Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa (Subclass 476)

Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa (Subclass 476)

The Skilled — Recognised Graduate Visa is a temporary visa that allows recent engineering graduates of eligible universities to gain up to 18 months of skilled work experience in occupations in Australia.

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  • Requirements

    To be eligible for this visa, the applicant must:

    • be younger than 31 years of age
    • have completed an eligible engineering qualification from a recognised institution in the past two years (see The Visa Centre for a current list)
    • not have held a Skilled Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476) or a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) before (unless as a dependent family member)
    • demonstrate English language ability (eg IELTS 6)
    • meet health and character requirements.
    • have completed an engineering qualification within the last two years that is either:
      • bachelor’s degree
      • master’s degree
      • doctoral degree
      • postgraduate diploma.


    The qualification must contain a major sequence of study or specialisation in engineering, such as:

    • civil engineering
    • structural engineering
    • chemical engineering
    • environmental engineering
    • electrical and electronics engineering
    • mechanical, production and plant engineering
    • mining and material engineering.


    This visa allows the successful applicant and any dependent family members to stay in Australia for up to 18 months and do any/all of the following:

    • travel
    • work
    • enrol in further professional studies
    • study to improve English skills

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