Temporary Graduate Visa (485) - For foreign graduates from Australian education institutions

temporary graduate visa (485)The Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) is for foreign students who have just graduated from an Australian educational institution.

The Temporary Graduate visa streams

The Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) has two streams:

  • The Graduate Work stream: For students who graduated with skills and qualifications on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). A visa in this stream is valid for 18 months.
  • Post-study Work stream: For students with a higher education degree from an Australian education provider, regardless of the field of study. However, this stream is only available to students who were granted their first student visa on or before 5 November 2011. Visas in this stream can be granted for up to four years.

What are you allowed to do on the Temporary Graduate visa?

The Temporary Graduate visa allows you to:

  • Live, work and study in Australia for a temporary period of time after you have finished your studies.

Family members who can apply for this visa include:

What are the requirements?

The requirements for the Temporary Graduate visa include:

  • You must nominate an occupation from the skilled occupation list, if you're applying under the Graduate Work stream.
  • You must be under the age of 50.
  • You already hold an eligible visa.
  • English language requirement.
  • You must have valid health insurance in Australia.

Making an application

Both the main applicant as well as any other applicants in conjunction with the main applicant, must be in Australia when the application is made and the visa decision is given.

If the main applicant has already been granted the visa, family members may make an application outside of Australia.

Good to know

If you hold a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) and would subsequently like to remain in Australia to apply for permanent residence, you will have an advantage in terms of your points score. That's because studying and working in Australia can aid your total points score in both independent and nomination programs.

MARN number

Get your FREE initial assessment here

Trusted

MARA Licensed Agents

Our immigration agent is licensed by MARA, giving you complete peace of mind during your migration.

Go

Get in touch

South Africa +27 (0) 21 202 8200

UK +44 (0) 2038 732150

Germany +49 (0) 896 987 13

Take the first step by finding out if you meet the requirements of a Temporary Graduate visa. It's the only way to know whether or not you can stay in Australia.

Our latest blog posts

best universities in australiaRead more +02 October 2017 By Immigration to Australia in Immigration to Australia, Our latest posts, Studying in Australia

10 Best universities in Australia for 2018

The QS World University Rankings are published each year. No less than 37 of the best universities in Australia made the list for 2018. Of that 37, seven Australian universities can be found in the global top 100, while a further 10 are in the top 300. Many of the universities improved on their 2017
studying in australiaRead more +22 February 2017 By Immigration to Australia in Immigration to Australia, Studying in Australia

FAQs: Studying In Australia

We get many emails and phone calls from people all over the world who want to find out more about studying in Australia. Some of the questions pop up again and again: Is Australia a good place to study? Can I work while I study? How much does it cost to study in Australia? How
temporary graduate visa (subclass 485)Read more +22 February 2017 By Immigration to Australia in Immigration to Australia, Studying in Australia

Learn about the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)

The Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) is a very useful visa to know about. If you are a foreign student who has recently graduated from an Australian educational institution, then you may want to continue reading.
TOP