Fulfilling Visa 485 2 Years Study Requirement with Multiple Degrees

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Fulfilling Visa 485 2 Years Study Requirement with Multiple Degrees


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Old 12-13-2019, 12:25 AM
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Fulfilling Visa 485 2 Years Study Requirement with Multiple Degrees

Hi everyone, hope you're all doing well~

Ummm, I just have one question really and before I go any further, I did already ask about this matter to a registered migration agent already (I went to Aussizz migration) but I'm not 100% convinced

Long story short, I completed my Bachelor of Computer Science degree in February 2019 and then I applied for visa 485 AND got refused because I made a mistake of not including the AFP Police check with the application (I know I know, my fault)

So, it looks like the only way I can get the visa 485 right now is to go back on a student visa (I need to apply for the student visa offshore), complete a Master degree and then re-apply to Post Study Work Visa Stream of Visa 485.

Now, apparently from what my migration agent told me, I don't need to take a 2 years master degree course, he told me that it can be ANY master degree course and it doesn't matter how long the master degree course is, apparently even if I complete it in 10/11 months it'll be fine because they told me I have completed the 3 years Bachelor's degree in Australia anyway which means I have fulfilled the condition for the 2 years Australian Study Requirement.

So... I did find a Master of Business Analytics course that can be completed in 11 months and it has a CRICOS code which means that it's all good.

My question is, is this true (my migration agent told me that this is the way to go)? I can complete any master's degree course even if it's only 10 months/11 months (3 trimesters long) as I have completed a 3 years bachelor's degree in Australia? If it is, then that's great! I can re-apply to visa 485 right after I complete the master degree.

Any advise would be greatly appreciated

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Old 12-13-2019, 01:48 AM
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The advice you have received appears to be correct, as far as it goes.
It is possible that you have better, or different options, but do not expect a better answer on a public forum than the one your registered? migration agent has given you.

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Old 12-13-2019, 03:18 AM
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Hi wrussell, thanks so much for replying!

>"The advice you have received appears to be correct, as far as it goes."

Right I see, yeah I definitely need some second opinion from others but my the migration agent from Aussizz did tell me that this thing will definitely work.

He even went as far as to show me a very similar case in the past where an applicant's visa 485 was refused and then she came back a year later, did her master degree in Australia for less than a year and re-applied to visa 485 after that, so at least there's some proof that this could work but I do need some confirmation from other parties.

>"It is possible that you have better, or different options, but do not expect a better answer on a public forum than the one your registered? migration agent has given you."

That's correct, I did have another meeting with a migration lawyer and there IS another way, i.e. to make an appeal to "judicial review" (or something like that) but there are several other things I'm concerned about:
- I don't have a strong case to win
- It's going to be an ongoing legal battle for the next couple of months/1 year and I don't know if I'm capable of doing that as I understand it'll be mentally and emotionally exhausting
- It's expensive, the initial fee for judicial review itself will cost $3500 if I want a laywer/solicitor to represent me (then again the same can be said when taking a master degree, it's very expensive). Then, if I DO have a case I need to pay the $615 application fee followed by the lawyer fee which is around $6,000 - $8,000. This also doesn't guarantee me winning, I could still lose after paying all of these fees... Then if I lose, apparently the court may charge me up to $7,000 for losing the case

So.... I mean I was thinking; why not just study for another 11 months and go back to 485 after that? There's also the risk of me getting into trouble when applying for another visa in the future if I go to court so I'm not willing to do that.

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