Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485 Visa)

Temporary Graduate Visa

Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485 Visa)

The Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) is for recent international graduates from an Australian educational institution who wish to continue to live, study and work in Australia after finishing their studies.

How do I get Temporary Graduate Visa?

In general, you can qualify for Temporary Graduate Visa if you:

Are there any other conditions?

The Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) has two streams – the Graduate Work stream and the Post-Study Work stream.

The Graduate Work stream visa is valid for 18 months from the date it is granted. To attain this visa, you must:

  • Nominate an occupation on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).
  • Apply for, and have your skills assessed for your nominated occupation by a relevant assessing authority.

On the other hand, the Post-Study Work stream lasts two to four years, depending on the highest qualification you used in your visa application. It requires you to hold an eligible qualification – Bachelor, Masters, or Doctoral Degree from an Australian educational institution.

What is the application process?

If you are applying for this visa as the main applicant, you need to be present in Australia when you apply, and when a decision is made on your visa application. However, family members who apply after you can do so from either in or outside Australia.

You can apply online, as well as by post or courier by completing Form 1409 – Application for a Temporary Graduate visa.

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What are the features and benefits of Temporary Graduate Visa?

With this visa, you and your family can:

  • Stay in Australia temporarily after finishing your studies.
  • Travel in Australia.
  • Find employment in Australia.
  • Pursue further educational qualifications in Australia.