From 1 July 2023, international higher education graduates with eligible qualifications will be granted an extra two years of post-study work rights.

Post-study work rights for international graduates will be increased from:

  • two years to four years for select Bachelor degrees
  • three years to five years for select Masters degrees
  • four years to six years for all doctoral degrees

A two-year extension of post-study work rights is available for international graduates with select degrees that are in areas of verified skill shortage.  View the indicative list of eligible occupations in demand and the related qualifications which are eligible for the extension.

The extension is in addition to the existing additional one to two years of work rights for eligible students who study, live and work in regional areas.

More information can be found here or on the Post-Study Work Rights Fact Sheet.