TR 485

Post Study Work stream

 About this visa

Post-Study Work Stream (PSW) Visa allows international students to stay, study, and work with full work rights in Australia for 2 to 4 years. For Hong Kong visa holders, this visa lasts up to 5 years. All PSW visa holders can bring immediate family members to stay with you in Australia.

The visa can only be applied within 6 months after you complete your course. It usually takes no more than 5 months for the government to process your application.

To be eligible for applying for this visa, you have to finish a CRICOS-registered course and meet specific English language, health, and character criteria listed below.


  • You are under 50 years of age

  • You are holding a valid student visa

  • You must be in Australia, but not in immigration clearance when your application is lodged and if granted


  • Your degree/diploma/trade qualification CRICOS-registered course took at least 2 academic years

  • You were physically in Australia to take the course for at least 16 months

  • Your course was taught in English

  • All course requirements were met within the past 6 months


  • You must nominate 1 occupation on the Skilled Occupation List when applying and you cannot change the occupation after you apply

  • Your degree, diploma, or qualification have to be closely related to that occupation

  • You have to provide a valid assessment result that proves your skills suitable for that occupation, from a relevant assessing authority; or provide evidence at least you applied for a skills assessment.


If you are not holding a passport from the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand, or the Republic of Ireland, within the last 3 years, you have to achieve:

  • PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic):

At least 50 overall with a minimum score of 36 for each band;

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System):

Both Academic and General Training module are accepted

At least 6.0 overall with a minimum score of 5.0 for each band;

  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based test):

At least 64 overall with a minimum score of 4 for Listening, 4 for Reading, 14 for Writing and 14 for Speaking section;

  • OET (Occupation English Test):

At least B for each of the 4 sections; Or

  • Cambridge C1 Advanced test:

At least 169 overall with a minimum score of 154 in each part.


  • You are required to obtain adequate health insurance rather than the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) to cover your healthcare costs during your next stay in Australia;

  • If you are still on a student visa by the time you send your 485 visa application, your current OSHC is acceptable; but you may be contacted by the Department of Home Affairs to ask you to get a non-OSHC.


  • Generally, you need to take health exams when applying for a 485 visa. You have to check if you are required to get them.

  • If you already had health exams within the last 12 months, you might not need to take them again.



AUD 1,650

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