Australian Vocational Training Student Visa



International students who have been accepted to study in a registered Certificate I-IV (except ELICOS) course, diploma, advanced diploma, vocational graduate certificate or a vocational graduate diploma are required to hold an Australian Vocational Training Student visa.

Australia's Vocational Education and Training (VET) system provides training to students that is both practical and career-oriented. Students studying in Australia can develop their own career path through a mix of study and practical work.

Australian Vocational Training Student Visa Basic Requirements



To be eligible to apply for a Vocational Training Student visa, applicants are required to:

  • be enrolled in a registered Vocational Education and Training (VET) course;

  • have adequate English language ability;

  • have financial means to support themselves; and

  • obtain overseas student health insurance cover for the duration of their stay in Australia.


Australian Vocational Training Student Visa Entitlements



An Australian Vocational Training Student visa is a temporary visa valid for the duration of the Vocational Education and Training (VET) course. Successful applicants and holders of an Australian Vocational Training Student visa are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week during term and unlimitedly during term breaks.

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