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Graduate Temporary Visa

Overview

The Australian Government announced changes to the Temporary Graduate visa programs in its recent Migration Strategy. These changes should take effect from 1 July 2024, subject to the passage of legislative amendments. Clarification of these changes is listed below.

Post-Vocational Education Work Stream

The maximum eligible age will be reduced to 35 years of age or under. Hong Kong and British National Overseas passport holders will continue to be eligible provided they are under 50 years of age.

Applicants must hold an associate degree, diploma or trade qualification, closely related to their nominated occupation on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL).Applicants with a degree level qualification or higher will no longer be eligible for this stream.

The stay period will remain up to 18 months, with Hong Kong or British National Overseas passport holders eligible to stay for up to 5 years.

Post-Higher Education Stream

The maximum eligible age for Post-Higher Education Work stream applicants will reduce to 35 years of age or under. Hong Kong and British National Overseas passport holders will continue to be eligible provided they are under 50 years of age.

The ‘select degree’ 2 year extension will cease.

Stay periods will change to the following:

Stay periods for Indian nationals, as agreed in the Australian Indian – Economic Cooperation and Trade Agreement (AI-ECTA), remain as:

Replacement stream

The Replacement stream will cease.

Other Visa

New English Language Requirements

The Australian Government has made changes to English Language Requirements for Student and Temporary Graduate visas.

This change was announced as part of the Australian Government’s Migration Strategy released on 11 December 2023 and applies to all Student and Temporary Graduate visa applications lodged on or after 23 March 2024.

The Migration Strategy outlined how the English language reforms for student visas will support international students to have a positive educational experience in Australia, and prepare them for the skilled workforce should they wish to apply for a graduate visa post study.

Temporary Graduate visa (TGV)

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At East West Migration & Education Expert, we understand that the Graduate Visa application process can be stressful for everyone involved. For professional services, contact one of our qualified migration agents.

New English Language Requirements

IELTSPTECambridge
Student visa requirement Overall 6.050169
Temporary Graduate visa requirementOverall 6.557176
Listening 5.543162
Reading 5.548162
Writing 5.551162
Speaking 5.542162

For more information on changes to the English Language requirements for a student, see Meet English language requirements.

Source: New English Language Requirements

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