Student visa (subclass 500)
Coming into effect since July 1, 2016, a student subclass 500 visa lets you stay in Australia for the duration of your study program, which is mostly up to five years. It is important for you to ensure that your visa remains valid and you abide by the conditions as mentioned on your student visa. The visa guidelines for Australian Student visa have changed and a Simplified Student Visa Framework (SSVF) has been initiated from July 1, 2016, onwards. As per the new visa guidelines implemented by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, Australian Government, all students planning to study in Australia need to apply for Visa under Subclass 500 with effect from July 1, 2016.
When applying for your student visa for Australia, you will generally need:
If you are under 18 years of age, you will also need to provide additional documents such as parental consent.
As an applicant from outside Australia, you will have to pay AUD575 as your visa fee.