Saturday, 20 April 2019
Code of Conduct


AMES has clients from
more than 50 countries

to our clients who have had their Visa granted in the past 12 months:

Cecilia T.  from Italy
Disabilities Services Officer
Subclass 187-RSMS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
8 February 2019

Antonio. P. C.  from Spain
Sales and Marketing Manager
Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage)
8 February 2019

Molly K.W.  from United States
Teacher Hearing Impaired
Subclass 189 (GSM - Independent)
2 February 2019

Raul C. V.  from Venezuela
Geotechnical Engineer
Subclass 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme) - TRT
25 January 2019

April Marie C.  from Philippines
Child Care Worker
Subclass 187-RSMS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
23 January 2019

Faud H.  from Kosovo
Factory worker
Subclass 600 (visitor stream)
16 January 2019

Manuel G. L.  from Spain
Civil Engineer
Subclass 186 (Employer Nomination Scheme) - TRT
22 December 2018

Sebastian B.  from Poland
Construction Manager
Subclass 186 (employer Nomination Scheme) - TRT
19 December 2018

MS Z.  from Bangladesh
Medical Physicist
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
17 December 2018

Jaime E.H.  from Colombia
Telecommunications Engineer
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
11 December 2018

Pauline Marie S.  from France
Human Resources Specialist
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
8 December 2018

Fatema S.  from India
Community Support Worker
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
27 November 2018

Veronica F. L.  from Bolivia
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
20 November 2018

Mariana H.G.  from Mexico
ICT Business Analyst
Subclass820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
16 November 2018

Jorge N. R.  from Venezuela
Mechanical Engineer
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nom)
10 November 2018

Belina B.  from United States
Subclass 500 (Student)
24 October 2018

Alex A. V.  from Mexico
Marketing Specialist
Subclass 801 (Partner Residence)
19 October 2018

Ibrahim K. S.  from India
Mechanical Engineer
Subclass 189 (GSM - Independent)
17 October 2018

Darshinie V.  from Malaysia
Special Needs Teacher
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
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Jessica S. A  from Venezuela
Industrial Engineer
Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage)
12 October 2018

Jessica S. A  from Venezuela
Industrial Engineer
Subclass 500 (Student)
2 October 2018

Hande M. A.  from Turkey
Market Researcher
Subclass 186 (Permanent Employer Nominated)
15 September 2018

Carlota C. C.  from Spain
Conference & Events Organiser
Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage)
12 September 2018

Erila B.  from Albania
Social Worker
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
6 September 2018

Rajat I  from India
Subclass 602 (Medical Treatment)
28 August 2018

Stephen J. R.  from India
Subclass 489 (Subsequent Applicant)
28 August 2018

David A. N.  from Mexico
Restaurant Manager
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nom)
15 August 2018

Luca V.  from Italy
Subclass 187-RSMS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
2 August 2018

Carlos R.O.  from Spain
Subclass 482 (Temporary Skill Shortage)
25 July 2018

Sabina B.  from Nepal
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
2 July 2018

Gijerjii G.  from Albania
Subclass Subclass 600 (visitor Australian sponsored)
4 June 2018

Karolina Anna K.  from Poland
Logistics Officer
Subclass485 (Post-Study Work) visa
9 May 2018

Federico O.  from Spain
Subclass 500 (Student)
9 May 2018

Jeom Sook Y.  from S. Korea
Dental Hygienist
Subclass 801 (Partner Residence)
27 April 2018

Bharat S. B.  from India
Project Administrator
Subclass 190 (GSM - State Nom)
18 April 2018

Maxiel L.  from Mexico
Admin Assistant
Subclass 309 (Offshore Partner Provisional)
4 April 2018

Luca P.  from Italy
Manufacturing Production Manager
Subclass 489 (GSM - Regional State Nom)
19 March 2018

Gustavo M. A.  from Mexico
Graphic Designer and Ilustrator
Subclass 186-ENS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
13 March 2018

Francisco A. C.  from Argentina
Data Analyst
Subclass 187-RSMS (Permanent Employer Sponsored)
9 March 2018

Prahbu G.  from India
Electronics Engineer
Subclass 500 (student)
27 February 2018

Viktor R.  from Germany
Business Analyst
Subclass 820 (Onshore Partner Provisional)
15 February 2018

Stelian B.  from Italy
Graphic Designer
Subclass 500 (student)
12 February 2018

Renon D. M.  from Brazil
Business Analyst
Subclass 500 (student)
2 February 2018

Ngoc Tien N.  from Vietnam
Social Worker
Subclass 500 (student)
19 January 2018

Jonathan A. W.  from USA
Agriculrural Scientist
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
15 January 2018

Sylvie N.  from Burkina Fasso
Geoscience Technician
Subclass 500 (student)
15 January 2018

Samudi P.  from Sri Lanka
University Tutor
Subclass 485 (Post-Study Work)
3 January 2018

Pamela S.  from Croatia
High School Graduate
Subclass 500 (student
3 January 2018

Skilled Graduate Visa (Subclass 485)

The onshore Skilled Graduate visa (Subclass 485) is a TEMPORARY visa for international students in Australia who are unable to meet the requirements for a Permanent or Provisional (Temporary) Skilled Visa. The Subclass 485 visa enables former international students to complete a post-graduate professional year, gain skilled work experience or improve their English.


To be eligible for this visa your nominated occupation must be on the current Skilled Occupations List, but you are not required to do the Points Test and there is no skills assessment (though you must have applied for it). Specifically you must:

  • hold or have held an eligible student visa in the last 6 months
  • be under 45 years of age when your application is lodged
  • nominate an occupation worth 50 or 60 points on the current Skilled Occupations List that is closely related to your skills and qualifications
  • have APPLIED to have your skills assessed for your nominated occupation
  • have met the Australian study requirement in the last 6 months and
  • have a score of at least IELTS 6 in all components.
Subclass 572, 573 or 574 visa holders

If you are an international student who held a Subclass 572, 573 or 574 visa on 8 February 2010, you can apply for a Subclass 485 visa before 1 January 2013, if your nominated occupation is listed either on the current SOL or on the previous oneRight-click to download the previous Skilled Occupations List (which was replaced on 1 July 2010 by the current one)..

The Australian Study Requirement

To meet the Australian study requirement, you must have completed one or more Degree, Diploma or Trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational institution as a result of a course or courses -

  • that are registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS)
  • that involved a total of at least 2 academic years study (minimum 92 weeks) in Australia that was completed in no less than 16 calendar months and
  • for which all study undertaken was in English.
  • that were closely related to your nominated occupation and
  • undertaken on a visa that allowed you to study in Australia

Pathway to Permanent Residence

As a Skilled Graduate visa holder you can lodge an application for a PERMANENT Skilled Visa at any time during the 18 months of your visa, but you will need to be able to meet the requirements for lodging a valid application.

The visas you can apply for are the Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 885), the Skilled Sponsored Visa (subclass 886) and the Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (subclass 487), as well as any of the Employer Sponsored Visas. The Employer Sponsored visas are not points-tested.

To be granted one of the Skilled visas, the basic requirements are that:

  • you have nominated a 50 or 60 point occupation that is on the current SOL
  • you have had your skills assessed by the relevant assessing authority as suitable for working in your nominated occupation
  • the study you used to qualify for your temporary visa must be closely related to your nominated occupation
  • you have COMPETENT English (IELTS 6) and
  • you meet the pass mark under the Points Test

The Employer Sponsored visas have their own sets of requirements.