STUDENT VISA

A special endorsement that is added to a passport that governments issue to students who are enrolled at qualified educational institutions. Student visas are non-immigrant visas that do not require the holder to obtain citizenship. Any prospective student seeking higher education in another country must obtain a student visa for that country.

STUDENT VISA CONDITIONS

You cannot work more than 40 hours per fortnight when your course is in session (other than work which has been registered as a part of the course). A fortnight means any period of 14 days commencing on a Monday and ending at the end of the second following Sunday.

You can work for more than 40 hours per fortnight during recognised vacation periods offered by your education provider.

To maintain your welfare, you must stay in Australia with:

  • your parent or legal custodian
    or
  • a relative who has been nominated by your parents or custodians who is aged over 21 and is of good character
    or
  • have accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements in place that have been approved by your education provider.

You must not change your arrangements without the written approval of your education provider.
If your welfare arrangements are approved by your education provider you must not travel to Australia until your welfare arrangements start.