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Extra 2-year Post-study work rights for international graduates

From 1 July 2023, Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa holders with selected degrees will be eligible for an extra 2 years of post-study work rights to improve the pipeline of skilled labour in key sectors. The extension is in addition to the existing additional one to two years of work rights for eligible students who study, live and work in regional areas.

Post-study work rights for international graduates will be increased from:

  • 2 years to 4 years for select Bachelor’s degrees

  • 3 years to 5 years for select Master’s degrees

  • 4 years to 6 years for ALL doctoral degrees

The extension is available for international graduates with select degrees that are in areas of verified skill shortage. The graduates will have more time to gain work experience and enhance their skills.

The comprehensive list mapped to CRICOS course codes is released. CLICK HERE

Extended Post Study Work Rights Eligible Occupations and Qualifications
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