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Discover the benefits of studying and practicing as a health professional in Australia.

If you are considering advancing your career in the Healthcare industry and are ready to take the next step in your professional development, we invite you to read on!

Are you a student looking to advance your career in the Healthcare industry? Or a professional interested in continuing his or her studies abroad? Australia is the perfect destination!

If you are considering advancing your career in Healthcare and are ready to take the next step in your professional development, we invite you to read on!

Did you know that Australia has one of the best education systems in the world? Australian universities and educational institutions have a high reputation, are recognized worldwide and have a wide range of educational offerings. In addition, Australia offers numerous immigration benefits for those seeking to develop a successful career as a student and health professional. Studying and working in Australia can open up many exciting opportunities, from developing new skills, gaining valuable work experience and securing a stay of at least 5 to 7 years, including full-time work permits!

Whether you are a student or a seasoned professional looking for new opportunities, Australia provides exceptional support and benefits that can help you take your experience further in this highly rewarding sector. In this article, we will detail the benefits of studying and practicing as a health professional in Australia.

Nursing is one of the most chosen professions within the Health sector in Australia, ranking it on the Skill Occupation List as one of the most in-demand professions.

Reasons why studying and practicing as a health professional in Australia: an excellent choice!

Australia is an excellent destination for those aspiring to become health professionals, with the aim of studying and developing their careers in a diverse environment with great opportunities. Medicine, Nursing, Surgery are some of the most demanded professions in Australia.

  • Possibility of adding real experience during studies:

The Australian Education System has a special distinction for being ‘practical-oriented’. This generates an interesting pedagogical experience, allowing students and future professionals to learn with a more practical approach by adding real experience. For this to happen, all careers and universities must have a first class infrastructure for professional practices with supplies, real work spaces, elements such as medical equipment, first class laboratories, access to professionals in the professional field in question, and access to places that are a reference in the health industry. These are the ingredients that make for such real, on-the-ground experience for all careers in the Health sector at Universities in Australia and ensure that the investment you make in your studies and career has a successful outcome.

  • Graduate visa options:

One of the most attractive benefits of studying in the Health sector in Australia is the conditions that allow eligible students and graduates to live, learn and develop careers after their studies through the Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485), which is a is a visa that allows international students to work full time if they have completed at least two years of study in Australia and meet the Australian Study Requirement. Depending on the type of visa, it can last between 18 months and 4 years. Benefits of this visa include the ability to work without time restrictions, gain professional experience in Australia and include members of your family unit, such as a partner. This visa is commonly referred to as “Post-Study Visa”, but this gives rise to some confusion as the Post-Study visa is one of the two types of this 485 visa. In the following link you can find in the official website of the Department of Home Affairs of Australia all the relevant information for this visa.

Great news!

On February 22, 2023 the Department of Home Affairs published officially that as of July 1, 2023, those who have studied for a Degree that is in the list of qualifications and eligible occupationswill be able to access 2 years extra Temporary Graduate Visa 485 Post-Study Work Stream. For more details on this release, please read the following note .

As we shared, with the implementation of the new official statement the current configuration will be extended by two years. This will extend post-study work rights to:

  • 2 to 4 years for selected Bachelor Degrees.
  • 3 to 5 years for selected Master Degrees.
  • 4 to 6 years for all PhD studies.

Within list of eligible qualifications and occupations there are a large number of eligible qualifications and occupations belonging to the Health sector, which as of July 1, 2023, will apply to this benefit, among them Nursing, Public Health, Health Science, Surgery, Medicine, among others.

How to get started: what requirements you need to meet to study and become a health professional.

Depending on the type of qualification you wish to study within the healthcare sector, you may need to meet certain requirements and skills before you can begin your studies. At ACE Australia we can help and advise you on a case by case basis!

We invite you to contact us to obtain the best updated information available and to obtain the benefits of studying and practicing your profession in the area of Health in Australia.

Model: planning for a 7-year experience in Australia.

The following is an example of a model of study and work experience in the health sector, in order to analyze a financial planning for 5 to 7 years in Australia. As an example we will use the Master of Public Health (Advanced) at Torrens University Australia, one of ACE Australia’s Partner Universities.

To begin his experience, the student will complete 2 years of the Master of Public Health (Advanced) at Torrens University Australia, Adelaide campus. This type of Qualification currently (2023) has a total Tuition Fee of AUD 46,816, not to mention the possibility for international students to apply for different types of scholarships (between 10% and 40%) depending on the academic area, nationality, academic merit, among other criteria. When undertaking a Master’s Degree study experience, the Department of Home Affairs establishes under the Condition 8104 that all international students may work up to 48 hours per fortnight (as of July 1, 2023). However, the Department of Home Affairs on January 19 stated that until June 2023, international students can work without any time limitation, and without the need for them to begin their studies.

After the two years of studies at Torrens University Australia, Adelaide campus, the student has the possibility to apply for the Temporary Graduate Post-Study Work Stream Visa. The duration of this new Visa will be 2 years, since the student has already completed a Master Degree, and an additional year will be added for having studied in Adelaide, a Category 2 Regional Area. Now, with the new measure announced by the Australian Government as of July 1, 2023, within the List of occupations and qualifications eligible for post-study work rights, a large number of qualifications in the Health sector are included in this list. Among them, the Master of Public Health Advanced. Giving the student the possibility of adding 2 more years to their experience.

That is, with an investment of approximately AUD 50,000 during the first two years of the Master Degree, you can undertake an experience of approximately 7 years in Australia, having the possibility of working full-time developing in your professional field. In addition, the fact of having studied a Master in a Regional Area such as Adelaide, gives you the possibility of adding points for the path to Permanent Residence.

The Australian Government classifies Adelaide as a Category 2 “Regional Zone” in Australia.

If you would like to obtain more information regarding potential migration opportunities and the benefits associated with the Healthcare sector, depending on the path you take, contact us and we will be happy to advise you on this particular issue. Australia is waiting for you, get ready to #LiveTheExperience.

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