Student Visa


To study in Australia you must have a valid Australian visa. Student visas are temporary visas that allow people to come to Australia for a specified period to study at an Australian educational institution.

Obtaining an Australian Student Visa can provide you with many benefits. Besides the valuable knowledge from Australian Education Institutions and Improving your English Language Proficiency, you have the right to work legally in Australia.  Applying for Student Visa may also act as a prospective approach to get temporary or permanent residency in Australia.  Through the acquired knowledge and skills during your education in Australia, you can apply for permanent residency qualifying through the Australian Permanent Residency point system. That way Australia is attracting highly qualified and experienced experts.

Student Visas allow unlimited number of entries and departures from Australia while the visa is valid. Since the duration of the educational training in Australia is shorter than many programs in other countries, you can save a substantial amount of time and costs associated with it.

Visa sub classes in the education sector

There are 4 different types of student visas. The sub classes are based on the education sector of your main course:

  • 570 – Student Visa
  • 590 – Student Guardian
  • 485 – Temporary Graduate
  • 402 – Training and Research

Receiving a student visa to Australia. Rights to work in Australia

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection have simplified the procedure for issuing work permits and are now automatically attached on the student visa.  So, there is no need to complete additional documents to obtain a work permit.

Family members which accompany the students also have the right to work.

Higher Education Students, as before, can work up to 20 hours a week (or 40 hours per fortnight) and during breaks between semesters – up to 40 hours (full time).

All students and their family members attached to their student visa can only start working after the student commences their course.

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