Australian Student Visa
To be granted a student visa you must satisfy the visa requirements and comply with a number of visa conditions.
When your visa has been granted, your visa will list the conditions that apply specifically to you. If you fail to comply with your visa conditions, you risk your visa being cancelled.
There are 7 different types of student visas that differ in course.
- Subclass 570: Independent ELICOS
- For international students undertaking ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) as a stand-alone course, and not as a prerequisite to commencing another course (for example, a degree course).
- Subclass 571: Schools
- For international students undertaking a course of study at a primary school or a secondary school, including both junior and senior secondary school, and an approved secondary exchange program.
- Subclass 572: Vocational Education and Training (VET) Sector
- Covers Certificate I, II, III and IV, Diploma and Advanced Diploma.
- Subclass 573: Higher Education
- Covers a bachelor degree, associate degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma and masters by course work.
- Subclass 574: Postgraduate Research
- Covers a masters degree by research and doctoral degrees.
- Subclass 575: Non-Award
- Covers foundation, bridging or other courses that do not lead to the award of a degree, diploma or other formal award.
- Subclass 576: AusAID or Defense Sponsored
- Covers full-time study undertaken by AusAID or Defence students sponsored by the Australian Government.