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I'm currently on a 482 VISA and would like to please confirm if I would be eligible for a self-education expense claim. I've found an excellent distance learning course through Charles Sturt University that would allow me to complete a Graduate Certificate and Masters Degree, but at a cost of around $24000.
I'm residing in NSW and I'm in the process of transitioning my 482 VISA to a 186 VISA which includes PR privileges.
Thanks for your response. Would I, as a non-resident, be eligible to lodge a claim for self-education expenses? I currently do not hold a degree and the degree I'm interested in is 100% in line with my current role and future aspirations. I'm hoping that by obtaining this degree (a graduate cert that leads to a masters degree), that I will qualify for a senior management role.
Welcome to our Community.
As @macfanboy advised there needs to be a direct connection between your job and the self-education. You can find further information on our website about education and study and there is also a self-education expenses calculator available on our website.
Hope this helps you, SueO
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