Temporary Graduate Visa

Temporary Graduate Visa - Subclass 485

This is a temporary residence visa for overseas students who have obtained an Australian qualification in Australia as a result of at least 2 years study. This visa allows applicants who are unable to pass the points test to remain in Australia for 18 months or for 2 – 4 years depending on 485 visa stream the graduate applied for. This visa enables the holder to work in Australia to gain the necessary skills and experience for application for a permanent or provisional GSM visa.

No points test applies.

There are 2 streams under this visa subclass:

Graduate Work stream – this stream is for international students who graduated with skills and qualifications closely related to an occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).

Post-Study Work stream – this stream is for international students who recently graduated with an eligible qualification from an Australian educational institution equivalent to at least a Bachelor Degree or Higher.

Professional Consultation

We recommend a professional consultation to discuss the abovementioned information and to review your eligibility.

A professional consultation will enable us to explain the process comprehensively, appropriate options and strategies, timelines and costs and your prospects of success.

Please refer to consultation page.


"I would like to thank Philip and the team at Strategic Migration very much for all their professional advice and assistance provided to me regarding my eligibility for Temporary Graduate Visa.

Philip and the team are so professional, thorough, knowledgeable, responsive, user friendly, caring and supportive in refusal proofing migration applications.

I couldn’t recommend their services highly enough for anyone applying for Australian Migration and seeking to secure their Australian future.”

Narges Kia

"The Team at Strategic Migration assisted in the prompt and accurate preparation of my Subclass 485 Temporary Graduate Visa.

My application was processed promptly with a positive outcome achieving Migration Success.

The supportive and highly professional Team at Strategic Migration is a very real advantage.

I would definitely engage Strategic Migration again and recommend to them to my friends, family and colleagues."

Sandeep Nair
currently building a career at Keeler Hardware.

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