New post-study work arrangements are being introduced in early 2013 for eligible international students who graduate with an Australian Bachelorâ€™s, Masterâ€™s or a Doctoral degree.
The new post-study work arrangements will be built as an additional stream in the existing temporary skilled graduate (subclass 485) visa. The subclass 485 currently allows international students who graduate with skills and qualifications that relate to an occupation that is in demand to remain in Australia for an additional 18 months.
From early 2013, the temporary skilled graduate (subclass 485) visa will be renamed the temporary graduate (subclass 485) visa. You may apply for the temporary graduate visa through either the new post-study work stream (the new arrangements) or the graduate work stream (the existing subclass 485 arrangements) provided you meet the specific eligibility requirements.
To be eligible for the new post-study work arrangements, you must graduate from an Australian educational institution with a Bachelorâ€™s, Masterâ€™s and/or Doctoral degree. You may qualify for the new arrangements using any combination of eligible degree level qualifications.
The Australian study requirement
Regardless of whether you are applying under the new post-study work stream or the graduate work stream, you must meet the Australian study requirement in the six months before making your ……. Read full article here.