Student Visa Information

Student Visa for Australia

Embark on your academic journey in Australia with Acme, where your educational aspirations take precedence.

Application Steps:

1st Step : Choose your desired course, preferred state, and the college or university of your choice.

2nd Step : Apply for admission, recognizing that securing a place in top Australian institutes can be competitive based on your circumstances.

Acme Immigration Consultants specialize in facilitating the process for obtaining a Student Visa (subclass 500). This visa allows you to study and work part-time, providing invaluable experience. Enjoy unlimited travel rights in and out of Australia during the visa period. While studying, you can work up to 40 hours per fortnight during your course and full-time during breaks. The visa duration is typically the course duration plus two months, extendable through a student visa extension if needed.

Types of Courses You Can Apply for:
  • Primary and secondary schooling: Year 1 -12
  • English Courses (General English, ELICOS, etc.)
  • Vocational Courses: Certificate and diploma courses in various fields
  • Higher Education courses: Bachelor’s Degree, Master, and PhD programs

In your application, family members can be included at the time of submission or after the visa is granted. If any family members are added after application, timely disclosure is crucial to avoid visa refusal.

Student Visa Eligibility Criteria:
  • Applicant must be at least 6 years old
  • Enroll in a full-time registered course, providing Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) with the application
  • Maintain adequate health insurance for the entire stay
  • Gap between two package courses should not exceed 2 months
  • Adequate welfare arrangements required for minors (under 18 years old)
  • Demonstrate sufficient English language proficiency
  • Financial capacity criteria must be met
Exemptions from English test:
  • Passport holder of an English-speaking country
  • Foreign Affairs or Defence sponsored or exchange student
  • Studying only English or ELICOS in Australia
  • Studied for 5 years in an English-speaking country
  • Completed Year 12 or a substantial part of Certificate IV or higher in Australia
Health Insurance Requirement:
  • Overseas student health cover (OSHC) is mandatory for the entire visa duration.
  • Failure to provide OSHC details can lead to visa refusal.
Financial Capacity:
  • Must have enough funds to cover studies and living costs.
  • Financial requirements are bench-marked by the Department annually.
Visa Fees:
  • TU500 Student ELICOS Sector: AUD 620.00
  • Additional Applicant Charge 18+: AUD 460.00
  • Additional Applicant Charge U18: AUD 150.00
  • Subsequent Temporary Application Charge: AUD 700.00

 * Additional costs include OSHC, biometrics, health checks, and potential police checks.

Processing Time:
  • Varies based on the sector applied for
  • Higher education sector: 29 to 42 days (75% and 90% of applications, respectively)
  • Vocational Education and Training Sector: 43 to 77 days (75% and 90% of applications, respectively)

Let Acme guide you seamlessly through the Australian Student Visa application process for a successful and enriching academic journey.