Temporary Graduate Subclass 485

What is the purpose of the Temporary Graduate Subclass 485?

The Temporary Graduate visa allows international students who have completed their studies in Australia to live and work in Australia on a temporary basis.

The minimum requirements for the Post-Study Work stream of this visa are set out below:

POST-STUDY WORK STREAM

For international students who graduate with an eligible qualification. 

 

Initial Student Visa

You must have applied for (and been granted) your FIRST Australian Student visa on or after 5 November 2011

 

Skills & Qualifications

At the time that you lodge your visa application, you must during the previous 6 months have completed one or more of the following qualifications at an educational institution in Australia, following at least 2 years of study:

  • bachelor’s degree (with or without honours)

  • master’s degree (by coursework or research)

  • master’s extended degree

  • doctorate

 

General

You must also:

  • be under 50 years of age

  • have the required level of English proficiency i.e. 

  • hold a valid passport issued by the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland (and you are a citizen of that country) OR

  • an IELTS overall test score of at least 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in EACH test component) OR

  • an OET test score of at least B in EACH test component OR

  • a TOEFL iBT overall test score of at least 64 (with a minimum of 4 for listening, 4 for reading, 14 for writing and 14 for speaking) OR

  • a PTE overall test score of at least 50(with a minimum of 36 in EACH test component) OR

  • a CAE test score of at least 169 (with a minimum of 154 in EACH test component)

 

NOTE: In each case, the test must have been undertaken within the last three years (with the exception of the CAE test, which must be dated on or after 1 January 2015)

  • have made adequate arrangements for health insurance during your stay in Australia

NOTE: A visa granted in this stream is valid for 2, 3 or 4 years, depending upon the level of the eligible Australian qualification(s)

GRADUATE WORK STREAM

The minimum requirements for the Graduate Work stream of this visa are set out below:

For international students who graduate with skills and qualifications that relate to an eligible occupation.

 

Skills & Qualifications

At the time that you lodge your visa application, you must:

  • nominate an occupation that is included on the relevant Skilled Occupation List (SOL)

  • have applied to have your skills assessed by the appropriate Australian skills assessing authority as suitable for your nominated occupation 

NOTE: Your skills must be assessed as relevant to your nominated occupation in order for your visa application to be successful.

  • in the last 6 months have completed one or more qualifications that are closely related to your nominated occupation, following at least 2 years of study in Australia

 

General

You must also:

  • be under 50 years of age

  •  have the required level of English proficiency i.e.

  •  hold a valid passport issued by the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland (and you are a citizen of that country) OR

  • an IELTS overall test score of at least 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.0 in EACH test component) OR

  • an OET test score of at least B in EACH test component OR

  • a TOEFL iBT overall test score of at least 64 (with a minimum of 4 for listening, 4 for reading, 14 for writing and 14 for speaking) OR

  • a PTE overall test score of at least 50(with a minimum of 36 in EACH test component) OR

  • a CAE test score of at least 169 (with a minimum of 154 in EACH test component)

 

NOTE: In each case, the test must have been undertaken within the last three years (with the exception of the CAE test, which must be dated on or after 1 January 2015)

  •  have made adequate arrangements for health insurance during your stay in Australia

NOTE: A visa granted in this stream is valid for 18 months

Application Process

The first step that we will take is to conduct an initial assessment of your eligibility for this visa. This involves reviewing your recent study, English language and other circumstances, to establish whether or not you are likely to meet the relevant requirements.

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