1. Independent ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students)
ELICOS (non-award and Certificate I–IV) as a stand-alone course. Students undertaking ELICOS as a pre-requisite to another course must apply for a visa under the subclass appropriate to the main course.
Primary school; secondary school including junior and senior secondary and approved secondary exchange programs.
3. Vocational education and training (VET)
Certificate I, II, III, and IV; VET diploma and VET advanced diploma.
4. Higher education (HE)
Bachelor degree; associate degree; graduate certificate; graduate diploma; HE diploma; HE advanced diploma and masters by coursework.
5. Postgraduate research
Masters by research degree and Doctoral degree.
Enabling course; non-award foundation studies and other full-time courses or components of courses not leading to an Australian award.
7. AusAID or Defence
Full-time courses of all types undertaken by AusAID or Defence students sponsored by the Australian Government.