Temporary Visa Subclass 485

Applicants wishing to apply for a Temporary Visa Subclass 485

The following applies to graduates with an Australian qualification who are wishing to apply for a Temporary Visa Subclass 485 with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (the Institute) has introduced a provisional skills assessment procedure for applicants wishing to be granted a Temporary Visa Subclass 485.

In the first instance applicants must hold:

  • A qualification comparable to at least the level of an Australian Bachelor degree. The Institute recognises graduates with a Bachelor degree or 12 unit accredited Masters degree in accounting/business/commerce or economics from a recognised Australian university
  • Completion of at least 9 out of the 12 core knowledge areas at tertiary level. Each nominated occupation has 4 compulsory core knowledge areas and 5 optional areas
  • A general training OR academic IELTS test result of a minimum of 6 on each of the four components - speaking, reading, listening and writing.

Please contact the Department of Immigration and Border Protection regarding eligibility requirements to make application for a Temporary Visa Subclass 485.

Once you have received a suitable assessment outcome from the Institute and have been granted a Temporary Visa Subclass 485 by the Department you are required to complete one of the following requirements if you wish to apply for permanent residency:

  • Complete the Skilled Migration Internship Program (SMIPA)

 or

  • Achieve an IELTS academic test result of at least 7 on each of the four components - speaking, reading, listening and writing.

Article last updated 11 October 2013