Postgraduate Study in Australia & Visa 485 (Graduate (Temporary) visa)

Go Back   Living and Working in Australia Forum With Immigration and Travel Information > Living in Australia > Visas and immigration

Visas and immigration The Australia Forum for visas, immigration and migration to Australia. Please use this section to discuss all your immigration and moving to Australia needs. Discuss visa types, time lines, submission dates, police checks and read our members' immigration success stories here.

Postgraduate Study in Australia & Visa 485 (Graduate (Temporary) visa)


Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 05-01-2010, 12:04 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 3
Please update your flag here .

Postgraduate Study in Australia & Visa 485 (Graduate (Temporary) visa)

Hi,

My name is Patrick and I am a 26 year old american who has been accepted for postgraduate study in Australia and I wanted to ask about visa options. I have been accepted to mba program at the university of western australia (uwa) and the master of business (marketing) program at the university of queensland with commencement in july or august 2010.

After the program, I would like to stay in Australia and work full-time. I have heard the options are either visa 485 (graduate temporary visa) or visa 885 (independence residence visa), however I have heard that there is a 2 year (92 weeks) study requirement and the mba program is only 16 months while the master of business (advanced) program is 20 months.

I wanted to know what international students have done to get around this or what options do I have to get visa 485 or 885. I have around 3 years of media/entertainment/marketing experience.

Any information would be helpful

Patrick


  #2 (permalink)  
Old 05-01-2010, 03:18 AM
Wanderer's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 7,492
Please update your flag here .

128 likes received
Quote:
Originally Posted by psgallag View Post
Hi,

My name is Patrick and I am a 26 year old american who has been accepted for postgraduate study in Australia and I wanted to ask about visa options. I have been accepted to mba program at the university of western australia (uwa) and the master of business (marketing) program at the university of queensland with commencement in july or august 2010.

After the program, I would like to stay in Australia and work full-time. I have heard the options are either visa 485 (graduate temporary visa) or visa 885 (independence residence visa), however I have heard that there is a 2 year (92 weeks) study requirement and the mba program is only 16 months while the master of business (advanced) program is 20 months.

I wanted to know what international students have done to get around this or what options do I have to get visa 485 or 885. I have around 3 years of media/entertainment/marketing experience.

Any information would be helpful

Patrick
You may have read Skilled – Independent (Residence) visa (subclass 885) Patrick and the 16 months and 92 weeks [ or the latter anyway ] is explained there and whereas Immi recognise that either greater or less time may be spent by some in studying a course that has a particular study time rating, they have set 16 months as the minimum actual study time duration.

In the case of a WA MBA you'll see for Curtin there that Courses Search gives a course of 16 months with a 78 weeks study time rating.

So in effect, if the UWA one is the same, you'll need to find some approved units with a rating of an additional 14 weeks to make up to the 92 or if the Queensland course is rated at 92 [ quite possible if it is for 20 months ], doing that one will give you the required course study figure.

The 885 from the link above is a points assessed visa and the 485 is there as a way for people to get some Australian work experience if that will help them get sufficient points.
There is also the 886 state sponsorship route that can be used for occupations on state lists.

There are also changes on the way re priorities for applications processing that you ought to have a look at - The Ministers Announcement 8 Feb. @ What's New? Recent Changes in General Skilled Migration


  #3 (permalink)  
Old 05-01-2010, 07:13 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 3
Please update your flag here .

So it looks like my uwa mba course actually might fall under the 16 month/78 weeks time frame, so I wanted to know what other options I might have other than taking additional units?

I have also looked into employer sponsorship and I wanted to know how feasible/likely do people get employer sponsorship? what are the options? I will be a graduate of berkeley and an mba from uwa, so i think i could be a good candidate for hire/employer sponsorship.

I am just trying to figure out immigration options before making my decision!


  #4 (permalink)  
Old 05-01-2010, 11:50 PM
Wanderer's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 7,492
Please update your flag here .

128 likes received
Quote:
Originally Posted by psgallag View Post
So it looks like my uwa mba course actually might fall under the 16 month/78 weeks time frame, so I wanted to know what other options I might have other than taking additional units?

I have also looked into employer sponsorship and I wanted to know how feasible/likely do people get employer sponsorship? what are the options? I will be a graduate of berkeley and an mba from uwa, so i think i could be a good candidate for hire/employer sponsorship.

I am just trying to figure out immigration options before making my decision!
I'm not too sure how big an employment sector media/entertainment/marketing is here but it is certainly not too great and the type of industry that can be a bit more fickle as far as stability in tighter economic times.

What the Oz economics will be in two - three years time is anybody's guess just as the likely global situation is.

No harm in having employer sponsorship as a possibility along with doing extra units or the Queensland course if that gives them.
Maybe learning Mandarin as another but be wary on marketing if heading to China for they haven't taken too kindly to an Aussie now doing a lot of time for some bribery attempt but that related to the resources sector.


Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Graduate 485 visa - Australian two year study requirement Nai Visas and immigration 10 06-14-2011 11:14 PM
Urgent help with Skilled Graduate Temporary Visa subclass 485 supa5 Visas and immigration 1 02-07-2011 01:48 PM
Canadian soon to graduate - Law - how to request graduate visa Mhk Visas and immigration 19 02-07-2011 09:26 AM
Need advice on documents needed - Skilled Graduate Temporary visa (subclass 485) carenia Visas and immigration 6 09-01-2010 07:56 AM
About Skilled Recognised Graduate (Temporary) visa spoon_man Visas and immigration 3 02-28-2009 06:44 AM

LEGAL NOTICE
By using this Website, you agree to abide by our Terms and Conditions (the "Terms"). This notice does not replace our Terms, which you must read in full as they contain important information. You must not post any defamatory, unlawful or undesirable content, or any content copied from a third party, on the Website. You must not copy material from the Website except in accordance with the Terms. This Website gives users an opportunity to share information only and is not intended to contain any advice which you should rely upon. It does not replace the need to take professional or other advice. We have no liability to you or any other person in respect of any content on this Website.


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:22 PM.




Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO
AustraliaForum.com