Each institution has its own different intake dates around the year, but July would be the most appropriate time. This can be further discussed with PTAA Australia Education team.

A deposit is usually good to go. The amount of deposit will be determined by the relevant institution in the Letter of Offer.

There are several fees associated with a course such as tuition fees, enrolment fees and other administrative fees. The question of whether you can get a full refund, a partial refund or no refund at all of any of these fees’ rests with the reason why you cannot travel anymore and the timing factor including whether your course program has commenced or not.

Some of the reasons that can warrant a full/partial refund is the refusal of your student visa in the case where the visa is not granted, or, where the student visa has been granted but you cannot travel anymore due to unforeseen compassionate and compelling reasons such as your own sudden illness and/or death or the sudden illness and/ or death of a close family member. Further, if you can be fully or partially refunded, there is strict refund guidelines and time limits that must be adhered to. The relevant refund guidelines and time limits will be elaborately illustrated in the relevant institutions’ Letter of Offer in the Refund Policy.


There is a very slim chance that you can be called for an interview; however, this is always at the discretion of the Immigration Officer processing your visa application. While it is highly advisable to be prepared for an interview just in case, this should not catch you by surprise as PTAA Australia Education offshore will be there to guide, advice and get you thoroughly prepared for an interview, if any.

PTAA Australia Education offshore can advise that your student visa will allow you to work part-time during your study sessions and full-time during study breaks. But while your student visa allows you to work, it is paramount to strictly acknowledge that the main purpose of your student visa is for you to study in Australia and therefore should remain a genuine student at all times.

PTAA Australia Education offshore can advise that you can always include your family in your student visa application and bring them with you to Australia if the visa is granted. While you must attend school, your spouse (partner/husband /wife) is not required to attend school. However, if you have school-aged child/children, you must enroll them in a school like any other children in Australia and pay their relevant school fees.

PTAA Australia Education offshore can advise that you can travel to Australia alone and have your family join you in Australia at the appropriate  a later time, as long as you declare your family in your initial student visa application.

PTAA Australia Education offshore can advise that it is very probable to have someone visit you any time during your study program

PTAA Australia Education offshore can advise that your student visa allows multiple entry entitlements, meaning that you can travel back home and back to Australia at any point during your study program.
However, it is highly advisable to travel during your study breaks so not to interfere with your
academic progress and attendance, unless you have compelling and compassionate grounds such as illness or death of a close family member .

PTAA Australia Education can assist with organizing temporary accommodation for you; Your institution will also advise you more about accommodation during orientation; Another option is, if any, having a friend and/or relative host you temporarily. In any case, you will be required to pay for rent, food and other bills during this temporary stay period, while you get yourself settled in Australia and find your own place of choice .

While Australia has a robust public transport (buses, trams and trains), it is highly recommended you have your own car for transport means. A car is not a luxury item in Australia but rather an extremely important necessity. Do your best to bring with you a Driver’s License

Your overseas health insurance cover will help cover majority of your hospital, medical and clinical bills. On the other hand, you will be required to cover the pharmacy and/or medication prescription costs.