Temporary Graduate visa (Subclass 485)

A temporary visa that allows international students to live, study and work after you have finished your studies. You must be under 50 years of age holding an eligible visa and have a recent qualification in a CRICOS-registered course. 

 

Graduate Work stream

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated with skills and qualifications that are relevant to specific occupations in Australia needs. It lets you live, study and work in Australia temporarily.

 

Stay

Usually up to 18 months

 

You must:

  • Have a qualification relevant to an occupation on the skilled occupation list
  • Be assessed as having skills suitable for an occupation on the skilled occupation list
  • Meet the Australian study requirement in the past 6 months 
  • Meet English language requirements 
  • Have adequate health insurance, such as Overseas Visitor Health Cover (OVHC)
  • Meet character requirement 
  • Meet health requirement 

 

Post-Study Work stream

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated with a degree from an Australian institution. It lets you live, work and study in Australia, temporarily.

 

Stay

Usually between 2 and 4 years, depending on your qualification.

 

You must:

  • Hold an eligible qualification at degree-level or above 
  • Be assessed as having skills suitable for an occupation on the skilled occupation list
  • Meet the Australian study requirement in the past 6 months 
  • Meet English language requirements 
  • Have adequate health insurance, such as Overseas Visitor Health Cover (OVHC)
  • Meet character requirement 
  • Meet health requirement 

 

Source from Department of Home Affairs
Last update 7 April 2020