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Different Types Of Australian Student Visas For International Students – PART 2

Temporary Activity Visa – Subclass 408

This visa is not particularly for study. Instead, it encompasses many short-term work or activities, which include sporting and religious activities. Types of Temporary Activity visas are as follows:

Australian Government Endorsed Events – Covid-19 Pandemic Event

This type is commonly known as the ‘Pandemic Visa’. This visa permits you to stay in Australia if you have no other visa options available and cannot travel outside Australia because of the Covid-19 travel restrictions. Additionally, if you are employed in an industry sector that is essential such as food processing, agriculture, aged care, disability care, child care, or tourism and hospitality, this temporary visa permits you to reside in Australia to work for up to 12 months. However, if you are not employed in a critical sector, this visa may permit you to stay up till 3 months.

The Australian Government Endorsed Events

This temporary visa permits you to come to Australia to partake in events which are approved by the Australian Government, for instance, through this visa, you are allowed to participate in the Post Covid-19 Economic Recovery event.

Research Activities

This visa permits you to participate in a research project at an Australian tertiary or research institute. You and any family member(s) accompanying you on this visa can stay for 2 years in Australia.

What Is The Cost of An Australian Temporary Activity Visa?

The fee for applying for a Temporary Activity visa – Subclass 408 starts from $315 for the primary applicant, including charges for any family members accompanying you.

Working Holiday/Work And Holiday Visas – Subclass 417, 462

Both, the Working Holiday visa – Subclass 417 and Work and Holiday visa – subclass 462 permit you to stay in Australia for up to 12 months. You can also work in Australia to financially support yourself. The Working Holiday visa – subclass 417 is created for citizens from specific countries, while the Work and Holiday visa – subclass 462 is for citizens from other qualifying countries.

You can do a short-term job to finance yourself, along with studying for four months. Usually, you have to be between the ages of 18 and 30-35 and should not be accompanied by dependent children on your trip.

What is The Cost of An Australian Working Holiday Visa?

For both, the Working Holiday visa and the Work and Holiday visa, the charges for applying are $495. If you decide to extend either type of visa, you have to pay another $495 upon applying for an extension.

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