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Temporary Visa

Temporary Graduate Visa

After you finish your education, as an international student, you can apply for this visa.

With this, you can live and work in Australia for 2-4 years depending on your qualification.

There are 2 streams under this visa.

Graduate Work Stream

If you applied for and were granted your first student visa in Australia before 5 November 2011, you are eligible for this stream, and the length of stay is 18 months.

Post Study Work Stream

You live and work in Australia for 2-4 years with this stream if you applied for and were granted your first student visa in Australia on or after 5 November 2011.



The general eligibility criteria for both streams dictate that you must:

  • be under 50 at the time of your application
  • hold an eligible visa
  • meet the Australian study requirement
  • have competent English
  • meet the health and character requirements
  • have finished your education within the last 6 months
  • have adequate health insurance



Graduate stream specific criteria:

In addition to the above criteria, you must:

  • have a qualification relevant to an occupation on the skilled occupation list
  • prove that you have the skills suitable for your nominated occupation


Post-Study Work stream specific criteria:

And for this stream, you also must:

  • have applied for your first student visa on or after November 5, 2011

Visa Entitlements

With the Temporary Graduate visa you can:

  • live and work in Australia temporarily
  • bring your immediate family members, if applicable


There may be more conditions that you might need to fulfill. The Department of Home Affairs regularly updates the requirements.

Without proper guidance and support, this might be a difficult task to handle. To help you, we have a team of dedicated migration experts who will walk you through the entire visa process.

Use us and our services to your advantage. You can visit us in our office at Suite 104, Level 1, 83 York Street, Town Hall Sydney, Australia