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Alan DJ Hardy

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Hi guys

As I understand if I want to work and live in Australia which I do I am better off studying first. If I choose a diploma on a 2 year course depending on what I study do you think it would be easier gaining a sponsorship. I am 36 and would take my wife and children with me. Thanks

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You understand wrong. Studying in Australia is not a practical path to migration especially with a family and at your age.

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Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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6 hours ago, Alan DJ Hardy said:

Hi guys

As I understand if I want to work and live in Australia which I do I am better off studying first. If I choose a diploma on a 2 year course depending on what I study do you think it would be easier gaining a sponsorship. I am 36 and would take my wife and children with me. Thanks

What is your current skill  set, and what skill are you proposing studying for?

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To amplify my reply.

If you come to Australia on a student visa, you will only be allowed to work 20 hours a week during the college terms.   That's assuming you can find a part-time job that fits around your studies, which is not easy.  Your wife will have the same restriction.  Could you support your family on a part-time wage?

You'll have to pay full international fees for your course - no grants or subsidies.

In some states, you will have to pay for your children's education, even in a government school.

At the end of all that, you may still not get a visa. The rules are changing all the time and occupations are being taken off the list constantly.  You could do your two/three years' study then find the occupation has been removed, or the requirements have been changed or increased, and then you'll have to go home.  

In short, you could find yourself back where you started in the UK, with a qualification that may not be as well-recognized in the UK, and with all your savings gone. Would that be a good start in life for your family?  

You would be much, much wiser to do your studies in the UK, at a fraction of the cost, without uprooting your family or risking bankruptcy.

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Scot by birth, emigrated 1985 | Aussie husband applied UK spouse visa Jan 2015, granted March 2015, moved to UK May 2015 | Returned to Oz June 2016

"The stranger who comes home does not make himself at home but makes home itself strange." -- Rainer Maria Rilke

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Actually in all states dependents on a student visa have to pay school fees. In some states that’s less than the full international student rate but still a significant amount and no benefits towards child care if children are under school age and the other parent needs care so they can do their 20hpw.

Surviving as a student has been discussed here recently - bad enough as a single person unless very well heeled. For a family, lunacy unless even wealthier.

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On 11/01/2019 at 10:23, Alan DJ Hardy said:

Hi guys

As I understand if I want to work and live in Australia which I do I am better off studying first. If I choose a diploma on a 2 year course depending on what I study do you think it would be easier gaining a sponsorship. I am 36 and would take my wife and children with me. Thanks

Be careful as I have seen many overseas students come to Australia to study a Diploma based on advice and promises from student agents.

In most cases studying a Diploma in Australia will not further your pathway to Australian Permanent Residency.

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