GRADUATE 485

Once you have completed 2 years study in Australia on a student visa, you are eligible for a 485 visa.

There are 2 streams available in the Graduate 485 visa.

If you have studied Certificate III, IV or Diploma level, then apply for 485 GRADUATE STREAM

If you have studied BACHELOR or MASTERS, then apply for 485 POST-STUDY WORK STREAM.

 

485 GRADUATE STREAM

The graduate stream is available for students who have completed 2 years of study at Certificate III, IV or Diploma level in Australia.

This visa is for 1.5 years and has full study rights and work rights. You must choose an occupation that is on the MLTSSL when applying for this stream.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You must have completed the course in the last 6 months
  • You were physically in Australia for at least 16 calendar months while completing the study
  • The study was at least 2 years (92 weeks)
  • you held a student visa in Australia
  • Apply for a provisional 485 skills assessment in the occupation. You must provide proof that you have applied this skills assessment at time of lodging 485 visa. You just need to provide a receipt; your skills assessment does not have to completed at time of lodging 485 visa
  • Health Insurance
  • Australian Federal Police Check
  • Must have held student visa in last 6 months. (you can apply for 485 if you hold a BVA or BVB and you held student visa in last 6 months)
  • English requirement:  Have passport and are a citizen of USA, UK, NZ, Ireland or Canada OR
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 bands
Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) Total score 83 with  minimum  7 in listening, 8 in reading, 18 in writing and 16 in speaking
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Overall 57 with minimum  43 in listening, 48 in reading, 42 in speaking and 51 in writing
Occupational English Test (OET) Minimum B in 4 each of the 4 bands
Cambridge C1 Advanced test Overall 176 with a minimum of 162 in each of the 4 bands

 

485 POST-STUDY STREAM

The post-study stream is available for students who have completed 2 years of study at minimum bachelor or masters level in Australia.

This visa is for 2 years and has full study rights and work rights. If you have done Masters by Research, then you get 485 for 3 years. If you have done PHD, then you get 485 for 4 years. There is no occupation list for this stream.

You are only eligible for this steam if you applied and were granted your first student visa on or after 5 November 2011.

Eligibility criteria:

  • You must have completed the course in the last 6 months
  • You were physically in Australia for at least 16 calendar months while completing the study
  • The study was at least 2 years (92 weeks)
  • you held a student visa in Australia
  • Health Insurance
  • Australian Federal Police Check
  • Must have held student visa in last 6 months. (you can apply for 485 if you hold a BVA or BVB and you held student visa in last 6 months)
  • English requirement:  Have passport and are a citizen of USA, UK, NZ, Ireland or Canada OR
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall 6.5 with minimum 5.5 in each of the 4 bands
Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) Total score 83 with  minimum  7 in listening, 8 in reading, 18 in writing and 16 in speaking
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Overall 57 with minimum  43 in listening, 48 in reading, 42 in speaking and 51 in writing
Occupational English Test (OET) Minimum B in 4 each of the 4 bands
Cambridge C1 Advanced test Overall 176 with a minimum of 162 in each of the 4 bands

 

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