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Posted on February 24 2023

International grads can now work in Australia for 4 years with the extended Post Study Work Permit

By Editor
Updated September 01 2023

Highlights: Australian post-study work rights extended for 2 years

  • As per reports, 100,009 Indian students are currently studying in Australia.
  • International graduates in Australia can now be employed for four years.
  • The new revisions for Subclass 485 are to be implemented from July 1, 2023.
  • Graduates with selective degrees that fall under the skill shortage list are eligible for this change.
  • Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) holders can now work for additional two years in Australia.

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Working hours increased from 40 to 48 hrs/ fortnight

The work hours for international students have been increased from 40 to 48 hours for every fortnight. It will financially aid international students during their studies. The rules were formulated not to affect the education of international students.

Post-study rights in Australia

International grads in Australia with eligible higher education can now work in the country for an additional two years on Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485). Graduates can now reside, work and study in any of Australia's regions for four years and later extend their visa or apply for PR.

  • Candidates with a Bachelor's degree will have their work rights duration extended from two years to four years.
  • Candidates with a Master's degree will have their work rights period extended from three to five years.
  • Candidates with Doctoral qualifications will have their work rights duration extended from four to six years.

Planning to study in Australia? Consult Y-Axis, the leading migration consultant agency in UAE. If you found this article interesting, you may also like to read… Second Australia Canberra Matrix Draw in 2023 invited 632 candidates. Australian visa decisions to be reviewed by a new body replacing AAT in 2023


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