If an overseas student is already studying 20 hours/week, are they allowed to study another course in their own time?
An overseas student in Australia on a student visa is permitted to undertake additional study (that is, a course of education or training) at the same time as the principal course for which they hold a student visa. However, any course undertaken by a student visa holder must be registered on CRICOS. Only a CRICOS registered provider can deliver courses to overseas students on student visas.
A student on a student visa who is seeking to undertake additional study should be aware of the requirements of their student visa and the need to:
- remain enrolled in a registered course
- achieve satisfactory course attendance, and
- progress in their principal course of study.