HOW TO PREPARE AND LODGE THE APPLICATION FOR THE STUDENT VISA
- If you are applying from outside Australia, you must include a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) for each intended course of study with your visa application. A letter of offer from your education provider will not be accepted.
If you are in Australia, you can apply with a letter of offer or a CoE but you must obtain a CoE to be granted the visa.
- You must have adequate health insurance while in Australia. Students can show this by obtaining Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) which provides medical and hospital insurance. You can select an approved OSHC provider and pay for the policy yourself. Some education providers might offer to arrange OSHC for you.
- You need to have enough money that is genuinely available to you, to pay for your course fees, and travel and living costs for you and your accompanying family members while you are in Australia.
You might need to provide evidence of your financial capacity with your visa application. If you do not need to provide this evidence with your application, Immigrations has discretion to ask you for this during the application process.
- The genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement is an integrity measure to ensure that the student visa programme is used as intended and not as a way for international students to maintain ongoing residency in Australia. The GTE requirement applies to all student visa applicants. The officer assessing the visa will and consider whether the individual circumstances of the student indicates that their intention is for a temporary stay in Australia. You must satisfy us that you have a genuine intention to stay in Australia temporarily.
The GTE requirement provides a useful way to help identify those applicants who are using the student visa programme for motives other than gaining a quality education. The requirement is not designed to exclude students who, after studying in Australia, go on to develop the skills required by the Australian labour market and apply to become permanent residents.
THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH A STUDENT VISA
- Study in Australia
- Once your course has commenced you are permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight when your course is in session, and unlimited hours when your course is not in session.
- You cannot work until you have commenced your course in Australia.
- Work that is a formal registered part of your course is not included in the limit of 40 hours per fortnight.
- Voluntary, unpaid work, is not included in the limit of 40 hours per fortnight
APPLICATION LODGING AND COSTS
The Student Visa Application must be lodged online through your Immi Account and the payment must be done with Credit Card. The current cost is $ 560 aud.