Subclass 485 Temporary Graduate Visa

Graduate Visa 485

Temporary Graduate Visa 485

The 485 visa is a temporary visa that allows international students to live, study, and work in Australia after you have finished your studies.  There are Two streams – Graduate workstream and Post – Study Work Stream

Visa 485 Graduate Work Stream

To satisfy criteria for a Subclass 485 visa in the Graduate Workstream. you should have completed 1 or more degreesdiplomas or trade qualifications for an award by an Australian educational institution

  • that are registered courses
  • that was completed in a total of at least 16 calendar months; and  
  • that were completed as a result of a total of at least 2 academic years study; 
  • for which all instruction was conducted in English; and
  • that the applicant undertook while in Australia as the holder of a visa authorizing the applicant to study.

Note: that Graduate workstream needs a skills assessment


Skills assessment 

Occupation on the medium-long occupational list

  • The skills of the applicant for the applicant’s nominated skilled occupation have been assessed, during the last 3 years or If the assessment is expressed to be valid for a particular period on the skills assessment.
  • If the applicant’s skills were assessed on the basis of a qualification obtained in Australia while the applicant held a student visa, the qualification was obtained as a result of studying a registered course.  

Visa 485 Post Study Work Stream

You should apply for a visa 485 within 6 months when you complete the course. And study was undertaken at Australian Qualifications Framework level seven or higher:

 

(a)                Bachelor Degree;

(b)                Bachelor (Honours) Degree;

(c)                Masters by Coursework Degree;

(d)               Masters by Research Degree;

(e)               Masters (Extended) Degree and/or;

(f)                Doctoral Degree.


Courses should be registered in Australia

  • that was completed in a total of at least 16 calendar months; and  
  • that were completed as a result of a total of at least 2 academic years study; and
  • for which all instruction was conducted in English; and
  • that the applicant undertook while in Australia as the holder of a visa authorizing the applicant to study.

English  ( within 3 years)

SPECIFY for Visa 485. the following minimum required overall test score and the minimum required scores for each of the test components:

 

English test

Minimum

overall Score

Total overall score

Minimum scores for English test components

Listening

Reading

Speaking

Writing

IELTS

6

5

5

5

5

OET

B

B

B

B

B

TOEFL iBT

64

4

4

14

14

PTE Academic

50

36

36

36

36

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) (taken on or after 1 January 2015)

169

154

154

154

154

Note:  for 485. the Regulations states the following English language tests must have been undertaken within the three years before the day on which the application was made:

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) test must have been undertaken on or after
1 January 2015
.

Exception of English

For 485, a valid passport issued by one of the following countries 

a.       the United Kingdom;

b.       the United States of America;

c.       Canada;

d.      New Zealand; or

e.       the Republic of Ireland.

Visa 485 Additional Requirement

AFP CHECK

During the 12 months before the application is made.

Health Insurance

Adequate arrangements for health insurance since the time the application was made

Once the visa 485 granted the Condition 8501 attached

This means the holder must maintain adequate arrangements for health insurance while the holder is in Australia.

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