485 Visa Changes Since 23 Mar 13

The Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) lets you live and work in Australia temporarily after you have finished your studies. This visa has two streams (previously only got the first stream-meeting 2 years study requirement in Australia)

The Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) lets you live and work in Australia temporarily after you have finished your studies.
 

This visa has two streams (previously only got the first stream-meeting 2 years study requirement in Australia):

  • Graduate Work stream – for international students who graduate with skills and qualifications that relate to an occupation on the Skilled  Occupation List (Schedule 1) A visa in this stream is granted for 18 months.
  • Post-Study Work stream – for international students who graduate with an eligible qualification. This stream is only available to students who applied for and were granted their first Student visa to Australia on or after 5 November 2011. A visa in this stream can be granted for up to four years, depending on the qualification.

Please note that as it's an onshore visa which means you must be in Australia when you apply for this visa and when your visa is decided.

 
 
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