Student Visa Conditions

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Student Visa Conditions 2016-12-01T02:40:11+00:00
Mandatory Conditions Description Notes
8101 You cannot work in Australia. You may apply for a new student visa with permission to work once you have arrived in Australia and commenced your course.
8202 You must remain enrolled in a registered course (unless you are an AusAID/Defence student or secondary exchange student in which case you must maintain full-time enrolment in your course of study or training). Also, you must maintain satisfactory attendance in your course and course progress for each study period as required by your education provider. A registered course is one that is on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
8501 You must maintain adequate arrangements for health insurance during your stay in Australia. Under policy, this means that you must maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
8516 You must continue to satisfy the requirements for grant of your student visa. This means, for example, that your main course of study must continue to be a course in the education sector
that matches your student visa, and that you must continue to have sufficient financial capacity to support
your study and stay in Australia.
8517 You must maintain adequate schooling arrangements for your school-age dependants who joined you Australia on a student dependant visa for more than 3 months.  
8532

If you have not turned 18 you must maintain adequate arrangements for your accommodation, support and general welfare for the duration of your stay in Australia. To maintain adequate arrangements for welfare you must stay in Australia with:

  • your parent or legal custodian or
  • a relative who has been nominated by your parents or custodians who is aged over 21 and is of good character or
  • accommodation, support and general welfare arrangements that have been approved by your education provider.
You must not change those arrangements without the written approval of your education provider. If your welfare arrangements are approved by your education provider you must not travel to Australia until your welfare arrangements are due to commence.
8533 You must notify your education provider of your residential address in Australia within 7 days of arriving in Australia. You must notify your education provider of any change in your residential address within 7 days of the change. You must notify your education provider of a change of education provider within 7 days of receiving the electronic Confirmation of Enrolment certificate or evidence of enrolment.  
8523 Your family unit members must not leave Australia later than you.  
8534 Assessment Level 3 and 4 applicants only, where the course duration is 10 months or less.
You are not entitled to be granted a further substantive visa, other than:

  • Student visa with permission to work Note: if you apply for and are granted permission to work,
    this will change only the work conditions on your student visa, all other conditions will remain the same including 8534
  • Graduate-Skilled (subclass 497) visa
  • further Student Guardian visa; or
  • visa to engage Australia’s obligations under the 1951 United Nations convention relating to the status of refugees.
 
Mandatory Conditions Description Notes
8523 Your family unit members must not leave Australia later than you.
8535 You are not entitled to be granted a further substantive visa, other than:

  • a Student visa with permission to work
  • a Student visa that is supported by the sponsoring government agency; or
  • a visa to engage Australia’s obligations under the 1951 United Nations convention relating to the status of refugees.
The effect of this visa condition is that, except in extremely limited circumstances, it will not be possible for you to remain in Australia beyond the date authorised by your visa. If you apply for and are granted permission to work, this will change only the work conditions on your student visa, all other conditions will remain the same including 8535.
8105 You cannot work more than 20 hours a week when your course is in session (other than work which has been registered as a part of the course).
  • No work limits apply during recognised periods of vacation offered by your education provider.
  • This condition cannot be granted with an initial Student visa.
8303 You must not become involved in any activities that are disruptive to, or in violence threaten harm to, the Australian community or a group within the Australian community.
8204 You must not undertake or change a course, or a thesis or research topic for a:

  • graduate certificate
  • graduate diploma
  • masters degree
  • doctorate; or
  • a bridging course required as a prerequisite to a course of study or research for a master degree or a doctorate.

unless the department has granted approval.

8534 You are not entitled to be granted a further substantive visa, other than:

  • a Student visa with permission to work
  • a Graduate-Skilled (subclass 497) visa
  • a further Student Guardian visa or
  • a visa to engage Australia’s obligations under the 1951 United Nations convention relating to the status of refugees.
If you apply for and are granted permission to work, this will change only the work conditions on your student visa,
all other conditions will remain the same including 8534. The effect of this visa condition is that, except in extremely limited circumstances, it will not be possible for you to remain in Australia beyond the date authorised by your visa.