Last Updated: February 16, 2021
Australia, the exotic island nation with vivid landscape and exquisite flora and fauna is no doubt one of nature’s most unique creations. Apart from the picturesque natural beauty, Australia is also home to some of the top Universities in the world which attracts thousands of international students every year. With different visa provisions and accessible visa procedures, Australia is a hub for international students willing to study and work here.
One of the most sought-after visas is the Australia Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485). The Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) allows an international student to live, study or work in Australia after they have finished their studies. The visa has two streams: Graduate Workstream and Post-Study Workstream. The length of one’s stay will depend on which stream one applies for.

General requirements for Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485)


Additional visa requirements for Graduate Work stream

At the time you apply for this visa you must:

Additional visa requirements for Post-Study Work stream

At the time you apply for this visa you must:

Documents required while applying for Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485)


Duration of stay allowed under Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485)


Graduate Work stream

18 months

Post-Study Work stream

Bachelor Degree

Bachelor Degree with Honours

Masters by Coursework Degree

Masters (extended) Degree

2 years

Masters by Research Degree

3 years

Doctoral Degree

4 years


Cost and Processing time of Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485)


Streams of Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485)

Cost

Processing Time

Graduate Work stream

From AUD1,650 onwards

6-9 months

Post-Study Work stream

From AUD1,650 onwards

4 months


Difference between Graduate Work stream and Post-Study Work stream


  • Graduate Work stream: This type of Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) is for those international students who have recently graduated with qualifications and skills which are relevant to certain specific occupations in Australia. It allows an international student to live, study or work in Australia for a specific period of time.
  • Post-Study Work stream: This form of Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) allows an international student who has recently graduated from an Australian University to live, study and work in Australia for a specific period of time.

    Frequently Asked Questions


    • What is the basic element of Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485)?
      This visa is quite flexible and allows an international student to live, study and work in Australia for a specific period of time.
    • Does one needs to have a job in Australia while applying for the Subclass 485 visa?
      No, unlike many other Australian work visas, Subclass 485 doesn’t require one to have a job while applying for the visa.
    • When an individual should apply for this visa?
      Within 6 months of completing the study program.
    • Does Visa 485 require a police check?
      Yes, the applicants along with the dependents (if any) have to register for a police check to be eligible for Visa 485.
    • Are family members allowed in this visa?
      Yes, dependents are allowed to accompany with the applicant provided they have gone through compliant medical exam.

    Ref:
    http://www.visa-path.com/en/col.jsp?id=141
    https://www.cdu.edu.au/sites/default/files/international/fact_sheet.pdf
    https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/temporary-graduate-485



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