SKILLED RECOGNISED GRADUATE SUBCLASS 476 VISA
Skilled Recognised Graduate Subclass 476 visas – extensions of 24 months for those engineering graduates who lost time due to border restrictions. This equates to the usual 18 months plus another 6 months.
This visa allows:
- Recent engineering graduates of recognised institutions to gain up to 18 months of skilled work experience.
- be under 31 years of age
- have completed an engineering degree at a recognised institution in the past two years
- not have been the primary visa holder of a subclass 476 or 485 visa.
About this visa
The Skilled — Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476) allows recent engineering graduates of eligible universities to gain up to 18 months of skilled work experience in occupations. It is a temporary visa.
Your family can also apply to join you in Australia after the visa is granted.
What you can do
This visa allows you and your family stay in Australia for up to 18 months. While in Australia, you can:
Length of stay
- 18 months
- From AUD 410
|75 PER CENT OF APPLICATIONS PROCESSED||90 PER CENT OF APPLICATIONS PROCESSED|
|14 months||17 months|
Who could get this visa
You might be able to get a Skilled — Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476) if:
- you are younger than 31 years of age
- you have completed an eligible engineering qualification from a recognised institution in the past two years
- you have not held a Skilled — Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476) or a Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) before (unless you were a member of the family unit)
- you can demonstrate your English language ability
- you meet health and character requirements.
Your engineering qualifications
In the two years before you apply, you must have completed one of the following qualifications in engineering:
- bachelor’s degree
- master’s degree
- doctoral degree
- postgraduate diploma.
Your 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.
English language ability
|International English Language Testing System (IELTS)||Overall score of at least 6 with a minimum score of 5 for each of the 4 parts|
|Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT)||Total score of at least 64 with a minimum score of 4 for listening, 4 for reading, 14 for writing and 14 for speaking|
|Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic)||Overall score of at least 50 with a minimum score of 36 for each of the 4 parts|
|Occupational English Test (OET)||At least B for each of the 4 parts|
|Cambridge C1 Advanced test||Overall at least 169 with a minimum score of at least 154 in each of the 4 test components|