Skilled-Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476) offers

Recent graduates

For engineering degree holders.

Temporary stay

Up to 18 months' visit.

Work rights

Unlimited work opportunities.

Cultural exchange

Experience Australian lifestyle.

Multiple entries

Frequent entry, exit flexibility.

Skill development

Enhance engineering expertise.


Connect with industry professionals.

Personal growth

Develop independence, adaptability.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the Skilled-Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476), you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Under 31 years of age at the time of application.
  • Hold a recognized engineering qualification (Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree, Doctoral degree, or Postgraduate Diploma) in one of the eligible engineering fields.
  • Completed the qualification within the 24 months prior to lodging the application.
  • Graduated from an institution accredited under the Washington Accord or specified by the Department of Home Affairs.
  • Meet the English language requirement through one of the following: Hold a passport from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, or New Zealand.
  • Achieve an overall score of 6.0 on the IELTS (Academic or General Training) test, with at least 5.0 in each band.
  • Obtain equivalent scores in other approved English language tests (OET, PTE Academic, TOEFL iBT, Cambridge English: Advanced).
  • Meet the Australian government’s health and character standards.
  • Sign an Australian values statement affirming your commitment to Australian society and values.

Application Process

Embark on Your Australian Dream with the Skilled-Recognised Graduate Visa (subclass 476)

Embark on your journey to Australia with the Skilled-Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476), available for application on the Department of Home Affairs website. For a seamless experience, our seasoned migration consultants offer end-to-end support. We guide you through each step, ensuring your application is complete and compliant. This includes assistance in including family members, provided they meet the necessary health and character standards. Trust in our expertise and ongoing support for a successful visa application process.

COVID-19 Concessions

Please note: Effective 25 November 2023, extensions based on COVID-19 concessions are no longer available for the Subclass 476 Skilled-Recognised Graduate visa. While existing extensions remain valid until 14 April 2024, new applications under this provision are no longer accepted.

If you’re a Subclass 476 visa holder and need to remain in Australia beyond your visa expiry date, you have two options:

  1. Apply for a different visa under the standard criteria: Explore alternative visa options that suit your current circumstances and meet the relevant eligibility requirements. You can browse available visas and assess your eligibility directly on the Department of Home Affairs website.
  2. Seek professional advice from a registered migration agent: Consider Booking a consultation with a registered migration agent or lawyer for personalised guidance on your situation. They can help you navigate the visa application process and recommend the most suitable pathway for remaining in Australia.

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Additional Considerations:

Visa capping: The Subclass 476 visa has been capped since 22 December 2023, meaning limited places are available.

Visa extensions: No longer available based on COVID-19 concessions.

Visa alternatives: If you’re ineligible for the 476 visa or need to remain in Australia beyond your visa expiry date, explore alternative visa options on the Department of Home Affairs website or seek advice from a registered migration agent.

Important: Always refer to the most up-to-date visa information and requirements, which may change over time.

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