There are two streams through which an applicant may obtain a 485 visa:
● The Graduate Stream - For international students with an eligible qualification who graduate with skills and qualifications that relate to an occupation MLTSSL. A visa in this stream is granted for 18 months from the date of grant. The duration of the qualification must meet the Australian study requirement of 2 academic years.
● The Post-Study Work Stream - International students who graduate with a higher education degree from an Australian education provider, regardless of their field of study, may be eligible. A visa in this stream can be granted for up to four years from the date the visa is granted, depending on the visa applicant's qualification. Applicants for a 485 visa, as well as any migrating family members, must be in Australia at the time of lodgment of the application, and at the time of decision.