Student visas are for persons who wish to undertake a course of formal study. Persons who wish to undertake a course of less than three months' duration may study while holding a Tourist visa.
All students intending to apply for a student visa should check the Assessment Level and requirements that will apply to their application on the DIAC website
Student visas are only available to students who wish to undertake a registered course on a full-time basis. Visas are not available to part-time students or for studies by correspondence. For details of full-time, registered courses refer to the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations website
Students should also refer to the Study in Australia