Skilled Worker › Recognised Graduate Visa (476)
The Skilled - Recognised Graduate Visa is a temporary visa which allows recent engineering graduates of eligible universities to gain up to 18 months of skilled work experience in selected occupations. You may be inside or outside Australia when you apply for this visa however you must be outside of Australia when the visa is decided. A New Zealand citizen who holds a Special Category Visa (subclass 444) can be in or outside Australia when the visa is granted.
Recognised Graduate Visa Eligibility
To be eligible for the Recognised Graduate Visa (476), you must:
- Be less than 31 years old;
- Have completed an engineering degree at a recognised tertiary institution in the past two years;
- Not have held a Skilled - Recognised Graduate Visa (subclass 476) or a Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) before (unless you were a dependent family member);
- Provide evidence that you have completed an International English Language Test (unless you are a holder of passport from the United Kingdom, Ireland, USA, Canada or New Zealand);
- Have meet health and character requirements;
- Not have outstanding debts to the Australian Government.
Your Engineering Qualification
In the two years before you apply, you must have completed one of the following qualifications in engineering:
- Bachelors degree;
- Masters 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.
Australian-Recognised Institutions for Visa 476 Applications
Any institution offering an Engineering qualification accredited under the Washington Accord is a recognised institution. The Washington Accord is an international agreement among bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programmes. It recognises the substantial equivalency of programmes accredited by those bodies and recommends that graduates of programmes accredited by any of the signatory bodies be recognised by the other bodies as having met the academic requirements for entry to the practice of engineering.
Alternatively, your engineering qualification must be from one of the eligible institutions ›
Please contact Mobile Migration Consultancy for the full eligibility details of the Skilled - Recognised Graduate Visa (476).