Pathway to Aus Student Reviews

Testimonials & Interviews

Over the years Pathway to Aus team has helped hundreds of students and here are some of the video testimonials & interviews with out student.

Anna Epifania Pineda
Anna Epifania Pineda
2024-06-21
Thankful for the effort, help and support from PTA visa team! Special thanks to Jay, Sara, Jeremae, Abi and the PTA Visa Team!
Mon Edison Zara
Mon Edison Zara
2024-06-20
Thank you for your unwavering support and guidance throughout my 6 month student visa journey. I will recommend you to all my friends aspiring to study in Australia. I hope we meet again when I transition to a working visa soon.
Kim Jessica Bonnin
Kim Jessica Bonnin
2024-06-18
I just received a notification that my student visa is GRANTED, huge thanks to Pathway To Aus!! This is my second student visa that I have applied through them and they have always done a great job. The agents are very helpful and very detailed with their instructions. I highly recommend Pathway To Aus.
Princess Marjorie Mabala
Princess Marjorie Mabala
2024-06-18
Thank you so much Pathwaytoaus team! Very knowledgeable, effecient and fast. Thank you so much to Ms. Sara Cullen, Sir Jay Jurado my education agent, Miss Geenie who stood up by me every step of the way, Miss Liza who's very responsive and to my Visa Team! Thank you thank you thank you so so so much!
Stellar Alcala
Stellar Alcala
2024-06-13
I would love to thank my visa agent, Sara Cullen together with her amazing visa team Jay and Xavier Uro. Thank you so much for this happy news! We have been waiting patiently for this to happen and it looks like our wishes were granted. We thank you so much for your help and assistance with lodging my visa application.
Jack Lippitt
Jack Lippitt
2024-06-12
Awesome service!
tanya clack
tanya clack
2024-06-12
Andrew has been our lifesaver. It is a very scary journey to take when you are walking this new path. And doing with such huge support, and calmness...meant the world to us. A professional company that really made the process easy. Thank you Pathway and Andrew our star...
Maria Isabela Mosquera
Maria Isabela Mosquera
2024-06-10
It was a long journey with a lot of bumps along the way and stress but Pathway to Aus was very helpful in each step. They provided guidance from the beginning of my inquiry and found the best course for me to take given my background. Sara and Jay were very patient and helpful during my application process because of the many changes and other documentation needed from me. I appreciate the advice and I look forward to pursuing my course in Australia soon.

Will’s Story

Will came to Australia and studied carpentry at TAFE QLD. Upon graduating, PTA assisted Will to apply for the Temporary Graduate Work Visa (Subclass 485). This is an open work visa that allowed him to remain in Australia and live and work for 18 months with full work rights.

After approximately 1 year or 1725 hours working as a carpenter, Will was obtained his final skill assessment for migration purposes by TRA. The next step was to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), through Skill Select and apply for a General Skilled Migration Visa. PTA Migration agent lodged an Expression of Interest requesting QLD State Nomination. Will was fortunate enough to receive the invite and apply for the Skilled Work Regional Visa – Subclass 491. This is an open 5 year work visa that converts to PR if you live and work in a regional area for 3 years and earn above $53,900.

In the future, he hopes to remain living and working on the Gold Coast, and set up his own building company.

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Jad’s Story

Jad came to Aus from Lebanon to study boat building (Marine Craft Construction) at TAFE QLD on the Gold Coast.

Whilst undertaking the course, Jad was also fortunate enough to find paid work experience at a local boat building company throughout his studies. This allowed him to earn to support himself whilst he worked.

Upon graduating, PTA assisted Jad to apply for the graduate work visa (Subclass 485). Consequently a PTA Migration agent lodged an expression of interest requesting QLD State Nomination and Jad was fortunate enough to receive the invite and apply for the Skilled Work Regional Visa – Subclass 491. This is an open 5 year work visa that converts to PR if you live and work in a regional area for 3 years. Moving forward he hopes to remain living and working on the Gold Coast and become an Aus citizen.

Thalia’s Story

In this video we meet Thalia. Thalia came to Australia from South Africa and studied to become a Civil Engineering Draftsperson at TAFE QLD in Brisbane. Thalia went straight into studying the course after graduating from high school.

Whilst undertaking the course, Thalia was also fortunate enough to find paid work experience at a local engineering company. This allowed her to earn to support herself whilst she studied. She was allowed to undertake 40 hours per fortnight of paid work and unlimited hours in school holidays.

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Rotem’s Story

Rotem is a previous PTA student and client who has successfully went from student visa to graduate work visa to lodging his PR application in roughly 3.5 years.

Rotem came to Aus with his wife from Israel to study boat building (Marine Craft Construction) at TAFE QLD on the Gold Coast.

Whilst undertaking the course, Rotem was required to undertake 400 hours of vocational placement where he would gain industry experience.

Close to 4 years after first beginning his studies in Aus, Rotem and his family were then granted their Permanent Visa (Skilled Nominated (State Sponsored) Subclass 190 visa to Australia. After one year on the PR visa, Rotem and family can look at becoming Australian citizens.

Ian’s Story

Ian is a previous PTA student and client who has successfully went from student visa to graduate work visa to lodging his PR application in roughly 3 years.

