Student Guardian visa SC590

What you can do with this visa

  • come to Australia to provide care and support for a student visa holder who is under 18 years of age (or over 18 in exceptional circumstances)
  • care for more than one student
  • study an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) for less than 20 hours per week, or any other study or training for no more than 3 months

How long you can stay

Usually depends on the length of the student visa holder’s stay or when that student turns 18.


  • Holding an eligible substantive visa if applying in Australia
  • Must be a parent, a custodian or a relative
  • Must be able to provide accommodation, general welfare and support to the student.
  • Have enough money for your stay
  • Make welfare arrangements for dependants overseas
  • Have adequate health insurance
  • Be a genuine temporary entrant
  • Meet Health and Character requirements
  • Bringing children
  • Not have had a visa cancelled or a previous application refused while in Australia.
  • Have no debt to the Australian Government
  • Best interests of an applicant under 18.

Common Visa Conditions

8101 – No work

8106 – Work limitation

8201 – Maximum 3 months study

8501 – Maintain adequate health insurance

8502 – Not arrive before person specified in visa

8516 – Continue to satisfy the criteria for the grant of the visa

8534 – No further stay

8537 – Live with the student and provide for their accommodation, support and welfare

8538 – Not leave Australia without the student without our approval

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