Australian Student Visa Requirement

Australia welcomes people from abroad to enjoy the natural beauty and relaxed lifestyle of our country. Our visa legislation is designed to make sure every visitor gets the most out of their stay and there are several options for students and travellers.

To study in Australia, you’ll need a Student visa (subclass 500) (regardless of what course you’ll be studying). This visa allows you to study full-time in a recognised education institution for up to five years.

If you intend to come to Australia as a guardian of a student, you’ll need a Student Guardian visa (subclass 590).

For information on all visas available for people visiting Australia, go to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

 

Visa requirements
To receive your visa, you must meet the Australian student visa requirements, including but not limited to:

  • Being a Genuine Temporary Entrant(GTE)
  • Providing evidence of enrolment in a registered course (yourConfirmation of Enrolment)
  • Financial requirements
  • English language requirement
  • Health and character requirements
  • Having adequate Overseas Student Health Cover(unless exempt)
  • For information on visa requirements, visit the Student Visa (subclass 500) website.

You’ll need to consider which visa is best suited to you and the information below is a short guide to making sure you get the right visa for your time studying in Perth. We recommend that you check the Department of Immigration and Border Protection for the most current and complete Australian student visa requirements and Australian student visa fees.


I want to study full-time

An Australian Student Visa is required if you have applied for and been accepted to study full-time for over three months at an educational institution in Australia. With this visa:

  • You can stay in Australia for the duration of your course
  • You are permitted multiple entries to Australia
  • You can work up to 40 hours per fortnight while your course is in session and unlimited hours during scheduled course breaks
  • Eligible dependant family members can accompany you (conditions apply)
  • Your family members can work up to 40 hours per fortnight
  • Your spouse can study in Australia for up to 3 months
  • Your student visa application will be assessed according to your Assessment Level and the relevant evidentiary requirements, which is determined by your nationality and main course of study.

I want to study while on holiday

A tourist visa is required if you want to study a short-term course whilst visiting Australia for a holiday or recreational purposes. With this visa:

  • A period of up to 3, 6 or 12 months will be granted
  • You can study for up to 3 months
  • You are allowed either a single or multiple entry to Australia
  • You are not permitted to work

I want to study while I work

A working holiday visa is required if you want to study a short-term course whilst on holiday, and supplement the cost of these activities through short-term employment. With this visa:

  • You must hold a passport from a country participating in the Working Holiday Program
  • A period of up to 12 months will be granted
  • You can study for up to 4 months
  • You are permitted multiple entries to Australia
  • You can work (part or full-time) for up to 6 months with each employer
  • You must be 18 to 30 years of age

NOTE: The above information for the Student, Tourist and Working Holiday visa is indicative only. Australian student visa requirements and inclusions may vary depending on the applicant’s age, nationality and other individual circumstances.

Source : https://www.studyperth.com.au/blog/2016/06/28/visa-information/

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