Australia introduced a simplified student visa framework (SSVF) on July 1st 2016. Under the SSVF all visa applications by international students and education agents are processed online by creating an account on ImmiAccount
This visa allows you to stay in Australia to study full-time in a recognised education institution.Eligible family members can accompany you to Australia.
Before you apply for this visa, you must have:
This visa allows you to stay in Australia for the duration of your course.
|Duration of course||Duration of visa|
|Longer than 10 months and finishing at the end of the Australian academic year (November – December)||Your visa will usually be granted to March 15 of the following year.|
|Longer than 10 months (finishing January - October)||Your visa will usually be granted for two months longer than the duration of your course.|
|10 months or less||Your visa will usually be granted for one month longer than the duration of your course.|
More information can be found at : https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/student-500/length-of-stay