The Australian education system is distinguished from many other countries by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). The AQF was established in 1995 and is a national policy that covers qualifications from the tertiary education sector (higher education and vocational education and training) in addition to the school-leaving certificate; the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education.
If you are studying an AQF qualification, you can be sure that your institution is Government-authorised and nationally accredited, and that your degree or other AQF qualification will be genuine.
To be eligible for study in Australia as international student: Sub class 500
Be enrolled in a course of study and Provide a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE)
You must be enrolled in a full time course registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).
Applying outside Australia: provide a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) for each course of study with your visa application. Make welfare arrangements if you are under 18 years.
If you are applying for a student visa and you are under 18 years of age, you must have adequate welfare arrangements in place while you are in Australia.
Meet English language requirements
Be a genuine temporary entrant.
You meet the English language skills according to level of education.
You do not need to provide evidence of an English test score with your visa application if one of the following applies:
Have enough money for your stay You must have enough money to pay for your stay in Australia. To see how much money you need to have for cost of living, your course and travel expenses.
Meet our health requirement