Temporary Graduate 485 Document Checklist
TR Visa Document Checklist
This TR Visa application has many requirements & documents, which must be organised before applying.
The overview of these requirements is referred to as the Document Checklist.
However, it is much more than just a checklist!
In our eBook, we will outline each requirement in great detail, ensuring you are prepared for the application process, and submit a strong visa application.
Before you waste too much time, you need to make sure you are entitled to apply.
You must have held an eligible Student visa within the past 6 months before applying. You can also hold a Bridging A, Bridging B, or Visitor visa.
Your visa must be free of a No Further Stay condition.
A NFS means you cannot apply for ANY additional visas onshore. You must leave the country to do so.
You must be onshore to apply for the 485. You cannot apply offshore.
485 Graduate Visa Streams
It is very important that you understand which stream (version) of the visa you are applying for.
This tends to be the most confusing part of the visa for most applicants, so we highly recommend you watch the video training on each stream.
There are 2 streams to choose from. The stream you choose will depend on what qualification you have completed.
1. Post-Study Work Stream
If you completed a Bachelor, Masters, or PhD, you will select this stream.
IMPORTANT: If you applied for, and were granted, your first student visa on of before November 5, 2011, you cannot apply for this stream.
However you may be eligible for the second stream, depending on your location.
On July 1, 2023, an extended version of the visa became available for Graduates of select degrees. Se more here:
2. Graduate Work Stream
If you completed a Certificate or Diploma which leads the job on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), you will select this stream.
This stream also requires a provisional skills assessment.
Australian Study Requirement
English Skills Requirement
You are free from this requirement if you:
hold a valid passport from the UK, USA , Canada, New Zealand, or Ireland
AND you are a citizen of that country.
Otherwise, you must provide evidence of your skills at the time of application.
Five test results below must be a a maximum of 3 years old on the day of the application, and 5 tests results are accepted.
IELTS, OET, TOEFL, PTE Academic, and CAE results are all accepted.
485 Graduate Visa
Remove the Confusion
Clear explanations & links to all requirements:
Provisional skills assessment
Overseas Visitor Health Cover (OVHC)
Step-by-step guidance for answering every question in the application itself
Health Cover / OVHC Requirement
Applicants must demonstrate that they have organised the appropriate level of Overseas Visitor Health Cover (OVHC) by the time the visa is granted.
You and any family member included in the application must provide an Australian Federal police check which is less than 12 months old.
Complete directions on this step are available in the eBook.