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Student visa to study in Australia - Education in Australia

Student Visa - Benefits of studying in Australia

In Australia, you have the freedom to choose the path to achieving your goals. There are thousands of courses available to international students. Most student visas in Australia will automatically allow you to work for up to 20 hours a week, which if necessary can greatly support your budget.

Whichever course you choose, you will have a unique opportunity to get education, recognized throughout the world. Studying in Australia promotes innovative, creative and independent thinking. You will learn how to work in teams, communicate effectively with others and to develop the practical skills and intellectual abilities you will need for global success.

Most importantly, you'll learn how to use your initiative. Your teachers will encourage you to think of original solutions to real problems. Upon graduation, your qualification will make you highly sought after by Australian and international employers.

Australian education system has a strong international reputation and is known for its effective structure and innovation. Many other countries turn to Australia for advice in order to improve their own educational systems.

Australia is also one of the best places to live. This is a young, lively and friendly country in which students enjoy living and learning. So if you want to get education recognized across the world and a good lifestyle, Australia is your choice.

Education in Australia and Professional Immigration to Australia

Before applying for a student visa to Australia, you should explore an area in which you want to work after the acquisition of the Australian education. Minimum period of study, to qualify as suitable for the Australian skilled migration program is 2 years. To comply with the requirements of skilled migration, it is essential to plan the whole process of obtaining a student visa and education in Australia. You must take into account everything starting from the place and position of the educational institution and ending with selection of qualifications and duration of study.

The list of qualifications required in Australia is constantly changing. Without knowledge of the Australian education system, the current immigration laws of Australia and the Australian labor market conjuncture, candidates for a student visa to Australia who plan to continue to seek permanent residence, are likely to make mistakes that could negate the possibility of immigration. Only a qualified professional can create the most accurate plan of action to get the correct student visa for a specific education in Australia, which will meet the criteria for skilled migration.

Student Visa - General Information

Your passport country and course(s) of study determine your Assessment Level. The Student visa subclass under which you will be assessed is determined by your main course of study, even if you are studying a package of courses. There are five Assessment Levels in the student visa program. They serve to align student visa requirements to the immigration risk posed by applicants from a particular country studying in a particular education sector. Assessment Level 1 represents the lowest immigration risk and Assessment Level 5 the highest. The higher the Assessment Level, the greater the evidence an applicant is required to demonstrate to support their claims for the grant of a student visa. Some of Assessment levels (current at March 2013) for countries of former Union of Independent States (СНГ) are show below.

Student Visa Processing Assessment Levels

Visa Subclass/Education Sector

570 571 572 573 574 575

Passport held ELICOS Schools VET Higher Education Postgraduate Research Non Award

Estonia 1 1 1 1 1 1
Kazakhstan 3 3 3 2 1 2
Latvia 1 1 1 1 1 1
Lithuania 1 1 1 1 1 1
Russian Federation 3 2 3 2 1 2
Ukraine 2 2 3 2 1 2

For all other countries and current information on assessment levels for your country of citizenship please refer to:

Student Visa Processing Assessment Levels

Student Subclass Options

English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)

This visa applies to stand-alone English language courses that lead to a certificate I, II, III or IV, or that result in no formal Australian award.

Primary or secondary school course

This visa applies to primary, junior secondary or senior secondary school courses, and approved secondary school exchange programs.

Vocational education and training (VET)

This visa applies to Certificates I, II, III or IV (except ELICOS), VET diploma, VET advanced diploma, vocational graduate certificate or vocational graduate diploma courses.

Higher education

Applies to a bachelor degree, associate degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, higher education diploma, higher education advanced diploma or masters by coursework.

Postgraduate research

Applies to Masters by research or a doctoral degree.


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

AusAID and Defence

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

Student Guardians

Parents or relatives can apply for a visa to stay in Australia as the guardian of a student who is studying in Australia.

Our partners, company Australia & Oceania Travel, as an official educational agent, may assist you with selection of educational package that can lead to future eligibility for permanent visa.

Please contact us for consultation and an assessment of your qualification for any of student visas.

You can learn more about studying in Australia on official site: www.studyinaustralia.gov.au

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