You are studying in Australia and you’d like to stay and work here. The Graduate visa subclass 485 is a temporary work visa for you to live and work in Australia upon completion of your course.
18 months for Graduate Work Stream
2 years for Post-study Work Stream
General Visa Requirements
You must be younger than 50 years of age at the time you apply for this visa
You must hold an eligible visa at the time you apply for this visa, e.g. student visa
You must have met the two-year Australian study requirement in the past six months; this is two 2 academic years with at least a total of 92 weeks being the duration of one or more courses
You must provide evidence that you have at least competent English, which is an IELTS (or equivalent) test result with at least 6 in each band.
You must have acceptable health insurance in Australia and meet Australian health and character requirements.
Specific requirements for - Graduate Work Stream
Only valid for 18 months.
Each degree, diploma or trade qualification used to meet the Australian study requirement is closely related to your nominated skilled occupation.
You must provide evidence that your nominated occupation is on the Skilled Occupation Lists (SOL) and that your skills have been assessed by a relevant assessing authority as suitable for your nominated skilled occupation (‘suitable skills assessment’)
Specific requirements for post-study Work Stream
A two-year visa can be granted for a Bachelor or Master’s degree and a four-year visa for a PhD degree.
Your first student visa to Australia was lodged on or after 5 November 2011.
You must have completed one or more of the following qualifications in Australia :
– Bachelor degree
– Bachelor with Honors
– Masters by coursework
– Masters (extended)
– Masters by research
– Doctorate –- e.g. PhD
Study resulting in a diploma level qualification or trade qualification will not be considered.
You hold an eligible qualification, which was conferred or awarded by an Australian university or non-university education provider that is registered on the Commonwealth Register of Courses and Institutions for Overseas Students (CRICOS), and that provider offers courses at degree level and above.
Degree- level courses packaged with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma course may be considered, provided they otherwise meet the Australian study requirement.