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  • Check if your visa allows you to work
  • You may need to apply for a Temporary Graduate visa
  • Temporary Graduate visa
  • Visa nomination
  • Search for graduate opportunities on the web or use a trusted database

There are graduate opportunities available in Victoria, across a range of industries and business types. Organisations often start recruiting a year in advance for graduates to fill positions.

GradAustralia helps students find graduate positions and internships. They also produce the eBook Australia's Top 100 Graduate Employers, available for download from their website.

The Graduate Opportunities website is endorsed by Universities Australia and the National Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services.

You can also search for graduate opportunities on the internet.

Check if your visa permits you to work

Check the terms of your visa to see if you are eligible to work.

If you are on a Student visa, the Student visa conditions page of the Department of Home Affairs website

Temporary Graduate visa

The Temporary graduate visa (subclass 485) lets you live, study and work in Australia temporarily after you have finished your studies.

Find out more on the Temporary graduate visa page on the Department of Home Affairs website.

Visa nomination

If you are an international graduate and you want to live and work in Australia you may be eligible for Victorian Government visa nomination.

The Victorian Government provides free visa nomination for eligible international graduates with specific skills. Check the Visa Nomination Occupation List for Graduates to see if your specific skills are eligible for visa nomination.

There is also a streamlined pathway to visa nomination for International PhD graduates. These applications are processed within two weeks.

Visit the International Graduate page on the Live in Victoria website to find out more.


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