Temporary Graduate Visa
Australian Study Requirement
In completing the qualification, the actual study period must be no less than 16 calendar months and registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
For guidance on calculation of 2 tertiary qualifications being concurrently completed within a period less than 92 academic weeks, please refer to our blog – Two (2) qualifications completed concurrently – each being of 78 weeks (below 92 academic weeks)
Criteria - Post Study Work Stream
Criteria - Graduate Work Stream
It is important to note that a positive outcome of the skills assessment is not required at the time of application, but evidence of having applied for said skills assessment is required. Visa grant with respect to the application ultimately hinges on the outcome of the skills assessment.
Applicable Public Interest Criteria
Applicable Special Return Criteria
8515: The holder of the visa must not marry or enter into a de facto relationship before entering Australia.
Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is at least 18: $825
Additional applicant charge for an applicant who is less than 18: $415
Case Studies - Nominating a wrong occupation
For example, if the mistake was in the nature of a clerical or typographical error, you could argue that the nominated occupation was other than as specified in the application form: Pavuluri v MIBP  FCA 502 at . However, there is no guarantee that this argument would succeed. Furthermore, it may not necessarily be enough that the applicant ‘made a mistake’ as a result of incorrect advice or lack of legal advice when completing the form: Chen v MIAC  FMCA 859; and Pavuluri v MIBP  FCA 502.
Singh (Migration)  AATA 5586
The Tribunal affirmed the decision of the Department not to grant the applicant a Subclass 485 visa.
The applicant applied for a Subclass 485 (temporary graduate) visa in the nominated occupation of Life Mechanic. It was accompanied by evidence that he had applied for a skills assessment to the relevant assessing authority. He did not provide a skills assessment to the Department for Lift Mechanic, but a copy of a skills assessment in which he had been successfully assessed for the occupation of Electrical Engineering Technician. He claimed that he relied on the professional service of a migration agent who had prepared all the documents and nominated the occupation of Life Mechanic, when he should have nominated Electrical Engineering Technician. The Tribunal considered that the applicant might be dissatisfied with the service provided by the migration agent, however there were other avenues open to him for complaint. On the evidence, the Tribunal was not satisfied that he simply nominated the wrong occupation. He should have nominated the occupation for which he received a successful skills assessment, after the failure of the skills assessment in relation to the occupation nominated in his application for the visa.
Lao (Migration)  AATA 5587
The Tribunal remitted the application for a Subclass 485 visa for reconsideration, with the direction that the applicant met the criteria in contention.
The applicant applied for a Subclass 485 (temporary graduate) visa in the nominated occupation of ICT Business Analyst. At the hearing, she stated that she had made an error in her application. She had wanted to put her nominated occupation as ICT Sales Representative, however due to a clerical error she had inadvertently hit ICT Business Analyst. She said that as the occupations in the drop down box online were one after the other, both starting with ICT, it was a clerical error. She provided evidence that she had applied for a skills assessment for ICT Sales Representative on the same date she lodged her application. She also provided proof that she studied a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Marketing and was employed as an ICT Sales Representative. Given the strong evidence in relation to her intentions, the Tribunal was satisfied that she intended to apply for ICT Sales Representative and not ICT Business Analyst.