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.
Here we have outlined the categories of visas that we work on. However, please feel free to contact us should you require us to help you with other categories.
INDEPENDENT ELICOS SECTOR VISA (SUBCLASS 570)
This visa is for international students who want to study English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) in Australia. This includes:
- courses that lead to a certificate I, II, III or IV
- courses that result in no formal Australian award.
If you are studying ELICOS as a pre-requisite to another course, you must apply for the visa appropriate to your main course of study. If you are studying several courses, the main course is the higher level course.
Example: If you plan to complete a three-month ELICOS before starting a Bachelor of Arts degree, you must apply for the Higher Education Sector visa.
Important: Before you apply for this visa, you must have been accepted to study full-time at an educational institution in Australia.
VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING SECTOR VISA (SUBCLASS 572)
This visa is designed for international students applying to study in Australia and whose main course of study is:
- a certificate I, II, III and IV (except ELICOS)
- a VET diploma
- a VET advanced diploma
- a vocational graduate certificate or
- a vocational graduate diploma.
HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR VISA (SUBCLASS 573)
This visa is designed for international students applying to study in Australia and whose main course of study is one of the following:
- Bachelor degree
- associate degree
- graduate certificate
- graduate diploma
- Masters by coursework
- Higher Education diploma
- Higher Education advanced diploma.
POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH SECTOR VISA (SUBCLASS 574)
This visa is designed for international students who want to study a Masters degree by research or a Doctoral degree in Australia.