The Skilled Recognized Visa is a temporary visa that allows recent engineering graduates from recognized institutions & eligible universities to attain up to 18 months of skilled work experience.
You can be inside or outside Australia, while applying for the Visa; however you have to be outside Australia, while the visa is being granted, unless you a New Zealand citizen with a Special Category visa (subclass 444).
Process to Get Skilled Recognized Graduate Visa 476
You are eligible for this visa if you have completed an eligible degree qualification in Engineering, Within the period of two years from the lodgement of application.
An eligible degree qualification can be any of the following:
Your degree qualification must contain a major sequence of study or specialisation in an Engineering discipline. Engineering specialisations include but are not limited to:
The qualification that you are relying on to meet this requirement must have been completed at a recognized overseas institution.This visa does not have a points test but other requirements must be met.
Benefits of Skilled Recognized Graduate Visa 476
This visa allows you and any secondary applicants included in your visa application to remain in Australia for up to 18 months with no restrictions on work or study. During this period you may choose to:
If you are granted this visa you are able to live and work in any part of Australia and engage in any type of employment. You and any accompanying secondary applicants must however comply with Australian laws. Once you hold this visa, you may apply for permanent residence at any time if you are able to meet the pass marks on the General Skilled Migration points test.
This visa allows recent graduates of selected overseas universities to gain up to 18 months of skilled work experience in occupations in demand in Australia. As a holder of this visa, you may apply for permanent residence at any time if you are able to meet the pass mark on the General Skilled Migration points test.
To apply for a Skilled Recognized Visa, you must have an engineering qualification from a recognized institution.
Washington Accord institutions
Institution offering engineering qualification under the Washington Accord is a recognized institution. The Washington Accord is an international agreement amongst bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programmes.
Other recognised institutions
Some of the other recognized institutions are:
People’s Republic of China