International grads and the 485 way to stay

They’re being asked about their post study work visa

International graduates of Australian universities can use the 485 visa to stay and work here for up to four years after graduation.

It’s a great sell for unis and popular with people who qualify, around 50 000 of them this year. But Ly Tran and Mark Rahim (Deakin U), with George Tan (Uni Adelaide) wonder what 485 life is like.

They are surveying visa holders on their experience in getting and holding jobs, what they do and earn and how much use their university was in preparing them for the Australian world of work.


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