Studybird: Which research result in everlasting residency in Australia?

After a few years in Australia, that’s it, you’re sure, you want to spend your life there. It is true that living to the rhythm of the ocean or the Australian outback is really amazing. So, in fact, you have to think about a long-term plan, and today, one of the access routes to permanent residency is education. But which studies facilitate access to the much-desired Australian permanent residence? Studybird says it all!

Information and Communication Technology (IT)

IT, like all over the world, is an area that recruits and Australia is no exception. The booming economy in this sector is conducive to IT professionals who have graduated from a recognized Australian university or have excelled in the profession in another country.

Several Australian universities offer courses in the fields of computing and ICT, such as:

  • computer networks and systems (Cyber ​​Security Specialist)
  • business systems analysis and ICT (Data Analyst) – software application and programming (Developer Programmer)
  • User Experience (UX Designer)
  • Business Information Systems (Business Analyst)
  • Web Development (Web Developer)

These studies can lead to two occupations on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL), which mentions the most sought-after occupations in Australia:

  • Developer Programmer (261312) – $86,000 per year on average
  • Software Engineer (261313) – $117,163 per year on average

education and teaching

Taking education and teaching courses in Australia can lead to many career opportunities as a professional education teacher, secondary or primary school teacher, school teacher, special education teacher, university teacher, etc. Studying in the field of education can also be an advantage for potential jobs in English-speaking countries. And also to acquire a recognized training in English. Higher (or university) studies, such as Bachelor of Teaching are the most common to access this type of profession.

For this, you must have a perfect command of English, the minimum level required for entry to these courses is usually Proficient or even Superior, that is, equivalent to 7.0 or 8.0 in IELTS, which is the benchmark test.

The salary of a primary teacher in Australia it costs an average of $89,836 per year.


Obtaining an engineering degree in Australia can lead to many job opportunities. Every year, the country needs a large number of engineers in various fields, including agricultural engineering, civil engineering, software engineering, mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, structural engineering, aeronautical engineering, environmental engineering, etc.

An engineer in Australia can earn an average of $110,058 a year.

StudyBird can provide you with the list of courses accredited by the engineering regulatory body that will allow you to assert your qualifications and make you eligible for work visas faster. Contact Us!

Nursing and medicine courses

Asia Pacific is known as one of the best destinations in the world for its highly efficient healthcare sector. Many international students who wish to study nursing in Australia find this profession the most favorable.

With the increase in the population of Australia, the need for qualified medical personnel is also increasing. Especially with the current pandemic, Australia needs motivated young graduates more than ever. So if you are passionate about helping people and have all the skills you need, now is a good time to enroll in a nursing course offered by an Australian university.

This profession (Nurse) is in PMSOL, as it is part of one of the most dynamic sectors. And the median salary is $79,002 per year.

Social Service (social)

Social work courses in Australia attract students from all over the world who want to work with disadvantaged people and thus make a significant impact on the lives of others by providing support, advice or assistance to reintegrate the most socially fragile into society.

In Australia, you can choose different social work backgrounds such as health and social services, psychology, counseling, etc. After earning your social work degree, such as the Bachelor of Social Work, you will be able to apply for occupations on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List, such as social worker, family support assistant, and call center manager.

You should know that as a social worker in Australia you can earn an average of $86,676 per year.

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This sector offers many opportunities in Australia for international students who are passionate about vehicle repair and maintenance.

Automotive jobs in high demand include: Motorcycle Mechanic, Automotive Electrician, Engine Mechanic and Diesel Engine Mechanic. After completing his studies, a automotive mechanic earns an average of $74,072 per year.

We can also add the bodywork trade (dashboard beater), which is on the Long list, but is not purely mechanical. On average, a bodybuilder can earn $63,750 a year.


Learning a construction trade is both a guarantee of finding work, a generous salary, but above all, maximizing your chances of getting a short-term permanent residency.

At the end of your studies, you can become a carpenter or joiner, bricklayer, surveyor, construction project manager, tiler, glazier, building inspector, etc. These businesses are also eligible for permanent residency.

To access this type of job, you can embark on a short-term training course called VET (Training and Vocational Training Course). And get a bachelor’s degree to become a construction surveyor and project manager.

Similarly, for the plumbing trade, with expected job growth of 11.2% by 2022 and over 5,500 occupations open for permanent residency, there is huge demand in Australia. Most plumbing work is done on commercial, domestic and retail construction sites.

The same goes for many other trades, such as electrician, welder or even boilermaker.

Unlike Europe, Australia values ​​labor. This means that the craft is in high demand and that the pay is attractive. For example, a carpenter earns an average of $50 an hour, or even $80 for some.


If you are passionate about hotels and restaurants, this path is for you. Cooking, bakery and hospitality jobs include: chef, cafe or restaurant manager, camp and trailer manager, hotel or motel manager, licensed club, inn operator, accommodation and hotel manager, baker and pastry chef.

Due to the large number of temporary visitors who left Australia during the Covid crisis, the catering industry is facing increasing difficulties in recruiting qualified staff. It is therefore an excellent opportunity for young graduates or those who already have significant experience in this sector to obtain positions leading to permanent visas.

It should be noted that only the profession of chef allows access to permanent residency, which offers, for example, 2,000 vacancies this year. This occupation was recently added to the Qualified Priority Migration Occupation List (PMSOL) to help revive the economy in this area after the health crisis. Which is therefore an additional opportunity if you wish to stay in Australia.

As you can see, many sectors allow, through your studies, access to permanent residence in Australia. This is a non-exhaustive list and of course that doesn’t mean it’s the only way to achieve it. Depending on your professional project and your background, we can help you and advise you on the best way forward. Every project is different and this list should above all help you see more clearly the most promising sectors in Australia for international students.

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All information related to immigration to Australia mentioned in this article is provided to us by Nicolas, our immigration agent. your MARN number: (MARN 1798441)

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