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Subclass 500 Student Visa Streamlined SSVF Risk Factsheet

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) assigns an ‘Immigration Risk’ (level of perceived risk) to each application for a Student visa. The Immigration Risk is decided by the chosen Australian education provider and student’s passport nationality.

The application’s Immigration Risk determines the nature and extent of the requirements that the student must satisfy, including the type of funds required and English language ability.


English Language & Education

As the applicant, you must have the level of English language proficiency and qualifications required by your education provider.

Level of Funds Required

  • The DIBP has set out the amounts in Australian dollars that you must have access to in order to meet the expenses you are likely to incur whilst studying in Australia, as shown in the table below.

You must declare that you have access to sufficient funds to cover these expenses for the period of your intended stay in Australia.

Expense Type Person(s) Covered Amount Required (AUD)*
Travel Main Applicant and Dependent Applicants Return airfare to Australia for EACH applicant
Tuition Fees Main Applicant




Dependent Child Aged 5-18 Years Old

Course Fees (First Year)


Please ask Visainfo Counsellor for the First Years Fees.


$8,000 per year

Living Costs Main Applicant


Each Other Dependent Child

$19,830 per year

$6,940 per year

$2,970 per year

*These amounts are the minimum required for this visa, and do not necessarily represent the actual cost of living in Australia.

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