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Step 6 - Arrival and reception


Step 6 - Arrival and reception

Be sure to make the necessary pre-departure arrangements before you arrive in Australia.

Arriving in Australia

Welcome to Australia!
At some stage during your flight to Australia you will be handed an Incoming Passenger Card to fill in. Answer the questions accurately and truthfully, especially those about the items in your luggage that you may have to declare to Customs officials.
If you’re unsure of where to go or what to do when you disembark from your flight in Australia, ask an official for help. They will guide you.

Step 5 - Pre-departure


Step 5 - Pre-departure

Before making final preparations for your trip, ensure your student visa is granted.

Institution admission notice and information package

Step 4 - Applying for a visa


Step 4 - Applying for a visa

Before you can apply for a visa, you should get a letter of offer from the institution you applied for. See the admission application page for more information.

Obtaining information on visas

International students must have a valid student visa for the duration of their studies in Australia. You should check with the Australian Embassy in your country to see if you are eligible to apply for a student visa before obtaining official confirmation of your enrolment and paying tuition fees. You will only be issued with a student visa for study in Australia if you seek to undertake a full-time course that is accredited and registered by the Australian Government. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) also has offices in many countries, check their website for locations.

Step 3 - Applying for admission


Step 3 - Applying for admission

The application process

Once you have done your research and determined your preference for course and education provider, you need to complete an application from. Your provider will then make an assessment as to your suitability to undertake the course. If they determine your application as suitable you will be made an offer of a place for enrolment and be provided with a written agreement.