If you are an international student and have completed 2 years of study from a CRICOS registered Australian educational institute. Your next step should be applying for Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) to enhance your knowledge and experience in Australia.
This visa comes with two stream:
Applicants for both streams need to satisfy the Australian Study Requirements.
Scenario: Applicant has completed 2 years of studies (Certificate III in Commercial Cookery + Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery + Diploma of Hospitality Management). Upon completion of Diploma, applicant can apply for the Provisional Skill Assessment (PSA) in the nominated occupation and lodge the Temporary Graduate Visa – Subclass 485.
If you are the passport holder of the following country, you do not need to provide the English Test. You will be exempted from English Test Requirement
United States of America
New Zealand or
Republic of Ireland
IELTS: Overall score of at least 6 band with the minimum score in each component 5 band
OET: Score at least ‘B’ in each component
Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Minimum overall score 50 with at least score of 36 in each component
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): Minimum overall score 169 with at least score of 154 in each component
Validity: English test is only valid for 3 years
Valid Visa –
The applicant should hold an eligible visa such as a student visa at the time of application lodgment
Australian Study Requirements – The applicant needs to ensure to meet the Australian Study Requirements and, which has been completed within 6 months prior to the lodgment of the application
Age – The applicant must be at the age of less than 50 years at the time of lodging the application
Health – The applicant must undergo the medical examination, if your previous medical examination is over 12 months old and you are not from a country which has any reciprocal health care agreement with Australia.
At the time of grant – The applicant can be In or Outside Australia at the time of Visa Lodgment but must be in Australia at the time of Visa Grant. The applicant needs to ensure that he/she stays in Australia while waiting for the decision on the application.
Australian Qualification – Transcripts, completion certificate or letter with Course Start Date and End Date
Australian Student Visa Grant Notification
National Police Check (AFP)
English Language Test – IELTS, PTE Academic, TOEFL iBT, OET, Cambridge English
OVHC (Overseas Visitor Health Cover)