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Australia Extending Post-Study Work Rights Durations for Graduates with Skills in-demand
By: Global Tree
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Post Study work opportunities will be extended for selected degrees that come under skill shortage. The change goes as below.
The degree programs that will be approved for the extended visas have yet to be disclosed by the Ministry of Education, although the government is already trying to fill openings in industries like as Nursing, Engineering, and Technology.
A working group will be established to advise on which courses will be eligible, and the committee's conclusions will be delivered to the government by the end of October.
The group will include representatives from the International Education Association of Australia, the National Tertiary Education Union, Universities Australia, and the government's home affairs and education departments.
The announcement came earlier this week at the government's Job and Skills Summit in Canberra when stakeholders addressed the possibility of filling Australia's over 500,000 job opportunities with overseas graduates who Study in Australia(https://globaltree.in/
Hon Jason Clare MP, Minister for Education said,
"At the moment, only 16% of international students stay on after their studies end," said education minister Jason Clare. "This will mean they can stay on longer and use the skills they've gained in Australia to help fill some of the chronic skills shortages we have right now."
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