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Applications for Australian Visas

There are several types of Australian student visas to study in Australia depending on your country of origin and your level of education in particular.
We will list below the main advantages and requirements of the student visas. But to be granted a student visa, you will need to comply with different requirements depending on your assessement level which depends upon your education sector and your nationality.
For more information, visit DIAC website: perform an assessment.

Australian Student visas

Australia sydney university The purpose of this visa is to study in Australia. A student visa is granted once your enrolment by the education provider is approved. A student visa is granted for the duration of the studies you have chosen. Please note that a student visa enables you to study and work at the same time in Australia.

Work entitlements are limited to 20 hours per week (part time , except during school break during which you can work full-time).

Getting signed up for the class you are aiming, paying and applying for the visa should take up at least one month (except for the classes requiring four to six months of preparation) and will cost you AU$430.

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There are certain conditions you must abide by as a holder of a student visa in Australia.

These conditions include:

  • Maintain satisfactory attendance at your educational institution (generally 80%),
  • Achieve satisfactory results academically,
  • Maintain overseas student health cover for the duration of your stay.

Australian classroom It is important to remember that conditions apply for overseas students studying in Australia on scholarships.

Common issues found with holders of Australian student visas include breaches of certain conditions such as:

  • Working without approval or working longer hours than permitted by your Australian visa,
  • Stopping your course, or ceasing studies before the actual end of the course,
  • Overstaying your Australian visa,
  • Using fake or fraudulent documents.

If you choose to not comply with the conditions accorded by your Australian visa, it may result in the cancellation of your visa and even deportations, as well as the possibility of being banned from returning to Australia for a certain period of time.

Remember to check that your Australian visa will be valid for the entire duration of your stay and your course. If it will expire before your studies or your stay is complete, you must apply for a new Australian visa.

Volunteer and unpaid work will also count in the 20 hours of work permitted for student visa holders, each week.

With regard to student visa holders and their Australian tax returns, below is a checklist of information necessary to complete your tax return or apply for an Australian Tax File Number:

  • Full Name
  • Current Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Date of arrival in Australia
  • Current Passport and visa
  • Proof of Enrolment, such as a student card or confirmation of enrolment

Note that if you just want to study for a quarter, you may potentially do it through a Visitor or Working Holiday Visa.

Australian immigration laws change very quickly.
We are not immigration agents and cannot be held responsible if our informations are not entirely up-to-date.
To find out more, you can visit the Australian immigration website or contact an immigration lawyer.


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