To study with us you must have a valid Australian visa. Student visas are temporary visas that allow people to come to Australia for a specified period of time to study at an approved Australian Educational Institution.
The Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) provides comprehensive information about the different categories of student visas and the process to apply for a visa. All visa applications are lodged and assessed by them.
How to apply
In general, you will need the below to apply for your student visa:
- A valid passport, which will remain valid for the duration of your studies in Australia
- A Confirmation of Enrolment document, also known as an eCOE (electronic Confirmation of Enrolment). We will send you this after you have accepted your offer to study with us and paid the required fees
- Evidence of Overseas Student Health Cover
- Funds to pay the fees and charges for your visa to the Australian DIBP
- Medical checks or any other information that immigration request as part of your application.
You must ensure to allow enough time for processing between lodging your application and the start of your training program, as it can be a lengthy process depending on your country of origin.
Cost of a visa
Visa fees and charges must be paid when you lodge your application with the DIBP. These charges are non-refundable.
If you are granted a visa, you must abide by its conditions as failure to comply could result in the cancellation of your visa. You should ensure you are familiar with the visa conditions for student visa holders. Some key conditions are:
- Complete your course within the duration specified in the Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress and attendance
- Maintain approved Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) while in Australia
- Remain with the principal education provider (Linx Institute) for 6 calendar months, unless issued a letter of release from the provider to attend another institution
- Notify Linx Institute of your Australian address and any subsequent changes of address within 7 days
- Be aware that once your student visa is issued, any change to your CoE start date, your completion date, change of course or change of institution will be reported to the DIBP, which could impact your student visa
- Comply with work restrictions while you are studying.
Working while you study
Most student visa holders can work in Australia up to 40 hours per fortnight during the study period and unlimited hours during a formal study break or holiday period.