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Australian entry requirements

For the latest updates on Australian entry requirements please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

You can also keep up to date with Tasmania’s requirements via the Tasmanian Government coronavirus website.

Student visa (Subclass 500)

The student visa (Subclass 500) will enable you to:

  • stay in Australia for the duration of your course
  • enter and exit Australia multiple times
  • work up to 40 hours per fortnight while your course is in session and unlimited hours during scheduled breaks
  • be accompanied by an eligible family members (conditions apply).

We recommend visiting the Department of Home Affairs website for further information on the wide range of Visa options.

Graduate visa options

  • Temporary Graduate Visa

Upon graduating from a university of vocational course if you wish to live and work in Tasmania you will be eligible to apply for a Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485).

This visa will allow you to stay in Australia from 18 months up to four years depending on the course you have graduated from.

Please refer to the Department of Home Affairs for more information regarding this visa.

  • State nominated migration

In recognition of the significant contribution migrants make to Tasmania’s economy and cultural diversity, the state government actively pursues graduates who have the skills that Tasmania needs.

As a Tasmanian Graduate who intends to live and work in Tasmania, you may be eligible for state-nomination (Visa Subclass 190 and 489) in Tasmania’s business and skilled migration program.

The Migration Tasmania website has all the information you need if you are interested in living and working in Tasmania upon completion of studies.