Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485)

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Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485)

International students who have just finished two years of study at an Australian university are eligible to reside and work in Australia for a period of time ranging from 18 months to four years with the 485 Visa.

This visa is just transitory. The primary candidate must have had an eligible student visa within six months before filing for a 485 visa and must be in Australia at the time of application.

Right now, The Visa is offering 485 candidates a fantastic deal: if you enrol in a full-time study with us, we will submit your 485 application at no cost to you. Our knowledgeable staff will accurately prepare your application.


You must:

  • Be under 50 years of age
  • Hold an eligible visa
  • Have a recent qualification in a CRICOS-registered course


  • Age: At the time of filing, the primary applicant must be under 50.
  • English: The primary candidate must prove their proficiency in the language by passing an English proficiency exam or by possessing a specific kind of passport. Proof of threshold English must be used on the filing date.
  • Study in Australia: Within six months of submitting your visa application, you must have fulfilled the two-year study requirement and finished your qualifications.
  • Point Test: There is no point test for the Temporary Graduate subclass 485 visa.



The following are the new English requirements for the Graduate Work Stream and Post Study Work Stream:

  • Have a valid passport from the United Kingdom, Ireland, the United States, Canada, or New Zealand; or 
  • IELTS (Academic or General Training): get a score of at least 5 in each band on the Academic or General Training version of IELTS exam.
  • Occupational English Test (OET): B Pass in every band; or 
  • Pearson (PTE Academic): an average of 50 with at least 36 in each band overall; or 
  • TOEFL iBT (Internet Based Test): total score of 64 - at least 4 in Listening and Reading and 14 in Writing and Speaking; or
  • Cambridge (CAE): overall average of 169 with at least 154 in each band.

This represents a significant lowering of the English language requirement and will be a great relief to applicants who have struggled to meet the minimum score required in each band.


Using this visa, you can:

  • Spend as long as necessary in Australia to carry out the activities for which you have been granted permission to use this visa. The Graduate Work Stream allows
    • Graduate Work Stream – up to 18 months
    • Post Study Work Stream– up to four years
  • Perform the tasks or duties outlined in your application.
  • Bring your family members who qualify to visit Australia.
  • As long as your visa is valid, you are free to enter and exit Australia as often as you choose.


Graduate Work Stream International students who have recently graduated and possess degrees and abilities relevant to particular occupations required by Australia are eligible to apply for this visa. It permits temporary residence, study, and employment in Australia. Up to 18 months, typically. Holders of a Hong Kong passport are permitted five years. From AUD1,650
Post-Study Work Stream International students who have just received their degree from an Australian university are eligible for this visa. It permits temporary residence, employment, and study in Australia. Typically, two to four years, depending on your level of education. Holders of Hong Kong passports are permitted a five-year stay. From AUD1,650

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