Student Subclass Options
These are the Student subclass options that are available.
English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students (ELICOS)
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
Applies to primary, junior secondary or senior secondary school courses, and approved secondary school exchange programs.
Vocational education and training (VET)
Applies to Certificates I, II, III or IV (except ELICOS), VET diploma, VET advanced diploma, vocational graduate certificate or vocational graduate diploma courses.
Applies to a bachelor degree, associate degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, higher education diploma, higher education advanced diploma or masters by coursework.
Applies to Masters by research or a doctoral degree.
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.
Parents or relatives can apply for a visa to stay in Australia as the guardian of a student who is studying in Australia.