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Graphic, Web Designers and Illustrators
Graphic, Web designers and Illustrators are listed in Australia's Short Term Skilled Occupation list which means with this occupation, an applicant can not apply for Skilled Migration subclass 189 or direct Employer sponsor subclass 186.
However, an eligible applicant can apply for,
State and Regional Sponsorship through subclass 190 and subclass 491. AND,
Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (subclass 482)
It is important for the applicant to know the criteria for State and Regional sponsorship as different states have their own criteria and the eligibility requirement is often changed with the roll of a new financial year.
It is important to know the current requirement and predicted changes. Similarly it is also important to consider past trends regarding PR invitations. But, before considering to apply for PR, an applicant must attain a positive Skills Assessment.
What is a Skills Assessment?
Skills assessments are issued by relevant skills assessing authorities. A skills assessing authority is an organisation that checks that your skills meet the standards they set to work in a relevant occupation.
Read more: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skills-assessment
Skills assessment body for Graphic Designer, Web Designer and Illustrator is VETASSESS and one of the requirement to attain a positive Migration Skills Assessment is to have a 1 Year (minimum 20 hours per week) post study work experience as a Graphic/Web designer or an Illustrator. Note that, you can only apply for Skilled Migration only after attaining a positive skills assessment.
Temporary Graduate Visa and it's relevance to your occupation
As, it is a must to have a 1 year work experience as a Graphic Designer/Web designer and Illustrator, you may consider to opt for a 3 Years of Temporary graduate Visa (TR 485) which you can attain only if you study in Regional Area or complete a Master course in Australia. This gives you enough time to prepare for your PR application as you need to consider you still may need to wait a while you are waiting for your PR invitation and you must hold a valid visa while you do so.
You may consider to enrol for a Master course to increase your skillset and your chances of employability.
One of the most affordable option with up to 25% Scholarship could be Master of Digital Media.
Find detail here: https://www.racc.net.au/master-of-digital-media
State and Regional Sponsor
Not all States are same for different occupations. You need to consider a state where your occupation is in high demand. You may also need to consider past trends of PR invitation.
Requirements for different states are different.
Find news across different States here (click on the state name)
(This information is as of 29 June 2022)
Latest PR invitations
If you are considering state and regional sponsorship, not necessarily you have to choose the below state but based on trend, you may consider the following states:
But do note that, Victoria's State and Regional sponsor also included ''Creative Industry" as a specific Target sector which may become a good news for Graphic designers.
190 Visa Grant on NSW!
Our client got Subclass 190 visa granted for Graphic Designer last month!
⁍ Occupation: Graphic Designer - 232411
⁍ State: NSW
⁍ Points: 90 Points
⁍ EOI Lodge Date: 17 March 2020
⁍ Invitation Date: 11 Nov 2021
⁍ Visa Grant Date: 15 May 2022
Detailed PR Pathway Zoom Session (Consultation)
To discuss and to know more on your most suitable pathway, book a PR pathway Consultation with our Registered Migration Agent (MARN1572961). Book here:
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