485 Visa Applicants

If you're an international student in Australia and you've recently completed an Australian University degree, and you don't meet the required English Language level for a GSM application, you can apply for a Temporary Graduate visa (sub-class 485).

From 1 July 2022 onwards, you can apply directly to the Department of Home Affairs for a Temporary Graduate visa (sub-class 485) Graduate Work stream. Qualification assessment will not be required. If you wish to apply for a provisional assessment, please ensure to submit your application to us no later than 1 June 2022.

Once you hold a 485 Visa

You will be able to remain in Australia which will give you the time to complete either:

  • the Accounting Professional Year Program (Accounting PYP), or
  • retake an English test that meets the following minimum band scores:

English Language proficiency level

Test component

Pearson (PTE) Academic

IELTS Academic

TOEFL iBT

Cambridge (CAE)

Proficient (for points tested Skilled visas)

Listening

65

7.0

24

185

Reading

65

7.0

24

185

Writing

65

7.0

27

185

Speaking

65

7.0

23

185

Once you retake an English test which meets the above requirements, or you complete a an Accounting Professional Year Program (Accounting PYP), you may then apply to us for a Qualification Assessment, which will allow you to lodge an EOI with the Department of Home Affairs.

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