Thinking about applying for student visa in a short period? Save money and lodge your student visa application before 1st of July 2019.
All student visa applications lodged before 1st of July will be charged $575. If you lodge your student visa application after this date, you will be charged $606 which it's $31 more!
Study Online Australia team advices submitting any pending student visa applications before the end of June 2019 to avoid rushing in with last minute student visa applications. Immigration system often goes through some technical issues so please do not leave it to the last day.
Please feel free to contact Study Online Australia team for a free assistance with enrolment & student visa applications.
Are you an international student who is studying in Australia under student visa subclass 500? Read carefully as you can find this information very useful. The information as been been collected and issued by Commonwealth Ombudsman for Overseas Students.
If you think that your college has made an error or has marked your work unfairly you can follow this 3 steps fact sheet how to proceed.
Case Study investigated by Commonwealth Ombudsman
Tilly (not her real name) was an international student studying with a private education provider in Australia. She had sat an exam and logged in to her online study portal to see her result. She was pleased to see that she had passed. However the next time she logged in, she noticed that her mark had been changed and she had now failed the unit.
Tilly lodged a complaint with the provider and met with an academic supervisor to discuss the changed exam result, but the supervisor would not change the result back to her original passing mark, so Tilly contacted us to make a complaint.
We investigated the case and found that:
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Have your student visa to Australia has been granted? You want to start packing but not sure what you need and what everything you can arrange from home! Check out our handy checklist which will successfully prepare you for your arrival in Australia.
When you start thinking about applying for student visa (subclass 500), you start looking for student visa conditions. The first question which we usually receive from our students is about working conditions. So let's leave the mystery behind and reveal the truth.
I have been working with international students since 2007 and the working conditions used to be 20 hours per week and unlimited hours during scheduled school holidays.
However Department of Home Affairs has changed the work limitation and it's now allowed to work 40 hours fortnightly. The reason behind was to provide international students more flexibility with their work schedules. A lot of students think, it’s the same but it actually isn’t. Let's say if you work within hospitality industry or anywhere else with a flexible work schedule, you can work one week 15 hours and the other week 25 hours which is a total of 40 hours fortnightly which is perfectly fine and in line with the working conditions on student visa in Australia. As long as you still follow all of your student visa conditions, you're fine.
So when can I start working on student visa???
This condition means that you must not engage in any work before your course of study commences. You are also not permitted to work more than 40 hours per fortnight when you are in Australia when your course of study is in session.
Note the 40 hour requirement does not apply if you are engaged in work that was specified as a requirement of the course when the course particulars were entered into the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students and the student visa was granted for a Master degree by research or doctoral degree.
Dos and don’ts for working in Australia on a student visa
Need any assistance with finding the right course and applying for student visa in Australia?
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All the best,
Pavla and the Study Online Australia team
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Today we will talk about one of the student visa requirements for a successful student visa application, it is a genuine temporary entrant (GTE) statement.
So what exactly is a GTE statement?😯
It is a statement that you intend to genuinely stay in Australia temporarily. We encourage you to put as much information in your GTE statement as possible to help create a holistic view of your circumstances. Once the student visa application is lodged with your GTE statement, Immigration can make a decision on a student visa application without requesting further information. So make sure that your GTE statement covers all the required information.
There isn't a template requirement and each of the GTE statement should be an unique written statement.😀👍
You can simply start writing your GTE statement in a Word document and then you can save it in under PDF. So that nobody can change it.
Before submitting your student visa application, we will make sure that we go through your GTE statement and we will make sure that you explained clearly why you want to stay and study in Australia temporarily.
The GTE statement must cover:
• your reasons for choosing to undertake the course(s) of study specified in your application
• your reasons for choosing your education provider(s)
• your reasons for choosing to study in Australia rather than in your home country or usual country of residence
• your planned living arrangements in Australia
• the relevance of your course(s) of study to your academic and/or employment background
• the relevance of the course(s) of study to your future career and/or educational plans.
