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Visa requirements

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. There are several classes of student visas for Australia - the one you need depends on the type of study options you are thinking of pursuing.

Below is the list of the student visas currently available. For more detail on each visa, visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP):

  • Independent ELICOS (Subclass 570).
  • Schools (Subclass 571).
  • Vocational Education and Training (Subclass 572).
  • Higher Education (Subclass 573).
  • Postgraduate Research (Subclass 574).
  • Non-award (Subclass 575).
  • Foreign Affairs or Defence (Subclass 576).

Australian Education & Immigration Specialists

To most international students, a visa is the most daunting part of their education experience but it doesn't have to be with AECC Global. We are a team of trained education and immigration experts that hold your hand at every step of your Australian education experience helping you navigate the maze of paperwork needed to start the application process.

Broadly categorized, the following make up the bulk of your paperwork to start your Australian education process as an international student:

  1. Visa application form (which an AECC counsellor will help you complete)
  2. Visa application fee (AECC Global can assist you in every step before and after your visa lodgement)
  3. A Valid passport
  4. English language proficiency test (PTE Academic is a standardized English proficiency test that is accepted at universities worldwide. Booking this exam via AECC Global means you get 10% off on the exam fee)
  5. Academic and work experience documents
  6. Evidence of financial ability (tuition fees, living expenses, expenses for dependents, return airfare)
  7. Medical Exam results that may be needed depending on the visa category (waived for some AL-1 applicants
  8. It is an Australian government requirement that you purchase OSHC for the duration of your student visa. If you do not have valid OSHC, your Student visa may be cancelled (AECC Global can assist you in getting the best medical cover).

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