Post Study work rights for Indian Students in Australia

The Post-study Work stream of the subclass 485 visa is for international students with eligible qualifications, regardless of their field of study. You must have also met the Australian study requirement within the past six months, which means:

  • your course is CRICOS-registered
  • you successfully completed all course requirements
  • your study was in English
  • you completed your study over at least two academic years (92 weeks)
  • you were physically in Australia for at least 16 calendar months to complete the study
  • you held an Australian visa that allowed you to study


The qualification that you have completed must be an eligible degree. This means a:

  • bachelor degree
  • bachelor (honours) degree
  • masters by coursework degree
  • masters (extended) degree
  • masters by research degree
  • doctoral degree

If you have studied a standalone diploma or trade qualification, you are not eligible eligible to be granted a visa in this stream.