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In the previous article, we have discussed about the Regional Areas in Australia and some advantages of studying in a Regional Area. We also have discussed about Perth becoming a Regional Area, so you will get the same advantages by studying in Regional Perth. For those who are wishing to study in Perth, you are able to consider certain majors that will help you to have extra points for Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 application.

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 is a kind of skilled visa that allows you to work and stay in Australia. To gain extra points required by that visa, you need to know what majors are included in the specialist education qualification. 

The qualifications added to the Specialist Education Qualification is Master by Research or doctorate program at an  Australian Education Institution with minimum 2 years in certain studies. Those studies are Science, Technology, Technical, Mathematic, and Information, Computer, and Technology. (ICT) or better known as STEM study. 

Those studies are divided into some categories as detailed here :

  1. Natural and physical sciences
    • Biological sciences
    • Chemical sciences
    • Earth sciences
    • Mathematical sciences
    • Natural and physical sciences
    • Other natural and physical sciences
    • Physics and astronomy
  1. Information Technology
    • Computer science
    • Information systems
    • Information technology
    • Other information technology
  1. Engineering and related technologies
    • Aerospace engineering and technology
    • Civil engineering
    • Electrical and electronic engineering and technology
    • Engineering and related technologies
    • Geometrics engineering
    • Manufacturing engineering and technology
    • Maritime engineering and technology
    • Mechanical and industrial engineering and technology
    • Other engineering and related technologies
    • Process and resources engineering

By studying the mentioned majors, you will gain 10 extra points for Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 assessment from 65 points that are needed. Sounds great right?

For those who are interested to study in Australia with the mentioned majors but are still confused about the process, please do not hesitate to contact Education ONE. You can have a free consultation for your study plan or your future plans in Australia. With the in-house principal migration agent, we also can make sure that the information provided is suited to the current Australian migration law and definitely legal

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2 thoughts on “List of Specialist Educational Qualification in Australia”

    • Hello Annie,

      Agriculture is considered as part of Natural and physical sciences field, hence there is a chance for graduates of PhD in Agriculture to get the extra points for Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491. Yet, it is still highly suggested to have a further assessment from professional to ensure the eligibility.

      Contact us for further discussion.


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