OPTIONS AFTER GRADUATION

There may be opportunities for you to stay on in Australia as a Temporary Resident or Permanent Resident, once you graduate.

 

These opportunities and the requirements to be met, change from time-to-time.  Please seek advice from a reliable registered migration agent before making any decisions that may impact on your future. For referral to quality Registered Migration Agents, please email your CV to us on info@studyinaustralia.com.au, with a short statement as to the outcome you are seeking.

From the Immigration website, you can find more information about the following possibilities.

  • 485 Temporary Resident Visa (post Study Work Stream) – a 2 year visa

To meet the requirements for this visa you need to:

  • have IELTS 6 or more in all 4 bands

  • have completed 2 years of eligible study in Australia within 6 months of making a 485 application while on a valid student visa 

  • have applied for your first student visa after 5/11/2011

  • be under 50 years of age, and be in Australia at time of application

  • There are several other criteria, so see professional advice as to whether you qualify.

 

  • 485 Temporary Resident Visa (Graduate Work Stream) – an 18 month visa

To meet the requirements for this visa you need to:

  • have IELTS 6 or more in all 4 bands

  • have completed 2 years of eligible study in Australia within 6 months of making a 485 application while on a valid student visa

  • have applied for a skills assessment with the relevant Assessing Body as shown on the Skilled Occupation List

  • be under 50 years of age, and be in Australia at time of application

  • There are several other criteria, so seek professional advice.

 

  • Submit an Expression of Interest through SkillSelect

    • If you qualify in an occupation on the Medium Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and have sufficient points, you can submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) and may be invited to apply for Permanent Residency (PR) 

 

  • Or you can go home with your Australian, world class qualifications and seek employment in your home country or any other country in the world.