How to apply for international students
How many hours can international students work in Australia?From 1 July 2023, the number of work hours allowed during study terms and semesters will be capped at the increased amount of 48 hours per fortnight, during study terms and semesters. Find out more at Study Australia.
All people working in Australia have basic rights and protections in the workplace, including minimum pay and conditions. The Fair Work Ombudsman makes sure that these rights are protected and enforced fairly under Australia’s workplace laws. For more information, please visit Fair Work.
What is a full-time study load?International students on a student visa must be enrolled in a full-time study load.
A full-time study load is determined by EFTSL (Equivalent Full-Time Student Load) and not hours per week. You must be studying a minimum of one EFTSL per academic year. For example; if you have 24 subjects to complete over three years, you will be required to enrol in 8 subjects per academic year x 3 = 24. Please remember your three trimesters are compulsory study periods.
Can I study my course online?International students must study no more than one-third (33%) of their total subjects online. You must study at least one (1) face-to-face subject in each compulsory study period (unless it’s the last subject required to complete the course). For more information, please read the enrolment policy.
International students on a student visa are required to study full time i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.
Can I return to my home country and continue my study from there?
If you do choose to return to your home country, we can provide you with the opportunity to continue studying online, however, your visa requirements may be compromised. Please reach out to your education or migration agent directly for more information about your visa conditions and how these may be impacted if you do return home.
I am under 18. Are there any changes to how I apply and accept an offer?If you are under 18, have an offer to study with Torrens University Australia, and plan to travel to Australia on a student visa, you will need to have formal arrangements in place for accommodation and welfare before the Department of Home Affairs will process your visa. We are guided by requirements set out in the ESOS Framework. For more information about studying in Australia when you are under 18, visit the Department of Home Affairs or contact our International Student Advisors.
What are the implications of online study for my international student visa?International student visa conditions state you must not enrol into more than a third or 33 percent of online subjects over your course and must study at least one subject that is face-to-face in each trimester. All face-to-face courses are also available for online mode of delivery. Please note that due to COVID-19, authorities have provided assurance that exceptions will be made to the usual face-to-face learning requirements. For further information, visit Home Affairs.
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