Graduate Temporary Visa Update: Longer Validity Period is Available for Certain Graduates
On 21 February 2023, the Australian government issued a new visa 485 update. The update shows that the visa 485 validity period is extended to up to 6 years.
The new validity period is applicable for certain eligible graduates and is applicable from the new financial year, which starts in July 2023.
ONE derland Consulting has summarised the information below, and remember to share this exciting news with your friends and family!
Purpose of the Visa 485 update on the validity period
- The visa 485 update aims to address the skilled employer shortages currently experienced in Australia.
- It will boost businesses nationwide and aid in the pandemic-related recovery of the global education sector.
- It is a sensible reform that will boost the availability of highly skilled and capable staff to lessen the stresses that are currently present.
Details of the new validity period for a graduate temporary visa
The updated validity period for a graduate temporary visa would be as follows:
- Two years to four years for select Bachelor’s degrees
- Three years to five years for select Masters’s degrees
- Four years to six years for all Doctoral degrees.
It is also only applicable for the holders or applicants of graduate temporary visa – post-study work stream.
Besides, the allowable work time for the graduate temporary visa – post-study work stream will be extended from 40 to 48 hours per fortnight.
Are there additional requirements to be met?
Good news, there are no additional requirements you should meet! The graduate temporary visa requirements will remain the same.
You only need to make sure that your study program and degree is listed on the eligible graduates below.
Who are the eligible graduates?
The new visa 485 update would be eligible for the Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Doctor degree graduates. The Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree holders are specified below:
|Occupation category||Education degree|
|Nursing and Medical Technicians||
While according to the visa 485 update announced before, all Doctoral degrees will be eligible for the 2 years extended validity period.
When will the new visa 485 update start?
The new validity period will be applicable for certain graduates who hold a graduate temporary visa on 01 July 2023 or will apply for a graduate temporary visa after 01 July 2023.
Don’t forget to check another great news from the Department of Home Affairs: Skills Assessment Expired? Don’t Worry, You can Still Lodge a Valid Skilled Visa Application
What does it mean for you?
It is certainly great news for you if you’re finalising your study in Australia or planning to extend your graduate temporary visa – post-study work stream.
The longer validity period will allow you to stay in Australia and allow you to gain more work experience, which is necessary for your Australian working visa application.
While waiting for the condition to come into effect, it is always best for you to discuss your visa options with the professional one, so here is our suggestion for you:
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