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485 Temporary Graduate Visas

Temporary Graduate Visa 485

The Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) is a visa designed to allow international students who have completed their studies in Australia to remain in the country temporarily to gain practical work experience. This visa is a vital step for many international graduates who wish to apply their newly acquired skills in the Australian workforce and possibly secure permanent residency in the future.

485 Temporary Graduate Visas

Temporary Graduate Visa 485

The Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) is a visa designed to allow international students who have completed their studies in Australia to remain in the country temporarily to gain practical work experience. This visa is a vital step for many international graduates who wish to apply their newly acquired skills in the Australian workforce and possibly secure permanent residency in the future.

Requirements To Apply For The Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485)

Key Features of the 485 Temporary Graduate Visa:

  • No Skills Assessment for Post-Study Work Stream: One of the significant advantages of the Post-Study Work Stream is that it does not require a separate skills assessment, making it more accessible for a broader range of graduates.

  • Work Rights: Visa holders under both streams have unrestricted work rights, allowing them to work in any occupation or industry during their stay in Australia.

  • Study Rights: Graduates can also undertake further studies during their stay in Australia, although the visa does not provide access to government funding for education.

Application Eligibility:

  • Applicants must be under 50 years of age at the time of application.
  • They must have completed an eligible qualification in Australia within the past six months.
  • Holders of a Subclass 500 student visa or certain other specified visas are eligible to apply.
  • Health insurance coverage is required for the duration of the visa.

Visa Conditions:

  • Visa holders are expected to adhere to Australian laws and regulations.
  • They must maintain adequate health insurance coverage.
  • While there is no specific work requirement, the visa is intended for individuals seeking work experience related to their field of study.

Different Streams Of The 485 Visa

Graduate Work Stream

This Visa is for international students who have graduated with skills and qualifications related to an occupation in Australia, on the eligible skilled occupations list.
There are conditions for eligibility, including being 18 years or older and younger than 50 years of age; having English language skills; having completed a Degree, Diploma or Trade Qualification.

This Visa can be valid for up to 24 months.

Post Study Work Stream

This Visa stream is for international students who have recently graduated with an eligible qualification, a Visa between 2 years and 4 years, depending on their qualification.

 

You must have completed an eligible qualification within the past 6 months, from an Australian institution or have studied a minimum of 92 weeks in a CRICOS registered course in the past six months; be at least 18 years of age; have relevant English language ability.

Second Post-Study Work Visa Stream

If you hold a Temporary Graduate Visa in the Post-Study work stream, and you graduated from an Australian institution in a regional area, you can be eligible for an additional 1 or 2 year stay.

 

There are some geographical conditions for this Visa. If you lived and studied in a Category 2 regional area, you could be granted this Visa for 1 year, and if you lived and studied in a Category 3 regional area, you could be granted this visa for 2 more years stay in Australia.

 

Category 2 locations include cities and major regional centres, such as Adelaide, Hobart, Geelong and Wollongong/Illawarra.

 

Category 3 locations include regional centres and other regional areas.

COVID-19 Replacement Stream

This Visa stream is available until the 1st of January, 2027. If you are a current holder of, or former holder of a Temporary Graduate visa and had that visa interrupted by the travel restrictions around Covid-19, you can obtain a replacement Visa.

 

You must hold, or have held, a Graduate Work Stream Visa, granted before 15th December 2021 and in effect on, or after, the 1st of February 2020.

Apply for a Temporary Graduate Visa 485

Step 1

Once you reach out to Absolute Immigration, we set up a discovery call to understand what your needs are and what Visa best suits you.

Step 2

From there, we will send you a Strategy proposal outlining the steps we will take to assist you in getting a Visa for you to sign off on.

Step 3

Now our team leaps into action, following immigration pathways, taking care of the paperwork and helping you through the entire application process.

Take the first step and schedule a call

Call us

You can get in touch with the team on our support lines: 1300 227 658 or +61 (03) 9827 3721. Alternatively, you can book a free 10 minute consultation through our Acuity Portal.

Email us

You can get in touch with the team through our support email: aisupport@absoluteimmigration.com

Frequently Asked Questions

A 485 Visa is for international students who have graduated from an Australian educational institution within the past 6 months, to live and work, temporarily, in Australia.

Processing times can range from 14 days up to 6 months, depending on the complexity of the application.

 

The length of stay for this Visa type is between two and four years, depending on your qualifications.

applications: 20 Months

The easiest way to apply for a 485 Visa in Australia is to contact Absolute Immigration.  A discovery call with our experienced team will ensure you are on the right immigration pathway for your circumstances.

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