Temporary Graduate Visa (SUBCLASS 485)

Temporary Graduate Visa (SUBCLASS 485)

You’ve finally graduated from Australia with a degree as an overseas student.

With a wide selection of courses, financial aid options, and an elegant and secure setting, there are plenty of reasons to fall even more in love with the “land of kangaroos.”

And as you sit there thinking about how your student visa is about to expire, you secretly hope that you will have the chance to stay in Australia longer. Is it not? And voilà! Your request has been fulfilled!

Apply with Destination Education and Visa Services for the Temporary Graduate 485 visa to be able to live or work in Australia for valuable work experience!

Why Get a Graduate Temporary Visa?

For recent international graduates who have finished at least two years of study at an Australian educational institution, the Temporary Graduate visa is especially intended.

If you are an overseas student hoping to prolong your stay in Australia, take full advantage of this chance. Know the requirements for eligibility before submitting an application for a temporary graduate visa.

As a principal applicant, candidates may only possess one temporary visa.

There are two distinct streams for the visa.

Work Stream for Graduates
This stream’s visas are valid for eighteen months and are available to international students who have

  • Completed a two-year program in Australia
  • Employment on the Medium and Long Term
  • Strategic Skill List (MLTSSL)
    An evaluation of pertinent skills for that profession
Work Stream After Study

This stream’s visas are valid for four years and are available to international students who have

  • Possess a student visa for Australia after November 5, 2011.
  • Possess a Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctoral degree, regardless of subject area, from an Australian educational institution.
Advantages Of A Graduate Temporary Visa
  • You may apply for a visa for any qualified family members.
  • For the term of the visa, it grants you and your family members the freedom to travel into and out of Australia as well as the ability to reside, work, or study.
Qualification Standards

The primary prerequisites for eligibility with this visa are

  • You have to be under 50 years old.
  • When submitting a visa application, you have to be in Australia.
  • You have to fulfill the study requirements in Australia.
  • After learning the results, you ought to have filed for the visa within six months.
  • You have to fulfill each stream’s particular criteria. (Graduate or Post Graduate)
  • For the whole time you are visiting Australia, you need to have health insurance.
  • You need to speak English at least fluently.
  • This visa can be applied for only once in your lifetime.
Study Cretia 

To apply for a Temporary Graduate Visa, you must first fulfill the study criteria.
The Australian study criterion can only be fulfilled if your course(s) are

  • Enrolled in the Commonwealth Register of Courses and Institutions for International Students (CRICOS)
  • Conducted in English and last for at least 16 calendar months or a minimum of 92 weeks.
  • Conducted in Australia while holding a valid student visa
  • Not Related to Programs Enabling English Language Proficiency
Character and Health Requirements
  • To meet the health standards, you and the dependent family members listed in your application must go through medical exams.
  • You must provide proof that you applied for and received a 12-month validity Australian Federal Police check before submitting an application for a visa in order to satisfy the character criteria.
Requirements for Health Insurance
  • In order to pay for your family’s medical expenses while you are in Australia, you must obtain a sufficient amount of health insurance.
  • Either your native country or Australia may be your health insurer.
  • You need to have valid health insurance before submitting an application for a temporary graduate visa in Australia.

*When you apply for a Temporary Graduate visa, Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) will be accepted if you are still on a student visa. But OSHC won’t be accepted if you’ve been given a bridging visa or if you no longer have a student visa.

Not owing the Australian government any money

When the visa is approved, you cannot be in arrears with the Australian government.

Eligible Family Members

Family Members Who Qualify To Be Added To A Visa Application
The following family members may be listed on your visa application:

  • Your partner
  • our stepchild or the kid of your partner

We at Distention Visa Service are registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority, or MARA, and we are well-versed in the procedures required to obtain an Australian Immigration Department visa. You will benefit from our continuous upgrades and vast knowledge base, which we have accumulated through the successful processing of thousands of cases.

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FAQs About Temporary Graduate Visa (SUBCLASS 485)

If you are applying this visa under the post-study work stream, a skill assessment is not needed.

Only if you are applying under the Graduate stream, you must provide an evidence of having your skills assessed by the relevant authority.

While the checklist varies depending on different cases, some of the common documents required are:

  • Current passports or travel documents
  • Copy of birth certificate showing parents of both primary applicant and the spouse
  • Evidence of name change
  • Certified copies of marriage certificates
  • If you are in de facto relationship, evidence showing a relationship for at least 12 months is required
  • If the spouse is widowed, divorced or separated permanently, a certified copy of death certificate, divorce or separation documents are required.
  • Health & Character documents

The Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) is a temporary visa option for international students who have recently completed their studies in Australia. It allows eligible graduates to live, study, and work in Australia temporarily after their studies.

To be eligible for the Subclass 485 visa in Australia, you must have recently completed a qualification from an Australian educational institution. There are two streams under this visa: the Graduate Work stream and the Post-Study Work stream. The eligibility criteria vary depending on the stream you apply for.

The Graduate Work stream in Australia is for graduates with skills and qualifications that are relevant to specific occupations in demand in the country. To apply for this stream, you need to have completed a qualification that is closely related to an occupation on the relevant skilled occupation list.

The Post-Study Work stream in Australia is for graduates who have completed a higher education degree (bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral) from an Australian educational institution. The length of the visa granted under this stream depends on the level of qualification completed.

The length of the Subclass 485 visa in Australia depends on the stream you apply for and the level of qualification you have completed. The Post-Study Work stream can provide a visa for up to four years for eligible applicants.

Yes, the Subclass 485 visa in Australia allows you to work in the country. The Post-Study Work stream even offers unrestricted work rights, allowing you to work full-time.

Yes, you can study on the Subclass 485 visa in Australia. However, the main purpose of this visa is to allow graduates to gain work experience in the country related to their field of study.

Yes, you can include certain family members, such as your partner and dependent children, in your visa application for Australia. They will have the same visa duration and work rights as you.

The Subclass 485 visa itself is a temporary visa and does not lead directly to permanent residency in Australia. However, the work experience gained during your stay in the country could potentially contribute to your eligibility for other permanent residency pathways, such as employer-sponsored visas or skilled migration visas.

You need to apply for the Subclass 485 visa online through the Australian Department of Home Affairs website. Make sure to provide all required documents and meet the eligibility criteria for the stream you’re applying to.

It’s recommended to apply for the visa within six months of completing your studies in Australia, as the eligibility requirements often include having recently graduated from an Australian institution.

English language requirements vary depending on the stream you’re applying for in Australia. Generally, you might need to prove your English proficiency through tests like IELTS, TOEFL, or PTE Academic.

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