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Student Visas are divided into visa subclasses based on the principal course of study in Australia. Links to further information on the primary student visa subclasses are available below. Alternatively, check the Australian student visa basic requirements.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) associates a certain risk to the issue of Student Visas, and to this effect base the different Student Visas on assessment factors such as the applicant's nationality and their intended type and area of study. For further information, see the Australian student visa assessment levels.
Students who have obtained certain Australian qualifications are potentially able to apply for new categories of permanent Skilled Visas in Australia on completion of their studies.
The different Student Visa subclasses (based on the intended studies) include:
This visa subclass is designed for international students applying to study in Australia and whose main course of study is a primary school course, a secondary school course, including junior and senior secondary, or an approved secondary school exchange program.
Read more about the Schools Sector Student Visa
This visa subclass is designed for international students who want to study either a non-award foundation studies course or another full-time course (or components of a course) that does not lead to an Australian award in Australia.
Read more about the Non-award sector student visa
Strict conditions are imposed on Student Visa holders, and any breach of these conditions may lead to the cancellation of the visa.
Some examples of Student Visa conditions are outlined below:
Students must also provide evidence they have sufficient funds to pay for accommodation, airfares, course tuition fees, overseas student health cover (OSHC) and meet the basic requirements for English language ability as determined by their intended institution of study. All students must prove they can manage their tuition fee and general expenses during the duration of their stay in Australia on a Student Visa.
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