Can I apply for a Student Visa
after a 485 Temporary Graduate Visa?
Yes, you can apply for a student visa after you have held a Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485). If you would like Pathway to Aus assist to find a course for you and lodge your student visa, feel free to contact Pathway to Aus.
The Genuine Temporary Entrant Requirement
The most difficult part of the new student application is meeting the genuine temporary entrant requirement. You will need to explain to immigration that you intend to study this course and return home afterwards. You don’t even need to study at a higher level. If you studied at a bachelor level you don’t necessarily need to study at a masters level.
We have assisted students who previously studied a bachelor at university, then obtain a 485 visa successfully apply for a student visa to study a Diploma course. You just need to explain to immigration the reason for studying your chosen course and this is where having skilled education and migration agents like Pathway to Aus lodge your enrolment and help with drafting your visa and GTE statement.
Tips for Meeting the GTE Requirement
Be realistic in your article
Explain your Personal Circumstances
Do your research in the industry or course you are studying
Always discuss the future value of the course to you
Explain your immigration history
Explain why you chose to study in Australia
Provide supporting documents
Pick a course relate to anything you have previously studied
What course can I study?
As long as you can demonstrate you meet the genuine temporary entrant requirements, you don’t need to study at a higher leve.
Feel free to search for any course you’re interested in.
How long of a gap can I have from my 485 visa expiring and the new course starting?
This could depend on when the next available course intake date. For example, many courses will only have an intake in February and July. In order to satisfy the GTE requirements, it is recommended to not have more than a month or two gap from your visa ending and the new course beginning.
Once you apply for the student visa you will be granted a bridging visa. The bridging visa will take over the same conditions as your previous Grad Visa (full work rights). However, please note, once the student visa is approved, you do not have any work rights until the course start date. Once the course starts, you will have the standard student visa work rights (40 hours per fortnight and unlimited in school holidays).
Why Use Pathway to Aus?
Pathway to Aus has assisted thousands of student’s study or migrate to Australia. We are here to support you throughout your journey and make the transition as easy and smooth as possible. Our experienced team of Education and Migration agents are ready to work with you to help you achieve your education and migration goals.
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