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IMMI 13/013 Specifications as made
This instrument specifies that the new post-study work arrangements will apply to graduates of a Bachelor Degree, Bachelor Degree with Honours, Masters by Coursework, Masters by Research, Masters (Extended) or Doctoral degree. All subclass 485 visa applicants must meet the Australian study requirement in the six months immediately prior to making their visa application and have obtained their qualification at an eligible educational institution.
Administered by: Home Affairs
Registered 21 Mar 2013
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR14-May-2013
Tabled Senate14-May-2013


Commonwealth of Australia


Migration Regulations 1994



(Clause 485.231)


I, BRENDAN O’CONNOR, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, acting under clause 485.231 of the Migration Regulations 1994 (‘the Regulations’):


1.                  SPECIFY for the purposes of subclause 485.231(1) of the Regulations the following qualifications that are as a result of study undertaken at Australian Qualifications Framework level seven or higher:


(a)                Bachelor Degree;

(b)                Bachelor (Honours) Degree;

(c)                Masters by Coursework Degree;

(d)               Masters by Research Degree;

(e)                Masters (Extended) Degree and/or;

(f)                 Doctoral Degree.


This Instrument, IMMI 13/013, commences on 23 March 2013, immediately after the commencement of Migration Legislation Amendment Regulation 2013 (No. 1).





Dated   19 March                     2013






Minister for Immigration and Citizenship