Temporary visas, Subclass 485
a) Graduate work stream
The visa is for 18 months. It may assist eligible recent graduates (overseas students) to acquire requisite skills and experience to enable them to obtain full skills assessment for meeting the points or eligibility criteria for a Skilled Migration visa
b) Post study work stream
This stream of subclass 485 visa is for international students who have graduated with a higher education ( bachelor, master and PhD degree) course of minimum 92 weeks from an Australian university or college. This visa is available to those students who applied for and were granted their first international student visa on or after 5 November 2011. Depending on the qualification you have completed, this visa can be granted for a minimum of two years and for PhD course up to four years.