Temporary Graduate Skilled Visa (Subclass 485)

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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.

temporary skilled visas

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
In GSM there are two temporary skilled visas: • Graduate Skilled subclass 485 visa • Recognised Graduate subclass 476 visa
Skilled - Recognised Graduate visa subclass 476

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.

Application Cost

Application Cost:

  • Graduate Work Stream – $1,650 (AUD)
  • Post-Study Work Stream –$1,650 (AUD)

Who can apply for the Skilled - Recognised Graduate (subclass 476 ) Visa?

The applicant has completed a course in the period of 24 months ending immediately before the day on which the application is made and at an institution specified by the Minister.

Institutions Specified by the Minister

 

Country Institution
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

Finland HUT, Helsinki
Germany RWTH, Aachen

Technical University of Berlin

Technical University of Clausthal

TU Bergakademie Freiberg

University of Hannover

Hungary University of Miskolc
India Anna University—Chennai

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

Guangzhou University

Shanghai University of Engineering Science

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Tongji University

Tsinghua University

University of Science and Technology—Beijing

Philippines University of the Philippines
Poland Wroclaw University of Technology
Slovakia TU Kosice
Sweden Lulea University of Technology
Tanzania University of Dar es Salaam

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