A Graduate Visa Subclass 485 is a visa for an international student who wants to work after they have finished their 2-year studies in Australia.
This temporary visa is a good option for international students to extend their stay and upgrade their skills by working in Australia.
The applicant should be onshore and should have a valid student visa while applying for this application.
Since November 2019, there’s an update for this visa. Students who graduate from the regional campus of a registered university/institution and if they would like to continue living in a regional area, they can get extra 1 or 2 years of post-study work rights.
Graduate Visa Subclass 485 has 2 streams, the post-study work stream and the graduate work stream.
- The post-study works stream is the stream for international students who have completed a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
- Graduate work stream is for international students who have completed at least a diploma degree with the specific skill and qualifications requirement.