Temporary Graduate Visa Australia (Subclass 485): Your Gateway to Post-Study Opportunities

Congratulations on completing your studies in Australia! The Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) is your pathway to unlocking exciting post-study opportunities in the country. Designed for international students who have recently graduated, this visa offers two streams to cater to your specific qualifications and career goals.

1. Post-Study Work Stream

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  • This stream is designed for international students who have recently graduated with a degree from an Australian institution. It offers a visa for a duration of 2 to 4 years, depending on the highest qualification achieved.

Graduate Work Stream

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For Graduates with Skills in Demand

  • Duration: 18 months
  • Eligibility:
    • Relevant skills and qualifications in demand in Australia.
    • Qualification must be closely related to the occupation.


    • Gain valuable work experience in Australia.
    • Potential pathway to permanent residency through employer sponsorship.

Post-Study Work Stream

For Bachelor’s Degree or Higher Education Graduates

  • Duration: 2 years
  • Eligibility:
    • Completion of a Bachelor’s degree or higher education from an Australian institution.
    • Qualification must be CRICOS-registered and completed within the last 6 months.


  • Opportunity to work, study, or travel in Australia.
  • Explore potential pathways for further studies or skilled migration.

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible for the Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485), you must:

  1. Have completed an eligible qualification in Australia within the last 6 months.
  2. Meet health and character requirements.
  3. Hold an eligible visa or meet the bridging visa requirements.
  4. Have adequate health insurance.

    Benefits of the Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485)

    1. Gain Work Experience:

    • The Post-Study Work Stream allows you to work full-time, providing an opportunity to gain practical experience in your field of study.

    2. Pathway to Permanent Residency:

    • The Graduate Work Stream can serve as a pathway to permanent residency if you secure employer sponsorship.

    3. Flexibility to Explore Opportunities:

    • You have the flexibility to work, study, or travel during the visa duration, allowing you to explore various opportunities in Australia.

    4. Enhance Employability:

      • Acquire Australian work experience, enhancing your global employability and potential for future immigration pathways.

        Continued Support and Assistance: Your Partner Every Step of the Way

        Embarking on a journey to study or migrate to a new country is a significant life-changing experience. At AMES Group Education, we understand the challenges and uncertainties that come with this transition. That’s why our commitment to your success goes beyond initial guidance – we offer continued support and assistance, ensuring you feel confident and supported throughout your stay in Australia.

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            Your Journey is Our Priority

            The Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) is your ticket to building a successful career and life in Australia after completing your studies. Contact AMES Group Education at info@amesgroup.com.au to explore your options and commence your visa application.

            AMES Group Education - Your Partner in Navigating Post-Study Opportunities in Australia. Empowering Your Transition for a Bright Future.

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