For those overseas students nearing the completion of their studies and considering settlement in Australia after graduation, Class VC Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa program has clearly become one of the must-dos before contemplating other permanent visa options. FIND OUT MORE You must nominate only one stream to which the application relates at the time of your application.
This stream is designed for graduates with an Australian qualification and skills and qualifications that relate to a nominated occupation. This is suitable for graduates with degrees, diplomas and trade qualifications from a registered course.
This stream was introduced on 23 March 2013 in response to the Knight Review conducted in 2011 for the overhaul of the student visa program. This is to give graduates of Australian Bachelor, Masters and PhD courses access to a post-study work visa that will allow them to work in Australia for up to four years after they graduate regardless of their field of study. This is strictly restricted to persons whose first student visa was granted on or after 5 November 2011.
– three years of study at the Bachelor degree level resulting in completion of a Bachelor degree in Fine Arts
– two years of study in a Masters by Coursework course resulting in completion of a Masters in Computer Programming
– one year of study of a Graduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering from which the credits are granted towards a further year of study in a Masters by Research course, resulting in completion of a Master of Engineering qualification.
– one year of a Masters by coursework in Architecture followed by another year of Masters by research in Business Administration
This requirement is satisfied if you have completed one or more courses registered on the CRICOS and the course you have completed in the last 6 months satisfies the following:
After the introduction of Post-study work stream in March 2013, the bar has been certainly lowered for candidates for the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa. This particular visa does not provide a pathway to permanent skilled migration, but this has proved to be an excellent opportunity for prospective applicants under skillselect visas or any other employer-sponsored visas to gain more points or explore other alternative options ultimately to settle in Australia.
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