Concessions for Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa eligibility
The Department has changed some requirements for a Subclass 485 visa for applicants who have been affected by COVID-19.
Online study done outside of Australia will now count towards the Australian Study Requirement for student visa holders. This will only be counted from the time that a Student visa has been granted and onwards.
Graduates may also apply for and be granted a Subclass 485 visa while outside of Australia, as long as all other requirements have been met. Offshore applicants must hold or have held a Student visa in the past.
The Department will also provide extra time to provide English language tests, biometrics collection and health examinations if applicants have been unable to complete an exam due to COVID-19.