Where to even start!?
I am just finishing my masters in Forensic Psychology this year, after completing an undergraduate degree in Psychology. I've been wanting to move to Australia since I was little, and the plan now, is to hopefully go towards the end of 2022. I have no idea though where to start, could really do with some tips?
Any suggestions on how to start, how much money to take over first, which VISA would be best?
Would really appreciate any help,
Hi Emily and welcome. 😊
Psychologists are pretty sought after in Australia with the occupation considered in demand at the time of typing.
If you are wanting to move to Australia to live, you will need to apply for a Visa which gives you PR. The 189 visa is the most popular visa type for this purpose.
You'll also need to have at least 65 points available across a range of criteria. The current points test is available here.
The more points the better for this visa type. If you can meet the classification of a psychiatrist, your application may be fast-tracked as it is extremely in demand at the moment due to mental health fallout from COVID.
Have a read of the links I have posted and let me know if you have any more questions.
Thanks for all of that info :)
Just seeing, if I didn't want to go with that profession (as not entirely sure what I want to do yet), what would you advise to do, which VISA/option is the best for getting over there?
Hi Emily, you will still need to demonstrate experience (and have your skills assessed) in an occupation listed as currently in demand (Full listings here):
So Job selection will be key really.
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