Student Visa Subclass 500 Conditions after the visa has been granted.

Any international student who is granted a subclass 500 student visa has the following mandatory conditions imposed on them. These conditions imply that the visa student visa holder must comply to rules within these conditions.

The Primary applicant (The applicant who is going to study) of the student visa has the following mandatory conditions imposed on them

1. Visa Condition 8105: The holder of the student visa subclass 500 must not engage in any work in Australia before his/her course commences. During the period of study, the student should not engage in work for more than 40 hours a fortnight. Fortnight means a period commencing on a Monday. International students enrolled into master’s degree by Research and Doctoral degree are not restricted to 40 hours a fortnight if the work is part of their course requirement.

2. Visa Condition 8202: An international student who is a defense student, foreign affairs students or secondary exchange student only need to study a full-time course.

But for all other international students on a subclass 500 students must be enrolled into a full-time registered course (CRICOS registered course). The change of course cannot be to the lower level of AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework) for the level the visa was granted unless the drop is from AGF Level 10 to AQF Level 9 course.

3. Visa condition 8501: The student visa subclass 500 holder must maintain adequate arrangements for health insurance while the holder is in Australia. For satisfying this condition an international student must take out an OSHC cover (Overseas Student Health cover).

It is very important for international students to know that the OSHC cover should be taken out from the date an international student intends to travel to Australia and not the date of course commencement. It is also recommended that the OSHC cover is taken for at least 2 months more after the date of course completion. This is recommended so that the case officer is not forced to only grant the visa till the date of course competition.

4. Visa Condition 8516:The student visa holder must continue to satisfy the criteria for the grant of their visa.

5. Visa Condition 8517: The student visa holder must maintain adequate arrangements for the education of their school-age dependants who are in Australia for more than 3 months as a dependant on their visa.

6. Visa Condition 8532: If the student visa holder has not turned 18 years of age, the holder must stay with their parent or with a relative approved by the parent who is at least 21 years of age and of good character. The arrangement for the holder’s accommodation, general welfare and support must be approved by the education provider of the student and the student must not enter Australia before the date nominated by the education provider.

The following conditions are not mandatory but may be imposed:

7. Visa Condition 8303: The student visa holder must not become involved in activities disruptive to, or violence threatening harm to, the Australian community or a group within the Australian community. Example: Promoting extremist views in Australia.

8. Visa Condition 8534: Student visa holders who are in Australia,will not be granted a new substantive visa, other than:

  • a Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa, or
  • a Subclass 590 (Student Guardian) visa, or
  • a Protection visas.

For all secondary applicants (Family members of the student visa holder, Example: Spouse and Children) have the following mandatory conditions imposed:

1. Visa condition 8501: The student visa subclass 500 holder must maintain adequate arrangements for health insurance while the holder is in Australia. For satisfying this condition an international student must take out an OSHC cover (Overseas Student Health cover).

It is very important for international students to know that the OSHC cover should be taken out from the date an international student intends to travel to Australia and not the date of course commencement. It is also recommended that the OSHC cover is taken for at least 2 months more after the date of course completion. This is recommended so that the case officer is not forced to only grant the visa till the date of course competition.

2. Visa Condition 8516: The student visa holder must continue to satisfy the criteria for the grant of their visa.

3. Visa Condition 8104: The secondary applicant of the student visa holder is restricted to 40 hours a fortnight. They need to comply with the same conditions of the primary applicant described in condition 8105 above.

4. Visa Condition 8518: A secondary applicant of the student visa who has not turned 18 years of age mut maintain adequate arrangements for their education in Australia.

5. Visa Condition 8210: For a secondary applicant of a student visa who has turned 18 years old and who is in Australia, must not engage, for more than 3 months, in any studies or training.

IMPORTANT: Further conditions can and may be imposed on citizens of Iran and depending on the circumstances of the visa holder. This advice is only general in nature and does not constitute migration advice.

If you need migration advice, contact us at Oracle Immigration Consultants. You can book an appointment with our RMA (Registered Migration Agent) in Bundoora or Geelong for your migration inquiries. If you need to enrol in any major Australian University or college and want help in guidance to select a course, we have a qualified education consultant who helps you with stress free enrolment according to your career objectives.

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