Master to Diploma Student Visa – Subclass 500

Master to Diploma Student Visa

Master to Diploma Student Visa

Embarking on higher education in Australia is a significant journey for many students. However, the key to a successful academic pursuit lies in choosing a course that aligns with your interests and aspirations.


It’s not uncommon for students to enroll in Master’s level courses and later find their interests evolving. At Acme Immigration Consultants, we understand the importance of pursuing studies that resonate with your passions.

Navigating Visa Conditions:

We’ve observed instances where students, initially enrolled in Bachelor or Master’s level courses, find themselves drawn towards Certificate or Diploma level programs due to changing interests. While it’s completely normal for students to explore varied interests, it’s crucial to be aware of visa conditions.

Understanding Visa Condition 8202:

Enrolling solely in Certificate or Diploma level courses without progressing to higher levels may lead to a breach of visa condition 8202. This breach could potentially result in the cancellation of your visa.

Flexibility Within Higher Education Sector:

The good news is that, within the Higher Education sector, you have the flexibility to pursue diploma level courses alongside or following your Master’s studies. This ensures that you can align your educational journey with your evolving interests.

Stay Informed with AOF Level Blog:

For comprehensive information and insights into managing your student visa and educational pursuits, explore our AOF Level blog. Stay updated on visa conditions, educational pathways, and valuable tips for a seamless academic experience.

Seeking Alternatives:

If your interests lead you towards Certificate or Diploma level courses without progressing to higher levels, it’s crucial to consider alternatives. Applying for a new student visa becomes essential to avoid breaching visa conditions and ensure a smooth continuation of your academic journey.

At Acme Immigration Consultants, we guide you through the intricacies of visa regulations, empowering you to make informed decisions about your education in Australia. Your academic aspirations matter, and we’re here to support your journey from Master’s to Diploma level studies.

Embarking on an educational journey in Australia involves careful financial planning to cover tuition fees, living expenses, and other associated costs. At Acme Immigration Consultants, we believe in providing clear and detailed information to help you navigate the financial aspects of your student visa application.

Financial Considerations:
  1. Tuition Fee for One Year: The tuition fee is a critical component of your overall expenses, representing the cost of your chosen course for a year.
  2. Living Expenses:
    • a. Main Applicant: AUD20,290

    • b. Additional Applicant (Aged 18 and Above): AUD7,100

      c. Additional Applicant (Under 18): AUD3,040
  3. Travel Cost: An estimated travel cost of AUD1,000 per applicant is factored in to ensure comprehensive financial coverage.
Total Calculation Formula:

The total financial requirement is determined by the following formula:

Tuition Fee for One Year + Living Expenses of Main Applicant + (Number of Additional Applicants Aged 18 and Above : AUD 7,100) + (Number of Additional Applicants Under 18 : AUD 3,040) + (Total Number of Applicants * AUD 1,000)