Visa compliance

Once you have received your visa, there are requirements you must meet in order for it to remain valid.

Once you have received your visa, there are requirements you must meet in order for it to remain valid, including;

  • You must remain enrolled and maintain satisfactory course progress and attendance.
  • If you wish to change your qualification level you may need to apply for a new student visa.
  • Provide your Australian address to your institution so they can contact you, and let them know if you change address.
  • You must continue to be able to support yourself financially while you're in Australia.
  • Do not breach the working conditions applicable to your visa.

Visa help and assistance

  • The Department of Home Affairs website provides all information in relation to visa requirements, responsibilities and compliance.
  • Your institution’s international student support staff can provide you with assistance about the visa you'll need for your course.
  • Education agents can also help with your student visa application and paperwork (as well as your course application).
  • Note that education agents are not permitted to provide migration advice unless they are a registered migration agent. Information on registered migration agents, including a searchable database of agents, can be found on the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA) website.


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