– Temporary Graduate Visa ( Subclass 485 )

Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) For Australia

 Temporary Graduate Visa for Australia

As often thought, Subclass 485 is not a migration visa but a temporary graduate work visa that gives you working rights to gain onshore work experience. This is a temporary visa that allows international students to live, study and work after they have finished their studies. The Basic Eligibility is: –

(a) Be under the age of 50 years.

  • Hold an eligible visa.
  • Have a recent qualification in a CRICOS-registered course.
  • Applicants should apply for this Visa within 6 months after their course ends.
  • Provide evidence (IELTS / PTE Academics) for English proficiency as part of the visa application.

In order to meet the requirements for this visa applicants should have studied for, and been awarded, a qualification in Australia over the course of 2 years or more. The full requirements are as follows:

(a) Applicants must have received a recognized diploma, trade qualification or degree (such as a bachelor’s, master’s, or Ph.D.) from an Australian educational institution. 

(b) The course studied must be registered with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). 

(c) The qualification must have been received within the 6 months leading up to the application. 

(d) The course must have taken at least 92 weeks of study time and must have taken place over at least 16 months. 

(e) The course must have been taught in English. 

(f) The student must have had a valid Australian student visa for the duration of their studies.

There are two streams of Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485). They are as mentioned below: –

(a) Graduate Work Stream.

(b) Post Study Work Stream.   

Temporary Graduate Visa

GRADUATE WORK STREAM

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated with skills and qualifications that are relevant to specific occupations in Australia needs. You need to have a qualification relevant to an occupation on the skilled occupation list. You must have and maintain adequate health insurance for the whole of the stay in Australia. It lets you live, study and works in Australia temporarily. It permits you to: –

(a) Work in Australia.

(b) Bring your family with you.

(c) Stay usually up to 18 months.

The cost for applying for this visa is AUD 1,650/- and the processing time is as mentioned below: –

(a) 75% of applications: 90 days

  • 90% of applications: 4 months

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POST-STUDY WORK STREAM

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated with a degree from an Australian institution. You must have and maintain adequate health insurance for the whole of the stay in Australia. You need a recent degree in a CRICOS-registered course.

It lets you live, work and study in Australia, temporarily. It permits you to: –

(a) To work in Australia.

(b) To bring your family with you.

(c) Stay usually between 2 and 4 years, depending on your qualification.

 

The cost for applying for this visa is AUD 1,650/- and the processing time is as mentioned below: –

(a) 75% of applications: 84 days.

(b) 90% of applications: 3 months.

If you are holding 485 temporary graduate working visa, you have full time work rights for the duration of your visa. If you want to continue to stay in Australia after your visa expires, you will need to apply for a new visa for a different subclass.

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