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VEM is proud of providing you information of Subclass 476 visa

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Applicants can gather their working experience in 1.5 years of holding a Subclass 476 visa then applying for a Skilled visa. However, many people aren’t eligible for this visa. To know whether you meet the requirements or not, check out the next parts of this article.



What is a Subclass 476 visa?

It’s also known as the Skilled-Recognised Graduate 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.


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What is a Subclass 476 visa?


The benefits of a Subclass 476 visa


Residence benefitsStay in Australia for 18 months.
Free entries benefitsTravel to and from Australia within the visa duration.
Education benefitsWork and study in Australia.
Sponsor family member benefitsCan sponsor another eligible family member.


For more information about the benefits of the applicant, contact VEM today. Our professional migration consultant who is licensed by the Australian Government (MARN: 1577877) will support you to make the best use of these benefits.


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Benefits while holding a Skilled-Recognised Graduate visa


The requirements of a Subclass 476 visa

Before starting your visa application, make sure you’ve met all of these requirements.


AgeMust be under 31 years old.
EducationMust have completed a degree or higher qualification in engineering from the specified educational institution in the past 2 years.
Health and characterMust meet the health and character requirements of the Australian Government.
Visa backgroundMust not have a visa cancelled or an application refused.

Must not owe Australian Government.

Where to lodge for a visaOnshore or offshore. If applicants choose to apply onshore, they won’t be granted a bridging visa to stay in Australia during the processing time of a Subclass 476 visa.
Where to receive the visa grantOffshore
English languageMust meet English proficiency level unless you hold a valid passport from the UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Republic or Ireland by showing that you have achieved one of the following English test:


TestMinimum Score
IELTSAt least score 6.0 in overall.

At least score 5.0 in each of 4 parts.

TOEFL iBTAt least score 64 points in total.

Minimum score:

Reading: 4

Listening: 4

Writing: 14

Speaking: 14

Pearson Test of English Academy (PTE Academy)At least score 50 points.

At least score 36 points in each of 4 parts.

Occupational English Test (OET)At least score B in each of 4 parts.
Cambridge English (CAE)At least score 169 points in total.

At least score 154 points in each of 4 parts.


Having trouble studying English? Here at VEM, we provide an English course specifically designed to fit your English ability. Not only will we help you obtain the English certificate, but we’ll also design our lessons closely linked to the Australian culture to give you a better understanding of the country beforehand.

Additionally, these English courses are available online. So no matter where you live, our tutor can still give you the teaching experience you need.


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Requirements of a Skilled Recognised Graduate visa


Processing times of Subclass 476 visa


50% of applications19 months
90% of applications28 months


However due to COVID-19, the processing times may vary. Being a member of the Australian Migration Institute (MIA: 12648), Mr Phong Cao is able to stay updated with the latest news about Australian visas and its policies.

Therefore, when choosing to work with VEM, your application will be properly prepared according to the Australian Migration Laws.

The cost of a Subclass 476 visa

The applicants410AUD
The accompany family member
    • Over 18 years old: 205 AUD
    • Under 18 years old: 105 AUD

Note: The fees listed above do not include a 1.4% surcharge.


The application can be lodged online or offline. If offline, there will be an additional fee of 80 AUD. For more information about the cost of a Subclass 476 visa, contact VEM now.

Step-by-step of a Skilled-Recognised Graduate visa – Subclass 476

  • Step 1: Check to see if you’re qualified or not.
  • Step 2: Gather necessary documents.
  • Step 3: Making the application and paying the visa application fee.
  • Step 4: Your application is processed.
  • Step 5: Add any additional required documents (if needed).
  • Step 6: Being granted a visa.

The university list that will benefit you from getting a Subclass 476 visa grant after graduation


Many people who have graduated from engineering courses and meet all the requirements, but they still cannot apply for a Skilled-recognized visaSubclass 476. The reason for this is that they didn’t study at an eligible school for this visa.


Specifically, unless you study at one of the following schools will you be able to lodge a Subclass 476 visa application in the future.


ArgentinaCatholic University of Argentina
BrazilFederal University of Minas Gerais
PhilipeansUniversity of the Philippines
PolandWroclaw University of Technology
SlovakiaTU Kosice
SwedenLulea University of Technology
TanzaniaUniversity of Dar es Salaam
FinlandHUT, Helsinki
HungaryUniversity of Miskolc
IranAmirKabir University of Technology
University of Tehran
ChileUniversidad Catolica del Norte
Catholic University of Chile
University of Chile
University of Concepcion
GermanyRWTH, Aachen
Technical University of Berlin
Technical University of Clausthal
TU Bergakademie Freiberg
University of Hannover
IndiaAnna University, Chennai
Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi
Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad
ChinaBeijing 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


This list of schools is constantly updated. Therefore, you should contact VEM today to know which school is eligible to apply for a 476 visa.

Frequently asked questions

Can I stay in Australia permanently with a Subclass 476 visa?

No, you can’t. If you’re intended to become an Australian permanent resident, contact VEM today so that our consultant can evaluate your case and recommend the most suitable visa for you.

Where can I apply for a Subclass 476 visa?

You can apply for this visa both onshore or offshore.


If you have any further questions about a Subclass 476 visa, leave a comment below or contact us via our hotline and email. We’ll contact you back as soon as possible.


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8 thoughts on “VEM is proud of providing you information of Subclass 476 visa

  1. Zafar Ahmad says:

    I graduated on 18 Oct 2021. I have only 18 days to complete all documents. if I am late from 18 Oct. then what i so please assist me.

  2. Usma Shafique says:

    My name is Usma. Basically I’m from Pakistan. I have passed graduation in 2014. Can I apply for Australia subclass 476 visa or not? Please guide me.

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