What is Temporary Graduate Visa 485

Graduate visa is designed to enable international students to live study and work in Australia after they have finished their studies. This is a temporary visa for stay between 18 months to 6 years depending on the region and education level.

Who can get Temporary Graduate Visa 485?

Eligibility requirements:

  • You must be less than 50 years of age.
  • You must hold an eligible visa at the time of application.
  • You must lodge the visa application within 6 months of the date of completion of your course.
  • You must complete at least 2 academic years (92 weeks) of studies, the course needs to be CRICOS registered course. Details here.
  • You must meet the English language requirement.
  • You must meet health requirements.
  • You must meet character requirements.
  • You have to maintain adequate health insurance in Australia.

What are the Streams under Temporary Graduate Visa 485?

Graduate work stream

This stream of Subclass 485 visa is for international students who have recently graduated (at least Diploma) with skills and qualifications that are relevant to specific occupations in Australia needs. It lets you live, study and work in Australia, usually up to 18 months.

Post-study work stream

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated with a degree (at least Bachelor or above) from an Australian institution. It lets you live, work and study in Australia, temporarily. Please see bellow:

  • 2 years: completion of Bachelor Degree, Bachelor with Honours, Masters by Coursework or Masters (Extended)
  • 3 years: Masters by Research
  • 4 years: Doctorate

Note: Immigration has announced that from 16 November 2019, international students who complete their studies at regional universities will be eligible for longer 485 visas.

The additional time will depend on where the studies were undertaken, as defined by postcode:

  • 1 year: Study completed in Regional cities and major regional centres
  • 2 years: Study completed in Regional centres and other regional areas

More information about Regional Australia here.

How long to process Temporary Graduate Visa 485 ?

The processing time is between 3-6 Months

Information about Student Visa here