Apply for a student visa
A student visa allows you to study at an Australian educational institution for longer than 3 months, work part time and have access to subsidised Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). If your course is less than 3 months, you can study on a visitor visa.
Before you apply for a visa you first need to be accepted into your chosen course. Once accepted you will receive a letter of offer or electronic Confirmation of Enrolment after which you can lodge your visa application.
To obtain a student visa, you can apply for a student visa directly with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) or you may decide to use an education agent who can assist you with your application and lodge it on your behalf. Agents will charge a fee for their services.