Note: At Study Destination we work together with our registered migration agent as Study Destination is only an education agency and can not provide assistance with Permanent Residency.

4 Simple Steps to Improve Chances for PR

Select your Course

Register for a course that equip you with the skills for a job on the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)

Apply for 485 visa

Once you have your degree, you could qualify for the 485 Graduate Visa, a temporary work visa.

Enroll in Job Ready Program

The Job Ready Program is a 12-month paid work experience, which may result in a favorable skills assessment for migration intentions.

Apply for 190 or 491 visas

Following a successful skills assessment, you may request General Skilled Migration Visas, such as the Subclass 190 or Subclass 491 Visas.

Continue Chasing the Aussie Dream! ๐ŸŒŸ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

Australia, a dream destination for countless international students. With diverse courses, scholarships, and post-study work opportunities, it's an education paradise. ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒ But what happens when your course finishes? ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Many international students find themselves at a crossroads. They either face uncertainty back in their home countries or simply wish to keep living the Australian dream. ๐Ÿ๏ธ

So, if you're eager to extend your stay in Australia after earning your degree, it's time to explore the Temporary Graduate Visa 485. ๐Ÿ“œโœˆ๏ธ

After the Student Visa ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŽ“

After a student visa, you can opt for the following visas:


Graduate Work Stream ๐ŸŽ“

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated and whose skills and qualifications match specific occupations needed in Australia. This visa allows you to live, study and work temporarily in Australia. Usually, you can stay for up to 18 months, but *Hong Kong and British National Overseas passport holders have a special status and can stay up to 5 years.

The Graduate Visa 485 cost is AUD 1,895 or more.


To be eligible, you must:

  1. Be under 50 years of age
  2. Hold an eligible visa
  3. Have held a student visa for the last 6 months
  4. Have a qualification in a listed occupation (not required for applications submitted between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023)
  5. Have applied for a skills assessment in your designated occupation on the Qualified Occupations List (not required for applications filed between July 1, 2022 and June 30, 2023)
  6. Provide proof of adequate health insurance for all applicants at the time of application.
  7. Provide proof that you requested an AFP check at the time of application
  8. Provide proof of English language proficiency at the time of application

Post-Study Work Stream ๐Ÿ’ผ


This visa is for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian institution. It allows you to live, work and study in Australia on a temporary basis.
It can grant you a stay in Australia of 2 and 4 years, depending on your qualification.
Same exception as the previous one for Hong Kong and British National Overseas passports which can stay up to 5 years.
The cost of this visa starts at 1,895 AUD.


To be eligible, you must:

  1. Be under 50 years of age
    have applied for and obtained your first student visa on or after 5 November 201
  2. Hold an eligible visa
  3. Have held a student visa within the last 6 months
  4. Hold a recent degree in a course registered with CRICOS
  5. Provide proof of adequate health insurance for all applicants at the time of application
  6. Provide proof that you requested an AFP check when you applied.
  7. Provide proof of the required level of English at the time of application.

Temporary Graduate Visa Australia (Visa Subclass 485)

The Post Study Work Visa (subclass 485) typically offers two years of unrestricted work rights. It's for those who've completed at least two years of full-time study in Australia, usually at the Bachelor degree level or higher. However, some trade qualification graduates may also qualify.

The Post Study Work Visa often paves the way for meeting the criteria for a permanent visa.

โ˜‘๏ธ General Skilled Migration: Your path to permanent residency, based on skills and work experience, without needing employer sponsorship. It's often called State Nomination and involves requirements, including a points test based on factors like age, English proficiency, work, and study history. Some cases require state government nominationย to meet the requirements or to add points to your application.

โ˜‘๏ธ Employer Sponsored Visas: If you don't meet skilled migration criteria but have an employer willing to sponsor you, this is the route. It usually starts with a temporary visa (subclass 482) and can lead to permanent residency after 3 years with your sponsor. The employer often prefers the TSS 482 visa transitional pathway.

