The Australian Government has recommenced granting visas in all locations outside of Australia. This means that when borders re-open, students will be able to make arrangements to travel to Australia with no visa delay.
Any online or remote study done due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions will also be counted towards the Australian study requirements for a post-study work visa as long as you have a valid visa during this study.
This means that if you start studying online in Semester 2, 2021, it will be counted towards your study requirements for post-study work visa as long as you hold a student visa whilst undertaking this study. You may also be eligible for a visa fee waiver for a visa extension directly related to COVID-19. You can find the latest student visa information and news on the Department of Home Affairs website.