Student Visas

 

ELICOS Sector: Temporary Visa (Subclass 570)

International students who have been accepted to study in a registered English language course in Australia are required to hold an Australian English Language Study (ELICOS) visa.

Basic Requirements

To be eligible to apply for an English Language Study (ELICOS) visa, applicants are required to:

  • Be enrolled in a registered English language course as their main course of study;
  • Have adequate English language ability;
  • Have financial means to support themselves; and
  • Obtain overseas student health insurance cover for the duration of their stay in Australia.

Visa Entitlements

An Australian English Language Study (ELICOS) visa is a temporary visa valid for the duration of the English language course. Successful applicants and holders of an Australian English Language Study (ELICOS) visa are permitted to work a maximum of 20 hours per week during term and unlimitedly during term breaks.


Vocational Education and Training Sector: Temporary Visa (Subclass 572) 

International students who have been accepted to study in a registered Certificate I-IV (except ELICOS) course, diploma, advanced diploma, vocational graduate certificate or a vocational graduate diploma are required to hold an Australian Vocational Training Student visa.

Australia’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) system provides training to students that is both practical and career-oriented. Students studying in Australia can develop their own career path through a mix of study and practical work.

Basic Requirements

To be eligible to apply for a Vocational Training Student visa, applicants are required to:

  • Be enrolled in a registered Vocational Education and Training (VET) course;
  • Have adequate English language ability;
  • Have financial means to support themselves; and
  • Obtain overseas student health insurance cover for the duration of their stay in Australia.

Visa Entitlements

An Australian Vocational Training Student visa is a temporary visa valid for the duration of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) course. Successful applicants and holders of an Australian Vocational Training Student visa are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week during term and unlimitedly during term breaks.


Higher Education Sector: Temporary Visa (Subclass 573)

International students who have been accepted to study in a registered bachelor degree, associate degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters by coursework are required to hold an Australian Higher Education Student visa.

The Australian higher education system offers a wide range of highly regarded and internationally recognised graduate and post-graduate courses. With 38 public (government funded) universities and 2 private universities, Australia is a popular destination for international students seeking a quality education.

Basic Requirements

To be eligible to apply for a Higher Education Student visa, applicants are required to:

  • Be enrolled in a registered higher education course;
  • Have adequate English language ability;
  • Have financial means to support themselves; and
  • Obtain overseas student health insurance cover for the duration of their stay in Australia.

Visa Entitlements

An Australian Higher Education Student visa is a temporary visa valid for the duration of the higher education course. Successful applicants and holders of an Australian Higher Education Student visa are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week during term and unlimitedly during term breaks.


Postgraduate Research Sector: Temporary Visa (Subclass 574) 


International students who have been accepted to study in a registered master degree by research or a doctoral degree are required to hold an Australian Postgraduate Research Student visa.

Basic Requirements

To be eligible to apply for an Australian Postgraduate Research Student visa, applicants are required to:

  • Be enrolled in a registered postgraduate research course;
  • Have adequate English language ability;
  • Have financial means to support themselves; and
  • Obtain overseas student health insurance cover for the duration of their stay in Australia.

Visa Entitlements

An Australian Postgraduate Research Student visa is a temporary visa valid for the duration of the postgraduate research course. Successful applicants and holders of an Australian Postgraduate Research Student visa are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week during term and unlimitedly during term breaks.