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International student visa requirements

Keystone College is a registered trading organisation that has enjoyed training many international students who came to Australia to study HR, business, leadership and management and theology. We offer information on the Australian student visa application, life in Perth, student accommodation, and advice on all the medical requirements and legal aspects of applying for a visa.

Studying overseas is an exciting opportunity for lots of people. Anyone can do it. With the right visa applications in place and a clear direction, you can enjoy the opportunities to improve your skillset and enjoy new career opportunities. You can also work while studying, enjoy the culture and lifestyle, and meet new like-minded people.

Read through the information below, or contact us to enquire about a student visa and how you can apply.

Visa information

All international students must possess a current student visa while they are studying any courses in Australia. This information does not apply to prospective students who are Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia.

If you are applying for a student visa, you need to have been accepted to study full-time by Keystone College. This application needs to be accompanied by a variety of documents that indicate your financial support while in the country, English language ability, registration for higher education, school reports and health insurance. For further information, contact our team.

How do I apply?

Prospective international students intending to study in Australia must obtain a student visa from an Australian High Commission, embassy or consulate in their home country before travelling.

Some students can also apply for and Australian visa online. To find out if you are eligible, visit immi.gov.au/students.

All international students must comply with current visa conditions and regulations determined by DIBP.

To assist students in applying for a student visa, Keystone College (KCBT) has appointed a number of representatives in various countries who can assist you.

What are the visa requirements?

There are requirements that must be met before a student visa is issued, and these vary from country to country. The main requirements for a visa application may include:

  • ALetter of O from KCBT
  • An electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) from KCBT; this is issued after you have paid your first instalment, and other required fees
  • A medical check-up
  • Proof of academic history and English proficiency
  • Proof of financial support

What are the visa conditions?

To maintain your visa, you must:

  • Study full time while in Australia.
  • Attend at least 80% of all scheduled classes.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Maintain a valid enrolment at KCBT and inform KCBT if you change your student status.
  • Advise KCBT within seven days if you change your Australian address.
  • Have enough money to cover tuition fees and living expenses while in Australia.
  • Not work more than 40 hours during a fortnight (see below).
  • Maintain valid Overseas Student Health Cover (see below).
  • Not transfer between registered education providers within the first study period (semester) of your course commencing, without a release letter from KCBT.

For more information about visa conditions and regulations, visit immi.gov.au/students.

Do I need health cover?

Australian student visa requirements include a condition that you must maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) while in Australia. You must obtain this cover for the duration of your visa. If you have an accident or health problem within Australia, you will be able to redeem some or all of your medical costs.

KCBT can organise OSHC on your behalf. Further details will be provided in your Letter of Offer.

For more information, visit (Medical Cover).

How long is my visa valid?

With your Letter of Offer, you will receive an Acceptance of Offer form. Your student visa will be issued for the duration of your KCBT course, as stated in the CoE that you will receive from us.

How do I renew my visa?

It is your responsibility to renew or extend your visa as required, before it expires. You must present specific documents when applying for an extension or renewal. A checklist and the required forms are available at studyinaustralia.gov.au.

If you are currently studying in Australia and require an extension, student visa extensions need to be applied for before your current visa expires. You can apply if you have not completed your course or you’re planning on studying further. KCBT is equipped with all the applications and our education agents are on hand to help you with your application.

Can I work in Australia while on a student visa?

If you are an international student currently enrolled and attending classes, you may work up to 40 hours per fortnight while your course is in session, and full-time hours during scheduled course breaks. However, you should not rely on part-time work to support your studies, as the amount you earn will be unlikely to cover all your living costs.

Please be aware that your primary purpose in Australia while on a student visa is to study, and that any work you undertake must not interfere with your studies.

What if I have dependants?

If you are a prospective international student and you have any school-aged dependants coming to Australia with you, you must pay full fees for each dependant to be enrolled in a government or non-government school.

The provision of education to international students is regulated by the Department of Education, Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), through the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) legislative framework. An overview of this framework, including the rights and responsibilities of international students, is available at aei.gov.au.

If you would like to study at Keystone College you will need to apply for an Australian student visa, which we can assist with. Vocational Training will grow your skills, advance your career and open up new opportunities.

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