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February 2014

Personal problems affecting studies

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Personal problems affecting studies

  • Seek treatment from a professional.
  • If you are having difficulties in your course talk to your student advisor.

Names of people and education providers in this story are fictional for the purposes of this case study.

Swati successfully completed a Certificate IV in Business at the Blue Gum Institute and applied for a second visa—a subclass 573 student visa to study a Bachelor in Management at the Australia University. She hoped these skills would help her family’s business in India.

Travel tips for working holiday makers

If you’re coming to Australia as a working holiday maker, we’ve included new travel advice on our website for you. So what are some of the main things to keep in mind?

1.      Take out travel insurance

We strongly encourage all working holiday makers to take out travel insurance before they come to Australia. It is important that you are covered to pay for any medical treatment, loss or theft of personal belongings or other incidents that may happen to you during your stay.

2.      Know the rules about working in Australia

Extending your visa to continue your course

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  • You need to apply for another visa prior to the end of your current visa.

Names of people and education providers in this story are fictional for the purposes of this case study.

Shuxia applied for her visa to do a package course leading to a bachelor degree at Bottlebrush University. She looked forward to living away from home for the first time and studying in Australia.

The first course Shuxia had to undertake was an ELICOS language course. Unfortunately, Shuxia spent to much time enjoying her new life in Australia and did not pass the course. She had to redo the English course again until she passed before she could progress to studying her diploma.

Live the Life Australia

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 There is more to Australia than great career opportunities. The Australian lifestyle includes enjoying the great outdoors, with its beautiful beaches, luscious green rainforests and wonderful weather.

Some of Australia’s major cities have been listed in the top 10 most liveable cities in the world, offering both great work opportunities and lifestyle.

About 2000 people each month are invited to apply for a skilled migration visa by the Australian Government. Check the Skilled Occupation Lists to see if you have the skills Australia needs.

Stopping study to work for a while

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  • You must continue to study.

Names of people and education providers in this story are fictional for the purposes of this case study.

José arrived in Australia on a Vocational Education and Training Sector (subclass 572) student visa.

He was from Peru and came to study in Australia as he had heard it was a great country to receive an education.

José enrolled in a Diploma of Information Technology. He was not sure what career path he would eventually take and felt that information technology was a good starting place.

Changing courses after the first six months

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  • If you have completed six months of the highest qualification course in which your visa was granted, you may choose to change courses or educational sectors.
  • If you choose to change education sectors you must apply for a new visa and continue to study your original course until your new visa is granted for your new course.

 

Names of people and education providers in this story are fictional for the purposes of this case study.

 

Kumar arrived in Australia on a Higher Education Sector (subclass 573) student visa.