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Announced: Extensions to 485 Visas from 1 July 2023 in Select Qualifications

On 21 February 2023 the Home Affairs Minister announced extensions to Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visas. The extensions will be made available by application from 1 July 2023 for graduates of select tertiary qualifications.

International higher education graduates with select qualifications will be granted an extra two years of post-study work rights. 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.


Graduates with a Bachelor, Honours or Masters degree will be eligible for a visa with a further two year validity if their qualification is listed on the Department of Education’s Eligible Qualifications List (EQL).’ All doctoral graduates will be eligible for a further two year validity.


Post-study work rights for select degrees in areas of verified skill shortages will be increased from:


• Two years to four years for select Bachelor degrees

• Three years to five years for select Masters degrees

• Four years to six years for all doctoral qualifications.


The EQL is an indicative list of the occupations and qualifications which would allow students to be eligible for the extension of post-study work rights. The full list of eligible courses will be published before the implementation date of 1 July 2023. Students and prospective applicants will need to refer to the comprehensive list, when published, to confirm the eligibility of their particular course.


All doctoral studies are considered eligible for the measure, regardless of field of study and so are not listed individually.


The Department advised that it will provide more details on eligibility and how to apply for the extended Temporary Graduate Visa closer to 1 July 2023.​


The main beneficiaries of the new extended 485 visa are graduates of medical, health and teaching courses. At the time of publishing this article, the EQL contains the following qualifications:


Medical and Nursing

Occupation Category – Medical Professionals

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Health Science

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography)

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours)

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging)

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours)

Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Honours)

Bachelor of Medical Science Bachelor of Medical Studies

Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine

Master of Speech Pathology

Master of Clinical Psychology

Master of Diagnostic Radiography

Master of Applied Behaviour Analysis

Master of Applied Psychology

Master of Leadership and Management in Health Care

Master of Audiology Studies

Master of Research (Medicine and Health Sciences)

Master of Clinical Embryology

Master of Philosophy (Medicine and Health)

Master of Business Psychology

Master of Psychology

Master of Professional Psychology

Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy


Occupational Category: Nursing and Medical Technicians

Bachelor of Nursing

Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

Bachelor of Nursing (Pre-Registration)

Bachelor of Health Science

Bachelor of Nursing Science

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Nursing (Enrolled Nurses)

Bachelor of Nursing (Graduate Entry)

Bachelor of Health Science (Clinical Nutrition)

Bachelor of Nutrition Science

Bachelor of Nursing Science: Graduate Entry

Bachelor of Exercise and Sport Science

Bachelor of Health and Community Services

Bachelor of Health and Medical Sciences

Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Studies)

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

Bachelor of Public Health

Bachelor of Applied Public Health

Bachelor of Nursing - Enrolled Nurse to Registered Nurse Pathway

Bachelor of Dermal Sciences

Master of Public Health

Master of Public Health Advanced

Master of Nursing Practice

Master of Nursing

Master of Nursing Practice (Pre-registration)

Master of Nursing International

Master of Laboratory Medicine

Master of Nursing Practice (Preregistration)

Master of Global Public Health

Master of Nursing (Graduate Entry)

Master of Health Science

Masters of Public Health Extension

Master of Nursing Science

Master of Biomedical and Health Science

Master of Nutrition and Population Health

Master of Health and Human Services Management

Master of Health Management

Master of Nursing Studies

Master of Dietetics

Master of Nursing (Professional Studies)


Professional Health

Occupational Category: Dentistry

Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Dental Surgery

Bachelor of Dental Health Science

Bachelor of Dental Science

Bachelor of Oral Health

Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics

Bachelor of Oral Health Therapy

Bachelor of Oral Health (Therapy and Hygiene)

Bachelor of Dental Technology

Bachelor of Dental Technology/Bachelor of Dental Prosthetics

Bachelor of Dental Hygiene

Bachelor of Science (Oral Health Therapy)


Master of Dentistry

Master of Dental Public and Primary Health

Master of Clinical Dentistry


Occupational Category: Veterinarian

Bachelor of Veterinary Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Animal and Veterinary Bioscience)

Bachelor of Veterinary Technology

Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Biosciences

Bachelor of Veterinary Science

Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience

Bachelor of Veterinary Nursing

Bachelor of Science (Animal Health Major)

Bachelor of Veterinary Biology/Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Bachelor of Science / Doctor of Veterinary Medicine

