Study Abroad: Australia has Announced Changes to its Temporary Graduate Visa Programs

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The Temporary Graduate Visa programs in Australia is undergoing significant changes as announced by the Australian Government in its Migration strategy. These changes will come into effect from 1st July 2024 and aim to realign the visa streams with the levels of study undertaken by applicants.


The temporary graduate visa programs allow international students who have completed a course registered under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). 

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Study Abroad: Australia has Announced Changes to its Temporary Graduate Visa Programs

 Streamlined Visa Process and Stronger Support for Students

Benefits of the Temporary Graduate Visa Program

Check below the benefits listed offered by the temporary graduate visa program:

The holders of the temporary graduate visa can stay in Australia after completing their studies to explore further opportunities, gain work experience in the country.

Students can include family members, such as partners, children or their partner’s children in their visa application. But the family members must meet the health and character requirements as per the visa regulations.

Holders of this visa can work for unrestricted hours in any sector. Therefore, the candidates will get an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in their field of study or explore other career ways while they stay in Australia.

Graduate Work Stream

Check below the changes to Australia’s Temporary Graduate Visa Programs. The upcoming changes to the Temporary Graduate Visa program in Australia will bring significant adjustments to the Graduate Work Stream also known as the Post-Vocational Education Work Stream. These changes include:

  • The maximum age limit for applicants applying under post vocational education work stream will be reduced to 35 years or younger.
  • Individuals who have Hong Kong or British National Overseas passports will remain eligible for this stream if they are under the age of 50.
  • Applicants under the post-vocational educational work stream may continue to stay in Australia for upto 18 months.

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