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Australia Post Study Work Permit

A Post-Study Work Permit stream or a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) is made for international students who recently graduated from an Australian educational institution with a degree. The visa allows its applicants to stay and work in the country for between 4-6 years, depending upon their educational qualifications. Also, the students must apply for this work permit within six months after completing their course. The family members of the visa holders are also allowed to accompany them to Australia.

The table below shows the changes made in the Australian Government’s Jobs and Skills Summit in September 2022. These changed visa duration came into effect on July 1, 2023:

Degree

Earlier visa duration

Visa duration from July 1, 2023

Bachelor degrees

2 years

4 years

Masters degrees

3 years

5 years

Doctoral degrees

4 years

6 years


These changes in the stay duration will be applicable only for a list of occupations and qualifications, including IT/Engineering/Nursing/Medical/Teaching. Also, the students must already hold a TGV and seek an extension.

However, the ongoing changes won’t impact the eligibility to apply for the PSW Stream for graduates who have studied, worked, and lived in a regional area of Australia. These students will still get 1 -2 years of extension in addition to the above extended period.

5 Things to Know - Australia Post Study Work Permit

Stay: With the Post Study Work Permit visa; one can stay back in Australia for 4 to 6 years after completing their graduation, post-graduation, or doctorate degree.

Cost: The principal applicant will have to pay AUD 1895 for the Australia Post Study Work Permit.

Processing Time: The Post Study work visa takes three to four months to process.

Age Limit: Candidates applying for the Australia Post Study Work Permit must not be over 50 years of age.

Requirements: You must hold an eligible degree from an Australian education provider and must hold a student visa.

Benefits of Australia Post Study Work Permit

  • Work in Australia for 4-6 years: The Australia Post Study Work Permit lets individuals work and stay in Australia for up to 6 years.
  • Stay in Australia even after studies: The post-study work visa allows international students in Australia to remain in the country even after finishing their studies.
  • Bring your family members with you: You can your family members with you to live in Australia by including them in your application while applying for the visa. However, the family members must meet the health and character requirements.
  • Travel to and from Australia multiple times: The visa comes with numerous entries. Hence, you can travel to Australia and go out of the country as often as you want during the validity of the PR. However, the time spent outside the country will not increase the validity of the visa.
  • Better quality of life: In Australia, one can get the best quality of life, including access to the healthcare system, educational institutions, etc.

Eligibility criteria of Australia Post Study Work Permit

  • Must be below 50 years of age
  • Must hold an Australian study visa
  • Must have relevant skills and qualifications
  • Must be proficient in English
  • Must have studied with an Australian education provider
  • Must meet the health and character requirements

Requirements

  • Age: The Australia Post Study Work Permit applicants must be below 50 years of age.
  • Hold an Australian study visa: Candidates applying for the post-study visa must be holding an Australian student visa.
  • Relevant skills and qualifications: Applicants will have to meet the Australian study requirements. And the educational qualification must be an eligible degree like a bachelor's degree, master's (extended) degree, doctoral degree, etc.
  • Proficiency in English: Students must prove their English proficiency level by providing the test results of IELTS, TOEFL iBT, PTE, OET, etc.
  • Studied with an Australian education provider: Applicants must have graduated from an Australian education provider with a degree registered on CRICOS.
  • Health and character requirements: Candidates and their family members applying for the visa must meet the Australian health and character requirements standards.

Eligible Occupations and Qualifications

The list of occupations has been determined based on the in-demand occupations on the Skills Priority List. The list will be monitored and reviewed annually for labor market changes and any emerging risks.

However, the changes in the occupations and qualifications list that will be made in the future will not affect the students who have already started their eligible courses, even if their courses have been removed from the list. The extension will apply to all the students who have started or finished their courses in an eligible field.

