Temporay graduate & skilled graduate visa

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Australia offers a number of options for skilled workers from all over the world to come to Australia and work. Some of these options are country specific i.e. your home country while some are directly related to the skills you have and the requirement of these skills in Australian industry.

Who is eligible?

eligiblity for this visa category is governed by the visa subclass you are applying for.

Review the requirements below for each subclass.

Sub classes

485

Temporary Graduate Visa

485

Temporary Graduate Visa
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476

Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa

476

Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa
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Temporary Graduate Visa

subclass 485

This is a temporary visa that allows international students to live, study and work in Australia after finishing study.

There are 2 streams under this visa:

  • Graduate work Stream
  • Post-Study work Stream

Graduate Work Stream

this is for international students who have recently graduated with skills and qualifications that are relevant to certain occupations in Australia.

Post-Study Work Stream

this is for international students who have recently graduated with a degree from an Australian institution.

You must:

  • either be the main holder of a current student visa, or
  • held a student visa within the past 6 months before your application
  • nominate 1 occupation from MLTSSL
  • have a degree, diploma or trade qualification closely related to this occupation
  • be assessed by relevant assessing authority

You must:

have been  granted your first student visa to Australia or or after 05 November 2011. You must also:

  • either be the main holder of a current student visa, or
  • held a student visa within the past 6 months before your application
  • have completed an eligible degree.

if you have completed a diploma or a trade qualification, you are not eligible for this visa catgeory.

Eligibility

Age

you must be under 50 years of age

Health requirement

you and any family members who apply for this visa with you must meet Australia’s health requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

English language

you must either provide an evidence of your English language skills when you apply for this visa or show that you hold a valid passport from UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand or Republic of Ireland.

Generally the evidence is an English language test result. e.g. IELTS, PTE, TOEFL etc. The test results must not be more than 3 years old and you must have scored an overall score of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.0 in each component in IELTS (or equivalent).

Previous Visa Cancellations & Refusals

you might not be eligible for this visa if you have had  a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.

Study Requirement

in the past 6 months, you must have been awarded at least one degree, diploma or trade qualification, and:

  • your course was a CRICOS-registered course
  • you successfully completed all course requirements
  • your study was in English
  • you completed your course as a result of at least two academic years (92 weeks) study
  • you were physically in Australia for at least 16 calendar months to complete the study
  • you held an Australian study visa

Character requirement

you and any family members who apply for this visa with you must meet Australia’s character requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

Health Cover (OVHC)

you and your family members must maintain adequate health insurance for the entire visa duration.

this health cover is called OVHC – Overseas Visitor Health Cover and is only available from an approved Australian health insurance provider.

Visa

Visa cost starts from AUD 1,650. You can include family members in this visa application, but an additional charge applies for each of the members included in the application.

Application

you must be in Australia when you apply and at the time of the decision.

Processing

The Department of Home Affairs provides below time frames for this visa category:

  • 75% of applications in 4 months
  • 90% of applications in 4 months

Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa

subclass 476

This is a temporary visa that allows recent engineering graduates to live, work and study in Australia for up to 18 months.

You must have completed an engineering degree or higher qualification from one of the specified institutions.

The completed education must not be more than 2 years old and you must be less than 31 years of age.

Eligibility

Engineering Qualification

you must have completed an engineering degree or higher qualification in the last 2 years from a specified institution, e.g.:

  • bachelors degree
  • masters degree
  • doctoral degree
  • postgraduate diploma

The qualification must be in one of the below engineering disciplines:

  • civil
  • structural
  • chemical
  • environmental
  • electrical & electronics
  • mechanical, production & plant
  • mining & material

Contact Way2Oz to find out if your isntitution and qualification are eligible.

English Language

you must either provide an evidence of your English language skills when you apply for this visa or show that you hold a valid passport from UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand or Republic of Ireland.

Generally the evidence is an English language test result. e.g. IELTS, PTE, TOEFL etc. The test results must not be more than 3 years old and you must have scored an overall score of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5.0 in each component in IELTS (or equivalent).

Health requirement

you must meet Australia’s health requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

Character requirement

you must meet Australia’s character requirement. The Department of Home Affairs might also ask that other non-migrating family members meet the requirement.

Previous Visa Cancellations & Refusals

you might not be eligible for this visa if you have had  a visa cancelled or refused while you were in Australia.

Visa

Visa cost starts from AUD 405. You can include family members in this visa application, but an additional charge applies for each of the members included in the application.

Application

you can be in or outside Australia when you apply for this visa but you must be outside Australia at the time of the decision.

any family members who are included in this visa application also must be outside Australia at the time of decision.

Processing

The Department of Home Affairs provides below time frames for this visa category:

  • 75% of applications in 12 months
  • 90% of applications in 13 months
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