When a student enters Australia for the purpose of study, the student will be allowed to have a student visa under certain conditions set out by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). These conditions take into account various factors including your level of English language proficiency, your academic record, your passport and the specific country that you are applying from.
To find more on what you need to show to get your student visa see Studying in Australia Department of immigration and border protection website.
Select your country and course of study (for example English) and click on "continue with your visa". The courses offered at Study In Australia are either An English Language Course (ELICOS) or Vocational Education and Training for our Certificate to Advanced Diploma courses.
Then select "3. Eligibility".
Then click into 'student" and
Select "financial requirements".
If you intend to study for 3 months or more, you will need to apply for a student visa. You must enroll for full-time study and pay compulsory medical insurance (OSHC). Students with a country assessment level 3 (refer above in the "Select your Country" menu under "Passport Country Selection") you will need to obtain a Pre-Visa Assessment (PVA) before confirmation of enrollment. After arrival, student visa holders can apply for work permission from the Immigration Department in Melbourne.
Note: student visa holders can work up to 20 hours a week.
Read the form
Read the Applying for a Student Visa information form issued by the Australian government.
Student visa subclass and assessment level
Identify your student visa subclass and assessment level from the Student Visa Subclasses page and the Overseas Student Program - Assessment Levels information form on the Australian Immigration website.
Complete Form 157A
Complete Form 157A - Application for a student (temporary) visa. This form is also available at your nearest Australian Embassy or Consulate.
According to your Assessment Level provide all information relating to:
English Proficiency (IELTS score or equivalent)
Financial support details
Health requirements (Medical examination)
Accommodation/welfare arrangements for students under 18 years
When applying for your visa, you will also be asked to provide the following documents:
4 passport-sized photographs
Your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) that we will send you (refer to point 9 in the International Student Application process section)
If your application is successful or unsuccessful contact Study In Australia to let us know and to assist you with travel arrangements if your application has been successful.