Most people who come to Australia to study will require a student visa. People who do not require a student visa include those who intend to study for less than three months, or when study is combined with significant amounts of work. In these cases, other types of visas will be more appropriate.
Student visas and other visas used for study in Australia are administered by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). For the most up-to-date and detailed information on Australian and student visas go to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) website.
All students who intend to study in Australia for longer than three months are required to obtain a student visa.
There are several different types, or subclasses, of student visas. Most of the subclasses are linked to an education sector. Check the DIBP website to find out which student visa subclass is right for you, and which conditions are attached to the student visa as described on the DIBP website.