ANZSCO code

Occupation title

233212

Geotechnical Engineer

233611

Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)

233612

Petroleum Engineer

234912

Metallurgist

241111

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher

254111

Midwife

254411

Nurse Practitioner

254412

Registered Nurse (Aged Care)

254413

Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)

254414

Registered Nurse (Community Health)

254415

Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)

254416

Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)

254417

Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)

254418

Registered Nurse (Medical)

254421

Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)

254422

Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

254423

Registered Nurse (Perioperative)

254424

Registered Nurse (Surgical)

254425

Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)

254499

Registered Nurses nec

261112

Systems Analyst

261211

Multimedia Specialist

261212

Web Developer

261311

Analyst Programmer

261312

Developer Programmer

261313

Software Engineer

261314

Software Tester

261317

Penetration Tester

261399

Software and Applications Programmers nec

262111

Database Administrator

262114

Cyber Governance Risk and Compliance Specialist

262115

Cyber Security Advice and Assessment Specialist

262116

Cyber Security Analyst

262117

Cyber Security Architect

262118

Cyber Security Operations Coordinator

263111

Computer Network and Systems Engineer

263112

Network Administrator

263113

Network Analyst

263211

ICT Quality Assurance Engineer

263213

ICT Systems Test Engineer

121311

Apiarist

133111

Construction Project Manager

133112

Project Builder

133211

Engineering Manager

225411

Sales Representative (Industrial Products)

233111

Chemical Engineer

233112

Materials Engineer

233211

Civil Engineer

233213

Quantity Surveyor

233214

Structural Engineer

233215

Transport Engineer

233311

Electrical Engineer

233915

Environmental Engineer

233999

Engineering Professionals nec

234111

Agricultural Consultant

234114

Agricultural Research Scientist

234115

Agronomist

234212

Food Technologist

234711

Veterinarian

241213

Primary School Teacher

241411

Secondary School Teacher

241511

Special Needs Teacher

241512

Teacher of the Hearing Impaired

241513

Teacher of the Sight Impaired

241599

Special Education Teachers nec

242211

Vocational Education Teacher / Polytechnic Teacher

251211

Medical Diagnostic Radiographer

251212

Medical Radiation Therapist

251214

Sonographer

251411

Optometrist

251511

Hospital Pharmacist

251513

Retail Pharmacist

251912

Orthotist or Prosthetist

251999

Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals nec

252312

Dentist

252411

Occupational Therapist

252511

Physiotherapist

252611

Podiatrist

252712

Speech Pathologist / Speech Language Therapist

253111

General Practitioner

253112

Resident Medical Officer

253311

Specialist Physician (General Medicine)

253312

Cardiologist

253313

Clinical Haematologist

253314

Medical Oncologist

253315

Endocrinologist

253316

Gastroenterologist

253317

Intensive Care Specialist

253318

Neurologist

253321

Paediatrician

253322

Renal Medicine Specialist

253323

Rheumatologist

253324

Thoracic Medicine Specialist

253399

Specialist Physicians nec

253411

Psychiatrist

253511

Surgeon (General)

253512

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

253513

Neurosurgeon

253514

Orthopaedic Surgeon

253515

Otorhinolaryngologist

253516

Paediatric Surgeon

253517

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

253518

Urologist

253521

Vascular Surgeon

253911

Dermatologist

253912

Emergency Medicine Specialist

253913

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

253914

Ophthalmologist

253915

Pathologist

253917

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist

253999

Medical Practitioners nec

254212

Nurse Researcher

261111

ICT Business Analyst

261315

Cyber Security Engineer

261316

Devops Engineer

272311

Clinical Psychologist

272312

Educational Psychologist

272313

Organisational Psychologist

272399

Psychologists nec

411211

Dental Hygienist

411214

Dental Therapist

 

Steps to apply for Australia Post Study Work Permit?

STEP 1: Check the eligibility requirements

STEP 2: English Proficiency Test

STEP 3: Get your skill assessment done

STEP 4: Register your Expression of Interest

STEP 5: Get your Invitation to Apply (ITA)

STEP 6: Apply to the visa

STEP 7: Get your Australia Post Study Work Permit

Processing Time of Australia PSWP

The processing time for the Post Study work visa is between three to four months. But, the processing time may vary depending on whether the applicants have submitted their applications correctly.

Processing Fee for Australia PSWP

The cost of the Australia Post Study Work Permit is AUD 1895 for the principal applicant. If the applicants bring their family members, they must also pay the same application fee. Some additional costs include biometrics, health check-ups, and police certificates.

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