Other types of visas

Explore your options for visitor, training or work and holiday visas.

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Other visa options for studying or training in Australia

The student visa is the most common visa to study in Australia. However, other types of visas might better suit your plans.

Visitor visas (subclass 600), Electronic Travel Authority (subclass 601) and eVisitor (subclass 651) visas 

A Visitor visa allows you to study for a maximum of three months. This visa can be used by visitors wishing to take a 10-week English Intensive Language Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).

To be eligible for this visa you must:  

  • meet health and character requirements, and  
  • provide proof that you have sufficient money to support yourself during your stay in Australia. 

Read more about visitor visas on the Department of Home Affairs website.  

Training visa (subclass 407) 

The training visa is a temporary visa that allows you to take part in workplace-based training in Australia for up to two years.  

With this visa, you can participate in occupational training activities to improve your skills for your current job, area of tertiary study or field of expertise, or in a professional development training program in Australia. 

For more information on this visa visit the Department of Home Affairs website

Work and Holiday Visa (subclass 462) and the Working Holiday Visa (subclass 417) 

The Working Holiday Maker (WHM) Program has two visa options: the Work and Holiday visa (subclass 462) and the Working Holiday visa (subclass 417) 

Visa holders may work and undertake short-term study (up to four months), such as English language studies, during their holiday in Australia.  

To be eligible you must:  

  • hold a valid passport from an eligible country
  • be aged 18 to 30 or 35 years old (depending on your passport country) at the time of visa application
  • not be accompanied by dependent children
  • meet health and character requirements, and 
  • have sufficient funds for airfares and to support your stay in Australia. 

Read more about the Working Holiday Maker Program at the Department of Home Affairs website

More visa options 

Explore your visa options for studying in Australia at the Department of Home Affairs website

If you want professional immigration assistance with your visa application, check the OMARA Register to find a registered migration agent or find out more about who can provide immigration assistance.