Degrees Ahead Study to Work Australia


If you study in Australia   for a minimum of 2 years you can apply for the Temporary Graduate Visa ( Subclass 485). There are two options on this visa the  Graduate Work Stream Visa  were you will be able to stay and work for 18months if you study  a skill on the National occupational shortage list.  The second option is the Post Study Stream which is available for students studying bachelors, masters, PHDs and is a two year (bachelor and masters) 3 yr (research masters and PHD) post study work visa.

Students can take their famillies on the student visa, students and partners can work for 40 hours a fortnight and full time during the holidays.  Partner/spouses of students studying a masters or PHD can work fulltime.  Working rights on a student visa do not commence until the course starts.

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Degrees Ahead provides FREE advice and application management to UK students, advising students on the appropriate courses for the work study option.  The process is very straight forward:

  • Consult with Degrees Ahead to establish the most suitable course
  • Degrees Ahead provide free application management application
  • Once you have accepted a place at a recognised university or college and paid the first semesters fees you will receive an electronic confirmation of enrolment and can apply for a student visa online.
  • Eligible dependant family members can accompany you to Australia
  • When you have commenced your course of study in Australia, you can work up to 40 hours a fortnight while your course is in session and unlimited hours during scheduled course breaks.
  • Your family members can work up to 40 hours per fortnight provided you have commenced your course of study in Australia. If you are doing a postgraduate course, such as a Master’s degree, your family members can work unlimited hours once you commence this course. 

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