International students need to fill out and submit an Australian Visa application and be approved to receive a Student Visa to study in Australia for more than 12 weeks. Short stay visas are for students studying in Australia for less than 12 weeks.
A Student Visa in Australia is a temporary visa issued to non-Australian residents and is granted to students who are enrolled in a CRICOS registered, full time course in Australia. International students can be issued with a multiple entry visa for the duration of their study in Australia. You can travel to and from Australia within the visa period.
Further information on Student Visa requirements in Australia is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.
When you are applying for a student visa you are required by the Australian Department of Home Affairs to have adequate welfare arrangements in place. You must maintain adequate arrangements for your accommodation, support, and general welfare for the duration of your course or until the end of the week you turn 18.
To maintain adequate arrangements for your welfare you must stay in Australia with:
Please note: you cannot change your arrangements without the written approval of TAFE Queensland
TAFE Queensland has entered an agreement with Union Institute of Language (UIL) to facilitate the provision of the welfare services for all students under the age of 18 years (fees apply). TAFE Queensland considers the ongoing support and monitoring of younger students will enhance the overall student experience. The TAFE Queensland welfare package will assist younger students to settle into their studies and their new life in Australia. This ongoing support, monitoring and pastoral care ensures students are well supported to succeed in an adult learning environment and promote positive study outcomes.