VIC On Working Holiday Visa - Apply for Student Visa?

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loles

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17 October 2014
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Hi,

I spent the last 2 years in Australia on a working holiday visa and asked for a tourist visa to continue my trip.
Unfortunately, my tourist visa has been refused by the Department of Immigration (not compatible with my previous visa). I'm now on a bridging visa which gives me 28 days to leave the country.
My plan would be then to leave and apply for a student visa that would allow me to get a new diploma and finish travelling at the same time.

Do you think that I have a chance to obtain my student visa offshore after that refusal?

Thank you for your help!
 

Sarah J

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16 July 2014
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Hi loles,

If the tourist visa was declined solely on the ground that it was incompatible with your current visa, then I do not see why you would have a problem with applying for a student visa after your visa finishes. You will need to have an education institution capable of sponsoring you.

You may also wish to look into applying for a tourist visa (again) after the termination of your current visa. Perhaps it was just a condition of your working-holiday visa that you cannot apply for another tourist visa whilst still being on the working-hoilday visa.

I would suggest speaking with Immigration Australia to confirm.