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Subclass 485 Visa Made Easier Must Read Facts

This article aims to briefly highlight a few interesting developments and points for international graduates who graduated from an Australian education or training institution. In short, this article contains some reasonably good news for the graduates (subclass 485 visa). What is subclass 485 visa anyway? This is a temporary visa for international students who have […]

Subclass 485 Visa Made Easier Must Read Facts

Subclass 485 Visa Made Easier Must Read Facts

By Aylward Game - Jul 1, 2022 Immigration Law

This article aims to briefly highlight a few interesting developments and points for international graduates who graduated from an Australian education or training institution. In short, this article contains some reasonably good news for the graduates (subclass 485 visa).

What is subclass 485 visa anyway?

This is a temporary visa for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian education or training institution. It allows international graduates and members of their family to live, study and work in Australia temporarily. 

What is the good news then?

Presently an applicant for this subclass needs to:

  • Nominate an occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List;
  • Have a degree, diploma or trade qualifications closely related to that occupation; and
  • Be assessed by a relevant assessing authority as having skills suitable for that occupation.

However, all new applications lodged during the 2022-2023 financial year will have the above requirements removed. 

How the new application process benefits the Australian labour market?

Put simply, the new application process and the removal of the above three requirements from the eligibility criteria to apply for this subclass, allows the labour market to have expanded access to graduates with degrees and trade level qualifications who were previously ineligible for a subclass 485 visa.

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How the new application process benefits the international vocational education and training graduates?

In short, it encourages those graduates to stay and work in Australia for a longer period. It will also facilitates this subclass to a broader range of graduates with trade qualifications that are not closely related to occupations on the skilled occupation list.

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