With over 1,100 educational institutions, many Australian universities featuring in the top 50 ranked universities of the world, several international scholarships available and, friendly and safe communities, Australia is a destination of choice for many international students. You can choose to study either as a school student or post-secondary student in a variety of courses from vocational through to doctorate studies.
To apply for a student visa, you must be enrolled with an Australian education provider as a full-time student (on-line courses are not eligible) and genuinely intend to complete the course in Australia and remain temporarily in Australia. You must have the required level of English language proficiency unless exempt and have access to sufficient funds to cover your return airfares, tuition fees and the cost of living in Australia, as well as costs required for any dependents included in your application. The exact amount of funds a student requires is set by Department of Home Affairs, and is determined by your chosen education provider, your course of study and other personal circumstances. Please contact us for further details.
All visa applicants must meet the relevant health and character criteria. For student visas, this include a requirement to obtain health insurance known as Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the period of your, and your included dependents’, intended stay in Australia.
There are so many quality courses, colleges, schools and universities, where is a good place to live? What suits YOU best? What should you study? What might help you to a fulfilling career and provide you with options to stay longer in Australia?
We have been assisting international students for over 30 years and we can assist you with advice to answer all of these questions!
We are Qualified Education Agent Counsellors (QEACs) and we can help with course and institution research for you to decide an appropriate educational path that will propel your career into the future, with English training first if needed, in the city/town and institution that is right for you. We can assist you during your course with your ongoing visa queries and requirements, including eligibility for further visa pathways, if you decided that you would like to stay longer in Australia.
We understand the "tricks and traps" of enrolling in courses and the issues you face. At Migration Plus, we will provide you with relevant and personalised migration assistance and information so that you are in control to make confident and informed choices; we can assist you with your course enrolment and all the associated processes that go with it, including the visa application. Contact us today to learn about your student visa options.
For students under 18 years of age, and in some cases over that age, a Student Guardian Visa for a parent or relative may also be available.
To be eligible for this visa you must be EITHER the student's parent or legal guardian OR a relative who is at least 21 years old. You need to be able to provide accommodation, general welfare and other support to the student, and to any other members of your family who are under 18 years old, with a genuine intention to reside with these family members in Australia.
You need to demonstrate that you have access to sufficient funds to cover your return airfares and the cost of living in Australia. The exact amount of funds you will require is set by the Department of Home Affairs. Please contact us for further details.
Dependent children under six years old are generally not permitted to be included in the application (unless there are exceptional circumstances) and there are no work rights with this visa.
All visa applicants must meet the relevant health and character criteria and are required to obtain health insurance for the period of stay in Australia.
Please contact us for further information on the eligibility requirements for a Student Guardian visa.
If you are finishing your studies soon in Australia and want to now extend your stay to gain Australian work experience in your field, a Graduate visa may be an option. On a Graduate visa you can work full time anywhere in Australia for 18 months to 4 years, depending on your qualification. You do not need sponsorship and you may include your partner and dependents. Be careful though! You must apply for this visa within 6 months of completing your course at an Australian education institution. For the Graduate Work Stream of this visa, you will also require a skills assessment. Please contact us for more information on the Graduate visa streams and to discuss your eligibility.
Are you an overseas degree qualified graduate engineer under 31 years of age? You may be eligible for a subclass 476 visa. This temporary visa will allow you live, work full time and study in Australia for up to 18 months. No sponsorship is required. You may include your partner and dependents on this visa.
You are required to have obtained your engineering degree in the last 2 years from a specified educational institution (university). We can help you determine if your qualifications will meet this requirement.
Do you have a training opportunity in Australia? A Training visa may be right for you! This sponsored visa allows you take part in workplace-based training in your field of study or work expertise required for:
Contact us today to discuss your training opportunity and we can help you determine if the Training visa is appropriate and put together a visa application that is complete to avoid costly delays to your training start date.