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bdent1234

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Hi guys, I'm new here.

I will be graduating in 2021 with a degree in Computer Science and was wondering if I am correct in thinking it would be extremely hard to get a visa (or even a role) without years of job experience first. Has anyone else managed this?

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If you’re under 30 you can get a WHV which will give you a year of adventure in Australia and that may be all you need. Easy and quick. Then you can decide if it’s worth jumping through the hoops to get a permanent visa 

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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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26 minutes ago, Marisawright said:

If you’re under 30 you can get a WHV which will give you a year of adventure in Australia and that may be all you need. Easy and quick. Then you can decide if it’s worth jumping through the hoops to get a permanent visa 

I looked into the WHV but it would be quite limiting in terms of what work I could do. I've visited Oz a couple of times now, for about a month each time and am willing to jump through hoops. I have actually reached out to a couple of companies today, just to discuss possibilities with them but I'd need to really make it worth it for companies to sponsor!

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2 hours ago, bdent1234 said:

I looked into the WHV but it would be quite limiting in terms of what work I could do. I've visited Oz a couple of times now, for about a month each time and am willing to jump through hoops. I have actually reached out to a couple of companies today, just to discuss possibilities with them but I'd need to really make it worth it for companies to sponsor!

Why would a WHV be limiting? I know plenty of people who come on a WHV and do their usual occupation. The only limitation is that you can’t work for one employer for more than six months. It would give you a chance to network and prove your worthwith employers and if you have the appropriate qualifications, possibly get sponsored 

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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

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2 hours ago, bdent1234 said:

I looked into the WHV but it would be quite limiting in terms of what work I could do. I've visited Oz a couple of times now, for about a month each time and am willing to jump through hoops. I have actually reached out to a couple of companies today, just to discuss possibilities with them but I'd need to really make it worth it for companies to sponsor!

You'd almost certainly fail the ANZSCO job assessment (which for most computing careers would be ACS) without any valid experience

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4 minutes ago, Ausvisitor said:

You'd almost certainly fail the ANZSCO job assessment (which for most computing careers would be ACS) without any valid experience

Yes, impossible to get sponsored without some experience 


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