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STUDY, WORK & SETTLE IN AUSTRALIA

The Australia Graduate Temporary (Subclass 485) Visa is a temporary permit for students who have held a student visa in the last 6 months. Unlike other migration visas to Australia, the Graduate Work Visa has a simpler process to quickly assess applicants since most of them have already spent significant time in Australia. Y-Axis can help you take advantage of your Australian education by assisting you with your Graduate Work Visa application. Our teams are well-versed in all aspects of this visa and can help you create an application package with the highest chances of success.

A key outcome of the Australian Government’s Jobs and Skills Summit in September 2022 was the announcement of a two-year extension of post-study work rights for international graduates with select degrees in areas of verified skill shortage.

Post-study work rights for international graduates will be increased from: (Note this is applicable only for eligible qualifications related to the list of occupations and qualifications considered- includes IT/Engineering/Nursing/Medical/Teaching related, refer to the list in the below link, Ph.D. do not have any restrictions).

• Two years to four years for select Bachelor’s Degrees.
• Three years to five years for select Master’s Degrees.
• Four years to six years for all Doctoral Degrees.

This extension will be added to the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) for eligible graduates or enable a new visa application for those select students who already hold a TGV and will be seeking an additional two years.

The Government has considered the working group’s advice and has announced more details about the measure, including the indicative list of occupations and eligible qualifications. The measure will commence on 1 July 2023.

Regional: This will not affect eligibility to apply for the Post-Study Work Stream for graduates who have studied, worked, and lived in a regional area. They will still get 1 -2 years of extension in addition to the above extended period.

Australia Graduate Temporary Visa Program Details:

The Graduate Temporary Visa is a temporary visa awarded to students that allows successful applicants to live and work in Australia for up 18 months to 4 years. Temporarily increased to 24 months for visas granted from 1 December 2021. There are two major types of visas issued under this program:
-choose the one most appropriate for them. These subclasses are:

  • Graduate Work Visa – For students who have held a student visa for the last 6 months before applying for this visa and have applied for skill assessment in the nominated occupation on the Skilled Occupations List
  • Graduate Post-Study Visa – For students who have competed for a bachelor’s degree or higher. This visa looks primarily at your educational credentials and does not require your occupation to be listed on the Skilled Occupations List

Under both these visa types you can live and work anywhere in Australia with your family, study in Australia, and travel in and out of Australia as long as your visa is valid. The visa duration typically lasts between 18 months to 4 years. Temporarily increased to 24 months for visas granted from 1 December 2021

Eligibility for Australia Skilled Migration Program:

The Australia Graduate Temporary (Subclass 485) Visa is focused on assessing the educational credentials of students. It is designed to retain talent in Australia and is a great route to settle permanently in Australia. The key eligibility criteria are:

  • Your age (should be between 18-50 years of age)
  • Australian educational credentials
  • Details of the 2 years or more spent studying in Australia
  • Your English language skills
  • Whether your occupation is on the Skilled Occupations List
  • Your work experience
  • Health and character assessment

Eligible qualifications:

The list of eligible qualifications was developed by mapping in-demand occupations on the Skills Priority List to relevant qualifications.
The lists of occupations and qualifications will be monitored and reviewed on an annual basis to respond to any changes in the labor market and address any risks that emerge.
It is intended that future changes to the qualifications list will not adversely impact students who have started an eligible course of study, which has subsequently been removed from this list.
Students who graduate with a qualification that was eligible either when they started studying or when they finished studying, or both, will be eligible for the extension.

