This temporary visa permits international students to live, study and work after they have finished their studies.
This is an onshore temporary graduate viisa specifically designed for overseas students who have completed their studies in Australia but do not as yet meet requirements for the permanent visas. By applying for the 485 visa as an interim measure, it may give them a chance to gain working experience, attend a professional year, or improve their English language skills before applying for a permanent visa.
Primary applicants applying for this visa from within Australia must
Primary applicants for this visa must
In line with the Knight Review recommedations, the Minister has, from 23 March 2013, implemented a “post-study work stream” to the 485 visa whereby students who graduated from a tertiary institution in Australia with bachelor degrees or higher will be able to be granted the 485 visa for up to 4 years. The arrangements under this “post-study work stream” are such that graduates with:
The 485 visa in the Post-Study Work stream is available to international students who graduate with a higher education degree from an Australian education provider following at least 3 academic years of study, regardless of their field of study. Applicants under this stream are not subject to the Skilled Occupations List.
the original arrangements remain as an option under the “graduate work stream” for others who graduate with an award other than a degree, or those who got their first student visa prior to 5 november 2011. Under this “graduate work stream”, successful applicants will be granted the 485 visa for 18 months.
Applicants for the 485 visa in the Graduate Work stream are subject to the Skilled Occupations List, and
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