent residency, so when you are applying for a PR you are requesting to switch permanently to Australia. A permanent resident of Australia has many entitlements and rights of a citizen, but there are a few differences. 

A citizen can enter and leave Australia anytime, however, if a PR citizen decides to travel overseas, they will need to make sure that they have a permanent visa with a valid travel authority. 

Citizens can also vote in Australian Government elections, but PR visa holders cannot. For both citizens and non-citizens, the eligibility for Australian services and benefits is given by the government agency.

Requirements for Permanent Residency

Now let’s quickly go through the requirements that you will need to get PR in Australia.

You’ll need,

– at least 2 years of study at the post-graduate level (University) in Western Australia 

– Legal proof of work experience 

– Demonstrating proficient English 

– Have a full-time job offer on a 12-months contract 

– Prove of having sufficient funds in your account 

– Your occupation needs to be listed on the New Graduate Occupation List

Let’s go to some in-depth details of each requirement. 

Educational Requirements 

To get PR, you need to have studied in any Western Australian institution for at least 2 years. You also need to hold either a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree, or Ph.D. graduate.

If you’re confused or having trouble choosing, we can help you to find the right University for you. We can also apply for scholarships to study for bachelor’s and Master’s in a few universities in Australia and we also provide free consultation service.

Read more on 10 Massive Benefits of Studying in Australia.

Work Experience Requirements 

You will need to provide legal proof of work experience related to the occupation listed, for a minimum of 1-year work experience in Australia or 3-year work experience overseas. But if you hold a Western Australian Ph.D. or Master’s Degree then this work experience won’t matter. 

Lastly, you’ll need to hold a 1-year job contract from a legal firm in Australia before you apply for PR. 

English Proficiency Requirements 

To provide legal proof of your English language proficiency you’ll have to have a good score on language tests. But in case you’re a passport holder of the United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, United States, Canada, or New Zealand then you won’t fall under this rule. 

There are several tests that you can go through, here are all the minimum scores for each test. 

– A minimum score of 6 in IELTS

– Score B in OET 

– 24 in TOFEL-iBT

– The minimum 65 PTE Academic

Financial Requirements

As an applicant, you must have sufficient funds depending on the number of your family members applying as dependants. You need a minimum of AUD 20,000 per single applicant.

Occupation Requirements

You must have an occupation based on the degree you’ve pursued. If you have a bachelor’s degree then you’ll have fewer options but if you have completed your Master’s degree then you’ll get a variety of choices. 

To know if your job is enlisted in the government pages or not, visit the skill occupation list of Australia

Read more on the Top 15 Most in-demand Jobs in Australia.

Your dream of becoming a permanent resident is just a few steps away so don’t mess up your chances by unseeing these requirements. 

Many people are struggling to reach their destination just because they failed to meet the requirements. So list down everything that you need and come to us for a quick consultation and more help. 

Need help in studying abroad? Contact us today! At Global Heights, we will help you get started with your journey. Speak to our counselor to find out more information.

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