Student Visa

The purpose of the Student visa is to allow international students to undertake full-time education in Australia. Student visa enables you to stay in Australia for the duration of your study. To apply for student visa you must enrol, or in some cases have a letter of offer, from Australian approved education provider.


What is student visa to Australia?

Student visa, subclass 500 allow you to stay in Australia up to 5 years while you can study, live and work in Australia.  Student visa, allows you to study English, Vocational courses or any university course. You may choose short English course, certificate or Diploma in one of hundredths disciplines as cooking, gardening, singing, It or diving. With Student visa you may also undertake Bachelor, maser or postgraduate course on one of many world finest universities. Read more…

A student Visa is a visa type that allows eligible people from other countries to come to Australia and complete their studies from school which are an approved educational provider.

What is the subclass for student visas in Australia?

Talking about the kinds of Student Visas you can apply for include some like – The Student visa (subclass 500) which actually allows you to remain in Australia for up to 5 years for the purpose of full-time study at an educational institution, in line with your enrolment. With this visa you can: apply online in or outside Australia and work up to 40 hours every 2-week period once your course starts.

The subclass visa 500 can also allow you to study in Primary, Secondary, Tertiary or Post Graduate level. Even vocational education and training (VET) and non award courses are allowed but check to make sure they are an approved provider and have cricos code , making them suitable for international students.

In the student visa category we also have a student guardian subclass. This visa is for parents or other adult guardians of a minor student. This way younger children and teenagers have access to primary, middle and high schools in Australia. Our educational consultants can help you choose from not only private colleges offering education for juniors but also state schools nationwide. We have the privilege to represent public schools’ governments in the Education Department of Australia.

How long does a student visa last in Australia?

A Student Visa will last your study time, so say your course goes for 1 year, your visa will run out after that. Your student visa will last for the duration of your study programme (including holiday periods) and will allow you some time to remain in Australia at the end of your course though so you don’t have to stress immediately about leaving.

For short courses, usually you will be granted a 28 day period after completion. When you choose a longer course, ending in 4th term (November-December) you will likely be granted time until 15th March to stay in Australia. This is 4 months of Australian holidays allowing you to do some serious traveling and also work without limitation.

Also graduation visa subclass 485 may extend your time in Australia. For those one who completed two years of vocational higher education in Australia, they can apply for a graduation visa allowing them to stay in Australia for additional 18 months to 4 years.

Does Australian student visa get rejected?

Wondering how or why a Student Visa gets rejected? This can happen If you supply the incomplete or incorrect documents it may be rejected before it even begins.

Your student visa application can be rejected if you provide false information or if you fail to submit any of the important documents. This is why you may seek assistance from an approved immigration agency or migration agent. Please remember educational agents are not qualified or allowed to provide visa and immigration advice. Only registered migration agents can do that.

When applying for a student visa, the immigration department will test you and see if you would be considered as a genuine temporary entrant. It means Australian immigration officers are inclined to grant student visas for those who do not have the intention to migrate permanently. If you are considering permanent migration you should look for migrant visa options. Student visa is for those whose first intention is to study. Of course your intention may change over period of time.

What are the student visa conditions for Australia?

There are some conditions of a Visa to enter Australia, you can look them up and below is a list of the recommended ones to see over.

8532 – < 18 APPROVE WELFARE.
When your visa is granted, in the visa grant letter you will have a list of conditions you must obey. Not each person will have the same conditions, so make sure you check yours and you understand them well.
Important one is a work limitation, which means you can work 40 hrs fortnightly while school is in session. That doesn’t apply for partners of higher education students. Our consultants can give you exact details.
Student Visa is One Of The Most Common Visa Types in Australia

Among the different types of visas that exist to access Australia, the three most common visas are: the student visa, Work and Holiday visa and the tourist visa. Although there are also other less common visas since they require more specific requirements such as: Graduate Visa and Visa Sponsored Skilled Visa.

Is it hard to get Australian Student visa?

Everyone’s always asking is it hard to get a Student Visa to Australia? And as always, there is no simple answer yes or no. Easy or hard, difficult or not – there are always people who will say one way or another and they all will be right. It’s fairly easy for people from affluent countries to get into Australia. They still need a student visa, and a course to study, but they’re almost a formality. Get a student Visa agent or agency to assist you if you are unsure.

However if you come from a high risk country or chose a school with not such good statistics or records, you may find the process difficult. But difficult doesn’t mean impossible, it just means you will have to work with us a little harder to prove you are in your rights to be granted a student visa.

Thinking of applying for a student visa?

If you would like to have a confidential chat about your situation or application please call Visa To Australia (Pacific Center) on 1300 10 50 50.

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Visit our Australian Student Center – organisation dedicated only for International students who want to study in Australia.

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Looking to study to Australia? Master your English skills, get an occupation or degree? You’re exactly where you need to be! Student visa allows you to study, live and work in Australia. You may study one of thousands courses, anywhere in Australia. You can include your family in your application and there is no age limits.

This visa lets you study & work in Australia.

  • stay in Australia as long as you study
  • work and study in Australia
  • travel to and from Australia

How long is processing time for Student Visa?

  • Independent ELICOS Sector
    • 75% of applications in 32 days
    • 90% of applications in 60 days
  • Vocational Education and Training Sector
    • 75% of applications in 62 days
    • 90% of applications in 71 days
  • Higher Education Sector
    • 75% of applications in 53 days
    • 90% of applications in 66 days

Student Visa

Visit Australia to participate in a course of study. You can stay anywhere in Australia, you can stay short or long, you  may study whatever you want.

Graduate visa

A temporary visa that allows international students to live, study and work after you have finished your studies.


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