How do I apply for a student visa?

Before you enrol with TAFE NSW, you should check to see if you are eligible to apply for a student visa, by contacting the Australian Embassy in your home country.

If you are eligible, you can go online to research which TAFE NSW courses are available, and what you need to do to apply for them.

Once you have secured a place in a course, you should then fill out a student visa application at www.immi.gov.au. Additionally, you will need to undergo a medical examination and arrange health insurance before your student visa will be issued.

While the application for a student visa may appear to be a complicated process, it usually involves no more than a few hours of your time spent gathering the necessary documentation. This process helps demonstrate you are an actual bona fide student, and that you wont be a burden on Australian taxpayers during your stay.