This temporary visa allows international students to live, study and work in Australia. There are two streams available under this subclass and the applicant must choose to apply for one its two streams:
This visa is for international students who have recently graduated with skills and qualifications that are relevant to specific occupations in Australia needs. It lets you live, study and work in Australia temporarily.
This visa is for international students who have recently graduated with a degree from an Australian institution. It lets you live, work and study in Australia, temporarily.
The Graduate work stream is for up to 18 months and is suitable for graduates who have completed a Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification and their nominated occupation is on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL).
The Post-study stream, this visa is for international students who have finished their higher education degree from an Australian educational institution. For instance, if you have finished a master or bachelor’s degree by course work, this visa is valid for two years. If you have completed a master by research, you will be eligible for three years, while four years for a doctoral degree.