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Old 06-09-2012, 06:24 PM
 
Location: American Expat
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I went through the visa wizard and, for some reason, one can get a work visa just like this, without a sponsor etc. just for having a degree from a certain university.Well, my degree is on the "skilled occupation list".

Skilled – Recognised Graduate (Temporary) visa (subclass 476)

Does anybody know what the criteria here is to get on this list? Seems like a random list to me.

I must say I do like the Australian immigration system...seems pretty good to me. It's actually much easier to immigrate, too, than I expected. Must be the easiest (advanced) country to immigrate to.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Central Bay Area, CA as of Jan 2010...but still a proud Texan from Houston!
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I went through the visa wizard and, for some reason, one can get a work visa just like this, without a sponsor etc. just for having a degree from a certain university.Well, my degree is on the "skilled occupation list".

Skilled – Recognised Graduate (Temporary) visa (subclass 476)

Does anybody know what the criteria here is to get on this list? Seems like a random list to me.

I must say I do like the Australian immigration system...seems pretty good to me. It's actually much easier to immigrate, too, than I expected. Must be the easiest (advanced) country to immigrate to.
If you are over age 45 you must be sponsored by an employer even if you are on the high skilled occupation list for a 457 working VISA.
Agreed they do have a very good immigration system compared to the US.
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Old 06-14-2012, 02:35 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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If it wasn't so far away and so expensive I might consider it; my profession is on the list for independent skilled migrants.

I've about had it with the US, and I've already done Europe. (I'm American by birth.)
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Old 06-14-2012, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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I went through the visa wizard and, for some reason, one can get a work visa just like this, without a sponsor etc. just for having a degree from a certain university.Well, my degree is on the "skilled occupation list".

Skilled – Recognised Graduate (Temporary) visa (subclass 476)

Does anybody know what the criteria here is to get on this list? Seems like a random list to me.

I must say I do like the Australian immigration system...seems pretty good to me. It's actually much easier to immigrate, too, than I expected. Must be the easiest (advanced) country to immigrate to.
It seems like most, if not all of those, schools have really good engineering programs. Doesn't seem like they're looking for English majors.

BigDGeek, good to see you here on the Oz boards as well as the Dallas board.
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Old 06-14-2012, 06:35 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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It seems like most, if not all of those, schools have really good engineering programs. Doesn't seem like they're looking for English majors.

BigDGeek, good to see you here on the Oz boards as well as the Dallas board.

Thanks TrueDat...a childhood friend of mine is moving to Australia next year and it got me curious.
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Old 06-15-2012, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Houston, Texas
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Thanks TrueDat...a childhood friend of mine is moving to Australia next year and it got me curious.
You should at least visit. It's an amazing place -- warm people, fun big cities, unique outdoor attractions, great beaches, and often phenomenal food. The only thing that gives me pause is that the cost of living has skyrocketed in recent years.
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Old 06-15-2012, 07:16 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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You should at least visit. It's an amazing place -- warm people, fun big cities, unique outdoor attractions, great beaches, and often phenomenal food. The only thing that gives me pause is that the cost of living has skyrocketed in recent years.
That's what would keep me away. I wouldn't consider moving somewhere so far away as long as my parents are still alive because I don't like to travel, my parents can't travel (mom is disabled), and the cost of traveling at least once a year from Australia would be very high...plus a high cost of living...makes it a non-starter.

I can fantasize though. And possibly someday, visit.
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Old 06-15-2012, 08:14 AM
 
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Default At least you can now get a direct flight from DFW!

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That's what would keep me away. I wouldn't consider moving somewhere so far away as long as my parents are still alive because I don't like to travel, my parents can't travel (mom is disabled), and the cost of traveling at least once a year from Australia would be very high...plus a high cost of living...makes it a non-starter.

I can fantasize though. And possibly someday, visit.
Cant wait to fly home that way instead of my usual 2 flights and all 27hrs of travelling through SF or LA!
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Old 06-18-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: American Expat
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Did not the the over 45 clause. Where you saw this? And yes, I do know that those are primarily science universities, but there are many, many other great universities, so I was wondering why they chose those. Seems to be all relatively easy.. And there are a ton of jobs on this list. There's a shortage in a lot of professions, I guess.
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