This visa subclass is for international students who have recently graduated with qualification and skills that are appropriate for specific occupations in demand in Australia. This visa lets you live, study and work in Australia temporarily.
With this visa, you can
A temporary visa that allows international students to live, study and work after finishing the studies in Australia.
The 485-visa subclass was initially called the Skilled Graduate visa and was announced as part of the September 2007 General Skilled Migration (GSM) reforms. The immigration laws of Australia were revised in 2013 and the visa subclass that we know at the moment as the Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485) visa became accessible.
Once an application for the visa has been submitted, the stream that was selected cannot be altered. So, it is very important to know which is the correct stream to apply for.Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia
To be eligible for visa subclass 485, you must
Step 1 – Check your visa conditions
If you currently hold a visa with a ‘No further stay’ condition 8534 or 8503, you may not be able to apply for this visa online. You should apply for no further stay waiver using Form 1447 No Further Stay waiver. You will then need to submit an ImmiAccount technical support form.
To see your conditions see VEVO.
Step 2 – Gather your documents
Provide proof of your study, qualifications, skills assessment, identity and relationships. You will also need to provide documents for your family members.
Step 3 – Apply for the visa
You must apply for this visa online.
Step 4 – After you apply
We will let you know when we have received your application and documents. See what you can and must do after you apply.
Step 5 – Visa outcome
If you are the primary applicant, you and your family members included in your application must be in Australia when we decide on your visa application. Graduates impacted by COVID-19 travel restrictions can be granted this visa outside Australia.Source: Department of Home Affairs, Australia