TEMPORARY GRADUATE VISA

SUBCLASS 485

This visa is for international students who recently graduated from an Australian education institution.

Temporary graduate visa holders may use the time given on this visa to build up skills and requirements necessary to meet the criteria to apply for a permanent visa in Australia.

ELIGIBILITY:

You must:

  • Be under 50 years old

  • Hold an eligible visa

  • Have recently graduated from CRICOS registered course

  • Meet additional requirements

  • Make your application within 6 months of your graduation

  • Complete at least 2 years of study in Australia

  • Have competent English level (IELTS 6)

  • You must hold an eligible visa to apply for this visa as the primary applicant.

The qualification must either:

  • Relate to an occupation on the skilled occupation list (Graduate Work stream)

  • Be a higher education degree (Post-Study Work stream)

LENGTH OF STAY

  • Graduate Work stream – 18 months

  • Post-Study Work stream – two to four years

COST

From AUD 1,500

 

BENEFITS

- You can live, study and work in Australia

- Work rights - The applicant and dependents have full time eligibility to work.

* If your first student visa was granted before November 5th 2011 you cannot apply for this visa.

GRADUATE VISA STEPS

1. Before you apply - check your eligibility.

2. Gather documents.

3. Apply.

4. Wait for the decision.

GRADUATE VISA (476)

This visa allows recent engineering graduates of recognised institutions to gain up to 18 months of skilled work experience.

You must:

  • be under 31 years of age

  • have completed an engineering degree at a recognised institution in the past two years.

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFO

Extending your stay

If you are on your Graduate Visa in Australia, there are now more opportunities under the 485 visa for you to work in Australia and find a path to permanent residency. You may choose to remain in Australia and migrate permanently. Contact us to discuss your possible options, you might choose from the below:

  • General Skilled Migration – On 485 visa you can gain extra points from your work experience towards skilled migration.

  • Employer Sponsored Visas - Post study work rights will give you an opportunity to spend time in the Australian work marketplace during which time you can obtain valuable work experience and have the opportunity to be considered for employer sponsorship to remain in Australia.

GET IN TOUCH

Contact details:

e-mail:       info@educationagency.com.au

Phone:      +61 404 688 993

Office:       9/281 - 287 Sussex Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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