Thinking about study in Australia and want to apply for your student visa? You’ve literally spent hours of looking online and can’t find the right information? Or are you getting some information, but feel like you need to talk to somebody and check the whole process of applying for your student visa?
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every financial year Department of Immigration and Border Protection announces a student visa application charges increase. This year the increase will be from $560 to $575. The subsequent temporary application charge will stay the same, $700 per applicant. It's only added to the base application student visa charge ($565) if you applied for your current WH visa or Student Visa within Australia. If you aren't sure, feel free to contact us for a free advice.
Please see an overview of all current student visa application charges below.
Study Online Australia
Written by Pavla Hannan, a Student Visa & Education Expert of applying successfully for Australian student visa over 12 years!
Firstly, I think it’s pertinent to touch on who we are; Study Online Australia is an online student agency who specialises in assisting international students to study and work in Australia; providing around the clock assistance for all overseas students both onshore and overseas. Our first hand understanding of study within Australia allows for an unparalleled level of service, and that service is free for our students.
More specifically, and in relation to the question “Do you wish to stay in Australia longer”?
Many international students plan to undertake a short English or Vocational course within Australia to improve their English skills or perhaps attain specific qualifications. Often these students elect to further their studies, however such decisions are generally made deep within their existing study journey and thus students may not have sufficient time to adequately research the most appropriate next steps to take.
Below are some of the key pointers that the team at Study Online Australia discuss with our students who are considering an extension to their student visa:
We help our students choose from a diverse range of English, Vocational Colleges and Universities within Australia and our experienced education counsellors assist to find the right course. We’ll explain your entry requirements, cover the enrolment processes, and assist with your student visa application.
Study Online Australia contributed to the Guinness Word Record Attempt!
When the Biggest English organisers approached our Study Online Australia team about sponsoring the Biggest English Lesson in Word, we didn't need to think twice. We were so excited about this event and signed among the first sponsors.
For the first time in history, educational institutions, language colleges, and international students gathered to show the world that Australia is a top destination for study and travel.
On the 12th February 2016, the ICONIC Bondi Beach received 3000 international students. In total, students from 62 different nationalities attended an unprecedented outdoor live English lesson and a Guinness World Record attempt!
Study Online Australia students contributed at this special event as well. We were very lucky that weather was great and everything was just perfect. Our students enjoyed it and improved their English during the Biggest English Lesson in the World.
Today I’ve prepared some information that may prove useful if you’re looking to transfer money out of Australia. Please note that money is serious stuff and the following information does not constitute financial advice. You should always conduct your own research, be sure to read the product disclosure statements for products you’re interested in and seek financial advice if you’re not sure.
A list of possible fees occurred in overseas money transfers include (but are not limited to):
Some options for institutions that can assist to transfer money include:
Study Online Australia tips:
Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact our Study Online Australia team.
Today I would like to talk about hospitality industry in Australia. The hospitality industry offers great job opportunities for international students seeking part-time and casual employment. In general, there is more hospitality jobs offered in the bigger cities but it can be more competitive at the same time. If you have work experience in the hospitality environment, it may be easier to get a job. For those who do not have any work experience within hospitality industry, don’t worry! The work experience is not always required.
When is the best time of year to working in hospitality?
Hospitality work is available during the whole year however the best time for casual job opportunities increase from September until January due to both the Christmas/New Year period and the warmer summer weather.
How to get hospitality job?
What types of hospitality jobs are offered in hospitality industry?
There are a lot of jobs which you can do in hospitality. It is all about working with people and finding the place which suits you and where you feel welcome.
There’s endless variety of places within Australian hospitality industry where you can work, such as; bars, cafes, restaurants, casinos, backpacker hostels, holiday resorts, boutique hotels and entertainment venues like theatres and stadiums to name just a few.
A list of hospitality companies
Job Search Websites
Hope it helps you finding the right job.
Should you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact Study Online Australia team.