The Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) is a temporary visa for international students who are graduates of an Australian institute. By having this visa, an international student can stay, work, and/or undertake further studies in Australia. The Temporary Graduate Visa has two streams which the student can apply for. These include the Graduate Work Stream, and the Post-Study Work Stream. Both streams have different requirements. Thus, it is important to check the correct stream before you apply for your visa.

Who can apply for a Temporary Graduate Visa?

In order to qualify for a Temporary Graduate Visa, you must:

  • be under 50 years of age
  • have held a student visa in the last 6 months
  • have completed your study in the last 6 months
  • meet the Australian Study requirements
  • meet the English requirements
  • provide evidence of adequate health insurance
  • meet the character requirements

Temporary Graduate Visa – Graduate Work Stream

Your study must be closely related to your nominated occupation. Your nominated occupation must be on the Medium- and Long-term Strategic Skilled List (MLTSSL). You need to pass a skills assessment in your nominated occupation to be granted a visa.

Student for Post Study Work (PSW) Stream

To be eligible to apply for a PSW stream, you need to have applied for and been granted your first Australian student visa on or after 5 November, 2011. You must hold a Bachelor’s degree, a Bachelor Honours degree, a Master’s by Coursework degree, Master’s by Research degree or a Doctoral degree.

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English Requirement for Temporary Graduate Visa

Type of Test Overall Score Minimum Scores for English Test components
Listening Reading Speaking Writing
IELTS 6.0 5.0 5.0 5.0 5.0
PTE 50 36 36 36 36
TOEFL iBT 64(Total) 4 4 14 14
Cambridge CAE 169 154 154 154 154

VISA Duration:

  • Bachelor’s degree and Master’s by Course Work degree: 2 years
  • Master’s by Research Degree: 3 years
  • Doctoral Degree: 4 years

*** From 2021, there will be a second 485 Visa available for Post-Study Work Stream if you have completed your studies and stayed in the Regional area. Contact SOL Migration today to check if you are eligible to apply for the second 485 Visa.

Under the pandemic circumstance, there are some changes to those who are holding a student visa 500 or temporary graduate visa 485 and are affected by the pandemic, therefore, cannot get into Australia, for more up to date information: https://covid19.homeaffairs.gov.au/temporary-graduate-visas

How much do I need to apply for a Temporary Graduate Visa?

Fees for a Temporary Graduate Visa for Financial Year 2021/2022

Base Application Charge Additional Applicant charge (18 and over) Additional Applicant Charge (Under 18)
Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) $1,680 $840 $425

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How can SOL Migration assist you in gaining your Temporary Graduate Visa?

SOL Migration has a strong team of 5 experienced Registered Migration Agents. Our Registered Migration Agents will assess your eligibility, fully guide you through the visa application process, and help you gain visa approval. We will assist you step-by-step from document preparation, to Skills Assessment (if required), to visa application to visa approval.

Find out more about other visa types that can bring you to Australia

  1. Student visa
  2. Partner visa
  3. Employer Sponsored visa

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