Good news! Extended post study work rights announced

The Australian government has announced extended post-study work rights for international students who graduate with select qualifications from an Australian higher education provider.

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Last Updated Thursday 23rd February, 2023

The additional two years of work rights applies to an extensive list of occupations and eligible qualifications in areas of skills shortage including health, teaching, engineering, and agriculture.

This is especially good news for students who have studied or plan to study at South Australian institutions as the existing additional year of post study work rights has been retained.

Effective from 1 July 2023, eligible South Australian students will have post study work rights increased to

  • Four years for select Bachelor degrees (+ one additional year)
  • Five years for select Masters degrees (+ one additional year)
  • Six years for all Doctoral degrees (+ one additional year) 

Find out more, including the list of occupations and eligible qualifications, in the government media release

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