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    Graduate Temporary Subclass 485

    The Graduate Temporary visa is a work visa which can be applied for by international students who have completed a qualification taking 2 years of study in Australia.

    The Temporary Graduate subclass 485 visa is a work visa for international students who have completed 2 years of study in Australia.

    It is a good way to extend your stay in Australia to improve your chances of becoming eligible for a permanent or provisional skilled visa.

    Eligibility Streams

    There are two eligibility streams for the Temporary Graduate Subclass 485 Visa:

    • Post Study Work Stream: commonly referred to as the Post Study Work Visa (PSWV). This eligibility stream was introduced in March 2013 for students applying for their first student visa after 5 November 2011
    • The Graduate Work Stream: criteria are similar to the 485 Graduate Skilled visa as it was prior to March 2013

    Common Criteria

    There are a number of criteria which are common to both the PSWV (Post Study Work) stream and the Graduate Work Stream:

    Age

    The main applicant must be under 50 at the date of lodgement.

    English:

    • Hold a passport from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada or New Zealand; or
    • IELTS (Academic or General Training): overall average of 6 and at least 5 in each band; or
    • Occupational English Test (OET): B Pass in each band; or
    • Pearson (PTE Academic): overall average of 50 with at least 36 in each band; or
    • TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test): total score of 64, with at least 4 in Listening and Reading, and at least 14 in Writing and Speaking; or
    • Cambridge (CAE): 169 overall average with at least 154 in each band.

    Study in Australia:

    You must meet the 2 year study requirement and have completed qualifications within six months of applying for the visa.

    Duration and Conditions

    Duration of the 485 visa will depend on your circumstances.

    Gradate Work stream visas are valid for 18 months from the date of grant of the application.

    Duration of the PSWV depends on which qualification has been completed in Australia as follows:

    • 2 years:completion of Bachelor Degree, Bachelor with Honours, Masters by Coursework or Masters (Extended)
    • 3 years:Masters by Research
    • 4 years:Doctorate

    Longer visas for regional studies

    Immigration has announced that from 16 November 2019, international students who complete their studies at regional universities will be eligible for longer 485 visas. The additional time will depend on where the studies were undertaken, as defined by postcode:

    • 1 year:Study completed in Regional cities and major regional centres
    • 2 years:Study completed in Regional centres and other regional areas

    Whilst on a 485 visa, you have unrestricted work rights in Australia. You must also maintain private health insurance for the entire period whilst on a skilled graduate visa.

    Recognised Graduate Subclass 476

    An 18 month work visa for recent engineering graduates

    The Skilled – Recognised Graduate subclass 476 visa is an 18-month work visa for recent engineering graduates.

    It is a good way to work in Australia to improve your chances of becoming eligible for a permanent or provisional skilled visa.

    Criteria

    The main criteria are as follows

    Age

    The main applicant must be under 31 at the date of lodgement.

    English

    You must provide evidence of your English language ability at date of lodgement by showing one of the following:

    • Hold a passport from the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada or New Zealand; or
    • IELTS (Academic or General Training):overall average of 6 and at least 5 in each band; or
    • Occupational English Test (OET): B Pass in each band; or
    • Pearson (PTE Academic): overall average of 50 with at least 36 in each band; or
    • TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test): total score of 64, with at least 4 in Listening and Reading, and at least 14 in Writing and Speaking; or
    • Cambridge (CAE): 169 overall average with at least 154 in each band.

    Qualifications

    You must have completed a qualification at most 2 years prior to lodgement. The qualification must be:

    • In the engineering field
    • At the bachelor level or higher
    • Completed at an institution which offers courses accredited through the Washington Accord, or an institution specified by Immigration.

    Duration and Conditions

    Valid for 18 months from the date of first entry to Australia.

    You must maintain private health insurance whilst on a recognised graduate visa.

    Skilled Regional Subclass 887

    The Skilled Regional visa is the permanent stage of the Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489. To qualify for a Skilled Regional visa, you must live in the required region of Australia for 2 years and work full time there for 12 months.

    The Skilled Regional visa – 887 is the second stage visa giving permanent residence to holders of Skilled Regional Provisional visas such as:

    • Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489
    • Skilled Regional Sponsored Subclasses 475 and 487
    • Skilled Designated Area Sponsored Subclass 496
    • Skilled Independent Regional Subclass 495

    It does not require sponsorship by an Australian relative or nomination by a state or territory government.

    Visa Criteria

    The main criteria for this visa are as follows:

    Residence in a Regional Area

    You have been in Australia holding a provisional skilled visa for the last 2 years. During this time, you must have lived in a regional or low population growth area of Australia (if sponsored by a State or Territory Government) or a Designated Area if sponsored by an Australian relative.

    Work Experience

    You have worked for at least 12 months in Australia – this experience need not be in a skilled occupation, but must be full time (at least 35 hours per week) and must be in a regional area.

    English Requirement

    Provide proof that all applicants aged 18 years and older, who have not paid the second instalment of the visa application charge in respect of their eligible visa, have at least functional English.

    In the 12 months before you applied for the visa, you scored one of the following:

    Test

    Score

    International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

    An average band score of at least 4.5 based on the 4 test components

    Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT)

    A total band score of at least 32 based on the 4 test components of speaking, reading, writing and listening

    Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)

    An overall band score of at least 30 for each of the 4 test components

    Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)

    An overall band score of at least 147 for each of the 4 test components

    Duration and Conditions

    Results in the grant of a permanent visa with full work and study rights in Australia. Travel facility is valid for 5 years.

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