Each pathway has its pros and cons, and the right choice depends on your unique circumstances. ๐Ÿ›ค๏ธ

To find your ideal pathway and make the right course and study plan decisions, Study Destination collaborates with Registered Migration Agents who provide personalized advice. ๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ๐Ÿ“š

Don't navigate this journey alone; let us help you chart your course! ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿค

Get in touch with our migration agent

Post-Study Work Stream ๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ

๐ŸŽ“ Bachelor's Graduates: Just earned your degree from an Australian university? Fantastic! You're eligible for a Visa Subclass 485 through the Post-Study Work stream. ๐ŸŒŸ

๐ŸŒ Here's what it offers:

  • ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“ Recent degree from a CRICOS registered course.
  • ๐Ÿ“† Live, work, and study in Australia for 2-4 years, depending on your qualification.
  • ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Bring your family along!
  • โณ Visa processing time is approximately 4 months.

๐Ÿ“œ Master's Graduates: If you hold a Master's degree and apply for Visa Subclass 485 through the Post-Study Work Stream, you'll receive a three-year visa. This change is now permanent. ๐ŸŽ‰

Ready to embark on your Aussie journey? We're here to guide you! ๐ŸŒ ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿค—

FAQ

What is 485 visa australia?

The 485 visa in Australia, specifically the Post-Study Work stream, is a temporary graduate visa designed for international students who have recently completed a degree from an Australian educational institution. This visa allows them to temporarily live, work, and study in Australia. The duration of stay typically ranges from 2 to 4 years, depending on the applicant's qualification. Some applicants with specific degrees may be eligible for an additional 2-year extension. Hong Kong and British National Overseas passport holders may stay for up to 5 years. The cost for this visa starts from AUD1,895. Processing times can vary and are best checked using the visa processing time guide tool, as they are not specific to individual applications.

How do I know if my occupation is on the list?

The Skilled Occupations List is available on the Australian Government's Immigration website.

How to check my eligibility for Visa Subclass 485?

You are eligible for a Temporary Graduate Visa (485) if you:
- Are between the age 18-50.
- Hold an eligible visa.
- Have completed a CRICOS registered course with an Australian institution.
- Have finished a course longer than two years in duration.ย 
- Satisfy the English proficiency requirements in the form of IELTS, Cambridge English
Advanced (CAE), TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic, Pearson Tests, or Occupational English Test.
- Meet the Australian Health conditions.ย 
- Fulfill the additional requirements of the stream you are applying through.ย 

Will I need to take an English test for a Temporary Graduate Visa?

You must satisfy the English proficiency requirements to apply for the 485 Visa. Taking an IELTS (International English Language Testing System) is a way to prove your language proficiency for study and work purposes.

However, there are other tests like CAE, TOEFL iBT, PTE Academic, Pearson Tests, which can be taken instead. However, your test scores must be obtained within three years, before you apply for the visa.ย 

Do I need to get a police check for Visa Subclass 485?

Yes, you need a police verification for yourself and all Visa dependants (over the age of 16 years) for a Temporary Graduate Visa.

Do I need to get a health insurance?

All applicants and dependants for the Temporary Graduate Visa should have a suitable health insurance. You will need to change your insurance from OSHC to the graduate health cover.

Depending on your situation, you should be able to choose a suitable health cover.ย 

When can I apply for the Temporary Graduate Visa?

You should apply for the Visa Subclass 485 within 6 months after your course ends.ย 

Do I get full working rights with the 485 Visa?

Yes, you will have full working rights in Australia for the duration of the visa. If you wish to continue staying in Australia, after your visa expires, you will need to apply for a new visa in a different subclass.ย 

What is the Cost and Processing Time for Visa 485?

The cost for applying a Temporary graduate visa 485 is AUD 1,680. Depending on the visa stream, the processing time can be anywhere from 9 to 12 months.ย 

What documents do I need to apply for the Temporary Graduate Visa 485?

Your application must include all necessary documents requested by the Custom's officer. This includes your exisiting visa details, English test results, passport sized photo, passport, bio-data and your birth certificate. The Department of Home Affairs has enlisted everything you need for your
Visa application and you can check it here.

Alternatively, you can get in touch with our team to do your application free of cost. Take the stress off your head, and let us take care of it

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