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Graduation Caps


The Temporary Graduate subclass 485 visa is work visa for international students who have completed 2 years of study in Australia. It can last from between 18 months and 4 years depending on your situation (1.5years for GW type, 2-4years for PSW type, and 3-4 years for graduates of regional areas). It is a good way to extend your stay in Australia to improve your chances of becoming eligible for a permanent or provisional skilled visa. Two Streams including:Graduate work stream and Post-study work stream.


Be aged between 18 and 44 inclusive

Have a relevant occupation on the 189 occupation list (MLTSSL)

Have Competent English

Have a suitable skills assessment for the occupation

Lodge an EOI and be invited to apply

Meet the points test pass mark of 65 points (as of 1 July 2018)

Meet health and character requirements


Give graduates more time to improve the English level, accumulate work experience, study  PY, etc to prepare for PR application.

Bring family members.

It lets you live, study and work in Australia temporarily after you have finished you studies.

Multiple entry visa.


You can travel outside Australia and return as many times as you want while the visa is valid.

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