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West Australia announces new Graduate Skilled Migration List

The Western Australian government has introduced a new Graduate Skilled Migration List, allowing talented international students to stay after graduation.

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The Western Australian Government is introducing an additional Graduate Skilled Migration List in an effort to encourage talented, high-achieving international students to stay in the state after they have graduated.  


Western Australia features major cities such as Perth – voted among the world’s most liveable cities - so this news will excite prospective international students who are looking to stay on in Australia.


It is expected that this new list will increase the number of international student applications to Western Australia’s top institutions, including:


The Western Australian Government will put forward the best and brightest international graduates to the national government as ‘skilled migrants’, so that they have a better chance of being allowed to stay in the country under the nationwide State Nominated Migration Program.


Mark McGowan, the Western Australia Premier, said, “"Perth offers an authentic Australian education experience in a city ranked by global surveys as among the world’s most liveable and friendliest to visit. We are very proud to provide international students with new opportunities – to equip and empower them to not only improve their own lives and careers, but to help build capacity and prosperity in the communities from which they come.”


The Graduate Skilled Migration List comes in as part of Western Australia's wider International Education Strategy, which is committing $2 million in an effort to reach their target of increasing the number of international students in Perth to 100,000 by 2025. Find the strategy here. 


Over the coming months, more information about eligibility and how to apply for the Graduate Skilled Migration List will become available via the Department of Training and Workforce Development's migration portal: http://www.migration.wa.gov.au


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