Studying in Australia for less than 3 month
If you intend to study for less than 4 months in Australia you do not need to apply for a student visa: You may undertake any course of study for a maximum period of three months on a Visitor visa or Working Holiday visa.
However, there are advantages to study for a Student visa.
If you are studying on a visitor visa you:
- do not have access to Australia's subsidised student health cover
- are not able to study for more than three months
- are generally not able to change status to an overseas student in Australia
- do not have work permission.