Many international students completing studies in Australia will wish to continue staying there.
Students may be eligible for a graduate work visas on completion of their courses. This gives them full work rights in Australia for 18 months or more and makes it easier to accumulate more points when applying for skilled migration or opportunities to find an employer sponsor.
International students have a number of advantages in applying for skilled migration. Points are available for studies in Australia, particularly when completing higher qualifications or studying in a regional area in Australia. In addition, having an Australian qualification makes it easier to pass a skills assessment in a skilled occupation.
If you have a job offer with an Australian company, it may be possible for your employer to sponsor you for either temporary or permanent residency.