Throughout his studies Ian was fortunate enough to find paid work experience at the boat builder where he did his vocational placement. On the student visa Ian could work 40 hours per fortnight and unlimited hours during school holidays. This allowed Ian to earn money to partially support himself during his stay.
Because boat building is on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List, upon graduating, we were able to apply for an 18 month temporary graduate visa for Ian. We then passed a provisional skills assessment and entered into the Job Ready Program run by Trades Recognition Australia. As part of the Job Ready Program Ian undertook a minimum of 1725 hours of full time work as a boat builder. After we lodged Ian’s EOI, we received an nomination to apply for the visa in only 2 days!

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Sveta’s Story

Sveta is a past international student from Russia. She came out to Australia to study English. However after studying English for a year, she realised she loved the country and decided to stay on and study Commercial Cookery and Diploma of Hospitality at Holmes College on The Gold Coast. She graduated in July 2017. Pathway to Aus then successfully helped Sveta apply for and was granted her Temporary Graduate Work Visa (Subclass 485) in September 2017

She is now working her way through the Job Ready Program and will hopefully receive the equivalent of her full skills assessment as a chef and apply for General Skilled Migration next year.

Mohit’s Story

Mohit is a client of Pathway to Aus who we have helped successfully transition from Student Visa to Graduate Visa to Employer Sponsored TSS (Subclass 482 Visa). He now works in the international education industry working as education management on The Gold Coast.

The Graduate visa was a very simple process and went through easily. It was when it came to applying for the TSS employer sponsored visa where it became tricky. Generally speaking in order to be employed on the TSS visa as an education manager NEC you would need to have 5 years post qualification work experience. This was requested by immigration after lodgment. However PTA migration agents were able to successfully argue that in specific circumstances these 5 years experience could be waived as the occupation is highly specialised. After a lot of explanatory evidence provided, the case officer decided in our favour and granted Mohit the visa!

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John’s Story

Meet John from the UK. John initially came to Australia to study the Cert III in Carpentry. Prior to coming to Australia he was working as a fireman with no previous carpentry work experience.

After studying, John moved on the a Temporary Graduate Work Visa (Subclass 485). This allowed him to live and work in Australia for 2 years upon completion of his study.

Pathway to Aus then assisted him to move onto a Training Visa (Subclass 407), before applying for the Permanent Employer Sponsored Visa (Subclass 186). John and his family and now permanent residents of Australia and will soon apply for citizenship.

Jason’s Story

Jason was originally an Indian national and came to Australia to study commercial cookery in Brisbane. Before coming to Australia, Jason had no professional work experience or education as a chef.

Whilst undertaking the course, Jason was also fortunate enough to find paid work experience at local restaurants. This allowed him to earn to support himself whilst he studied. Upon graduating, PTA assisted him to apply for the Temporary Graduate Work Visa (Subclass 485). This is an open work visa that allowed him to remain in Australia and live and work for 24 months with full work rights.

On his 485 visa, Jason undertook the Job Ready Program where he had to work as a chef for 12 months. This allowed him to gain a full skill assessment which allows him to apply for different General Skilled Migration Visas.

The next step was to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI), through Skill Select and apply for a General Skilled Migration Visa. Jason was fortunate enough to be invited for the Skilled Independent – Subclass 189.

In the future, he wants to continue to work as a chef and become an Australian citizen.

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Grow Early Childhood Education

Pathway to Aus has assisted numerous childcare centres to apply for all types of employer sponsored visas including Employer Sponsored (482 and 494), DAMA Labour Agreements and Training Visas (Subclass 407).

Nick and the team are always a pleasure to work with. Finding childcare staff is such a struggle, however being able to offer sponsorship to our employees has meant that we have been able to retain and attract staff, which has been crucial to our business, especially in regional areas.

Immigration sponsorship is so much more complex than I thought initially. From the very beginning, Pathway to Aus has broken down the steps needed to undertake and the documents required. They work directly with the applicant as well to ensure that they their documents are correct too. Only once the application is complete will they then look to lodge the applications and liaise with immigration throughout the process.

I would recommend Pathway to Aus to any business that needs assistance.

Razanne Rabba

People and Culture Manager

Interviews with Our Clients

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Interview with Louis

From: India
Studying: Automotive
Living: The Gold Coast

Louis Automotive

Interview with Chris

From: South Africa
Studying: Bricklaying
Living: Ashmore
Chris studying Cert III in Bricklaying through Pathway to Aus

Interview with William

From: Sweden
Studying: Civil Engineering
Living: Brisbane
William from Sweden Studying Civil Engineering in Brisbane Australia

Interview with Ged

From: United Kingdom
Studying: Carpentry
Living: Sydney
Carpentry interview with Ged

Interview with Ooi

From: Malaysia
Studying: Commercial Cookery
Living: Gold Coast
Commercial Cookery interview with Ooi

Interview with Sveta

From: Russia
Studying: Commercial Cookery
Living: Gold Coast
Studying Commercial Cookery in Australia Interview with Sveta

Interview with Martina

From: Italy
Studying: Automotive Electrical
Living: Gold Coast
Studying Automotive Electrical in Australia Interview with Martina

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Testimonials was last modified: June 12th, 2024 by PTA