If you hold a student visa and have recently completed (or will soon complete) an Australian course of study, you may be eligible for a temporary graduate (subclass 485) visa.
This visa has two streams – the graduate work stream (GWS) and the post-study work stream (PSWS).
True Blue Migration manages 485 PSWS visa applications.
The 485 (PSWS) visa provides the opportunity to obtain work experience in Australia. The 482 (PSWS):
The validity period depends on your qualification. If you completed a Bachelor’s degree and most Master degrees, your visa will be granted for two years. A PhD graduate is granted a visa for four years. Qualifications below a Bachelor level are ineligible for a 485 (PSWS) visa.
A Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa must be lodged within six months of completion of your course. You must be in Australia when your 485 visa is lodged.
We can determine your eligibility for a temporary graduate (subclass 485) (PSWS) visa. Please complete our online assessment form and we will provide information on the steps, fees and process.
All Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa applicants must sit an English test. If you sit the IELTS, you must score an average of 6.0 with at least 5.0 in each band. You can also choose to sit one of four other approved English tests, or you may be exempted based on your passport.