Student Visa

To apply for an Australian Student Visa you must go through the steps below. Pathway to Aus drafts and lodges the student visas for all of its student for free.

485 Graduate Visa

If you have completed a recognised qualification that is at least two years in length from an Australian education provider within the last six months, you may be eligible for a 485 Graduate Visa, which permits you to stay in Australia for up tom 18 months. Please note to be eligible for the graduate visa you must study the right course.

Pathway to Aus can help you choose this course.

There are two different types of Graduate Visas

Graduate Work Stream, which is for recent graduates of a course that prepares you for a job that is on the MLTSSL; and

Post-Study Work Stream, which is for recent graduates of a Bachelor, Masters or Doctorate Level course.

482 Employer Sponsored

The 482 Employer Sponsored visa is the most common work visa in Australia. It is a temporary visa that allows you to live and work in Australia. It is quite common for working holiday makers or students to move to a 482 Employer Sponsored visa. Some examples of our past clients moving from a working holiday or student visa to an employer sponsored visa include Paolo and Tom

To be eligible for this visa you must

Have a job offer from an employer

The job must be on the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List

The employer must also agree to “sponsor” your visa and become an approved business sponsor.

Frequently asked question

After you have received the confirmation of enrolment from the college, you will then be able to draft your visa application . For student of Pathway to Aus, we will send a Student Visa Questionnaire for you to complete. We will then have one of our registered migration agents draft up your student visa.

It is a requirement for the Student Visa that, at the time of application, you intend to come to or remain in Australia for a temporary period and your primary intention to come to or remain in Australia must be to study. For clients of Pathway to Aus, we provide professional guidance with writing an excellent GTE Statement.

You must arrange OSHC for the full duration of your Student Visa and this must be paid in full before submitting the Application. All Applicants included in your Student Visa must have OSHC. Some students from Norway, Sweden, or Belgium may not be required to arrange OSHC. Duration of Course Duration of Visa and OSHC 10 months or longer and finishing in November or December Your visa will usually be granted until 15 March of the following year 10 months or longer (finishing between January and October) Your visa will usually be granted for two months longer than the duration of your course Less than 10 months Your visa will usually be granted for one month longer than the duration of your course.

Depending on which country you are from, you may be required to provide evidence that you meet the English Language requirement. You can check it you will need to provide evidence of English on Immi’s document checklist tool.

Depending on which country you are from, you may be required to provide evidence that you have enough money to cover the cost of living and studying in Australia. You can check it you will need to provide evidence of English on Immi’s document checklist tool. If you need to provide evidence of finances, you must prove that you have genuine access to funds, as determined by immigration: Single Applicant Ongoing Income of Parents or Non-Accompanying Partner or Spouse: $60,000 AUD or more; OR Deposit in a Financial Institution: Cost of Living: $20,290 Cost of 12 months tuition fee less any amount already paid (tuition/total months of study x 12 months) Cost of return flight to home country: From inside Australia: $1,000 to $1,500 From outside Australia: $2,000 to $3,000 Additional Applicants Ongoing income of Parents: $70,000 AUD or more; OR Deposit in Financial Institution: Same as above, PLUS $7,100 for partner/spouse $3,040 per child $8,000 per child over 6 years of age Cost of return flights/per applicant Examples of Evidence: Bank Statements, Term Deposits, Loans Tax Returns for Most Recent Tax Year Letter of Financial Support Evidence of Relationship between Applicant and Financial Sponsor This information is to be used as a rough estimate only and the financial capacity requirements will vary depending on your individual circumstances. Our experienced Migration Agents can assist in determining your specific requirements.

Some applicants must provide a medical assessment and police reports. Immigration may contact you after the visa has lodged if you need to provide these. For instance, if you have a prior criminal conviction, have debt to the Australian government, have a medical condition, or have served in the military, you will need to provide specific documentation, such as: Police Checks Payment Plans Explanations Military Discharge Letter

You may be able to include your legal Spouse or De Facto Partner to your application.

When lodging the student visa, applicants will need to pay the visa application charge. The current student visa application charge is: Main Applicant – $620 Secondary Applicant (over 18) – $460 Secondary Applicants (under 18) – $150 Please note if you apply from inside Australia you may also need to pay the subsequent visa application charge of $700. You would only need to pay this charge if you apply from inside Australia and you applied for the current visa you hold in Australia.

ASK a question

Feel free to get in touch
we're always here to find solutions for you

Aliquet adipiscing vivamus ultrices ipsum, commodo vitae, elit nec ipsam luctus. Eget non vitae scelerisque eget sapiente libero, lorem nam quis vitae quis morbi, id consequat mauris massa. Nibh sed accumsan pede gravida nec. 

Book your
Appointment today

Hassle free Appointment