Visa Requirements

International students need a student visa to study with us. For detailed information, and to apply, please go to the Department of Home Affairs’ Student Visa webpage. A summary of some key requirements is below.


All international students are required to inform us of their Australian residential address within seven days of arrival in Australia. They must also inform us of any subsequent change of residential address within seven days.

Academic Progress

All international students are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Students who do not maintain satisfactory academic progress may be excluded from their course. SITCM is obliged by law to report all excluded students to the Department of Home Affairs.

Changing Providers

International Student Visa holders wanting to transfer to another education provider before completing the first six months of their principal course of study, will need a Release from SITCM.

Working in Australia

A student visa allows international students to work up to 48 hours per fortnight once their course has commenced and is in session, and unrestricted hours when their course is not in session.

Health Insurance

All international students must have adequate health insurance for their entire stay in Australia. To meet this requirement, most international students need Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC), which helps cover the costs of medical and hospital care, ambulance cover and pharmaceuticals. Find out more here.

You can purchase OSHC from one of the following approved providers: