Graduate VISAs

Apply for the Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) visa. It lets you live, study and work in Australia temporarily after you have finished your studies.

Temporary Graduate VISA (subclass 485)

The visa has two streams:
  • Graduate Work stream (Qualification relate to an occupation on the skilled occupation list-MLTSSL)
  • Post-Study Work stream (Hold higher education degree and applied for, and were granted, first student visa to Australia on or after 5 November 2011)



Be under 50 years of age

Immigration Status

Hold an eligible visa, e.g. a valid student visa

English Ability
  • Hold a valid passport issued by certain country, or sat following English language test with required results in the three years before apply for this visa.
  • IELTS: Overall score of at least 6 with no band less than 5
  • Occupational English Test (OET): Score of at least ‘B’ in each components
  • TOEFL iBT: Total score of at least 64 with minimum requirement for four test components
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall test score of at least 50 with minimum score of 36 in each components
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): Overall test score of at least 169 with a minimum score of at least 154 in each of the four test components
Australian Study Requirement

Meet two years study requirement and complete eligible qualification within six months of applying for this visa.


Undergo medical examination depend on your personal circumstances

Character Requirements – Australian Federal Police (AFP) Certificate

Undergo medical examination depend on your personal circumstances

Health Insurance

Provide evidence of having applied for Australian Federal Police check in the 12 months before applying for this visa

Health Insurance

Provide evidence of adequate health insurance unless your country has a reciprocal health care agreement with Australia

Checklist For Subclass 485 (PSW)


Australian Student Visa and any other Visas

BIrth Certificate

Passport-sized photo

Certificate of Change of Name (if applicable)

Documents of relationship (if applicable)


Overseas No Criminal Record (if applicable)

Visa Health Examination

Form 80

English Language Ability

Health Insurance-485 Visa

Australian Qualification

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