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Invitation Round Update, Visa Options, Scholarships

As we move to the last month of the 2022-23 financial year, we take a back to reflect our post-pandemic recovery. As Migration now is going back to pre-pandemic level with invitation rounds both from different states and the the newly announced Migration planning level for 2023-24 FY, we can say that, Government is focusing now on skilled Migration. To find the new allocation and allocations for other visas for 2023-24 financial year, check this article:

Canberra (ACT Matrix) State Nomination Program 

Lot of medium-to-long-term as well as short-term occupations received invitation in Canberra with very less points. Canberra is a very good option for Skilled Migration if your occupation is in the Canberra Occupation list. 

ACT is still left with a chunk of quota for subclass190 and 491 after additional allocation were made. Hence, under the ACT (Canberra) state nomination program, the state issued PR invitations with very less points starting from only 45 points.

  • Trade Occupations

  • Cook

  • Child care Centre Manager

  • HR, Sales, Construction Managers

  • Engineers

  • Human resource professionals

  • Graphic Designers etc.

Read more and find the full list here:

Western Australia (WA) State Nomination Program 

Invitations issued to popular occupations like IT, Engineering, Trade with only 65-75 points. (This is inclusive of the state points, so you can apply once you have only 50 points)

  • Apply while residing in WA/Other States/Offshore

  • Flexible requirements for WA Migration Schedule 1

  • No work experience needed for WA Migration Schedule 2

  • Certificate III and above level qualifications may be eligible to apply through Graduate stream

  • More than 100 Occupations in the WA Graduate Stream including Accountant, IT, Engineering. Trade, Chef and many more.

Read more:

If you are graduating soon and contemplating whether to choose between applying for Temporary Graduate Visa (TR 485) or,

another visa option, this article might help you to decide your next step.​

If you have received an invitation and if you want us to review and check your application, submit, and follow up with immigration, you can send an email to to receive a quote.
Claim your 50% discount by using this code RACC2023

You can book a Phone FREE Consultation regarding this with our Team via this link:


Simple as it may sound, it is not only a choice between two. Your choice also may open up new pathways and opportunities depending on where you would like to study or spend your Temporary Graduate Visa.

For example,

  • You can get additional 10 points if you spend 2 years in Canberra during your TR 485.

  • You can get additional 20 points if you study and work in Canberra for 2 years.

  • You can get 3 year of Temporary Graduate Visa if you have graduated from Master course.

  • You can get up to 4 years of Temporary Graduate Visa if you have graduated from a regional area (apart from Melbourne, Sydney and Queensland - all states are considered regional area.

Temporary Graduate Visa (TR 485) promotion

All the new changes will be in effect from 1 July 2023.

If you have recently completed one of the non eligible diplomas and finished 2 years of study in Australia in the last 6 months; you are eligible for the 485 graduate stream visa, you should consider lodging the 485 application BEFORE 1st July 2023.

And, if you have completed/about to complete your bachelor/master and lodge TR 485 application, you may be eligible to get a visa for up to 5 years depending on your background.

Please note that, you can apply TR 485 only once!

If you are contemplating between applying for a course or TR 485 (Graduate Visa); just wanted to give a heads up that you can apply for Temporary Graduate Visa (TR 485) only ONCE.

From July 2023, onwards, graduates from eligible courses can get

  • TR 485 for 5 years (Master courses)

  • TR 485 for 4 years (Bachelor courses)

  • TR 485 for 2 years (Diploma courses)

On top of this, you can also get additional up to 2 years of TR 485 depending on where you have studied.

Read more:

We are running a promotion on our TR service fee. You can only avail this from our Instagram account. Check T&C here:

Partner Visa

Temporary Activity Visa (subclass 408) Visa is generally for Government endorsed and special events; the Australian Government however has declared COVID-19 as an event that could be considered under this Visa.

This is known as the COVID-19 Pandemic event visa.

Benefits of studying in Regional Area

What are considered regional area?

Metro cities like Adelaide, Perth, Canberra, Tasmania all are considered Regional area. Also near by places from Melbourne/Sydney  CBD such as Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Pakenham, Wollongong, Newcastle all are considered Regional Area. Australia's capital Canberra itself is considered as a regional area with 5 city centres surrounding the main city centre. 

Benefits of studying in Regional Victoria​

  • Considerably less required points to get PR invitation

  • Broad range of occupations including short-term occupations

  • Additional years of Temporary Graduate Visa (TR 485)

  • Up to 30% Scholarship

Learn more about benefits of studying and residing in a regional area:


Currently there are several scholarships open across Australia. Following are few of the most lucrative scholarship options which are open for submission currently.

Detailed PR Pathway Zoom Session (Consultation) 

Plan your PR the right way as timing is very important. It is better if you have an understanding of all your plausible options and then prepare for your PR journey. 
You can book a PR pathway Consultation with our Registered Migration Agent (MARN1572961)
Book a zoom session here:

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