So, your current visa is about to expire. You can access a 2nd or 3rd Working Holiday Visa…Work Visas like sponsorship are harder and harder to obtain. There is one option left to prolong your visa! 

The Student Visa (subclass 500). And for that, you need to find the cursus that fits to get it. 


Personal project, passion or professional project. In Australia, you can study all types of topics and at all levels. From agriculture to photography or even business or Yoga! However, you need to select a course that is approved by the Australian Department of Home Affairs. This is a mandatory criterion to be eligible. There are three types of courses that you can choose from: 




You can decide to continue your studies and to obtain a Bachelor, a Master or even an MBA. These courses are indeed more expensive. However, these degrees are internationally recognised. They are also valued by recruiters in Europe and in Australia. 


More info on the way it works here


2 – SHORT COURSES (also called VET)


There are 3 different levels of short courses:

  • Certificate
  • Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma

These courses have a more operational focus on the job that you’ve chosen. This will help you be ready to work more quickly. You can choose to study a field that you are interested in via a flexible course. This way you will have more time to enjoy Australia!


The Pros?

These short courses are more affordable than higher education. It’s the perfect solution to prolong your adventure in Australia. But also, to improve your current skills or get new ones. You can even launch your own business. 

The cheapest ones start at $70/ week. 

More information on the courses you can choose from here




This program helps you to quickly improve your level of English or to get ready for an international English Exam such as IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL, Cambridge and others. 

It’s perfect if you have just arrived in Australia and that your English is not so good. This will surely help you get a job faster. The duration of these courses varies and can vary from 2 weeks, to get you started, to 1 year to perfect your level. 

All the english courses you can choose from- here


We are available if you have any questions on the courses that would best fit your project. Send us a few lines on your project and we will get back to you within 24H!


Good Luck!

The studyBird team.