Visa options for graduates
It is possible to qualify for residency in several ways.
Graduate Temporary Subclass 485 Visa
This visa gives you full work rights in Australia for between 18 months and 2 years. You can use this time to accumulate points, which will help you find an employer sponsor and apply for skilled migration.
This visa has two streams:
The Graduate Work stream is designed for recent graduates with skills and qualifications in high demand occupations in the Australian labour market.
The Post-Study Work stream is for people who were granted their first Australian student visa on or after 5 November 2011. It applies to recent graduates with an Australian bachelor, masters or doctoral degree in any field of study.