- The Graduate Work stream – this is applicable where students graduate with skills and qualifications that are on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). A visa in this stream is granted for 18 months from the date of being granted.
- Post-Study Work stream – this is applicable to students with a higher education degree from an Australian education provider, regardless of their field of study. This is however only available to those students who were granted their first student visa on or before 5 November 2011. This visa can be granted for up to four years.
What the Temporary Graduate Visa (485) allows you to do
- Holders of the Temporary Graduate Visa (485) permit can live, work and study in Australia for a temporary period of time after having finished their studies.
- Family members who can can apply for this visa include:
- Spouse or de facto partners.
- Your and/or your partner’s dependent children.
- Other dependent relatives.
What are the requirements?
- You must nominate an occupation from the skilled occupation list (if Graduate work stream).
- You must be younger than 50 years of age.
- You already hold an eligible visa.
- You meet the 2-year Australian study requirement.
- You meet the English language requirement.
- You must have valid health insurance in Australia.
Making an application
Both the main applicant and anyone else applying in conjunction with the main applicant must be in Australia when they apply and when the visa decision is given. If the main applicant has already been granted the visa, family members may make an application outside of Australia.
Points to note
Holders of the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) that subsequently wish to remain in Australia and apply for permanent residency, will have an advantage in terms of their points score. Studying in Australia and working in Australia can aid your total points scored in both independent and regional nomination programs.