Australia Study Permit, a document issued by Citizenship & Immigration Australia, allows a foreign student to study in Australia for a limited period, normally at a specific Australian educational institution and in a particular program. Most of international students who come to study in Australia need Study Permit Australia. In some cases study permit is not required.
Australian Study Permit is not required in cases like a course or program with duration of six months or less, a minor child already in Australia, whose parents have legal status in Australia, other than Visitor Status and for the family or staff of a foreign representative to Australia.You should apply for Study Permit Australia before you come to Australia if you think you may wish to continue your studies in another program after you complete the short-term program. If you do not have a valid Australia Study Permit and wish to continue your studies, you will have to leave Australia in order to apply for one. And if you have one but going to expire you can renew study permit or extend study permit Australia. There are some Study Permit Australia conditions. Some of them are mentioned here:
- Meet health requirements
- Get health insurance Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
- Have sufficient funds to cover all study & travel related expenses while studying in Australia
- Meet English language proficiency requirements for the preferred course (IELTS test score may be a means of assessment)
- Be of good character
- Have arranged suitable accommodation if under 18.