Arrangements for Post-Study Work are now available. Amongst the many Recommendations of the Knight Review, these arrangements are proposed, but must yet be approved by the Governor-General. It is anticipated that they will commence in early 2013, possibly in March.
The Subclass 485 visa will be renamed the Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485) visa, and it will have two streams:
Will remain similar to the current Subclass 485 visa arrangements.
Only available to those who applied for their first Student visas after the introduction of the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement on 5 November 2011. People who applied for Student visas prior to 5 November 2011 will have to use the Graduate Work Stream if eligible;
Doctoral graduates: Four years
Masters by research: Four years
Bachelor and Masters by coursework: Two years
The Subclass 485 visa can only be held once, meaning current 485 visa holders cannot access the Post-Study Work stream. All current Subclass 485 visa holders will have work and study rights.
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