Recognised Graduate Subclass 476 Visa

This visa allows recent engineering graduates to live, work or study in Australia for up to 18 months. You must have completed a degree or higher qualification from a specified institution within the past 2 years, and be under 31 years of age.

Subclass 476 Visa Details

Recognised Graduate (Class VF) Subclass 476 Visa

This visa allows recent engineering graduates to live, work or study in Australia for up to 18 months. You must have completed a degree or higher qualification from a specified institution within the past 2 years, and be under 31 years of age.

Recognised Graduate Visa Work Rights in Australia on 476

The visa holders can work full time in Australia.

Including Family Members or Subsequent Entrant in 476 Visa Australia

If you have spouse/partner and kids, they can also be included in your 476 application, or they can apply as Subsequent entrant if you have already been granted this visa.

Skilled Recognized Graduate Visa Extension

There are no extensions available for 476 visa Australia. If you want to continue to stay in Australia, you will need to lodge another visa.

Recognised Graduate Visa 476 to Permanent Residency

There are no automatic pathways to permanent residency from subclass 476 visa. However having lived and worked in Australia in a skilled occupation can contribute towards securing extra points and state or territory nomination for skilled migration visa.

Subclass 476 Visa Fees

Australia graduate visa 476 Base Application Charge: A$410; Additional applicant charge for any other applicant who is at least 18: A$205; Additional applicant charge for any other applicant who is less than 18: A$105

476 Skilled Recognised Graduate Visa Estimated Processing Time

Subclass 476 processing time for Standard Application: 75% of applications in 14 Months; 90% of applications in 17 Months.

Subclass 476 Visa Requirements - Eligible Qualifications

Eligible Qualifications for Skilled Graduate Visa Australia 476

For 476 Subclass visa, You must have completed an engineering course for which you were awarded a degree or higher qualification in the last 2 years. This could be a: Bachelors, Masters, Doctoral or Postgraduate Diploma.

Australia Graduate Visa 476 Discipline of Qualifications

The qualification must be in an engineering discipline, such as:
Civil Engineering
Structural Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Mechanical, Production and Plant Engineering
Mining and Material Engineering

Period of Validity of Qualification for 476

The graduate must have completed the programme later than the date of admission of the accrediting signatory and During the period of validity of the accreditation (which may have commenced prior to the date of admission). Only Students who graduate during the validity period of accreditation of a course will be deemed to have graduated with a Washington Accord accredited qualification.

Some Institutions have full validity.

476 Subclass Visa Other Requirements

You must meet Australia's health, character, Australian values requirement and owe no debt to Australian Government for Subclass visa 476.

Recognised Graduate Visa Eligible Institutions

Washington Accord Signatories for Skilled Graduate Visa Australia 476

Qualifications accredited or recognized by other signatories are recognised by each signatory as being substantially equivalent to accredited or recognised qualifications within its own jurisdiction.

Korea - Represented by Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea (ABEEK) (2007)
Russia - Represented by Association for Engineering Education of Russia (AEER) (2012)
Malaysia - Represented by Board of Engineers Malaysia (BEM) (2009)
China - Represented by China Association for Science and Technology (CAST) (2016)
South Africa - Represented by Engineering Council South Africa (ECSA) (1999)
New Zealand - Represented by Engineering New Zealand (EngNZ) (1989)
Australia - Represented by Engineers Australia (EA) (1989)
Canada - Represented by Engineers Canada (EC) (1989)
Ireland - Represented by Engineers Ireland (EI) (1989)
Hong Kong China - Represented by The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) (1995)
Chinese Taipei - Represented by Institute of Engineering Education Taiwan (IEET) (2007)
Singapore - Represented by Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) (2006)
Sri Lanka - Represented by Institution of Engineers Sri Lanka (IESL) (2014)
Japan - Represented by JABEE (2005)
India - Represented by National Board of Accreditation (NBA) (2014)
United States - Represented by Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) (1989)
Turkey - Represented by Association for Evaluation and Accreditation of Engineering Programs (MÜDEK) (2011)
United Kingdom - Represented by Engineering Council United Kingdom (ECUK) (1989)
Costa Rica - Represented by Colegio Federado de Ingenieros y de Arquitectos de Costa Rica (CFIA) (2020)
Pakistan - Represented by Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC) (2017)
Peru - Represented by Instituto de Calidad y Acreditacion de Programas de Computacion, Ingenieria y Tecnologia (ICACIT) (2018)

Recognised Graduate Visa Eligible Institutions with Full Validity

476 Visa University List - Institutions With Full Validity

An engineering degree from the following institutions will also be accepted for 476 skilled graduate visa:

Argentina - Catholic University of Argentina.
Brazil - Federal University of Minas Gerais.
Chile - Universidad Catolica del Norte, Catholic University of Chile, University of Chile, University of Concepcion.
Finland - HUT Helsinki.
Germany - RWTH Aachen, Technical University of Berlin, Technical University of Clausthal, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, University of Hannover.
Hungary - University of Miskolc.
India - Anna University Chennai, Banaras Hindu University Varanasi, Indian Institute of Science Bangalore, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Indian School of Mines Dhanbad.
Iran - Amir Kabir University of Technology, University of Tehran.
People's Republic of China - Beijing Normal University, Beijing Petroleum University, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing University of Technology, China University of Mining and Technology Beijing, Guangzhou University, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Tongji University, Tsinghua University, University of Science and Technology Beijing.
Philippines - University of the Philippines.
Poland - Wroclaw University of Technology.
Slovakia - TU Kosice.
Sweden - Lulea University of Technology.
Tanzania - University of Dar es Salaam.

Recognised Graduate Visa Document Checklist

For all applicants to be included in the application

1. Identity documents such as passport, birth certificate, proof of name change such as marriage or divorce certificate.
2. If you are or have been married, widowed, divorced or permanently separated, provide proof such as marriage certificates, divorce documents, death certificates, separation documents or statutory declarations.
3. Provide an overseas police certificate from every country, including your home country, where you spent a total of 12 months or more in the last 10 years since you turned 16, any military service records or discharge papers if you served in the armed forces of any country.
4. Passport size photographs.
5. All applicants must provide Overseas Student Health Cover.
6. Medical examinations.
7. For an applicant is under 18, copies of birth certificates or the family book showing the names of both parents; or adoption papers (if applicable).

For Primary Applicant

8. All academic certificates and transcripts.
9. Employment reference letters (If any).
10. To meet Subclass 476 Visa IELTS requirement, Applicant holds the passport of (US, UK, Canada, NS or Republic of Ireland), or English test results: IELTS (Overall score of 6.0 with a minimum score of 5 for each of the 4 components), or TOEFL iBT (Overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 4 for listening, 4 for reading, 14 for writing and 14 for speaking), or PTE (At least B for each of the 4 parts), or OET (At least B for each of the 4 parts) or Cambridge C1 Advanced Test (Overall at least 169 with a minimum score of at least 154 in each of the 4 test components).
11. Any professional registration or license certificate.
12. Your curriculum vitae or resume that includes your full employment and educational history, including dates and positions held within last ten years.