Extending your stay
If you have completed your studies and you wish to extend your stay in Australia you will need to apply for another visa. Usually you can only apply for another visa if you do not have a 'No Further Stay' condition on your current student visa.
International Student Services holds information sessions about visa options, including visitor and student visas, occupational trainee and employer sponsored visas, and General Skilled Migration visas. Only 15 places are available per session.
choose "Extending Your Stay session" from the list after you log in
- Monday, 3 June 2013
- Thursday, 20 June 2013
- Friday, 5 July 2013
- Monday, 15 July 2013
- Thursday, 1 August 2013
- Thursday, 15 August 2013
- Monday, 26 August 2013
Location: 1pm - 2pm, Meeting Room (Level 1), Baldwin Spencer Building
If you are planning to attend your graduation ceremony or go on a holiday in Australia, you can apply for a tourist visa. You may be asked to provide a copy of your academic transcript (ordering an academic transcript) showing that you have completed your course. Applications for a tourist visa must be lodged in person at the nearest DIAC office. This visa does not allow you to work.
If you have accepted an offer of place in a CRICOS registered course, you will have to obtain a Confirmation of Enrolment (COE) and lodge an application for a student visa.
If you have completed your degree course and wish to undertake practical training, you may be eligible to apply for an Occupational Trainee visa (Subclass 422). The training must be closely related to the course you have completed or a requirement for registration in a profession. First you must find an organisation in Australia that is able to sponsor and nominate for training. When your nomination is lodged or approved, you can lodge an application for the Occupational Trainee visa.
If you have recently completed one or more Australian qualifications which required at least two years of full-time study, you may be eligible to apply for a permanent or temporary visa under the General Skilled Migration program. There are various temporary and permanent visa options available for independent or sponsored applicants in Australia.
If a prospective employer is able to sponsor you to work in Australia, you may be eligible to apply for an employer sponsored visa.