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Procedure of visa application

Assessment Level and visa sub-class

 

Passport Held

570

ELICOS

571

Schools

572

VET

573

Higher Education

574

Postgraduate

Research

575

Non Award

576

AusAID/

Defence

Hong Kong

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

China

3

4

4

3

2

3

2

Macau

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

For further information about assessment level for other countries, please go to http://www.immi.gov.au/allforms/pdf/assessment-levels.pdf.

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students-ELICOS (Sub-Class 570)

Applies to stand-alone English language courses.

Primary or secondary school course (Sub-Class 571)

Applies to primary, junior secondary or senior secondary school courses, and approved secondary school exchange programs.

Vocational education and training (Sub-Class 572)

Applies to Certificates I, II, III or IV (except ELICOS), diploma, advanced diploma, vocational graduate certificate or vocational graduate diploma courses.

Higher education (Sub-Class 573)

Applies to a Bachelor degree, associate degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, or Masters by coursework.

Postgraduate research (Sub-Class 574)

Applies to Masters by research or a doctoral degree.

Non-award (Sub-Class 575)

Applies to non-award foundation studies, or other full-time courses or components of courses not leading to an Australian award.

AusAID and Defence (Sub-Class 576)

Applies to students sponsored by AusAID or the Australian Department of Defence undertaking full-time courses of any type.

*Student Guardians (Sub-Class 580)

Parents or relatives can apply for a visa to stay in Australia as an guardian for student who age below 18.

Procedure for visa application

Step 1

Make sure all required documents are ready

Required Documents:

HK and Macau

1. eCOE

2. Passport

China

1. eCOE

2. Income Certificates for parents/sponsors

3. Certificate of Deposit / Certificate of creditability in relation to the study loan

4. Birth Certificate/ Evidence of relationship between applicant and sponsor

6. Passport

For more information, please go to: http://www.immi.gov.au/students/checklists/

Step 2

Lodge your student visa application and pay the application fee

For paper Application, please fill in Form 157A

For online Application, please visit http://www.immi.gov.au/students/students/chooser/

Step 3

Make appointment for medical check

Forms for Medical Check

Form 26

Form 160

Step 4

Wait the decision from immigration department

This website lists out the key information for student visa application only, all information may be subject to change. For more details and latest information about student visa application, please visit http://www.immi.gov.au/

Last Updated on 05 January 2012