8. How to live in Australia for 6 months or 1 year?
If your plan is to come to live in Australia for 6 months or 1 year, you have two options mainly, the Student Visa or the Work and Holiday visa.
Both visas allow you to work, although they have their peculiarities, for example the W&H Visa does not allow you to work more than 6 months with the same employer and the student visa allows you to work 40 hours every two weeks.
On the other hand, its main difference is in the requirements that are demanded. To obtain the W&H Visa you must be under 35 years old and demonstrate a minimum level of English through an official certificate, while the student visa does not require any type of language or age requirement, regardless of your nationality.
On the other hand there is the issue of places, where the student visa does not have a limited number of places while the W&H visa does.
Our advice is that if you are thinking of coming for 6 months and then decide to renew, you will have to pay the visa fees again, while if you contract your course for a longer duration, You will save money when you have to renew your visa. Keep this in mind because it happens to many of us 😉