It has been observed that MATES has recently been launched by the Australian government to enhance its cooperation with India. This measure falls under the framework of the Australia-India Migration and Mobility Partnership Agreement signed in 2020 to deepen cooperation between these two countries.

Beginning from the 1st of November, the proposed MATES program aims at selecting new talents from young professionals of India in the selected fields where Australia requires a professional workforce. Such Fields of specialization include information, communication, technology, Artificial Intelligence, Mining, Renewable energies and engineering, and many more. The program focuses on how Australia is liberalized in terms of innovation and considering how much talent is being developed in India.

The 3,000 visas under the middle-aged technician engineering skilled professionals scheme (MATES) will enable early-career Indian professionals to undertake employment in Australia with a duration of up to two years validity. This will really help Indian graduates because this way they can come to Australia and become a part of its society that is dynamically developing at the moment.

How to Become Eligible for the MATES Program

To be eligible for the MATES program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be below 18 and above 30 years of age.
  • Not have previously participated in the MATES scheme.
  • Speak the English language fluently and have a good command of the English language.
  • Be a graduate within the last 12 months from an Australian university institution.
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree in the relevant field of expertise.

The new MATES program also proves the continuous cooperation between Australia and India in the context of education and professional development. It opens doors for Indian students to study in Australia to not only enhance their careers but also to be part of Australia’s growth story. As the program rolls out, it is expected to pave the way for a new era of cross-cultural collaboration and mutual development.

Therefore, a bright future awaits Indian students who want to study in Australian universities. For more details on this program, please contact our overseas education consultant at +91-8595338595.



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