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Temporary Graduate Visa

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution. It lets you live, study and work in Australia temporarily after you have finished your studies. Students are only able to access the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) once as a primary applicant.


The visa has two streams:

  • Graduate Work stream
  • Post-Study Work stream



You must:

  • be under 50 years of age
  • hold an eligible visa
  • have a recent qualification in a CRICOS-registered course
  • meet additional requirements of the relevant stream
  • The qualification must either:
  • relate to an occupation on the skilled occupation list (Graduate Work stream)
  • be a higher education degree (Post-Study Work stream)


Length of stay

  • Graduate Work stream - 18 months
  • Post-Study Work stream - two to four years


Processing time:


  75 per cent of applications processed      

  90 per cent of applications processed       

Graduate Work

74 days

4 months

Post-Study Work     

55 days

67 days


Contact SD Pathway Consultants to apply today!