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12 December 2023

Major Update!

In line with a Migration overhaul strategy and Migration review 2024 announced on 11 December 2023, there's been a number of changes announced for the Temporary Graduate Visa (TR 485) which is expected to be implemented early next year.

  1. Applicant must be under 35 to apply for 485 visa.

  2. Duration for TR 485 for Bachelor/Master (course work) will be 2 years and Master (by Research)/PhD will be 3 years. (Announcement made earlier this year about extension and replacement will be abolished).

  3. English language requirement for TR 485 would increase to IELTS 6.5 overall score (or, PTE 56) from existing minimum requirement which is 6.0.

  4. Applicants moving to a Student Visa from a TR 485 will be severely restricted.

Current settings are still in place. Read the TR 485 updates announced earlier last year:

More information on  Temporary Graduate Visa (TR 485)

A temporary visa that allows international students to live, study and work after they have finished their studies in Australia. Not all courses are eligible for this, check out the exemptions and latest updates above and the 2 main Graduate visa streams below:


Graduate Workstream

Applicable for international students who have graduated with skills and qualifications that relate to an occupation on the Skilled Occupation List released by the Department of Home Affairs. 

A visa granted in this stream will be (usually) valid for 24 months. (previously was 18 months) (This change will be in place until further notice)

​Post-Study Workstream

Applicable for international students who graduate with an eligible qualification, and have applied for and were granted their first Student Visa to Australia on or after 5 November 2011.

A visa​ granted in this stream will be valid for two to four years, depending on the visa applicant's qualification.

(To see which work stream suits your circumstance, their requirements, checklists, and fees, please visit Graduate Work Stream  and Post-Study Work Stream

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