Graduate Work Stream

Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485)

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: Graduate Work Stream and Post Study Work Stream

Graduate Work Stream;
for international students who graduate with skills and qualifications that relate to an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL): Schedule 1. A visa in this stream is granted for 18 monthsfor international students who graduate with skills and qualifications that relate to an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL): Schedule 1. A visa in this stream is granted for 18 months


You must be in Australia when you apply for this visa and when your visa is decided.

You can apply for this visa if you:

  • are younger than 50 years of age
  • are in Australia
  • hold an eligible visa
  • have at least competent English
  • meet the two year Australian study requirement in the last six months
  • meet health and character requirements
  • have health insurance in Australia
  • meet the specific requirements of the stream in which you are applying for this visa.
For the Graduate Work Steam you need to ensure that your two years of study gets you a qualification that is on the SOL list and  will pass the skills assessment.  In order to find out the qualiifaction required for your chosen occupation on the skills list.  Put the occupation name, number and assessing authority into google and click on the result that has the web address beginning www.immi.gov.au, the section skill level will tell you required qualification and Degrees Ahead will asssit you in finding the correct course in your chosen location.



 

 

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