Subclass 485: Graduate Visa – Skills Assessment and Nominated Occupation

The Department has also announced Temporary opportunities for Graduate Stream applicants to apply for a Subclass 485 visa without requiring occupations to be on the Skilled Occupation Lists and not requiring skills assessments.

Upon the current rule, Subclass 485 applicants must:

  • Nominate an occupation from the skills assessment list;
  • provide a positive skills assessment to be granted a Subclass 485 – Temporary Graduate visa. 

However, from 01 July 2022 onwards, new applications does not require applicants to nominate an occupation at the time of application nor to provide a suitable skills assessment.  

In addition, the stay period on the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa Graduate Work stream will increase from 18 to 24 months.


If you would like to discuss your Subclass 485 visa options, contact our office as below! 

Phone us on +61 3 9654 8611 

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