Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)

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

This visa has two streams:

Graduate Work stream

For international students with an eligible qualification where their skills are in  Skilled Occupation List (SOL) can apply for this visa. A visa in this stream allows you to be in Australia 18 months from the date of grant.  Students are required to have applied for Skills assessment before applying for these visas. IELTS competent standards are required to apply for this visa.

Post-Study Work stream -

If you are unable to apply for PR you have the option of applying for Graduate Post Study Work Visas. No assessment is required for you to apply for this visa.

In order to be eligible for this you should have applied for your first Australian student visas on or after 05 November 2011 and completed your higher education degree, Masters or PHD while studying in Australia. Unfortunately students completing Diploma studies will not be entitled to this visa.