Australian Subclass 476 for Pakistani Engineers – Skilled Recognised Graduate visa

The Australian Visa subclass 476 is a treat for all the recent graduates that aim to pursue a promising career in Australia. This visa provides the recent graduates from Pakistan with a chance to gain experience of up to 18 months in Australia, following which, they can either return to their homeland or apply for permanent residency. It is a golden opportunity for all the graduates planning on stepping into the professional life.

If you graduated in the past 2 years, you can apply for this visa and get the chance to boost your career by gaining the experience of working in a leading economically flourishing country; Australia. Provided you fulfil the requirements of the visa, you can get a job in your field and have a hands-on experience of working in Australian organizations which will surely uplift your career.

Benefits to Apply for 476 Visa

Subclass 476 visa comes with a line of benefits that make it the right choice to go for after graduation. In a nutshell, following are the key benefits of getting a 476 subclass visa.

  • Provides the opportunity to live in one of the world’s most beautiful countries.
  • Provides a practical experience of working in leading Australian Organizations.
  • Provides you the option of securing Permanent Resident status of Australia.
  • Provides an excellent opportunity to further your education in renowned Australian Universities.
  • Allows you to take your partner or any other dependent with you.
  • Eligible for Professional Year Engineering in Australia for 5 additional points (Skills Assessment is not required for PY Engineering Admission)

Eligibility Requirements of Visa Subclass 476

While the recent graduation from a Washington Accord accredited university is the prime requirement of the 476 visa, there are certain other domains of eligibility.

  1. Must have completed graduation within 2 years.
  2. Must have IELTS 6.0 overall with no bands less than 5.0
  3. Should be less than 31 years old.
  4. Should not have a history of having subclass 476 visa or 485 visa.
  5. Meet the health and character standards.

Following Engineering Universities/Institutions inside Pakistan are accredited Under Level-II by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)

  • Abasyn University, Peshawar (Islamabad Campus)
  • Air University, Islamabad
  • Capital University of Science and Technology, Islamabad
  • Center for Advanced Studies in Engineering, Islamabad (UET Taxila)
  • College of Aeronautical Engineering, Risalpur – KPK (National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad)
  • College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering, Rawalpindi (National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad)
  • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad (KPK – Abbottabad Campus)
  • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad (Main Campus)
  • COMSATS Institute of Information Technology, Islamabad (Wah Campus)
  • Ghulam Ishaq Khan Institute of Engineering Sciences and Technology, Topi – Swabi – KPK
  • Hamdard Institute of Engineering and Technology, Karachi (Hamdard University, Karachi)
  • Heavy Industries Taxila Education City (HITEC) University, Taxila
  • Institute of Civil Engineering, Islamabad (National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad)
  • Institute of Space Technology, Islamabad
  • International Islamic University, Islamabad
  • Islamic International Engineering College, Islamabad (Riphah International University, Islamabad)
  • Lahore University of Management Sciences, Lahore
  • Military College of Engineering, Risalpur – KPK (National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad)
  • National Textile University, Faisalabad
  • NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi
  • Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Islamabad
  • Pakistan Navy Engineering College, Karachi – (National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad)
  • School of Chemical and Materials Engineering, Islamabad (National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad)
  • School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Islamabad – (National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad)
  • School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Islamabad (National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad)
  • Sukkur Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur
  • Swedish College of Engineering and Technology, Wah Cantt.
  • University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore (Kala Shah Kaku Campus)
  • University of Engineering and Technology, Lahore (Main Campus)
  • University of Engineering and Technology, Taxila (Main Campus)
  • Usman Institute of Technology, Karachi (Hamdard Universisty, Karachi