I applied for my 3rd working holiday visa (417) back in March 2022, then I decided to leave later, so I stayed home. Anyway, my "Must not arrive after" date is March 2023.
Recently I had the opportunity to attend a course which I find very interesting for me and my future, so I'd like to join it, but it's going to finish in July 2023, way later than my Australian deadline.
I was wondering if there's any chance for me to complete this course without losing my WHV (of course, I could jump into Australia before the deadline and start the visa, then fly back home to complete my course, but I find it complete nonsense: too expensive and I'd waste 4 months of visa).
The solutions I figured out are 2 but, I'm afraid, neither of them is going to work:
ASK FOR AN EXTENSION OF THE DEADLINE. But it is already impossibile to speak with the Australian immigration; even if I could find a way, I'm afraid I'll just get ignored.
WASTE THIS VISA AND ACQUIRE IT AGAIN. In this case I'd only have wasted one application fee and it would be OK for me. Then, when I'm ready to go (before turning 35), I'll re-apply for the same visa, pay the fee again, and go. This would be great but, I fear, once the visa is granted for the first time it's gone; if it gets wasted, it can't be issued again: GONE. If someone can prove the opposite, it'd be amazing!
Do I have any other chance?