Australia Post Study Work Visa Subclass 485

Australia is one of the preferred study abroad destinations among international students. Study in Australia has many benefits for international students on Australia study visa. Post study work visa subclass 485 is one of the attractions among students who would like to complete their study in Australia

Australia Post study work visa which is called as temporary graduate visa subclass 485 is for international students who have completed their study in Australia and now would like to live and work in Australia.

Students who have held an Australia study visa and have successfully completed their study may apply for Australia post study work visa, visa subclass 485

Types of temporary graduate visa subclass 485

The PSW visa for Australia is of 2 streams

  • Graduate work stream
  • Post study work stream

To be eligible to apply for post study work visa under both the streams one of the requirements international students on Australian study visa need to fulfil of Australian study requirement.

Australian study requirement

  1. The student must have a CRICOS registered qualification.
  2. Your course of study in Australia must be of at least 2 academic years which is
  3. The course must not have been completed in less than 16 calendar months while on Australia study visa
  4. The study of the course was in English
  5. The student was on Australia student visa
  6. The student has completed all the course requirements

First stream- Graduate work scheme visa subclass 485

This post study work visa is for international students who have completed a course which leads to a qualification and skills that is in demand in Australia. Examples of courses which qualify for the post study work visa stream are diploma courses, trade qualifications.

Eligibility to apply for Australia Post study work visa under graduate work scheme visa subclass 485

To apply for PSW for Australia the students need to meet the following criteria

  • The student must have completed the course in the last 6 months while on Australia student visa.
  • Fulfil the Australian study requirements as written above in past 6 months before you apply for this visa
  • The student needs to meet the condition of their qualification to be relevant to an occupation on the skilled occupation list that is Medium and long term strategic skills list
  • They also need to have been assessed by a relevant skill assessing authority.
  • You need to have English language ability which you can prove by submitting English language tests like IELTS Overall score of at least 6 with a minimum score of 5 for each of the four modules or an equivalent score in other English language proficiency acceptable test like PTE, TOEFL

Duration of visa of the First stream- Graduate work scheme visa subclass 485

The duration of Australia post study work visa under this stream is of 18 months.

Second stream – Post study work stream

This Australia post study work stream is for students who have completed their study in Australia in a degree program. Examples of courses which may qualify for this post study work visa under this category are Bachelors degree programs, Masters Degree program, PhD degrees.

Eligibility to apply for Australia Post study work visa 485 under post study work stream visa subclass 485

To apply for PSW for Australia the students need to meet the following criteria

  • The student must have completed the course in the last 6 months while on Australia student visa.
  • Fulfil the Australian study requirements as written above in past 6 months before you apply for this visa
  • Hold an eligible qualification as below

⇒ Bachelor degree

⇒ Bachelor (honors) degree

⇒ Masters by coursework degree

⇒ Masters (extended) degree

⇒ Masters by research degree

⇒ Doctoral degree

  • You need to have English language ability which you can prove by submitting English language tests like IELTS Overall score of at least 6 with a minimum score of 5 for each of the four modules or an equivalent score in other English language proficiency acceptable test like PTE, TOEFL

Duration of Australia Post study work visa 485

The duration of Australia PWS visa under visa subclass 485 is 2 to 4 years depending on the level of your qualification

  • For bachelor degree (including honours) it is 2 years duration
  • For masters by course work it is of 2 years duration
  • For masters by research the Australia post study work visa is of 3 years
  • For doctoral degree it is of 4 years duration

You may be eligible for the second post study work visa under this stream if your university/ Australian institution is located in regional area

In addition to the above mentioned duration of post study work visa according to the level of the course you may get extra post study work visa

  • Of 1 year if you studied and lived in an area which is under category 2
  • Of 2 years if you studied and lived in an area which is under category 3

So if you would like to avail post study work visa in Australia after completing your study in Australia, you need to select a course and a University wisely. Australia study visa consultant can help you with this. The best Australia study visa consultant can guide you properly about the right course and the Australia student visa process. West Highlander having office near passport office Chandigarh is the best Australia study visa consultant. In case you are looking to apply for Post study work visa subclass 485 then contact MARA agent based in Chandigarh at West Highlander. Ms Parwinder kaur MARA agent in Chandigarh can help you with the post study work visa subclass 485 for Australia.