Australia Student Visa

The decision to study in Australia is an exciting step towards a prosperous future. Before you can execute this action, you must finalize some crucial details. One of the most essential requirements is an Australia Student Visa Subclass 500.

However, what is required to submit a successful application? A step-by-step guidance to academic entry and Australia student visa requirements is provided below.

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Academic Entry Requirements

Academic prerequisites (including English language proficiency) will vary per program of study. On Aspiredia’s Study Abroad Portal, the study in Australia programs search tool provides access to all accessible courses.

Please read the course entry requirements carefully on our portal and contact our counsellor immediately if you have any questions.

General Guidelines

  • Courses in the English language: See “Evidence of English Proficiency” below for further information.
  • Entrance criteria differ between schools and, in some cases, by state or region.
  • The majority of vocational education and training (VET) institutions do not provide entrance tests. Nevertheless, certain courses may need you to have studied particular subjects or to have professional experience.
  • Courses at the undergraduate level of higher education require the Australian Senior Secondary Certificate of Education (Year 12) or its international equivalent. Some courses at the undergraduate level may also have prerequisites.
  • You must have completed at least one bachelor’s degree before enrolling in a postgraduate program in higher education. Additionally, educational institutions may consider your research skills and related professional experience.

Applying for Australia Student Visa

Obtaining Australia’s student visa is a crucial step. Even if you are beginning your studies online, obtaining a student visa now will prepare you for future on-campus study in Australia. A student visa could also help you prepare for a work visa after graduation (Visa subclass 485).

If you require assistance with course application, Aspiredia’s expert team of counsellors can throughout assist you. However, you must still provide your us with all the necessary paperwork to be submitted alongside your application.

Relevant documents include:

  • Certificates attesting to your prior education, as well as any existing credentials.
  • Provide evidence of your English proficiency.
  • If you are seeking course credit, you must present certificates or documents proving your prior education or job experience. These must be translated into the English language.

The Student visa (subclass 500) permits you to live, work, and study in Australia for up to five years, in accordance with the length of your degree.

On this visa, you are permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours every two-week period throughout the academic year and an unrestricted number of hours during study breaks. During term time, however, the Australian Government is temporarily permitting students to exceed their standard 40-hour-per-fortnight limit in all industries. Currently, students may begin working upon arrival in Australia and are not required to wait until the commencement of their degree.

For more information please visit Department of Home Affairs website

In Australia, student visa fees are AUD$630 per visa application* unless you are exempt. Visa processing times for Australian student visas vary from person to person. In contrast, 75% of applications are handled within 29 days, and 90% are processed within 42 days.

Student visa holders (including dependents) who entered Australia prior to March 19, 2022 may request for a Visa Application Fee reimbursement until December 31, 2022. There is additional information available on the website of the Department of Home Affairs.

Australia Student Visa Requirements

Carefully ready the detailed Australian Student Visa requirements below:

If your application is accepted, your preferred educational institution will send you an Offer Letter.

  • Carefully review the Letter of Offer before accepting the position. If you accept the offer, it will include course information, enrolling terms, and the fees you will be required to pay.
  • Make sure you understand all of your rights, including the refund policy; if you do not begin or complete your course, the refund policy will be utilized to determine if you are eligible for a refund.
  • Do not accept the Letter of Offer if any of its terms are unsatisfactory.
  • Save a copy of the Offer Letter. You will need this document in order to understand your rights and to file a lawsuit against the institution.

The Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) is a document issued by your educational institution to confirm your enrollment in a particular course. The Certificate of Eligibility will be mailed to you once you have accepted the offer and paid the deposit.

You must provide a copy of this document with your visa application to demonstrate to the Australian government that you are enrolled in the declared course.

If you don’t speak English as your first language, you’ll need to show a certificate from an approved English language test. This is because all courses in Australia are taught in English. This certificate will show the Australian Government that you have the minimum level of English skills needed to pass your course.

The Australian Government will only accept certain tests, but all of them are easy to find and take from anywhere in the world.

There are different minimum requirements for each level of education, and some institutions set these higher for certain courses.

Learn more about studying and training visas on the website of the Australian Department of Home Affairs, and check the website of the school to see if you need to know English.

To meet the Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE) requirement, you must write a statement that answers two questions:

1) That you are really coming to Australia to study and not for any other reason.

2) That you will only live in Australia for a short time (and not overstaying your visa).

Include information in your statement about your ties to home, like your friends and family or a job you have to go back to, as well as how the course will help you reach your career or academic goals in the future.

By including these details, you can show that you want to study in Australia and that you plan to go home at the end of your visa.

To obtain a student visa for Australia, you must demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to cover your living expenses. This criteria can be satisfied in two ways:

  • Provide bank statements and scholarship or award documentation. This will demonstrate that you have the funds to cover all of your charges and expenses during your course, including travel, tuition, and housing.
  • Provide evidence that your parent’s or partner’s yearly income was at least AUD$62,222 in the year prior to your application. If you intend to bring family members, you must have a minimum yearly income of $72,592 AUD.

As an international student in Australia, you are required to maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) throughout your stay.

If you cannot give evidence that you have purchased this insurance, your application for a student visa will be refused.

OSHC will help you:

  • While studying in Australia, pay for medical and hospital expenses.
  • Pay for the majority of prescription drugs.
  • Provide you with emergency ambulance coverage.

While arranging your health insurance, you need also order an OSHC card for use during doctor’s appointments in Australia.

Before visiting Australia, the Australian government requires all international students to be in excellent health. Consequently, you may be required to submit to a health examination and obtain a medical certificate stating that you satisfy these health standards.

Additionally, you must meet specific moral standards if you wish to study in Australia. You will be required to answer some basic questions regarding your character and past conduct on your application. In certain instances, you may be required to submit a police background check.