The Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476) is a great option for recent engineering graduates of recognised institutions that want to gain work experience in the Australian market.
You can stay and work in Australia for up to 18 months.
What is the 476 visa?
The Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476) is a temporary visa that allows recent engineering graduates to stay in Australia for up to 18 months. The graduates eligible to apply for the subclass 476 visa could have completed a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, doctoral degree or postgraduate diploma. Your family can also apply to join you in Australia after the subclass 476 visa is granted.
What are the requirements for the 476 visa?
To be eligible for the Recognised Graduate visa (subclass 476), you must:
- Be under 31 years of age
- Have completed an engineering degree at a specified educational institution (Washington Accord institutions) in the past 2 years
- Not have been the primary visa holder of a subclass 476 or 485 visa
- Meet the health requirements
- Provide evidence of English proficiency
What is the processing time for the 476 visa?
At the time of writing, processing times for the subclass 476 visa were not available. Information on current processing times can be found here.