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Visa Subclasses

Student Visa (subclass 500)

Features This visa allows you to stay in Australia to study full-time in a recognised education institution. Requirements ​You must have:

  • applied for and been accepted to study in a registered full-time course at an educational institution in Australia
  • organised appropriate welfare arrangements for the duration of your intended stay in Australia if you are under 18 years of age.

About This Visa: Before you apply for this visa, you must have been accepted to study full-time at a registered educational institution in Australia.

Student Guardian Visa (subclass 590)

Features ​​​This visa allows you to stay in Australia as the guardian of an international student younger than 18 years of age studying in Australia on a student visa. Requirements You must:

  • be a parent or person who has custody of the student, or a relative who is 21 years or older and has been nominated in writing by a parent or someone who has custody of the student
  • not bring family members younger than 6 years of age, except under certain circumstances
  • be able to provide accommodation, general welfare and other support to the student unless you are applying for this visa with the support of the government your home country.