A new migration strategy released by the Australian government outlines changes to post-study work opportunities for international students. The Australian government has laid out a range of changes to student visas to crack down on visa applications from non-genuine students and ensure students and graduates are working in jobs that match their skill levels. Among these measures is the decision to cut the post-study work visa for international students by two years. Just a few months ago it announced extensions to post-study work rights, but now it has backed to its previous form.
A few months ago the extension meant that undergraduates on selected programmes would have been able to stay and work in Australia for four years, rather than two years. Master’s students studying within the selected courses will be able to stay for five years, rather than three. And PhD students will be able to stay and work in Australia for six years. These have now returned to the original durations of two and three years respectively.
The migration strategy, released in December 2023, also states that privileges that were made during the COVID-19 pandemic for international students will end. This includes ending uncovered working hours for international students. Now international students in Australia are permitted to work for a maximum of 48 hours per fortnight.
Some of these changes in the new Migration strategy include closing a loophole that allows students to transfer to lower-quality education providers and increasing the amount of financial requirements that international students will need if they are to apply for student visas. The amount will increase to A$24,505 (£13,000) in savings, which is a 17% increase on previous levels.
The government has also increased the minimum English-language requirements for student and graduate visas to the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.0 for student visas and 6.5 for temporary graduate visas. This change has been introduced in early 2024.
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What are the new immigration rules in Australia 2024?
Ans: In December 2023, immigration law was updated to remove the requirement for employers to advertise on the Workforce Australia website. This change will apply to subclass 482 and 494 nomination applications only.
Can I get PSW after a 1.5-year Masters in Australia?
Ans: Students must have at least two years of academic study in Australia to be eligible for a post-study work visa.
What are the new rules for post-study work permits in Australia?
Ans: A new migration strategy released by the Australian government these measures is the decision to cut the post-study work visa for international students by two years.
What are the new rules for Australia in 2024?
Ans: From early 2024, the test score required for a Temporary Graduate visa will increase from an IELTS score of 6.0 to 6.5, for a student visa, it will increase from IELTS (or equivalent) 5.5 to 6.0.
What are the new changes in student visas Australia?
Ans: The government will also increase minimum English-language requirements for student and graduate visas to the equivalent of an International English Language Testing System.