Australia is renowned as one of the world’s leading academic destinations. Each year, thousands of international students from around the world travel to Australia for higher studies. After completion of their degrees, the majority of international students intend to stay in Australia permanently because they find it to be a safe, friendly, and supportive place to live and study.

What are the best PR (Permanent Residency) courses and pathways? 

At first, a Nepalese student needs to apply for an Australian student visa to study in Australia. After a Nepalese student completes their 2 years of study from a recognized Australian university/ education institution, he/ she can apply for a post-study working (PSW) visa commonly known as Subclass 485. This visa allows you to work and reside in Australia depending on your qualification from 2 years to 4 years. Again, this PSW visa helps students to collect PR points to apply for their Permanent Residency. 

You can earn PR by applying your PR application under any of these 3 main PR pathways as you accumulate enough points (minimum 65 points). They are:

  • Skilled Migration Visa (Subclass 189)
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186)
  • State Nomination Visa (Subclass 190)

There are several courses that are highly in demand in the Australian job market. Top 7 Benefits of Australian PR for Nepalese Students

The best Courses that lead to PR in Australia for Nepalese Students are discussed in detail:

1. Engineering

Graduation with an engineering degree from Australia opens a wide array of employment opportunities to Nepalese students in Australia. Agricultural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Software Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Chemical Engineering are the most in-demand engineering jobs in Australia. 

An engineer earns an average of AUD 110,000 annually. 

3. Accounting

Accounting jobs are in high demand in Australia. This makes many students pursue their education in Accounting due to ample of career opportunities. To work as an accountant in Australia, you must have a bachelor’s degree in accounting. 

Additionally, completing an MPA (Masters in Professional Accounting) will provide you with excellent job opportunities. You can works as a Corporate Treasurer, External Editor, Taxation Accountant, General Accountant, Management Accountant, and many other professions as an accounting graduate.

An accountant’s average salary in Australia is around AUD75,000.

5. Education and Teaching

Because of its highly developed quality education system of Australia has a huge demand for teachers and other academic professionals. The government is happy to welcome skilled migrants in this field and thus included the course in the PR-oriented course list. International students who graduate in this course have numerous career growth opportunities. 

Starting salaries for entry-level positions start at AUD81,253 with most experienced workers earning up to  AUD96,532 per year.

7. Medical courses

Due to the high demand for health professionals in the Australian healthcare industry, having a medical profession pays exceptionally well in Australia. 

Pursuing a medical degree in Australia can be costly for Nepalese students. Students like you should plan their budget accordingly and should be highly focused as you will be eligible for PR and will have a highly designated career once you complete your studies. Physiotherapy, Gynaecology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Dermatology, Radiology, Oncology, General Medicine, Prosthetics, Urology, are the most popular medical specialties in Australia. 

The average medical professional salary in Australia is AUD156,000 per year Entry-level positions start at AUD126,750 per year, while most experienced professionals make up to AUD234,000 per year.

9. Social work

Social work is one of the fastest-growing professions in Australia, with high demand among Nepalese students. It is possible to apply for any of the 3 PR visas in the Skilled Migration Program because the occupation is on the Medium- and Long-Term Managerial Skills List (MLTSSL). Welfare Centre Manager, Welfare Worker, Social Worker, and Community Worker are all consistently listed on the Skilled Occupations List (SOL).

The annual average income of a Social Worker is AUD87,903 in Australia.

11. Trade Qualification courses

Many Australian colleges and institutes offer popular trade courses which lead to skilled employment opportunities like carpenter, welder, cabinet maker, electrician, and many more.

To apply for trade jobs in Australia, international students either require a bachelor degree, Diploma, or Certificate III / IV, along with TRA (Trade Recognition of Australia) assessment. To Study these trade qualification courses, it costs somewhere between AUD12,000 to 14,000 annually, which is comparatively less than pursuing any other higher degree courses.

