This is a temporary visa that allows international students to live, study and work after they have finished their studies.
Its different streams are:
- Graduate Work Stream
- Post Study Work Stream
- Second Post Study Work Stream
Obligations for the applicant
To avail of this category of visa, there are certain requirements that you will need to fulfil according to the streams.
|Graduate Work Stream||Post Study Work Stream||Second Post Study Work Stream|
|Stay Duration||Up to 18 months. If you hold a Hong Kong passport, your stay may be extended for up to 5 years.||Varies between 2 and 4 years, depending on your qualification. If your hold a Hong Kong passport, you stay may be extended for up to 5 years.||Varies between 1 and 2 years depending on: ` the regional location of the educational institution that you graduated from ` the regional area that you live in as the holder of your first ` Temporary Graduate visa post-study workstream If your hold a Hong Kong passport, you stay may be extended for up to 5 years.|
|Visa Cost||Starts from AUD 1,650||Starts from AUD 1,650||Starts from AUD 650|
|Things you must/ need to have||You must: `Be under 50 years of age `Hold an eligible visa `Have held a student visa in the last 6 months `Qualify relevant to an occupation on the skilled visas occupation list `Have applied for a skills assessment `Provide evidence you have applied for an AFP check when you apply||You must: ` Be under 50 years of age `Hold an eligible visa `Have held a student visa in the last 6 months `Have a recent degree in a CRICOS-registered course `Provide evidence you have applied for an AFP check when you apply||You must: ` Be under 50 years of age `Have a recent degree in a CRICOS-registered course `Have lived in an eligible designated regional area for at least 2 years before applying for the second Temporary Graduate visa in the post-study workstream|
|Activities in Australia you can undertake||You can – stay and work in Australia on a temporary basis. |
Live, work and study in Australia during your stay.
Travel to and from Australia, while your visa is valid.
Include members of the family unit in your visa application.
- What is the minimum age for applying for this visa?
To apply for this visa you need to be under 50 years of age.
2. Do I need to have adequate health insurance for this visa?
When staying in Australia, it will be your liability to bear the healthcare costs. Hence, health insurance can ease your financial liability. Your health insurance should cover medically necessary treatment, including transport. Some countries have reciprocal health care agreements with Australia.
3. Is it essential to sign the Australian values statement?
Yes, to apply for this subclass of visa, you must sign an Australian Values Statement, if you are 18 years of age, to confirm that you will respect the Australian way of life and obey Australian laws.