Top in-demand courses to study that leads to Australia residency



If you are looking to study a program which is in-demand, meaningful and maybe pays well but most importantly – stands a good opportunity to migrate to Australia, you are at the right place.


Australia is one of the largest country to receive immigrants, since 1945, over 7.5 million overseas people have settled in Australiahelping to establish it as one of the most culturally diverse and multicultural countries in the developed world. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)’s research, around 29.2% of Australia’s legal resident population was born overseas, this percentage is much higher than most other Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries.



A large part of the immigration program is served for skilled migrants - people who possess in-demand skills to meet the needs to boost the Australian economy. Every year the Australia’s skilled occupation list will be updated to reflect the needs of the government. Though there are many options on the list, each occupation has a limited number of places being offered to applicants. For example, if you are considering applying for Australia residency through an Accounting Occupation (ANZSCO Code: 221111) there will be 2 challenges waiting for you. 


First you will need to meet the point score of at least 80 points to stand a chance of receiving an invitation. The second challenge is that each month the government only releases a fixed number of invitations to applicants (there may be only 2000 invited while there are over 5000 applicants – in this scenario, you only have a 40% success rate)


In this article we will recommend some of the top occupation which we think have a high chance to apply for residency with minimal competition. This is due to the fact that it has lower points requirement and less competition from other applicants.




A career in Nursing


Australia has reserved over 17,000 places for registered nurses under the Skilled Occupation stream and this figure is only half of the total number required to fill up the job demands. Nurses command a salary of a cool AUD$65000 per-annum and is relatively easy to find a job after graduating. In 2018, the required point to have a good chance to receive an invitation is 65 points. If you are completing a Nursing program in the regional area such as Tasmania or Darwin, this gives you an extra 5 – 10 points and place you in a higher priority when you are submitting your residency application.



Recommended institution: University of Tasmania


You can complete the Bachelor of Nursing at University of Tasmania which is a 3-year program and begins at the start of each calendar year (Late February of each year). Tuition fee is about $32000 per-annum (2 semester / 8 subjects) If you have good academic grades, you may be eligible to receive up to $8000 scholarship.


If you would like more information on entry requirements, scholarship opportunities and course outline, you can receive a free e-brochure when you complete the interest form.




A career as an Electrician


Electricians are highly in demand across Australia and job titles and exact tasks vary in this work and examples of some occupation titles are electrician, electrical fitter, industrial electrician, domestic electrician, lift electrician and electrical contractor. The average annual income is approximately AUD$82,472. To apply for Australian residency, applicants must complete a skill assessment from VETASSESS before lodging their residency application. Electricians are highly skilled trade professionals where they are trained to handle a wide variety of issues with electrical power, lighting and control systems. 



Recommended institution: TAFE New South Wales


You can complete the Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Electrical which is a 2-year program. Tuition fee is about AUD$14000 per-annum and intake begin on February and July of each year. If you would like to upskill after completing this program, you would be able to apply into a Bachelor of Engineering program and receive some credit exemptions (to reduce the duration of the bachelor’s degree).


If you would like more information on entry requirements, scholarship opportunities and course outline, you can receive a free e-brochure when you complete the interest form.




A career as a Secondary School Teacher


The occupation ceilings for 2018-2019 program year have issued up to 8480 places for Secondary School Teachers to apply for Australian residency, however so far there is only 86 applicants. As a secondary school teacher, you will be teaching one or more subjects within a prescribed curriculum to students and promote students’ social, emotional, intellectual and physical development. To become a secondary school teacher, a bachelor’s degree or higher is required and nearly all workers have a university degree. Registration with the relevant state or territory board of education may be required. On average, you will be making around AUD$78000 per-annum.



Recommended Institution: University of Technology Sydney (UTS)


You can complete the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education at UTS to be accredited as a secondary school teacher in Australia. The tuition fee is approximately AUD$31000 per-annum and intake begins in February of each year. 


If you would like more information on entry requirements, scholarship opportunities and course outline, you can receive a free e-brochure when you complete the interest form.




A career as a Motor Mechanics


Motor mechanics repair maintain and test motor vehicle and other internal combustion engines and related mechanical components. A Certificate III/IV is usually required to work in this job and training is most commonly through an apprenticeship which combines on-the-job training with the qualification. 


Automotive mechanics make an average of AUD$61000 per-annum and the Australian government have allocated 6099 Australian residency places (only 10 applicants so far) for Motor Mechanics. Applicants must complete a skill assessment from VETASSESS before lodging their residency application.



Recommended institution: Western Sydney Institute of TAFE


You can complete the Certificate IV in Automotive Electrical Technology which commenced in July of each year. Tuition fee is about AUD$17000 per-annum and the course take about 18 months to complete. 


If you would like more information on entry requirements, scholarship opportunities and course outline, you can receive a free e-brochure when you complete the interest form.




A career as Carpenters and Joinery


Everywhere you look you will see work that has been completed by a joiner. The chest of drawers at the end of your bed, the wooden doors in your house, the shelving unit at your local deli – a joiner helped create all of these and it is because of this that joiners are highly sought after. Carpenters and Joiners construct, erect, install, renovate and repair structures and fixtures made of wood, plywood, wallboard and other materials, and cut, shape and fit timber parts to form structures and fittings. 


The national average salary is about AUD$82000 per-annum, to start off you will need to complete at least a Certificate III/IV and learn your trade through an apprenticeship.



Recommended institution: TAFE New South Wales


You can complete the Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) at TAFE NSW which will set you back at about AUD$17000 per-annum. The program is about 24 months and during your studies you must undertake a minimum of 400 hours of employment or internship in the construction industry which will allow you to practice the tasks and skills you have learned in class.


If you would like more information on entry requirements, scholarship opportunities and course outline, you can receive a free e-brochure when you complete the interest form.




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About the Author

Georgina 


Georgina is a content marketer who is part of the E2 family. Being an international student who have completed her degree at UNSW Sydney, she also has extensive experiences as a professional education consultant - helping students to identify the right university to achieve career successes. You are welcome to contact her at +61 424 988 337 to chat about study choices! 



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