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To get a student visa, applicants must have to meet all requirements. If you fulfill all criteria then you can get a visa without any hassle. 

Evidence of enrolment

You have to arrange the evidence of enrollment. 

  • If you are a student from outside Australia that you must provide a Confirmation of Enrolment in a registered course of study. It is required when you lodge your student visa application.
  • You can apply for a student visa if you have an offer letter but you must have a confirmation of enrolment to grant the visa. 
  • If you are a secondary exchange student that needs to provide an Acceptance Advice of Secondary Exchange Students form.
  • In the case of postgraduate research students, you have to remain in Australia for the marking of the thesis and also provide a letter from your education provider.
  • Students sponsored by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and Department of Defence provide a Letter of Support from DFAT or Defence.

Changing courses requirements

On 1 July 2016,  Australia introduced a new condition requiring all Student visa (subclass 500) holders to maintain enrolment at the same level or a higher Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level for which they were granted a visa. 

If you are Transferring to a lower AQF level course or transferring from an AQF level course to a non-AQF Award course then it is a breach of the student visa condition and may be responsible for the visa being canceled.

If you want to change the course to a lower level or non-award course then you need to apply for a new student visa. It is required even if the new course is offered by your current institution.  

School sector requirements

To get admission into a school course, students must be of an appropriate age. This rule is applicable to all countries’ citizenship. You will be grant a maximum of 5 years of student visas. In the case of primary school-aged students, a maximum period of two years will generally be applied. 

Welfare for under-18-year-old students

Students who are under the age of 18 years, must have adequate welfare arrangements in place while in Australia.

Course packaging

Students are applicable for package 2 or more courses on one student visa. They can benefit from progression from one course to another. Most of the education providers have a commercial arrangement with other education providers.