Live, Work, and Study – Australian Visas for Brazilians
For everyone wondering about what Australian Visas for Brazilians are available
If you’re interested in visiting Australia you might already be thinking about the best Australian Visas for Brazilians and what they can get you. You might be thinking you about studying in Australia, working in Australia, or completely moving from Brazil to Australia. It’s important to know what you’re getting into before you start spending your money on expensive universities, or thinking you might have a better time going to the US or the UK
First, what appeals about Australia to you?
☀️ Many Brazilian-Australians say it’s the climate. Brisbane’s climate is the sames as Southern Brazil. Going overseas doesn’t mean cold rain and snow all the time -take the weather with you!
?? Almost 15,000 Australians citizens were born in Brazil, and more have Brazilian heritage. That means there is a rich culture and a strong Brazilian community in major cities. Thankfully, you can easily find real feijoada. It's not hard to join an authentic Samba school. There's plenty of chances to meet and greet Brazilians without flying back to Brazil.
? Australia is well known for its high wages. The GDP per capita in Brazil is $12,100 USD while in Australia it is $43,000 USD. So if you’re working in Brazil your making about 72% less than you would make in Australia.
⚖️ Australia also divides that GDP more fairly among the citizens. Australians experience much less of a class difference than Brazilians. The GINI index measures the degree of inequality: Brazil scored 51.90 and Australia scored 30.30.
? Brazilians understand the importance of a stable economy since Brazil is just now coming out of a recession. Australia is the best example of economic stability in the world today. It has been almost 26 years since Australia faced a recession -that is a world record.
? A big draw to Australia for Brazilians is a chance to escape the corruption of Brazil. Corruption costs Brazil about 43 million USD a year. It can be frustrating to find yourself constantly fight against a system that is not working in your favour. Researchers who measure corruption score Australia at the 13th least corrupt country (scores range between 79 and 85 out of 100) compared to Brazil in 79th (with scores between 39 to 43).
Visitor Visas for Brazilians
If you are just interested in travelling somewhere beautiful and unique where you can still get the comforts of home, try the Visitor Visa (subclass 600). It costs about $140 AUD but it will last at least 3 months -longer if you are willing to get a health examination. Additionally, you can also study on this visa for up to 12 weeks. However, you can’t work!
Student Visas for Brazilians
If you want to take advantage of Australia’s high wages and booming job market, consider a Student Visa (subclass 500). This is one of the most popular Australian Visas for Brazilians for a number of reasons. Firstly, this visa costs a bit more overall $560 AUD, but it lasts for the length of your study (up to 5 years). Compared with the Visitor Visa, the Student Visa is better value. The Student Visa is $9.33 a month for five years of study (or $23.33 a month for two years of study) while the Visitor Visa is $46.66 a month for 3 months.
Secondly, unlike the Visitor Visa, you can work up to 20 hours per week (technically, 40 hours per two-week period) and unlimited work hours in between semesters. Thankfully, this can really offset some of the costs associated with studying.
Student Visa-Temporary Graduate Visa combo for Brazilians
Finally, if you study the subject for at least 92 weeks over 2 years you can get a Temporary Graduate Visa upon completion. This visa entitles you to unlimited full-time work over 18 months! To meet the requirements, you have to have studied in Australia, so it’s a good idea to pair the Student Visa with the Temporary Graduate Visa.
Let’s do a little math to see why everyone love the Student Visa-Temporary Graduate Visa combination:
|Cost of Student Visa
||Minimum Wage working part time on a Student Visa ($19 per hour) over 104 weeks
|Cost of Temporary Graduate Visa
|Cost of a flight from Rio to Brisbane
||Graduate Salary working fulltime on a Temporary Graduate Visa ($30 per hour) over 78 weeks
|Cost of living (food, rent, etc.) over 3.5 years
|Tuition for 92 weeks of study over 2 years*
That means you have a potential to earn $61,320.00 AUD
(or roughly R$155,082.18) over 3.5 years. Now, this assumes that you start with no money. Realistically, this is not possible, all visas will require you to provide proof of sufficient funds to support yourself. Meaning you should have some savings before you head overseas. How much should you have saved? It depends on where you plan to study and what you plan to study.
*The tuition listed here is based on taking our combination package of a Certificate III in Carpentry
and a Certificate IV in Building and Construction
Universities charge about twice this amount
, typically between $12,000 and $14,000 per semester (usually, with two semesters per year). Also, many institutions will demand all tuition fees must be paid upfront, often before you leave your country, or before you even apply for your visa. In order to get the Confirmation of Enrolment, which you will need for your visa, you have to pay some part of the tuition. Same for Brazilians in Australia on Visitor Visas. However, just a few smaller institutions can be more flexible -for example, we only require onshore students to pay as little as 10% upfront (and 25% for offshore)
. The rest can then be put on a payment plan, meaning you can pay the remainder in 2, 4, or 8 block payments over the time spent studying. Most importantly, if you’re just starting to save the money now you could spend a long time saving up to go to an expensive university. Simply, start earlier with a small institution like Liberty, and start work sooner, and graduate sooner.
