You must have a valid
student visa for the whole time you are
studying in Queensland as an international student.
The Australian Government is responsible for all visas issued to international students in Australia. You can find information about student visas on the
Australian Department of Home Affairs (the department) website.
The department has offices located around the world to assist you with your visa application.
Student visa requirements
As a student visa holder, you must comply with the following mandatory requirements:
- You must inform your education provider of your address and contact details and/or any changes to this contact information within 7 days of a change occurring.
- You must have continuous welfare arrangements in place. These arrangements have to be approved by the department or your education provider.
- You must be enrolled in a registered course and engaged in full-time study for the period of your enrolment.
- Payment must be made for the required fees for the course/s in which you are enrolled.
- You must maintain satisfactory course attendance and course progress, and comply with the school’s behaviour policy.
Frequently asked questions about student visa requirements are on our student FAQs page.
Parents or guardians traveling with you
If your parent or a nominated person (as defined by the department) is traveling to Australia with you when you come to study, they can apply for a guardian visa for the purpose of providing care and accommodation for you while you study. Please refer to the
Department of Home Affairs for more information.
Temporary resident visas
For more information, read our temporary resident FAQs.
The school-aged dependants of some visa holders with business skills, provisional and temporary resident visas can access mainstream schooling without the need to pay tuition fees.
However, families with school-aged dependants coming to stay in Queensland should contact us to check whether tuition fees will be required. Contact
Special education services or facilities
All applications by non-permanent residents for entry to special education services or facilities should be discussed with the relevant school and a request for an assessment forwarded to the closest Regional Office, stating the circumstances and/or needs of the student.