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Old 10-19-2020, 02:26 PM
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485: Australian study requirements

Hi guys! I cannot find any examples online regarding this issue.

I completed a bachelor of commerce degree, majoring in accounting and finance, here in Australia. This was a 3 year degree and would have met the ASR requirements but could not apply for 485 as my visa expired after 6 days of my graduation.

I am now planning to return back home and apply for master of commerce, majoring in business analytics. This is a 1.5 year course but with credit transfers from my bachelors degree, it will last only for 1 year.

Do i meet the ASR requirements of studying for 2 years in Australia?
Can my bachelors degree courses be included in the ASR study requirements at all?
I want to apply for 485 after I complete the master of commerce program.

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This is called overlapping qualifications to satisfy 2 year study requirements and yes you are eligible regardless how many units you take now. For ex. You can even do a 6 months masters instead of 1 whole year and still get 485 by counting your penultimate semesters prior to this new course.

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This is called overlapping qualifications to satisfy 2 year study requirements and yes you are eligible regardless how many units you take now. For ex. You can even do a 6 months masters instead of 1 whole year and still get 485 by counting your penultimate semesters prior to this new course.

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https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visa...dy-requirement
Hi Pad,
Thanks for clarrifying.
I made a few errors in my initial questions. 'I am planning to go back to my home country'

The things I am confused about is these:
1) I did meet the ASR requirements for my bachelors.
2) My student visa expired and hence I am going back to my home country on bridging visa E.
3) I am planning to enrol in a 1.5 year post grad program next year.
4) There is a gap between completion of my bachelors and my masters and I am going back to India in between. My bachelors and masters will be in two different student visas.
5) When i finish my masters after 1 year (shorter due to credit transfers) and apply for 485 visa, can I count the the study period of my bachelors towards my ASR.
6) confused because I dont know if for 485, is only 1 year (or 1.5 years) counted towards my ASB or all the studies I ever did in Australia.
7) hypothetical question is, can I do bachelors, have a gap of 4-5 years, come back to australia, do a 1 year masters and apply for 485? Can I count 3+1 years of study or only 1 towards the ASR?

Thanks in advance!


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That's a tricky question. Tbh i don't know but i can base my arguments with following statements.
* i know a few friends of mine who took intermission aka gap of 2 years in middle of actual course and still got 485 after finishing course. Like they took 5 years for a 3 year degree citing various reasons approved by the University.
*since australia is considering offshore study as onshore due to travel restrictions i don't see any reason why you shouldn't be approved a 485 because your masters is still considered onshore and in further progression from bachelors to masters.

I'd recommend ring home affairs and ask them as general query regarding your issue. Make sure to refrain from using words like "need advice", "recommend", "can you suggest". Be straight forward and ask them directly. Make it clear that it is not mentioned in website about having a gap and still taking previous study into consideration. Hope this helps 🙂

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Hi Wrestly!
I actually tried calling you yesterday and today but could not reach you.


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