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Hi there,

first off this is my very first post here so please accept my apologize if I've posted my question in a wrong section.

I'm 26 yrs old and I've got my bachelor of computer science and I've got a full admission from monash university for master of IT for 2 yrs.

so my intention is to settle down in AUS for good , I mean after finishing my course there I want to apply for 885 at the first place and if it wasn't possible to apply with this visa type I want to try with another feasible visa type like 485.

but here is my concern , at the end 2 or 3 years of living there how much chance do I have to get my PR?


I know its kinda cliche but seriously this is about my future I would be appreciated if someone guides me , I'm really dazed about my situation and I don't know what should I do about my life.

best regards.
 

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Hi there,

first off this is my very first post here so please accept my apologize if I've posted my question in a wrong section.

I'm 26 yrs old and I've got my bachelor of computer science and I've got a full admission from monash university for master of IT for 2 yrs.

so my intention is to settle down in AUS for good , I mean after finishing my course there I want to apply for 885 at the first place and if it wasn't possible to apply with this visa type I want to try with another feasible visa type like 485.

but here is my concern , at the end 2 or 3 years of living there how much chance do I have to get my PR?

I know its kinda cliche but seriously this is about my future I would be appreciated if someone guides me , I'm really dazed about my situation and I don't know what should I do about my life.

best regards.
Permanent residency in Australia has been used as something of an attraction dangled as a carrot you could say by education recruitment agents based overseas and as a result many private colleges were established and quite a few it would seem of dubious quality, many closing in recent times, but all that was for what you could call vocational level courses.
At the same time, the immigration department has reviewd skilled stream immigration regulations partially because of the PR highway scenario and to focus skilled immigration more on people being sought for known employment.
I suppose what is to be learnt from recent developments is that studying in Australia is certainly no guarantee of getting PR nor is getting PR a guarantee of finding employment and I would not make predictions on what might be for two or three years away as with the global economic situation who can really know what the future holds.

The other thing that needs to be considered is that even if regulations stay the same as they are at present, it is quite possible that the budgeted number for immigrants could be reduced and an even greater focus put on Employer Sponsorship visas and with numbers of skilled visa applications each year already in excess of the budget, the pool or queue of people seeking PR visas will just gow further and extend an already lengthy time before an application may be considered.
That could in fact lead to the closing of many applications and in that scenario, application fees have been returned for some older applications.

Degree level qualifications are a good start though I suspect the IT industry also has many degree level qualified people and though doing Masters level study gives you a higher level Qualification, it is possibly employment experience that may help you secure employment.
With the cost of study, I think if I was to contemplate undertaking what you're thinking of, I'd also be looking at employment options as well right from the start and if an offer of employment was found such that employer and yourself were eligible for sponsorship, I'd not hesitate and consider continuing studies part-time.
There is also a risk in that for most employers opt for the TR 457 visa on initial employment and keeping that visa is dependent on maintaining a sponsor.
 

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thanks wanderer for your reply
so what you mean is not losing my hope :D and about working at the first place , I have plan to do that but first of all it depends on my chance and also I don't have any idea about melbourne's economy situation
I've already applied for student visa I should wait until they answering me though .
If everything goes well by then I'll take your advice.

cheers.
 
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