My friend is in Australia pursuing Diploma in Hairdressing which would conclude on 8th July. she would be completing her 2 years study in Australia. She is badly confused as to which visa she should apply after completing her course. As her occupation is not in SOL 3 she has to go in for State sponsorship. As the rules are about to change by 1st july which visa should she go in for. Because to apply for state sponsorship she will need sometime and her visa would be expiring by september. should she go in for 485 visa that is a temporary visa for 18 months or can she apply for some bridging visa in order to remain lawfully in australia ? can she apply for bridging visa soon after completing her studies.