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Learn about the Temporary Graduate Visa Subclass 485

Do you wish to build your career in a country like Australia? A leading education hub, a robust job market, picturesque landscapes, breathtaking beautiful beaches and a good quality of life. Australia has it all. The whole world especially the student population is going gaga over the thought of living an Australian dream. The skilled professionals are also chasing the thriving Australian job market. Considering the needs, shortfalls of the job markets, the Australian government offers this Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485).

WHAT IS TEMPORARY GRADUATE VISA SUBCLASS 485?

The Temporary Graduate Visa Subclass 485 visa is designed to allow foreign nationals graduated from Australian educational institutions and highly skilled professional to come and work in Australia. These professional skills have to be in high demand in the Australian markets. There are 2 streams to this Subclass 485 visa. They are:

  • Graduate work stream:This stream is for the international students who have graduated from a recognized Australian educational institution. These students should also possess the skills related to an occupation specified in the Skills Occupation List (SOL). This stream specifies the validity of the Subclass 485 visa for a span of 18 months.
  • Post-Study Work stream: This stream is for the overseas students who have graduated with a higher degree (bachelors, masters or doctoral) from a recognized Australian educational institution or a provider. This stream allows students to stay and find work for a period of maximum of 4 years in Australia. However, only those international students who have successfully received their first Australian visa on or after 5th Nov 2011 are eligible to apply under this stream.

WHAT SORT OF WORK IS PERMITTED TO DO ON THIS VISA?

The Subclass 485 visa does neither restrict you on the type of work you are willing to do nor restricts the number of hours you are willing to work for.

IS EMPLOYER SPONSORSHIP NEEDED TO OBTAIN THIS VISA?

No, Employer sponsorship is not required for this visa. However, if you are willing to work during your stay in Australia on this visa, you are bound to secure your own job/employment.

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VISA REQUIREMENTS/ ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR SUBCLASS 485 VISA:

An applicant/student willing to apply for this visa has to fulfill certain requirements. At the time of applying for this visa, the applicant should comply with the below mentioned requirements.

  • It is quintessential for the applicant to be in Australia while applying for the visa.
  • The applicant must be below the age of 50 years while applying for this visa.
  • The applicant must hold a valid/eligible visa.
  • The applicant must hold or have held an eligible student visa in the last 6 months.(The applicant must have recently completed his/her education from a CRICOS registered Australian institute).
  • The applicant must provide evidence of competent English.
  • The applicant is bound to fulfil the character and health requirements (health examinations).
  • The applicant should have an Australian Health Insurance Policy in place.
  • The applicant is under a legal obligation to request a National Police check from the Australian Federal Police.

SOME ADDITIONAL VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATE WORK STREAM:

At the time of applying for this visa, the applicant/ student should comply with the below mentioned requirements.

  • An occupation must be nominated by the applicant on the Skilled Occupation list.
  • The applicant should have also applied for the skills assessment in the occupation nominated by you.
  • The Australian study requirements must be met by the applicant in the last 6 months. There should be an absolute close relation between your nominated occupation and the degree, diploma or the trade qualification pursued to meet the Australian study requirement.

SOME ADDITIONAL VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR POST STUDY WORK STREAM:

At the time of applying for this visa, the applicant/ student should comply with the below mentioned requirements.

  • The applicant must have applied for and has successfully received his/her first Australian student visa on or after 5th Nov 2011 is eligible to apply under this stream.
  • The Australian study requirements must be met by the applicant in the last 6 months. The study requirement must be on the basis of bachelors, masters or doctoral degree studies completed at a recognized Australian institution.

VISA PROCESSING TIME:

The visa processing time for Graduate Work Stream and Post study work stream are follows:

 

Name of the Visa

Processing Time

Temporary Graduate Visa  (Subclass 485)

 75% of the applications

90% of the applications

Graduate Work Stream

4 months

5 months

Post Study Work Stream

88 days

4 months

COST:

The cost involved in processing Graduate Work Stream is from AUD 1650 and Post Study Work Stream is from AUD 1650.



DURATON OF YOUR STAY ON 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

 

CONCLUSION:

This visa not only helps the international; student / skilled professional to improve the possibilities of becoming a permanent resident of Australia. Alongside, it also works as a pathway to gain Australian work experience.

Do you want to study or Immigrate to Australia or Canada? Contact our Registered Migration Agent of Australia or Immigration Consultant in Brampton today at +1 289 298 1000 or Book Free Consultation.

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