Graduate Visa for Australia

Temporary Graduate Visa

Working after studying in Australia is possible with the Temporary Graduate Visa.

If you are reading this it is because you want to study in Australia. Imagine that you are coming for a while, you finish your studies and since you have had such a good time, you want to stay a little longer (this is what happens to almost everyone, you will see). Wouldn't you like to know how to do it? Well, you're about to find out!

There are several options to work in Australia after finishing your studies, but without a doubt one of the most interesting is to apply to the Temporary Graduate Visa, a visa aimed especially at postgraduate students.

What is it and what advantages does the Australian Temporary Graduate Visa have?

The Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) is a work visa for international students who have completed 92 weeks of study, there are two aspects of this visa, one for those who have completed university studies and another for professional training studies. This visa can last between 18 months and 4 years depending on the studies carried out.

It is a good option to extend your stay in Australia and improve your chances of being eligible for a permanent visa in the future. In addition, the visa allows you to work full time for at least 18 months, significantly increases your ballots to get a sponsor and apply for the Sponsor Visa.

The main advantage that the Temporary Graduate Visa offers you is the opportunity to start a career in Australia, meet companies from within and gain experience. In addition, this visa allows you to add a family member to work in Australia without time limits.
But we better go step by step!

Types of Temporary Graduated Visa


Post-Study Work stream

Aimed at international students who complete at least 92 weeks of study in an occupation considered in demand in the Australian job market.

This visa is generally granted for 18 months. And what are those skills and occupations so demanded that you become an ideal candidate? Good question! Check out the list of Skills and occupations qualified as eligible.


Graduate Work stream

The older sister of the previous modality offers a series of extended options so that graduates with a higher education degree (bachelor's degrees, master's degrees by research, doctorate ...) can work in Australia for longer: up to two, three or four years in function of the level of study obtained.

General requirements to apply to the Temporary Graduate Visa

These are some of the main requirements that you must meet to apply for this visa and to be granted it.

  • Have less than 50 years.
  • Be in possession of an eligible visa.
  • Justify that you have acquired enough English to request it.
  • Having finished the studies as much as six months ago.
  • Have conducted an eligible study in Australia.

If you want to know the requirements in more detail and depending on what you can visit this website.

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    How much does the Temporary Graduate Visa cost?

    Its price starts at $ 1.650 AUD, although it may vary depending on some factors: for example, if you request it online or not.

    Can I include a family member in my Temporary Graduate Visa?

    Yes, in fact it is one of the great advantages of this visa. You can include the following members of your family in the application:

    • Spouses, unmarried partners and same-sex couples.
    • Dependent children

    In addition, if you have already been granted the Temporary Graduate Visa or are granted it now and want to include a family member within a certain time, you can also do so.

    What courses and qualifications are acceptable to apply to the Temporary Graduate Visa?

    You can obtain it if you have completed a Diploma, Advanced Diploma, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Master or Doctorate (PHD) in Australia.

    When should I apply for the Temporary Graduate Visa?

    To apply for this visa, you must have your current valid visa and ensure that no more than 6 have elapsed since the end of your studies.

    How long is the Temporary Graduate Visa?

    The duration depends on the type of Graduate Visa to which you are going to apply, they range from 18 months to 4 years.

    Okay, but what level of studies are we talking about?

    Post-study work visas range from 2 to 5 years depending on the level of study you have completed in Australia:

    Duration of 2 years: Diploma, Advanced Diploma and Masters.

    Duration of between 2 and 4 years: Undergraduate or Postgraduate, Research Masters and Doctorates.

    As you can see, this visa is a good option if you want to stay a little longer in Australia and start your career here after your studies.

    If you are interested in coming to study in Australia, you already know: do not cut and ask us All your doubts You know you can count on us for whatever you need, we will be happy to help you out!

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