Australia Work Visa Extension Will Ease Getting Jobs for Indian Students


Aarushi Jain
Updated on Mar 14, 2023 12:37 PM IST

Due to the Australian Government's post-study work visa extension, Indian students will have no issue getting jobs in Australia. According to the Australian High Commissioner to India, Barry O'Farrell, international students would have no trouble finding work once they finish their studies in the country.

Australia Work Visa Extension Will Ease Getting Jobs for Indian Students

According to Australian High Commissioner Barry O'Farrell, international students, especially Indian students, would have no problem getting work in Australia. The High Commissioner added that with the extension of the post-study work visa for international students, job seekers will have an easier time finding work throughout their studies.

The High Commissioner revealed that international students constitute a necessary talent pool in Australia, particularly for temporary work.

The Australian government has decided to phase out unrestricted working hours for international students. Despite the reintroduction of a work-hour limit, the post-study stay was prolonged.

Also Read: Australian PM Announced Recognition of Australian Degrees Completed from India

International students will be able to work for 48 hours each fortnight beginning July 1, 2023, according to the Australian Home Ministry. The government had reduced the work hour limit due to the COVID-19 pandemic since the country was suffering a serious labour shortage.

The Australian Government has reinstated the quota so that international students may sustain themselves while completing their primary purpose of going to Australia, which is their education.

Students should be aware that, according to the Australian Home Ministry, this post-study work visa extension will be granted only to individuals with specific degrees and in industries where there is a talent shortage. If they are granted, their Temporary Graduate Visa will be extended for another two years.

Bachelor's degrees would be extended for two to four years. Master's degrees would be extended for three to five years, while Doctorate degrees would be extended for four to six years.

The Australian High Commissioner also remarked that the post-study work visa extension would be beneficial, especially for STEM students. He further told that the extension would allow students to look for jobs and get experience in their fields.

Also Read: Australia to Reduce Processing Lag in Visa Applications from Indian Students, Workers

From March 8 to 11, 2023, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese will visit India. During his visit, he announced three significant advancements in Australia-India ties.

These three announcements were that Indian degrees would now be recognised in Australia, that selected Australian institutions will establish a campus in India, and that the Maitri Fellowship Programme for Indian students studying in Australia would be launched.

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Source: The Times of India

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