Your student visa will be subject to a range of conditions. If you do not meet those conditions, your visa may be cancelled.
For information about visa conditions, please refer to the Department of Home Affairs.
Note that your visa will be issued for the course(s) listed on your Swinburne Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE). If you change or extend your course at Swinburne, you may need to change your visa or visa details.
Restrictions apply to changes and extensions. Please refer to the Department of Home Affairs for more information.
If you’re under 18 years of age, your parent/s must nominate a guardian before the Department of Home Affairs will consider your student visa application.
The Department of Home Affairs requires your guardian to:
- live in Australia
- be at least 21 years of age
- be related to you
- be of good character.
Note that the Department of Home Affairs defines a relative as a parent, step-parent, brother, sister, grandparent, aunt, uncle, step-aunt, step-uncle, spouse, de facto partner, child, step-child, step-brother, step-sister, grandchild, niece, nephew, step-grandparent, step-grandchild, step-niece or step-nephew of the applicant.
If you do not have a relative who lives in Australia, your parents will need to arrange for you to stay in accommodation approved by Swinburne. They will also need to contact a Swinburne-approved care provider agency before we will issue a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) and a Confirmation of Appropriate Accommodation and Welfare (CAAW) form.
Swinburne recommends the following care provider agencies:
If you plan to bring your family to Australia, please check conditions outlined by the Department of Home Affairs or contact your nearest Australian diplomatic mission.
Note that your student visa assessment criteria may change if your family is accompanying you to Melbourne.
Learn more about bringing your family to Melbourne.