Study in Australia – Start smart with the right visa

Study in Australia

Australia welcomes students from across the world. Educational migration is a major part of the country’s migration scene. It issues different types of visas that help students of all ages to learn in Australia.  

Before deciding to come to Australia for studies, you must know the visa options available. A visa agent can help you with understanding the criteria and obligations to be met. We give expert guidance in this regard. We genuinely want to bring the visa options for students to your attention.  

Here is a brief look into the various types of visas available for doing studies in Australia. 

Student visa (subclass 500)  

This is a student visa that allows you to undergo a course of study in Australia. You can also travel to and from the country. It also allows you to work to a maximum of 40 hours in every 2-week after the course starts. 

Important points 

  • You must have a valid passport and visa to enter Australia. 
  • You can bring your family too. The family should be your partner or your or your partner’s unmarried child under 18 years of age. 
  • At the border, you will need to complete the Incoming Passenger Card. 
  • The student visa grant period depends on the type of course and its duration. 
  • You can travel to and from Australia any number of times within the valid period of the visa. 
  • Time spent outside Australia does not extend the visa. 
  • This visa cannot be extended. If longer stay needed, try to apply for a new visitor visa. You will need your education provider’s letter stating the date of your study. 

Student Guardian visa (subclass 590)  

This is a visa issued to an assisting member who cares for the student. The student may be under 18 years of age or having exceptional conditions even being older than 18. The visa does not allow the guardian to work in Australia. 

Important points 

  • The guardian’s stay duration is decided by the student visa holder’s tenure. This could either be till the time the student turns 18. 
  • You as a guardian should have a valid passport and visa to enter Australia. 
  • At the border, you will need to complete the Incoming Passenger Card. 
  • You can care for one or more students. 
  • You can study an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS). This should be for less than 20 hours per week. This could be any other study or training for no more than 3 months. 
  • To stay longer, you should apply for a fresh Student Guardian Visa.

Training visa (subclass 407) 

This visa is useful to visit Australia to complete workplace-based training. It could also be a professional development training program. It’s a visa aimed at improving your skills for a job, area of study or professional development. The 3 types of occupational training this visa covers are: 

  • Occupational training required for registration. 
  • Occupational training to improve skills in an eligible occupation. 
  • Occupational training for capacity building overseas. 

Important points 

  • The visa allows you to stay in Australia for up to 2 years. 
  • You must have a valid passport and visa to enter Australia. 
  • At the border, you will need to complete the Incoming Passenger Card. 
  • You can travel to and from Australia any number of times within the valid period of the visa. 
  • You can extend the stay by applying for a new visa. 
  • The family members you can include in the application may be: 
  • Your spouse or de facto partner. 
  • Your or your partner’s child. The child should not be engaged, married or in a de facto relationship and is 
  • Aged under 18 years, or 
  • Aged 18 to 23 years and dependent on you or your partner, or 
  • Aged 23 years or older and dependent on you or your partner due to a partial or total physical or mental disability. 
  • The dependent child of the child above. 
  • Your family members could apply to join you as a subsequent applicant. 

If you are looking to Work or Study in Australia, Visit, Invest or Migrate to Australia, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Company. 

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