List of eligible occupations

ANZSCO code Occupation title
233212 Geotechnical Engineer
233611 Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
233612 Petroleum Engineer
234912 Metallurgist
241111 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
254111 Midwife
254411 Nurse Practitioner
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health)
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical)
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical)
254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)
254499 Registered Nurses nec
261112 Systems Analyst
261211 Multimedia Specialist
261212 Web Developer
261311 Analyst Programmer
261312 Developer Programmer
261313 Software Engineer
261314 Software Tester
261317 Penetration Tester
261399 Software and Applications Programmers nec
262111 Database Administrator
262114 Cyber Governance Risk and Compliance Specialist
262115 Cyber Security Advice and Assessment Specialist
262116 Cyber Security Analyst
262117 Cyber Security Architect
262118 Cyber Security Operations Coordinator
263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer
263112 Network Administrator
263113 Network Analyst
263211 ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
263213 ICT Systems Test Engineer
121311 Apiarist
133111 Construction Project Manager
133112 Project Builder
133211 Engineering Manager
225411 Sales Representative (Industrial Products)
233111 Chemical Engineer
233112 Materials Engineer
233211 Civil Engineer
233213 Quantity Surveyor
233214 Structural Engineer
233215 Transport Engineer
233311 Electrical Engineer
233915 Environmental Engineer
233999 Engineering Professionals nec
234111 Agricultural Consultant
234114 Agricultural Research Scientist
234115 Agronomist
234212 Food Technologist
234711 Veterinarian
241213 Primary School Teacher
241411 Secondary School Teacher
241511 Special Needs Teacher
241512 Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
241513 Teacher of the Sight Impaired
241599 Special Education Teachers nec
242211 Vocational Education Teacher / Polytechnic Teacher
251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
251212 Medical Radiation Therapist
251214 Sonographer
251411 Optometrist
251511 Hospital Pharmacist
251513 Retail Pharmacist
251912 Orthotist or Prosthetist
251999 Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals nec
252312 Dentist
252411 Occupational Therapist
252511 Physiotherapist
252611 Podiatrist
252712 Speech Pathologist / Speech Language Therapist
253111 General Practitioner
253112 Resident Medical Officer
253311 Specialist Physician (General Medicine)
253312 Cardiologist
253313 Clinical Haematologist
253314 Medical Oncologist
253315 Endocrinologist
253316 Gastroenterologist
253317 Intensive Care Specialist
253318 Neurologist
253321 Paediatrician
253322 Renal Medicine Specialist
253323 Rheumatologist
253324 Thoracic Medicine Specialist
253399 Specialist Physicians nec
253411 Psychiatrist
253511 Surgeon (General)
253512 Cardiothoracic Surgeon
253513 Neurosurgeon
253514 Orthopaedic Surgeon
253515 Otorhinolaryngologist
253516 Pediatric Surgeon
253517 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
253518 Urologist
253521 Vascular Surgeon
253911 Dermatologist
253912 Emergency Medicine Specialist
253913 Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
253914 Ophthalmologist
253915 Pathologist
253917 Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
253999 Medical Practitioners nec
254212 Nurse Researcher
261111 ICT Business Analyst
261315 Cyber Security Engineer
261316 Devops Engineer
272311 Clinical Psychologist
272312 Educational Psychologist
272313 Organizational Psychologist
272399 Psychologists nec
411211 Dental Hygienist
411214 Dental Therapist
Visa Fees:

Visa Category

Type of applicant

Current Visa fee

Subclass 189

Main Applicant

 AUD 4640

Applicant above 18 yrs

AUD 2320

Applicant below 18 yrs

AUD 1160

Subclass 190

Main Applicant

AUD 4640

Applicant above 18 yrs

 AUD 2320

Applicant below 18 yrs

AUD 1160

Subclass 491

Main Applicant

AUD 4640

Applicant above 18 yrs

AUD 2320

Applicant below 18 yrs

AUD 1160

HOW Y-AXIS CAN HELP?

Y-Axis has filed thousands of applications for Australian immigration and has one of the world’s best Australia immigration departments. We can offer end-to-end assistance with:

  • Complete Migration Processing & Application Processing
  • Guidance from Registered Migration Agent (RMA) in our Melbourne officeApplication
  • Forms, Documentation & Petition Filing
  • Assistance with Medicals
  • Assistance with migration petition & representation if required
  • Updates & Follow-up with the Consulate
  • Visa Interview Preparation – if required
  • Job Search Assistance (charges extra)

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