Master of Philosophy (Veterinary Science)

Master of Tropical Veterinary Science


Diagnostic

Occupational Category: Medical Imaging

Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography)

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging)

Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Honours)

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography)

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy)

Bachelor of Medical and Radiation Physics

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Radiations)

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy)

Bachelor of Radiation Sciences

Master of Diagnostic Radiography

Master of Magnetic Resonance Technology

Master of Medical Imaging

Master of Radiopharmaceutical Science

Master of Molecular Imaging Technology


Occupational Category: Radiologist

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS)

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery

Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science

Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography)

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging)

Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (Honours)

Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours)

Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Honours)

Bachelor of Medical Studies

Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery

Bachelor of Medical Science and Doctor of Medicine

Bachelor of Medical Studies/Doctor of Medicine

Bachelor of Clinical Sciences/Doctor of Medicine

Master of Diagnostic Radiography

Master of Research (Medicine and Health Sciences)

Master of Clinical Embryology

Master of Philosophy (Medicine and Health)


Allied Health

Occupational Category: Psychologist

Bachelor of Psychological Science

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Bachelor of Psychology

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy)

Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy)

Bachelor of Science (Psychology)

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Bachelor of Science in Chiropractic Science leading to Bachelor of Clinical Chiropractic

Bachelor of Chiropractic Science

Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)

Bachelor of Psychological Sciences

Master of Occupational Therapy Practice

Master of Clinical Psychology

Master of Clinical Audiology

Master of Clinical Physiotherapy


Occupational Category: Recovery Therapist

Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours)

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (Honours)

Bachelor of Health Science

Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

Bachelor of Science (Occupational Therapy) (Honours)

Bachelor of Physiotherapy

Bachelor of Occupational Therapy

Bachelor of Podiatry

Bachelor of Speech Pathology (Honours)

Bachelor of Science in Chiropractic Science leading to Bachelor of Clinical Chiropractic

Bachelor of Chiropractic Science

Bachelor of Health Sciences

Master of Occupational Therapy

Master of Physiotherapy

Master of Chiropractic

Master of Speech Pathology

Master of Physiotherapy Studies

Master of Occupational Therapy Practice

Master of Speech Language Pathology

Master of Speech Pathology Studies

Master of Clinical Audiology

Master of Clinical Physiotherapy

Master of Leadership and Management in Health Care

Master of Rehabilitation Counselling and Mental Health

Master of Physiotherapy Practice

Master of Music Therapy

Master of Advanced Clinical Physiotherapy (Sports)

Master of Audiology


Occupational Category: Optometrist

Bachelor of Vision Science

Master of Optometry

Bachelor of Vision Science/Master of Clinical Optometry

Bachelor of Vision Science / Master of Optometry

Bachelor of Medical Science (Vision Science)/Master of Optometry

Master of Health Sciences (Research)

Master of Clinical Optometry


Occupational Category: Pharmacist

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours)

Bachelor of Pharmacy

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science

Bachelor of Pharmacy and Management

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Science (Honours)

Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Chemical and Pharmaceutical)

Bachelor of Pharmacy with Honours

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) and Master of Pharmacy

Master of Pharmacy

Master of Pharmaceutical Science

Master of Good Manufacturing Practice

Master of Philosophy

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) / Master of Pharmacy Practice

Master of Philosophy (Pharmacy)

Master of Pharmacy (Research)


Teaching

Occupational Category: Teacher

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care (Birth-5)

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to 5)

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood)

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary)

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Birth to Five Years)

Bachelor of Education (Honours)

Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts (Pathway to Teaching Birth-5/Birth-12)

Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Humanities) / Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Honours)

Bachelor of Education (Primary)

Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education

Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) with Bachelor of Arts

Master of Education

Master of Teaching

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)

Master of TESOL

Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 years/Birth - 12 Years)

Master of Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary)

Master of Education (Advanced)

Master of Education (Special Education, Advanced)

Master of Education (By Coursework)

Master of Teaching (Primary)

Master of Teaching (Secondary Education)

Masters of Teaching (Secondary)

Master of Arts (TESOL)


For more information please Contact Us or email elan@ryshermigration.com.au


Elan Rysher is a Registered Migration Agent and Qualified Student Counsellor. He is the main Writer for ImmiUpdates and the founder of Rysher Migration. Elan has many years of experience working in immigration, finance and health. Being a former migrant himself, Elan is passionate about helping others fulfil their Australian dream.

 

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