Student Preparation


Preparing A Successful Visa Application

There are multiple processes you should have in place before you submit your student visa application to the Department of Home Affairs.

Here are some quick steps to take, as follows:

  • Ensure that you meet the Australian Government’s financial requirements.
  • Ensure that your English language competency skills [written and oral] meet the Australian Government’s requirements.
  • Ensure that you meet AAON’s academic or recognition of prior learning requirements in order to gain entry into a [CRICOS registered] vocational Certificate III, IV or Diploma course.
  • We recommend that you engage an AAON agent with the facilitation of your course and visa applications.
  • Ensure that you have received AAON’s Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) before applying for your student visa.
  • Ensure that you have completed a health examination and provide a medical certificate.
  • Ensure that you have purchased a OSHC policy as required by the Australian Government.
  • Before submitting your application, view the Department of Home Affairs document check-list tool and cross-check this with your substantiation documents.
  • Make sure that your application is devoid of errors and spelling mistakes.

Getting ready for the interview

  • Make sure that you understand what your Statement of Purpose will entail. This includes why you have chosen AAON and the desired course, what finances you have in place to support yourself as a full-time student, and what you plan to do upon graduation [whether you wish to enrol again into another interdisciplinary course or diploma, progress to university or secure a position in the Australian healthcare industry].
  • Familiarise yourself with Australian legislation regarding the conditions of a student visa.
  • Make sure that you provide concise and confident answers during the interview with the Department of Home Affairs’ immigration officer. To achieve this, practise a Q + A session with a family member or friend.