The Post Study Work stream of the 485 subclass visa or PSWV is a work visa lasting between 2 and 4 years. Students need to complete studies at the Bachelor, Masters or Doctorate level which take at least 2 academic years.
It is a great option for students who would like to extend their stay in Australia after their studies. It also helps those who are seeking to stay in Australia permanently – either through General Skilled Migration or employer sponsorship.
- There is NO occupations list for the Post Study Work Visa – the area of specialisation is not relevant providing your studies are at the right level.
- Skills assessment is NOT required for the post study work visa.
The visa has full work rights, and also full study rights. It allows you to travel freely to and from Australia during the validity of the visa.
485 visas are currently taking 2-3 months to process for a complete application.
Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) & COVID-19
See the latest 485 visa changes and updates: