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Hello all,

I need your help with answering some inquiries If possible, and thanks in advance.

I’m 34 years old Jordanian International student who just arrived to Sydney/Australia last month, I study Masters of Business Administration (Coursework Type not by Research). Visa type student temporary subclass: 500, my bachelor degree that I obtained from Jordan is Information Technology. I’ve got 10 years of experience in banking industry (Banking Relationship Officer).

My Master’s program is for 2 years (24 months), however I realized that other students got different type of Master’s program, it’s for 18 months, my questions are as follows:

1- If I switched to the other type of masters which is 18 months rather than 24, is this going to affect my stay in Australia or my plans to obtain the PR in the future?

2- What’s the easiest way to stay in Australia after the graduation and get the Permanent Residency? How long it takes and what’s the cost and if that need an English Test, What’s the score I need to achieve?

3- I heard that I’ve got three options:

Skilled Independent Visa Scheme
Employer Nomination Scheme
Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

In case I wanted to go through the first option (Skilled Independent Visa Scheme), how many points I need, to pass? I couldn’t find this piece of info anywhere on the immigration website.

4-The last question what’s the difference between those two steams, and which one applies to me?

Temporary Residence Transition stream
Direct Entry stream

Thanks all,
Dina
 

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First, you need to figure out under which occupation you are eligible and have a potential to successfully apply for skilled visa. Perhaps you can take advantage of your qualification in IT, although I am not sure how it relates to your professional experience in the bank. As for other questions:

1) In order to obtain 5 extra points for skilled migration or to be eligible for Temporary Graduate visa (for certain occupations), you need to meet the Australian study requirement, which is completing a qualification that takes at least 2 years.

2) There's no "easy way", per se. It always requires investment into 'right' qualifications and professional experience. So, if you are starting from the scratch, there's no smooth road to PR, and what might seem like a good plan today might not be so in a few years time. For instance, studying Accounting was everyone's stairway to PR and the 'right' qualification, from the perspective of applying for skilled visa, just a few years ago. However, this isn't the case anymore. In any case, applying for skilled visa is a relatively straightforward process - find your relevant occupation, calculate your points and, if eligible, lodge your application. If reading DIBP's website is not your thing and money isn't an issue, there are heaps of agents out there who would be more than glad to provide you their service.

3) For skilled independent visa (subclass 189), you would need 60 or more points depending on your occupation. For some occupations, the competition has got quite fierce over the years and even 70 points might not be enough at times.

4) If you want to apply for skilled independent visa, which is what I would do, you need not worry about these streams. Once you are granted a subclass 189 visa, you are also granted a PR status.

Last remark: My experience is that people do not inform themselves well enough about their options. As I mentioned, applying for skilled visa is a rather straightforward process for most prospective applicants. However, I keep seeing people taking language tests or studying for years just to learn later that they never were eligible for skilled visa in the first place. All this money and time could have been saved by just investing a few hours into reading DIBP's website.
 

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Hi Dina. It does not seem that your studies will lead to a pathway to permanent residency unless the MBA specialises in an occupation on the occupation lists.

If you have never practised in the IT field, then it will be difficult to use this qualification to apply for PR. You mentioned that your past 10 years experience was working in a bank as a Banking Relationship Officer. I assume that is more about customer service than IT.

I agree with Australis that if money is not a huge issue, it is worth getting an initial consultation with a registered migration agent. Please ensure they are registered.
 
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