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The Australian Government offers scholarships valued at $15,000 to encourage students to study in regional areas

As one of the most preferred study destinations, Australia enjoys a good reputation for its education system. In addition, there are a lot of reasons why you should study in Australia apart from its excellent education: breathtaking landscapes, a pleasant work-life balance, friendly multi-cultural societies, and the list goes on and on……


You may say, that sounds great but the total budget to study in Australia is too high! If you do have such concerns then you should definitely know more about Destination Australia Program. The Australian Government has announced the establishment of the Destination Australia scholarship program to attract and support more students, including domestic and international students, to study in regional areas. Over 1000 scholarships of $15,000 will be offered per year to support the study and living expenses at a regional campus of an eligible tertiary education (Education.gov.au, 2020).

What is the definition of regional for this program?


For the purposes of the Destination Australia Program, a regional location is classified as any area outside of Major Cities of Australia (Internationaleducation.gov.au, 2020) such as Melbourne, Sydney, and Brisbane, in line with the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Australian Statistical Geography Standard Remoteness Structure (Internationaleducation.gov.au, 2020).

Who are the tertiary education providers?


The Hon Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Education, has announced the successful Australian tertiary education providers for the 2020 round of the Destination Australia Program (Education.gov.au, 2020). Students can choose from a wide range of Education programs from a Certificate IV to a PhD (Internationaleducation.gov.au, 2020).


35 tertiary education providers across 84 locations have been successfully selected in the 2020 round of the Destination Australia Program (Internationaleducation.gov.au, 2020). Education providers in Queensland State including The University of Queensland, TAFE Queensland, James Cook University and so on. If you want to know more about the eligible service providers for this program, please don’t hesitate to contact E-Help’s professionals now.

More bonus?


The establishment of this new program delivers on the Government’s commitment to regional Australia development. Currently, there are more incentives for applicants who want to study and live in this beautiful country. Graduates who study in regional areas are eligible to apply for a Temporary Graduate visa – Subclass 485 for up to four years.


For further information, please contact us. Our professional consultants will provide you with the best-tailored option to study, live and settle in Australia.



[1] Education.gov.au. (2020). Destination Australia | Department of Education. [online] Available at: https://www.education.gov.au/destination-australia.

[2] Education.gov.au. (2020). Destination Australia scholarship program | Department of Education. [online] Available at: https://www.education.gov.au/news/destination-australia-scholarship-program.

[3] Internationaleducation.gov.au. (2020). Scholarships. [online] Available at: https://internationaleducation.gov.au/Scholarships/Pages/Scholarships-landing.aspx.



The Latest Proposed Changes To The Skilled Migration Occupation Lists

Do you know the latest proposed changes to the skilled migration occupation lists?

These occupations might be removed by March 2020

Recently, the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business (formerly the Department of Jobs and Small Business) has reviewed the skilled migration occupation lists. Let’s take a closer look at the Traffic Light Bulletin together!

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Red Light Occupation

11 occupations in the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) are proposed to be removed, including some of the popular occupations such as Vehicle Trimmer, Hairdresser, Massage Therapist, Community Worker.

Green Light Occupation

4 occupations might be added to the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), including Corporate Treasurer, Aged or Disabled Carer, Nursing Support Worker and Personal Care Assistant.


Yellow Light Occupation

These occupations are proposed to move between lists.
7 Occupations are proposed to move from the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) to STSOL, including Automotive Electrician, Motorcycle Mechanic, Locksmith, Painting Trades Worker and so on.

Meanwhile, some professions are suggested to relocate to the MLTSSL. Such as: Sales and Marketing Manager, ICT Project Manager (includes Blockchain Planner/ Manager), Information and Organisation Professionals nec (includes Data Scientist), Insurance Loss Adjuster and so on.

Geologist has been suggested to move to The Regional Occupation List (ROL).

Increased Salary Caveat

These occupations are recommended for a higher salary caveat. Apart from these occupations below, some occupations listed above including Sales and Marketing Manager, ICT Project Manager (includes Blockchain Planner/ Manager), Information and Organisation Professionals nec (includes Data Scientist) also require salary caveats.

These above are proposed changes to skilled migration occupation lists. Currently, this proposal is seeking public submissions. The final result will be released in March 2020. Do you have any comments or suggestions? Do you have any doubts or concerns regarding these proposed changes? Please don’t hesitate to ring us or book an appointment on our website!


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