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Temporary Graduate Skilled Visa (Subclass 485)
All graduating international students in Australia with a Bachelor and higher degree are eligible to apply for Temporary Graduate Skilled Visa (Subclass 485) unless they were in Australia as Students before November 2011.
These temporary skilled visas allow young university graduates to live, study and work in Australia temporarily. The Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) Visa is exclusively for international students who apply within 6 months of completing their Australian tertiary studies. These students are only able to be granted this Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) once.
There are two temporary skilled visas:
- Graduate Skilled (Subclass 485) Visa; and
- Recognised Graduate (Subclass 476) Visa.
There are 2 streams under the Graduate Skilled (Subclass 485) Visa:
- Graduate Work Stream – allows the applicant to stay in Australia up to 18 months
- Post-Study Work Stream – allows the applicant to stay in Australia 2-4 years depending on the qualification
Skilled Recognised Graduate (Subclass 476) Visa
The Skilled Recognised Graduate (Subclass 476) Visa is for recent graduates from overseas universities prescribed in a Legislative Instrument. Currently, the only specified discipline is engineering degrees from prescribed overseas universities.
- Graduate Work Stream – $1,650 (AUD)
- Post-Study Work Stream –$1,650 (AUD)
Who can apply for the Skilled - Recognised Graduate (subclass 476 ) Visa?
Institutions Specified by the Minister
|Argentina||Catholic University of Argentina|
|Brazil||Federal University of Minas Gerais|
|Chile||Universidad Catolica del Norte Catholic University of Chile -Antofagasta
University of Chile
University of Concepcion
Technical University of Berlin
Technical University of Clausthal
TU Bergakademie Freiberg
University of Hannover
|Hungary||University of Miskolc|
Banaras Hindu University—Varanasi
Indian Institute of Science—Bangalore
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Indian School of Mines—Dhanbad
|Iran||Amir Kabir University of Technology
University of Tehran
|PRC China||Beijing Normal University
Beijing Petroleum University
Beijing University of Chemical Technology
Beijing University of Technology (formerly Beijing Polytechnic University)
China University of Mining & Technology—Beijing
Shanghai University of Engineering Science
Shanghai Jiaotong University
University of Science and Technology—Beijing
|Philippines||University of the Philippines|
|Poland||Wroclaw University of Technology|
|Sweden||Lulea University of Technology|
|Tanzania||University of Dar es Salaam|