Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485)
If you’re an international student who has recently completed their studies in Australia, you may be eligible for a Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485). This visa allows you to stay in Australia temporarily after your studies have finished to gain practical work experience and improve your chances of obtaining permanent residency.
There are two streams of the Temporary Graduate Visa:
The Graduate Work stream and the Post-Study Work stream. The Graduate Work stream is for international students who have completed qualifications that lead to occupations on the skilled occupation list. The Post-Study Work stream is for international students who have completed a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degree in Australia, regardless of their field of study.
The duration of the visa varies depending on which stream you apply for. If you apply for the Graduate Work stream, you can stay in Australia for up to 18 months. If you apply for the Post-Study Work stream, you can stay in Australia for up to two to four years, depending on your highest qualification.
The Temporary Graduate Visa allows you to work and study in Australia during your stay. You can work full-time or part-time, and you can also study to improve your skills or qualifications. However, you must maintain appropriate health insurance coverage during your stay in Australia.
To be eligible for the Temporary Graduate Visa, you must meet certain requirements. You must have completed an eligible course of study in Australia within the past six months, or you must be due to complete your course within the next six months. You must also have met the English language requirements and health and character requirements.
Applying for a Temporary Graduate Visa can be a complex process, and it’s important to seek professional advice to ensure your application is successful. At our consultancy firm, we can assist you with your visa application and provide guidance on your post-study career options in Australia. Contact us today to learn more about the Temporary Graduate Visa and how we can help you achieve your career goals.