13. Building and Construction

If you want to apply for permanent residency in Australia and build your career in the construction industry, then pursuing a Building and Construction course is the best way to earn more PR points. These courses will allow you to put several building techniques into practice as well as study them. 

You’ll also learn how to work on a construction site while dealing with safety regulations, project management, and more. Nepalese Students can work as a Carpenter or Joiner, Bricklayer, Construction Estimator, Construction Project Manager, Wall, and Floor Tiler, Roof Tiler, Glazier, Building Inspector, and many other roles after completing the course.

2. Computer and Information Technology

Today, Computer operators and IT professionals are in huge demand throughout the world. Australia isn’t an exception. Australia’s growing economy offers a great career to IT professionals who have pursued education from an Australian government-recognized institution. 

Most popular professions include Computer Network and System, ICT Business & System Analysis, Software application and programming, Web Developing, etc.

An IT professional salary in Australia begins at around AUD 75,000 per year and only grows further. 

4. Nursing

Australia is famous for its nursing education and career opportunities. Most Nepalese students choose Australia as a career destination to pursue nursing. With the increasing population and the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand of nurses have rocketed to the top. 

Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse (Aged Health Care), Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health), Community Health Care, Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency), Nursing for Disability and Rehabilitation, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse (Mental Health), and Midwifery are among the skills on the popular nursing list.

In Australia, the average registered nurse salary is AUD78,969 per year. The starting salary for entry-level positions is AUD75,875 per year.

6. Hospitality 

In Australia, tourism is a booming industry that provides exciting career opportunities and also allows international students to obtain permanent residency.

As a result, international students with passion for baking, cooking, or hospitality management roles enroll in an Australian hospitality course and make their dreams a reality. These courses will prepare you to work as a Baker, Chef, Pastry Cook, B&B Owner, Restaurant or Cafe Manager, Licensed Club Manager, Camping or Caravan Park Manager, Accommodation and Hospitality Manager, Hotel or Motel Manager, and more. 

A person working in the tourism or hospitality industry in Australia can expect to earn anywhere from AUD23,000 to AUD169,000.

8. Automotive

International students who are passionate about automobiles will find plenty of job opportunities after graduating from an automotive course in Australia. It also gives them the opportunity to obtain permanent residency in Australia. Motorcycle Mechanic, Automotive Electrician, Motor Mechanic, and Diesel Motor Mechanic are always in high demand in Australia. 

The automotive engineer earns an average salary of AUD100,000 annually in Australia.

10. Dentistry

Studying dentistry in Australia opens doors of intriguing career opportunities and paves the way for permanent residency in Australia. International students can study any of the dental degrees offered by Australian universities, including the Bachelor of Oral Health (BOralH), Bachelor of Dental Science (BDSc), Postgraduate programs, and Research Higher Degree.

Furthermore, after graduating, international students have the option of working as a Dental Technician, Dental Hygienist, Dental Therapist, or Dental Prosthetist, which are some of the most popular dentistry careers in Australia. Graduates can also pursue other careers such as general practice, teaching, and so on.

The average salary of a dentist in Australia is AUD140,614 per year. Entry-level jobs start at AUD112,233 per year, and experienced dentists make up to AUD185,930 annually. 

12. Painting and Decoration

International students can gain permanent residency in Australia by enrolling in Painting and Decoration courses. The construction and interior decoration industry is an ever-growing industry, which means that Painting Trades Workers will be in higher demand ever.

Working in areas such as timber staining, paint application, conventional spray painting, wallpapering, and more is possible if you study Painting and Decoration in Australia. Graduate Nepalese students can also work as exterior or interior designers of a building, both commercial and residential, or as a decorator or painter.

14. Plumbing and Technician

As there is a huge demand for plumbers and technicians in Australia, these courses are included in PR-oriented course lists. Many international students pursue careers in this field because of high job availability and PR options. 

The average yearly  plumber salary in Australia is $73,125 per year

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