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Courses For Getting Permanent Residency Visa In Australia

Many international students want to settle in Australia for good and fruitful career. Most students generally start their employment on temporary work visa, which only allows them to work for limited period.

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This temporary work visa acts as stepping stone towards Permanent Residency or PR. These PR holders and their families can remain and work in Australia for indefinite time.

Some students find it difficult to get PR because their education and occupation is not appropriate to be eligible for PR. This can be very costly mistake as it is known that the Australian education is expensive for international students.

Therefore international students, who want to qualify for PR after their studies, must have required qualifications and employable in the occupations which are in high demands at Australia.

Australian government releases list of high demand occupations each year. International students who have completed their course, in any of the high demand occupation areas, have good chance of getting PR.

Certainly students can choose any college course related to Skilled Occupation List (SOL) but the list itself is keep changing. Dynamic nature of the list makes it difficult for international students to choose for correct course which can help them getting PR.

Here we are trying to identify courses which are in high demand, pay good salary and have good career prospects in Australia and abroad.


Engineering courses offer the chance to specialize in many of today’s most exciting and dynamic fields – with career prospects to get fit in Australia. Australia requires engineers in several fields including Engineering Manager, Ship’s Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Civil Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Transport Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Production or Plant Engineering, Mining Engineering (Excluding Petroleum), Petroleum Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Engineering Technologist, Environmental Engineering, Software Engineering, Telecommunications Engineering, Telecommunications Network Engineering, Civil Engineering Draftsperson, Civil Engineering Technician, Electrical Engineering Draftsperson, Electrical Engineering Technician, Telecommunications Field Engineering.


Studying accountancy is not easy and is definitely sought after occupation in the world. Australia requires Accountant (General), Management Accountant and Taxation Accountant.

Several Australian universities offer courses related to accountancy. Since many private universities also offer accountancy courses so international students must be careful while choosing them.

The Master of Management (Accounting) is generally certified by CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in top Australian universities. Successful completion of the Master of Management (Accounting) prepares students to apply for entry to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (ICAA) or Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) professional studies program.


Working in nursing, you should have an interest in people’s health and well-being. Australia is in great need of nursing professionals. For nursing jobs you’ll need communication skills, patience and team working skills.

Nursing occupations that are in SOL list include Midwife, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse (Aged Care), Nurse (Child and Family Health), Nurse (Community Health), Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency), Nurse (Development Disability), Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation), Nurse (Medical), Nurse (Medical Practice), Nurse (Mental Health), Nurse (Perioperative), Nurse (Surgical) and Nurse (Paediatric). Most of them are required to be registered.

Nursing schools in Australia have an excellent international reputation for proving high quality nursing education. Australian universities focus on providing excellent teaching and training and offer a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research programs in nursing, midwifery and health.

Medical Doctors

lack in availability of doctors is costing West Australia around $500 million a year in Medicare-funded medical services and this is putting pressure on Govt public hospitals. This shows the scale of shortages of medical doctors in Australia.

Studying medicine in Australia is very expansive. However if you really want to study medicine and have funds to support your education then Australia should be your preferred choice of study destination.

Medical Schools in Australia provide professional qualifications over a range of specializations. Admissions to the courses can be highly competitive depending on the institutions.

SOL list includes shortage of these occupations in Australia- Medical Diagnostic Radiographer Medical Radiation Therapist Nuclear Medicine, Technologist Stenographer Environmental Health Officer Occupational Health and Safety Advisor Optometrist Chiropractor Osteopath Dental Specialist Dentist Occupational Therapist Physiotherapist Podiatrist Speech Pathologist General Medical Practitioner Anesthetist Specialist Physician (General Medicine) Cardiologist Clinical Hematologist Medical Oncologist Endocrinologist Gastroenterologist Intensive Care Specialist Neurologist Pediatrician Renal Medicine Specialist Rheumatologist Thoracic Medicine Specialist Physicians nec Psychiatrist Surgeon (General) Cardiothoracic Surgeon Neurosurgeon Orthopedic Surgeon Otorhinolaryngologist Paediatric Surgeon Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Urologist Vascular Surgeon Dermatologist Emergency Medicine Specialist Obstetrician and Gynecologist Ophthalmologist Pathologist Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist Radiation and Oncologist Medical Practitioners nec..


Life as a dentist is challenging, varied and most of all rewarding. There are many different career paths to follow from general practice to teaching worldwide. Average salary is also comparatively high and impressive.

SOL list includes careers Dental Hygienist, Dental Prosthetist, Dental Technician and Dental Therapist.

Australian universities offer Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc), Bachelor of Oral Health (BOralH), Research Higher Degree and Postgraduate Programs for international students.

Other Occupations

There are many other programs which are in high demand occupation list. Please check last updated list here >>>> SOL list here <<<<.

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