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Australian Study Requirement 485 Visa

Australian Study Requirement

We explain:
The length of weeks needed
 The months needed
Working out your timing
What to avoid!

92 Weeks Of Study Rule

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To qualify for this visa, you must have completed one or more diplomas, degrees, or trade qualifications at an Australian education provider.

This provider must be registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions & Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)


The course must have been conducted in English.

The length was a combined total of at least 92 weeks (two academic years). If you are unsure of the length of your course, you can find your course length on the CRICOS site. 

The course was completed within a minimum of 16 calendar months. 

You held a student visa at the time of study.

Some advice:

  • If you received, or plan to receive, credit for prior study, this may affect the 92 week requirement. Be very careful when you reduce your course time!

  • If you did a lot of travel offshore during your studies, you should check the 16 month requirement has not been affected. 

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