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Benefits of South Australia’s skilled visa pathways for international graduates.
With various temporary and permanent migration pathways, South Australia offers a great opportunity for you to live, study and stay here longer.
An extra year of post-study work rights (subclass 485 visa) is available for graduates of South Australian institutions who have completed a higher education or postgraduate qualification and maintained residence in South Australia as a holder of a first Temporary Graduate Work Visa (Subclass 485).
Graduates must apply for their first 485 visa, and if they have resided in South Australia for the duration of this visa, can then apply for the additional year. This means the extra year of post-study work rights will be available to eligible graduates from 2021. Existing Temporary Graduate visa holders may be eligible, provided they can meet the requirements.
For further information about the additional year of post study work rights, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.
This table shows the number of years of post study work rights available to international students that study in Adelaide, South Australia based on the qualification achieved.
The additional year of post study work rights is not available to international students studying in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane.
|Bachelor Degree or Masters by Coursework Degree||2 years||3 years|
|Masters by Research||3 years||4 years|
|PhD qualification||4 years||5 years|
Completing your studies in Adelaide gives you other advantages when considering a career in Australia:
Find out more from Immigration SA about your post study work rights and migration pathways to Australia. You could also consider getting advice from a registered migration agent.
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