A vital outcome of the Australian Government’s Jobs and Skills Summit in September 2022 was the announcement of a two-year extension of post-study work rights for international graduates with select degrees in areas of verified skill shortage. Post-study work rights for international graduates 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 degrees.

This extension will be added to the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) for eligible graduates , or enabling a new visa application for those select students who already hold a TGV and will be seeking an additional two years. The Government has considered the working group’s advice and has announced more details about the measure including the indicative list of occupations and eligible qualifications. The measure will commence on 1 July 2023.

Further information will be provided on the Home Affairs and Department of Education websites as July approaches.

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