Do you have to study at the same level?
Students who are studying through SSVF (Simplified Student Visa Framework) must study at the same level or higher. If you wish to study at a lower level, for instance from a bachelor degree to a diploma program, then you’ll have to apply for another student visa.
Will changing courses affect your student visa?
Students should make sure that they should study at the same level or higher level of Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level for which they got visa granted.
If you would like to study on lower level or switch university, then please Vision Consultants for lodgement of new student visa because transferring to lower level course will lead to breach of your visa conditions.
Can you take a break from studying in Australia?
Usually gap between studies should not be more than 2 months unless its end of term break or education provider default or you finish your course and applying new visa. In case, if you want to go back to your country, please inform to your provider and request for deferral. Please make sure you should have new/revised COE at time of entry to Australia.
When can I change course in Australia?
If you change course to one at the same institution (and at the same level), there is typically no specified time period that you must wait. Different institutions may have different rules, so you should always check your specific policy. In this case, you will not need a new visa unless yours is due to expire.
However, if you want to attend a different institution in Australia and want a change of provider, you should have completed at least six months of your current course. If not, you will need to seek the permission of your current institution and provide them with a letter of offer from the new institution. If successful, you will receive a letter of release.
If unsuccessful, there are a few options available. You can appeal internally, or appeal to either your State/Territory Ombudsman or the Overseas Student Ombudsman for a change of provider..
For more information about how to change course, Australia education counsellors like the ones at Vision Consultants can help.
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