You will need to complete the following six steps to obtain your Australian Student Visa

If you want to study in Australia you will need to apply for an Australian Student Visa.  As an international student wanting to study in Australia for more than three (3) months you will need to obtain a student visa (500) before you can start your studies in Australia.  To get your Australian student visa approved our team will work with you to complete the following steps:

STEP 1: Choose a City & Course and get us to submit your Enrolment Application.

The first step is to reach out and talk to us about your study plans. We will help you choose the school, college or university in Australia that you want to study. We work with hundreds of schools, technical colleges and universities throughout Australia. We can help you apply for enrolment in any type of course, everything from a short term English language course all the way through to a University Doctorate.

Once you have decided and chosen your preferred course our team will prepare your enrolment application and submit it to the school, college or University. We will make sure that you meet the enrolment requirements before you submit your application so that your enrolment is processed without any delays.

Not all courses in Australia are available to international students. Each course needs to be pre-approved and registered before being able to accept international students. Sometimes it is difficult to determine if a course is available will be available to you as an international student. If you find a course and want to confirm that it is eligible to accept international feel free to reach out to our team and we can confirm that the course is registered to accept international students. Sometimes you will need to sit an English test before your enrolment will be approved.

STEP 2: Receive your offer letter & pay your deposit

Once we have submitted your enrolment to the school or university your application will be processed and you will be provided with an offer letter.  Your offer letter will confirm that the school or university has accepted your enrolment application, it will describe your course, set out the start and finish dates for the course and will set out the tuition fees that you will need to pay to complete the course.

Often the offer letter will require you to pay a deposit and will include a payment schedule that sets out each payment that you will need to make during the course. The offer letter will also set out all of the school’s enrolment conditions such as class attendance requirements.   If you are happy with the offer letter you will need to sign a copy to confirm that you agree with the enrolment offer that you have received.

After you have signed the offer letter we will return it to the school with your deposit payment.  Usually, you will be required to pay a deposit that is equal to the first 6 months or semester of tuition fees as well as an enrolment fee.  Some colleges will also require you to provide an overseas student health insurance certificate with your signed offer letter.   I will talk more about Overseas Health Insurance or (OSHC) in Step 5.

STEP 3: Get your official Confirmation of Enrolment (or COE) from the School or University.

Your official Confirmation of Enrolment often referred to as a COE is a critical part of the student application visa process.  Without a COE it will not be possible for you to obtain your Student Visa.

Once you meet all of the school’s requirements and you have completed the enrolment process the school will register your enrolment with the federal Department of Education Skills and Training and you will be issued with your COE to verify your enrolment in the course that you have selected.   You COE will set out all of the details about your enrolment such as start and finish dates, tuition fees, conditions of enrolment, your student details and student number.

Your COE will contain a special code.  This code will be used in your student visa application to link your enrolment to your visa application.  If you plan on studying multiple courses, you will be issued with a COE for each course that you will complete.  Each COE will need to be included in your student visa application.

STEP 4: Organise your supporting documents and prepare your student visa application

Once we have submitted your enrolment to the school or university your application will be processed and you will be provided with an offer letter.  Your offer letter will confirm that the school or university has accepted your enrolment application, it will describe your course, set out the start and finish dates for the course and will set out the tuition fees that you will need to pay to complete the course.

Often the offer letter will require you to pay a deposit and will include a payment schedule that sets out each payment that you will need to make during the course. The offer letter will also set out all of the school’s enrolment conditions such as class attendance requirements.   If you are happy with the offer letter you will need to sign a copy to confirm that you agree with the enrolment offer that you have received.

After you have signed the offer letter we will return it to the school with your deposit payment.  Usually, you will be required to pay a deposit that is equal to the first 6 months or semester of tuition fees as well as an enrolment fee.  Some colleges will also require you to provide an overseas student health insurance certificate with your signed offer letter.   I will talk more about Overseas Health Insurance or (OSHC) in Step 5.

STEP 5: Purchase your Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) insurance and apply for your student visa.

Every international student must hold a mandatory student health insurance policy (OSHC Policy).  Your OSHC policy must cover you them for the entire duration of your student visa. The duration of your student visa will usually be different from the duration of your course so it is important that you get the dates of your health insurance correct before your student visa application is lodged. We will organise an eligible OSHC health insurance policy for you as part of the student visa application process.

As soon as your student visa application is completed, your supporting documents are ready and your OSHC policy has been purchased we will submit your student visa application to the Department of Home Affairs (DHA).  Your application will be submitted online through our DHA government portal account.  Once your application is lodged it may take the DHA up to 3 months to process your application so it is important that we complete your enrolment at least a few months before your course is due to start in Australia.

Step 6: Book your flights, accommodation, open your bank account and apply for your TFN

As soon as your student visa is granted you will be able to travel to Australia. You should try and have your visa approved before you book your flights.  If this is not possible be sure to book flights that can be changed.   Once your visa is approved we will help you open your Australian Bank account.  This can be done online before you travel to Australia.  It is a good idea to open an account before arriving to make sure that you will have funds available to you as soon as you arrive.  Once you have arrived in Australia, we will help you apply for your tax file number (TFN).  You will need a TFN if you want to work part-time while you are studying. If you need help finding accommodation our team will help you with this just as we will continue to provide you with all the support and assistance that you will need during your Australian study experience.