subclass 485

temporary graduate visa

What is a subclass 485 visa?

The Subclass 485 Temporary Graduate Visa is intended for international students who have either recently graduated with a degree from an Australian institution or with skills and qualifications that are relevant to specific occupations that fits with Australia’s labour demands. If you have studied in Australia for at least 2 years, you might be eligible for the Subclass 485 Temporary Graduate Visa.

qualification & accreditation must be eligible

must apply within 6 months of completion

Available Streams

Graduate work stream

This stream requires a positive skills assessment and allows you to live and work in Australia for 18 months. The Subclass 485 Graduate Work Stream is applicable for applicants that attained their first student visa before November 2011.

post-study work stream

This stream is stream does not require a skills assessment as long as you have met the Australian Study Requirement of 2 years. The Subclass 485 Post-Study Work Stream is applicable for applicants whose first student visa is after November 2011.

Why apply for
the subclass 485?

Successful applicants and holders of Subclass 485 will be entitled to full work and travel rights. The duration will be dependent on the the qualification you held that made you eligible for this visa (could be from 18 months up to 4 years).

That being said, the purpose of applying for this visa subclass is not only to attain full work and travel rights in Australia, but also so that the visa holder is able to attain the required work experience for other employer-sponsored or permanent residency visa in the future.

where can you apply for subclass 485?

You must be in Australia when lodging an application for Subclass 485. You will receive a bridging visa that will allow you to remain in Australia during processing of your visa application until a decision is made. 


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