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Student Visas (Common Types)

 

There are various visas that you can apply for to study in Australia which depend on the type of study you choose to undertake.

 

Assessment levels are essential in understanding the student visa process. They can change according to the country of your passport and to the education sector of your main course of study.

Independant ELICOS Sector 570 Visa

This visa allows you to stay in Australia to study a full-time English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).​You might be able to get this visa if you are enrolled as a student in a registered English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).

School Sector 571 Visa

This visa allows you to stay in Australia to study a full-time school course. You might be able to get this visa if you are:

 

- enrolled as a student at a primary or secondary school

- participating in a secondary school exchange program.

Vocational Education And Training Sector  572 Visa

This visa allows you to stay in Australia to study a full-time vocational education and training course.​Streamlined visa processing for this visa is designed for international students applying to study in Australia at a participating education provider.

Higher Education Sector  573 Visa

This visa allows you to stay in Australia to study a full-time higher education course.​

 

Streamlined visa processing for this visa is designed for international students applying to study in Australia at a participating education provider. You may be eligible for streamlined visa processing if your main course of study is a Advanced diploma, Bachelor degree or a Masters by coursework.

 

You might be able to get this visa if you are enrolled as a student in a registered course for the award of:

 

- a bachelor or associate degree

- a graduate certificate or graduate diploma

- a masters degree by coursework

- a higher education diploma or advanced diploma.

 

Guardian Visa  580 Visa

This visa allows you to stay in Australia:

 

- as the guardian of an international student younger than 18 years of age studying in Australia on a student visa

- in exceptional circumstances, as the guardian of an international student over 18 years of age studying in Australia on a student visa.​

 

You might be able to get this visa if you:

- are a parent or person who has legal custody of the student, or a relative who is nominated by a parent or custodian of the student

- are at least 21 years of age

- have no family members younger than 6 years of age, except under certain circumstances

- are able to provide accommodation, general welfare and other support to the student.

Temporary Gruadgate
  485 Visa

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated from an Australian educational institution.

It lets you work in Australia temporarily after you have finished your studies.​​

 

You might be eligible to apply for this visa if you:

- are younger than 50 years of age

- are in Australia

- hold an eligible visa

- meet the two-year Australian study requirement

- meet the English language requirement

- have recently graduated with either an eligible qualification or with skills and qualifications that relate to an occupation on the skilled occupation list (SOL).