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Temporary Graduate Visa

Temporary Graduate Visa

Migration Agent Melbourne · Temporary Graduate Visa · 485 · To Legal with 20+ years of experience helping students with the 485 Visa.

An international student who has recently graduated in Australia can apply for the Temporary Graduate visa. The student will need to have the skills and qualifications that are relevant to specific occupations that Australia needs. The international student will be able to live, study and work in Australia temporarily.

This temporary visa has two streams:

The visa period for this temporary visa is:

  • Graduate Work stream – 18 months
  • Post-Study Work stream – two to four years (two years, from 1 July 2024)

Basic Eligibility

The applicant must:

  • have not turned 50 years of age (35 years of age, from 1 July 2024)
  • be the main holder of a current student visa (but not one supported by the Defence or Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister)
  • have held a student visa within the past 6 months before the visa application is lodged and now have a Bridging visa A, Bridging visa B or substantive visa
  • have completed the course within the 6 months immediately before the day an application is lodged
  • meet the Australian study rule of being awarded at least 1 degree, diploma or trade qualification which comprised of at least 92 weeks of study and the course was not completed in less than 16 calendar months
  • have necessary English level, namely an overall band IELTS score of at least 6.5 with at least 5.5 in each of the test components
  • provide evidence of having applied for an Australian Federal Police check at the time of lodgment of the visa application
  • provide evidence of having adequate private health insurance at time of lodgment of the visa application
  • For Graduate Work stream
  • For Post-Study Work stream
    • have a degree qualification or higher

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Temporary Graduate Visa

Temporary Graduate visa (485)
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Additional application charge (18 and over)
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