Visa InformationTo help you understand about Student Visa

Students Visa

Every student from overseas who wishes to apply for a student visa in Australia has an Assessment Level 1 – 5 that varies depending on his/her country of citizenship. English language proficiency, financial capacity and other requirements differs in each Level of Assessment. So before applying for a student visa in Australia, be sure you know your Student Assessment Level.

Independent ELICOS Sector

For overseas students who want to study English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS) in Australia, this temporary visa is for you. This visa will allow you to stay in Australia to study a full time course. A course that leads to Certificate I, II, III and IV or any course that result in no formal Australian award is included here. Applicant must satisfy all the requirements to be eligible for this visa.

Schools Sector

For overseas students who want to stay in Australia whose main course of study is a primary school course, a secondary school course or an approved secondary school course program, this temporary visa is for you. Applicant must satisfy all the requirements to be eligible for this visa.

Vocational Education and Training Sector

For overseas students who want to stay in Australia to study a Certificate I, II, III and IV (ELICOS is not included), a VET diploma, a VET advanced diploma, a vocational graduate certificate or a vocational graduate diploma, this temporary visa is for you. Applicant must satisfy all the requirements to be eligible for this visa.

Higher Education Sector

For overseas students who want to stay in Australia to study a full-time higher education course, this temporary visa is for you. This could either be a bachelor or associate degree, a graduate certificate or graduate diploma, a master degree by course work, or a higher education diploma or advanced diploma. You could be eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing if you apply to study in a participating university and if your main course of study is a Bachelor Degree or a Masters by coursework. Applicant must satisfy all the requirements to be eligible for this visa.

Postgraduate Research Sector

For overseas students who want to stay in Australia to do postgraduate research, this temporary visa is for you. You could be eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing if you apply to study in a participating university and if the main course of study is a Masters Degree by Research or a Doctoral Degree. Applicant must satisfy all the requirements to be eligible for this visa.

Non-Award Sector

For overseas students who want to stay in Australia to study a full-time non-award foundation studies course or components of a course (other than ELICOS) that does not lead into an award, this temporary visa is for you. You could be eligible for Streamlined Visa Processing if you apply to study in a participating university for student exchange program or study abroad program. Applicant must satisfy all the requirements to be eligible for this visa.

AusAID and Defence Sector

For overseas students who want to stay in Australia to study a full-time course of any type in Australia and must be sponsored by AusAID or Defence, this temporary visa is for you. Applicant must satisfy all the requirements to be eligible for this visa.

Student Guardian

This visa is for temporary stay in Australia for a person who needs to come to provide care and support for the overseas students who hold a student visa who is younger than 18 years old OR older than 18 years old who have exceptional circumstances and a holder of a student visa. Applicant must satisfy all the requirements to be eligible for this visa.

 

Skilled Student Migration

After you finish your study in Australia, you can now have an option to apply for a permanent visa. There are vast varieties of information which maybe complex and very confusing.

GMG Visa Solution Australia offers immigration assistance to students to direct them to the right path of obtaining a permanent visa. We can look at your particular circumstances based on updated immigration law and procedures. We can seek possible visa pathways according to the information you have provided and satisfy the requirements you need to be eligible to apply for a permanent visa.

Lodging incomplete or incorrect applications may result in the lost of money on the applicant’s part for submitting an invalid application. It could produce substantial delays in processing which may affect the status of the applicant becoming an unlawful citizen that could be hold in immigration detention and be deported to his home country.

 

Temporary Business (457)

This temporary visa is for skilled workers to come to Australia and work for an approved Business who sponsored and nominated them to perform specified work for the business. Employer must be an approved Standard Business Sponsor or the occupation specified in the application is a subject of labour agreement. Skilled workers are allowed to stay in Australia and work for up to 4 years.

 

Temporary Graduate

This temporary visa is suitable for overseas students currently in Australia who have completed a 2 year course of study in the last six months. The main applicant will need to provide evidence of competent English and evidence that health insurance is held.

The holder of this visa is allowed to work or study in Australia. The visa validity could range from 18 months up to 4 years depending on the highest qualification you have achieved in your course of study and used to apply for this visa. When he/she meets the requirements, may apply for permanent residency while holding this visa.