What are your options after graduating in Australia – Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485)

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You may be wondering what to do after you graduate. If you are thinking of staying on in Australia after you graduate, you may consider applying for the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485). This visa allows you and your family to live, study or work in Australia after you have completed your studies. There are two streams in this visa subclass, which are the Graduate Work Stream and Post-Study Work Stream.

Graduate Work Stream

The Graduate Work Stream is an 18 month visa granted to international students who graduate with skills and qualifications that relate to an occupation on the list of eligible skilled occupations.

Requirements for Graduate Work Stream Visa

  • You must be less than 50 years of age.
  • You must hold an eligible visa at the time of application.
  • You must lodge the visa application within 6 months of the date of completion of your course.
  • You must have completed an eligible qualification that relates to an occupation on the list of eligible skilled occupations. You must nominate an occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). The qualification completed must be closely related to your nominated skilled occupation.
  • You must complete at least 2 academic years (92 weeks) of studies.
  • You must able to pass the skills assessment for your nominated skilled occupation.
  • You must meet the English language requirement.
  • You must meet health requirements.
  • You must meet character requirements.
  • You have to maintain adequate health insurance in Australia.

Post Study Work Stream

Post graduation Option in Australia

The Post-Study Work Stream is granted to international students who graduate with a higher education degree from an Australian education provider, regardless of their field of study.

Requirements for Post-Study Work Stream Visa

  • You must be less than 50 years of age.
  • You must hold an eligible visa at the time of application.
  • You must lodge the visa application within 6 months of the date of completion of your course.
  • You must have applied for and was granted your first student visa to Australia on or after 5 November 2011.
  • You must have completed an eligible qualification – Bachelor degree, Bachelor (honours) degree, Masters by coursework degree, Masters (extended) degree, Masters by research degree and Doctoral degree.
  • You must complete at least 2 academic years (92 weeks) of studies.
  • You must able to pass the skills assessment for your nominated skilled occupation.
  • Your qualification must be undertaken at an eligible Australian university or any other education provider accredited to offer degree level programs.
  • You must meet the English language requirement.
  • You must meet health requirements.
  • You must meet character requirements.
  • You have to maintain adequate health insurance in Australia.

Length of Post-Study Work Stream Visa

The visa is granted for a duration of 2 to 4 years depending on the highest qualification you achieve.

  • If you complete a Bachelor Degree, Bachelor Degree with Honours, Masters by Coursework Degree or Masters (extended) Degree, your visa is valid for 2 years.
  • If you complete a Masters by Research Degree, your visa is valid for 3 years.
  • If you complete a Doctoral Degree, your visa is valid for 4 years.

Applying for a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) is a great option if you will like to extend your stay after you have completed your studies. Find it complicating? Our Registered Migration Agent Perth will perform an assessment of your circumstances and provide you with professional and relevant advice pertaining to the visa to apply for. We will assist you in all aspects of your visa application and support you every step of the way! Contact us today for a FREE Assessment to take advantage of this unique opportunity to live in Australia.

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