Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) - Post-Study Work stream Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) - Post-Study Work stream

Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) - Post-Study Work stream offers

Australian qualification

Leverage recent studies.

Temporary stay

2-4 years, depending on degree.

Work rights

Unlimited work opportunities.

Skill development

Enhance professional expertise.

Cultural exchange

Experience Australian lifestyle.

Multiple entries

Frequent entry, exit flexibility.

Career opportunities

Advance job prospects.

Personal growth

Develop independence, adaptability.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) – Post-Study Work stream, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be under 50 years of age
  • Have applied for and been granted your first student visa on or after 5 November 2011
  • Hold an eligible visa
  • Have held a student visa in the last 6 months
  • Have a recent degree in a CRICOS-registered course
  • Provide evidence of adequate health insurance for all applicants when you apply
  • Provide evidence you have applied for an AFP check when you apply
  • Provide evidence of the required level of English with the application

Hold an Eligible Qualification at Degree-level or Above

The qualification that you have completed must be an eligible degree. This means a:

  • Bachelor degree
  • Bachelor (honours) degree
  • Masters by coursework degree
  • Masters (extended) degree
  • Masters by research degree
  • Doctoral degree

Meet the Australian Study Requirement

In the past 6 months before you applied for this visa, you must have met the Australian study requirement. You will meet this if you are awarded at least one degree, diploma, or trade qualification and:

  • Your course was a Commonwealth Register of Institutions and courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)-registered course
  • You successfully completed all course requirements
  • The study was in English
  • You completed your course as a result of at least two academic years (92 weeks) study
  • You completed your course in Australia in not less than 16 calendar months
  • You held an Australian study visa that allowed you to study

Have studied with an Australian Education Provider

Your course must have been with an Australian education provider who is registered on CRICOS and offers degree-level programs.

Have Adequate Health Insurance

You must have adequate health cover for the whole of your stay to be granted this visa. Your cover should cover you for medically necessary treatment, including transport.

Application Process

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