This visa allows you to study in Australia and stay up to 5 years.
The type and length of the course will determine the length of stay.
You can travel in and out Australia during the duration. You can work for limited or unlimited hours depending upon the course.
Primary school children enrolled in years 1-4 will generally only be granted a student visa for a maximum period of 3 years.
If you want to stay longer after this visa, you must apply for a new Student visa.
If your Student visa will expire before your graduation you might be eligible for a Visitor visa (subclass 600). You will need a letter from your education provider with the date of your graduation.
If you hold or held a student visa and completed specific qualifications in Australia in the last six months, you might be eligible for a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485).
If you are a recent engineering graduate of a recognized institution you might be eligible for the Skilled Recognition Graduate visa (subclass 476).
If you want to stay longer for other reasons, you must apply for a new visa that suits your circumstances.
Can I include my family in Student Visa?
You can include family members when you lodge your visa application. For student visas, your family member is:
• your partner, or
• your or your partner’s dependent child who is unmarried and has not turned 18 years of age.
The department cannot grant a student visa to your child if they have turned 18 years at the time your visa is finalised. They need to apply for their own visa.
The visa costs from AUD620 for the main applicant.
There is also a charge for each family member who applies for the visa.
You might also have to pay other costs for health checks, police certificates and biometrics.
To work out what your visa will cost use the Visa Pricing Estimator. The estimator does not take into account the other costs.
Where should I be when I apply this visa?
You can be in or outside Australia when you apply for the visa and when we decide on your application.
We have a tool on our website where you can check the processing time of this visa.
You and your family must meet all visa conditions and follow Australian laws.