May 30, 2023

Important Conditions for Australian Student Visa

When coming to Australia to study, it is better to know about all the conditions of living in the country as a student. The following is a list of less evident requirements:

Study load: As an international student, you must maintain a full-time study load, which is usually defined as a minimum of 12 credit points per semester.

Attendance: You must attend all scheduled classes and maintain satisfactory course progress.

Change of course or institution: If you want to change your course or institution, in some cases you must first obtain an approval from the Department of Home Affairs.

Work restrictions: As a student visa holder, you can work up to 48 hours per fortnight (i.e. two-week period) during the academic year, and full-time during scheduled course breaks. The Australian Government has announced that student visa holders already working in the aged care sector on 9 May 2023 can continue to work unrestricted hours in the aged care sector until 31 December 2023.​

Health insurance: You must maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of your stay in Australia.

Notification of address: You must notify your education provider of your address in Australia within seven days of arriving in the country.

Visa expiry date: You must ensure that your visa remains valid at all times. If your visa is due to expire, you must apply for a new student visa or a temporary graduate visa or leave Australia before your current visa expires.

It’s important to comply with these conditions to avoid any negative consequences, such as visa cancellation or refusal of future visa applications. If you have any doubts or questions about the Student Visa, contact us, we will be pleased to help you.

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