Student visa category

From 1 July 2016, Australia has made changes to the student visa application process, which included The simplified student visa framework (SSVF).

The SSVF has been designed to make the process of applying for a student visa simpler to navigate for genuine students, deliver a more targeted approach to immigration integrity and reduce red tape for business.

  • international students will apply for a single Student visa (subclass 500)regardless of their chosen course of study
  • student guardians will apply for the new Student Guardian visa (subclass 590)
  • a single immigration risk framework will apply to all international students
  • all students and student guardians will generally be required to lodge their visa application online by creating an account in ImmiAccount.

For more information, please visit: SSVF.