T R (Subclass 485)

This type of visa is for the students who have recently graduated and want to live, study and work in Australia and this consists of three streams namely,

  1. 1. Graduate Work Stream 
  2. 2. Post-Study Work Stream
  3. 3. Second Post-Study Work Stream

 For this, there are certain eligibility criteria to be met by the applicants.

  • have a valid Student Visa
  • be below 50 years of age
  • graduated on a CRICOS-registered course
  • nominate one stream only - it is not possible to change visa streams after you apply
  • attach specified evidence when you apply
  • meet other relevant requirements as per stream

 Graduate Work Stream

Recently graduated international students with the skills and requirements that match with particular type of job or occupation in Australia are eligible to apply along with family, for this type of visa. This is a temporary visa type allowing to live, study and work up to 18 months with an exception for the Hong Kong passport holder who can stay up to 5 years. 

With the processing time of 8 to 9 months, the cost of application starts from AUD 1680.

Post-Study Work Stream

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated with a degree in CRICOS-registered course from an Australian institution. It allows to live, work and study in Australia, temporarily for 2 to 4 years depending upon the applicants qualification. 

  • Bachelor's degree or taught master's degree - 2 years
  • Research based master's degree - 3 years
  • PhD - 4 years Hong Kong passport holders can stay up to 5 years.

Exceptionally, a Hong Kong passport holder may stay up to 5 years. The cost of application starts from AUD 1680 with a processing time extended to a maximum of 9 months from 8 months.

Second Post-Study Work Stream

This visa is for holders of a first Temporary Graduate visa in the post-study work stream who graduated with a degree from an Australian institution located in a regional area. It lets you live, work and study for 1 to 2 years depending mainly upon:

  • the regional location of the educational institution that you graduated from that led to the grant of your first Temporary Graduate visa in the post-study work stream
  • the regional area that you live in as the holder of your first Temporary Graduate visa post-study work stream

 However, Hong Kong passport holders may stay up to 5 years. 

 The minimum cost of the visa application is AUD 660.

Other Requirements for Temporary Work Visa (subclass 485)

All recent graduate international students are required to provide evidence of English proficiency. International students can join our IELTS classes run by some of the best tutors. Foreign students applying for Temporary Work Visa (subclass 485) should also be covered by an Overseas Student Health Cover policy (OSHC). Your OSHC insurance policy should be changed to graduate health visa before finalization of your visa. Please note that this insurance policy should also cover your family members.