Student Visa Issues

Australian Student Visa

The Australian Government approves student visas for study in Australia. The Australian Government determines the requirements for the issue of a student visa.

The Australian Government operates an Overseas Student program that allows people who are not Australian citizens or Australian permanent residents to study in Australia . If you wish to study in Australia you must first obtain a student visa.

To be eligible for a student visa you must be accepted for full-time study for the whole or part of the education program you intend to do with USQ-SEC and also meet a number of assessment factors and general requirements that have been established by the Australian Government.

The University of Southern Queensland is a registered provider of education with the Australian Government (CRICOS Institution Code No. Qld 00244B NSW 02225M).

For all information and advice on applying for your visa ask USQ’s representative or make contact with your nearest Australian Embassy, Consulate or High Commission. For latest general information please visit the Department of Home Affairs website

Australian Student Visa information –

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Dependant Family members

If you have dependants travelling with you to Australia you need to ensure they are covered in your student visa application. School-aged dependants accompanying you to Australia will be required to pay full fees if they are enrolled in either government or non-government schools.

For further information and updates relating to dependants please visit

For information on schools in New South Wales please refer to: and

It is also compulsory that you and your dependants have valid health cover.