Permanent Residency for Brazilians
Getting a quality education from Australia is also a good investment if you would like to return to Brazil. For example, an international education can give you a valuable advantage in job interviews
and employers will take you more seriously. Alternatively, if you prefer to stay in Australia after a graduate visa there are options here as well! For instance, there are a few pathways that can take you right up to permanent residency.
Next, consider your options now before it's too late. If you come to Australia to study law or dentistry you should picture your future in Brazil, because there are plenty of lawyers and dentists here in Australia. For working visas and permanent residency, your job title is really important since the people trained for these in-demand occupations will have the best visa options. Unfortunately, the list changes often to match the market trends, so these are some job titles that are in the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List for 2017-2018.
||airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic
|airconditioning and mechanical services plumber
||civil engineering draftsperson
||boat builder and repairer
||civil engineering technician
||boat builder and repairer
|child care centre manager
||diagnostic and interventional radiologist
|construction project manager
||emergency medicine specialist
|early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher
||diesel motor mechanic
||fitter and turner
||carpenter and joiner
||electrical engineering draftsperson
||electrical engineering technician
||ICT business analyst
||intensive care specialist
||ICT security specialist
||electrician (special class)
||electronic equipment trades worker
||motor mechanic (general)
||electronic instrument trades worker (general)
|painting trades worker
||metal machinist (first class)
||electronic instrument trades worker (special class)
|physicist (medical physicist only)
||nursing clinical director
||obstetrician and gynaecologist
|| radio communications technician
||medical diagnostic radiographer
||nuclear medicine technologist
||orthotist or prosthetist
| primary health organisation manager
||sheetmetal trades worker
||renal medicine specialist
| small engine mechanic
|| social worker
| structural engineer
|| speech pathologist
||technical cable jointer
|| welder (first class)
|| welfare centre manager
|wall and floor tiler
|| thoracic medicine specialist
*There are many other specific titles related to this title
First of all, you might notice a lot of medical professions on the list, including doctors (general practitioner). Generally, in Australia, there are a lot of people moving into the health sector. In fact, there are 3.5 practising doctors for every 1,000 people (4.4 per 1,000 in major cities) as of 2014, compared to New Zealand and the UK at 2.8, Canada and the USA at 2.6. Yet, the majority of medical occupations on this list are very specialised. As a result, it can be difficult and expensive to find a training provider to get you the right skills.
Additionally, students might worry that qualified domestic graduates could flood the industry and these jobs would be removed from the list. Finally, the growth opportunities are very limited; if you start as a sonographer, don't think you'll be able to be a doctor someday without going back to school (and starting from the beginning).
Indeed, over time we have noticed occupations that are often on this and similar lists, and of those occupations, a lot of them are in skilled trades. The construction industry in Australia is in desperate need of skilled workers
, and they are willing to offer higher-than-average wages to a qualified applicant.
"Young tradies are starting their careers more than $100,000 better off than university graduates – and not a cent in debt."
News.com.au November 3, 2017
Get qualified, get work, get residency
Unlike the medical field, there are great opportunities for advancement
! Starting work as a carpenter you can learn a lot about the industry. Thus, you are better prepared to be a construction manager than a business graduate. Start with the hands-on skills, then develop your business skills after, that gives you a great chance to become a construction manager, or even run your own business. Business graduates are not able to enter these jobs because they require industry knowledge and experience. For example, an experienced carpenter will have a better idea of how long a project will take and how much to charge the client than a business graduate who has never been on a construction site.
?? ?? ??There are many industries unfamiliar with sponsorship since so many of their employees already have Australian citizenship. There is some work, and some risk for the business who takes on an employee needing sponsorship -so if they don’t have to do it, why would they? Employers struggling to find the right candidate are willing to sponsor, it’s not hard to find an add on Gumtree for a carpenter that offers “457 Visa Sponsorship opportunities
” -in addition to a $35 - $50 hourly rate
. This is where the opportunities are! Studying a VET course can put you in a great position
to earn money, and get Permanent Residency ?? ?? ??
Liberty College has a lot to offer, consider chatting with one of our course advisors about studying one of our construction courses:
Certificate III in Carpentry – CPC30211
Certificate III in Concreting – CPC30311
Certificate III in Electrotechnology – UEE30811
Certificate III in Formwork – CPC31511
Certificate III in Steelfixing – CPC31111
Certificate III in Wall and Floor Tiling – CPC31311
Certificate IV in Building and Construction (Building) – CPC40110
Diploma of Building and Construction (Building) – CPC50210