Whilst living in Australia it is crucial that you always have a valid student visa. If you wish to extend your study you will need to be especially careful to make sure you continue to meet visa requirements. You must take responsibility for your own visa.
As an international student on a student visa, you have a number of visa conditions you must meet:
You must also ensure that you:
This list of conditions is not exhaustive. More information about visa requirements can be found at the Department of Home Affairs (HA).
If you wish to extend your visa, make sure you begin the process well before your visa expires. You should consult with a Student Adviser International (by booking an appointment here or contacting Campus Central) and/or the Department of Home Affairs (HA) to ensure you understand the process of extending your visa.
As part of the visa renewal process, you will need to fill out a form to request a Confirmation of Enrolment. Remember, your CoE may only be extended in compassionate or compelling circumstances. The form will need to be approved/signed by your Program Director and accompanied with a new study plan approved by your program director. It must then be lodged at Campus Central and can take up to a week to process - so make sure you allow enough time before your visa expires. See more detail below in Frequently Asked Questions.
When ready, the CoE will be emailed to your student email account. You can then use it to apply for an extension of your student visa through the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
You must ensure that you are enrolled in at least one internal course in each compulsory study period and you must not undertake more than 33% of your total program externally (includes online).