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Leading a happy life with enjoyment of the good things the world and nature has to offer, certainly requires a good education and knowledge. We can help you gaining equality in society – An educated person has more chances of having better career options……We at OBCO Migration helps you create new options for studying abroad in a foreign country with vastly learning’s of different cultural norms, languages, and ways of life….

We are your reliable choice if you are looking for a right advice for your Australian visa application.

Studying in Australia:

Australia has been ranked at the top for achieving the quality education in 2016 and Government of Australia is trying hard to keep the education on track with implementing new rules and changes from time to time.

From last decade Australia has become the powerhouse in educating international students providing best facilities, programs and institutions. It is the favorite destination for Asians for higher studies. Australia has been able to give the top ranked universities in world providing strong academic credentials with high rate of employability within or around Australia building best careers.

Education System:

Australian education system provides Primary, Secondary and Territory education – where primary education consists of Primary School, Secondary School and Senior Secondary School.From pre-school and ending up to post graduate studies Australia offers excellent education environment for every student being education as a priority to its government. Parents have chance to choose from numbers of private and public schools to enroll there pupil. Students can opt for different options from Science. Arts, Computers, Technology etc. Australian Universities are world known for its graduates and post graduates and researchers. Education being the most important factor to the economy development government is very much serious about education. Every individual have to study atleast to grade 10.

Australia welcomes Genuine International Students to Australia for School, Vocational and Higher Education

To be eligible to study in Australia student must have been accepted in a registered full time course by an approved institution in Australia
It is crucial for you to choose a reliable and trusted education consultants in Melbourne so that you can make informed decisions about your studies. Should meet Genuine Temporary Entrant Requirements (GTE) which includes:

  • The genuine intention to study the proposed course.
  • Have adequate financial resources to pay Tuition Fee, living and travelling to and from Australia.
  • Detail report on Career Progression
  • Language Ability
  • Family Circumstances in Home Country including Annual Income
  • Family Immigration History.
  • Meet Australian Health and Character Requirements

Student can be allowed to stay Maximum upto 5 years on student visa in Australia with Multiple Travel facility to enter and leave Australia. However the duration of the Visa depends on the duration of the course student has opted for.
Student gets the option to opt the course packaging with multiple programs with college and universities together.

Working While Studying:

Students are allowed to work upto 40 Hours per fortnight during their ongoing program.  Refer to following working condition under student Visa for more detail:

Work conditions for student visa holders

If you are a student visa holder, you and your dependent family members have permission to work included with your visa. You and your family members must not breach the work conditions that apply to their student visa..

Work conditions for student visa holders

You cannot work until you have commenced your course in Australia. Once your course has commenced you are permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours per fortnight when your course isin session, and unlimited hours when your course is not in session.

Family members granted permission to work

Family members:

  • must not start work until the primary visa holder has commenced their course in Australia
  • can work up to 40 hours per fortnight at all times unless the primary visa holder has commenced a course towards a masters or doctoral degree and holds a Student visa (subclass 500). In this case there is no limit on the number of hours a family member might work.

A fortnight is a period of 14 days commencing on any Monday and ending on the second following Sunday.

Tax file number

You must obtain a Tax File Number to be able to work in Australia. This is available from the  Australian Tax Office.

Financial Capacity requirements:
Student should meet the Financial Requirements set by Australian Government for International Students. Normally Financial Capacity Includes –
One Year of Tuition fee
One Year of Living – for self, dependent members. Living Cost amounts set by Australian Government for International students from July 1, 2016 varies as:

  • Student                       AUD 19,830.00
  • Partner/Spouse        AUD 6,940
  • Per child                     AUD 2,970.

Travelling – For self and accompanying Family members. Cost of Travelling has been set to AUD $ 2000.00 for each student and accompanying family member.

Global processing times
  • ​ Postgraduate Research Sector: 75 per cent of applications processed in 51 days
  • Non-Award Sector: 75 per cent of applications processed in 4 days
  • Schools Sector: 75 per cent of applications processed in 31 days
  • Independent ELICOS Sector: 75 per cent of applications processed in 38 days
  • Vocational Education and Training Sector: 75 per cent of applications processed in 46 days
  • Higher Education Sector: 75 per cent of applications processed in 36 days


Please click on the link to the list of Universities, courses and Admission requirements:

Department of Home Affairs has announced changes for student visa application from February 1, 2018 for Living Expenses and Application Processing times.

A Strong GTE Statement (SOP) will be required for success of an application.

All documents including evidence of financial availability, income, Language Proficiency, genuine intensions of study and other GTE requirements, must be provided along with application. Visa Office can provide decision without asking further documents.

Department will no longer provide status of the student visa application due to peak Lodgement of visa applications to Australia.

Cost of annual living amounts to increase

From 1 February 2018, the cost of annual living amounts will increase in line with Australia’s consumer price index. From this date, every application where evidence of funds is required should include the updated cost of living amounts in their calculation of funds:

Student or guardian: AUD$ 20,290
Partner or spouse: AUD$ 7,100
Per Child: AUD$ 3,040