This is a temporary visa to study up to 5 years. The type of course and its length will determine the length of stay. Primary school children enrolled in years 1-4 will generally only be granted a student visa for a maximum period of 3 years.
The following nine documents are a must for all international students in order to submit as part of the Australian student visa application:
Visa application fee
Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) statement
Academic and work experience documents
Evidence of English proficiency such as IELTS test scores
OSHC health insurance document
Proof of enrollment at Australian university
Evidence of financial ability in order to pay tuition fees, living expenses, expenses for dependents, return airfare and other relevant expenses
This visa is for international students who have recently graduated with skills and qualifications that are relevant to specific occupations Australia needs. It lets you live, study and work in Australia temporarily. Usually up to 18 months. Temporarily increased to 24 months for visas granted from 1 December 2021.
For international students pursuing degree programmes at Australian universities, there is one compulsory charge, which starts at 650 AUD, for processing a subclass 500 visa.
Canberra is the capital city of Australia
There are two main types of Australian student and training visas:
Student visa subclass 500.
Training visa subclass 407.
Both of these visa types are temporary and allow the visa holder to stay in Australia for a limited amount of time.
1. Firstly, international students apply directly to the Quebec government to obtain a valid CAQ. This immigration document acknowledges that the Quebec government has approved your request to study in the province as an international student. The application requires that you fill out a form detailing the program and school you intend to study in, basic information about yourself, passport numbers, and other relevant details.
2. Afterwards, like all other provinces and territories in Canada, you are then required to apply through the federal government to obtain your study permit. The federal government always makes the decision for whether or not to issue a study permit, taking into account medical and criminal inadmissibility.
The Training Visa – Subclass 407 Visa allows Australian companies and government agencies to sponsor applicants to participate in occupational training activities and professional development activities.
Firstly, when you are accepted to your host institution in Quebec, you are required to apply directly to the Quebec government to obtain a Quebec Acceptance Certificate (CAQ – certificat d’acceptation du Québec). This certificate is the immigration document that allows international students to study in Quebec.
If your CAQ application is approved, you are then allowed to apply to the federal government to obtain your study permit.
There are three types of occupational training covered by training visa subclass 407:
1. Training required for registration, this is workplace-based training that is required to obtain occupational registration, membership or licensing that is mandatory for an employee to work in their occupation in Australia or their home country.
2. Training to improve skills in an eligible occupation, this refers to workplace-based structured training programs that:
# Are specifically tailored and aimed to the training needs of the nominated person.
# Relates to an occupation specified on the list of eligible skilled occupations.
# Involves a nominee who has recent and suitable prior experience.
3. Occupational training for capacity building overseas, this is workplace-based training in Australia for nominees who:
# Are currently enrolled in a foreign educational institution and must complete a period of practical training, research or observation to get their qualification.
# Have the support of a government agency in Australia or the government in their home country.
# Maybe managerial or professional employees who require professional development such as face-to-face teaching in a classroom or similar environment in Australia.
The training must be specifically tailored and timed to the training needs of the nominated person.
Depending on your school, you may have to apply for a third-party overseas health insurance plan , or obtain it through the province
During the interview listen carefully to the interviewer and keep your responses short and to the point. And keep a calm and positive attitude; this will help you answer with confidence.
Genuine Temporary Entrant is a written statement that international students must provide to indicate that they have honest intentions to study in Australia and not to stay back and apply for Permanent Residency. The idea behind the GTE is to convince the Department of Home Affairs that applicants are using the student visa program for educational purposes only. GTE requirement does not intend to exclude those international students who, after studying in the country, develop specific skills required by Australia and then apply for permanent residency.
The GTE statement is a personal statement addressing the GTE requirements. This statement should be in English and not beyond 300 words. It should address your reasons for undertaking higher studies in Australia.
You need to include the following set of information in your GTE statement: Previous study records : You need to submit past-year academic transcripts showing the record of qualifications achieved. Along with this, you need to disclose the name of the education provider(s), length of study and related certificates.
A gap in the academic journey : You need to state valid reasons if you have discontinued your studies for a year or so. Please don’t be worried about the gap, as you can always share your reason if needed.
Current employment : Give complete details of your current employment (if any), including the name of your current employer, company address, period of employment, details of your position, and name and contact details of someone who can validate the same.
Ties to the home country or country of residence : You need to establish strong ties to the home country by providing evidence of family, financial or social relationships. You also need to exhibit strong ties with your country of residence, as it will convey that you have incentives for returning home.
The economic situation in your home country : You need to capture the economic situation in your country of residence. For this, submission of the following documents is necessary:
# Share documents related to employment or business (if any) for 12 months before applying.
# Provide them with any employment offers that you may have received
# Bank statements or income tax return
Employment in a third country : The third country will be a country other than your home country and Australia. Work-related documents, including potential job offers, salary and additional benefits related to the third country, will also be produced.
All claims made in the GTE statement must be supported with genuine evidence. At last, close the GTE statement with a personal declaration. After submitting the GTE documents, the concerned authorities of Australia will review them. Once the authorities are convinced that you are a “genuine” student, the GTE status will be issued along with your student visa.
An Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualification provides a efficient, cost-effective pathway to employment by providing ‘applied’ (or practical) learning opportunities. A VET qualification can also provide a pathway to further studies, including higher education degrees.
Visitor Visa (Subclasses 600, 601, 651)
# Maximum 3 months study.
# Intention to visit Australia is genuine.
# Meet health and character requirements.
# Sufficient money to support yourself during stay in Australia. Working Holiday Visa (Subclass 417 and 462)
# Maximum 4 months study.
# Aged 18 to 30 years and hold an eligible passport.
# Principal purpose to holiday in Australia.
# Enter or remain in Australia as a genuine visitor.
# Meet health and character requirements.
# Sufficient funds for airfares and personal support for stay in Australia. Student Guardian (Subclass 590)
# Provides for certain persons to reside with a student in Australia, where the student requires a guardian, ie: the student is under 18 years of age.
# Study up to 3 months or study ELICOS for 20 hours per week for duration of visa.
# Meet Genuine Temporary Entrant requirement.
# Sufficient funds for airfares and living costs.
# Meet health and character requirements.
# Acceptable health insurance.
The VET sector includes the following types of qualifications: Certificate I to IV: These courses provide introductory skills and training. They teach industry-specific knowledge and skills in communication, literacy and numeracy, and teamwork. They vary in length from six months to two years.
International Student Admission Test (ISAT)exams to study in Australia assess quantitative and critical reasoning abilities. Admission into occupational therapy, healthcare, medicine and language pathology courses will require you to clear ISAT with a minimum score of 60. ISAT scores are valid for one year
Major test results accepted by the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for visa purposes are IELTS, TOEFL, CAE and PTE. This article focuses majorly on the English language exams required to study in Australia which is mandatory for submission if applying as an international student.
The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) was an Australian government department that existed between January 2007 and September 2013, that was preceded by the Department of Immigration and Multicultural Affairs and was succeeded by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Higher education in Australia is not state-subsidised, and is split into public and private. As an international student, you will be required to pay tuition fees, although these will be lower at public universities than at private universities
Your work and study options will depend on where you are from. As an international student, the general rule is that you will be able to work around 20 hours per week during term time, this allowance might increase outside of term time. Your visa will likely dictate how many hours you can work.
Another cost that international students need to be aware of is health insurance. You will need to have adequate health insurance cover for the duration of your studies in order to obtain a student visa. The specific type of cover needed for Australia is called Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). ou may also choose to purchase a private health insurance policy to cover the things that the OSHC does not. This is not mandatory, but it is worth considering in order to make your time in Australia enjoyable.
Student Visa Requirements
# Letter of Offer. …
# Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) …
# Proof of English Proficiency. …
# Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) Requirement. …
# Proof of Sufficient Funds. …
# Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) …
# Health Requirement. …
# Character Requirement.
If your application is successful, you will receive a Letter of Offer from your chosen education provider.
Read the Letter of Offer carefully before you accept it. It will include your course details, enrolment conditions and fees you will need to pay if you accept the offer.
Make sure that you understand all your rights, including the refund arrangements; if you don’t start or finish your course, the agreement will be used to determine if you will receive a refund.
Do not accept the Letter of Offer if you are not happy with any of its terms.
Keep a copy of the Letter of Offer You will need this copy so that you are aware of your rights and if you have to make a claim against the institution.
A Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) is a document that will be issued by your education provider that verifies your enrolment in a specific course. The CoE will be sent to you after you have accepted your offer and paid your deposit.
You must include a copy of this document in your visa application so that the Australian Government has proof that you are registered in your declared course.
There are two main basis of assessment for entry to top Australian universities i.e. academic merit and scores of exams to study in Australia. All international students seeking admission to institutions in English-speaking countries will have to provide English language proficiency scores of IELTS, TOEFL, PTE or CAE.
To receive an Australian student visa, you must prove that you have enough money to support yourself throughout your stay. There are two options for meeting this requirement:
Provide bank statements, evidence of grants or scholarships. This will prove that you have enough money to cover all your costs and expenses through your course, such as travel, course fees and rent.
Supply proof of your parent’s or partner’s annual income, which must be AUD$62,222 in the year immediately before you apply. If you bring family members, the annual income must be at least AUD$72,592.
Step 1: Get evidence of English language proficiency.
Step 2: Apply to an education provider in Australia and get a CoE.
Step 3: Create an account with the Australian immigration authorities.
Step 4: Complete the visa application online.
Step 5: Pay the visa fee and get a TRN-number. Step 7: Your visa decision . Step 8: Travel to Australia
Temporary Work (Short Stay Activity) visa (subclass 400)
Generally, the stay period is up to three months although a six month stay may be granted in some circumstances.
Beginning July 2023, international students in Australia will be able to work for a maximum of 48 hours per fortnight
Also in July, extended post-study work rights will be available to international students who graduate with certain degrees linked to labour skills shortages in the Australian economy