SC485 Visa

The Subclass 485 is a temporary graduate visa which allows international students to live, study and/or work in Australia after the completion of their studies.

There are two ‘streams’ of this visa:

Graduate Work Stream

The Graduate Work Stream is for international students who have graduated with skills and qualifications which relate to an occupation on the MLTSSL (Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List).

This visa is granted for a period of 18 months.


  • have completed 1 or more relevant qualifications closely related to an occupation on the MLTSSL
  • have obtained (or applied for) a skills assessment by a relevant assessing authority for your nominated occupation

Post Study Work Stream

The Post Study Work Stream is for international students who have graduated with a higher education degree (Bachelor, Masters or PhD).There is NO occupations list for the Post Study Work Visa.

This visa is granted for a period of 2 to 4 years.


  • have graduated from a CRICOS-registered Bachelor degree, Masters or PhD
  • applied for your first student visa on or after 5 November 2011


  • be under the age of 50
  • you have met the ‘Australian study requirement’ within the last 6 months
  • be a passport holder from the UK, USA, Canada, NZ or Republic of Ireland; OR
  • evidence that you have obtained the following minimum scores in an English test within the last 3 years:
    • IELTS – overall 6 with a minimum of 5 in each category
    • PTE – overall 50 with a minimum of 36 in each category
    • TOEFL iBT – total 64 with minimum of 4 for listening, 4 for reading, 14 for writing and 14 for speaking
    • OET – At least B for each category
    • Cambridge C1 Advanced – overall 169 with a minimum of 154 in each category
  • have adequate health insurance
  • meet health and character requirements

We can help with each step of the Temporary Graduate Visa process. So, speak to our registered migration agent to check your eligibility to apply for SC485 Visa

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